Question: What is Yodelling Llama?
Answer: Yodelling Llama is the blog of Olympia-based attorney Christopher Taylor. He uses it for an assortment of purposes.
Q: Am I misremembering that Yodelling Llama was a news satire site?
A: No. You’re remembering right. Yodelling Llama used to be a news satire and general humor site.
Q: Why did it change?
A: Chris found that, what with updating his blog, at one point running inter alia and contributing to Not The Onion, his creative juices were somewhat overextended. And because he wasn’t enjoying the news satire as much as he once did, he decided the humor site should be the one to go.
Q: When did it change?
A: November 2005.
Q: When did Yodelling Llama begin?
A: The satire site began December 2001, on Geocities. The blog began in July 2002 on Blogger, then stalled for two years, only to resurface in July 2004. The satire site moved to yodellingllama.com in December 2003. And the blog moved to yodellingllama.com in November 2005.
Q: You mentioned that Yodelling Llama (the blog) is used for “an assortment of purposes.” Like what?
A: Chris still likes to provoke the occasional chuckle. He also spends an inordinate time procrastinating, which sometimes takes the form of trawling, which results in links to interesting things. And he has some semi-serious ideas he sometimes shares. And he watches a lot of movies, many of which result in reviews. He likes to post updates on the status of Monkey Throw Feces. And, lastly, he sometimes likes to share aspects of his personal life.
Q: That’s rather a lot of purposes. Don’t you think Chris should think about following Lore Sjöberg’s specialized site advice?
A: He’s thought about it. He isn’t that interested in maximizing his traffic.
Q: Why is “yodeling” spelled incorrectly?
A: Because the symmetry with the double-l in “llama” is more important than proper spelling. Also, Merriam-Webster thinks “yodelling” is a legitimate alternate spelling. So there.
Q: Did Yodelling Llama (the satire site) ever win any awards?
A: Sort of. The Satire Awards has a “Members Choice” section, where other satire site operators (that submit to TSA) vote for their favorites in several categories approximately four times per year. And during the last quarter of 2004, Yodelling Llama won the #3 spot under “Most Believable” for Bush: “Kerry” Is Osama Bin Laden in Rubber Mask and the #2 spot under “Best Established Site.” See full results.
Q: Has Yodelling Llama (the blog) ever won any awards?
A: Not yet.
A: You can go to Yodelling Llama’s CafePress Shop or Monkey Throw Feces’s CafePress Shop to purchase merchandise, if you’d like. Keep in mind that Chris does not actually receive much in the way of revenue from these shops, regardless of how many tees or frisbees you may buy; CafePress takes a pretty big cut. So only purchase if you actually want the item, not as a support measure. If you’re just looking to throw a few dollars in Chris’s direction, it has a tip jar.
Q: I enjoy reading Yodelling Llama. Can I link to it?
Q: Will you pay me if you get hits through my site?
Q: I enjoy the musical stylings of Monkey Throw Feces. Does the band have any albums I can purchase?
A: Yes. You can purchase Monkey Throw Feces’ first release, The Self-Titled Extended Play, at CafePress.
Q: Does Monkey Throw Feces have a MySpace page?
Q: I have started a Monkey Throw Feces cover band called Feces Throw Monkey. Would Yodelling Llama be willing to host our songs?
A: Maybe. Chat with the band at mtf [at symbol] yodellingllama.com about it. And, I believe CNET also has some kind of hosting system in place, which may better suit your fancy.
Q: What about my other band that plays similar music, but doesn’t actually perform Monkey Throw Feces covers?
A: Again, maybe. See above.
Q: Can I republish the content I find on Yodelling Llama?
A: Maybe. All the content that appears on Yodelling Llama belongs Chris. So you’ll have to ask for permission first. Send all requests to yl [at symbol] yodellingllama.com.
Q: Do you take submissions? Advertisements? Gifts?
A: Yes. Chris cannot guarantee that anything you send will be published (either content or ads), or that said gifts will be appreciated. But you can send them. To yl [at symbol] yodellingllama.com.
Q: I hate Yodelling Llama. Would you mind shutting it down?
Q: But I insist.
A: Oh, alright. When I get around to it.
A: Don’t mention it.