The People Have Spoken

And I am proud to introduce my new Google+ circle:

Who is in it? Everyone in my contacts whose last name starts with a “B,” of course. Also, those who are bees. Of which at this point admittedly there are not many. But when there are, I am ready.

32 Comments on “The People Have Spoken

  1. Crap. My middle name starts with B! And it’s my first name on my profile! That should be good enough.

  2. Do you play Kingdom of Loathing? The current ascension challenge is highly appropriate to this (Bees Hate You – mainly, can’t use/eat/drink items containing the letter ‘b’, equipment with ‘b’ in it hurts you pretty hard for each ‘b’, and monsters with ‘b’ in their name are tougher).

  3. Oh great. So I voted, but I don’t get to be in the damn circle? NO CIRCULARIZATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!

  4. I think Nicolas Cage deserves honorary acceptance into this circle.

  5. This is the happiest day of my life.

  6. I know someone who recently spotted a Craigslist ad offering free bees. I’m given to understand that this is actually a desirable commodity for gardeners; still, I suggested that he should email them asking if he could get one of those free bees. Or that he should write them a very long email proclaiming his urgent need to obtain as many Bs as possible – an email that didn’t otherwise use the letter B (hence the need for the length; it’s not a frequently used letter). And see if the Craigslist spotted the joke (it might be necessary to highlight it by substituting another letter for ‘B’, as in the Monty Python sketch of the man who can’t say the letter ‘C’. Such juvenile responses would have been unkind to the Craigslist poster, and we didn’t do any of them.

  7. Damn, and I was really hoping for your Mom.

    ‘Cause, ya know, she’s great.

  8. Steve Simmons:

    You know my mom reads this blog, right?

    OH BOY AWKWARDNESS

    (Also, your mom wants me to tell you she’s better)

  9. The hive mind has obviously spoken…

    @1 Beofulf.
    Hopefully not in the corner in this case :)

  10. So this means that “Inadvertently Tasted” is still available for my use? Excellent!

  11. “That’ll give you…bees.”

  12. Would noted Apiculturalist Neil Gaiman be in this circle?

  13. The “Pick the Title of My Next Google+ Circle” post struck me as oddly similar to the ever-present 4chan/b “Pick my facebook status” posts. And then keeping with the ‘B’ theme, you picked Bees. I feel like there is something there, but it eludes me.

  14. If you ever do a “Hipsters/Emos/Bastards/Mac Users” circle, I’d like to be added since I’m pretty sure I meet at least one of those criteria. (At least.)

  15. Nobody has posted this yet? For shame, internets.

  16. Not too many ways to say this in print and have it sound serious, as opposed to sarcastic, but I’m dead serious:

    “Of which at this point admittedly there are not many.”

    That’s a lovely sentence. That’s going on my Big Corkboard o’ Greatness.

  17. What about people who shoot bees from their hands?

  18. And dogs with bees in their mouths?

    Happy to bee in the bee circle. Bzz bzz.

  19. I am privileged to be among the ranks of “John Scalzi’s Killer B’s.” Thank you. :-)

  20. Its the sharks with pistols you have to watch out for…