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Writer's block is no fun at all. I couldn't even come up with a creative photo for this blog.

This blog sucks

If you're looking for something witty in this space, you'd better stop reading now.

I have a serious case of writer's block this week, and the only way I know how to move past it is to write my way out of it.

Again, stop reading now, or you will be subjected to a blog posting even less coherent than usual.

Fine, don't say you haven't been warned.

It could be the impending malaise of months of dark days ahead, compounded with fall weather that's transitioning from crisp to cold. But what I really think is going on is that the usual two topics I follow, and thus, write way too much about, are totally dormant.

On this first day of November, there's no iPhone or Brewers news to read and react to.

What does that leave me to pontificate about? The Greek government and its effect on global markets? I'll pass. A Polish plane that landed on its belly? Kinda neat, but I don't have too much to add. The undefeated, World Champion Packers? Too easy and too cliché.

I could tell you about my progress exactly 10 weeks after back surgery, but first, that would interest no one other than my family, and second, it's not that remarkable (it still hurts, but maybe a little less).

I could talk about the release tomorrow of the first trailer of the new Grand Theft Auto 5 game, of which I'm extremely excited. But I, like everyone else, don't know anything about it.

I can't even blog about that burrito I had for lunch, because Dining Month just ended, and the burrito wasn't that, exciting, anyway.

But, since you apparently made it this far into the worst, most boring blog I've written since "The wettest I have even been in my whole life," here are at least a few bullet points that you can discuss or react to on your own. Put me out of my misery and comment using the Talkbacks below:

  • Herman Cain's commercial with a smoking Mark Block is insane.
  • Jon Huntsman's daughters' parody of said commercial kinda cool.
  • Why must I wait what feels like five years between seasons of "Mad Man?"
  • What am I supposed to do with the dozens of LinkedIn requests I get from strangers every week?
  • Everyone says the Brewers can't afford Prince Fielder, but does anyone know the net worth of Mark Attanasio? I have no reason to believe or not believe, but if he's worth $700 million, how do we know he can't afford him?
  • How long until Tony La Russa emerges to manage the Cubs? I say two years.

Anyway, I'm sincerely sorry you chose to read this. I promise my next blog won't suck quite so much. Can I interest you in some dancing hamsters?


AndrewJ | Nov. 2, 2011 at 11:55 a.m. (report)

Huh. A new Grand Theft Auto? Nice work, I had no idea!

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beefsupreme | Nov. 2, 2011 at 11:27 a.m. (report)

beck and tom waits both have new albums out that need reviewing. your halloween costume was so hilarious, it is only natural that there would be a lull.

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