As Patterico celebrates his tenth blogging anniversary, and Scott Greenfield celebrates his sixth, I am moved to think again about how bloggers are regarded by what is called the "mainstream media." Despite how mainstream bloggers have become, and despite the fact that almost all "mainstream media" outlets have their own bloggers, the prevailing attitude seems […]
Yesterday, Deadspin editor A.J. Daulerio posted an expose on Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez's rape consensual sex with an underage a 17 year old. So the story here is … an NFL quarterback had consensual sex? A woman had sex with an NFL quarterback? And this story is worth publishing because … the young woman very […]
Today is "Take Your Dog To Work Day." If I had wished to do so, I could have taken one of my dogs to work. I practice, by choice, in a small laid back insurance defense firm, having left a larger law firm (not Skadden by any means) because I could see myself dying of […]
Popular rightward blogger Confederate Yankee wrote a post very enthusiastically endorsing a class (which comes complete with a gun and a knife) put on by something called the Front Sight Firearms Training Institute. Folks, this is one great offer. What should you expect to get out of this investment in your shooting skills? The ability […]
The Coyote of Coyoteblog is on a trip to London, and as a result has documented some of the ubiquitous CCTV cameras that form just one part of England's increasingly unnerving security fetish. Maybe we can persuade him to snap some shots of their fun turn-in-your-neighbors anti-terrorism posters as well.
Writer and director Craig Mazin is a genuinely funny guy, on paper and in person. I've suffered through a number of kiddie parties and similar events with him. I've managed to overcome my resentment of the fact that he has some sort of deal with his wife where if he doesn't want to go to […]
In an update to Patrick's post and mine about blogging anonymously, NRO blogger Ed Whelan has issued an apology for outing blogger Publius. The apology is classy and seems sincere, and will — and should — go a long way to redeeming Whelan. Good for him.
Patrick beat me to the punch today talking about how Ed Whelan of NRO outed the anonymous blogger Publius at Obsidian Wings. Walter Olson had an overview. I want to make three points: (1) why I blog anonymously, (2) why I disagree with some people — including some people I respect — that there is […]
Have you ever gotten a cold call from an unfamiliar charity asking for money, and wonder if the charity was legit and how much of your money would actually go to the kittens or children or police officers or baby seals or whatever if you donated? Of course you have. But have you ever taken […]
A few years back there was a TV advertisement for a shipping company — I don't recall whether it was FedEx or UPS or one of the others. It showed a small business taking their web site live to advertise and sell their product. The ad shows them reacting with joy as they start to […]