Around The Mob: Mr. Dilettante’s Neighborhood

Today’s stop on the tour around he MOB is Mr. Dilettante’s Neighborhood.  D has been writing steadily – very steadily, as in generally a couple of pieces a day – since 2005, at his own blog and several others around the MOB. That’s to say D is prolific.  If nothing else, it’s good to know that someone else out there writes for the sheer fun of writing.

And while D is, like a lot of us, into writing politics, he likes to have fun with it too:

As many of you know, I write catalog and web copy for a decent-sized privately held company. Sometimes in the course of my duties I am asked to write catalog copy for gag gifts. One of the products I wrote for an upcoming catalog is the “Poop Bank,” which is a coin bank that is shaped like a pile of, well, poop. Rest assured, my presentation of this item was tastefully rendered and you’ll be able to see it for yourself when the catalog comes out in the fall. (By the way, the link is to our vendor).

As it turned out, I wasn’t the only person writing about poop banks this week. A couple of reporters for the Washington Post were describing a steaming pile as well:

The Obama administration plans to overhaul how it is tackling the foreclosure crisis, in part by requiring lenders to temporarily slash or eliminate monthly mortgage payments for many borrowers who are unemployed, senior officials said Thursday.

Banks and other lenders would have to reduce the payments to no more than 31 percent of a borrower’s income, which would typically be the amount of unemployment insurance, for three to six months. In some cases, administration officials said, a lender could allow a borrower to skip payments altogether.

This is madness, of course.  Let us count just some of the ways:

And he does.  D is one of those bloggers who, in a just world, would be getting 10-20 times the traffic he does.

So your mission is clear!

13 thoughts on “Around The Mob: Mr. Dilettante’s Neighborhood

  1. Mitch, shhhh! Mr. D is our private treasure (not to be confused with his regular lists of Guilty Pleasures). Don’t be letting just anyone know about this resource.

  2. Indeed. The thing I appreciate about Mr. D is that he’s got his eye on the bigger picture, but he’ll put in the time to bring out the details. This gives his blog a certain ‘accessible depth’ that is satisfying.

  3. Has he got his own liberal troll yet? You haven’t made it until you get one. I think Soros assigns them.

  4. Has he got his own liberal troll yet?

    Indeed he has, Kerm! Some 30-something gal named Amanda. She pretty much toes the DFL party line but us regular commenters at D’s site still have hope she’ll one day see the light (mostly because she’s a really cute chick!!).

    But to Amanda’s credit she scurries away from a comment thread where she’s been thoroughly refuted. Most leftists, when confronted with reason and logic, do the proverbial sticking of fingers in ears while exclaiming “LA LA LA LA – I CAN’T HEAR YOU…”

  5. ““LA LA LA LA – I CAN’T HEAR YOU…””

    Peevee/deegee, is that you?


    Speaking of peevee/deegee.

    Mitch, yesterday DG claimed that when Michele Bachmann was on your radio show that YOU “wouldn’t let Pen speak to her”.

  6. Actually, several of us have chipped in to buy Mr. D a troll, and I’ve been busy reviewing resumes. You can’t imagine how many have poured in! I’ve been rejecting the ones with perfect spelling, or the proper usage of “phumpher”, but that hasn’t really reduced the pile by much.

  7. NW, a bunch more resumes poured in with cover letters screaming and crying about “threats” toward the Tics. I’ve been wearing gloves, the spittle is pretty thick… and more than a few smell like Victory gin and kool-aid.

  8. NW and K-Rod,

    Maybe that afoaofa should apply to be the the new inhouse troll at my place — based on the thrashing it took here yesterday, it’s not ready to play the big room yet. Get with the rest of the selection committee and see what you think….

  9. Your place is plenty big, Mr. D, just not as many folks passing through the door. That being said, it would be easier on afoaofa not to be taken to task by as many people.

    afoaofa, please take up Mr. D on the offer, you might learn something.

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