Thursday, April 09, 2009

Celebrating Five Years of BuboBlog: 2006

2006 was a year of intrigue for BuboBlog. The brand came under attack when a French site decided to use the same name. (I meant to send a cease-and-desist letter, but I wasn't sure how much postage to use.)

I also took some bold positions in 2006, such as questioning the validity of quicksand.

In an ill-conceived attempt to stir up controversy, I created an anti-BuboBlog site: BuboBlog Sucks. Controversy was not stirred up.

My bookclub sought (unsuccessfully) to challenge another bookclub to a dance-off. We used the picture to the left, which apparently didn't entice any takers.

In other news, my proposed slogan for the 49ers was rejected, as was my idea for a Quizno's sandwich.

I caught up with Jesus in age, but fell short in other areas.

We celebrated the 100th anniversary of the 1906 quake.

The Examiner falsely accused Doctor Who in a headline:
"DOCTOR WHO
GAVE FAKE
HIV RESULTS
GETS 7 YEARS"

Our neighborhood never ceased to entertain.

I compared New York and San Francisco, with Ess Eff coming out No. 1 in the crazy-homeless category.

I nursed Birdie the pigeon back to life, only to see him fail to cheat death a second time.

And Ed Jew kept us on the lookout for unintentionally offensive headlines.

For instance:
"Jew Victory Reflects Splits Among Democrats"
—and—
"Jew Scores Big in Choosing Meskunas as Aide"