Throughout history, there have been great moments. The invention of the wheel. The first slicing of bread. The birth of Marshawn. What all of these moments have in common is that no one was around to record them.
Fortunately, when this blog was first conceived of, one year ago today, my AIM program was around to archive the conversation. And so, to celebrate the one-year blogiversary of the California Golden Blogs, we present, uncut and unedited, the rambling conversation between TwistNHook and myself that started it all.
Wait. Actually, that’s a lie. The conversation appearing below is both ‘cut’ and ‘edited’. First of all, I replaced our names and screennames with our blog handles. Also, believe it or not, there was even more random and irrelevant asides that were deleted because they weren’t interesting. Finally, our conversation occasionally refers to another Cal blog, which shall remain nameless, in a less than flattering light. Thus, I’ve replaced all references to them with [Oski Talk]. Why them? Well, first of all, I actually rather like their blog, and I suppose the publicity couldn’t hurt them. Second of all, they’ve only been around since September, so we couldn’t possibly have been referring to them. Unless we were prescient. Which we are. But not about this.
Anyway, it’s our first blogiversary! Celebrate good times, baby! Enjoy!
<edit> After some hard work, TwistNHook found the actual video of Marshawn being born here! </edit>
12:20:08 PM TwistNHook: Do you comment on [Oski Talk]?
12:21:06 PM Ragnarok: i sure as heck know that you do
12:21:47 PM TwistNHook: I made a comment last night
12:21:52 PM TwistNHook: and somebody seemed to figure out it as me
12:22:14 PM TwistNHook: and I thought you might have some knowledge who it is
12:22:23 PM TwistNHook: its a good site
12:22:29 PM TwistNHook: but makes me think that basically anybody could blog about Cal
12:22:29 PM Ragnarok: yeah, I have a feeling I know this person
12:22:35 PM TwistNHook: how did you know it was me?
12:22:42 PM TwistNHook: its clear that you know this person
12:22:49 PM TwistNHook: bc they are in the band class of 2000
12:22:57 PM TwistNHook: and "tailgated with 20 people"
12:23:03 PM Ragnarok: yup
12:23:07 PM TwistNHook: so, either its you
12:23:09 PM TwistNHook: or somebody I know
12:23:19 PM TwistNHook: moreover, how did you figure out that I had commented there?
12:23:26 PM Ragnarok: well, you sig was the same as the your away message from yesterday
12:23:33 PM TwistNHook: touche
12:23:36 PM TwistNHook: actually
12:23:39 PM TwistNHook: thats not my sig
12:23:47 PM Ragnarok: oh, nevermind
12:23:48 PM TwistNHook: my sig is "Marshawn, DeSean, Lashaun, one of them doesnt belong"
12:23:50 PM Ragnarok: the line before the sig
12:23:54 PM TwistNHook: nonetheless, I did use that line there
12:24:05 PM Ragnarok: and the screenname was a dead giveaway for you
12:24:10 PM TwistNHook: thats odd
12:24:14 PM TwistNHook: I figured that nobody would really know
12:24:23 PM TwistNHook: I was thinking of doing somethign more band-oriented
12:24:25 PM TwistNHook: or Theta Chi
12:24:33 PM TwistNHook: or the classic "SweetJesusFunk"
12:24:46 PM Ragnarok: I just used the same damn random name I always use
12:24:56 PM TwistNHook: at first I thought it might be you
12:25:00 PM TwistNHook: but you know my AIM name
12:25:08 PM TwistNHook: and easily could have sent that through IM
12:25:09 PM TwistNHook: moreover
12:25:14 PM TwistNHook: you have yet to actually tell me its you
12:25:20 PM TwistNHook: thought Ive basically asked you straight up like twice already
12:25:22 PM Ragnarok: well, it was me
12:25:27 PM TwistNHook: you suck at everything!
12:25:32 PM Ragnarok: yes
12:25:43 PM Ragnarok: including following your instructions
12:25:46 PM TwistNHook: Why ragnarok?
12:25:52 PM TwistNHook: following my instructions?
12:25:59 PM Ragnarok: it’s from norse mythology
12:25:59 PM TwistNHook: moreover, whats the deal with airline peanuts
12:26:03 PM TwistNHook: I know what ragnarok is
12:26:10 PM TwistNHook: its like the apocalypse
12:26:16 PM TwistNHook: except afterwards they all go to Valhalla
12:26:19 PM Ragnarok: something like that, but a little different
12:26:23 PM TwistNHook: the great drinking hall in the sky, but since I don’t drink, my perfect Norse heaven would be the Great Marshawn Injury Cart Ghostride in the sky.
