When is a first strike not a first strike?
When it's Anticipatory Retaliation.

April 05, 2005

Scooby-Doo Wherefore Art Thou?

Bravo Romeo Delta

Ok, both of my readers may ask, where, exactly the hell have I been?

Well, the first and most accessible thing is something that I've seen cross both Lilek's Bleat as well as van der Leun's American Digest in varying degrees. To wit:

Speaking of which: if nothing else, this entire affair has made me heartily sick of the very act of reading the Internet. Pardon my language, but I am simply goddamn sick of opinions, period. Right or wrong, well-reasoned or poorly expressed, snarky or solemn, I am tired of the lot of them, my own included. I'm tired of reading blogs and bulletin boards and noting that it's OK to joke about one dead person, perfectly fine to kick the Pope when he's about to give up the ghost, but a breach of human decency to be less than reverential about the passing of a comic who specialized in dope humor. That sort of thing is expected on the internet, but what makes me weary is the blogligation to have an opinion about it and bang it out so the whole world knows I stand four-square against bashing near-dead Popes

Past that there are some other things, a couple of which I'll deal with here.

Aside from being flat out tired about having opinions on everything, I am hitting a news saturation point pretty quickly. I'm hip deep in all of this all the time, and frankly the idea of writing some more about what I look at constantly is more than a tad bit repellant.

Additionally, I have been wrestling with the nature of blogging under a pseudonym. I think I may write an explanation about that relatively soon.

Finally (AND THIS IS THE IMPORTANT PART), I've been mulling over the idea of starting a multi-contributor blog of people who are, for the most part 'essayists', rather than more conventional bloggers. The golden rule is that one should shoot for no less than a post a day, but there are several, including Demosophia, Opinion8, and (notionally) AllahPundit, to name some of the exemplars of the type, who post less frequently but post deeper. As is the blog is a lousy format for once-a-week posting.

So what I am considering is a sort of 'blog-magazine' thing. A group blog by those who care to write infrequently, but more deeply than is typically done in the blog hothouse.

So, of course, your thoughts on the matter are greatly appreciated.

Launched by Bravo Romeo Delta at April 5, 2005 06:11 PM

Retaliatiory Launches

Well, since you already know my stance on the matter, I'll just jump on the other point.

I'm quite looking forward to the exposition on the matter of pseudonymous blogging. Should it occur, of course.

Posted by: Patton at April 6, 2005 05:11 PM

(Oh, and your spambot filter's a bit tight - I had to remove my URL in order to get past it, not that my URL adds anything in particular to a reader's information about me)

Posted by: Patton at April 6, 2005 05:12 PM

For the record, it's not just your spambot - it's all of Munuvia (Munuviana?)

Ace has the same non-issue.

Posted by: Patton at April 6, 2005 06:48 PM

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