Those of you who don't spend your waking non-working hours waist-deep in the Big Muddy that is Lefter Blogtopia may not know why I quote Steve Gilliard in the masthead and why I've posted about him, given that I never met the man, never exchanged e-mails, and was only linked by him once.
It's because everyone who blogs on our side of the fence can trace his/her inspiration back to him, even if indirectly.
For those who don't know what the fuss is about, Jesse Wendel, one of the Four Carriers of the Gilliard Torch, has a compendium of some of his best work
. Pour yourself a cup of coffee, start clicking, read and enjoy. And know why although the Group Newsbloggers do their best to channel the man, someone who could blog coherently and in great detail about the history of colonialism
and then wax just as eloquently about the foods we eat on Thanksgiving
is just plain irreplaceable.
(UPDATE: And still more good stuff on the New York Times Magazine
piece from The Gazetteer
, James Wolcott
, and B@B bud The Galloping Beaver
And if you're interested in how the Good Christians on the right speak of the dead, you can take a gander at this
. There is no doubt about it -- today's right wingers are ugly, ugly, evil people. They have a fetid, ulcerating, suppurating cancer in their souls that no amount of Bible-thumping can possibly heal.
Labels: Steve Gilliard
I went and took a look at ProteinW's post on it. That really is pretty sad. The comments were downright vicious.
I remember Steve saying something about them being so angry because he simply held up a mirror to them and they couldn't stand what they saw.
Heckfire, the guy was so good I even enjoyed (and learned a lot from) his posts on soccer.