Sunday, July 16, 2006

Lebanon and all that ...

Pass. Haven't been following it, or any other news, closely enough, for the same reasons I'm not posting much. A vague feeling that Israel should be concentrating on Hezbollah rather than the road to Damascus - some say they're trying to stop the captured soldiers being spirited away to Syria or Iran. I'd have thought you don't need a main road to do that. Armchair strategist sits at home.

Norm has news and views, Natalie has a question for the BBC.

In other news ...

Many Angry Gerbils is another identikit leftie blog of the "Bush and Blair are the real terrorists" persuasion. Who reads them all ? There's one I see on UK Poliblogs a lot - huge cut'n'paste jobs of the latest Guardian whatever - 5 or 6 long cut'n'posts a day, lots of neat sidebar stuff (currently featuring a tasteful photo of an injured face, captioned "Shock and Awe 2003", which then changes to the Tavistock Square bus - "Shock and Awe 2005"), neat design - for about a quarter of the readership here, where the design hasn't changed since Day 1 and I'm currently posting every other day or three.

But I digress. He (and it always is a he) surely deserves a link for this wonderful sidebar graphic, which appeals to me greatly.



UPDATE - I don't mean to imply that low-readership blogs are valueless - far from it. Anyway, what's low readership ? "Less than mine, whatever that is". But rightie or non-political blogs tend to be idiosyncratic, individual. So many of the lefty blogs are meeting a need that the Indie already supplies.

4 comments:

Moriarty said...

Credit where credit is due - the graphic is originally from photoshop blogger (and fellow B3tan) Beau Bo d'or

Laban said...

Ah yes - I've linked to some of his stuff before.

B3ta are a talented crew. Pity their weekly email seems to be written by foul-mouthed infidels.

Alex Zeka said...

"another identikit leftie blog "

Known for their championing of diversity aswell. :>

Now, what really delights me are all those identikit individualists (think Samizdat), who for whatever strange reason swarm to your blog like flies.

Larry Teabag said...

But rightie or non-political blogs tend to be idiosyncratic, individual.

And that's an unbiased view of course.

So many of the lefty blogs are meeting a need that the Indie already supplies.

And I suppose you believe yourslef to be meeting a need not already supplied by the Daily Mail.