As if you needed more evidence that having OTB in your life is a good thing, here’s yet another case study for you:

A mere two days ago, PoliBlog mentioned Kristopher Vilamaa’s new blog, which I then mentioned. So grateful was the young lad for this mention that he blogrolled me forthwith, which I noted the next day. In the very next post, I noted that Kathy Kinsley was opening the Blog House, a cheap way to get off BlogSpot. Within minutes, Kristopher noted this post and started investigating. Being a proud member of the Axis of Weevil with sharp reasoning skills, it didn’t take him long to make up his mind. He contacted Kathy and now, behold, as of a few minutes ago, he has left the accursed AOL of Blogging and has his own subdomain at Blog House, right here: The World Around You. And they all lived happily ever after.

Now, if we could just scrounge up four bucks for the Possum.

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  1. James, good idea, but you know how SOME people are–that Possum guy would probably take the money and go blow it on hookers and weed.

  2. Kris says:

    It actually was more than the four bucks, because I had to buy the domain name too, but I’m not sure what you could get from a hooker for 10 bucks.

  3. Bryan says:

    so grateful was the young lad.

    /grammar marm

  4. James Joyner says:

    Oop. I do that all the time for some reason.

  5. MommaBear says:

    derivation from gratia…that’s how to remember!