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Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Custos Mortum RIP

It is with regret that I must report that a fine blog out of the U.K. known as Custos Morum is no more. Its proprietor has opted to pull the plug on this fine blog. (If you want a sense of what this dead blog looks like now, turn off your monitor screen and stare at it. If you find a blog called Custos Morum, I assure you, it is a different blog than the one I write of here, which was a Blogger blog.)
The reason is that he is now "standing for elected office for the Labour Party in the UK" and has wisely realized that:
a) His time will be put to better use campaigning for office rather than blathering away in his pajamas.
2) His opponent(s) might use his bloggeral as a blunt weapon with which to club him.

It is ironic, is it not, that a democracy's civil servants must remain guarded about stating their views freely? Our public servants, our politicians, must forego some of the most basic freedoms that we common rabble take for granted. And the more famous the politician, the less freedoms. Imagine if Sir Winston Churchill were to walk down the street in Piccadilly Circus today. Why, he'd be mobbed! Not only because he's dead and dead people would be a great curiosity if they walked the streets, but because...well, he's Sir Winston Churchill.
The rest of us commoners have the freedom to just stroll along and enjoy the sights.

This post is a bit delayed. I'd meant to write of this last week, but my blog crashed. That's one problem Custos Morum will not have to grapple with any longer; a crashed blog.
We wish Custos Morum the very best in his ambitious campaign. We trust his star will shine for a bright political future.
Hail Britannia!


  • At 11:41 PM, Blogger Doug said…

    Thanks Scott. I was wondering. I noticed the link down. But then a certain site about an oddly colored simian-avian was down for a while too.

  • At 8:49 AM, Blogger pinkmonkeybird said…

    Hi Doug.
    Yeah, that was an odd coincidence.
    I'm past the crisis of going down, as is evident. But Blogger seems to be write-protected against my ability to customize my template. I can only imagine Blogger has done this in order to avoid a repeat of my crashing.
    So for the time being, I am forced to follow in the example of Lilek's Bleat, with no blogroll.
    Thanks for coming back to this blog after 5 days of nada.

  • At 9:27 AM, Blogger Custos Morum said…

    Thank you for the handsome obituary Scott.

    It is perhaps unlikely that a local political opponent - campaigning on local issues - would seek to do me down by pointing out my views on theocratic fascism but you can never be too careful.

    May I briefly use your comments box to thank my readers and my fellow bloggers. Special thanks to your good self and Jo for all the generous mentions.

  • At 1:04 PM, Blogger TFB said…

    Custos, you will be missed greatly. Good luck with your bid.

    Pink, just because Jaime called it quits does not mean you have to. Get a post up already eh? It's Thursday...your last post was Tuesday you slacker.
    Take care, Jo.

  • At 5:50 PM, Blogger pinkmonkeybird said…

    Today may be the day I decide to quit Blogger and move my blog elsewhere. I'd written a lengthy post this morning and when I attempted to save it as a Draft, it disappeared into the ether. Blogger is not aiding me with my issues.
    It's not too late for them to make an about face, but I'm disappointed with Blogger.


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