July 15, 2004


As Jeff Jarvis reports, Michael Moore has apparently abandoned blogging after only two posts. He mustíve discovered there wasnít any money in it.

The ABC is happy to help old Mikey out:

Win tickets to an exclusive 612 ABC Brisbane screening of Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11", winner of the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. Afterwards, attend an ABC forum discussing the film. Is Michael Moore exposing the Bush administration or a biased film-maker attempting to influence American and global politics? To win tickets to the movie and forum, listen to Steve Austin weekdays from 8.30am.

If youíre a lucky Steve Austin listener, you might want to print this out so that you may read it aloud during the ABC forum.

Posted by Tim Blair at July 15, 2004 02:31 AM

Kopel is one of the Denver Post's ombudsmen. He is quite sharp. Add this article to Lileks' and Hitchens' pieces to send to your gullible pals who have seen the movie.

Posted by: Matt in Denver at July 15, 2004 at 02:46 AM

I wonder if MM will have some sort of crisis once he's no longer the center of attention? He seems to be quite impressed by his own fame, at least it seems so by his blog. Could be a big let down when he's yesterday's news.

I won't go and see his movie nor will I rent it because I don't want to give him my money. I'm glad it's going to DVD soon because I'll be able to borrow it, for free, from my local library. I really want to see it.

Posted by: Chris Josephson at July 15, 2004 at 04:24 AM

Why would one ABC radio station in Sydney, 2BL702am, be giving away 100 double passes...?

Posted by: jafa at July 15, 2004 at 07:30 AM

The thing that creeps me out most about Michael Moore is that, apparently, he's married. Eeeeeccchhh!!! His wife must close her eyes and think of the money... of course, they probably have to keep a construction crane in their bedroom to... umm, I think I should stop right now before I have to spray Lysol in each ear to disinfect my brain!

Mary in LA, lowering the level of discourse

Posted by: Mary in LA at July 15, 2004 at 08:52 AM

...Michael Moore has apparently abandoned blogging after only two posts...

Incredible. Four out of five sentences are 'I did this' or 'this happened to me' or 'here's more about how successful I am.' Moore's ego is bigger than his waistline.

Posted by: Byron_the_Aussie at July 15, 2004 at 09:19 AM

Maybe he can't stand the heat, but imagine the death-grip he's got on that kitchen door!

Even after he fades out in the US, he'll always have a gig in fortress europa. Must be the way he has of bringing people together...

Posted by: geezer at July 15, 2004 at 09:21 AM

He probably stopped blogging because he ran out of original thoughts. Or would that be, he didn't have any original thoughts?

Posted by: The Real JeffS at July 15, 2004 at 10:39 AM

One man, two registrations, two blog posts.

Posted by: Andjam at July 15, 2004 at 10:44 AM

One thing MM underestimated in Bowling for Columbine is the number of U.S. deaths due to guns/bullets. Although only 11000 odd died due to murder around 50000 die due to suicides and "accidents" ie. many many times that of any other country.

Posted by: Bullets for Peace at July 15, 2004 at 05:24 PM