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April 02, 2004
A World O'Blog

Heh. Looks like I'm not the only person finding odd and inexplicable things in their search referral logs. I say, you don't have much room to complain until you find you're getting multiples hits for a "depravity scale" or for "feminist white supremacists" neither of which topic have I blogged.

Someone came to my blog to learn the answer to the eternal question, "how do lemmings move about." I've always assumed the answer was, "on little lemming feet" but who knows?

(I was also graced by a visit from the person searching for enlightenment on "lemmings thrown over a cliff," As I understand it, the sacrifice is both voluntary and apocryphal.

I doubt such a substance as "iraq maple syrup" exists but I remain bemused by the number of syrup-related hits I receive.

I don't know where to find any "jewish knitters" and I know nothing about, "weird urban padlocks."

I've never posted "my last letter saying i'm leaving you my love because i'm going to brazil". I've never gone to Brazil, but I like the nuts.

But. Enough about me. Back to the land o'blog.

First, there's a move afoot for a new googlebomb. I'm not usually much of a joiner, but let me help out on this one. Jew.

I haven't seem much discussion of the story elsewhere, but Jerome at Bad Attitudes has a good one on the Bush Administration's shell game on terror.

David Neiwert has found what looks me me like the usual freeper freeping albeit with an unusual attention to spelling and grammar.

You really can't let the idiots get you down, guys. Let 'em shout. The freedom to be an idiot is sort of an unspoken component of what living in a free country is all about.

Via Matthew Yglesias, I got to this essay which articulates why I don't normally use as much quoted text from stories as many other, much more widely read blogs use.

First, almost everyone in blogdom is discussing the same stories at the same times and they're all quoting excerpts, so why should I waste space on the same material you've seen twenty times already?

Second, overquoting does not, to me, quite measure up to my private standard for "fair use."

(To be honest, I don't read many blogs where the style runs to ten paragraphs of quoted text and one line of blogger commentary. I don't find it interesting to read so naturally I don't write that way. I know it's a lot easier to write blog entries if they're 90% quoted material but I'd be uncomfortable doing it. In my own reading, I make exceptions for the blogs who, while relying heavily on quoted material, link to stories that not everyone is discussing.)

And I don't link to Burka because I assume everyone goes there without my encouragement but if you don't, do it now.

What the heck is going on and why hasn't Morford had a new column in a month? At first I thought it was some kind of unannounced vacation or something but it goes on and on and no Morning Fix arrives in my mailbox and the site doesn't say anything. I finally gave in and sent him a whiney e-mail.

I have no idea what's up with Tbogg these days, either, but I like it.

Call me crazy, but I suspect that, before the end of this election cycle, we're gonna see Underdog Bush fighting Washington Insider Kerry as a campaign theme. I dunno. Something to do with the numbers.

Here's one in the eye for nay-sayers who claim the Bush Administration didn't have a post-invasion plan for what to do in Iraq. They so totally had a plan. They had Chalabi. Ahmed Chalabi.

TAPPED is all new and sexy-looking!

Posted by AnneZook at 03:25 PM


Let me know what the SF Gate says. I miss my Morford too!

Posted by: Elayne Riggs at April 2, 2004 06:37 PM

There was no way to e-mail SF Gate, unless I wanted to get a paper subscription. I sent a message to Morford's address and if I don't hear from him, I'll just call the paper.

Posted by: Anne at April 5, 2004 10:38 AM