Monday, February 23, 2009
Americans love a conflict.
I received the following email in my inbox today from a fellow American who lives in/blogs about Melbourne:
Dear Sister, My name is Nickolas James Gardner of Inglewood California USA and I am of the royal descent of Jasper Tudor and a total idiot that is a direct descendant of King Henry the VIII.
I run a solo institution that I call my life that is published under the guise of www.nobodylikesanamerican.blog.com. I challenge Husband and thee to a blog off. Accept or don’t accept, Nickolas Gardner
This was my reply:
What should the terms be? Here was my idea: Nick and I will each post once per day for one week, encouraging our readers somewhere in each post to mosey on over to the rival's site, and declaring a daily winner in the comments section. The loser has to [insert annoying American antic/public shame here]
Nick's idea is that we meet up, go on a pub crawl, and the next day, write about our antics on our respective sites.
I like the idea of American v. American in Australia. I imagine for our Aussie readers it'll be a bit like watching some kind of illegal dog fight, except between two dogs you think are obnoxious, so you don't really care about their welfare.