December 06, 2004

You Know What I Miss?

I miss the Plain Layne comment threads.

I mean, every day, I miss them.


Posted by Ryan at December 6, 2004 01:24 PM

Funny you should mention this. I was just thinking about it last week. I even went over to Odin's site to see if he was getting more traffic. But no. I think people are still just too creeped out by the whole thing.

Posted by: Joshua at December 6, 2004 02:22 PM

You know, the Plain Layne blog itself, just the writing, was fine and all, but I was always more fascinated by the comment threads: the cheerleaders and nay-sayers and armchair psychologists. It was like bubble-gum for the brain, a nice escape from news and politics. Almost everyone over there on the link list were encountered at Plain Layne. That comment box was something more special than the blog itself, and it kinda sucks that it got disbanded. But, I guess, oh well.

Posted by: Ryan at December 6, 2004 02:36 PM

Yeah, definitely. I've looked around for someone who would work instead, but the closest I've come is Everyday Stranger. And I know that wouldn't work.

The problem is, I think, no real person would sit still for that level of critique.

Posted by: Joshua at December 6, 2004 03:13 PM

Me too too.

Posted by: Lily at December 6, 2004 05:41 PM

And no, everyday stranger won't work because if you even mention that she is getting lost in the relationship, or anything remotely negative about the way he treats her, she takes your comment off, and gets pissy about it. I mean I understand that it's all good in her eyes, and it's her blog, but jeeze, nobody's perfect.
I hate to say it, but I miss a fictional character. Although I still miss Gilligan's Island too, and not the new one.

Posted by: Donna at December 6, 2004 10:38 PM

i kno!!! i just got hold of the entire archive of html for the main site, but i havent had time to check if it has the comment threads. i came into this thingy to late to have been part of it unfortunatly, but obsessions have always been fun.

Posted by: deb at December 6, 2004 11:13 PM

let. it. go.

Posted by: leblanc at December 6, 2004 11:42 PM

i don't know, ryan. that last post has you and joshua in a tub, which i will be trying to dislodge from my conscious for some time, i'm sure. there's a little plain layne in there somewhere.

Posted by: seed at December 7, 2004 09:07 AM

Oh, I've let it go, leblanc. Still, the PL comment threads provided a nice daily escape from actual, SERIOUS, dialogue. Like I said, it was bubble gum for the brain.

Posted by: Ryan at December 7, 2004 09:08 AM

Yeah, I miss that sense of community. It was a hang out place where you never knew which of the regulars would be there but someone was always there.

Posted by: amelia at December 7, 2004 10:04 AM

I've let it go, though I still harbor some ill will towards the asswipe. But I also miss those threads, they were fun and funny and like the local note board.

PS Ryan, Haloscan sucks today, it won't let me comment without submission errors.

Posted by: Johnny Huh? at December 7, 2004 12:21 PM

I miss peanutbutterfudge ice cream from Friendly's.

Posted by: David Grenier at December 7, 2004 01:26 PM

I miss rootbeer creamsicles.

Posted by: Joshua at December 7, 2004 01:49 PM

I got a rootbeer creamsicle for you.

Posted by: David Grenier at December 7, 2004 02:06 PM

I miss Summer of 1987, when "Pour Some Sugar On Me" blared from every radio.

Posted by: David Grenier at December 8, 2004 09:34 AM

I miss my parents. And Punky Brewster.

Posted by: Ryan at December 8, 2004 09:47 AM

Ryan I bet you miss Alf as well...

Posted by: amelia at December 8, 2004 10:50 AM

I miss TSR.

Posted by: David Grenier at December 8, 2004 11:57 AM

I miss being able to say "With a strap on dildo" in daily comment threads.

And I miss the simplicity of being a child.

Posted by: Johnny Huh? at December 8, 2004 12:15 PM

I miss comment threads that aren't filled with sarcastic butt-monkeys.

Okay, I don't miss those.

Posted by: Ryan at December 8, 2004 12:20 PM

I miss the limericks.

Posted by: CanuckFlash at December 8, 2004 01:03 PM

i miss scully.

Posted by: seed at December 8, 2004 01:28 PM

Very rarely do I comment on the blogs I read, but I loved that I could tell "Layne" exactly what I thought of her actions. I even kinda liked how other commenters would get all pissy and tell me how horrible & insensitive I was. Ah, the good ole days.

Posted by: Mandy at December 8, 2004 02:04 PM

When I was a kid I had a poster on the back of my bedroom door that I think I got by ordering enough mad libs and Hardy Boys novels from Arrow Book Orders or something.

It was a poster of Fonzie on a motorcycle holding his tumbs up, and in huge letters across the bottom it said "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!"

I miss that.

Posted by: David Grenier at December 8, 2004 03:59 PM

Come to think of it, I miss those games where you had to look through an empty pop can to the bottom to see if you were a winner. Particularly, I miss the Pepsi 21 game, where you had to find numbers that added up to 21, except it was almost impossible, because there were, like, four cans with odd numbers throughout America. I drank a lot of fucking pop that summer. A lot of fucking pop. I'm still feeling the effects of the caffeine from that summer, I'm fairly certain.

Posted by: Ryan at December 8, 2004 04:24 PM

I miss know that candy that fizzed in your mouth. I figured it was the closest I ever came to giving a blow...GAH! never mind.

Posted by: Lily at December 8, 2004 06:14 PM

I miss "Dynamite" magazine. And National Geographic World.

Posted by: James at December 9, 2004 12:41 AM

I miss The Wonder Years and Doogie Howser, M.D.

Posted by: Xmarduk at December 9, 2004 12:17 PM

Yeah, The Wonder Years was definitely a good show, and Winnie sure turned out hot. I miss Cheers. Ooh, and The A-Team, just because it was so fantastically awful.

Posted by: Ryan at December 9, 2004 12:37 PM

By which you mean, fantastically *awesome*.

Posted by: David Grenier at December 9, 2004 02:07 PM

And Baywatch, it didn't have just women on it. And McGyver. I just love men who can do stuff. (Again, it's the whole professor on Gilligan's Island thing.)

Posted by: Donna at December 12, 2004 07:07 AM

Bite me, Donna.

I deleted one of your comments, yes. It was over the top, hostile, and for fuck's sake it wasn't necessary. You got away with it on Layne's site since SHE WASN'T REAL. You think I get pissy? See what happens if I write a diatribe about how the love of your life will dump you for a younger woman when he gets tired of you.

See how it makes you feel.

It actually didn't piss me off-I know he won't do that. But it would piss him off and that is not ok in my book.

Posted by: Helen at December 14, 2004 10:09 AM

I think I "missed" something on that one.


Posted by: Xmarduk at December 15, 2004 02:44 PM

Wow, and here I thought this comment thread had played itself out.


Posted by: Ryan at December 15, 2004 03:54 PM

Good Point. Anyways, this was where i met her. You can join for free as well

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