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Uh oh, my secret is out

Uh oh, my secret is out.

Reader comments

JoJoSep 04, 2003 at 8:46AM

The guy's got a point.

PierceSep 04, 2003 at 8:52AM

I can't believe you're just an ordinary guy after all. What a gip. I can't believe you mislead us all like this. I want you to but a header on your site right now saying you're an ordinary guy and nothing else. And stop writing all those informative and erudite articles. They're making us believe you're more interesting that you really are.

Almost everyone who's ever left comments hereSep 04, 2003 at 9:09AM

oh, oh, oh, i absolutely adore you and will come immediately to your defense in a cringingly-nerdy way, and to further my most teen-beat-esque cause, i will use lame, tiresome geek-sarcasm to thwart your invading naysayers...but I must admit, my love of love, my pretty pet, that I am really just doing it for a meak slice of ass-kissing fame and a chance to put my URL in your comments.

PierceSep 04, 2003 at 9:36AM

wow. that's actually really good. It almost negates the possiblility of anyone writing anything else on this post.

Is all sarcasm "geek-sarcasm"? Or just certain varieties. If it is, I'm screwed. It's just about my only form of comeback.
Certainly your form of humour is far weightier. Is it imitation or sarcasm? I can't tell. Whatever it is, it's the shit. Congratulations. (damn, I did it again. that sarcasm was probably "geek" too.)

(I'm leaving my url off this one)

Jim RaySep 04, 2003 at 9:38AM

(playing right into "Almost everyone who's ever left comments" hands...)

I wouldn't get too wound up about a guy whining about beign a geek with no audience, when said guy begins a recent post with "Yesterday I had to go to the bathroom. Yes, number two, a healthy, daily (at least) occurrence for me."

I mean, I'm not rushing to add his feed to my NetNewsWire list if ya catch my drift...

Oh yeah, I'm also trying to get my technorati score pushed up, so ya'll visit my website please oh please oh please!

Andy BaioSep 04, 2003 at 9:53AM

Okay, I'll bite. might not be the most interesting or active weblog these days, but it's definitely among the most consistent over time. Jason's been doing this since March 1998, which makes him the oldest ancestor for many geeky weblogs.

I've always found him worth reading, and the addition of the links sidebar gave me another reason to come back often. The best webloggers (in my opinion) act as moderators, filtering through the world of information to find the few things daily I'm likely to be interested in. Jason does that pretty well, separating the signal from the noise.

EamonSep 04, 2003 at 10:25AM

When's the next 0sil8?

Lance! A Musical of HopeSep 04, 2003 at 11:46AM

Everyone is an idiot on the web. Followed by, in order, "Duh." "Hello?" and "Bees! Bees in my hair!"

dowingbaSep 04, 2003 at 12:40PM

I didn't know mr. Kottke was so popular until just now. So umm...can I have your autograph?

NoLifeAtAllSep 04, 2003 at 2:30PM

I've been depressed ever since Meg dyed her hair brown.

R.Sep 04, 2003 at 2:43PM

This thread rocks my socks.

Jim RaySep 04, 2003 at 2:44PM

Um, are you guys clicking through to my site or what? Cuz my technorati hits have NOT increased since this morning and the only reason I bother with this Jason Kottke character is to serve my own selfish need for attention. So start clicking, dammit!

Wendy RaffelSep 04, 2003 at 6:05PM

I love this site, it's my favorite blog. You may be just an "ordinary" guy, but the color green you created for your headline is EXTRAordinary.
Anyways, I visit your site a few times a day -- the only time I'll ever be visiting that dude's site was just now.
Guess who I think is more interesting.....

JustinSep 04, 2003 at 6:52PM

But we must worship Kottke, for he created Silkscreen. Plus the remaindered links are fun.

pefSep 05, 2003 at 12:40AM

At last! The secret is told, and the immortal battle between and can leave the ethereal plane where it's been hidden from mortals and emerge into the cloudy light of morning., I will vanquish you with my confusing XSLT-based content management system! My army of Victorian Woodcuts will destroy you! DEEEESTROOOOOY YOUUUUUUUUUUU!

My giant prose zombies will turn your green to beige, and anti-alias your pixelated icons, robbing all color from your pitiful world. And Manhattan will sink into the sea, and Brooklyn will rise and overtake it.


Yes, all of you! Glassdogs will shatter to the ground and Jezebels will be cast back to hell. The obvious shall be unstated. Metafilters will simply become filters, memepools will run dry, and web standards will no longer be standard, but instead be a confusing mass of overlapping--

oh, wait.


TheBradSep 05, 2003 at 12:49AM

I'd just like the record to reflect that y'all -- every damned one of you -- are lame Yanni-come-latelies. I took up the Teen Beat-esque cause AGES ago.

dirkSep 05, 2003 at 1:09PM

top of the metalog to ya mate! cheers :D

scottandrewSep 05, 2003 at 1:12PM

At last! The secret is told, and the immortal battle between and can leave the ethereal plane where it's been hidden from mortals and emerge into the cloudy light of morning.

Hey, isn't that an Iron Maiden song?

rumpofsteelskinSep 05, 2003 at 9:28PM

way to kill Geocities...

CharlesSep 06, 2003 at 2:26AM

I've always kind of liked Kottke.

daveSep 06, 2003 at 4:12AM

Jason = Almost everyone who's ever left comments here

Hrmm.. innocent blogger or devious instigator! ..

wendellSep 06, 2003 at 4:49AM

"Yanni-come-latelies"?!? Brad, who died and made YOU John Tesh?

kaviSep 07, 2003 at 9:05PM

well there goes my hopes and dreams of ever being like jason kottke. i think i'll go become a doctor or something. :|

Keating Erin Dec 11, 2003 at 2:12AM

With love comes strange currencies.

Schneider Dan Dec 21, 2003 at 3:23AM

Dreams are made to be destroyed. Nightmares are forever.

This thread is closed to new comments. Thanks to everyone who responded.