A little clarifying background info on the site for those who have no idea what’s going on but are kind enough to read anyway.
Who the eff is this guy?
I’m a storyteller and muser who tries to exist in that space between utter ignorance and self-congratulatory intellectualism. I love conversation and write so I can have one with several people at once while toying with clever turns of phrase.
I write when the mood strikes; not (just) because I’m arrogant, but because a set schedule takes the joy out of the writing for me.
Where do you do the do?
- I blog for Book of Odds and Jack and Jill Politics
- I’m The Root’s Buzz. I contribute blog posts and articles as well.
- I tweet @pittswiley
Why the nicknames?
It’s just not cool to put someone’s real government out on front street, so there are only a few occasions where this happens. In the instances it does, the person being mentioned isn’t going to be talked bad about, so it’s fine. And while anyone close to the story is going to/should absolutely know who the person in question is, the nicknames acts as a buffer in an “all the world’s a stage” kind of way. Besides, half the fun is coming up with the nicknames and being able to laugh at my own wit before I feel lame for laughing at my own wit.
Why do you make up words?
What’s with the post titles?
When I started back in the summer of 2005, I titled the entries after whatever I was thinking at the time or a funny quote from a movie. Then, and for a majority of the time, I assigned a good song lyric to speak to whatever I was discussing or however I was feeling, which coincided more often than not. More recently, I’ve gotten boring and given the posts article-style titles. Definitely pondering bringing back the lyrics in some way.
And the site header?
I change it pretty frequently with the work of young up-and-coming photogs that I respect. If you want to get put on, hit me up.
And the Penultimate and Final Thoughts?
Another feature from pretty early on in my writing, both will usually never have anything to do with whatever I just spent hundreds of words writing about. In fact, the point was to be a bit of a break from my long-windedness. Often, in more serious posts, I omitted this element for mood purposes — kind of like how sitcoms fade to black and don’t play their outro music on “very special episodes.” This is another practice that has fallen to the wayside which I may bring back at random.
How do I subscribe?
Go to the front page header and click on Subscripsi, Subscripsi. And thanks for doing so by the by.
That’s about that. So I’ll leave you with this: My motto, my creed, my essence…
Can I talk my shit again?