I was reading in the WaPo
earlier, and came across a front page piece by David Finkel, who in the past has written in a very stealthy way that forces you to decide on your own about a particular piece, which I admire. This one was no exception. It's called The Left, Online and Outraged - Liberal Blogger Finds an Outlet and a Community
, and it does a good job of expounding on why we're so pissed off. Examples like this show a journalist who writes on controversial topics like this particular one in a seemingly altruistic way, because it's turned in recent years into a chaotic mess whereby pseudo-pundits masquerading as 'journalists' have been killing the real journalists, themselves forced to work for better copy when the bloggers are beating them to it, oftentimes without the expensive resources afforded the 'legitimate' reporters, and STILL doing a better job. Not to say that there aren't bloggers and pundits alike who write complete crap. The article was also blogged by The Rude One
, about whom I've waxed rapturously, writing up a post
centering around Maryscott O'Connor's blog, My Left Wing
. I posted links to her only last week, I think. She's one of my particular favorite bloggers.
The piece Finkel wrote was pretty indulgent, but it gets the point across, which for me is paint us into any corner you want, but don't try and act like we haven't earned our collective anger. I was checking Technorati to see who's linking to what so I'm not overstepping anything important in my limited time online today, and lo and behold, Maryscott has me listed in her sidebar of blogs to read! I'm linked as "Politics, Sex, Humor, Complete Dysfunction, & Assorted Other Musings", which is the current name of this LJ. Wow, let's hear it for the mutual admiration society, I'm honored! It appears I'm getting famous
in the blogosphere outside of LJ. Now if only RP would hold dear a dream of a crazed weekend in a hotel suite in Santa Fe, with mezcal, peyote, and a live trio of tribal drummers - and ME
, I'd be not only honored, but strutting.
Annoy.com has published a story that mentions me
a couple of times as well, called The Gay Agenda - I'm even quoted directly, IN CONTEXT this time around. I'm also on two other blogs, one
about my preferred brand of poppers, oddly enough, the other
about poppers in general. I'm even pictured on that one! I really should send them one of myself with a bottle crammed up my nose and a toy crammed... well, nevermind that. I'm honored by the mention here as well, thanks fellow pervs!