The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Not The Good Kind Of Twitchy

by Smitty Information wants to be free, and anthropomorphised. Via Twitchy comes the reminder that unintended, misanthropic consequences could well result. That sort of unwholesome twitchiness is the kind of thing for which I have insufficient brain bleach to go anywhere near in a blog post. Gaaaah!


MANCHESTER, N.H. Dan Collins says he was the first person to wear a “SCOAMF” T-shirt to a Tea Party rally: Dan says Ace of Spades HQ readers will know what this acronym means.

Fear and Loathing at Union Station

UNION STATION, Washington, D.C. My son-in-law dropped me off here about 1 a.m. My train leaves at 3:15 a.m.  So I’ve got a few minutes to do a quick blog post before I board the train and head off to Worcester and thence to New Hampshire. We’re trying to get Dan Collins of Piece of […]

I Blame Dan Collins …

… for suggesting that I link this shockingly obscene NSFW video. And by “shockingly obscene NSFW,” of course, I mean

Dan Collins Loves Kirstie Alley and Generous Tip-Jar Contributions …

. . . but yeah, mainly it’s the generous tip-jar contributions Dan needs now. His Piece of Work in Progress co-blogger Enoch Root explains how serious the situation has become. I’ll explain a bit more of the background — and also explain the Kirstie Alley reference — but first go hit Dan’s tip jar. I […]

Not Quite Sure What to Make of This

One of the basic principles of blogging is, Know Where Your Traffic Is Coming From. How are readers reaching your site? Are they coming from links at other blogs? Are they finding you through search engines? Social networking? Tweets by Alyssa Milano? If the object of the game is to increase traffic — and doesn’t […]

Chubby Chasers!

A researcher who analyzed Internet search data about . . . uh, online erotica reports that guys like women with more to love: [M]en prefer overweight women to underweight women. There are almost three times as many searches for fat women as there are for skinny women, and lest you think that’s some way we treated the search […]

‘The Cetaceous-Like-Homunculus’

It’s been a while — too long, really — since we’ve made fun of James Wolcott. I stumbled across the picturesque phrasing of Dan Collins at Piece of Work in Progress (quoted in the title), describing the author of this infamous expression of environmentalist misanthropy: “I root for hurricanes. When, courtesy of the Weather Channel, […]

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