Monday, September 10, 2007

Blog Envy

I have been thinking about blogging this evening.
Tim at Cultural Snow encouraged his ample readership (I am, of course, speaking numerically - I'm not suggesting that loads of fat people read his blog) to pick a blog from his blogroll, read it and then leave a post. Read the post here.

I looked at a few and left posts on a couple. As I did so I reflected on how many quality blogs are out there. So, in order to help you sort the quality wheat from the new-meeja chaff, I've decided to present to you the .....

Nine Tenths Full of Penguins

Five. Greatest. Blogs. Ever *

(Keep a weather eye for the TV programme of the same name appearing on Living TV soon. Paul Tonkinson, Keavy Lynch from B*witched & her who plays Louise in Two Pints of Lager & A Packet of Crisps have already been signed up)

1) Fat Roland
The random and highly amusing ramblings of my radio partner-in-crime Eyan. Expect the surreal and a passion for Electronica.

2) Quinquireme
A blog that has been in existence for 6 years. Which means in blogosphere terms that it is practically on a par with the Dead Sea Scrolls.

3) Post Secret
PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard. It can be funny, disturbing, uplifting and sometimes heartbreaking.

4) The Manchizzle
Essential Manchester blogging hub....

5) Never Knowingly Underwhelmed
The blog of Andrew Collins, who I have had a great deal of respect for since his Radio 1 show with Stuart Maconie back in the day. He is also the author of the only biography I have ever read and enjoyed - Still Suitable for Miners, which is about Billy Bragg.

* Well, I say ever.....

Movies
Star Wars: A New Hope *****
The Truman Show ****
Run Fatboy Run ***
Stargate ****
Hot Fuzz ****

5 comments:

Nat said...

I second that on Fat Roland and PostSecret. I have yet to explore the others except a perhaps a glance at Quinquireme, which looks promising.

patroclus said...

Mr Penguins, you are a lovely man and no mistake. I am deeply honoured. Nat, I am overcome with fear and certainty that the Quinquireme will not live up to its promise.

9/10ths Full of Penguins said...

Why thank you patroclus. I'm sure quinquireme will live up to its promise.

Ooo - I'm actually blushing. you're much nicer than that evil Tim Footman character ;)

Sarah said...

I love Eyan very much and I do look at his blog frequently as he is extremely funny. However, as I have no idea what he is talking about most of the time I am usually just puzzled by it.

On your recommendation I'm off to quin-thingy.

Fat Roland said...

Manchizzle has added you to his blogroll, under personal blogs.