Testing testing testing

This post is open to comments to test whether the improved database and new template can cope with people commenting. If you can’t think of anything else to write, I’m rather fond of limericks.

55 comments for “Testing testing testing

  1. November 8, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    there was a young man from tralee
    who was stung on the neck by a wasp
    when asked if it hurt
    he said, ‘no, not a bit,
    it can do it again if it likes!’

  2. November 8, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Limericks are fun
    Haiku can be addictive
    Beware their power!

  3. November 8, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    To write a haiku
    Takes so much less time to do
    Than a limerick.

  4. Bri
    November 8, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    there was a fat gal from Oz
    who smacked herself on the snoz
    when asked what she’d done
    she sniffled a ton
    and cried ‘no reason, just because’

  5. Kyra
    November 8, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Pretend I wrote something interesting and/or humorous here, OK?

  6. November 8, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    There once was a man from DC
    I saw him on CSPAN TV
    He took all my rights
    Called it “healthcare fight”
    Guess I’m lucky to just have BC.

    /Nah, I’m not bitter about yesterday.

  7. November 8, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    damn. i didn’t get enough sleep to power up the creativity…no limericks / haikus from me…

  8. Elizabeth Kissling
    November 8, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    So far, so good!

    No limericks from me, either, but I’m glad to see Feministe (almost) fully functional again.

  9. November 8, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    “It’s not my revolution if I can’t dance to it.”

    Emma Goldman.

    Fuck the house bill. It throws half the population under the bus.

  10. Sady
    November 8, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Black lines on white screen.
    The comment field – it beckons!
    Point? I have none. Boo.

  11. November 8, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Rain falls down on the just and unjust alike*.

    *Unless the unjust is 3,000 miles away.

  12. Jay
    November 8, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    um…. *thinking* …nevermind, y’all are setting the bar too high :)

  13. November 8, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    There was an Old Person of Basing,
    Whose presence of mind was amazing;
    He purchased a steed,
    Which he rode at full speed,
    And escaped from the people of Basing.

  14. Sugar and Sass
    November 8, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    There once was an jackass from Michigan
    Who liked not the pro-choicers bargain
    An amendment he filed
    Said “Poor women with child:
    You’re doomed to back alleys again”

  15. Opie Curious
    November 8, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    I shall write poetry on haiku
    Though longer by lines numb’ring two
    Than the subject at hand
    Haikus – understand?
    Which I’m told themselves have but a few

  16. November 8, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Limerick? Oh no.
    A haiku it is for me.
    Stupak can suck it.

    • November 8, 2009 at 5:41 pm


  17. Bushfire
    November 8, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    There’s a hole in my bucket dear Liza.

  18. Roxie
    November 8, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    The “Subscribe to Comments”
    An option that I adore
    Is it gone? No more?

    • November 8, 2009 at 6:03 pm


      never fear, the ‘subscribe to comments’ button will return in good time

  19. Bushfire
    November 8, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    I don’t know nothin’ about no birthin’ of no babies!

  20. human
    November 8, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    I feel like it’s about time to riot. Who’s in?

  21. Soren
    November 8, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Wow – a limerick

    No I think I won’t

  22. evil_fizz
    November 8, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    There once was a law student, Rex
    with diminutive organs of sex
    When charged with exposure
    He replied with composure,
    “De minimus non curat lex.”*

    *The law does not concern itself with trifles.

  23. November 8, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    work is the curse of the blogging class

  24. Tlönista
    November 8, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    There once was a man from Nantucket…

    …sorry, that’s the only one I know. Theme looks lovely, though!

  25. HolyCrapitsKate
    November 8, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Really like the new theme! Glad to see some (visible) progress – you must be so relieved to have it over with soon!

  26. November 8, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    This is my comment; let me show you it.

  27. Mar
    November 8, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    I would have written
    a couplet but nothing rhymes
    with ‘couplet’. Damn it!

  28. November 8, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    I’ll own up to it. Stupak’s mine. Yup, I’m from N. Michigan, and I’m pissed as hell. He can go step off. I’m sure he’ll get a special thanks from anyone in his district that already depends on IHS for health care.

    That’s my comment. Y’all can quote me on that on, eh.

  29. November 8, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Here is a person who’s cramping.
    Her comments may seem somewhat lacking.
    She took a pill for it,
    But the cramps limit her thought
    And she wishes for chocolate and cuddling.

    Go on. I dare you to tell me PMS isn’t real, hypothetical person who doesn’t believe in such things. And then watch me collapse in angry yelling sobs.

  30. W. Kiernan
    November 8, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    I think that I shall never see
    A palm as lovely as a tree.
    Palms that roaches crawl within
    Fall over in a gust of wind,
    Drop ugly fronds into the street,
    Afford no shade against the heat.
    Still, Tampa highway landscape guys
    Adore those palms that I despise.
    All along the rights-of-way
    They plant those damn things anyway.

  31. Cactus Wren
    November 8, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    A lady from North Carolina
    Placed fiddle strings ‘cross her vagina.
    With the proper size cocks,
    What was sex became Bach’s
    Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.
    — Isaac Asimov

  32. Thomas
    November 8, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    I usually only lurk around this blog, but something so wicked has happened here in Brazil against a female university student that I thought you people might want to take a look at it:

    (NYT Article)

    A young university student was heckled and threatened with violence and rape by literally hundreds of students after showing up for class in a red mini-dress.

