Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Caca Has Hit The Oscillator !

First and foremost, an emergency Cat's Ass Trophy (CAT) Award is hereby awarded to AOL for letting AOL journalists know in October know that J-land is shutting down in November. The reason being given is that AOL is not making enough money.

Here's a suggestion. Fire all of the non-English speaking, Indian hacks that are posing as AOL technicians and hire Americans. Then, re-invest time and money into AOL Journals.

In the interim, I suggest that everyone start making an email list of all their favorite journalists as a means of contacting them when a new site for J-Land can be found. It seems to me that if a good blog site is contacted by J-Land representatives (to be determined) with the proposition that a good number of journalists will subscribe, the outcome will be better for all.

I have begun making inquiries today and will do so for the rest of the time available until J-Land shuts down. If anyone has any thoughts or ideas on this subject please contact me.

It's day two of let's find a way to further screw up the economy, headed chiefly by those zany, thieving politicians whose antics keep us on our toes. You have to understand that most politicians are not too bright by definition, for if they were, they'd be the ones escaping on golden parachutes.

Nay, my little buttercups, politicians trek through life unaware of the definition of economics and morality, staying steadfast to their plans to collect as much monies as they can get away with. The few who are already wealthy and/or educated, are only serving in politics to fluff their egos and further their legacies.

You see, smart people don't become politicians. They make as much as 100 times more than politicians and have no time for, or interest in, the politics of America. They do, however, use these little pinheads to further their own interest by contributing directly or indirectly to the politician's pockets. So, be patient, my little gun-toters, their doing the best that they can considering what they have to work with. I'm Jimmy and I approved this statement.

The Pictures: All the cat lovers, who, while enjoying yesterday's dog pictures, asked for equal time. So, today's pic's are from the world of cats. Cat's are a delicate bunch and not big on performing stupid people tricks. Rather, they are aware that cats were worshiped as gods many years age and they have never forgotten that.

It is unwise to meddle with cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer. They suffer from many different ailments but I have never met one who suffered from insomnia. They are also much smarter than dogs. If you do not believe this, try to get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow. One of my girlfriends once told me. "It's either me or the cat." I miss her, sometimes.

This Date In History: 1791; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart conducts the premiere of his singspeil "The Magic Flute," just over two months before his death. 1927; Outfielder Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees hits his 60th home run of the season, breaking his own record and setting a mark that would last until 1961.

1946; Following World War II, the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany sentences 11 leaders of Nazi Germany, including Field Marshall Hermann Goring, to death for crimes during the war. 1949; The Berlin airlift, caused by the Soviet blockade of overland traffic to West Berlin, ends after more than 277,000 flights from Western nations, which supplied the city with food and fuel for nearly 11 months.

1955; Actor James Dean dies at the age of 24 in an automobile accident in California, having starred in only three motion pictures. 1972; Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente collects the 3,000th and final hit of his career, three months before dying in a plane crash while on an earthquake relief mission.

Birthdays: My pal and fellow AREA 51 member, Anne. Have a happy birthday, Baby! (19XX), Park Chung Hee, South Korean president and brother of Park Place (1917), Truman Capote, writer (1924), Robin Roberts, baseball pitcher and brother of Robin Redbreast (1926), Elie Wiesel, novelist (1928), Martha Hingis, tennis player (1980).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Thanks to my pal, Garnett for the following quips.

Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony wasn't much, but the reception was excellent.

A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse. "But why," they asked, as they moved off. "Because", he said, "I can't stand chess-nuts boasting in an open foyer."

Mahatma Gandhi, a famed maker of excellent rice, walked barefoot most of the time. This produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him..... A super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.

That's it for today my little mongeese. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !


plieck30 said...

Awww thanks for the cat pictures. The first one looks like a cat we had years ago named Junior. We suspected he was fathered by the neighborhood Tom. Paula

rjsisti said...

Finally, I had to reboot and go back on AOL and finally was able to open the comment section.  This whole site is falling apart.

I'm fuming mad about this situation with AOL Journals shutting down.

You are certainly right "The Caca Has Hit the Oscillator!"

Maybe the migration maybe easy to transfer over.  I already have an account with blogger.com but only used it a few times before starting AOL Journal which was easier to use.  I wonder if my account that is already opened with them will be an easy transfer over for Roses Are Read at least.  

Hugs, Rose

robinngabster said...

I cannot even beging to express how sick I am over this...

bamawmn46 said...

And before it's all gone, you need to post the story of how Area 51 began.

You Promised.
Time is short.

luvrte66 said...

I'll be maintaining my AOL journal for a while as we move over, but my new home will be:


See y'all there!


midwestvintage said...

 I am so ticked about this I can't even express how mad I am.  All my pictures, all my friends journals.  Its like destroying a community.  With so little warning.  AAARRRGGGGGHHHHHH.  Let us know where you land.


tsalagiman1 said...

They are destroying a community.  I haven't seen anything like AOL Journals anywhere else.  Some J-Landers have said they aren't going to journal anymore.  The CEO's reason that AOL Journals isn't making enough money was the height of oxymorons!  AOL Journals is a FREE SERVICE!  Geeez!  I've looked at some other blog services, but haven't found anything comparable yet, probably won't.  The ones I've experimented with are much more difficult to use than AOL Journals.

I agree with your proposal to increase AOL's bottom line. I just wonder if the migration to Blogger/Blogspot is going to be as smooth as AOL claims.  I'm going to try to save my journal to my hard drive if possble.  Transfers are always risky business in the computer world.

Will you post a link to your new location when you have it?  I'm making a list of all I can find.