To be honest I'm feeling a bit lonely at the moment. Every day seems to see fewer and fewer comments being posted to the threads at OCICBW...
Of course, I don't blame myself for this, heaven forbid (although begging for money may have put a few people off). I blame the following:
1) There is not so much to moan about nowadays. The Grand Tufti has been kidnapped by aliens, the opposition have mostly buggered off and the population of the USA have somehow managed to elect themselves a half-decent president who doesn't say embarrassing things in public.
2) Twitter and Facebook is the place where most of the chattering classes hang out nowadays. People used to chat with each other on the blogs but now they just leave the odd pithy comment and then go back to the social networks to talk to each other about the correct way to barbecue and talk about the weather.
3) Grandmère Mimi. (This is for no other reason than I discovered quite a while back that life is a lot less stressful if you blame Mimi for everything that goes wrong. It also save a lot of time as you don't have to worry about who is actually responsible for each thing that goes pear shaped in your life.)
Now, there's nothing I can do about number one above. And there more than likely nobody on earth or in heaven who can do anything about number three. So that leaves number two and I have decided to have another go at encouraging banality at OCICBW...
TwitFace, will be an occasional posting in which I will simply give you a word, or short phrase, and you then just waffle on about the subject in any way you see fit. Nobody (except Grandmère Mimi, of course) will be told off for going off thread.
If the number of comments on any one TwitFace post gets to fifty, all those who have commented will receive 500 days off purgatory. Should the comments ever reach one hundred I will grant all the participants a general plenary. Now, you don't get offers like that on Facebook!
Your subject for discussion today is:
Off you go then!