One of my favorite (relatively) new blogs is Tympan. His recent post, on writing the parody of the stereoptypical Asian-American poem and having it accepted for publication, is priceless. It is funny how "threads" get developed among several bloggers at once. Oftentimes I don't make direct reference to the thread I am participating in. I simply assume (wrongly I'm sure) that the readers of this blog read the same blogs I read and will be in the know. I also assume that we are talking past one other and twisting the thread to our own individual purposes.