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Oh, the shark bites

Can a blog jump the shark? Some would say this blog jumped the shark shortly after 9/11. I prefer to think of it as jumping Springfield Gorge. And making it over. Though, lately, the sharks have certainly been circling. I can smell them.

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Have you heard the expression: "Jump the shark"? Wayne Hurlbert has written a fascinating post with the title, Can a blog "jump the shark"? [Editor's note: Commissar of the Politburo Diktat, please forgive us... ;)] UPDATE 08/20/04: The sharks are a... [Read More]

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Sharks make good soup. Show 'em who's really at the top of the food chain.

"Fish are friends, not food!"

You're gonna need a bigger boat.

Man goes into cage, cage goes into salsa. Shark is in salsa.

The thing about a shark, it's got lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eyes. When it comes at you it doesn't seem to be livin'... until one of them lefties bites you, and those black eyes roll over white.

Farewell and adieu to you fair Spanish ladies
Farewell and adieu you ladies of Spain.
For we received orders for to sail back to Boston
And soon never more will we see you again.

What we are dealing with here is a perfect engine, a blogging machine. It's really a miracle of evolution. All this machine does is blog and eat and make little bloggers and that's all.

What we are dealing with here is a perfect engine, a blogging machine. It's really a miracle of evolution. All this machine does is blog and eat and make little bloggers and that's all.

I'll depart from the levity here for a moment, mainly because this has been a serious topic of consideration for me for some time. While I generally argue that longevity is important to a blog's success, others counter with the newer is always better on the internet argument. I like to think that longevity and consistency, along with evolution and current awareness, keep any blog from jumping the shark.

You, m'dear, have harpooned the shark (along with Richard Dreyfus) and declared an absolute (small) victory!

McGehee,

Have you had shark fin soup? Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) would probably join you at the table and eat a bowl of soup!

Just behind the reef
are the big sharp teeth
of the sharks
that can swim on the land

can't you feel them cicling, honey
can't you see them swimming around?
you got fins to the left
fins to the right
and you're the only bait in town

apologies to Jimmy Buffett

Keep going, Michelle. I think you're blog is terrific.

The shark ate me like a month ago.

Some blogs jump the shark (think: Wonkette), but many more just have slow stretches here and there when fatigue sets in. The best cure for a blog is just to take the occasional breather.

"Oh, the shark, babe, has such teeth, dear
And it shows them pearly white
Just a jackknife has old MacHeath, babe
And he keeps it out of sight."

Blog on as long as the band still swings, and as long as you still have that same old feeling stepping up to the microphone.

I hope you never jump a Shark, 'cus not only are you married but also:

When you're a Jet,
You're a Jet all the way
From your first cigarette
To your last dyin' day.

Oh, wait, y'all are talking about jumping THE shark... never mind.

Naw, it's the "I'm gonna make it! I'm king of the world! I feel so alive!" Without the subsequent "D'oh! D'oh! D'oh! D'oh! D'oh!"

(Although the 'blogging machine' post made me laugh out loud).

When I jump the shark, I'll do it in leather jacket, boots, and bermuda shorts.

Just like Fonzi.

Thanks for that image, Goldstein. Me, I'm laughing; but my wife is thinking: hmmm.

Fish is good brain food they say so maybe a few enviromentlists should eat more fish and less granola bars then they will get a brain boost and to andrea harris quit watching the disney channel and the nonsense from PETA it will do you a lot of good

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