The title could just as easily be, "If bloggers had been alive when..."
In view of the fact that history repeats itself, I suspect we would
cover historic events much as we do current events.
So, pick an historic (or not) moment in history, write an itty bitty diary, then add what you think the commenters would have said.
Here is 1st Annual Diaries You've Never Seen.
I'll do one first...
Sir Edmund Percival Hillary.
On 29 May 1953 at the age of 33, Hillary and Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers known to have reached the summit of Mount Everest
comment: Oh sure, now just watch every idiot in the world name their kid Hillary!
comment: Nah, only some jerk sitting in his parents basement chewing on cheetoes would do that! (gotta be a Democrat)
comment: Hey, I think Hillary is a pretty name. I think Hillary would be very likeable.
One of my favorites from last year's diary was this one by
Breaking: odd ships approach coastline
men aboard wear strange hats and speak gibberish. They are willing to trade meat and fish for unusual objects. They have terrible teeth and smell funny, so stay well back.
comment: Probably just those crazy Mayans. They love to dress up and crap.
comment: You're making that shit up.
comment: Nothing will come of this. They will go back where they came from and we will never hear from them again. Their technology is so primitive they can't even feed themselves without our help.
by decembersue on Sat Aug 29, 2009 at 09:19:12 PM MDT
RonV wrote this one:
WTF?!?!? Jesus is dead? (
Herod News Service (HNS):
Conflicting reports are surfacing the Jesus of Nazareth, aka: Jesus Christ, The Messiah, The Savior, That Carpenter Dude, was recently subjected to capital punishment after having exhausted all of his appeals.
Justice Antonius Scalius stated that, despite no evidence that Jesus was a threat to the state, proper procedures had been followed and so his death was "just fine by me".
Other reports say that he is no longer dead and that his followers report having conversed with him as recently as three days after his reported execution.
However, one former disciple named Thomas has cast doubt on this story.
comment: What, no word from is Biggus Dickus?
comment: I'm Brian and so's me wife.
comment: For Christ sake... not this spam again!
"I was so easy to defeat, I was so easy to control, I didn't even know there was a war."
by RonV on Sat Aug 29, 2009 at 08:37:13 PM MDT
Short but oh so sweet by jazzmaniac....
Hi, my name is Anne Frank.
comment: This is not a diary.
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Much of life is knowing what to Google
(and blogging at BPI Campus)
by JanF on Sat Aug 29, 2009 at 11:38:31 PM MDT
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by indycam on Sat Aug 29, 2009 at 11:45:23 PM MDT
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I never did figure out how to work that Morse Code Translator!
Links to more .... guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing.
If you have a favorite and I missed it, please link it in the comments.
I've stolen a phrase from a Black Kos diary which I think is the most welcoming phrase on all of Daily Kos: The front porch is now open. Pull up a chair, put your feet up and relax.
Okay, I just poured myself a glass of Chardonnay. Grab your wine or sparkling water, maybe even some demon run. The floor is yours.