Monday, January 22, 2007

Metablogging: Big in Austria?



I'm pleased to say that the Pink Pony is featured in the latest issue of Austria's Profil magazine (see above) thanks to the attention payed here to fabulous Ursula Plassnik and her 'majestic scarves'. The author of the piece, Pony Pal 4 Life™ Sebastian, is trying to goad the affable giantess' staff into responding. Happy goading!

But all kidding aside, since this is the first post La Plassnik's staff are likely to encounter, a special message to them: I would trade our Condoleezza for your Ursula in a hot second, because while Condi's running from photo-op to photo-op accomplishing nothing, Ursula the Great seems to actually get her job done, all with an obviously breezy manner and fierce dedication.

Sadly, there are limits to Plassnik's powers, because not even her fun-sized cuddles 'n' hugs couldn't help save this guy's career:

Serbia's President Boris Tadic welcome Austrian foreign minister Ursula Plassnik, Wednesday, Jan.17,2007, in Belgrade. Austria's foreign minister and Romania's president were in Belgrade for separate talks with top Serbian officials ahead of parliamentary elections and an expected U.N. proposal on the future of the breakaway Kosovo province. (AP Photo/Srdjan Ilic)
Update: Metametametablogging? Sure, why not? Here's Seb's blog post about this post about his article. Yay!

24 comments:

guru-On-A-Soap-Box said...

YIKES!!!! Austria is on the border with Italy, I live but a few hours away from Her Majesty's Royal and Girded presences. Should I take precautions?!!!! Should I load the blunderbuss and unchain the rabid sheep?

HOLD ME I'M SCARED!!!!

Last time I was in Austria, trying to get home from Prague with the ghost of Kafka tickling my nose hairs, the Austrian Border Police took my passport and held it for 3 hours. NEVER been back. We also got a ticket for driving too slow...WE WERE IN A Renault 4!! WHAT DID THEY EXPECT?!!!! Probably that we'd buy an Audi as soon as we hit Austrian soil....

And I want Ursula to make it all up to me....if she would just beckon me to her knee, I would bend, I would bow, I would wrap my face in her scarf an TRULY LIVE....for the first time.

Cue warbling:

"Edelweiss, Edelweiss, every morning you greeeeeeet meeeeeee,
Smallllll and whiiite, clean and bright, you look happy to--

GUN SHOT

{silence}

Anonymous said...

Glitzerpony?! The German language often doesn't suit me, but Glitzerpony... I am tickled over that one! You are the Glitzerati!! Franonymous
P.S. I am glad you are getting the international recognition you deserve PSP.

Charlene DuPriss said...

I love the Sparkle Pony & I love Ursula too. So I don't mean to nitpick, just to help.

"I would trade your Ursula for our Condoleezza in a hot second" means "I like Condi more than Ursula," but I think what you mean is the opposite. Yes?

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

You know... you are totally right. It was early.

Matty Boy said...

Congratulations to you, Princess, for the international and bilingual feather in your cap.

A little vocabulary fun from My People and Our Agenda™, men who like (really like!) feeling puny in the presence of such a proud and perfect specimen. In Norse mythology, humans like in Midgard, the gods live is Asgard and the giants live in Utgard. Ursula's Utgardian accessories are the gentle reminder to all of us miniature Midgardians of her otherworldy stature. No human can hope to lift Thor's hammer, and likewise none of us wear one of Ursula's scarves or bracelets!

(Yeah, I know... Austria isn't Scandanavia, but her big blonde wonderfulness fits better in these myths than putting her in with those swarthy Greek gods and titans.)

Anonymous said...

If only Gustav Klimt has painted Unusual Ursula ...

Anonymous said...

Now that you're an international icon...i think it's time for you own Saturday morning cartoon! -The Super Pony Pals ...yeah!

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Klimt? I'm thinking more Otto Dix.

Matty Boy said...

Doing a weak job of translating, I went to an English-German dictionary online, and while the short article does mention how much PSP loves her "majestic self-confidence", there doesn't appear to be a direct reference to UberUrsula's wonderfully enormous size.

