Well, the Great American Posting Bash is about to go on hiatus for my annual baseball road trip with the boys. There are eight (!) of us going this year, and our destination is none other than the Big Apple itself, the city so nice they named it twice, New York City, New York. A fuller report will be made available afterwards, hopefully with more comical stories about homeless people mistaking me for 70's TV stars.
In the interim, today's post is a simple reminder that I've been posting daily for the past week, so take a gander at the past GAPB entries. Also, I'm in the process of tagging part posts with labels to make them easier to search, but it's a real pain in the ass. Some of my posts tend to be, shall we say, stream of consciousness, and I cover many topics. In one of these posts, I may talk about baseball, movies, Lost and all sorts of random nonsense. So which is the most fitting label -- baseball, movies, Lost or random nonsense?
Jeff Spicoli: Make up your mind, dude, is he gonna shit or is he gonna kill us?
So what I'm doing is going through every post and just sticking numerous tags on each. It's pretty time-consuming, so I may not finish this little project until about, oh, 2011. But I figured hey, since I'm already plugging past material, why not single out a few posts that I particularly enjoyed writing from the past two (!) years of my blog?
Sorry about the lack of direct links. For some reason, the link-maker in my blog dashboard isn't working properly. Just cut-and-paste into the address bar at your leisure.
* With Bob Barker's recent retirement, this post is perhaps more timely than ever. Saints be praised that Rosie O'Donnell didn't get hired as the new Price is Right host. Apparently her idea was to 'Broadway it up' with elaborate music numbers, dancers in leotards, etc. Someone at CBS apparently realized that a week's worth of buzz and ratings wouldn't make up for Price Is Right losing 75% of its audience for good.
* My memorium to my lost toque. Like a true idiot, I found the toque the next day. I imagine this is what the guy who wrote Jesus' obituary for the Bethlehem Gazette felt like.
* I attend two amazing concerts and get shot down for a date in the span of five days. Busy as a bee.
* A random collection of things I saw on Front Street in Toronto. It's like a shorter, pithier version of Ulysses with more references to the Trailer Park Boys.
* The following are the few, the proud, and the posts that have garnered the most responses in blog history. Of course, some of these responses came from both myself and from automated advertising bots, but, well, I have no point here. The first post was a series of short book reviews, the second is just all kinds of random junk. The final post is the grand champion, with a jaw-dropping NINE responses. In a related story, nobody reads this blog. This one was all about such topics as Arrested Development, James Marsters and even Christopher Reeve. Quick tasteless joke: what's the opposite of Christopher Reeve? Christopher Walken.
* A nice little look back at the most important day of my pop culture life.
* Well hell, why not last year's baseball trip recap? My quest for a Molitor throwback jersey continues to this day.
* Another baseball-related trip post, this one about attending a Jays/Tigers game in 2005. Who would've known then that the shitty ol' Tigers would win the pennant the next season? I say shitty in a comical sense, given how they beat Toronto by the cartoonish score of 17-6.
* I recently wrote the second part of my 56234-part series about Facebook. Here is part one.
* This one is kind of interesting, and bound to spur some discussion and/or psychoanalysis of me. It's my response to a meme about which fictional characters I'd sleep with. All women, no worries.
* One of my favourite posts because it was just such a totally random thing to come across. I don't even think I needed to write anything -- I could've just copied the segment from the FAQ and been done with it.
* What if Jesus Christ played baseball? I know what you're thinking: "That already happened Mark, he just used the name Roy Halladay."
* My two-part March Madness primer that had nothing at all to do with ranking basketball ability. It was the longest thing I ever wrote until....
* ....the Lost post. Man, this just kept going.
* And finally, my look at Encyclopedia Brown that attempted to suck the fun out of people's beloved childhood memories of reading the books.