19 January 2006

Now a group blog? Wow.

Team Pyromaniac

67 comments:

James Spurgeon said...

Do I get a free hat for being the first commenter?

Libbie said...

*Rubs hands with glee on seeing who else is on the team*

Here was me thinking I'd have more time in the day now.....

Matt said...

Oh dear ... :)

(Cocks ear for sound of axes being furiously ground just over the horizon.)

Kudos to Phil for deciding to stop flying solo. Group blogging looks much better from here.

goodnightsafehome said...

Let the show begin....

Phillip M. Way said...

Looking at the gang here I am confused. I thought the idea was to reduce comment traffic????

:)

Richard D said...

You know - this just really makes me angry. I've thought for a long time that you were way off on everything you said and the fact that you're an insufferable [insert insult here, it's too early for me to think one up] just adds to the mix. That's it. I'm through with Pyromaniac. The link to it has been removed from my blog (ihaveablogtoo.blogspot.com) and all three of my readers (well, in a good month - give or take a couple +/-) will not receive the free advertisement I have offered in the past.

Please ignore the above rant. I just wanted to try the methodology out.

Looking forward to seeing and reading from the team you put together, Phil. Thanks for not dumping us unceremoniously. The Pryo experience has become as important to me as my morning cup of java.

rabbi-philosopher said...

Phil, I disagree completely plus you're ugly and your Mama wears rubber pants. So there.
You can run but you can't hide! grin

Mike Nevarr said...

Keep up the good work Phil!

BlackCalvinist said...

Okay, now seeing the lineup of bloggers, I'm not as sad as I once was.

This'll be interesting.

And probably generate more comments than any of you expected. LOL

Ellen said...

I may not always agree with you, but you always make me think.

Not agreeing with somebody, but having them "make me think" was how I became a Calvinist.

(By the way...your (Phil's) question about prophecy...with the antics at my church (possibly soon to be my former church) - I'm thinking that that I'm about to change my stance on that issue also.

;-)

Jeremy Weaver said...

Frank Turk? Doesn't he have enough blogs to contribute to?

Gummby said...

Doxo beat me to the snide comment. My questions was, has he actually posted to any of those group blogs?

Randy said...

This all looks very familar...

Kim said...

I like this line-up. However, this does mean that Mr. Turk can infuriate me in two locations.

Ray said...

Wonderful lineup!

Carla said...

This should be fun :o)

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Hey! What happened to Wrigley?

I agree with Carla. Looks like fun!

BugBlaster said...

Doxo,
Frank is here because Phil needed a soft-spoken peacemaker for when things get hot.

The Clinging Vine said...

The anticipation is mounting as we eagerly await the first post. Who will it be, we wonder? What topic will receive pride of place?

Sensors on high alert....

Daniel said...

I am looking forward to this.

Darel said...

Obligatory "wha?" comment.

marc said...

THe real genius of this is that the Boars' Head Tavern Folk can now have one-stop shopping in its indignation.

Mike Perrigoue said...

Let the games begin!

Carla said...

You're all a bad influence on me. It's all your fault I wound up playing with matches this morning. And I used to be so nice...

centuri0n said...

The only reason to blog is the meta -- the comments. Phil only puts up the new logo, and this is the response he gets. What happens when I start blogging the notes I have on my work-in-progress contra Doug Wilson's To a Thousand Generations?

And what happens when the talking monkey makes an appearance?

I can't wait. For those of you who are worried about my ability to churn out text for what seems to be 3 blogs, I e-mailed the guys at Sola blog that because I have never had anythig up to their level of quality to post (and I don't seem to be able to make the time to start that series on the Social Gospel and how it relates to the Emergent church) that they should "let me go". I haven't heard back from them, but hen you see that they have done so, it was so I could have a free conscience to post here instead.

My biggest fear is that this blog will snuff out all traffic back to my blog. And then how will I sell t-shirts?

CuriousSaint said...

