What They Blogged For.

Love. Hate.

Before we say our final goodbye, I just wanted to leave you with a random sampling of posts from some of my favorite people on this blog:

Benjie’s Skyrim addiction.

Occam Razor on “The Seven Robots You Meet In Heaven.”

Benjie and I watching New Moon and The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants 2.

A Movie Script Ending.”

The MPDG vs. the Amazing Girl, Heroes vs. BSG, and Kirsten Dunst vs. Kate Hudson.

Peanut St. Cosmo saying goodbye to her Blackberry.

(And really, just anything by Peanut, cause there’s too many to list.)

Fuck Yeah Sayid!

Anytime we talked about Lost.

High Fidelity vs. 500 Days Of Summer.

Hey, Shitface, Get Off My Lawn!”

Benjie and August Bravo on internet hype, and meeting expectations, and also Super 8.

Independence Day 2?

The end of the Counterforce podcast, and the birth of Time Travel Murder Mystery.

J Fran Fran.

Jonathan Franzen and his “Strong Motion.”

Benjie on his favorite sequel ever.

Occam Razor on a post peak oil world, and big booty bitches.

Benjie on how to properly spend New Year’s Eve.

While my torrent gently downloads” by Benjamin Light.

This is by no means a complete list, not at all. It is, in fact, an extremely rushed list. And may actually be a really terrible retrospective, at least in terms of showing what we did best, when we did our best, but oh well.

It’s just a few of my favorites. I would invite you to explore further, if you get the chance.

And then…

“Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time.”

-Jorge Luis Borges, “The Threatened.”

from here.

Can you believe that it’s…

…already? This year is going by so fast. Or so slow, I guess, depending on how you perceive time.

Previously on Counterforce: September came and went and Peanut St. Cosmo remained chillwave as fuck. Mad Men remains easily the best show currently on TV. Movie script endings. Those three little words everyone longs to hear. Bitches ain’t shit LIVE in Nashville. They are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy, and the tired. Is the omission of chocolate a racial thing? A selection from the new Criterion Classics: The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants 2. And it’s mirror universe opposite: New Moon. You must defend your blog from intruders. Does anybody remember August Bravo?

Also: Blog nerdy to me. Right now you should be loving yourself in this country of winners and gladiators. “There is no difference between the behavior of a god and the operations of pure chance.” Diets of shame. Imagine Hemingway and Castro getting jiggy with it. Joseph Gordon-Levitt vs. Rob Gordon. Cosmic loneliness. R. Kelly is for real, no doubt. How to determine your philosophy of life. For a short time Peanut St. Cosmo was the interim finance minister of Japan, all until that unfortunate sex scandal.

from here.

And seriously not forgetting: Obama porn, bad poetry, and nonsensical costumes. ID-4… 2? Donald Barthelme, George Saunders, and a bunch of weird Japanese kids getting into hijinks. No hugging, no learning. Italian urologists and swans used as murder weapons. Explanations are for everyone but the explorers. Something something something Patti Smith. And: The Moon.

And where do we go from here?

Anywhere you like.

Fireworks.

Fireworks:

More fireworks:

The father of our country:

Patriotic music:

Girls in patriotic bikinis:

Founding fathers:

Even more fireworks:

“Fireworks” by Animal Collective:

Happy 4th of July.

Fireworks and the Full Court Press.

To recap: Republican Governors are having affairs (which is hardly new or news, really)(and I love the word “dalliances,” because it sounds like “alliance,” but, you know, means sex) and Franken won his Senate seat. Again. Eight months after he won it the first time. And also…

Wow, so Sarah Palin announced her upcoming resignation as Governor of Alaska yesterday… Didn’t see that coming. I mean, I’m not that upset, but as far as “making room” for a run in 2012 goes, this seems like a pretty useless move. But this sudden quitting of her post just feels rush and oh so mysterious, right?

It didn’t work for Romney, right? It didn’t work Bob Dole way back when, or Edwards. Running for President as the Governor of Alaska is one thing, but as the former Governor? Congrats. That may be the one thing that actually means less than being the Governor of Alaska. Plus, it kind of seems like her party has moved onto an even more cartoon version of itself than she can muster, but even still, this resignation most likely doesn’t mean that she plans on going away.

Also, it was nice to see all 8 of the residents of Alaska turned out for the speech.

Also, I’m not much of a sports guy, but I think I tend to get most of the bad sports metaphors people want to use when they’re talking, but beyond the “full court press” meanderings, I think I spent half of her speech wondering what the hell she was talking about. She seemed incredibly nervous and razzled. She seemed like she was on a few pills.

I’d be curious to see what the take of the people who actually honestly support further political endeavors from Palin think of all of this. She’d probably be better off getting a show on FOX, right? The more and more I’m exposed to her, the more and more I can’t stand her, but I’d still take her over Glenn Beck any day of the week. Seriously. Also, for the people who claimed that they’d boycott CBS until Letterman was fired, do they no longer watch bullshit like CSI and whatever the fuck else CBS airs? What else does CBS air?

I really don’t miss the election 2008 bullshit at all. Though we did have some fun back then, didn’t we? Anway, go have yourself a great 4th of July, everybody, and here’s to hoping you make some nice fireworks of your own…