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Hello World, Goodbye Sock Puppet

I just spent 25 minutes on Google trying to figure out which film critic threatened to quit if the producers of Police Academy made another sequel. They did. He didn’t.

It’s important that you know this is how I decided to make my splash here. Earlier today (or yesterday, for those reading from Nova Scotia), the esteemed Athol Kay threatened “to hang up my hat” if I ever joined one of these “shiny group blogs.”

As Ricky Bobby said, “Did that blow your mind because THAT JUST HAPPENED!”

I have a hunch our beloved Kiwi will weasel out by saying he only was going to hang up his hat, not his mangy toupee-wearing sock. Says Happy Harry H. in Pump Up the Volume, “So be it.”

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Aside from the fact that I’m here because Benn felt sorry for me after I was left out of the cool kids’ club in the first round, bringing back fond memories of the 17 minutes I spent waiting to be picked for kickball, the bigger question I’m trying to answer is what am I going to bring to the table?

I already talk national on my blog as well as local, proving (at least to myself) that you can do so successfully. Though I can’t figure out why my Technorati ranking’s falling as my Feedburner subscriptions keep rising. So I don’t need an outlet.

Unless, of course, I make this the outlet where I kick it like Facemob and shout “F*** the (Trademark) Police” … know what I saying?

Maybe in time some of the more acerbic screeds will make their way over here. Just as maybe in time B.R. will find out I’m here mostly because I’m falling for Lani. I mean, who can’t love a gal who signs her e-mails, “OU Sucks.” Especially after they kicked some Bevo tuchas just this past weekend.

Ah, well … maybe it’s time for this champ to stop talking, sit out a few plays.

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Until next time, I’m Jonathan Dalton. You stay classy, agentgenius readers.

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Jonathan Dalton is a Realtor with RE/MAX Desert Showcase in Peoria, Arizona and is the author of the All Phoenix Real Estate blog as well as a half-dozen neighborhood sites. His partner, Tobey, is a somewhat rotund beagle who sleeps 21 hours a day.



  1. Benn Rosales

    October 11, 2007 at 3:55 am

    Holy Spit! Dude, way to rock a blog- I’m speechless! I really needed more cowbell though so if you could squeeze off a few more Farrell quotes your next post will be even better! Rock On J.

  2. Lani Anglin

    October 11, 2007 at 4:36 am

    OMG- shake & bake!!! Is that a catch phrase or epilepsy?

    🙂 I’m glad you’ve jumped on board- I’ll miss Athol though since he’s retiring. This has to be the best sign on in history- I hope you submit this to the CoRE for 10/22…

  3. Athol Kay

    October 11, 2007 at 5:11 am

    OMFG you did this on purpose didn’t you!

    You’re baiting me, you know you’re baiting me.

    (I still can’t find the email….)

  4. Benn Rosales

    October 11, 2007 at 5:23 am

    lol theres a link at the bottom right column, email me.

    Yeah, don’t submit this week J. AG is hosting so it wouldn’t look right when you took all of the categories with this post. =]

  5. Jay Thompson

    October 11, 2007 at 6:53 am

    Heh heh… I saw that on Athol’s place… we’ll see how the miserable woolen bastard weasel’s out of this one.

    If Dalton’s here, I may have to reconsider.

    And really, seven points is hardly “kicking tuchas” and OU DOES suck!

  6. Athol Kay

    October 11, 2007 at 7:07 am

    No weaseling required at all Jay. My blog has an ironclad set of Terms accessible from the footer, which explicitly say…

    “Also individual posts may be; incomplete, half right, poorly researched, may simply be a question posed as an answer, deranged or otherwise be in error as a nonexclusive list of low truthiness”

    Which is to say. I don’t give a damn what I said yesterday.

  7. Jonathan Dalton

    October 11, 2007 at 3:46 pm

    All this ruckus over little ol’ me?

    And Athol, would I really bait you? Heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh.

  8. Athol Kay

    October 11, 2007 at 4:04 pm

    Any time I force anyone to Google search Police Academy for 25 minutes, I count it as a victory.

  9. April Groves

    October 11, 2007 at 4:06 pm

    Crap…Lani beat me to the old “shake and bake” thing.

    I’m going back to bed…Jonathan’s opener is making me feel woefully inadequate…I’ll bring sexy back tomorrow…

  10. Mariana - Springs Realty Scoop

    October 11, 2007 at 4:16 pm

    Viva La Sock Puppet …

  11. Jonathan Dalton

    October 11, 2007 at 4:43 pm

    I’ve been telling my 8-year-old for the last six months that I’m bringing sexy back. She’s got the eye roll down pat.

    (Old inside joke, kids … every year for our Daddy-Daughter dinner dance she takes me shopping for something that will hide my whale-like form. And every year I ask her if the outfit makes me look sssssexxxxy.)

  12. Jonathan Dalton

    October 11, 2007 at 4:47 pm

    Viva La Sock Puppet?

    It’s a man wearing a toupee-wearing sock!!!

  13. Mariana - Springs Realty Scoop

    October 11, 2007 at 5:05 pm

    Viva La Sock Puppet. Yes. Viva La anyone who dons their refrigerator with a car magnet.

  14. Mariana - Springs Realty Scoop

    October 11, 2007 at 5:06 pm

    … a magnet meant for a car.

  15. Athol Kay

    October 11, 2007 at 5:30 pm

    Hey it’s not fault my car is made of plastic and the magnets don’t work!

  16. Jonathan

    October 11, 2007 at 6:42 pm

    Hey Athol … if you join, we can be the Magic Man and El Diablo … unless someone beats you to being The Magic Man!

  17. Jay Thompson

    October 12, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    “Any time I force anyone to Google search Police Academy for 25 minutes, I count it as a victory.”


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