12:26:26 PM Ragnarok: well, it’s norse, as I am
12:26:28 PM TwistNHook: and Loki runs around all happy or something
12:26:30 PM TwistNHook: you arent norse
12:26:34 PM TwistNHook: YOUR FAMILY CAME ON THE MAYFLOWER
12:26:41 PM TwistNHook: OR AT THE VERY LEAST YOU WERE STANDBY FOR THE MAYFLOWER, IF ONLY SOME SEATS HAD OPENED UP ON THE MAYFLOWER
12:26:43 PM Ragnarok: and it’s also obscure enough that I can get it on all but the most crowded forums
12:26:54 PM TwistNHook: WASP
12:26:59 PM Ragnarok: I am not
12:27:04 PM Ragnarok: WAS, maybe
12:27:13 PM Ragnarok: although I am clearly a mutt
12:27:20 PM Ragnarok: my name is obviously norse
12:27:32 PM TwistNHook: no it isnt
12:27:41 PM TwistNHook: if it was norse, youd be like "[Ragnarok] The Red"
12:27:47 PM TwistNHook: "[Ragnarok] Thor"
12:27:49 PM TwistNHook: "[Ragnarok] Loki"
12:27:59 PM TwistNHook: your name is like Norwegian or something
12:28:13 PM Ragnarok: yes
12:28:16 PM Ragnarok: that is correct
12:28:37 PM TwistNHook: Norse isnt Norwegian
12:30:14 PM Ragnarok: you continue to redefine "idiot"
12:30:39 PM Ragnarok: anyway, lunchtime for [Ragnarok] the norseman
12:30:41 PM Ragnarok: laters
12:30:42 PM TwistNHook: dude
12:30:44 PM TwistNHook: we should start a cal blog
12:30:46 PM TwistNHook: ok, have fun
12:30:47 PM TwistNHook: go bears
12:57:52 PM TwistNHook: IM me as soon as you get back in from lunch
12:57:52 PM Ragnarok (Autoreply): lunching *munch munch*
1:48:28 PM Ragnarok: back from lunch
1:48:33 PM TwistNHook: good
1:48:35 PM TwistNHook: alright
1:48:37 PM TwistNHook: check this out:
1:48:37 PM TwistNHook: http://goldenblogs.blogsome.com/
1:49:05 PM Ragnarok: interesting
1:49:10 PM TwistNHook: ok
1:49:11 PM Ragnarok: you starting a blog?
1:49:12 PM TwistNHook: [Yellow Fever] is in
1:49:14 PM TwistNHook: no
1:49:17 PM TwistNHook: we are starting a blog
1:49:18 PM TwistNHook: reading [Oski Talk]
1:49:24 PM TwistNHook: makes me realize that ANYBODY can do this
1:49:29 PM TwistNHook: they dont have any inside info
1:49:32 PM TwistNHook: and are mostly idiots
1:49:38 PM TwistNHook: so, all we have to go is commentate
1:49:41 PM TwistNHook: we are passionate Cal fans
1:49:48 PM TwistNHook: we know as much as the next guy
1:50:01 PM Ragnarok: true, except I think the next guy knows quite a bit more than you do
1:51:22 PM Ragnarok: what I like about that blog, as opposed to most others, is
— scene missing, to protect the sensibilities of [Oski Talk] –
1:51:43 PM TwistNHook: we can still comment there
1:51:48 PM TwistNHook: nothing wrong with that
1:52:01 PM TwistNHook: are you saying you want nothing to do with this and you hate [Yellow Fever] with the passion a thousand burning suns?
1:52:26 PM Ragnarok: well, the first part of that sentence has nothing to do with the truth contained in the second
1:52:38 PM TwistNHook: LOLLERBLADES!
