Category: Blogs

There is bridge blogging, as in “check out my culture, it’s even worse than yours,” which is copious, and then there is bridge blogging, as in the game, which is scarce. Me, I prefer the latter: my own damn culture gives me enough tzuris. Unfortunately, if we except the occasional bridge entry at Floyd McWilliams’ […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted June 20, 2005 @ 4:21 PM | Blogs

Instapundit, with Lileks’ encouragement, took 20 minutes off the other day, Lileks himself took a month near-holiday, Teachout has stopped blogging on weekends, Cosh hasn’t updated his hockey page for a week, which I know you’re all busted up about, and even the Blowhards have been backfilling with guest posters. You people griping that I […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted May 17, 2004 @ 5:50 PM | Blogs,Navel-Gazing

As of this moment, God of the Machine is being read in twenty-five time zones. Hello Madagascar! (In what Guinness has certified as a new world record, it is being misunderstood in twenty-four of them.) We celebrated our 1,500,000th unique visitor and 10,000,000th page view, and that’s just this afternoon. (How do I know this? […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted April 28, 2004 @ 5:05 PM | Blogs

Dave Barry, Jim Treacher, Ken Goldstein, and James Lileks are sometimes funny. This, for instance, is funny. Several other bloggers have been funny once or twice. On to business. The droll Frank J puts me in mind of Max Beerbohm, except that Max won the prize for Latin verse at Oxford, distinguished himself as a […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted January 23, 2004 @ 8:00 PM | Blogs

The students Angelina Staccato: Michele Catalano Forrest Swisher: Agenda Bender Wing-Ding Weisenheimer: Ken Goldstein Gilbert Scrabbler: Steven Den Beste Woolworth Van Husen III: Felix Salmon Purdy Spackle: Kim du Toit Chuck Farley: Stephen Green French Lambretta: Pejman Yousefzadeh (fantasy) Franklin Furter: Pejman Yousefzadeh (reality) Madison Jones: Eddie Thomas Faun Rosenberg: Eve Tushnet Amana Peppridge: Glenn […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted January 10, 2004 @ 12:03 PM | Blogs

So much to skip, so little time. I begin with myself, having sucked a bit of late. This and this were too twee and precious for words. This wasn’t really very funny. This was half-right but embarrassingly wrong in several details, and God of the Machine is supposed to be in the details. This and […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted December 29, 2003 @ 6:50 PM | Blogs

There is something patronizing about the praise for the guest post from the nude model at 2 Blowhards, from people like Terry Teachout who know better. Degas! Titian! Whimsical Thurber-like sketches! And all from a bimbo! Apparently you meet a lot of weirdos and perverts doing nude modeling, which I never would have guessed. Nude […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted December 4, 2003 @ 11:54 PM | Blogs

Michael Douglas — A.C. Douglas’s unapologetic cultural elitism is nice as far as it goes, but apologetic cultural elitism is something I could really get behind. A dose of Michael Blowhard, who if the 2 Blowhards were a corporation would be Sales to Friedrich’s Manufacturing, seems just the ticket. A.C. continues to rail against common […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted November 27, 2003 @ 12:33 PM | Blogs

You know who worry a lot about how there are no red-blooded, responsible men any more and the whole world has gone gay? Women. Historical Sports Note: Babe Didrikson Zaharias entered men’s professional golf tournaments, to no complaints from the men, thirty years before Carson Kressley was a queer gleam in his mother’s straight eye. […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted November 9, 2003 @ 6:55 PM | Blogs

At Marginal Revolution Tyler Cowen plumps for linking, not thinking: Glenn [Reynolds] is so successful because he understands the idea of blogs as portals. (This is my view, not Glenn’s own self-description.) Blogs that offer too much of the author, and the author alone, are vulnerable to other blogs that cream-skim them, and other blogs, […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted October 28, 2003 @ 10:06 PM | Blogs