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Horton Hears a Who: Blog-stylee

The good folks over at Brave Humans have started an experiment. They say: We want to see if we can gather 30,000 bloggers to act as a single voice for one moment in time. We want to see if such a thing is possible, and if so just how loud we can get. Think Horton Hears a Who.

I'm curious to see if they can do it, too. If you'd like to be part of the experiment here’s how it works:

1. Send an email to brian@bravehumans.com with the subject: Yop!
2. In the body of the email list the name of your weblog, and the URL.
3. Your weblog will be added to the list of participating weblogs.
4. Tell your friends who blog about it, and urge them to send in their weblog as well.
5. When the list reaches 30,000, a date and a word will be listed on the page. On that date, every weblog on the list agrees to make a single post with the word as the title. The content of the post should be about what you want for the world, whatever that may be. The purpose is not to make a particular political statement, but simply to make a noise. If 30,000 weblogs all post the same unusual word, it WILL be heard.

Have you ever wanted to shout to the world? Here’s your chance.

My idealism ("Yes, let's see what we can do if we pull together!") is at odds with my cynicism ("Oh, some asshole or group of assholes is going to try to sabotage this before it ever gets off the ground...") but nothing happens if you don't try. So, I'm in. Come join in and "Yop!" with us.

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Anonymous Anonymous Says:

“Yop,” you say? I'd forgotten that's what the wee Who cries out in Horton Hears a Who. Thinking about that book now, as an adult who's read Leaves of Grass a coupla times, I have to wonder if this is a tiny allusion to Walt Whitman's famous “yawp”:

“I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable, I sound my barbaric YAWP over the roofs of the world.”



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