Posts from November 5, 2004

Last stop on the gravytrain?

Last stop on the gravytrain?

: The Wall Street Journal reports on political bloggers’ worries about revenue after the election. It will fall but it won’t die, I’ll bet. (Free link.)

The world of blogs

The world of blogs

: Almost forgot to link you to Daniel Drezner and Henry Farrell’s very good story on blogs and the world stage in Foreign Policy. They showed it to me early a few weeks ago but I couldn’t link to it then. I recommend it now.

Size matters

Size matters

: Seth Godin’s ChangeThis just passed 100k downloads. If they’d put it up in HTML, I’d bet they’d have 10 times the readership. Why not try, Seth? Put up half your “manifestos” in HTML and see what happens… You are the man who inspires many, including me, to listen to your customer….

Dumbest anchor alive

Dumbest anchor alive

: When I was a TV critic, I always wanted to write a column about Dan Rather, Dumbest Anchor Alive. I never got around to it because I’m lazy and I would have had to watch hours of Rather to compile my case. But Tony Pierce has done us the public service of quoting Ratherisms from election night alone. I think he thinks he’s going to be gone soon, so he got in as many as he could. A sampling:

“His lead is as thin as turnip soup.”

“This race is humming along like Ray Charles.”

“The presidential race is swinging like Count Basie.”

“This race is hotter than a Times Square Rolex.”

“Ohio becomes like a sauna for the two candidates. All they can do is wait and sweat.”

“One’s reminded of that old saying, ‘Don’t taunt the alligator until after you’ve crossed the creek.'”

“Bush is sweeping through the South like a big wheel through a cotton field.”

“In southern states they beat him like a rented mule.”

“If you try to read the tea leaves before the cup is done you can get yourself burned.”

“We need Billy Crystal to Analyze This”

“You know that old song, ‘it’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s de-lovely’ for President Bush in most areas of the country.”

Next round

Next round

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