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September 07, 2004

New Blogroll Additions: A Ginormous Update

A lot of people say they're happy to add new additions to their blog rolls. Personally, I think that's a lot of bullshit.

Basically, linking other bloggers means giving attention to your direct competitors. When I go into a GM dealership, the salesman doesn't walk me over the Toyota lot and suggest that I check out the new Camry. And yet, in blogging, I'm supposed to just graciously deflect away all the attention and validation I so desperately crave to some other dude.

Oh, well. Just another one of those crazy "rules" our so-called "society" imposes on us, like the requirement that keep their pants on in mixed company. On this one point, I'm in perfect agreement with Ted Kennedy. It's not always a sexual thing-- sometimes it's just about comfort.

And convenience.

All of the new bloggers get the Ace of Spades HQ stamp of approval. They've got good links and interesting ideas. Some are analysts; some are humorists; some are incorrigible rapscallions. Unless I'm mistaken, there's even one or two ribald jackanapes on the list.

And some are Hugh Hewitt who, apart from being a fine commentator and an important voice in the conservative movement, could probably also finagle me Ann Coulter's phone number.

A few of these bloggers already are getting a lot of attention; others are going to garner attention. Some of these people might even wind up as beloved television hosts. Meanwhile, I -- long-suffering I -- will languish in unrewarded obscurity; the closest I'll ever come to celebrity will remain the time I inadvertently received a cable bill addressed to Tacklebury from the Police Academy movies.

If I didn't link you and you think I should have, drop me a line. I'm sure I missed people here and there. Also, some of the people I "welcome" below have actually been on the list for a couple of months, but I never actually welcomed them, so I'm welcoming them now.

For one blogger -- Sydney T of Sydney T's Weblog -- I offer both a welcome and an apology, for, although I've had her "linked" for months, I had a non-working link in the blogroll, which is sort of like having an Orbitrek in your apartment-- it looks nice and all, but it's utterly useless, except perhaps as a poorly-conceived towel-rack.

At any rate: I'm now pleased (not really) to welcome the following new additions to my blogroll.



Garfield Ridge

Qur'an Project

Eternity Road

Random Birkel

Total Vocabulary Failure

Chris Matthews' All-Star Hardblogging Celebrity Cocksuck-O-Rama

The Unpopulist

The Bastidge

Crushing Dissent

Fish or Man

The Sandwich Shop

Bluemerle

Texsanity

Keith Olbermann: How to Not be Funny (An Advanced Guide)

Digger's Realm

VanSantos

International Capitalist/Starbanker

Daily Lunch

It's Newz to Me

No Pundit Intended

Thoughtomation

American Barbarian

But What About Da Gay Boyzzzz?: Margaret Cho's GLBT Booster-Blog

Hugh Hewitt

Alpaca Burger/New Counterculture

Prestopundit

Peppermint Patty

Resurrection Song

Bad Stated of Gruntledness

Blog of TSL

Ocean Guy

Attu Sees All

It's Newz to Me

Grim's Hall

The Unabrewer

Demure Thoughts

Beautiful Atrocities

The Llama Butchers

Mind of Mog

I am Curious (Pink): Kathleen Van den Heuval's Erotic Newsletter for Committed Socialists

Adeimantus

Memeorandum (Metablog)

Dummocrats.com

Armies of Liberation

Enjoy Every Sandwich

Geek Empire

George Gaskell

Horrors of an Easily Distracted Mind

Mean Mr. Mustard

EduWonk: Education

Semi-Intelligent Thoughts

QandO

The Questing Cat

I Shit You Not: The Collected Wisdom and Witticisms of Psycho Giamboni

Cranial Cavity

tBlog-- Are You High?

Velociworld

Antidisestabilshmentarianismesque

Sydney T's Weblog

Thought Mesh

Breakdown Lane

Susskins Central Dispatch

The Corndog Blog

Dave's Not Here

Win a Dream Date With Robert Reich!

A Beleaguered Conservative in Nor Cal

South Park Pundit

The Fat Guy*

(Musings of a) Fat Kid**

* Not who you think it is. A different Fat Guy. One who's actually worth reading.

** Also not who you think it is. A different fat kid, with better musings. Fat Kid has known relationship to Fat Guy, except perhaps that the first lives in Metropolis while the latter remains in Smallville.

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