We’ve posted 1033 items since this blog began 902 days ago on Aug. 11, 2003. That’s more than one a day, including weekends. Add to that a year’s worth of daily blogging earlier at MSNBC.com. So we’ve come to a decision: Enough already. We’re looking to cut down.
Don’t cry. We’ll keep posting. How could we not? There’s too much at stake to flat-out quit. Not that we kid ourselves about the megamighty impact we’ve made. But until we get through a few offline projects, which will take the rest of the winter, blogging will have less urgency for us. In other words, it won’t be the first thing we do every day or any day.
That said, how about a little sweetener? We mean the illustration, below. It came to us in an e-mail from a friend, and we couldn’t stop ourselves from posting it. Nor from linking to this great lede: “The newspaper you are reading has been lovingly compiled by hundreds of humans who urinated into plastic measuring cups for the privilege of bringing it to you.” Nor this — the bust of Benny F — ‘cuz it jumps out of the screen like you won’t believe. And dint he say sumpin ’bout liberty vs. security?
— Tireless Staff of Thousands
Postscript: Feb. 1 — After watching the disgusting love-in last night in the House of Disreputables, where the Bullshitter-in-Chief gave his Unstate of the Union, we are trying our best to keep from posting what we thought. But we can’t help telling you that the spectacle — topped off by Cheney Boy’s thumbs up and instant analyses that dripped like the end of a warm piss — was enough to make us gag.