Knauss in the House
May 16, 2006 5:07 PM   Subscribe

With little fanfare, after a hiatus that began in May, 2001, and following Greg Knauss's recent guest stint on, An Entirely Other Day has returned. Just in case you missed it.
posted by staggernation (19 comments total)
I'd never heard of EOD before this, but each of the first three items made me laugh. Thanks, staggernation.
posted by diddlegnome at 5:14 PM on May 16, 2006

Greg was bloggin' before it was a word. Glad he's back. Does anyone else remember "These Friends Of Mine?"
posted by keswick at 5:18 PM on May 16, 2006

He likes us! He really likes us!
posted by Zozo at 5:22 PM on May 16, 2006


I see he brought back his archives too. This was probably my favorite entry.
posted by gd779 at 5:24 PM on May 16, 2006

I liked this one.
posted by airguitar at 5:41 PM on May 16, 2006

"Only at two in the morning can "Start a blog" look like the solution to a mid-life crisis."
Truer words were never blogged.
posted by wendell at 5:45 PM on May 16, 2006

Is this the guy that made Kottke briefly readable with his online writing that seemed to have been typed by a living human? I'm there.
posted by fire&wings at 5:50 PM on May 16, 2006

Wow. A five-year hiatus. I'm impressed.

Oh yeah, good writing too!
posted by languagehat at 5:51 PM on May 16, 2006

Oh what a wonderful recovered find. I just read one of his last posts of May 01 for the second time -

"Who in the world has Chinese food for breakfast?"

"The Chinese?"

I'm fairly sure thats also the second time I wiped beer off my monitor. (Rubs hands briskly.... goes to get more wine....clicks on "archives".....)
posted by Sk4n at 6:09 PM on May 16, 2006

Let the celebratory honking of the brass wind instruments commence! Me too, I noticed and rejoiced a little while back.

Yeah, Greg's long been one of my favorites, and it's good to see him at it again.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:10 PM on May 16, 2006

Five years?! That means that my 'Dead?' bookmark folder has lived on three computers, and I've never bothered to check if any of the links therein have come alive again. Good to have this site back, anyway, and nice to see that Knauss starts posts with a word other than 'so' these days—that stylistic tic used to really get on my wick.

Is this the guy that made Kottke briefly readable with his online writing that seemed to have been typed by a living human?

Hee. Like me, you must've been reading the Inhuman Kottke to notice the change, though, no?
posted by jack_mo at 6:29 PM on May 16, 2006

My favorite EOD post of all time is the one about the mexican food place in LA because I've experienced the same exact thing with a former girlfriend's dad who once made a great dish featuring some meat that was best left un-translated.
posted by mathowie at 7:22 PM on May 16, 2006

This little bit made me think about myself as a blogger:
The theory: There are two kinds of bloggers, referential and experiential. Kottke is one. I, now two weeks too late in realizing this, am another.


The referential blogger uses the link as his fundamental unit of currency, building posts around ideas and experiences spawned elsewhere.


The experiential blogger is inwardly directed, drawing entries from personal experience and opinion.
GK is indicating that there are at least two hats a blogger wears: that of a link editor, and that of an original post writer. I don't know how I can simultaneously get excited to write while then paring down and editing my own work.
posted by philosophistry at 7:25 PM on May 16, 2006 [1 favorite]

Hooray! I missed him. And I'm glad the archives are there - didn't they disappear in a terrible data disaster or something?
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 7:30 PM on May 16, 2006

Okay, this guy is pretty awesome. I approve.
posted by danb at 8:48 PM on May 16, 2006

I am glad to hear he's back online. I used to check every once in a while to see if it had been updated, but stopped a couple of years ago when it looked like nothing was happening. Thanks, staggernation! More Greg Knauss can be found at fray.
posted by TedW at 5:05 AM on May 17, 2006

Thanks for the post, I loved EOD.
posted by annaramma at 2:51 PM on May 17, 2006

Oh man, thanks for letting me know it's back online. I used to read EOD in 2000... whoa... that was a long time ago.
posted by Durhey at 5:45 PM on May 17, 2006

philosophistry: that part interested me as well. I'm writing about it as we speak! As I speak, anyway.
posted by danb at 7:18 PM on May 18, 2006

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