Having paid tribute to two of th earlyest Polanski Show playrs -- Doc Murk and Tomski -- I want next to pay tribute to some bloggrs who became very important playrs during what I think in retrospeckt can be idennifyd as th heyday o th JPS. Each o these has, in a special way, enhancd bofe th Show and my ovrall bloggin experience.
Lets start wif Cissy Strutt.
To my knowledge, Cissy Strutt nevr had a blogski until about a year and a haff aftr th Polanski Show was startd. Yet she was awready a familyar figgr to me when, aftr starting her first blogski, Ginger Stick, she first showd up on th JPS stage.1 How was it that she was awready familyar? Well, ocourse, she is a real-world pal o th Revrend Anaglyph, and had been commenting at Tetherd Cow Ahead since a good five munts bfore I evr startd bloggin. Nfackt, a good year bfore she startd Ginger Stick, shed awready made a name fer herself by participatin in th first Rasputin International Poetry Exhibition (a.k.a. The Annual Rasputin Pickled Penis Poetry Contest).
As th poemski game was pretty well establishd by th time Ciss made her first JPS appearance (th seckon RIPE event havin just concluded), I was, ocourse, glad to see her start playin th Polanski Show stage reggalrly. About two munts latr2, I made my first appearance at Ginger Stick, and my first appearance at Blue Flyer, Cissys book blogski. About three munts aftr Cissys JPS debut, I added seprate sidebar links to bofe Ginger Stick and Blue Flyer; but a coupla munts bfore that3, Id awready added a sidebar link to Cissys Blogger profile, as a kind o gateway to bofe blogskis.
Blue Flyer didnt last much more than a haff a year, and so that linkski came down a good while backski. But th link to Ginger Stick was one o th last ones to go in th gradual paring o th JPS links-listski. Thats bcause Ginger Stick, up until it went Full Nicholson this past January, was to my mind one o th few reliably fun places to play in th blogassfear. And if you wanna know WHY it was so reliably fun, I can say that it was far more about th bloggr than it was about th blog -- which is why Im paying tribute here to Cissy Strutt.
In th abstrackt, a photo blog aint th sorta place where I typickly like to do my thing. And that, ocourse, is cuz th typickle photo bloggr aint especialy receptive to shtick. If ya aint ooh-in and ahh-in ovr th photos, you aint welckome, usualy. But Cissy had that kind of wit that can handle subtle and sophisticatd humor as well as th ribald and th raunchy. She was funny and flirtatious, and dependable. She was alla th things that have tended to make th long-time Tetherd Cow reggalrs such good Polanski Show playrs.
And a good bit o th fun I had at Ginger Stick was, ocourse, poemin fun; and so, to chronickle some o them good times I had at Cissys, lemme jus direckt ya to Poemski: The Polanski Catalog -- especially Volumes III, IV, and V.
I dont know why Cissy seems to have revertd back to her earlyer years o bein more or less exclusively a Tetherd Cow playr. I miss her being in th poemin mix, here at JPS and elsewhere.
But it has been five years, and few o th old timrs are still bloggin hot. And, as evn th Polanski Show is in its final dayskis, now aint th time fer judgments & lamentations. Nows th time fer cherishing memrys. And I gots a whirl o memrys o Cissy Strutt that I truly cherish.
I wish her wellski.
1 Cissys coment here shows up as Anonymous in spite o th fackt that she postd th coment usin her reggalr Blogger idennity. Th reasn th coment has been "anonymizd," near as I can tellski, is that this was right aroun th time that I was more or less forcd to switch ovr from Old Blogger to New Blogger. This switch seemd to anonymize some o th most recently postd coments.
2 When Ciss first showd up at th JPS, I remaind fer a while undr th impression that she had no blogskis. Thats hows come it took me so long to pay her blogskis a visit.
3 Twas around th time I first learnd o her blogskis.
Saturday, July 10, 2010