Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Commentary

I'm experimenting with enabling post comments, so play nice.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Loved your Severus Snape story, which led me to your blog. Dear Lord, I haven't laughed that hard in ages. Thanks so much, Aunt Beth!

ShannJ said...

Hi!!! I'll play nice! We need to get together one of these times you are in town. Your nephew is adorable! I love reading your blog - you've kept me laughing since 9th grade. Keep up the good work!

luv ya, shannyboat ;-)

susan said...

I donna howa play nice

Anonymous said...

Ooooooh, do I get to be the first one to post a comment. Cool! I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog, which I found after reading your very funny Snape article. I'm a huge Harry Potter nerd, and nearly died laughing when you referred to Snape's clothing as the Johnny Cash collection. Every since then, I've been laughing with you (and sometimes at you, just kidding!!!) Thanks!

MB said...

Oh good! People using the comments to tell me I'm awesome. Hi everybody! I think I like this.

Julie said...

As an Official College Undergrad, I just want to say your blog and its archives got me through a really awful finals week last quarter. I love your stuff. Although it wouldn't have hurt if you felt like writing insightful analysis of the situation in Northern Ireland now and then... just kidding.

John B. said...

I thought that I'd be the first to leave you a string of obscenities or sexual innuendo, but then I figured that you might get all wet and excited.

Everyone knows that no matter how long you have been posting to a blog, you truly don't have an official blog until you get spammed to death or cursed out by a disgrunted reader in your comments section.

Nice to see that you have commenting.

Amy Lou said...

Comments...cool.

I found the blog after the "Star Wars" article on Obi Wan, which made my cry I was laughing so hard.

Just a few words of advice. Definitely enable the code for comments so you don't get spam (I have a non-existent readership but got offers for all sorts of interesting things). And prepare for stupid people who will, no matter how nicely we all play, feel it's their duty to be complete and utter jerks.

Cheers.

2xgtld said...

Looks like that Severus Snape article was the big draw- I also found you that way and have been ROLLING reading your stuff! I'm a professor too and - and you really captured the dread, fear, nausea and sweet ways to butter up the little darlings in that article. I absolutely love teaching- and your honest and funny anecdotes are hilarious! I spent several hours reading your archives only to read then that I wasn't the only one spending far too much time reading blogs. Thanks for the link... Do you read other's blogs?

Anonymous said...

Love you, Mary Beth! You are awesomely funny and an inspiration to me:):)

Anonymous said...

Loved the archive link to "Must be wonderful in Vermont this time of year, all that snow"! I thought my mom and I were the only ones who knew every single word out of Bing's mouth (and Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen's, for that matter) in White Christmas... Glad to know there's someone else my age with the same holiday tradition!

Janet The Reader said...

YESSSS! An enabled comments section! This makes things so much easier. :)
By the way, yes, you totally rock.

Anonymous said...

Loved the country music glamour girls slams - my fav so far.

Ri said...

Found you a while ago via your article about Mr. Darcy. I think I shared it with every woman I knew. Thank you for the laughs, and keep it up!

Stephanie said...

I guess I have to jump on the Severus Snape bandwagon here -- that's how I found you too. I've been working my way through your archives, ever since. It's been hard, trying to laugh really hard (silently) so my coworkers don't hear me ...

Abs said...

Lacking the funds needed to receive a joyous hello from you in your blog, my sister and I have debated about how to out ourselves as your biggest fans. Now you've given us the perfect opportunity! Thanks for the laughs.

Laney in Memphis said...

I have been reading this blog for about 9 months now, and I love it! Mary Beth you are the bestest ever! I love Cin city too. I go to Kings Island at least once a year. Go Bangels!

Alonna Larson said...

I love reading your blog. You frequently help me waste time at work. lol. Thanks for giving me a reason to slack off.

Jen said...

I stumbled across your blog due to your 'Firth Factor' column, which rocked. I've been reading faithfully ever since, mostly when I should be working.

BTW - what did you think of the newest incarnation of Pride & Prejudice? I liked it, although I had some issues with is (who the hell goes traipsing the countryside pre-dawn because they can't sleep?)

racheal said...

Hey -- I love the comments idea.

I have been reading since your MSN article on moive men. You are so funny and such a talented writer....just love that dry wit!! I have been meaning to email you for a while to tell you how much I loved your entry about your friend's wedding and the blue star. I swear it brought tears to my eyes. I know, what a loser I am...I don't even know you guys and I am tearing up over a barrette!! Anyway, keep on doing your thing, we love it.

P.S. I also went through a serious N.K.O.T.B. stage -- I loved me some Jordan Knight!! Thanks for publicly admitting your secret, at least now I know it wasn't just me :-)

Anonymous said...

you had me at "you tried, young, hot Obi-Wan, you tried," and I have been a faithful reader ever since. Keep up the awesome work.

Patty M. said...

An Beeeeeaaaaaath, I got hooked after your MSNBC article about the original super-grim Grimm's tales. It always bothered me that Cinderella's stepsisters got to keep their toes & heels in the cartoon. Gimme some blood! Anyway, you're now a "Favorite" and I guess that makes me a patron. Time to start paying the toll, I guess. :) Thanks for all the laughs.

JD said...

Love it! Love it! Love it! I've been a fan since the Obi Wan article. I'm in the final stress-filled weeks of finishing my dissertation and the only thing that has kept me sane are your stories (articles, blogs, notes?)...

You're not going to correct our grammar and punctuation in the comment section, are you?

Melanie said...

Your blog posts are very entertaining - I appreciate raw humor. Your style is unique in a god way. You should consider writing a book. If you're interested in that, let me know and I'll put you in touch with my editor, who can provide you some help in getting started. You can contact me at: melanie_palacios@yahoo.com

Keep up the good work on your blogs!!

Anonymous said...

...and the flower pedals rained down upon the fair skinned sage of sarcasim...her subjects swell in number and lay honor system homage at the foot of her temple...in thanks to someone they have grown so close to, but have never seen.

Eric
Reader since last summer

MJ said...

Hi Mary Beth!

Found you a while ago -- something off of MSNBC I'm sure but I don't know what. I love reading your work!

Katie said...

I love all your articles, particularly the one about Obi-Wan Kenobi and Severus Snape. You never cease to amuse me with your stories. Thank you!

Abigail said...

Merry (still) Christmas, MB! :)
Your blog is so informative. I always learn about something like horse racing or rocketships or... strangers in florida. It's the best. I like reading your MSNBC stuff too.
*throws a muddy slushball* It snowed today, so will probably be 60 tomorrow. That's the news from North Cackalakee.

RobThrobs said...

o i have the unmitigated gall to brag that i have received no less that FOUR personal addressed-to-me-and-only-me emails from the goddess herself! she has offered (unsolicited) advice on my love life! she has tendered birthday greetings! she has even admitted that in her heart of hearts, she knows that the forty-niners are the only football team anyone in her right mind would support! HAH! top THAT, peon acolytes! mary beth has even agreed to be my platonic lover! WOO plus HOO equals WOOHOO!
rob in california (THE acknowledged home state of all superior athletic teams, from college to professional in pretty much every aspect except for hockey, which is not really a sport as far as we californians can tell, the mighty ducks none-the-less)

Gunzz said...

Mary Beth is so cool. I disagree with the politics (when did she become so right-wing) but I love the witty sarcasm.

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