December 22, 2004

Blog the blogs with blogs of bloggy, blah-blah-blah-blah-blah, blah-blah-blah-blog

What happens to a man who thinks he's clever when he insults a man who actually is? If he's particularly unlucky: This.


Already forgot what you said in 2004? Don't worry: Tim Blair remembers. He sees you when you're seething! He knows when you're a wank!


Wonkette's Rathergate summary: "Fake But(tsex) Accurate"


Joey deVilla reveals the very first use of the word "blog." In 1959!




Speaking of old comics, I thought this was funny.


Well, have a good Red State Fascist Antiquated Gift-Giving Ceremony for Capitalist Racist Rednecks!

Posted by Jim Treacher at December 22, 2004 03:33 PM

What in hell's a blog?

Posted by: Beck at December 23, 2004 04:47 AM

Gotta test my hrefs

Posted by: Coward at December 23, 2004 06:47 AM

Wolcott's response to Lileks' brilliance was to call him one fo the "leprechaun people."
As far as I know Lileks isn't one bit Irish, so Wolcott may be insulting his physical attributes. That's really not a game Pasty Pouches wants to play, seeing as the caricature on his website is unreasonably flattering. Behold:

Posted by: Joe Geoghegan at December 23, 2004 06:57 AM

That Blog guy looks a bit like Lileks, no? I'd definitely put him behind a fence.

Posted by: jon at December 23, 2004 07:17 AM

Note to self: Do not fuck with the L-Man.

Posted by: Hubris at December 23, 2004 07:58 AM

Merry Christmas to you, Jim. Enjoy the holidays.

Posted by: Frank Villon at December 24, 2004 05:57 PM

Because American Media (represented by Lois Lane) have shunned American values (repesented by Superman) they are threatened by a caveman (representing conservatism) with a permanent relationship with Blog (represented by a short bald ugly man).

Posted by: Sean at December 26, 2004 09:40 PM

I've forgotten the exact page and line, but James Joyce used the word 'blog' in "Finnegans Wake",
first published in 1939. (You can find it via Google - I did.)

Posted by: Ira at December 28, 2004 09:33 AM

Ah, but "blog" only came into broader usage during my days living in a residence hall (that's dorm for the listeners in Rio Linda) while attending a Midwestern state university in the early 80's. I was a member of a religious sect known as the Church of Hedonism, Narcissism and Self-Indulgence which held services at a local bar every Saturday evening. At the conclusion of services, we would adjourn back to the residence hall for additional individual worship time to our god (peace be upon American Standard) punctuated by the worshipful prayers of blog! blog! blog! as we fed our liquid sacrifices into the mouth of our hungry deity.

Little did our underfed, understudied band of worshippers know that our prayers would one day be misappropriated by computer savvy individuals, who for reasons known only to them wear pajamas as they work, to describe an Internet-based diary. In the old days, we just called a diary a "diary". But what do you expect from people who wear pajamas all day? With pocket protectors?

Posted by: Tongueboy at December 28, 2004 11:38 AM