Taking Back Control Of A Mess
Well, that was certainly interesting. After being coxed into a silly bet by Roy Hobbson of The Silent Pagoda, I had to pay up by essentially handing him control of Oilpressure.com for a day. For eight months, I like to think that I built up some credibility while I brought some civility to the blogosphere. Like Emerson Fittipaldi when he refused to drink the milk – it all went away in an instant. In a matter of moments, Oilpressure.com devolved into the lowest common denominator on the web.
Well, consider the debt paid. I feel as if the entire site needs to be purged and cleansed after the diabolical Mr. Hobbson has polluted it with his off-the-wall perspective. After he has corrupted every facet of this site, It will take me most of the day to re-tool everything to get things back in working order so that I can get things back to normal by Wednesday.
Watching Roy have his way with my site was akin to watching a street person flirt with my girlfriend. You know they’ll never succeed, but you still feel threatened. It is good to know that the nightmare is over and that Mr. Hobbson will be returning to his haven of mediocrity where he belongs.
In all seriousness, it was a fun day to sit back and watch it all happen. Hopefully, we both picked up some new readers that didn’t know one of our sites existed. As I said yesterday, you will be hard-pressed to find two IndyCar blog sites that are less alike than Oilpressure.com and The Silent Pagoda. But over the last few months, I think we both gained a mutual respect for each other’s blog sites. I admire his totally offbeat humor and he admires my…well, I don’t really know what he admires. It was fun, but I think we both need to go back and do what we do best.
I appreciate the patience of those that came here Monday expecting a normal article and were taken aback by what was here instead. I promise that things will be back to normal on Wednesday. And to those that came here for the first time, check in every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for what I hope you will find is a fairly in-depth look at all things IndyCar.