Monday, March 06, 2006

wagging the blog

Lists can be fun. Passing the time making up one’s top ten favorite movies, to compare with others, is a harmless diversion. That is, if killing time is the goal. Arguing over who were the ten best basketball players of all-time in the Atlantic Coast Conference is, for many, a better way to make a happy hour pass than discussing the merits of the line item veto. And so it goes.

But best political blogs? Rating blogs by colors? Most influential bloggers? I pick you and you pick me... Horsefeathers!

That sort of malarkey, which there has been a raft of lately, reads like the bleatings of wannabes trying to get into a fraternity they fear mightily is way too cool for them. What ever happened to that tangy Groucho Marx spirit, when he cracked that he wouldn't want to be a member of any club that would have him as a member?

Now some of the so-called "political bloggers," are so vexed with virtual life, as it has become online, they ask: Are there too many blogs? In other words, maybe YOU should stop blogging? Do they want to clear the air in search of truth, or so there will be more time for us to read THEM?

The self-absorbed bloggers -- is that redundant? -- who are promoting such notions, as if they should be part of any real political debate, should probably go back to masturbating in private. Please! As well, the fretting bloggers should maybe consider leaving the top ten list-making to Letterman and wags in bars.

1 comment:

Libby said...

Hear, hear! I agree...........with ALL of it. Just wish I could've written this; I kept reading and thinking, "Damn, now why can't *I* write like that?"