Posts from December 2003

What do they do in there?

What do they do in there?
: So New York is trying to mandate that women get twice as many restrooms as men because they take longer.

I have a simpler solution: If women didn’t always take another woman to the bathroom with them, there’d be half as many of them in there and it would take half the time.

You’re welcome.

: UPDATE: Getaloada the comments. Boy, news is a conversation.

President Dean…

President Dean…
: Josh Marshall is amazed at Dean’s poll numbers. Matthew Yglesias is calling the election already.

Those were the days, my friend…

Those were the days, my friend…
: Harry Hatchet (who has a nice piece in the Guardian today on the British political blog scene) launches into a nostalgic riff:

Much as I enjoy weblogging, the eighties version was definitely more sociable – sitting around a flat with a bottle of Bulgarian Cabinet Sauvignon, a few spliffs and Dick Gaughan on the stereo while dissecting the ‘revisionism’ in the pages of Marxism Today.

And this, Harry, may be why so many of us bloggers aren’t as young as we sound. No more late nights with Bulgarian cab for me; I’m snoring on the couch by 11.

See: It’s not just me

See: It’s not just me
: Doc Searls is, like me, a Howard Stern fan. That’s Doc Searls, the nicest guy you’ll ever want to meet online: peaceful, civilized, nice, not visibly pierced.

Citizens’ business

Citizens’ business
: I went to a Google dog-and-pony show this morning on its Adsense program and it’s important to note that Martin Nisenholtz, one of the most important (and smart) people in online media, made a point of mentioning the significance of Nick Denton and other “distributed publishing” (nice new phrase for what we do).

It’s nice when the editors of the New York Times pay attention to weblogs.

But in some ways, it’s even nicer when the business people pay attention.