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October 14, 2007
66 celebrities who blog.
But who cares about them when we have
Mr Stephen Fry
pontificating at truly inordinate length?
15 years ago
Could have done with a bit better filtering on the 66 too, weed out the contractual obligation PR puff from the folks with something they actually want to say.
Bloody hell, he cannot stop, can he?
Fry, I mean.
Give it another week or two and it'll descend into just lazy links to YouTube and Beta.
William Shatner writes
the same way that he speaks: Every Word Is Given A Capital Letter.
I checked out Wil Wheaton's blog some time ago. He seems to have turned out to be a down-to-earth, normal guy. Go figure.
I would like to be Stephen Fry's favorite tweed jacket. That is all.
How many of these people actually read the comments (or allow them)? The only celebrity I can think of offhand who isn't in an ivory tower is Wil Wheaton.
I, for one, don't care. I don't care so much that I won't even read their blogs. I don't care for Fry least of all. If I did care, and did read any of the blogs, I would read Fry's last. But I don't care. Just. Don't. Care. I like you Pleggy, and I care that you post. That I why I'm writing this in your thread. Because. I. Care.
David Byrne's blog is one of the better ones, he doesn't post too often and when he does it's usually a good read. William Gibson had a good thing going too a while back. Just took a look,
he's still got it
Sorry, but seven posts in two and a half years does not make John Cusack a blogger.
FYI, Fry is also quite active on facebook, but he's restricting himself because the sheer volume was getting a little unwieldy.
RPM: Thomas Dolby allows comments, and sometimes comments back. Chris Difford (or Squeeze) allows comments, but I haven't seen him reply to them. I also don't think he's on the 66 list.
Thanks, BlueHorse - I care that you care :)
It took me far too long in my life to recognize this, but celebrity and the power it gives has nothing whatsoever to do with talent or intellegence, or being a good person, it simply has to to with being famous, or infamous, for anything. Once fame has been achieved it needs to be maintained. Blogging is just one more way for celebrities to continue their fame inertia. And it's a lot cheaper than paying a publicity agent to do the same thing that you can do at your home computer. But just because these folks are famous doesn't mean that their blogs are worth reading. Some of these are for shit.
I like cheese.
William Gibson, via his blog, has great feedback with his
readership, via its' corresponding message board. Besides bits & pieces on his activities and odd things he finds on the net, he posted samples of his then upcoming book (
) and responded to board comments and criticism. More of a formal blog, it's just a small window into his interests and he occasionally peeks out and waves from it.
Disclaimer: I'm a WGB member so can't be trusted with an impartial opinion on the subject. Might contain peanut traces.
For shame! That list skipped
. He started blogging as a publicity tie-in for the upcoming release for American Gods, and just kept at it. About half of his posts are of the "here's my upcoming schedule" variety, but
this is one of my all-time favorite blog posts, bar none
. Wait... is Neil Gaiman a celebrity? Note: it's possible that Neil Gaiman actually IS on that list. I skimmed it, but I might have missed his name, since
that list should totally be alphabetized, but isn't.
Lists that should totally be alphabetized, but aren't: 1. The Ten Commandments (
I can NEVER find the sin I am looking for.
) 2. Batting Orders 3. Schindler's 4. Possible Names for my Next Dog 5. Things To Do Today (
#1 - Alphabetize this list...
) 6. Stops along train and subway routes 7. Homeland Security Terrorist Threat Levels 8. The Baldwin brothers 9. Planets that really ARE planets (and I'm looking at you, Pluto.) 10. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
Neil taught me all about
Stephen Fry's got 99 problems,
but a bitch ain't one.
Stephen Fry Kinetic Typography - Language
Love teh Kenetic Typography link!!
A very sensible fellow, Mr. Fry.
Zeugmas in action
Zeugmas and syllepsis
*Of course, I'm not usually that lucky in my intarwebbie searches to find such a thing.
cultish followersreadership, via its' corresponding message board. Besides bits & pieces on his activities and odd things he finds on the net, he posted samples of his then upcoming book (Spook Country) and responded to board comments and criticism. More of a formal blog, it's just a small window into his interests and he occasionally peeks out and waves from it. Disclaimer: I'm a WGB member so can't be trusted with an impartial opinion on the subject. Might contain peanut traces.