Looking forward to many exciting, stimulating topics. Hopefully it will remain on topic and sincere. God bless.

LeeC said...

Nice place ya got here, asbestos HTML I assume?


*Pours another cup of coffee, checks to make sure things are runing smooth in the office, then sits back to watch the "Fireworks".*

K7 said...

OK, but you need a warmer look. And I don't mean more fire and firetruck red.

There is a big blank in the blogosphere that needs to be filled by a good Boar's Head Tavern type group blog that understands biblical doctrine and isn't afraid to proclaim it.

You'd need more personalities than you've currently selected though. And...yet another blog with centuriOn? Spare us. If I have to read "prolly" one more time...

But if ol' cent was just one of 30 or so voices then he'd fit right in.

candyinsierras said...

uh oh.

Libbie said...

More voices? Whaddya think the comment sections for?

Cindy said...

Hey, as long as my link stays on the sidebar, I'm fine with it. :)

Julianne said...

Yippee!

Stephen A Morse said...

I knew that that last picture was of an outhouse! This whole thing just stinks!

Although I guess it also demonstrates a very important both/and distinction doesn't it?
Here we have a definite example of a complete 'cessesion' from Pyromaniac AND and a 'continuation' in the form of Pyromaniacs.
How do we explain that?
Also does this mean that when Phil says his is a 'closed' blog that there can be no more revelation or are we to look elsewhere?
Just some questions!
Glad there will still be somewhere to look every morning for some uplifting reading!
Glad you're here Phil!
SDG

Carla said...

Frank... My biggest fear is that this blog will snuff out all traffic back to my blog. And then how will I sell t-shirts?

Just leave that with me (#inserts subliminal message to only Frank, that he now desires to plug my store, instead of his own#), and you concentrate on this here fine new blog.
:o)

Frank Martens said...

This will be exciting.

Paul Lamey said...

the value of those Pyromaniac decals just went up.

mrclm said...

I think this is just a ruse by Phil to ditch out on all the homeschool moms he has offended this past year. He's looking for a clean start, but strangely forgot to assume an alias...

;-)

Big Chris
Because I said so

Jeremy Weaver said...

Nice touch with the water tower, too. Now which of you are Wacko, Yacko, and Dot?

Janet said...

Protesting, yes!

I'll read the new blog if a) Pecadillo writes b) I don't get called a jerk ;-)

centuri0n said...

k7:

I prolly should stop that, but since I prolly won't, you'll prolly have to read past one conceit. It's like IMO, FWIW -- you know, internet grammar.

Sorry to spoil your day.

centuri0n said...

I'm not making any promises about who is and is not a jerk. However, because of the guidance Phil has given about content, the word "jerk" prolly doesn't meet the editorial criteria.

Prolly. prolly prolly prolly. Prolly not.

The Stark One said...

Why do "Pyromaniacs" and "Animaniacs" sound so similar? Just an observation...

Castusfumus said...

"I should blow you all away with my Holy Ghost machine gun!!!"

JRODFOSS said...

I appreciate the seamless transition that we are receiving from pyromaniac to Team Pyro. Its always easier to swallow bad news with a little bit of ice cream.

Jerod

James Spurgeon said...

Hey, don't Daniel and Phil need nicknames too? Maybe you guys could come up with something for each of them.

Libbie said...

Well Phil is Pyro, surely.

And Daniel has to be 'Wierd-Lemur-Boy' because of that face-morphy thing he used to have as his avatar..

Scott Hill said...

Seeing the list of contributors I don't think this will lesson the controversy at Pyromaniac(s).

centuri0n said...

Phil's nick is obviously "pyroManiac".

It seems obvious to me that Daniel's ought to be "the Body". I'm shocked that Purgatorio hasn't picked up on that yet.

puritanicoal said...

