Politics v. sex

Politics v. sex
: Lest we all get cocky, those of us living in the high-altitude, low-oxygen environs of this here Blogosphere, lest we think we’re the biggest thing in blogs, lest we think we’re changing the world, we should first note that according to the NITLE blog census this LiveJournal creation is the most-linked-to blog in English. An excerpt:

SCREW YOU ALL, EX-BOYFRIENDS!! you all regret it within a week or two anyways…or as soon as i find someone new…regardless of if you know i have found someone new.



i a feeling better about the breaking up than i was two days ago…the sprks boy took care of me the first two nights, and last night i was just tired and did laundy before the trip. one night here, and then i head home for a week at the beach with my kim kim.

i have nothing majorly inspirational to say right now…nothing that will make the world seem like a better place, but every time i actually have a chance to update my beloved little lj, i like to add something.

Yes, that’s what life is about: boyfriends, laundry (sic), and the beach with kim kim — not the BBC and the second amendment and Howard Dean and Paul Krugman and RSS.

  • Mohammad Shahi

    True. There are a lot of things way more attractive than politics, one of them being sex. Although propaganda machines are operating with full power to make people’s lives filthy by politics and war and …, life goes on without politics.

  • s’wonderful

    Cheers to Mohammad and amen. Blogs are like conversations at the most fabulous cocktail party ever. Just wander from room to room, and take your pick of meandering topics. My lady loves pregnancy blogs (helps remove the fear of actually becoming pregnant), whilst I follow politics and culture.(And Lileks is good for everybody.) But never once do we have to leave each others side, or even our bedroom.

  • I’m really not sure how that site works, all I can tell you is I wouldn’t trust its data after looking at the top three.
    The first one, well, I have no idea why anyone would want to go there, but then I’m not a teenager anymore, and when I was I would have much rather gone to the North Shore with a boogie board, hibachi, and a spear, so I could play in the water and catch some lunch.
    The second one was last updated 08 Jul 03 (Timmy G) but I enjoyed reading it. A rant about the idiocy of teenage angst.
    The third one’s last two posts are dated 23 Jun 2003, and 21 May 2003. In the last post the blogger says “Today at work I was listening to old Cure, and poking around the admin console on our Verizon web hosting account.”

  • Just goes to show that while political/news blogs out to Change The World get all the attention and hype, their numbers are still dwarfed by personal diaries/journals that chronicle daily life.

    A son asks his father, “What can you tell me about politics? I have to learn about it for school tomorrow.” The father thought some and said, “OK, son, the best way I can describe politics is to use an analogy. Let’s say that I’m a capitalist because I’m the breadwinner. Your mother will be the government because she controls everything, our maid will be the working class because she works for us, you will be the people because you answer to us, and your baby brother will be the future. Does that help any?” The little boy said, “Well, Dad, I don’t know, but I’ll think about what you said.”
    Later that night, after everyone had gone to bed, the little boy was awaken by his baby brother’s crying. Upon further investigation, he found a dirty diaper. So, he went down the hall to his parent’s bedroom and found his father’s side of the bed empty and his mother wouldn’t wake up. Then he saw a light on in the guest room down the hall, and when he reached the door, he saw through the crack that his father was in bed with the maid. The son then turned and went back to bed.
    The next morning, he said to his father at the breakfast table, “Dad, I think I understand politics much better now.” “Excellent, my boy,” he answered, “What have you learned?” The little boy thought for a minute and said, “I learned that capitalism is screwing the working class, government is sound asleep ignoring the people, and the future’s full of crap.”