Blog Log: The week in local blogging

From where we sit (in front of an Internet-enabled computer), it seems like a pretty darn dangerous world, what with mysterious illnesses, nuclear weapons in unstable regions and the lingering possibility of slipping in the shower.

How bad is it? So bad that Ashvegas isn’t going to attend a party named Ashvegas.

The big news, of course, is the swine flu, and A Year in Asheville is vacationing right in its back yard. We don’t know how the Department of Homeland Security is handling things, but Revenge of the Word Nerd thinks the solution might be a bit severe.

The signs and portents are everywhere, even in the butterflies, according to Bothwell’s Blog. And it doesn’t just come from other countries.
Right in our own backyards, we can get the dreaded poison ivy, as did Sweet Mess. Or, like A Girl Who Wears Glasses, we can get  inadvertently bitten by the dog (though, as Small Measure points out, dogs aren’t immune to disaster either).

And some of us court danger. The Oko Box Blog intrudes on haunted houses. Skippy Haha eats unfamiliar foods (spotted dick anyone?). And The Hangover Journals gets hurt … mosaicing?

Plus, according to Scrutiny Hooligans, Arratik has gone all the way to Charlotte to put himself in Jeopardy!

Let’s be careful out there.

Brian Postelle, staff writer


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  1. mimi allison

    Recently I had problem with Charter Communication and in the numerous phone calls to the customer service number indicated on my bill, I asked the operators where they were located. 3 were in Mexico City, 2 in the Philippines, 1 located in Vancouver, one would only say Asia and one was in Missouri. I asked a local Charter employee why the reason for outsourcing operators. He said the pay per hour is the same but Charter saves by not paying benefits ie, health insurance, social security, etc. What do you think of this?

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