Today’s stop on the tour around he MOB is Mr. Dilettante’s Neighborhood. D has been writing steadily – very steadily, as in generally a couple of pieces a day – since 2005, at his own blog and several others around the MOB. That’s to say D is prolific. If nothing else, it’s good to know that someone else out there writes for the sheer fun of writing.
And while D is, like a lot of us, into writing politics, he likes to have fun with it too:
As many of you know, I write catalog and web copy for a decent-sized privately held company. Sometimes in the course of my duties I am asked to write catalog copy for gag gifts. One of the products I wrote for an upcoming catalog is the “Poop Bank,” which is a coin bank that is shaped like a pile of, well, poop. Rest assured, my presentation of this item was tastefully rendered and you’ll be able to see it for yourself when the catalog comes out in the fall. (By the way, the link is to our vendor).
As it turned out, I wasn’t the only person writing about poop banks this week. A couple of reporters for the Washington Post were describing a steaming pile as well:
The Obama administration plans to overhaul how it is tackling the foreclosure crisis, in part by requiring lenders to temporarily slash or eliminate monthly mortgage payments for many borrowers who are unemployed, senior officials said Thursday.
Banks and other lenders would have to reduce the payments to no more than 31 percent of a borrower’s income, which would typically be the amount of unemployment insurance, for three to six months. In some cases, administration officials said, a lender could allow a borrower to skip payments altogether.
This is madness, of course. Let us count just some of the ways:
And he does. D is one of those bloggers who, in a just world, would be getting 10-20 times the traffic he does.
So your mission is clear!