Archive for November, 2007


Oh Noes! First The Empire State Building, Now NBC Peacocks!

November 4, 2007

I’m not sure what’s so scary about the color green.   A little while ago I documented the outrage that permeated the rightosphere over those dreaded green lights that illuminated the Empire State Building, so naturally I’m sitting here wondering how long I’ll have to wait for crazy reax to the news that NBC has changed their traditional multi-colored peacock logo to all green (for a whole week!)…


…..not long.

It just started, and I assume that there will be more heads exploding as the week goes by (just wait and see what happens when Al Gore makes his appearance on 30 Rock on Thursday), so I’ll track the outrage via links on technorati…this should be hilarious.

Update:  They’re pretty grumpy about it over at Hot Air:

Dear NFL,

Lose NBC. Now.


Hot Air

Yea.  Don’tcha know?  Green and football don’t mix.

Update:  More disdain over NBC’s campaign to promote energy conservation and recycling over at Sister Toldjah. Political Blogger Alliance


Another Test (v2.0)…

November 2, 2007

OK…one more time. This time, I’m going to simply paste the following into my “send trackbacks to:” box:


Another Test…

November 1, 2007

I’ve received several emails requesting another test to make sure everyone’s ping pages are set up properly, so I’ll try it with the latest code.  Also, when I copy the code directly from my sidebar and paste it in the “visual” mode, I get this: Political Blogger Alliance

If you go in and manually remove the inital “center” and “font size” tags, you’ll get this: Political Blogger Alliance

How you want it to look is up to you, but either way, it’s a cluster of links that should send a ping back to everyone on the list’s page.  And remember, you must have your “allow pings” box checked for this to work, but I’d also suggest having the “allow comments” box to be checked as well.

Update:  Man, this is wierd.  Here it is many hours after publishing this post, and low and behold:

Already pinged:

Some are listed twice, but are there some missing? Yep, we have plenty of people who didn’t get pinged (as of this writing):

Just to try something, I went in and manually pasted Suzie-Q’s link into the “Send trackbacks to:” box for this post, and that worked almost instantly. So I wonder…

Would it be easier just to copy all the links and paste them into the “send trackbacks to:” box before you post, and forget about this code business? Would it work better?

Update:  After saving this last update, I went back in and noticed that heathlander just showed up under “already pinged”.  I’m going to try to copy/paste the rest of them into the “send trackbacks to” box to see what happens….

Update:  Sure enough, once I did that, the rest of the urls got pinged.  Good grief.  OK…bear with me here people, ’cause I’m gonna try another test.  This time, instead of pasting the code into the post, I’ll paste the raw urls into the “send trackbacks to” box.  If everyone gets a ping almost instantly, it’ll probably be time to ditch the code and go another route.  Silly WordPress!