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Hörpÿ Bëlörtëd 15nd Blörthdäÿ, Everlasting Blört! [via mjjj]
posted by not_on_display (28 comments total) 36 users marked this as a favorite
 
madamjujujive is a goddamn planetary treasure.

quonsar has a fish. in his pants.
posted by carsonb at 12:49 PM on September 28, 2015 [22 favorites]


This, along with Presurfer and Null Device, were some of my top bookmarks for a time, and all of them led me to Metafilter.
posted by Aya Hirano on the Astral Plane at 12:54 PM on September 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


madamjujujive is a goddamn planetary treasure.

Cosign. Happy blortiversary, guys!
posted by LobsterMitten at 1:01 PM on September 28, 2015 [2 favorites]


we copiously bewail all your expectancies.
posted by quonsar II: smock fishpants and the temple of foon at 1:12 PM on September 28, 2015 [9 favorites]


Gesundheit!
posted by carsonb at 1:16 PM on September 28, 2015


Battleships confide in you!
posted by queensissy at 1:26 PM on September 28, 2015 [3 favorites]


This is the first I am seeing of this masterpiece. I feel like a great void in my life, that I never knew existed, has now been filled.
posted by overeducated_alligator at 1:41 PM on September 28, 2015 [3 favorites]


Direct link to the HURFY DERFDAY TO US! post on Blort, for posterity.

This, along with Presurfer and Null Device, were some of my top bookmarks for a time, and all of them led me to Metafilter.

Presurfer also celebrated their 15 year mark recently, and it's still going strong. I'm not familiar with Null Device, and there are too many "null device blogs" to be sure which is whic.
posted by filthy light thief at 1:50 PM on September 28, 2015 [5 favorites]


Flappy HurfDay... may the original interwebs forever reign.
posted by infini at 1:58 PM on September 28, 2015 [2 favorites]


Hey, does Blort have an RSS feed? #14 of the things I miss about Google Reader GODDAM IT IM STILL MAD is how it could infallibly find the feed in any web page no matter how hidden.
posted by JHarris at 2:03 PM on September 28, 2015


Awww, thanks for the nice post, not_on_display, what fun to be on the blue, wheeeeee!!! And thanks for all the nice in-thread hurfs and durfs, guys. Good thing I swept the sawfly larvae off the front screen before we got visitors.

Here's the scoop: this is still quonsar's roll-your-own handcrafted labor-of-love code without any of the fancy geegaws in the packaged blogs - like RSS, ahem. It's quirky how we like it. Somebody has to keep it going old school.

I stumbled on the site sometime in 2000 or 2001 and was smitten by the weirdness. I sent quonsar a link about Maine's Miss Potato Blossom queen and here we are 15 years later. He and I have been pals since although we've never met irl. He's a sweetie.

He was always talking about mefi and sharing threads and then after awhile, I joined too. So here we are, older and none the wiser.
posted by madamjujujive at 2:20 PM on September 28, 2015 [30 favorites]


Presurfer also celebrated their 15 year mark recently
Interestingly, two of blogdom's most entertainingly crazy linkbloggers made their first post on the EXACT SAME DAY. Making the 24th of September a lot more than the usually 2nd day of Autumn and Libra.

As for RSS, I used one of those RSScreator thingys* to pull the Blort into my reader which it does when it updates a Weekly header.

*not going to say which one because I don't necessarily recommend it, and haven't researched enough to see if there's something better
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:58 PM on September 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


These Olde-Fashioneded Blogges are making me feel young again. It's like Web 2.0, Facebook, smartphones and Google never happened.
posted by overeducated_alligator at 3:03 PM on September 28, 2015 [3 favorites]


it's unwieldy in many ways - when i defined the db tables i had no idea what RSS even was. it's like only partly dynamic - posts get stuffed into the db, then a static page is generated. the static pages are what you see. after 7 days the page is archived and a new front page is generated. posts are pretty much freeform, with only a few rigid fields specified. i never thought it would go on this long, but juju became a rabid fan and eventually the primary curator and has never lost enthusiasm. a couple of years ago i migrated from postgres to mysql, that was a real chore! a year or so ago a php update broke it badly (a good thing since it was using all these deprecated GET/POST methods which allowed it to be hacked several times) and that took some real doing to iron out. a while back i was looking at moving it all into wordpress but with the freeform post data it would have been a huge, and largely manual task to parse it all into proper form. ugh! juju has wanted an RSS feed for years but I just don't see an easy path to get there. thanks for the post!!!!
posted by quonsar II: smock fishpants and the temple of foon at 3:31 PM on September 28, 2015 [12 favorites]


I'm not familiar with Null Device, and there are too many "null device blogs" to be sure which is whic.

That would be the blog of Metafilter's own acb.
posted by Aya Hirano on the Astral Plane at 3:52 PM on September 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


So much love for the Blort and those who have been bringing it to us for all these years! I often go for long periods without checking in and then have a Blort Binge and then everything seems weird for a while. Some of my all-time favorite things online, I found through Everlasting Blort. Thanks for exposing me to all the blorty goodness!
posted by danabanana at 6:09 PM on September 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


Yay! Toot toot!
posted by carter at 8:48 PM on September 28, 2015 [2 favorites]


You magnificent bastard. Yes, you. High powered. Mutated.
posted by loquacious at 11:25 PM on September 28, 2015 [2 favorites]


Blort. Autocorrect: "Blotter". Best website ever.
posted by Rumple at 11:29 PM on September 28, 2015 [2 favorites]


i had no idea what RSS even was

Cue I remember when

Dave winer talked about whose it was, and then RSS 2.0 came and Atom. I was just a n00b then in the blogosphere.
posted by infini at 3:35 AM on September 29, 2015 [2 favorites]


WhooHoo!
posted by OmieWise at 6:04 AM on September 29, 2015 [2 favorites]


I'm so all about RSS that it was necessary to put the Blort in my reader and let it let the title wear its timeout icon. That reminds me to fire up the browser and visit twice a week.

Everlasting Blort was my first experience with masterfully curated strange. It remains an example of excellence of content.

Thank you, Quonsar (II, etc) and Madame Jujujive.

Respect
posted by ptochocrat at 6:04 AM on September 29, 2015 [2 favorites]


So glad that it's still a live part of the web!

Klaatu barada nicto!

Oh, no. That was Gort wasn't it.

Carry on.
posted by asok at 6:37 AM on September 29, 2015 [2 favorites]


Meeozzpian do-day ZoMp, zort bingza, ne-salutations. BLORt foreth with bloom Zort-na.

The bestest smockish goods store around.
posted by clavdivs at 6:51 AM on September 29, 2015 [2 favorites]


Dear Madam,

Do you perchance ever consider a mlkshk?

Sincerely...
posted by infini at 7:37 AM on September 29, 2015 [1 favorite]


Do you perchance ever consider a mlkshk?

the neighbors complain about the boys in her yard.
posted by quonsar II: smock fishpants and the temple of foon at 8:17 AM on September 29, 2015 [3 favorites]


Callooh! Callay! For madam jjj! Someone bought me a (mini) iPad, thus these days I can check the Blort every morning before I even get out of bed. This has done a lot for a) warping my mind and b) destroying my productivity. So those are two good things.

We can even sing 'Happy Birthday' to the site now for free. Another good thing.
posted by LeLiLo at 6:00 PM on September 29, 2015 [3 favorites]


Oops, missed this one. Happy belated B-day, Blort!

madamjujujive is a goddamn planetary treasure.

quonsar has a fish. in his pants.


Hear, hear!
posted by homunculus at 9:50 AM on October 10, 2015 [1 favorite]


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