October 04, 2002
I'd like to thank the Academy

Larry is kind enough to list yours truly among his ten favorite blogs. As you can tell from the rest of his list, mine is not the prevailing viewpoint. I know Larry's also quite fond of Ginger, Mac, Meryl, and O-Dub. It's an honor to be picked from such tough competition.

It's impossible for me to pick ten favorite blogs. There are too many blogs that I really like, and I'm the kind of squishy liberal who'd worry about hurting someone's feelings by excluding them.

That said, my buddy Binkley has just started reading blogs, and I thought it would be useful to point out a few to him that I think he'd enjoy. Binkley is a libertarian who's into music (especially classical), science and technology (especially space exploration and open source software, gaming, and science fiction. He's also one of the most intellectually curious people I know. With that in mind, and given that I've already mentioned to him all of our mutual friends who are blogging, here are some Blogs for Binkley:

1. Jim Henley's Unqualified Offerings. Jim's a libertarian who's into gaming, music, and sci-fi. It's a quadrafecta!

2. Eve Tushnet.

3. and 4. Patrick and Teresa Nielsen Hayden.

5. Chad Orzel's Uncertain Principles.

6. Brad DeLong.

7. Virginia Postrel.

8. Charles Murtaugh.

9. Doc Searls.

10. Instapundit. I really wanted to avoid paying the inevitable homage to Instapundit, but I do think Binkley will like him.

So there's a starter's list for you, Binkley. There's a lot of good stuff out there - starting, of course, with my blogroll on the right. Seek and ye shall find.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on October 04, 2002 to Websurfing

My thanks for listing me as Libertarian and not rabid, right-wing, unreconstructed Troglodyte, as some of my more radical friends are wont to do. :-)

And thanks for the starter list. Perhaps C++ isn't so interesting after all.

Any luck with seeing the GWB spoof at the Dem's website on social security, the cartoon of him pushing old people down stairs? I haven't been able to get the page to load. I guess I need to find a cache of it somewhere.

Posted by: B. K. Oxley (binkley) on October 4, 2002 11:37 AM

I left off Mac because he takes quick jabs at headlines like myself, and both of us are easily replaced by Scrappleface's site.

I left off Oliver Willis because I couldn't go to 11.

I left off Ginger because she's taking abreak, and I figure people would find out about her (and Jack Cluth) via you.

I left off Meryl because I couldn't go to 11, and I felt that Rachel Lucas' explosions and Charles Johnson's anti-Idiotarian positions covered that part of the spectrum. Same with anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler and others.

If any feelings were hurt, just think of how I feel when I am regularly overlooked on various Top X lists... oh, wait. I don't give a flying cat-fark. ;)

Posted by: Laurence Simon on October 4, 2002 2:34 PM

Would y'all like some chopped liver? I believe I have some to spare.


Posted by: Gary Farber on October 6, 2002 6:22 PM

Darn, that was kind of you, Charles. Thanks.

Posted by: Patrick Nielsen Hayden on October 7, 2002 3:59 PM