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“when i was your age, television was called books!”—Peter Faulk, The Princess Bride

Blogging: That’s not writing. That’s typing.

That's not writing. That's typing

If we work on the assumption that Truman Capote’s charming reduction of Kerouak’s amphetamine-driven drivel is accurate, then blogging is certainly an easy target for comparable derision. It’s not writing. It’s typing. And as such we shall consider it here…Henry Miller for the Seinfeld set. Calvin & Hobbs garbed as Salinger & Murakami. You know. For kids.

I jump on this crowded train with trepidation and sheepish enthusiasm. This whole “blog ” thing can be, in the parlance of our times, quite douchy. Maunet may look like a blog. It may dress like a blog and even dance like a blog. More than likely it will, save the occasional purple prose and parenthetical distraction, even read like a blog. But let’s just agree not to call it such. Stop saying blog. Who said blog? Blog. Oh wait, that’s me again, sorry.

Here’s to jumping someone else’s train. Now read on, Macduff…

  1. Friday 05.28.2010 | 6:35 EDT

    Steve says:

    You have really great taste on catchy article titles, even when you are not interested in this topic you push to read it

  2. Saturday 05.22.2010 | 10:35 EDT

    sunglass armani says:

    Thanks for making my morning a little bit better with this great article!!

  3. Saturday 05.01.2010 | 11:45 EDT

    tiffany uk says:

    Really nice and impressive blog i found today.

  4. Monday 03.08.2010 | 7:10 EDT

    Another good Bukowsi quote: Opinions are like assholes... says:

    everyone’s got one.

    1. Monday 03.08.2010 | 7:17 EDT

      chairmanmau says:

      Exactly. Bukowski himself lives up to his clever assertion.

      Is there anyone out there who is NOT in their angsty 20′s still reading (and pathetically emulating) the Bard of Debauchery?

  5. Saturday 02.20.2010 | 3:14 EDT

    Anon says:

    Do you have copy writer for so good articles? Because this really rocks! :)

  6. Friday 02.19.2010 | 3:38 EDT

    Alvin Scott says:

    You have really great taste on catchy article titles, even when you are not interested in this topic you push to read it


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