    She was shouted at, called “whore” and “bitch” and forced to hide inside a classroom. In the hallway outside her hiding place, people blocked the entrances and climbed the windows, telling the girl that they “would anally rape her for dressing as a hoe”.

    She could only leave the campus after being escorted by the police.

    One week after the incident, has the University taken disciplinary action against the students responsible for such mess? No. They expelled the girl instead.

    The whole thing is unbelievable.

  33. November 9, 2009 at 1:01 am

    “Wherever you go, there you are.”
    -Buckaroo Bonzai.

  34. November 9, 2009 at 1:55 am

    Test test test.

    Oh, a html test mixed with self promotion…. but on lobe blowing topic about how a recruit in the Canadian Armed Forces was raped and then unraped once the ‘correct’ legal forum was found.

  35. November 9, 2009 at 2:45 am

    I’m here on the morning of Monday
    On the look-out for Self Promotion Sunday
    Whilst I’m glad to test
    I must confess
    I’d like to just have my little say…

    So here’s what I’ve written about this week:


  36. Gar Lipow
    November 9, 2009 at 2:53 am

    There was a young man from tarnation,
    Who engaged in a strange relation.
    He got into bed with a young lettuce head,
    and committed cropulation.

  37. November 9, 2009 at 2:53 am

    The Self Promotion Sunday post is over at the new back-up blog, Prudence. Best to repost over there so that you’re part of the thread.

    This really is just a testing post for the new configuration.

  38. November 9, 2009 at 4:48 am

    Oops – sorry. I never seem to get the hang over where to post around here… thanks for the advice :-)

  39. November 9, 2009 at 4:59 am

    Gwennie the good-hearted ghoul
    did her best to avoid being cruel.
    She offered to mate
    with the men that she ate
    and then let them drown in their drool.

    Looking forward to the full site again!

  40. bloomingpol
    November 9, 2009 at 7:05 am

    Beautiful morning, already 53, wish I didn’t have to go to work.

  41. ALa
    November 9, 2009 at 8:46 am

    I just happened to come across and read your article on women changing their names when they get married and you ended the article wondering when some “Conservative blog” would call you out…

    Therein lies the problem with stereotypes. I am a Conservative blogger and I am way ahead of you on this subject– I wrote a similar article almost two years ago lamenting the fact that American women haven’t revolted over the idea of a name change that began as a very visible sign of ownership. My husband did in fact offer to take my name if I so desired, but truthfully I think a couple should pick a new name together…

    So, your lesson of the day is that even Conservative women can be leading the introspection on the feminist front…the only difference is usually we think of feminism as embracing FEMININE qualities because we truly believe woman are awesome –and not ditching all that is feminine while trying to be a MAN!

  42. Gordon
    November 9, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Here is a limerick I wrote about the movie “Teeth” when it first came out. Yes, I do know that smitage is not a real word, but its meaning is obvious.

    It’s a tale of high smitage, a tale,
    And beside it all others would pale,
    For she has in her ken
    To make eunuchs of men
    Who against her will plunder her grail.

    If you have not seen “Teeth”, by all means rent it…great spoof.

  43. Wednesday
    November 9, 2009 at 9:57 am

    There was a young lad from Mizzou,
    whose limericks stopped at line two.

    There was young gal from Verdun…

  44. random lurker
    November 9, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    there’s a blog on a “progressive” theme
    that’s having tech problems, it’d seem
    feministe is its name
    awesome posts are its game
    and “get better soon!”s what I’ll scream


  45. random lurker
    November 9, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    (in retrospect, I have no idea why I decided to put ‘progressive’ in quotes there. maybe because so many so-called progressives arent? oh well.)

  46. November 9, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Thought I would do my part to help you test the site. Sorry that I have no witty poetry to offer.

    • November 9, 2009 at 8:05 pm

      Test 2

  47. November 9, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    testing your test comment, Jill.

  48. Ravenclaw
    November 9, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    There was a young lady named Bright
    Who could travel faster than light
    She left one day
    In a relative way
    And came back the previous night

  49. Tabitha
    November 9, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    It can handle comments, but can it handle derailing?

    ALL OF YOUR POINTS ARE INVALID BECAUSE THEY DO NOT REPRESENT MY EXPERIENCE. See, in particular, my experiences that directly spawn from the various privileges I am ignorant of. Rar rar rar. Also, WTF is up with feminists. Ew. Gross.

  50. Ravenclaw
    November 10, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Also, I know this woman who disagrees with you! Therefore, you are wrong!

  51. November 10, 2009 at 12:44 am

    OK, so we now have all the posts and comments left at the back-up blog since last weekend imported back to this site. Thank you for the amusing test comments, everybody!

    • November 10, 2009 at 2:56 pm

      Hear the cry of the doofus – D’OH!!!!

      I made a booboo – I closed comments on all the posts at the back-up blog before importing, and then I forgot to open them again once the posts were all back here. They’re all open again now. Sorry about that, Chief. (Just how many classic TV shows can I reference in a single apology?)

      (P.S. We have, separately, enabled the option to close comments on posts older than 30 days. So comments on those posts are still closed.)

      OK, exit, stage left.

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