Archive for the 'politics' Category

Tiny Cat Pants

According to the Blog Stats sidebar widget, Tiny Cat Pants — a very smart, funny, idiosyncratic blog — has tallied more than 23,000 hits since coming to WordPress March 03, 2007. Written semi-anonymously, by someone who calls herself Aunt B., Tiny Cat Pants takes on all comers, doles out sharp criticism for idiot politicians, picks fights with other bloggers, periodically redefines feminism to suit its author’s mood, and in general, has a heck of a good time not taking itself very seriously.

Gosh, it’s funny. If you visit, start with the FAQ page to acclimate yourself to its quirky sense of humor.

It can be moving, too. Here’s an example that impressed us:

“I came home from work today to find [my brother] the Butcher sprawled out on the floor in front of the TV. “How was your day?” he asked and I said, “I hate my life.” He asked, “Why?” And I said, “No good reason. Nothing bad happened. Everything is fine. I’m just miserable.” And he said, “I know just what you mean.”

“And you know, that’s the thing about brothers, when your brother says “I know just what you mean,’ you know it’s the truth. You know he’s looking right at you and really seeing you as a person he has loved his whole life and who he knows as well as he knows himself. And it’s like you can put it down for a while, whatever it is that you’re carrying around with you, you can just leave it right there at the front door, recognized, acknowledged, and of no consequence, at least for a while.”

That’s just a tidbit from a blogger who will only consider running for President if it doesn’t interfere with her real ambition to be Queen of the Planet.

Farlane (dot) Blog


Farlane’s a guy who describes himself as indulging in “dangerous photoshop experimentation.” When he’s not showing you photos of dice that have been dropped on white tile until they bounce just so,  he’s writing about cool stuff he finds on the web, about politics, about photography and about whatever else catches his eye. He’s a web designer with a good eye, so you’ll find some interesting things on his site.

Fergis Writes Letters

Fergis Writes Letters

Fergis does indeed write letters. His blog is full of them. Problem is, nobody ever answers them. Maybe that’s because they’re often addressed to those who don’t habitually answer letters: the Canadian twenty dollar bill, Count Chocula, his recycling bin.

What makes Fergis a Best Blog? Perseverance. No one’s answered his letters but he’s kept blogging away. Wit. A vision that’s all his own (who else would think to wrap a rant into a letter)?

(You might be asking yourself, how did Saturday Morning Blogroll find Fergis? We’ll tell you one thing: it wasn’t because he wrote us a letter. But maybe someday he will. We might even answer.)

Charteuse (beta) Hardley Associated With Ten Foot Square

Speaking of blog networks, this blog actually talks about them. And at that Charteuse was recently added to linked by the Ten Foot Square blogging network. which is also happens to be associated with the Blogmedia network.

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Charteuse is a blog that covers the latest in blogging and blog networks with a little bit of side commentary. Is it rude? Heck yes! Is it offensive? You bet. Should you read it? Probably. Check it out.

BTW we've been getting our fair share of comment spam…every day. Keep up the good work Akismet.

Update: Whoa so apparently I've made huge error. So Charteuse is not a part of the Ten Foot Square blogging network. If you dig down into Dave's blog you'll find the list of bloggers who have been accepted into the network. I gotta say that this is facinating stuff. I'm sorry for the mix up guys and we'll be keeping an eye on you in the future.

Michael Out

Introducing Saturday Morning Blogroll

The ground rules for Saturday Morning Blogroll are pretty simple: I’ll spend half an hour every Saturday morning on a “next blog” browse, and see what I find. Some Saturdays, I’ll spend that half an hour looking through tags to see what people are thinking about, say, Life, or Buttons, or School. (I know, there’s no tag for the Button-obsessive blogger, not yet anyway.) On Saturday, then, the search tool for locating best blogs will be, basically, serendipity. The rest of the week, the fine editors at Best Blog will continue to adhere to the highest of standards and the most finely honed of methods. Which is to say, I have no idea how they go about this.

As for my own standards, like all of us, I’m a sucker for good writing, for pictures of food and far away places, and for distinct voices, so that’s the kind of thing you’re likely to find here any given Saturday. There’s so much talent in this community that it would be a sad Saturday if I couldn’t find at least two Best Blogs in half an hour.

Without further ado, this is what I found when I woke up and began to click on the “next blog” button:

distraction no. 99. For every writer out there who’s working on getting something published and hasn’t yet broken through, this woman articulates what that feels like — mostly, it seems to involve finding creative ways to handle rejection. (For now anyway. I’m guessing she’ll find an agent one of these days, as long as she doesn’t move to L.A.) There’s lovely writing here, particularly about New York City. It was just her birthday. Check out her site and wish her a happy day.

Deskbound. Deskbound’s post, Everything’s Lovely in all its Lovely Gloriousness (May 22, 2006) is a masterpiece, something I will commit to memory and repeat every Monday morning on my way in to work. The voice of this blog is so wonderfully pissed off and the captions of some of the photos are so funny, that he deserves a really wide audience, people who read him because he’s good, rather than because they are searching for blogs that feature the words “poo” and “incest.” I can think of a number of people who would be offended by this blog, so up front I warn you that he makes fun of, in no particular order: the pope, incest, defecation, Charlie Sheen, and members of the Bush administration, including the head guy himself. There is a very funny post about members of the Bush administration who wear moustaches. Deskbound also makes fun of his colleagues, his workplace, and the world. I’m sorry he’s deskbound, but we’re lucky this is how he’s chosen to exact his revenge.

See you next Saturday.

From the Desert to the Sea

From the Desert to the Sea… by John Stodder

Observations from an interlude in exile.

Art, politics, science, history, business, music, mindshare, news, sports, technology, blog, writing. The blogroll itself is enough reason to visit. Things that make John enthusiastic, curious, angry and amused.

tygerland

tygerland

political, cultural, and economic comment

Try looking for a good blog from the latest posts in the dashboard, and you soon finds out it is not tht easy.

First to make the mark is tygerland. I spent quite while browsing his post. Excellent commentaries!


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