Bom dia o noite,
First, a bit of history. I started this blog just after 9/11, before I was a journalist and still in grad school. I stopped it last year, content with its slow devolution to little more than Today in Rotten History
But as blogging exploded in the national conscience, one thing kept bugging me: the blogosphere blows. If its denizens aren't bloviating about the MSM (mainstream media, for ustedes non-bloggers) or perceived leftist or conservative conspiracies, then they're whining about some hussy or himbo that broke their heart (see my posts from 2001-last year for that aspect!). Or practitioners link up to bloggers that link to each other and post the same comments on the same stories, creating the most dementedly repetitive faux reality since Groundhog Day
The blogosphere needs diversity--and I'm not even talking about diversity in the ethnic sense (although the only Latino blogs I know that post regularly are La Bloga
and Latino Pundit
--and I won't read the latter until he nixes his pretentious and misspelled "born out of underreprentation" cut-line). The blogosphere needs randomness: soccer fascism mixed with theological debates and a good dose of multiple Simpsons
references with a Mongolian death worm story thrown in for reflection. It needs trenchant food commentary with shameless self-promotion. It needs a sense of provinciality (that's why my favorite blogs remain LA Observed
and OC Blog
) but also an awareness of political history. It needs dick jokes--but you won't find that here; I specialize in Mexican-Spanish cursing
Frankly, the blogosphere needs more Weeklings
. And so, I blog anew. It won't be a personal blog, although I won't remove my previous postings to your right because evil Google ensures they will live on forever so why bother denying the past? Nor will I break stories--you can read that part of my brain in the OC Weekly
. But I will comment about my beloved Orange County. I will comment on whatever the hell I want to comment on. And more asbestos and more asbestos and more asbestos.
And a special note to all Orange County-based bloggers: I started blogging before all of you--except for Pablo
, and he abandoned us for Zion. So pay respect to your elders, cabrones,
and do listen often to your web-grandfather's rambles, will ya? Ca mun!