Tuesday, April 16, 2019

A short story behind 'Just the Cheese'


Come August, this blog is celebrating 10 years of being on the Internet. I want to share how this blog came to be and why it is called 'Just the Cheese.'

Originally my blog was going to be mostly movie reviews. I was going to put a spin on them and make them humorous. That is why the URL name is reviewsyoucantuse.blogspot.com. I shortly discovered that only writing movie reviews would be difficult and time consuming. I would also have to watch movies in genres that don't appeal to me.

One of my first posts was a review about the movie Funny People. I enjoyed writing it but it took so much effort. I am all about working smart but not hard. Somehow my blog turned into random humor and silly nonsense.

The original title of my blog was 'Oh, Fiddlesticks!' I liked that name but something was missing.

I quickly changed it to 'Just the Cheese.' I am sure some of you that came here thought this blog was about cheese or food. It is named after a comedy bit done by Dane Cook. He talks about going to the movies and getting just the cheese, no nachos. You can watch a quick 3 minute clip here.

That Dane Cook bit has always been a joke between my wife and I, it just made sense to use it as part of my blog.

And if you are a fan of Ren & Stimpy then you know why I am Powdered Toast Man. If you have no idea, well I am going to leave that a mystery and you will have to find out on your own.

Here is to another 10 years of random nonsense!!


12 comments:

Birgit said...

Haven’t seen you here in a while and love the powdered toast man toot his cheese...wait, that didn’t come out right. Wait...that’s wrong..oh well, happy 10th Anniversary!

Brett Minor said...

I knew who Powdered Toast Man was immediately. I think I would be Powdered Donut Man. Mostyl because I love donuts.

Arlee Bird said...

So we started about the same time and connected somewhere not long after that start. My blogging philosophy and approach have evolved a great deal since that beginning.

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out / Battle of the Bands

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

We began about the same time as well. I thought humor when I saw your blog title of Just the Cheese. And of course I know Powdered Toast Man!

Adam said...

Good to see you again

Karen BakingInATornado said...

Congratulations on 10 years! I have to admit I fell for it, thought it was going to be a food blog but I'm happy you're more about random thoughts and silliness, me too.

LD Masterson said...

I'm a first time visitor and now I have to go find someone who watches Ren & Stimpy to help me out.

Elephant's Child said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog. There is ALWAYS room for random silliness. Always.

Rita said...

Congrats on 10 years!
Never watched Ren & Stimpy so I'm lost on your head.
Thanks for commenting on my blog and explaining "just the cheese". ;)

Al Penwasser said...

Happy Ten Years! I started ten years ago myself, but I took half a year off for a mental health break. And, when I came back, I changed the name of my blog (kinda). Still the basic nonsense, though. I can totally get the "just the cheese" becoming an inside joke.

Liz A. said...

I'll have to ask my brother about the Ren & Stimpy reference. I couldn't abide the show, but he loved it.

Unknown said...

Silly random nonsense is the best kind. Enjoyed reading your back story and congrats on your upcoming 10 year blogiversary.

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