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OH JOHN RINGO HI

April 23rd, 2008 (09:49 am)

So, this was on John Ringo's website this morning:

Ladies and gentlemen, the man himself.


No kidding: he really did.

Thanks for the kind words, John! For that matter, this seems as good a place as any to express my deep thanks to everyone who linked the post, and commented in it, as well as my thanks for the good sportsmanship of all Ringo fans, not-fans, and the sometime fans who are avoiding the PALADIN OF SHADOWS SERIES like the plague. (And an extra-special thanks to brown_betty, who preread the review for me.) I, um. Yeah.

(Meanwhile, the phrase "OH JOHN RINGO NO" seems to have taken on a wider meaning, at least for the moment. Hey, John, it's *free publicity!*

...I really need an icon with the words "OH JOHN RINGO NO.")

(ETA: vito_excalibur hooked me up. (See comments.))

Comments

Posted by: mendori (mendori)
Posted at: April 23rd, 2008 02:35 pm (UTC)

Wow. You are famous on the intertubes - again.

And you've given birth to a meme. Now I just need to find the right cat picture and lolcat OH JOHN RINGO NO.

Posted by: vito excalibur (vito_excalibur)
Posted at: April 23rd, 2008 02:57 pm (UTC)

Given that the "right" cat picture for this concept would probably be a nightmare of Lovecraftian dimensions, maybe a slightly wrong cat picture would be better?

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: January 9th, 2009 09:28 pm (UTC)
Here you go:

http://www.werd.com/cats/cats_files/edumacation.jpg

Posted by: HJ (hjcallipygian)
Posted at: April 23rd, 2008 03:15 pm (UTC)

You're becoming an internet celebrity!

Now I can say, "Yeah, I knew him back before all this John Ringo stuff made him famous. We were just two guys, chillin' in the hood, drinking beer and playing video games." =)

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: April 24th, 2008 01:21 pm (UTC)

I don't think *I* am, but if people find "OH JOHN RINGO NO" as useful shorthand, that's good enough for me!

Posted by: HJ (hjcallipygian)
Posted at: April 23rd, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC)

How about a picture of a bunch of cats lying around with "OH JOHN RINGO NO" written above it? Kind of an in-joke within an in-joke.

Posted by: peeps wanna see peeps boink (musesfool)
Posted at: April 23rd, 2008 03:22 pm (UTC)
glee

Usually, I am all DON'T CROSS THE STREAMS when the PTB show up (despite past fairly favorable experiences), but this is awesome.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: April 24th, 2008 01:28 pm (UTC)

It really is, isn't it? Very classy of him -- and of the folks who whole-heartedly enjoy the books.

Posted by: vito excalibur (vito_excalibur)
Posted at: April 23rd, 2008 03:37 pm (UTC)

Oh fine. NEVER SAY I NEVER DID ANYTHING FOR YOU.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: April 23rd, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
oh john ringo no

ahahahahah -- er, yes. That works.

(Of course, the duck is underage, and really hot. :) )

Posted by: silk_noir (silk_noir)
Posted at: April 23rd, 2008 05:49 pm (UTC)
Oh noes

*LOLOLOL* Oh,that's awful!

Posted by: mendori (mendori)
Posted at: April 23rd, 2008 05:55 pm (UTC)

YES!

Posted by: Rachelena (lenadances)
Posted at: April 24th, 2008 02:42 am (UTC)
BEST ICON EVER.
Hee hee heeee

I am CRYING with laughter over here. Not only is this perfect, but it has also confirmed my secret theory that there is a picture of ANYTHING on the internet if you look hard enough.

Posted by: ivarrthekean (ivarrthekean)
Posted at: May 3rd, 2008 01:41 am (UTC)

!!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: May 30th, 2008 08:18 pm (UTC)
From Doc Psycho, fan of ALL Ringo.

F#*C YES!!!

Posted by: cmar_wingnut (cmar_wingnut)
Posted at: April 23rd, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC)
Butt Kicker

Wow, only on the internet! And your review very much deserves the praise - hilariously horrifying.

Posted by: Mara (marag)
Posted at: April 23rd, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
Kon

As someone above me says, I'll be so proud to say I knew you when :)

"Really, he was at my house and everything! He introduced me to Rex, the Wonder Dog, and my life has been infinitely more amusing since then!"

(Because, as you know, everything is better with the addition of Rex, the Wonder Dog. Damn it, I have to write the Krypto&Rex fic someday...)

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: April 24th, 2008 01:29 pm (UTC)
jim with pipe

"Why? Because it's awesome!"

(Thanks muchly.)

Posted by: Betty (brown_betty)
Posted at: April 23rd, 2008 10:57 pm (UTC)

I thought you meant vito_excalibur hooked you up with John Ringo, but no, so much worse.

Posted by: trinfaneb (trinfaneb)
Posted at: April 24th, 2008 01:09 am (UTC)

Huzzah! Makes me proud that I bought an electronic copy of Ringo's first book at baen.com before it was paper-published :)

Posted by: Vvalkyri (vvalkyri)
Posted at: April 24th, 2008 04:59 am (UTC)

Just wow.
There've been a heck of a lot of comments since I last read the original post.

Wow. Congrats on famosity?

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: April 24th, 2008 01:32 pm (UTC)
oh john ringo no

Heh. You should see what's happened over at vito_excalibur's LJ. I'm surprised she had time to make this lovely icon, what with her UNEXPECTEDLY STARTING A MOVEMENT and all!

...man, this has been a really interesting week on LJ, hasn't it?

Posted by: Vvalkyri (vvalkyri)
Posted at: April 25th, 2008 06:10 am (UTC)

i'm a bit flummoxed about it all.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: May 13th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
Here's today's hoot.

John's Kildar series...unedited...has appeared in our local public library. I suspect our staff of 50ish female librarians probably ordered it from a book list, and have not yet availed themselves of the actual content.

:cracks up laughing:

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: May 30th, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
RE: Librarians

Yeah, My *Mom* is a Librarian. In her mid-40's. And, since she knows how much I'm addicted to John Ringo's books, she reserves *every one* of them for me when she orders them for her library. And *checks them out for me*. *Including the Paladin Of Shadows Series.* If only she knew...

Thoroughly Laughing My Ass Off

Doc Psycho

Posted by: shana (shana)
Posted at: June 6th, 2008 04:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Librarians

As a librarian, I have to say that your mother may very well know, but not say anything about it because she doesn't want to embarrass you.

The reviewer for Kirkus LOATHED Ghost. Passionately. I showed the review to my boss, and she said, "It sounds like something our patrons will like" and ordered it.

Edited at 2008-06-06 04:48 pm (UTC)

Posted by: sun_stealer (sun_stealer)
Posted at: August 4th, 2009 06:57 am (UTC)
Re: Librarians

What sort of people go to your library! Do your patrons have jobs fighting Mel Gibson in post-apocalyptic Australia?

Posted by: shannon j.l. (shanejayell)
Posted at: October 2nd, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Librarians

My local library has 'em too.

Maybe those librarians have a secret life?

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: April 7th, 2010 01:00 am (UTC)
Librarians

Are hipper than you think. We are the *secret masters* of the universe. And yes, we do know what's inbetween the covers of the Paladin series. "yeah, I think we should order it. The perves in the teen center will get off on it..."

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