Blog Blogging Bloggers

Happiness. Private collection. Russia

Happiness. Private collection. Russia

In the vastness of blogosphere anyone has a chance to find like-minded folks to share one’s opinion on absolutely everything one can think of, from subjects of extreme sophistication to, say, love of tomatoes, hate of cucumbers or indifference to potatoes.

I H a t e C i l a n t r o . c o m, for instance, has nearly 4,000 faithfuls, all fighting cilantro wherever and whenever this pesky herb dares to manifest its presence. 

Cilantro.The most offensive food known to man. Welcome! You are visiting the web site of a growing community of cilantro haters.  …No normally functioning human being would ever in a lifetime consider cilantro edible.

The people blogging on celebrate what they consider to be their best feature — prominent monobrows, the glorious unity of their eyebrows.

At, we don’t view having one eyebrow as a grotesque, freakish human deformity. On the contrary. We think you are special… The kind of special where people look at the hairy, catipillar-like growth above your eyes and say, “Oh my God! What the hell is that thing?” You’re not alone… (From the Mono Bro Manifesto, original spelling respectfully preserved.)

The Original Site About Lip Balm Addiction is My name is John and I’m a lip balm addict… Psychodrama to follow.

Blender brandishing folks of bonded and blended with their blenders.  Obsessively blending everything with everything else, they search for an answer to life’s persistent question: Will it blend?  Much to their delight, most things do. No gruesome accidents reported yet.

The Ice Chewers Bulletin Board is all about Chewing Ice. This is an excellent place to express depth of emotions that overwhelms avid ice-chewers while they are ice-chewing.

Statue Molesters from around the globe — — share impressions of their relentless pursuit of sculptures and various indoor and outdoor installations… with intent somewhat different from that of your average art-lovers. Find  statue — make it smile. Hundreds of stories and pictures from every place on the planet where the objects of this peculiar obsession are found and — ehm — molested.   More stories are rolling in daily.

The jolly boys and girls of  lovingly designed their site to suit the exquisite tastes of those who love to expose their bare bottoms (bare — like in naked, bottom — like in ass) to the passing Amtrak trains. I suppose, trains need to smile too. They do it often. Note, their site is designated as .org.

If you are looking for the slightest reason to crack a smile but do not feel like visiting the site, look up the answers to selected FAQs that any aspiring Amtrak-train-mooner of the world needs to know:

  1. Must I “moon”, or can I just watch? No, You can watch and/or take photos.
  2. Does It get hot here in July? Yes, mid-day it is usually about 95°F (35°C) and humid.
  3. Are pets O.K. to bring? Yes, you can bring your dog, cat, snake, parrot, or iguana. Don’t forget water for them.
  4. Can radio & TV stations photo this event and conduct interviews? Yes. See paragraph above.
  5. Can I decorate my butt? Yes, that’s O.K.
  6. Is Amtrak associated with this? NO, neither Amtrak nor Metrolink have anything to do with this “show” except operate the trains.
  7. Can the physically handicapped get around this area? Yes, a wheel-chair should work just fine. There are no stairs to climb. Close-in car parking spots are gone by 7 am.

If you are still reading, it means you aren’t lost, following one of the links I so carelessly provided, and came back safe. If you checked out all of them, perhaps, an inner cilantro-hater-lip-balm-addict-and-suppressed-Amtrak-mooner in you suddenly decided to leave everything behind and embark on a quest to find statues to make’em smile? Happens all the time…make it smile.

Photographer Gabriela Herman “immortalized” a number of famous bloggers, presumably in those sacrosanct moments when they were doing just that — blogging. Or pretending that they are, for the sake of a good shot.  None of them represent the sites mentioned above. Caption under each image is the name of a blog.

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2 comments on “Blog Blogging Bloggers

  1. It makes one feel good (really good) to know that somewhere on this planet (itself a tiny blue speck in the wast emptiness of space) there someone to share in your most obscene and absurd pursuits.

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