THE WEEKLY GEEKLY ‌ Blogging Off 

This Geekly columnist clears his cache and unplugs

In my eight years in Charleston, I've made some good friends, and I've met some folks that I'd love to see run over by a carriage (little help, Main Mule?). And now it's time for this podcaster, blogger, and public relations flack to pull the plug and move on. I got me a good new job, and so I'm leaving our tourist-choked streets for the tourist-choked streets of Virginia Beach in August.

For my signoff, therefore, I thought I'd share some non-Charleston blogs and podcasts. Give 'em a read (or a listen) sometime. It's worth the time. And it beats doing actual work, right?

Anonymous Coworker (http://anonymouscoworker.com/) One of the funniest and smartest bloggers I've had the pleasure of reading. All we know about the mysterious A.C. is that he lives and works in Baltimore and he was recently married. The fact that he doesn't divulge information that could get him dooced allows him to write some great stuff about his job, his coworkers, and his life in general. Wish you could tell your stupid coworker to take a bath in gasoline and dry off with a lit match, but don't have the guts? Read A.C.'s site. It'll make you feel better.

Waffling Up the Kiwi (http://wafflingupthekiwi.blogspot.com/) Formerly "Bottling Up the Crazy" and "Crazying Up the Bottle," Luke (a.k.a. MooCow) is a first-class smartass who recently quit his job in Minneapolis, sold his stuff, and moved to New Zealand for a year for the hell of it. Stop by and tell him and ask him how the crickets are doing (you'll understand when you're there).

Keith and the Girl (http://keithandthegirl.com/) She's a singer in a few NYC-based bands. He's an aspiring stand-up comic. He's Christian. She's Jewish. They're both clowns for their day jobs. And, at night they get on the mic and just let it rip. Nothing's sacred — their relationship, Keith's fascination with porn, Chemda's (the Girl) hatred of glitter, and their friend's job as a receptionist at an escort company are all topics for discussion. They do live shows often, too, so call in and tell 'em I said hey.

So long, Charleston. It's been great. And if you miss me, stop by the Scenes From the Next Whatever podcast at www.jayandannie.com for a listen.

Think you could be the City Paper's next Weekly Geekly columnist? Do you have oodles of original, thoughtful, articulate perspectives about the culture of online life today begging to be written? Leave a comment for this column on the City Paper website (www.charlestoncitypaper.com) and tell us why you should be the next Geekly writer.


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