Friday, April 08, 2005

Hidden Gems of the Blogosphere: Part 1

Some blogs have a very limited audience, and when you read them it is clear why. Maybe muddled prose, or an average posting time of one year, or the content is, shall we say, very, VERY specialized.

Then there are others that I can't figure out why they aren't linked to more often, and signal flares sent up whenever they post.

Exhibit A: Varifrank -- Funny, intelligent, and a wonderful talent for the always-in-control devastating rant. He does non-rant well too, but I think his post explaining the real world to a bunch of scornful Europeans ought to be printed out and framed (probably behind bullet-proof glass in liberal areas).

Exhibit B: The Mesopotamian -- I don't know how he does it, but his gentle courtesy even to the nastiest of his commenters (and he gets some bad ones, because he is an Iraqi that unequivocably supports the US invasion) is an example that never fails to make me feel humble. He's one of the most religiously tolerant individuals of any belief I have encountered. He can also be quietly funny, sarcastic, and writes with such poetry in English I can only imagine how beautiful his writing must be in Arabic. There are some who believe an observant Muslim cannot be tolerant. I invite them to read his blog, and reconsider.

4 Comments:

Blogger Barb said...

But you don't need the bullet proof glass in liberal areas - they don't own the guns ;-)

9:28 PM, April 08, 2005  
Blogger Snarkatron said...

True, but bulletproof glass also works for baseball bats, protest signs, cardboard turtles, and patcholi.

6:58 AM, April 10, 2005  
Anonymous punctilious said...

... and puppets. Don't forget the big giant puppets.

7:10 AM, April 10, 2005  
Blogger John of Argghhh! said...

And Carnies! Don't forget Carnies... with their small hands...





Oy, the PC police will be by for me shortly.

12:13 PM, April 10, 2005  

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