Bye, Bye, Birdies

Sweet sorrow and all that… but allow me dwell on happier sentiments.

I’d like to thank Doug once again for lending me the keys to this big, rumbling, cantankerous, and unstoppable truck of a blog. I’ve been a loyal Balloon Juice reader for at least four years now, so blogging hereabouts for the past two weeks is a real treat and honor. To use a well-worn cliché, if you’d told me when I first started blogging a little more than a year ago that I’d see my name up there with FEED, I would’ve been a very terrified happy recent grad.

Of course, I couldn’t leave without thanking the loyal commentariat and all ye insufficiently praised lurkers for reading (as well as subjecting me to a shockingly mild initiatory hazing). Readers here always provided additional insight and knowledge in the comments. To make a long pander short: I don’t care what John calls you guys on the weekends when he’s +3 or more — you’ve got a friend in me.

Anyway, if by any chance you enjoyed my writing, you can always catch me at my little nook (par example, I’ve got something up today about Mystery-Man Mitt and Vanishing Policy Platform). If you’d like to read my work but find my blog distinctly lacking libertarians to yell at through your keyboard, you can also catch me at The League.

Lastly, because we as a species tend to like symmetry, I’ll conclude as I started:

 Calamity Jane

22 replies
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    sb says:

    Dog pics go along way with this crowd, Elias.

    All the best.

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    raven says:

    Dang, happy trails to you too. Hangin around here is like living in the college towns I have lived in since 1969. Really great people are always leavin!

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    pragmatism says:

    Good work Elias. Nice having you here.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    Don’t be stranger, Elias. It’s been a slice.

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    MikeJ says:

    I “probably” think it’s too bad you won’t post here.

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    Liberty60 says:

    I like to catch Elias’ thoughts over at the League, even though when commenting i have to refrain from using the word “fuck” as often as I would like to.

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    Hazing? Did JSF slip you the shrooms as John feared?

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    Boudica says:

    @raven: You get older, but the girls always stay the same age?

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    Anya says:

    It was nice having you here, Elias Isquith! Come and visit us again.

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    raven says:

    @Boudica: Oh god it’s awful. They do this rush shit next week and the town is up for grabs. Now they are young enough to be my niece’s kids!

    Actually football games are worse. If I ever regret not having kids seeing the latest slut-wear at games solves that.

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    sacrablue says:

    Wow! Calamity Jane’s twin brother lives at my house. His name is Slammer.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @MikeJ: And MikeJ is concluding this just as it started, too.

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    kc says:

    Thanks for filling in. Love the pets!

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    Kathy says:

    I mostly lurk, but it was great having you. I am now bookmarking your main space.

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    Nice having you post here, even if I am old enough to think the young girls dress like strippers.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    @BillinGlendaleCA: Meh, I can’t keep track of the frontpagers anymore. There are so many of them now they should just change the frontpager list to “Everyone But You, Sucker.”

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    Fluke bucket says:

    Enjoyed it. Come again real soon!

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    danielx says:


    Does it matter? After my daughter’s graduation in June I saw a lot of her female classmates in dresses with less depth than some belts I’ve owned and wearing platform shoes with five inch spike heels. Dirty old man that I am, I thought “do all those parents glowing with pride know those shoes are called ‘come-fuck-me shoes’?

    I was informed of this by a female acquaintance, describing her daughter and her sorority sisters going to party “wearing their CFM shoes”. Of course I had to ask what are CFM shoes, at which point all the women present looked at me with varying degrees of pity for male ignorance.

    Live and learn…

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    Don’t let the door hit you in the ass.

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    Bob2 says:

    Don’t know how you put up with the League of White Repressed Males

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