- I am a compulsive copy editor, and a remorseless grammar nazi (in case you hadn’t noticed).
- I am geeky enough to use HTML markup when posting things on community web sites. In case you still hadn’t noticed.
- I’m seriously considering getting a bicycle to use for getting around town, in order to both save money on gas and get more exercise. The only drawback I foresee is the increased chance of severe injury due to LA’s shortage of bike lanes and surplus of reckless drivers.
- I’m discouraged at having already written this much and only being on #4.
Tag Archives: douchebags
The arrest of Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has been a slow softball down the middle for the news media. No, scratch that – it’s been more like TWO softballs down the middle. The first was the revelation of his corruption itself; the second and more shocking was how much he sucked at being corrupt. Yet even with this fat pitch lobbed at them, a few conservative commentators have merely fouled it off. [...READ ON...] Continue reading
Well, sort of betraying them. I know, I know… you’re thinking, “Hold on, this blog has principles?” Don’t be alarmed. We can have fun anyway.
In this blog, I aim to avoid what used to be known as player hating (I’d spell it in the street dialect form, e.g., playa-hatin’, but who am I kidding). I say “used to,” because I suspect the term has passed out of fashion; unfortunately I don’t know what expression may have replaced it. The point is, a fundamental characteristic of our National Miscourse™ is the cheap, lazy rhetorical default of saying that everything sucks. For examples of this, I would reference the vast majority of the blogosphere. Therefore, I strive to remain solidly in the remaining minority of bloggers by devoting a large proportion of my writing to things I want to praise; and when I must indict, always including a thorough reasoning for my disapproval.
Kind of a lengthy preface for link-blogging Dickipedia, a site that made me laugh pretty hard when I found it this morning. It’s a funnier (IMO) offshoot of the comedic news site 23/6, and, it should be noted, not an actual wiki but a parody of one. Continue reading
Memo to Sen. Dianne Feinstein: thanks a whole big bundle.
Too well I recall the morning last November when I read your stated intention to vote in favor of confirming Michael Mukasey as U.S. Attorney General. It made what would have been a pleasant breakfast at a local café go down quite a bit less easily. I narrowly averted embarrassment, because your characterizations of Judge Mukasey as independent-minded and repulsed by the idea of torture were such stuff as spit-takes are made on. Continue reading