July 03, 2003


Glenn Reynolds is “now known as the ‘warblogger’”, according to this blog item in The Guardian. He is? Speaking of blogs, don’t forget tomorrow night’s Sydney blog debacle at the Nelson Hotel, where warbloggers, peacebloggers, and blogreaders will unite to create a utopian wonderworld.

UPDATE. Gianna warns that the event is a trap (see comments in original post). Maybe it is!

Posted by Tim Blair at July 3, 2003 02:30 PM

Classic subhead, at least until they catch it:

"Bloggers in America are aiming to spark a that will be delivered political revolution by the web"

Got past all their high-falutin' editors, but not this lowly warblogger.

Posted by: Bill Herbert at July 3, 2003 at 02:43 PM

Fuck all ... I am jealous of the Nelson Hotel bloggin' drinkin' event ... especially because I've got a bank account down there holding way more money than Jake Ryan's beer fund. You all have a fun party & a happy July 4th (that's U.S. independence day for you people who still have a queen on yer money!)

Posted by: Ken Layne at July 3, 2003 at 06:42 PM

We'll drink in your name, Ken!

Posted by: tim at July 3, 2003 at 08:01 PM

"...when such webloggers as Glenn Reynolds were catapulted to worldwide fame for searing commentaries and right-wing political punditry"

ah, the guardian always has to get its jabs in. i don't think glenn is particularly 'right-wing;' sensible, yes, but right-wing?

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at July 3, 2003 at 10:05 PM

Hey, Paul Bickford's just sent $20 for us bloggers to drink! Thanks, mate!

Posted by: tim at July 4, 2003 at 12:10 AM

Since, as Winer says, we will all live to see a blogger U.S. President, I rise to nominate T. Blair (and propose a constitutional amendment to allow him to be sworn in). Who's with me?

Posted by: Theodopoulos Pherecydes at July 4, 2003 at 01:26 AM

The skeletons in my closet can form my cabinet! Hey, two cabinets!

Posted by: tim at July 4, 2003 at 02:12 AM

Mr. Bingley,

Anybody who takes a bath once a day and has a job is "right-wing" in the viewpoint of the Guardian.

Posted by: Susan at July 4, 2003 at 02:55 AM

"Anybody who takes a bath once a day and has a job is "right-wing" in the viewpoint of the Guardian." That is absolutely brilliant! Can I steal that for future use? :)

Posted by: JimK at July 4, 2003 at 03:46 AM

I thought the daftest part of The Guardian's not-quite-getting-it article was the idea - apparently taken seriously - that to create a Glenn clone all you have to do is "train", "equip" and "unmask...to the world". These folk running so far behind the blog mob - ("sprogs", perhaps?) are like observers at a football match standing with their backs to the action and dimly wondering "what's everyone cheering about?". The Guardian's reporting about blogging - and it is far from being the worst - still reminds me of those deliberately faux naif articles when a ballet critic is sent to a rock concert, or a defence correspondent to a Trekkie convention. Hurrumph.

Posted by: Jody Tresidder at July 4, 2003 at 04:47 AM

susan, how can this vast right-wing conspiracy be so, well, vast, if the guardian sets such lofty standards?

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at July 4, 2003 at 07:13 AM

It would be interesting for a Yank to get an article published in a mainstream paper referring to Sir Winston Churchill as "The Teetotaler." Even more interesting to find how many Brits are so under-educated that they don't catch the egregious error.

Posted by: Charles Compton at July 4, 2003 at 12:51 PM

Welcome to the $20- someone try and vomit on a journalist from the SMH.

Posted by: paul bickford at July 4, 2003 at 01:46 PM

Never in my life did I think I would see the day when people go to McDonalds to eat celery sticks

Posted by: Osamas Psychotic Proctologist at July 5, 2003 at 12:49 AM

Sorry. That last post belonged in the comments to the article _above_ this one.
Sigh.....the world is a screwed up place, and I ain't helping........

Posted by: Osamas Psychotic Proctologist at July 6, 2003 at 03:33 PM