— a long discussion ensues, with Ragnarok getting his username and password set up, and he and Twist fumble like idiots in their attempts to make some very basic changes to the blog, including the photo at the top –
2:57:27 PM TwistNHook: tell me if thisll work
3:03:58 PM TwistNHook: well
3:04:00 PM TwistNHook: I was able to remove it
3:04:04 PM TwistNHook: the other photo
3:04:19 PM TwistNHook: this is the code
3:04:46 PM TwistNHook: <img src=’/images/Frontpage1.jpg’ alt=’FrontPage’ />
3:04:52 PM TwistNHook: I put it in where it says Masthead
3:04:58 PM TwistNHook: and the building photo went bye bye
3:07:30 PM TwistNHook: I DID IT
3:07:31 PM TwistNHook: I DID IT
3:07:32 PM TwistNHook: YAY
3:07:34 PM TwistNHook: I DONT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT CODING, THE PRACTICE OF LAW, AND THE EASIEST WAY TO A WOMAN’S HEART
3:07:36 PM TwistNHook: BUT I DID IT
3:07:38 PM TwistNHook: CHECK IT OUT
3:11:54 PM Ragnarok: very nice
3:12:02 PM TwistNHook: very niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice
3:12:04 PM TwistNHook: high fiiiiiiiiiiive
3:12:13 PM Ragnarok: chat five?
3:12:34 PM TwistNHook: whats that?
3:12:48 PM Ragnarok: the IM version of a high five, i suppose
3:12:55 PM TwistNHook: fair enough
3:12:55 PM Ragnarok: i’ve been watching too much ‘Scrubs’
3:12:58 PM TwistNHook: hahah
3:13:03 PM TwistNHook: what a terrible show
3:13:05 PM TwistNHook: it could be SO funny
3:13:09 PM TwistNHook: but they ALWAYS have to have a moral
3:13:34 PM Ragnarok: yeah
3:13:45 PM Ragnarok: they’ve even made fun of that in an episode or two
3:13:50 PM TwistNHook: really?
3:13:52 PM TwistNHook: good for them
3:13:54 PM TwistNHook: just like South Park
— we then discuss who else is going to join our blog. both GoBeers and DHampton are discussed, but neither sticks with the blog –
3:41:52 PM TwistNHook: [swear word]
3:41:54 PM TwistNHook: we are playing A+M
3:41:55 PM TwistNHook: GODDAMN IT
3:42:00 PM TwistNHook: WE ARE THE 2ND BEST TEAM IN THE PAC10
3:42:06 PM TwistNHook: AND WE CANT EVEN DRAW A GOOD BIG 12 TEAM
3:42:10 PM Ragnarok: they still have more wins than us
3:42:14 PM Ragnarok: and they beat texas
3:42:48 PM TwistNHook: just like we should have!
3:42:49 PM TwistNHook: goddamn it
3:42:50 PM TwistNHook: I hate my life, why must I be the only person ever in the history of the world to suffer like this?? Why???
— the Warriors are discussed. Remember, this was before it was trendy to root for the Dubs –
3:54:39 PM TwistNHook: Im very excited
3:54:44 PM TwistNHook: you should make an introductory post
3:56:05 PM Ragnarok: perhaps i will
3:56:12 PM Ragnarok: depends on how much work i get done
3:56:21 PM TwistNHook: yes, well, you dont have to do it RIGHT ONW
3:56:23 PM TwistNHook: but Im just saying
3:56:28 PM TwistNHook: at some point in the future
3:56:41 PM Ragnarok: is it blasphemy to bring up cal basketball before big game?
3:56:52 PM Ragnarok: kinda important game tonight
3:57:14 PM TwistNHook: it is an important game
3:57:18 PM TwistNHook: why dont you post about it
3:59:40 PM Ragnarok: perhaps i will
— more technical crap. also, Ragnarok actually gets some work done –
4:11:37 PM TwistNHook: I put an introduction in on my post
4:14:14 PM Ragnarok: nice
4:43:28 PM TwistNHook: yo gotta run to the post office
4:43:41 PM Ragnarok: I do?
4:43:45 PM TwistNHook: I do
4:43:45 PM Ragnarok: ah, clever
4:43:50 PM TwistNHook: I see
4:43:53 PM TwistNHook: comma fault
4:43:58 PM TwistNHook: yo, gotta run to the post office
4:44:03 PM TwistNHook: not you gotta run to the post office
4:44:06 PM Ragnarok: indeed, you gotta get your grammar together on this one
4:44:15 PM TwistNHook: dont forget to post bout the b-ball game tonight
4:44:16 PM TwistNHook: GO BEARS!