Monday, January 5, 2009

Hanging it Up

Yeah, yeah, I know you've heard it all before. But I'm going to be hanging it up for a while. American Zen's final revision is going fast and furious, I've also already begun weeding out literary agents to represent it and, frankly, this phase of writing a novel is much more exciting and exhilerating than blogging's been, lately. Plus, I've never had any illusions about political blogging being anything more than a thankless business that just sucks a person's soul dry. And the numbers I've been getting lately just tell me that I'm doing little more than shouting down an empty well.

This is just to let ya'll know that I'm still around and kicking but just not around the blogosphere. I may or may not be back for the inauguration but I'm not making any promises. Let's just say that right now my thoughts are about as far as possible from politics aside from Mike Flannigan's political statements in American Zen.


At January 6, 2009 at 12:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go for it, JP! Just let us know when it's coming out on the shelves.

Ms Wilberforce

At January 6, 2009 at 12:38 AM, Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

go for it dude.

tell mike i sed yo.

politics and blogging can really get in the way of living life and doing art.

go for it.

At January 6, 2009 at 4:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

too bad. I read you everyday.

At January 6, 2009 at 7:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the third time, although with the prior iteration, you would quit so often it was like an anti-climax when you finally erased it all. I forget how you swan-songed it with "Goddamned blog," but in the end, it doesn't matter. We deserve to get what we pay for here, and we pay nothing. As MB, ever the sage, notes, blogging detracts from real life. You gotta go with what's real.

Of course, you'll be back to it after a week, and quit five more times before you finally bail. In the meantime, may your happy moments not just win against the sad ones, may they beat the points spread.

At January 6, 2009 at 3:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey JP - good luck with the novel and hope to hear from you again soon. I'm also a daily reader (first time commenter - bad form I know) so please don't delete the blog in a fit of pique once more!

Or should I bookmark now?

At January 6, 2009 at 4:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading you daily! All the best,
Philip, Buenos Aires

At January 6, 2009 at 4:16 PM, Blogger Lisa said...

Please come back and tell us you have a deal. That would make my year.

At January 6, 2009 at 4:19 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

You got it, Titsie (You don't mind if I call you that, right?).

And, no, I won't delete this blog. I plan on ignoring it for a while but not deleting it. I'm still kicking myself for deleting the last one. I just got sick of half of my hits coming from people looking for kiddie porn and other twisted shit.

At January 6, 2009 at 8:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You gotta do what you gotta do!
I love readin your take on the current events but let's face it
there's only a bunch of hearings
and squabling ahead for a few months so do your novel the justice
it deserves and just tell all when
the deal is struck. If you post some comments between now and then
so be it we will suck them up like
a queebo in the alley. Love all your words and phrases so perfect
the ZEN and make it your best shit
ever! You do have the way with words and we love you for it...bless your family (the most ) for putting up with all
your shit. Go for IT!!!!

At January 6, 2009 at 8:29 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

I'd like to know who you are. Thanks for the kind words.

At January 6, 2009 at 10:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, JP

I'll look for your return, good luck to you.

At January 7, 2009 at 12:19 PM, Anonymous Comrade Rutherford said...

I thank the gods every day that there's a new post, JP. And I thank them all the more for your novel coming along. I am perfectly happy to forgo your blogging for the final stages of your novel.

I am very happy to hear you are coming down the home stretch on American Zen! I'll politely request that my local bookstore carry it, and I'll try to buy it through them when it is released.

Thank you, JP, for the blog. And I also wanted to say something about the polite and respectful way you are bowing out this time, I just couldn't think of a non-snarky way to say it.

Please do keep us, your dedicated, die-hard fans, apprised of how the book is coming along.


Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

All Time Classics

  • Our Worse Half: The 25 Most Embarrassing States.
  • The Missing Security Tapes From the World Trade Center.
  • It's a Blunderful Life.
  • The Civil War II
  • Sweet Jesus, I Hate America
  • Top Ten Conservative Books
  • I Am Mr. Ed
  • Glenn Beck: Racist, Hate Monger, Comedian
  • The Ten Worst Music Videos of all Time
  • Assclowns of the Week

  • Links to the first 33 Assclowns of the Week.
  • Links to Assclowns of the Week 38-63.
  • #104: Make Racism Great Again Also Labor Day edition
  • #103: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Toilet edition
  • #102: Orange is the New Fat edition
  • #101: Electoral College Dropouts edition
  • #100: Centennial of Silliness edition
  • #99: Dr. Strangehate edition
  • #98: Get Bentghazi edition
  • #97: SNAPping Your Fingers at the Poor edition
  • #96: Treat or Treat, Kiss My Ass edition
  • #95: Monumental Stupidity double-sized edition
  • #94: House of 'Tards edition
  • #93: You Da Bomb! edition.
  • #92: Akin to a Fool edition.
  • #91: Aurora Moronealis edition.
  • #90: Keep Your Gubmint Hands Off My High Pre'mums and Deductibles! edition.
  • #89: Occupy the Catbird Seat/Thanksgiving edition.
  • #88: Heil Hitler edition.
  • #87: Let Sleeping Elephants Lie edition.
  • #86: the Maniacs edition.
  • #85: The Top 50 Assclowns of 2010 edition.
  • #(19)84: Midterm Madness edition.
  • #83: Spill, Baby, Spill! edition.
  • #82: Leave Corporations Alone, They’re People! edition.
  • #81: Hatin' on Haiti edition.
  • #80: Don't Get Your Panties in a Twist edition.
  • #79: Top 50 Assclowns of 2009 edition.
  • #78: Nattering Nabobs of Negativism edition.
  • #77: ...And Justice For Once edition.
  • #76: Reading Tea Leaves/Labor Day edition.
  • #75: Diamond Jubilee/Inaugural Edition
  • #74: Dropping the Crystal Ball Edition
  • #73: The Twelve Assclowns of Christmas Edition
  • #72: Trick or Treat Election Day Edition
  • #71: Grand Theft Autocrats Edition
  • #70: Soulless Corporations and the Politicians Who Love Them Edition
  • Paul Ryan's Top Ten Conditions on Running for the Speakership
  • Top 10 Reasons Why Mitt Romney Won't Run for President in 2016
  • Top 10 Results of the NYPD's Work Slowdown
  • Top 10 Secret Service Security Breaches
  • Top 10 LA Radio Shows That Are Rated Higher Than Rush Limbaugh's
  • Top 10 Reasons Operation American Spring Went Flat
  • Top Ten Facts of the MH370 Air Disaster
  • Top 10 Tips for GOP Congressmen Running Against Women
  • Top 10 Signs Walmart's Mistreating its Workers
  • Top 10 Diversions John McCain Found During Syria Hearing
  • Top 10 George Zimmerman Excuses for Speeding.
  • Top 10 Reasons Paula Deen Got Fired by the Food Network
  • Top Ten Ways Pope Francis is Deviating From Convention
  • Top 10 Reasons For the Pope's Resignation
  • Top 10 Emails Hacked From the Bush Family's Email Accounts
  • Top 10 Lies Told by Mitt Romney at the 2nd Debate.
  • Top 10 Examples of How Hard the Campaign Trail is on Ann D. Romney.
  • Top 10 Ways to Tell The Boston Red Sox Are Finished.
  • Top 10 Things Mitt May be Hiding in His Tax Returns.
  • Top 10 Events at the Romney Olympics.
  • Mitt Romney's Top 10 Wild & Crazy Moments.
  • Top Ten Reasons Why Dick Cheney Got a Heart Transplant.
  • Top 10 Facts About Tonight's New England/Denver Game.
  • My Top 10 Resolutions.
  • Top 10 Rejected Slogans of the Romney Campaign.
  • Top 10 Reasons Herman Cain Suspended His Campaign.
  • Top 10 Trending Topics on Twitter During #OWS Eviction.
  • Top 10 Herman Cain Pickup Lines.
  • Top 10 Changes Since Anthony Weiner Decided to Resign.
