28 February 2010

The Last Post: Dead Dipper Dale

Tickling Bight  is no more.

It has ceased to be.

Bereft of life, it has run down the curtain and joined the invisible choir of political blogs in this province that vanished without a trace and without warning.

It has hydroqueened, you might say. Where is Hydroqueen these days, any way?

Tickling Bight may not have managed to last for one rideout, the shortest measurement in local politics. One rideout is 43 days, the length of time Tory Premier Tom Rideout held office in 1989. .

Tickling Bight was the partisan outlet for Dale Kirby, a local New Democrat organizer.

There’s no word on why the blog – which started without much fanfare -  slipped quietly into the night.

Deaddipper

Resurrection Update:  And then just as mysteriously as it vanished, Tickling Bight reappears.

Again, just like the hydroqueen.

Someone forget to pay the bill or something?

-srbp-

2 comments:

líam said...

"There’s no word on why the blog – which started without much fanfare - slipped quietly into the night."

Why the pettiness? Must it debut to controversy and spectacle in order to have worth?

I like Dale's blog. It was a surprising discovery by this news-starved ex-pat. It must not have been down long since I read it semi-regularly.

I also miss Sue's rants. But it's because I value a diversity of views in the NL blogosphere, and not because I enjoyed seeing her get pilloried as the punching bag of all the local federalistas.

Ed Hollett said...

It stared quietly and died quietly and then arose from the grave quietly.

That's it. I never said or implied anything else.

Apparently though you felt like getting a little cranky and implyong stuff.