Domo arigato, mystery motto

Many of the popular blog-software packages make room for a line of descriptive text, often directly under the blog title. The WordPress default is something like “Just another WordPress blog”; I’m not absolutely certain because I change it within seconds of an install. And anyway, the slogan I adopted back in 2002 — “I couldn’t possibly fail to disagree with you less” — is hard-coded into the sidebar for now.

I usually don’t notice these unless they change and they take up either more or less space than the text they replaced. Which is how I noticed Jeffro’s: “We do not rent pigs.” Of course, a man who does rent pigs — well, he’s hard to stop.

Now Tam changes hers out on a semi-regular basis, and this time she’s channeling Trænt Reznør: “What have I become, my Swedish friend? Everyone I know goes away, even Sven…”

If you have a favorite somewhere, by all means mention it here. It might be gone next week.


  1. LeeAnn »

    23 September 2011 · 9:13 pm

    I change mine about once a week, usually a movie quote. My stockpile of favorite ones should last until about… oh, 2031.

  2. McGehee »

    23 September 2011 · 9:15 pm

    I use (for now) “The truth begs nobody’s pardon.”

    But on Twitter and Google+ I’ve used such lumps as, “Women and minorities hardest hit,” “Today the memories begin. Tomorrow the flashbacks. Next week the waking up screaming,” and the ever unnoticed, “Today is the first day of the rest of the week.”

  3. KingShamus »

    24 September 2011 · 6:21 am

    The Manhattan Infidel changes his quite a bit, but I like this one pretty good. “I disdain your cheese”.

  4. Donna B. »

    24 September 2011 · 2:30 pm

    Stealing and rephrasing one of those McGehee…

  5. Jeffro »

    24 September 2011 · 8:05 pm

    I was kinda wondering if anyone would notice! Heh.

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