  • Top 10 Inaccuracies re bin Laden's Death.
  • Top 10 Ways to Prevent a TSA Patdown.
  • Top Ten Things Not to Say When You're Pulled Over.
  • Top 10 Reasons Why Donald Trump Bowed Out of the Presidential Race.
  • Top 10 Ways Evangelicals Will Prepare for the Rapture II.
  • Top 10 Revelations in Today's Parliament Inquiry into News Corp.
  • Top 10 Reasons Why There Was No Vote on the Debt Ceiling Last Night.
  • Top 10 Revelations in Dick Cheney's Upcoming Memoir.
  • Top Ten Ways Americans Will Observe the 10th Anniversary of 9/11.
  • Top Ten Advances in Women's Rights in Saudi Arabia.
  • Top Ten Inaccuracies in Bill O'Reilly's Book About Lincoln.
  • Top Ten Suggestions From the Cat Food Commission.
  • Top Ten Worst Moments in George W. Bush's Presidency.
  • Top Ten Facts in George W. Bush's Memoir.
  • Top Ten Reasons Terry Jones Postponed His Koran Burning
  • Top 10 Causes for Dick Cheney's Congestive Heart Failure
  • Top Ten Ways That Jan Brewer Will Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
  • Top Ten Demands in Sarah Palin's Contract
  • Top Ten Whoppers in Karl Rove's New Book
  • Top 10 Items Left Behind in Rush Limbaugh's Apartment
  • Top Ten Things Barack Obama said to Rush Limbaugh in the Hospital
  • Top Ten Bizarre Promos Offered by the New Jersey Nets
  • Top 10 Bush Executive Orders Labor Wants President Obama to Repeal
  • George W. Bush's Top Ten Lesser Achievements
  • Empire Of The Senseless.
  • Conservative Values for an Unsaved World.
  • Esquire's Charles Pierce.
  • Brilliant @ Breakfast.
  • The Burning Platform.
  • The Rant.
  • Mock, Paper, Scissors.
  • James Petras.
  • Towle Road.
  • Avedon's Sideshow (the new site).
  • At Largely, Larisa Alexandrovna's place.
  • The Daily Howler.
  • The DCist.
  • Greg Palast.
  • Jon Swift. RIP, Al.
  • God is For Suckers.
  • Hullabaloo, Digby's place.
  • The Rude Pundit.
  • Driftglass.
  • Newshounds.
  • William Grigg, a great find.
  • Brad Blog.
  • Down With Tyranny!, Howie Klein's blog.
  • Wayne's World. Party time! Excellent!
  • Busted Knuckles, aka Ornery Bastard.
  • Mills River Progressive.
  • Right Wing Watch.
  • Earthbond Misfit.
  • Anosognosia.
  • Echidne of the Snakes.
  • They Gave Us a Republic.
  • The Gawker.
  • Outtake Online, Emmy-winner Charlotte Robinson's site.
  • The artist formerly known as Politits. The politics are still liberal.
  • Skippy, the Bush Kangaroo
  • No More Mr. Nice Blog.
  • Head On Radio Network, Bob Kincaid.
  • Spocko's Brain.
  • Pandagon.
  • Slackivist.
  • WTF Is It Now?
  • No Blood For Hubris.
  • Lydia Cornell, a very smart and accomplished lady.
  • Roger Ailes (the good one.)
  • BlondeSense.
  • The Smirking Chimp.
  • Hammer of the Blogs.
  • Vast Left Wing Conspiracy.
  • Argville.
  • Existentialist Cowboy.
  • The Progressive.
  • The Nation.
  • Mother Jones.
  • Vanity Fair.
  • Citizens For Legitimate Government.
  • News Finder.
  • Indy Media Center.
  • Lexis News.
  • Military Religious Freedom.
  • McClatchy Newspapers.
  • The New Yorker.
  • Bloggingheads TV, political vlogging.
  • Find, the next-best thing to Nexis.
  • Altweeklies, for the news you won't get just anywhere.
  • The Smirking Chimp
  • Don Emmerich's Peace Blog
  • Wikileaks.
  • The Peoples' Voice.
  • CIA World Fact Book.
  • IP address locator.
  • Tom Tomorrow's hilarious strip.
  • Babelfish, an instant, online translator. I love to translate Ann Coulter's site into German.
  • Newsmeat: Find out who's donating to whom.
  • Wikipedia.
  • Uncyclopedia.
  • Icasualties
  • Free Press
  • YouTube
  • The Bone Bridge.
  • Powered by Blogger