May 02, 2005

This Blogroll Does Not Go to 11

Oh, look, Laurence Simon is hurting feelings again by noting that some blogs are more valuable to him than others. Imagine that. Clearly someone didn't get the memo that We Are All Special, Each and Every One of Us, In Our Own Unique Ways And in Exactly Equal Measure.

Balls to that.

I'll play too. If I could only read 10 blogs, those blogs would be:

10. Ace of Spades
9. Hubris
8. Kesher Talk
7. Chez Miscarriage
6. Everyday Stranger
5. Meryl Yourish
4. Jay Pinkerton
3. Andrea Harris
2. Tim Blair
1. A Small Victory

Let the delinking begin! I was going to turn comments off to prevent anyone getting all eighth grade on me about this, but luckily then I remembered that those of you who comment regularly are in at least the ninth grade, not the eighth, which means that instead of rumbling by the bike racks we can handle this maturely, behind the bleachers, like real freshmen.

There's no crying in baseball. Shouldn't be any in blogging, either.

UPDATE: I have an idea: I will add a top 10 list to this, because the facetious "top 10 lists," they are the latest and greatest thing! Ever!

Top 10 Activities Laurence Simon Is Currently Enjoying Rather Than Crying Over My Failure To Include His Blog On My List of Ten, Even Though I Was Not Above Bumming This Meme From Him:

10. Finding new ways to love bingo.
9. Gardening.
8. Putting the things harvested from the garden onto the grill.
7. Grilling.
6. Eating.
5. Photographing cats.
4. Playing with cats.
3. Hating on the Palestinian Authority and other Jew-hating terrorist scum.
2. Enjoying the love of a good woman.

And the number one thing Laurence Simon is probably doing instead of whining that he's not on my 10-blog list:

1. Reading better weblogs than this one.

Number one is a terrific idea, come to think of it.

Posted by Ilyka at May 2, 2005 12:53 AM in hell is other people

Interesting list. Only your #2 is on my top ten. Though I also do read Ace and Andrea periodically, and Yourish once a year on March 15th. Your #1 was on my top ten list until she went pop-culture. Now I click over there once a month or so.

L.S. has two of mine on his list, LGF and Protein Wisdom.

And I'm about as insulted about not being on your list (or his) as I suspect you are about not being on mine.

Posted by: Kathy K at May 2, 2005 01:56 AM

As Groucho would say "If I wanted the love of a good woman, then why did I marry the woman I married?"

Posted by: Laurence Simon at May 2, 2005 03:03 AM

I got three out of 10. Does that mean that I win a prize or that you are 30% correct? ;-)

Posted by: Jim at May 2, 2005 03:18 AM

I've been thinking of renaming my blog. Everybody lists these things alphabetically so I figured if I went all yellowpagesish I'd get top billing.

How does "AAASnooze Button Dreams" sound?

Posted by: Jim at May 2, 2005 03:20 AM

I can't imagine only reading 10 blogs daily. What would I do with the other 23 hours and 45 minutes? Besides, you know, have a life or something.

Posted by: Elayne Riggs at May 2, 2005 03:42 AM

I'm not on your list.

See you behind the bleachers.


Posted by: Margi at May 2, 2005 04:23 AM

Actually, I was more irritated by the 3 or 4 trackbacks from the same post. But your telling makes for a much more wickedly interesting story. Bravo!

Posted by: Jeff G at May 2, 2005 06:10 AM

As Groucho would say "If I wanted the love of a good woman, then why did I marry the woman I married?"

She puts up with you. Ergo, she has to be good. Good, or dumb. And it would be insulting to call your wife dumb, so I'm going with good.

Posted by: ilyka at May 2, 2005 08:36 AM

But your telling makes for a much more wickedly interesting story

Oh for crying out loud, Jeff. Name one place where you're mentioned in this post. Just one.

Yeah, I noted that Laurence had hurt some feelings, and I'm sure yours weren't the only. That's because it is not immediately apparent that the problem between you two was the inadvertent autodiscovery trackbacks he sent to your posts. If one reads only your post, and links to Laurence's through that, it looks like you're merely disgusted he linked to and dared to criticize your site at all. To the casual reader, it looks like some guy made a list that once had you on it, but no longer does, and you reacted defensively to that.

A little surfing around turns up that you had every reason to be annoyed with it, given the unwarranted trackbacks, but funny thing--I had to learn that from the guy who made the boo-boo in the first place. All I got from your post on the matter was that Laurence is kind of a dick with a tough-love honesty fetish and an outsize ego, which, DUH. That's why one either loves or hates him in the first place.

My store of knowledge was not enriched by any of this, in other words. Kind of like I don't think I enriched anyone else's life by listing 10 blogs I couldn't live without. Seriously, who the fuck cares?

Posted by: ilyka at May 2, 2005 08:52 AM

Dude. I made the list. Strangely, you'd be on my list too, and not just because you signed my yearbook and told me in my slambook that I have the best. pigtails. ever.

Posted by: Helen at May 2, 2005 09:18 AM

I am punishing you for this post by adding you to my blogroll.

Squirm in shame.

Posted by: Moira Breen at May 2, 2005 10:03 PM

Yay, another Chez Miscarriage devotee. Odd to see my favourite infertility blogs + political blogs crossing over. They're like two separate internets, most of the time.

Posted by: Sonetka at May 3, 2005 07:13 AM

This is what happens when I save all my blog reading for later in the week. I get behind on things and I end up looking ungrateful.

If there's anyone's list I want to be on, it's yours. I don't care what kind of list it is. I just like when you "say" my name.

Posted by: michele at May 5, 2005 11:09 AM

Wow. I am not worthy, I am not worthy.

Posted by: Yehudit at May 6, 2005 08:26 AM