August 17, 2004

B is for Blogolicious

Today? The "B" section of my blogrollcall.

Babalu Blog - "an island on the net without a bearded dictator" - a wonderful, blazingly literate, flamingly-anti-Castro blog that feeds my fascination with Cuban culture (pre-, during and post-Castro) with humor and style. I love this blog.

Baldilocks - I read Baldilocks for the same reasons I read Michelle Catalano. Baldilocks is one of my favorite milbloggers.

Belmont Club - Along with Powerline and Captain Ed, Wretchard from the Belmont Club is the essential current events blogger in business today.

Big Dump Truck - I blogrolled Jody, an old friend from Top, mainly because her goal in life is to get linked from Lileks.

Bogus Gold - Doug's blog reminds me of why I like working in software; so many of the people are such effortless polymaths. BG is a fun, eclectic blog.

Boviosity - Brian - another TopFive homey - is like the David Frost of bloggers; effortlessly eclectic and understatedly hilarious. I'm glad he's back from his hiatus.

brainstorming - Her pithy observations to her dances with roadkill are great - but DC is also just about the best source of great, obscure blogs I've seen.

More tomorrow, probably.

Posted by Mitch at August 17, 2004 10:27 PM | TrackBack

David Frost?? What a punk! I'm going for more of a Dick Cavett kind of vibe.

Minus the perma-smirk, if it can be arranged.

Seriously, thanks!

Posted by: Brian Jones at August 17, 2004 10:06 AM

As Stu is my witness, I was typing this late, late at night, and I was searching for the name, and "Cavett" just. Would. Not. Come to mind.

Posted by: meeotch at August 17, 2004 10:15 AM


Thanks Mitch.

Posted by: Val Prieto at August 17, 2004 12:54 PM

Get out! Really? More thanks!

I've had my intentions misattributed in the past, is all. I once auditioned for a part in a play; I saw the character as a Danny Kaye type so I tried to do it right out of the Inspector General's playbook. I got the part, and the director told me he was especially impressed with the Woody Allen vibe I was putting out.

Eep. Look at my blog picture and tell me there's a Woody Allen in there.

Posted by: Brian Jones at August 17, 2004 01:03 PM

Well now I know what "polymath" means. Thanks for making me look it up. :-)

Posted by: Doug at August 17, 2004 02:56 PM

Question 1
So, can we submit blogs to you to possibly add to your list?

Question 2
You seem to be the only Northern Alliance blog that accepts comments, are we to assume the others don't want to mingle with the rest of us?
Only kidding, all of you Northern Alliance guys are great. It's comforting to know that there are some sane people that live in MN.

Posted by: Jo at August 17, 2004 09:36 PM

People email me blogs all the time. I usually wait a few months before I blogroll them; a lot of blogs peter out after six weeks. I like to wait until a blog finds some kind of voice before I blogroll it.

And the Scholars and Captain Ed also take comments...

Posted by: Mitch at August 17, 2004 10:02 PM

(Sighs with relief.) I had a frightening time trying to imagine why anyone reads my blog. I'm sincerely grateful you found reasons to do so. :)

Posted by: DC at August 18, 2004 04:50 PM