Sunday, March 12, 2006

Elephant is dead, long live elephant!

Due to joyous things last year like our Internet service provider not, er, actually providing much in the way of an Internet service, Nimbos and I have decided not to renew our subscription for www.concreteelephant.com.

It's not like we'd added anything to it in ages anyway, and it's been more of a spam magnet in the last couple of years than anything else. The original, paper version was a cynical effort to get Famous People in a pub to know who I was, and even to give me some work. Which it did. Hoorah!

Sooner or later - when the ISP finally realises that we've not paid up - Elephant will vanish from the Internet (to haunt the vaults at the Internet Archive ever after). So go have one last play on it now. It's not very funny, but it's free*.

And yet, like the Dalai Lama and vampire slayers, the death of one elephant requires the scouring of All Earth for a successor. The spiffing Millennium Dome, elephant has my very vote for that destiny.

The Dr was especially pleased with MD's detailed biography of CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER, MR FROWN.

Oh, and just 'cos I'm lazy, I reserve the right to post old Elephant stuff up here, too. If there's anything that's still any cop.

* Dependent of what ISP package you're using, of course.

5 comments:

Nimbos said...

"Oh, and just 'cos I'm lazy, I reserve the right to post old Elephant stuff up here, too. If there's anything that's still any cop"

It's certainly something I was planning on doing - not "here" obviously, but my own space. Some things deserve to be preserved (and others to be burned).

Mark W said...

I imagine you may have worked out who the new elephant is done by, but I'm intrigued as to whether you know him/them in person or not. They have been known to frequent a public house of our acquaintance, after all, although I don't recall whether the elephant has ever been in the room.

I probably should tell the elephant's daddies about my friend who's been working as an intern for their favourite MP over the winter. But I probably never will.

0tralala said...

I'm intrigued as to whether you know him/them in person or not

We have met, yes, though it's MD's other daddy I know better (and via whom I discovered the blog).

Biscit said...

I should have kept all my paper copies they may be worth nearly as much as the valuable space in my house they took up.

Or perhaps not.

Alex Wilcock said...

I'll say thank you for the anointing of Millennium's fluffy head, as Daddy Richard is too embarrassed by your praise yesterday (and perhaps even more importantly too asleep) to visit. Thank you!

Hmm, Mark, how intriguing. Do tell (I'm easy to contact through a link on my blog, not that this is in any way a naked attempt to tout for business).

I must go through all the stacks of paper in the 'spare room' (trans: very full room) to find some old Elephants now...