Wednesday, February 3, 2016

very WORDY Wednesday...

Last week we got an Email from someone wanting us to do a Survey for his Ph.D.    Below is the Email...   THIS is gonna be sort of LONG... so you better get some fresh water... and go PEE...  HERE is the actual Email.....

Hello,

My name is Christopher WXXXXXXX and I’m a Ph.D. student at the University of Southern California (USC) researching the personal experiences people write on the web about their everyday lives, and your blog came to my attention ( http://frankiefurterprice.blogspot.com/).

I’m interested in how the thoughts and experiences written by people like you on weblogs and other social media can be used to make conclusions about society as a whole. I am contacting you because I am trying to collect reliable data about bloggers’ opinions, experiences, and characteristics in order to refine and evaluate my analyses.

If you are at least 18 years old and interested in helping me, please take the brief survey linked in this email. It should only take about 15 minutes of your time. Your responses will be kept confidential.

In the course of this study, we will also be analyzing the public posts on your weblog using natural language processing technology. The goal of this analysis is to correlate your responses to this survey with what you write about your life on your weblog.

If you want more information before you decide to participate, you can email me at cXXXXXX@ict.usc.edu or call me at (310) XXX-XXXX. Additionally, you should feel free to contact my PhD advisor Dr. XXXXXXX GXXXXX by email at goXXXXXXXX

Survey:  https://uscviterXXXXXXX etc etc. etc.

Thanks,
Christopher

USC XXXXXXXXX
12XXX  XXXXX XXXXX
Los Angeles, CA 90094
(310) XXX-XXXX


I have X'ed out all the contact info...     butt wanted you to see that this WAS Real...    

SO......   WE (Ernie the Attorney and I ..Judge F. Furter) talked it over and we decided that it would be COOL DROOL to do this... IF it was FUR REAL...  so we had our MOM call the guy...   (to Pawtect OUR identies)   and   guess what?   
    He said he was very much interested in hearing from US...  so WE took the survey and it was really NEAT...   
   Now  WE are pawt of somebuddy's   PhD thesis.     Or we WILL be when it is all finished..
        You do know what PhD means don't you???    Piled Higher and Deeper...   

BUTT, Seriously... just think of it...     there are folks out .... THERE...  who Study Our BLOGS.
   actually called  a     WEBlog... if you are interested..
 And these folks want to know HOW we use our Blogs...       
     It was interesting that they wanted to know stuffs about how we PAWTECT our blogs... We said NO ANONYMOUS Comments are allowed on our blog...
    And they wanted to know if we had ever told anything we Regretted..
Or if we ever told any UNTRUTHS..    DUH... this is a DOG BLOG... hehhehehe
       We would suppose that sometimes PEEPS think we BEND the Truth... butt WE would Never FIB..   
Now while Mom was TALKING to the guy...    she TRIED in her pitiful way to explain what OUR blog is ABOUT...     can you say EPIC FAIL  she did her best to tell the GUY about how we are all furends and we do thingys together... and we live in BLOGVILLE.. and I (Frankie Furter) was its FURST EVER Mayor and gotted to NAME the "town" and stuffs and then how we HELP our furends when they need us to...  and   the GUY was Astounded...    
    He told Mom that in the last couple of years... for his previous research... he had run into a COUPLE of PET Blogs...   and mom said, "Only a Couple??"   Then she told him about how many Followers WE have and that OTHERS have and he was really Surprised...  Then he said that he would be GLAD to have us do the Survey... and....
    AND....  he is interested in looking into... PET BLOGS...     
We don't know about YOU, butt WE think it would be a much more INTERESTING topic fur Research.   
    Well, that's it...          We certainly were WORDY on WEDNESDAY...  Weren't we?
 Wonder what he would think if he saw us in ACTION????

41 comments:

Julie said...

Yous FAMOUS!!!! A subject of sumpeeps PhD, wow! Do you get to READ it?
I would haf luffed to see his face when your Mom started explaining Blogsville to hims
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Liesel said...

Wow!!! Imagine being part of someone's PhD!!! But then again....you guys are so paw some....why wouldn't u be?

xoxo

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

It is fun to participate in such things - when Mom did her PhD - the research part was the most fun of all.

The Daily Pip said...

Geez, I don't even know what a PhD is, but it sounds very important! Glad you were able to participate and share your opinions and views with the world.

Emma said...

When we arrived in Blogville several years ago, we didn't expect to find more than a few folks. It was a real eye opener when we realized how huge Blogville is! Someone who isn't into blogging and pets most likely has no idea!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh that is just so exciting! Blogville is truly special and you had the chance to pawmote the benefits of bloggy relationships and stuffs... what interesting research - it would be fun to read what conclusions get drawn...... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

MilitaryPugWife said...

Oh sounds fun!!

Amy Boyer said...

Wow, judging by the reaction I get when I tell people I write a pet blog, his PhD genius mind was blown. That's really really funny - especially the language analysis part…what will the software make of POTP, BOL, everypawty, etc? This makes my whole day…I'll keep imagining a team of grad students scratching their heads, then deciding to start their OWN pet blogs!!!!

Madi and Mom said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHH WHAT A FABULOUS OPPORTUNITY AND WISE YOUNG MAN.
I AGREE WITH AMY AND TOBY TOO. WHEN I TELL PEOPLE MY CAT AND I HAVE A BLOG, I OFTEN FEEL LIKE I HAVE A LONG STRING OF SQUIRREL SNOT HANGING FROM MY FACE!! MOL MOL MOL

THIS IS A VERY UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE GRAD STUDENTS.

WHAT A GREAT PROMO FOR OUR B.A.R. TOO. IT WOULD BE FUNNY IF ONE OF THE STUDENTS ATTENDED THE BAR.
HUGS MADI AND MOM

Zoe said...

