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Thursday, May 16, 2002
TEAM BLEAH, SPONSORED BY NIKE! That antipodean Blair creature is back in his own hemisphere, and he's writing about the "purity" of American sport:The reason (Kobe) Bryant's shirt isn't decorated with logos has nothing to do with opposition to capitalism. It's because of capitalism. The NBA earns many millions from the rights to broadcast games and the sale of replica uniforms. Sharing the NBA brand with other corporations would dilute its power.Yes! You are correct sir! And this is the inevitable, horrifying result:
FIRST A BIG FAT GOVERNMENT SUBSIDY, NOW THIS! Woohoo! PoohPundit wins Eve Tushnet's Create-a-Blog-of-a-Famous-Figure Contest!
TERRIERS FOR EVERYONE! Well this is just great news! Now maybe some of us struggling third-tier bloggers can finally compete with some of the filthy foreign bloggers!
AND NOW, TODAY'S WARREN ZEVON REFERENCE: Eric Olsen says me and him got some sorta creepy "yin/yang opposite/simpatico" thing goin'! Apparently! Although if I had Dawn to spar with every day, I'd be rakin' leaves with Liza by now!
ADVANTAGE, BLOG NATION! Why did I already feel like I'd read the Time magazine that hit the mailbox yesterday? Let's take a tour, shall we?Wednesday, May 15, 2002
BOMBS AWAY! Hey, if you've got a couple three spare hours on your hands, Dawn Olsen's got a big ol' interview with Marc Weisblott! Contains (gasp!) the vigorous dissing of other bloggers! And not just Adam Curry! Let the recriminations begin!
"A QUIET, ABNORMAL LIFE," OR "WHY ALL AMERICA SHOULD LOVE TIM BLAIR": After our little Warren Zevon reference yesterday, Welch sends along this bit of irony:When Blair came and picked me up (for the Linse cigar gathering), he and I ran into my filthy guitar-playing neighbor (Ben Peeler, formerly of the Mavericks, currently weird-instrument-for-hire for the Wallflowers & others). Peeler made some weird comment that referenced Warren Zevon. I said, importantly, "Well,All hail Blair!
IT'S SPRING! Rabbit again rules Salon with an article on online dating, and The Reverend angles for a date with a certain young lady via his blog!Tuesday, May 14, 2002
"I SAW KEN LAYNE DRINKIN' A PINA COLADA AT TRADER VIC'S. HIS HAIR WAS PERFECT!" Small, intimate gathering of the L.A. Brain Trust last night. And Tim Blair.
ONE REASON TO MOVE TO ISRAEL: From the late, lamented Spy magazine, April 1990 (which also featured a letter from youngster Marc Weisblott!):[F]or all the Jewish executives at Warner Bros. ... the company is still distributing Michael Moore’s Roger & Me. What does one have to do with the other? When Moore went looking for a distributor last year, one of his inviolate demands was that his documeantary not be shown in Israel. Although several distribution companies turned Moore down as a result, Warner Bros. apprently complied. The left-wing Moore, it seems, is adamantly pro-Palestinian and plans to examine the Israeli government in his next documentary. Yitzhak & Me?
AHEAD, WARP FACTOR GEEK! Enough with the briefly famous '80s VJs! Now let's watch briefly famous 24th Century Nerd Wil Wheaton!I was sitting in traffic, waiting for a light to change, and I looked at the car to my right. The driver was a girl, probably in her early 20s, talking on a cell phone. She was crying, really hard, and seemed to be really frustrated with the person on the other end of the line.Awwwwww! He apparently hasn't gotten his form-fitting Federation-issued bodysuit in a bunch about Pim Fortuyn yet, but he's pissed about Enron!
DUTCH TREAT! Hoooo-eeee! Looks like I blew a little too much sunshine up uno de Producer's skirt!Monday, May 13, 2002I still want "I Know So Many Languages I Mash Them All Up Together Like a UN Translator With a Brain Tumor" Adam "He Wishes He Was That Spicy" Curry to kindly return to quietly boring the shit out of his tulips and leave us Americans the hell alone. Curry wouldn't have been on the Fortuyn story in the first place if he weren't a Hague-humping traitor. Good thing we deported his feathery-haired ass for being so mama-freaking annoying, or he'd still be here trying to stick his beak into our collective nutsack.Go read that! Much fun!
NEXT TARGET, DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS! A buncha my compadres are harshing all over hairy '80s relic Adam Curry's ass (and Instantman's for linking to him) because he, living in the Netherlands, has the huevos to post his opinions about the Pim Fortuyn murder on his weblog! Quelle horreur! Buddies! Take a big ol' Amsterdam toke! This is what the bloggin's all about! Dude's onsite, tellin' us what he's seeing and hearing! Yeah, he's uncool and hairy and self-involved and can't spell, but the sad fact is, he had more context in the first day or two than the By-God New York Times! And he's still the only blogger I've seen to actually link to an English version of Fortuyn's platform. Let's have a little tolerance for our faded '80s celebs! We wouldn't have "Behind the Music" without them!