2005-11-17

A rechristening

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When I started Tehachapiltdownman I was a newsman, Romenesko addict and AJR reader. And so when I started my blog, even though I followed the lead of blogging friends and made it personal in topic, I had a desire to produce something of journalistic value. Thus the name Tehachapiltdownman.

Tehachapi because I was in the know in Tehachapi. I could let readers know things before they would otherwise know. I could be the city's inside source.

Piltdown Man because I felt like a fraud and was not sure I would provide my blog with any follow-through. I didn't know where blogging would take me, but I felt like I was moving onto ground where I did not belong.

The name was awkward and confusing and I never really liked it, although it has grown on me some. But as Lady Steed and I are preparing to leave Tehachapi and as I have never been Mr Eye-on-Tehachapi, I can no longer delay changing the name.

One thing that has kept this name change a long time in coming is that the name I want to give it, Safety First!, has an accompanying graphic that I cannot find anywhere. My favorite second choice is Ample Portions.

Next time I post I will reveal the new name of the late great Tehachapiltdownman. Your thoughts are most certainly welcome.

21 comments:

  1. When are you guys moving? Are you leaving state or just town?

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  2. Ooh, the anticipation is killing me. I might just skip work today and tomorrow until I find out the new name of your blog.

    I vote for... Meh. I can't think of anything clever.

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    Well, unless someone comes up with something brilliant, it's between Safety First! and Ample Portions.

    Already excluded but previously considered:

    Bedrock Blues
    Lesson in Baizzerizm
    Rude Awakening
    Scary Yard of Straw
    Fishstick Central
    xMonger Watch

    Actually, I just made most of those up, but you get the idea.

    (To Mandi--just nearer to my place of employment. This three-hour communte is killing me and making proper lesson preparation a near impossibility.)

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  4. May I suggest a few names?

    Grandma's Britches
    A Little Slice of Heaven
    Blatant Disregard for Rhombi
    Vicious Monkeys (for that matter)
    Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz Jefferson
    I Wish I Had A Better Looking Mole

    And finally

    My DAD is an HONOR STUDENT at Central Junior High.

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    Don't you love that Vicious Monkeys link?

    (blog name suggestion from word verification: lovopext)

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  6. This three-hour communte is killing me...

    I wondered how long it would be before you cracked! It was killing ME just knowing about it!!!!!!!!!

    PS: I like Ample Portions

    PPS: I also was leaning toward Blantant Disregard (minus the "for Rhombi")

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  7. How about:

    The Times They Are a Changin'

    Stop, Drop, and Roll

    My Bologna Had a First Name, Then He Died

    Seven Ways to Achieve Nirvana

    Lucky Stilts

    Tick Tock Clock, the Clock is Ticking for You

    ?

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    Man. So many good suggestions....

    Must ... think ... harder ....

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  9. I kinda sorta like the Vicious Monkeys. And if that's not available, there's always Viscous Monkeys.

    I have a hard time understanding the Ample Portions, but I guess that's because you I just don't have a visual image of you that coincides with a title like that. The curse of you being a People I Wish I Knew instead of a People I Know.

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  10. Alright, I thought of more now:

    Thmazing (I like it cuz it's simple and mysterious, and you)

    and

    That's Thmazing or That's Thincredible

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  11. tee hee hee

    Thmazing's Thmusings

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    Thmazing's Thmusings.... Heh heh. That's a good one.

    Is it too hard to say though?

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    Edgy--

    What. Are you saying I'm fat?

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  14. I would never say you're fat. I'm not THAT insensitive. I just don't have a mental image of you being ample.

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    You need to think of my intellectual largesse.


    oijmjmo
    ligivzrk

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  16. Ah. Well, of course I didn't think of that. My minimal faculties are incapable of fathoming the expanses of your intellectual largesse.

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    Intellectual Largesse
    Narcissism Central
    Return to Narcissism
    Is Awesome
    Inability to Choose
    Paralyzed by Indecision

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  18. Are these new title choices? I'm immediately drawn to the Paralyzed by Indecision. That rocks.

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  19. Who cares how you say it?

    The blog is meant to be read not said. In fact, one day I am going to write a fantasy novel that is purely satirical.

    The title character:
    Thrarthr.

    It's gotta be funny enough to make people talk, but when they talk about it, they will cringe at having to say any of the names aloud...

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    Good luck. I know a little something about writing books with character names people hate.

    ---thindecisive

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  21. Whatever you name it, I will follow your links.

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