Still no water. Read more (www.aurora-il.org), but it sure sounds like everything was rolling perfectly along till the very last water test before they could rescind the boil water failed, and now they’re back at square one. It’ll take two straight days of no tests to get an all clear, so no water till Saturday night, at least.
I’ve felt so out (and under) it for the last two days. Yesterday, I passed out in late afternoon when I really didn’t want to, and today I couldn’t when I told everyone I was.
I am drinking bottled water, but less liquid than normal and I wonder if that’s part of it. Shower I just took is making me feel better. Except worrying about the little bit of water that gets in your mouth. Let’s just move on.
As strange as it sound, considering the last time I mentioned it, I’m going to miss Flea’s IWC 100 list. Not because of any numbers attached to the names or for the fun bashing said numbers, but because you got a glimpse of (some of) the more interesting people out there talking about wrestling. The shame in 1ryderfakin closing down isn’t as much people I don’t read write what they write in places they already write, it’s that I never get to read the comments about WHY Flea thought so and so was worth not only his time, but also my time. Because maybe I would and now I’d have to click those links and search and that’s not going to actually happen.
I don’t want to say everything’s well covered (looked at the cmllblog over there), but there’s a lot of good stuff on the ‘net about wrestling. Articles worth reading isn’t the problem; the problem is anyone else knowing those articles are out there.
Justin Shapiro’s WO.com Heat Report is one of the things I look forward to reading each week, but who’s going to know that when the link on WO.com’s main page says no more than “WWE Heat Report” and that’s the end of the promotion? I enjoy WeeklyVisitor, even when I’m making nonsensical jokes about their nonsensical jokes, but a quick look at the incoming links listed on Google show that not many other people notice ’em. (That may be wrong, since I’ve got one and it’s not up there.) Matt Hocking got a more high profile gig on OO not because he was doing goofy and different takes on RAW, but because he realized that if he moved to doing it right under Rick’s nose, it might actually get him noticed. And it’s not just funny stuff – I didn’t know Stuart’s NJ stuff existed till he dropped some info on me for a lucha recap.
There’s plenty of examples out there, and the thing is, if you did this instead of me, you’d probably have a different list. Some of it may be because you like one guy more than I do, but too much of it is because you’ve got a favorite guy that other people don’t know exist.
What we – we as people who want information and are always looking for more good sources of it – need is a site that searches out those golden nuggets of worthwile wrestling content for the rest of us. It’s different than what WrestlingDB and A1Wrestling do (though not far different from Rapp’s Wrapup) – links to everything without some quality information doesn’t help, because you still don’t know what’s actually good in the sea of mediocre. Long lists of links (like that IWC100 in it’s current state) don’t give you the Why’s of clicking, and aren’t dynamic enough.
I guess I’m wishing for something like a wrestling version of BaseballMusings or even InstaPundit – find me something worth reading, feel free to give me a quick take on it, and then go find something else. Let me know where the good stuff is at.
I basically just said “how about a site getting attention for other people (instead of focusing on themselves)” which is an insane enough thought that perhaps I should maybe have some more water.
Maybe when I invent about four more hours per day, I’ll do it. But if you’re looking for a niche yourself, it’s an idea worth stealing. (I might even be talked in to be giving MoveableType space.)
To end on a different note, ex????thecubsfan.com writer Albert Ching brings you his thoughts on the Atkins diet (ASUWebDevil.com)