Hello, history lovers!
Well, what an exciting time it is to be on the internet super-bypass these days, what with some of the finest bloggers out there stretching their virtual legs, and dallying with the printing presses.
The first blog-to-book transfer I recall coming across (not literally, of course) was Tales of Mirth and Woe, by the enigma known as 'Scaryduck'. His fine weblog made the leap from web to page with aplomb, plus he even managed to rope in Neil Gaiman to pen an introduction. I suspect blackmail was involved, personally. Tophole!
Then, the fine fellow known as 'Mr. Biffo' decided to publish a book called Confessions of a Chatroom Freak, following his adventures in cyberspace, masquerading as a lady and confusing the sexed-up inhabitants of numerous chat rooms - cue much hilarity and even some jocularity. Mr. Biffo is embarking on some sort of virtual book tour next month (see details: HERE), where his luscious alter-ego LoopyLisa will be stopping off for a chat with our very own Lord Likely on August 9th. Mark the date in your calendar, people!
Finally, Diesel from the excellent Mattress Police and guardian of Humor-Blogs.com, has just unveiled his own tome, Antisocial Commentary, which is released on August 15th, but you can preorder it right now, and be the coolest kid on the block. I should imagine it will be crammed full of funny, if his blog is anything to go by.
Whew! What a busy lot they are. It makes me wonder if I shouldn't start contemplating transferring his lordship's journals to the printed page as well, so that future generations may learn about how life really was in the Victorian age. Plus, they can learn all sorts of new and exciting swear words. Maybe, one day, I can make that dream come true.
In other news, I have reorganised the links section on Lord Likely's blog, and have put in some all-new links to sites I have recently discovered, and found to be most worthy. Go and have a browse, I am sure you will find something to tantalise your eyeballs.
That is the books and links bits done....sadly, there is no rock and roll. I much prefer Gilbert O'Sullivan.
Until next time, keep historying!
- Prof. Julian Syngen-Smythe.