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crybabyJust a short note to say that no, there’s nothing wrong with your computer. My blog seems to be kind of broken. The margins are weird. The headlines are reduced to little blue squibs dancing in a sea of confusion. The margins are messed up too.

I believe that somewhere there are stevedores rolling up their sleeves and digging into the bowels of the infrastructure to fix my blog. I hope so, at any rate. There are fewer and fewer stevedores around to handle all the freight that still flows in and out of the information harbor these days. My poor blog may just sit there for a while, tilting to one side, leaking oil and slimy residue until somebody comes along and takes it in hand. Until then, it is what it is.

Have you noticed people using that phrase more and more these days? “It is what it is,” they say. It seems to have replaced “There you go,” as a place-filler for times when nothing can be done and there’s nothing really left to say. Both phrases really annoy me. Now I think I know why. I hate it when things are out of my hands. I’m sure you do too.

If, on the other hand, this message is now being properly displayed in the usual bloggalicious splendor, then all I have to say is… never mind! And thanks, guys who have already fixed it!