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October 30, 2004

Rockist, Rockism

A rockist isn't just someone who loves rock 'n' roll, who goes on and
on about Bruce Springsteen, who champions ragged-voiced
singer-songwriters no one has ever heard of. A rockist is someone who
reduces rock 'n' roll to a caricature, then uses that caricature as a
weapon. Rockism means idolizing the authentic old legend (or
underground hero) while mocking the latest pop star; lionizing punk
while barely tolerating disco; loving the live show and hating the
music video; extolling the growling performer while hating the


October 26, 2004


Newdonkey, well produced and reasonable democrats.

October 25, 2004

Talkleft / Jeralyn Merritt

Talkleft / Jeralyn Merritt thoughtful leftish blog, sometimes about crime.

October 24, 2004

Andrew Sullivan

Andrew Sullivan, Daily Dish.
Literate non-hating conservative writer.

October 23, 2004

100 good American speeches

100 good American speeches, mp3 samples.

October 22, 2004

Atrios Eschaton / Duncan Black

Atrios Eschaton, aka Duncan Black's late breaking partisan
democrat news and spite, punctuated by occasional thoughtful commentary
about Ricardian equivalence. ('Eschatology' is a long word
for end game.)

Update 2008 August:twittering


On ABC's The Note:

I've been reading the Note since the middle of the 2004
presidential campaign, and I must say it's one of the funniest
things I've ever encountered. It's the perfect parody of the
insular, snobbish, in-crowd mindset of Washington journalism.

You've captured everything: the craven subservience to power,
the swooning over empty Republican chest-beating, the total
ignorance of issues that matter to non-millionaires, the snide
sidelong shots at people who understand those issues, and -
particularly when you talk about Howard Dean - the pissiness of
people who believe themselves elite and can't quite understand
why nobody else is listening to their pearls of wisdom.

It's like a transcript of a cocktail party attended exclusively
by ultra-rich child molesters and whores. Congratulations on
the brilliant work, and remember the words of satirist Michael
O'Donoghue: "Making people laugh is the lowest form of comedy."

More like this: Archives.

Atrios' bookshelf. shows some economics.
Unaffiliated with Immanentize the eschaton.

Productivity Strategy:

Sometimes I don't write about things because I don't
have anything to add. Sometimes I don't write about
things because I neither know enough about them
nor have a sense of who does know enough about
them for me to link to. Sometimes I don't write about
things because I just don't care about them.


Surrounded by Starbucks in Philly

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October 21, 2004


Dailykos, frequently updated democrat group blog.

Also publishes Dkosopedia, WiKi for lefty democrats.

October 19, 2004

James Wolcott

James Wolcott, well written punditry and spinsterism.

October 18, 2004

Architectural eyesores

Architectural eyesore of the month, selected by James Howard Kunstler.

October 15, 2004

cat slashdot | grep alterslash

alterslash is the thinking man's Slashdot dump.

October 14, 2004

Chicago Boyz

Chicago Boyz examine the data on Iraqi war losses.

October 13, 2004

Mahalanobis / Michael Stastny

Mahalanobis is Michael Stastny's excellent economics blog.

He also has a sharp eye for current events, and bio'ed on Xing.


October 12, 2004

Go Motoring

Go Motoring, MINI Cooper blog-portal aggregator.

October 11, 2004

New York Times top 25 articles, most mailed

New York Times top 25 articles. 'Top' is measured by most mailed,
not most viewed.

October 9, 2004

Motoring File

Motoringfile, best MINI Cooper blog.
Based in Chicago, USA.

October 8, 2004

Marginal Revolution

Marginal Revolution, good economics blog; tries hard to be mainstream.

October 4, 2004

Talking Points Memo / Joshua Micah Marshall

Talking Points Memo, Joshua Micah Marshall.

Update: On the presentation skills of George W. Bush, 43.

Update 2007 Sept.: Fawning CJR profile.

October 3, 2004

MyDD :: Due Diligence of Politics / Chris Bowers

MyDD :: Due Diligence of Politics -- Chris Bowers.

October 2, 2004

Belmont Club / Richard Fernandez

Belmont Club. History and history in the making. (archives).