Seven Years Of Chamblee 54
Seven years ago, Chamblee54 published the first post. Originally, PG wanted to argue with some Jesus worshipers, and had to set up an account to make comments. Once the account was set up, it was easy to start writing posts.
The posts came about once a week. Step by step, things were added to the mix. The posts were done with color fonts, and suddenly black fonts were obsolete. PG began to do dangerous things with photoshop, and the pics began to be added. Soon, there were pictures everyday, and there was no connection between the pictures and the text.
The slogan at first was a quote by Hunter S. Thompson…“When the going gets weird, the weird get going.” One day, there was a comment, to the effect that weird was being misspelled. Picky, picky, picky. Just remember, it takes we to be weird.
A few things happened in late 2007. PG got a dsl connection, and added a bunch of memory to the machine. GIMP was introduced as a photo program, and soon replaced photoshop.
In the winter of 2008, there was a snowstorm. When the ice melted, google didn’t want to connect PG to his blog. Many desperate hours were spent with broken english speaking tech reps, but nothing helped. Finally, Chamblee54 went to WordPress, where it has been ever since. After a while, a new theme was installed, with 720 pixel wide columns and pictures.
In november 2008, there was the nana twins, nanowrimo, and nablopomo. The first produced 58k words of gibberish. Stream of consciousness is more fun to write than it is to read. Nablopomo, which is not connected to Nambla (that anyone knows about), is a gimmick. You agree to post something on your blog everyday. Even without the annoying emails, PG manages to put up content almost everyday. The pictures are always there. The current motto is “Pretty Pictures and Ugly Opinions”.
2010 saw historic pictures added to the mix. During the summer, the codes for rainbow font were finalized, and tow sided justification gave a smooth block look to the text. There were a few more improvements, and probably some changes that made things worse.
Today is the autumn equinox of 2012. The counter went over 100k a few months ago, which is probably what Huffington does in fifteen minutes. Still, it is fun to be an actor, instead of warming a seat in the balcony. If you wonder about something, you have an excuse to look it up. If you should have an original (to you) thought, you can share it with a billion potential readers.
Part two today is a celebration of the number seven. If you get mad at this, remember to forgive seven times seventy. Another popular number this week is 47. Something about a statistic from Moneybooboo. And yes, 47 plus 7 is 54. Pictures are from The Library of Congress.
This is a double repost. It is about things that come in groups of seven. Thanks and praises go to Wikipedia. The other sources are cited where appropriate.
Seven Samurai -Kambei Shimada , Gorōbei Katayama , Shichirōji , Heihachi Hayashida ,. Katsushirō Okamoto , Kyūzō ,
The Magnificent Seven - Chris Adams, Harry Luck, Vin, Bernardo O’Reilly, Britt, Lee, Chico
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World-Great Pyramid of Giza, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Statue of Zeus at Olympia ,Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus ,Colossus of Rhodes, Lighthouse of Alexandria
Rome is built on Seven hills – Palatine, Capitoline, Quirinal, Viminal, Esquiline, Caelian, and Aventine. Thank you SevenMagazine.
The Seven Sisters – Barnard College, Bryn Mawr College, Mount Holyoke College, Radcliffe College, Smith College, Vassar College, and Wellesley College
“All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion and desire.” Aristotle 384 BC-322 BC Thank you Thinkexist.
The Magnificent Seven are seven cemeteries used by the citizens of nineteenth century London.:Kensal Green Cemetery , West Norwood Cemetery ,Highgate Cemetery , Abney Park Cemetery ,Nunhead Cemetery ,Brompton Cemetery , Tower Hamlets Cemetery
Seven deadly sins – lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, pride
Seven holy virtues – chastity, abstinence, temperance, diligence, patience, kindness
Seven goddesses – isis, astarte, hecate, demeter, kali, iana, diana
Seven dwarfs – bashful, doc, dopey, grumpy, happy, sleepy, sneezy
Seven brides – Alice, Dorcas, Liza, Martha, Millie, Sarah, Ruth
Seven brothers – Adam, Benjamin, Caleb, Daniel, Ephraim, Frank, Gideon
Seven husbands of Elizabeth Taylor - Nicky Hilton, Micheal Wilding, Micheal Todd, Eddie Fisher, Richard Burton (twice), John Warner, Larry Fortensky (The American Film Institute named Taylor seventh among the Greatest Female Stars of All Time.)
Matthew 18:21-22 – 21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? 22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.