This place is full of bats.
yay! i like your old digs better. welcome home!
Welcome home! At least you won’t have that C-net stench on you when you go out from now on.
Who’s buying the first round?
Bats and spam? I thought that’s what you ate for breakfast?
Woohoo! Welcome home, oh horned one!
And let me know if you need help clearing the bats. I know a pest buster or two that could help. 🙂
Welcome back, mythical creature. This little forest always seemed better suited to your divinations than the uptown concrete jungle of CNet.
Hooves up !
Er thumbs up I mean… I think.
Welcome back, we missed you.
Guano and spam aside, it feels so much cleaner here.
Welcome home, oh horny one.
Well, I always thought the CNET move was odd, but was very happy for you nonetheless. I thought they were paying you big bucks (money, not deer, unless that’s your thing) and quite honestly wanted to know how I could get in on that action (the money, not the deer).
Anyway, I suppose congrats are in order. Now you can eat what you want, drink what you want, and blast them Beastie Boys (or are you more of a Backstreet Boys kinda creature?) whenever and however you want.
You do know, though, that this creates an inconvenience for me, right? I mean, now I’ve got two (2) entries for you in NetNewsWire. And, you’re not the only one, either. I really think all you bloggers out there need to find a home and stay there. My list of feeds is becoming huge, and I’m just not that organized.
Dude, I followed the hoofprints here. Subscribed. Love ya man.
Welcome back to where you belong!
I’ll bring some bread. Spam and bat sandwiches are my favorite.
I wish you could hit spam with a bat – but in any case, nice to see this place spring back to life.
cnet sucks anyway, welcome back!
The real question is do I leave the name in my feeds list as “The Old Macalope”?
Wild beasts like the Macalope can’t be couped up in places like CNET. He needs to roam wild and free and defecate where he may. Welcome back to the jungle, sir.
I would like to commemorate this occasion with a few words from The Bard:
Your dreams were your ticket out.
To that same old place that you laughed about.
Well the names have all changed since you hung around,
But those dreams have remained and they’re turned around.
Who’d have thought they’d lead ya (Who’d have thought they’d lead ya)
Here where we need ya (Here where we need ya)
Yeah we tease him a lot cause we’ve hot him on the spot, welcome back,
Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back.
Can I be the real Fake Macalope?
Welcome home, Macalope! It’s good to have you back where you belong. CNET is nice, but it just seemed to be sort of a mismatch, like Granny Clampett in Beverly Hills. You didn’t do your laundry in the ceee-ment pond at Ceeee-NET, did you??
At least I don’t have to sign up for CNET to post a comment now.
Oh thank God you’re back. I can flush the browser cache, and no longer will kittens die every time I click on the CNET link…
Welcome back. Good to have you here. May the food be good and the wine flow endlessly. Let’s get this party started.
A Nigerian Prince contacted me about a business opportunity selling spam and bat sandwiches. I sent him my bank account information but he hasn’t emailed me back yet.
For some reason I can’t access my ATM now.
You’re back from hell… er, CNET. Yeah.
SO glad you’re back here. I hope you can eventually shower off the Cnet smell.
Yeah, we tried to keep the bats fed while you were away. They seem to like the spam.
Good to see you back!
Amen to that, ArtMonster, amen to that. It’s better this way. She didn’t deserve you… and she was cheating on you, too.
sweet . . . welcome home furry one . . . . nice.
Surely Gruber’s been withholding enough of those cursed t-shirts by now to afford a second staffer.
It would be a clean fight between the Macalope and Dan Lyons. Well, as fair as can be expected!
Glad to have you back. This heard needs a leader with a sense of direction and humor.
Love what you’ve done with the place.
Will there be a house-cleaning party?
Heh, well that’s convenient, using OpenDNS Updater to update my dynamic IP I finally got OpenDNS to completely block CNET, ZDNET, and BNET. I might as well subscribe to your blog feed since I’m here.
‘Lope, it’s confession time. Several months ago, I deleted the bookmark to your Cnet column. Your brand of whimsy just wasn’t working there. I don’t know exactly why. This is a fine example of a simple but elusive principle:
Context can change everything. And it can do so in ways that are mysterious and difficult to define.
Daring Fireball told me about the breakup. The following sentiment may seem like a cliche, but I really really mean it: Cnet did you (and your readers) a favor by breaking up with you. I have rebookmarked this site and I’m looking forward to reading your work!
Welcome home. And fix your feed.
BAT-SPAM!! Dunna-nunna-nunna-nunna-nunna-nunna-nunna-nunna-nunna… BAT-SPAM!
@spyro I’m pretty sure “hooves up” is something else, and not in a good way.
Think “Bambi’s mom.”
And not in a good way…
Ahhh, the world feels in balance now. Welcome home, oh bat-infested one.
I’ll say to you what I said to my best friend when he broke up with unsuitable girlfriend #1: let’s be honest, it was never going to last.
Good to have you back.
Bats? You ‘gotta problem with bats? Huh? Huh? Do you?
There’s a lot of mythical Bat Creatures out there that don’t hang too far from the old Apple tree.
Excellent, so now I can rag on CNET without reservation.
Welcome back to WordPress. Try feeding the spam to your bats. They might leave.
Daniel Eran Dilger
yr dreams were yr ticket out
Wow, welcome back. I might actually start reading your blog again.
Now, see? That wasn’t so bad.
You look much more natural in these surroundings.
Gooood morning Vietnam. Oops. Wrong one. Welcome home.
Brown is beautiful!
Where is Mac-the-Knife?
Whoa! Someone had a comment party to which I wasn’t invited.
So when should we expect another entry?
Well, now. Let’s see if THIS one has to be moderated.
Ahh, much comfier here.
I never really liked CNET. I’m certain this may or may not be as good money-wise, but staying true has no price.
Especially for a mythical creature. Do you even have any expenses?
Glad you’re back!
I’m not too thrilled with the new direction at Cnet. I think it’s a good thing you’ve parted ways. (Especially under good circumstances.)
Ah, the prodigal son returns.
And I can post comments again!
CNET …ahem… CBS is kistory. Now you can let your horns grow back out.
Ummm fried bat for supper yummy
this site is much more appropriate for mythical beasts
We’re still waiting… and not patiently. I need my fix of lope-a-licous sarcasm.
Hey ‘Lope, are you done cleaning yet? Haven’t see a blog post in quite a while?
One thing this place isn’t full of is recent Macalopian postings, just like the CNET blog.
Welcome home Mr. Lope! We’ve been looking forward to your return. As others have said, this place is WAY more comfy than that stuffy old CNET.
Will someone PLEASE find the Macalope call (sounds like a deer with the sniffles) and blow it? Or maybe shine the Macalope signal in the sky…
Salt-lick? Bottle of Scotch? We need to flush the furry bastard out!
Mythical beasts need their holidays as much as the next figment, but enquiring minds want to know: is there any hope of an article this month?
Helloooo! Anyone here? Anyone here? Anyone here? Hmmm nasty echo!, and the place seems to be empty except for the bats? When you plan on gracing us with your prose again Mr ‘lope?
Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
Notify me of new posts by email.