Posts from November 2002

Mmm, Mmmm, Good: MSNBC’s Best

Mmm, Mmmm, Good
: MSNBC’s Best of Blogs has the good idea of collecting food blogs before our national gorge.

My longtime favorite: The Red Kitchen recipe blog (a great use of Movable Type, by the way, with categories making the filing and finding of recipes easy).

Then I tried a new one, Eat Drink and Be Married. The first post:

No blog today. Food poisoning is not blogging matter.

Ain’t irony delicious?

Vote often: Matt Welch started

Vote often
: Matt Welch started it: A write-in campaign for Glenn Reynolds as media person of the year at Patrick Phillips poll.

Henry Copeland joined in.

It’s a damned bandwagon.

Let’s all vote. If we can’t stuff a weblog ballot the way we want, then we are all wimps.

Vote here.

How much is that doggie

How much is that doggie in the window?
: Tom Tomorrow is selling autographed cartoons.

Tony Pierce is, remember, selling books made from his blog.

Nick Denton is channelling Crazie Eddie.

Hmmm. What do I have to sell? Kids? No, no market for them. Cat? No, kids would kill me.

How about autographed copies of the launch edition of Entertainment Weekly?

Amen, Sir: Salman Rushdie is

Amen, Sir
: Salman Rushdie is the sole voice of reason in the Islamic world.


Well if I can’t hear any others above the din of hate, that’s the only census I can make.

Rushdie has another spectacular opinion piece in the NY Times begging for other voices of Islamic reason:

Where, after all, is the Muslim outrage at these events? As their ancient, deeply civilized culture of love, art and philosophical reflection is hijacked by paranoiacs, racists, liars, male supremacists, tyrants, fanatics and violence junkies, why are they not screaming?

At least in Iran the students are demonstrating. But where else in the Muslim world can one hear the voices of the fair-minded, tolerant Muslim majority deploring what Nigerian, Egyptian, Arab and Dutch Muslims are doing? Muslims in the West, too, seem unnaturally silent on these topics. If you’re yelling, we can’t hear you.

If the moderate voices of Islam cannot or will not insist on the modernization of their culture

Collector’s editions: Not a good

Collector’s editions
: Not a good trend for magazines when you see two Farewell Editions — for Rosie and Context — on the newsstand at the same time.