I was offline for five days last week -- no Internet, no email, no Yahoo. How did people live like this? Anyway, when I finally accessed my Google Reader there were 100+ posts in my "Bloggernacle" queue. Granted, 90% of it is trash, but, as writer Theodore Sturgeon once said, 90% of everything is trash. It's that other 10% that makes the world turn. So what'd I miss? What happened in the Bloggernacle this week?
Got an email from someone promoting the latest LDS spoof site: Bishop Higgins 3rd Ward. I can't tell whether the author left off the apostrophe as part of the game or whether he's just illiterate. Smells like Banner of Heaven to me.
And then there was that 10% I referred to up top. I keep a running list in my "B'nacle Highlights" list about four clicks down the first sidebar, which is just the items in my Google Reader that I mark "share," or a full-text page of those posts via the Bloggernacle Highlights link at the top of the sidebar. I hated readers until I tried the Google Reader, which is odd because I don't especially like the Google email interface. Anyway, here are three links from the list:
- Guy's summary of the New York Times article on Richard Bushman.
- FitM posts on his/her (?) strange encounter with FMH, noting that "many of them have a lot of interesting things to say," but pegging some of the regulars with the quip, "Round hole, meet the square peg."
- Dan at MM gives an enlightening overview of a few of Elder Packer's articles and discusses why he (Packer) is so controversial. FYI, I posted on a recent address Elder Packer gave at BYU here.