Why the silly blog name?

(Edit 2)

This is a title inspired by the irrational pressure I experience whenever I have to choose a username for any site, blog, etc. This dilemma can be sorted into a weird category of dilemmas, under which falls the trying-to-figure-the-right-name-for-a-character-while-writing-a-story problem, or the trying-out-signatures-the-first-time-to-see-which-looks-the-coolest-and-fits-your-name-well issue, among others.

The title has been created in the skeleton of an english slang phrase “The X is real.” (X : X⊆{nouns}) . It’s utterly colloquial, and Shakespeare rolls in his grave, but it’s what came to mind, and what will probably stay.

That pressure is maybe my trying to calculate people’s reactions to my blog title, but ironically all those reactions are formed in my own mind.

I believe that by explaining my thought process behind this title, I have tried to remove pretentious facade that it might have insinuated. This is not a blog outlining my battle with life, but my attempts to live in harmony with it. I’d list a title as affected if the creator tries to keep it not understandable, and yet arcane.


This default WordPress picture actually looks really good, if you think about it. I’m sure most would have qualms about keeping it in one of their blogs, probably because it might have nothing to do with the content of their post, but more so because WordPress intended it to be a sample picture. And yet, even though there are many such marvelous sample pictures in the default setting of many such blog sites or Keynote templates or website makers, the text that the team starts us off with is pretty drab : “This is your beginning post and you can insert text here and write your adolescent poems and so on and so on and on.” Others may have random text like “Lorem ipsum dolores sit amores bit veronicesta ich bin fake latinum.”

Or why not keep a sample picture in that fashion? With a grey background and a sprawling black text reading “This is a sample picture and you can post your mum’s face here and a woman’s reflection in emerald shards and on and on.” Others may have a random canvas with random pixels of colour in it, and if it shows a clear and understandable image related to the topic you’re going to write then you’ll know that you’ve activated improbability drive and hit the infinite monkey theorem.


‘etc.’ et ‘among others’ : Something I used in the blog because I am sure there are other examples, but I cannot put my finger on any.

coloUr : I refuse to bend to American red dots enforcement, or the squiggly red lines in some cases (Microsoft I’m glaring at you), although that means I submit to the enforcement of the British; my immediate peeve still being the red dots, I shall use the u.

Improbability drive : Read ‘The Restaurant at the End of the Universe’, Douglas Adams. (Read ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ first (also by Douglas Adams)).

Infinite monkey theorem : “The infinite monkey theorem states that a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type a given text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare. In fact the monkey would almost surely type every possible finite text an infinite number of times.” – Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinite_monkey_theorem). The context here supposes that a random generation of coloured pixels on a canvas of any size makes an image relevant to the contents of the blog.