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This is a very handy place to send your death threats. Also, if my blog has made you angry, given you irritable bowel syndrome, or just left you with garden-variety nausea, please do not hesitate to tell me all about it in excruciating detail.

Go on. You know you want to.

16 responses

  1. Traveling the country is a dirty job, but I’m glad to do it for you, saving you time and money. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love yours. Love Guru of Negativity. I try to be positive, but it’s damned hard sometimes!


  2. You are so cranky! I love it. Please keep saying the things that would get all of us non-anons in trouble. It give me great vicarious pleasure.

    And, no, I’m not admitting which ones I agree with. Safety first.


  3. Hi,
    I read your post about the death of a lady who died from water intoxication after taking part in a radio contest in hopes of winning a game console. I thought it was interesting that you felt that both parties were somewhat responsible for the incident. Many are also question if the judgment was a fair one. Here’s a video I thought might be relevant to your post:

    The video takes a closer look at the controversy by looking at whether the radio station should have taken more precautions or if it was an issue of personal accountability on the contestant’s part. It features news coverage from a diverse cross-section of news outlets to examine what people are saying about the case. Among the sources highlighted in the video is the call from a nurse who had called in to warn the DJs about water intoxication and their reaction to the nurse. I hope you will consider embedding the video in the Shouts From the Abyss blog. videos analyze and synthesize news coverage of important global issues from multiple sources. Its unique method of presenting how different media outlets around the world are covering a story provides context to help viewers understand both local and complex global issues.

    Please let me know if you have any questions,



  4. I just noticed your copyright thingy over there —-> So how did you do that? Did you have to pay for it? Apply for it? Or is it automatically copyrighted? Just wondering…



    1. I guess I should add “hobbyist attorney” to my self-description! Ha! I’d only charge five cents an hour, though. 🙂

      I used the WordPress text widget to make the box. The contents I wrote myself. It is my understanding that as the content producer, I’m already the copyright holder for anything I write.

      As the original copyright holder, you have several options. You can let it go public domain if you don’t care about maintaining your rights. (This is similar to publishing on Wikipedia.)

      Or you can grab an existing license that controls how your work can be used. You’ve probably seen things like this before. A common one is the Creative Commons license. Their web site helps you customize a license to suit your needs. For example: It is fairly common to allow people permission to republish your work (images, text, music, art) but only if they cite you as the source and link back to your web site or blog. As the owner of the “intellectual property” the choice is completely up to you.

      I went with a more traditional style copyright that basically says, if you want to republish my stuff, all you have to do is ask. Excerpts are generally allowed no matter what, but I prefer to get a link and credit for my work.

      “Work.” Ha! That’s rich! Like any of my shit has any actual value! 🙂

      I hope this advice helps. As always, if you really want to cover your ass and protect your work, consult with a real attorney.


  5. Here is a direct link that might be helpful:
    Creative Commons License Generator


  6. Hey thanks – I was thinking that too – that it’s sort of got an inherent copyright to it (not sure if that’s correct wording or not!)… thanks a bunch!


    1. So I was checking out the Creative Commons stuff – do you mind if I just copy yours? It says exactly what I want to say….?


  7. Of course not. 🙂 Please feel free.


  8. Like the new blog theme, or maybe it’s always been this way and I’m just noticing it. But I just tried to write a comment on your Road Rage post and WTF, no matter what I hit, I can’t figure out how to comment on the individual post. Hey, is that my husband flipping you off over there? You better take him down. Love that this was happening on your way to the recycling center. All that’s missing was that you spilled your latte.


    1. First, woot on seeing you! I’ve been wondering how you were doing. I think I even stopped by and dropped hints on your blog. 🙂

      Second, your comment is awesome. You indeed have some skills. Alas, I didn’t have a latte. I was just coming from breakfast.

      Third, yes, it is a new theme. Based on your comment it sounds like it might have a technical problem. Perhaps that explains the quiet of late. What is your browser? I’ll investigate and see if I can determine the problem.



  9. Hiya, I just got your note from 11 Nov — it was in my bulk mail! Screwy yahoo. Anyhoo, I think I rectified the WP link in my comment/ siggie. Thanks for pointing that out. I’d not left it empty on purpose.


  10. Hey, Tom! Just wondering if you’d heard of C-diff yet? It’s a new “superbug” that I guess is going around, and really – the latest treatment for it is right up your alley…


    Fecal transplants.



    1. Methinks you just spawned a future blog post. No, I’d never heard of it before. It sounds … erm … fascinating.


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