strike a post

So bad.. yet so good, though more suited to the blogosphere than LJ, gave me a much-needed chuckle.

BLOGUE, by Owen Thomas (apologies to Madonna)


Strike a post
Strike a post
Blogue, blogue, blogue
Blogue, blogue, blogue

Surf around, every page you load is tragic
Tripe everywhere that you go [surf around]
You try everything you can to escape
The mainstream media you know [media you know]

When all else fails and you long to read
Something better than your feeds today
I know a place where you can have your say
It’s called the blogosphere, and here’s what it’s for, so


Come on, blogue
Let your fingers move to the music [move to the music]
Hey, hey, hey
Come on, blogue
Let your fingers go with the flow [go with the flow]
You know you can do it

You don’t have to do real reporting
Link to it, that’s what it’s for [that’s what it’s for]
Stay inside, for your finest inspiration
No need to open the door [open up the door]

It makes no difference if you’re black or white
If you’re a boy or a girl
If the server’s pumping it will give you new life
You’re a microstar, yes, that’s what you are, you know it

(chorus, substituting “groove” for “move”)

Traffic’s where you find it
Not just where the AdWords mine it
Hits are in the trivial
That’s where I feel so pivotal
Whimsical, like Justin Hall
So get up on the blogosphere

Blogue, [Blogue]
PageRank’s where you find it [move to the music]
Blogue, [Blogue]
PageRank’s where you find it [go with the flow]

Mark Cuban, Malik, Om,
Nick Denton, Doctorow
Calacanis, Weblogs Inc.
Written up in Wired magazine

Daily Kos, Wonkette, Kaus
Fierce with a computer mouse
Metafilter, Dave Winer
Peter Rojas, gadget finder

They had style, they had grace
Kottke had the interface
Arianna, Ana too
Robert Scoble, Bill loves you

Ladies with an attitude
Fellows that were IMterviewed
Don’t just stand there, let’s get to it
Strike a post, there’s nothing to it

Blogue, blogue

Oooh, you’ve got to
Let your fingers move to the music
Oooh, you’ve got to just
Let your fingers go with the flow
Oooh, you’ve got to

(c) 2006 Owen Thomas (of Ditherati) with apologies to Madonna

[Via Boing Boing]

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