All's I can bark is BOL!!!

Mark Muller said...

....oh wow, maybe at the end you become famous and not that guy but you will get that dogtor-hat? I never got such a mail... my mother said if someone does research for sociology of crime once , then we maybe get mail too :o) It's not easy to eggs-plain Blogville to people who have no blog and who sometimes not even have a pet. They mostly bring some distance between their furs and my momma, look on their watches, say they are in a hurry and run away...

Casey said...

He could do his entire thesis on pet bloggers!! It would be much better reading than most theses.

stellaroselong said...

We think that is great that you told him all about blogville and its history, I bet he was surprised to find a place in the world that was so genuine. stella rose and momma

Dory and the Mama said...

We agree with Stella Rose, we think it is great that your Mama told him all out about Blogville!!
Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

C.L.W.STEP said...

Wow! Very exciting stuff!

Murphy said...

Oh, so now mom is going to say she is doing research on the same level as a Phd student working on a thesis. BUTT we know she is just reading blogs. "JUST" ???? That is very cool boys! We cannot believe this person does not know Blogville is a GIANT METROPOLIS!

Keep Calm & Bark On!

Murphy & Stanley

Noodles said...

Awesome Sausage!!!! What a great happening. I think surveys are fun - we have done some small consumer ones. But one regarding BLOGS!!! That could only be a good thing for Blogville. Yip Yip Yippee!!!
Love Noodles

Kismet said...

If he is studying us he better get that PhD soon before he goes insane.

Sketching with Dogs said...

Wow, that is really interesting!
I had to laugh when you were telling him about being lawyers and living in Blogville. Did he think you were crazy or just drunk, BOL. You have to admit, we dog bloggers are a pretty whacko bunch :D
Dip and Elliot x

Sarge said...

Hey FnE!
Wow, this is the coolest thingy ever! I bet that PhD peep was scratching his head over this one. BOL I think he'll be having a lot of fun if he decides to link his way around some of our posts and events. If he gets his big diploma, he should treat you guys to a steak dinner!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, POlice Commish

Blueberry's human said...

Ha - that is very brave of your human to speak to someone "normal" about Blogville. ;)

I have never told any family or friends about my blog and would probably be horrified if they discovered I have one for Blueberry. They would probably try to have me committed.

Sully said...

Wow how cool and exciting! Maybe he will come and visit Blogville when he receives his PhD. Good luck to him as he furthers his education.

Aroo to you,
Sully

Whitley Westie said...

Wow, y'all are so fancy, gettin interviewed by a PhD guy. Even if he does go to $C. BOL!

Oz theTerrier said...

That is totally cool! I would've been worried at first that it was some kind of trick or spam . But, you were brave and called and found out it was completely for real! Now that guy is going to be searching high and low for pet blogs. BOL

Mitch and Molly said...

He couldn't have chosen two more perfect pups for his survey!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Furst of all, our grandma always said PhD was piled hip deep! BOL! You are well known to the US Post Office (not because your face is on the poster wall) and now you're moving up to more learned circles! Maybe they'll give you and (H)onery degree!

Two French Bulldogs said...

We got a similar email and kindly placed it in "junk emails" cause it wanted us to download a link
Lily & Edward

Idaho PugRanch said...

That is pretty cool. Mom remembers finding ONE pug blog and regularly visited for quite awhile haveing no idea just how many pet blogs were out there!
hugs
Mr Bailey, hazel & Mabel

The Army of Four said...

Very interesting!
Hey, Ernie! I met a 9-week old puppy at the vet's yesterday who looked like what I'll bet YOU looked like as a baby. Oh, he was SO adorable! I thought of you!
Cammie!

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Make sure he includes a picture of u in your tidy whities in his research paper presentation. Maybe it should go on the cover of his paper. He is sure to get 87 stars as a grade with that picture.

Jans Funny Farm said...

He picked a good blog to ask questions. You guys probably gave him enough material to just write on pet blogs for the next ten years. Wow, what a long thesis that would make! :)

LBJ said...

That's pawsome. Maybe he can take all his data and put in a PIE chart (except Sarge would then eat it).

Abby Lab

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

How cool was that!!! That student was so nice to be willing to listen. A lot of peeps just roll their eyes when they hear about blogs about dogs. We bet all the information your Mom provided to him was very helpful.t5

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

M. K. Clinton said...

OMD! This makes y'all kind of like real scientists and everything! Woo Hoo!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We would have had no answers!
love
tweedles

Oreo said...

I could hear your Mom explaining the activities in blogville etc and hes probably thinking...crazy lady here!!! BOL

Wags
Oreo

cupcakepetrillo said...

So, it's official, then. Frankie and Ernie have gone down in history. Yup. That's about right. Well done, boys.

Love and licks,
Cupcake

Jeanne Pursell said...

You guys are FAMOUS!!! We can say we knew you...before! Congratulations!

Wallace Wright-Parkin said...

That is SO COOL!!!!! Yup, we can tell you guys taught Mr soon-to-be-PHD a thing or two *high five paws*
Wally & Sammy

Ruby said...

OMD, that is SOOOOO COOOOOLLLL!!!!! I can't believes that he had only seen a couple of pet bloggies! Wells, it's good that he contacted you dudes!!! Nows he knows that there are 87 hundred of us out here! ☺ OMD, maybe you'll end up on GMA or somethings!!!!
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello frankie and ernie its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow if that guy only saw a kuple of pet blogs he must not be lukking verry hard!!! i am glad to heer that yore mama enlitend him!!! he shud totaly chayndj his topik becuz after all hyoomans ar boring but evrywun luvs animals!!! ha ha ok bye