March 9, 2010

Popped Comments

Have you ever noticed how posting and getting comments are like roasting popcorn? Sure you have!

First you pour a cup of your finest kernels into a lovely pan, which is already seasoned and smokin' hot. Then you shake it and listen as the steamy pop, pop, pop fills the airwaves. Little explosions proliferate into a feverish crescendo—the equivalent of a mini Fourth of July celebration—and even those die-hard straggler kernels leave a smoky thrill of excitement in your nostrils. And then you eat every single bite, with robust thanks to the popcorn gods.

The result? A big bunch of puffed up joy and instant gratification. Not that you are all puffy and crunchy or anything.

Mmmmmmmmmm, have y'all tried Coppola's Shiraz? YumMEE! Especially superb with popcorn. Y'all.

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43 comments:

J said...

Hi, you sound just like those chefs in TV shows, keeping people glued to the screen with your words as much as the delicious food.
I am getting a whiff of that popcorn!

Hilary said...

A fun analogy.. and only a tad corny. ;)

Christine Macdonald said...

The marvels of modern technology. Jiffy Blog. I like it.

blognut said...

The only difference is that blogging doesn't leave me blocked up, ya' know?

Breathe said...

If only movie theaters delivered.

(sorry, that was the only thing that popped into my little brain)

Al said...

I love posting and I love comments, but I've never compared the whole process to popcorn.

That surely is lateral thinking!

Al

Publish or Perish

Eternally Distracted said...

I hadn't thought of that analogy... in fact I am sure there are very few other people that did!!

Blogging is not dangerous to microwaves though...

mo.stoneskin said...

Have you ever noticed how posting and getting comments are like roasting popcorn?

Not really. Popcorn makes me feel sick if I eat a lot of it.

Gillian said...

Nice comparison.

Dave King said...

Yup, great fun - but you did well to stop when you did and not push the analogy any further.

Secretia said...

As soon as I smell popcorn I ask what movie is playing. I hate it when I eat a whole bag of microwaved popcorn before dinner!

Secretia

Shrinky said...

Just dropping off some virtual popcorn.. (smile) It's funny how delicious it is to see those lovely comments sitting in our in-box, isn't it?

Irish Gumbo said...

Does Coppola know you have his Shiraz? :) And that old school popcorn, mmmm...

♥ Braja said...

Wait a minute...you're gonna sit down and drink a bottle of red and a big bowl of popcorn and ... and ... I'm over hERE??

Bitch.

I have some aquamarine gorgeousness for you...don't think for a minute i've forgotten. Damn, I had to type that about ten times and there's no red wine nearby.

idgtm said...

Popcorn and wine....a perfect combination.

ellen abbott said...

So am I one of the poppers or one of the stubborn kernels?

Linda in New Mexico said...

First I have to say I am so sorry that I can't read....I thought you typed Pooped Comments....I was expecting a whole nuther post. Oops. pop, pop, sizzle.

foxy said...

That analogy is perfect, girl! Great... now I'll crave popped corn every time I get some comment love.

AirmanMom said...

love the post! love the comments!
~AM

Eva Gallant said...

I love getting comments even more than I love popcorn!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

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Candice said...

I love popcorn, but I dislike it when the kernels get stuck between my teeth. Then I have to get up and floss and it's just a giant pain in my ass.

Candice said...

I love popcorn, but I dislike it when the kernels get stuck between my teeth. Then I have to get up and floss and it's just a giant pain in my ass.

Danica said...

Cute!

I just had some popcorn last night. YUM YUM!

morethananelectrician said...

My comments have been more like black jellybeans lately. :(

Madame DeFarge said...

What about the little gritty bits left at the bottom of the bowl?

darsden said...

I have mine with m&m's YUMMMMM

Everyday Goddess said...

I love popcorn. I love comments too. Makes absolute sense to me.
I don't know why everyone else is so surprised.
We Librans get it.
Makes me feel sad for the rest.

mac said...

I'm just popping in to leave my kernals of wisdom.

I prefer to leave a comment as to get a comment.
Maybe that has something to do with my laziness about posting.

Gropius said...

Nice metaphor. And now I'm craving popcorn. It's not available in my hotel room. The unpopped kernals are like visitors who don't leave comments, eh?

Heidi said...

Damn it,now I want popcorn.

injaynesworld said...

Gropius nailed it. The unpopped kernels are like readers who don't leave comments. Brilliant analogy.

Mmmm... popcorn. Must. Have. Some. NOW!

Thanks for posting the link to my "going to the dogs" giveaway!

Jocelyn said...

Oh, do let me be the melted butter in all of this.

Kind of oily, but all the better for adding.

Captain Dumbass said...

I don't know, I'm feeling a little puffy lately.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Popcorn and wine? Works for me. Anytime.

Snowbrush said...

Only the one breaks teeth and the other doesn't. THAT'S an important distinction.

Lee said...

Yep that's me. High fibre.

carma said...

my blog is evidently the "lite popcorn" ;-)

Tgoette said...

Good comments are like popcorn with extra butter and maybe a sprinkling of parmesan cheese. While I love popcorn, especially at the movies, comments don't stick in your teeth and leave greasy stains on your clothes.

Great analogy!

Spencer L Casey said...

Maybe my stove isn't hot enough...

I think I need me some microwave blogging.

Cheers,

SLC

Patty said...

Gosh now I'm so in the mood for popcorn!

BrightenedBoy said...

This is such a cool post. Very well written.

Cindy said...

Hmm, interesting analogy-popcorn and blogging. Pass the butter.