I guess the Austrians are used to her by now, like we here in the States aren't supposed to notice that Condi is both African-American and female. (She totally is; check out the pictures!)

Anonymous said...

if you now consider, that Ursula was formerly a member of the personal staff of the (by now ex-)chancellor schuessel.. who is physically a midget.. just look up some photos of both of them..

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
If only Gustav Klimt has painted Unusual Ursula ...

Princess Sparkle Pony said...
Klimt? I'm thinking more Otto Dix.


You think? I say Egon Schiele would have best captured Ihre Hohheit's essence of power.

Anonymous said...

I would trade our Condoleezza for your Ursula in a hot second, because while Condi's running from photo-op to photo-op accomplishing nothing, Ursula the Great seems to actually get her job done, all with an obviously breezy manner and fierce dedication.

Trading away Kindasleezey for someone competent wouldn't change much of anything. The US does not do diplomacy because Cheney and his Likudnik/Neocon backers see no use for it. Kindasleezey's competence (or rather, the lack therefore of) is far more a symptom rather than a cause.

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Schiele makes everybody seem angular and anorexic, though, which I think disqualifies him from portraying such a Rubenesque beauty as Ursula. He makes everybody look like Keith Richards.

Matty Boy said...

Googled some Otto Dix. Dix is like Brecht and Weill combined on canvas; Our Ursula has such perky fashion instincts, I'm not sure he would capture her confidence in the New Better Path that Europe now embraces, irony free.

samael7 said...

"Prinzessin Glitzerpony!"

Could that be any more glitzer-tastic?!

PeteJayhawk said...

Prinzessin Glitzerpony macht viel spass!

Ensign Steve said...

Museumsangestellten? Is that Austrian for hairdresser?

Pretty princess tori said...

Ausgezeitnet Prinzessin Glitzerpony!

My German is very very rusty. Anyone feel up to translating for us ignorant non-bilingual Americans?

drew in sf said...

Tori - roughly it's something like this:
**The fashion of Austrian Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik gets attention: "Princess Sparkle Pony's Photo Blog", a website for the monitoring of US Foreign Minister Condoleezza Rice's hairdo, has published a thus-far five part "History of Ursula Plassnik's Scarves". "Strangely, she tends to drape large, multicolored objects around her trunk-like neck", writes "Princess Sparkle Pony", the alterego of [...]. "What attracts me to Ursula is her extreme, unorthodox sense of style and her majestic appearance", [...] mailed to Profil.**

Congrats, Your Sparkliness. This recognition in the foreign press is like your own personal Golden Globe! (and not the type that Sascha Cohen was talking about, either!)

Matty Boy said...

Thanks to drew, helpful PonyPal™, who totally deserves the GlitzerGeldStellen (sparkly gold star) for the translation work.

PSP may have to explain to Our Ursula (or her minions) that he meant "trunk-like neck" in the nicest and most loving way.

dreamonmofos said...

i see these 2 are completely lacking in appropriate dhimmitude, which is genuflect humbly toward mecca and relinquish claims to kosovo.

btw radicals got 1 in 3 seats in the serb elections.

kosova mooslas planning a nice sweet separation.

oh my.

i think the serbs will meekly let it be, doncher think.

oh yeah, meekly, v meekly. just like india, india loves handing over territory to mooslas and is now getting attacked in assam. also india makes no effort to reclaim its citizens homelands in sindh, punjab and no efforts to free the baloch.

thankfully serbs have the same appropriate dhimmitude indians find so laudable. yes, we must all affect dhimmitude.

ursula, the scarf goes on the head, dear, try to cover up properly like a good humble slave of the ummah.

i dont think we need to be concerned at all.

Blue Gal said...

This is only the beginning, your highness. I smell the Koufax red carpet between your toes, and it smells like rosepetals.

Matty Boy said...

Congrats, PSP, on your constantly expanding media empire.

Personally, I never metablog I didn't like.

John said...

Prinzessin Glitzerpony! OMG, it's orgasmic just to say it. I'm going to work it into conversation all weekend!