Marketing Ideas:

Pyro-Driven Life Journal
Pyro-Driven Life T-shirt
Pyro-Driven Life Bible cover
Pyro-Driven Life Calendar
Pyro-Driven Life Workbook
Pyro-Driven Life Study Bible (The Message)
Pyro-Driven Life ScreenSavers
Pyro-Driven Life Soundtrack (music by The Imperials, Dallas Holm and Sandi Patty)

Steve said...

Team Pyro? Talk about turning up the heat!

This should be splendid.

Patrick said...

Wow 50 comments (and counting) on the first post! Amazing.

Via Crusis said...

Blog..blogger -Singular
Blogi..Bloggists -Plural?

danny2 said...

this will actually save me time!

Phillip M. Way said...

FLAME ON!!!!

One question though....have you noticed how many good blogs have announced that they were closing recently only to reopen shortly thereafter???

What kinda game are we playin here?

I bet Pyro is back in no time once he sees how few comments he used to get before joining team Flamable Fundamentalists here.

~pw

Broken Messenger said...

An eccletic mix to be sure Phil!

Will this blog be the antithesis for the BHT?

Okay, just a kidding...I certainly don't want to open up that can again. Good luck with the new venture.

Brad

Timotheos said...

If you really want to get the traffic, just continue that talk about that >>>>insert MOST controversial subject in christendom<<<<< again.
=)
Tim

Impacted Wisdom Truth said...

Dear Phil:

This sounds like it will be a fun venture. Looking forward to seeing the new dynamic.

Of course, you realize I now need a PYROMANIACS graphic button to go with my link to this blog.

May I suggest posting one in your sidebar with a "link to us" title over it?

K7 said...

Sorry if I came across as a jerk. I don't like smiley faces either.

suzi said...

Hey, does that mean that the links on PEC's site will come over here? There is one really good one over there I am interested in. :)

Suzi

P.S. It'll be good to have his humor as well over here! Makes my stops much less time consuming.

blestwithsons said...

Why do "Pyromaniacs" and "Animaniacs" sound so similar? Just an observation...

Oh why did someone have to say that...

BWS pops the Anamaniacs theme tape in her karaoke machine and grabs the mike...


It's time for Pyromaniacs
They'll be posting to the max
So sit back and relax
While they fend off every ax
They're Pyromaniacs!

It starts with Philip Johnson
Who inflames the blogiverse
And now he's got these teammates
Who will only make things worse
Watch the posting heat up
Then sing another verse
They're Pyromaniacs!

So here is Daniel Phillips
Who blogs from sunny Cal
add in the Centurion
As another PyroPal
Pecadillo and Coyote -
Why don't they have a gal?
The match is lit
The wood's all set
Get ready to cry foul!

They're Pyromaniacs
And they're ready for all tacks
So just sit back and relax
Will the blogosphere collapse?
They're now group blogging
Get ready for the flogging
Through comments they'll be slogging
Pyromaniacs!

Bring on the hacks!

I'm sorry, I - I don't know what came over me

centuri0n said...

K7:

Oops. The "jerk" response was to Janet, not you. Sorry 'bout the confusion. I'm prolly the jerk, not you.

Gummby said...

However, because of the guidance Phil has given about content, the word "jerk" prolly doesn't meet the editorial criteria.

How about j-rk?

Jason E. Robertson said...

The worth of my Pyromaniac sticker just went up!

Kenan said...

I am looking forward to many worthwhile reads from such stellar bloggers.

étrangère said...

Blestwithsons - that's brilliant.

Jim Crigler said...

But seriously, folks: I'm looking forward to the Gothard/Blackaby stuff. I know a lot of critique of those guys is out there, but I'd just as soon come here for it as go searching. I'm lazy, after all. Here I expect the quality to be high and the viewpoints rational and known up front, even when I may disagree (or the PMs disagree with each other).

DOGpreacher said...

Phil,

Kudos on choosing Spurgeon as one of the Pyromaniacs. Some have good things to say, and some can actually write,....James...both.