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'Welcome to Earl's World' - one of the great forgotten blogs?
May 21, 2001 10:22 AM   Subscribe

'Welcome to Earl's World' - one of the great forgotten blogs? My project to log people who've registered their first name as their domain name has already found some amazing sites, and a fair few blogs. But this seems to be the earliest, offering a Mahir-like quotability. "One man sees a glass that is half empty. Another man sees a glass that is half full. I see a glass that is twice as large as it needs to be." Does anyone know what happened to Earl? Is he a Mefi regular? What happened with his friend "Susan"? Is Abner Berzon still his stenographer? Film at eleven.
posted by feelinglistless (7 comments total)

 
One man sees a glass that is half empty. Another man sees a glass that is half full. I see a glass that is twice as large as it needs to be.

It could also be an Dilbert-like quotability (see take 12).
posted by iceberg273 at 10:51 AM on May 21, 2001


Well I thought it was interesting. One comment (two now). Probably my worst showing on Mefi. Even the Gorilla picture got more postings than this . . .
posted by feelinglistless at 10:41 AM on May 22, 2001


Not so dilberty....

I've been saying that for about two decades now. And, I'm on the wrong coast to have influenced, or been influenced by, Scott Adams.

I am in the DNRC, though....
posted by dwivian at 11:08 AM on May 22, 2001


Any clues about Abner though? C'mon Mefi, don't leave this mystery unsolved . . .
posted by feelinglistless at 11:44 AM on May 22, 2001


So when are we going to see the whole list? (Of first-name domain names, I mean.)
posted by rodii at 2:16 PM on May 22, 2001


Currently still researching. I'm actually using a baby naming book and working my way slowly through. Currently at J, page 69 of 122. Shouldn't be more than a few weeks though.

Initial findings? Other than actual personal sites and blogs, most seem to be owned by porn actresses and real estate agents, the only really famous person being Cindy Crawford. Most names are owned by companies trying to find a human face, or domain companies like net identity (who seem to own many, many of them - and you try looking at that initial screen a hundred times in a day).

The odd bit of strangeness has cropped up (really?). Would any German speakers like to crack this code? Watch out for those low-flying pop-up windows . . .
posted by feelinglistless at 2:37 PM on May 22, 2001


In case anyone stumbles here . . . Earl got in touch! His entry now sits proud at my site 'first name domains'.
posted by feelinglistless at 4:07 PM on August 2, 2001


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