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A subtle change has been made to the comments links, so they no longer pop up. Does this in any way help with the problem about comments not appearing on permalinked posts, readers?

Update: seemingly not

Update: Oh yeah!

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

The most important weblog in the world

What with British blogging being in a bit of a rut, we need to do something about it. Matthew is going down the advertising route, which is important, but I am now raising my profile by becoming The Most Important Thinker In The World. And guess what? It has turned out to be easier than I expected.

As the American economist Tyler Cowen points out, loony extropian and transhuman nanotechnoartificiallinteligenceoboosterist Ray Kurzweil is, because of his wild technoutopian prophesies, "the most important thinker today, if only in expected value terms".

Or at least he was, until this morning when while having my breakfast, I made the following prediction:

"Everything that Ray Kurzweil says will come true, and not only that but we will all get a pony".

I am now, therefore, the most important thinker in the world today, leading Kurzweil by the market value of a healthy New Forest pony. Stay tuned for future important thoughts. My consultancy rates are decidedly reasonable.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Fair weather fans

Mike Selvey in the Guardian appears to have transcribed a boilerplate article about football, cutting and pasting the name of the latest sport in which England have had a bit of success.

This has been beyond belief, celebrated not just by the die-hards who have been there through the thin years, but by those converted as the momentum of the series gathered. Some of the support from the chattering classes may even be permanent.

Really? Middle class people watching cricket in the Southeast of England? Do you think it could happen in our lifetimes? In God's name, if not the prosperous urban middle classes, who the hell does he think has been watching cricket all these years? I have been told to my face during our lean years that the inexorable decline of English cricket was a result of Thatcher having sold off all the school playgrounds so "it's all full of these public schoolboys these days", which was pretty fucking ridiculous, but never have I seen anyone try to get away with suggesting that the chattering classes don't really like cricket.

In any case it is pretty much impossible to be anything other than a "fair-weather fan" of cricket since they stop playing for rain or bad light. Fair weather is pretty much all there is to it.
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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Nice bunch of mates you've got there

Via Jamie, a charming little comedy bit from the David Horowitz media empire:

Expect heavily armed and infuriated conservatives to launch a cleansing war against the traitors. The armed will mow down the mostly unarmed segments, especially those elements that devoted forty-plus years to anti-American hatred to destroy this country. Should the likes of Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Michael Parenti, Michael Moore, Ward Churchill, Dennis[?] Raimondo, et al. act out their sedition in a just-nuked[1] America, expect their bodies to be found shot full of holes.

Charming. If I were a Europhile leftist hanging around with these lads I'd be looking at my watch, saying "hang on boys I don't like Chomsky either but are you sure this is legal" and thinking about phoning for a taxi before they got started on the second keg.

More proper posting of comments section fun soon, I promise.

[1]Apparently Al Quaeda have seen the Scouse wedding that ensued in New Orleans, so they're definitely going to nuke us with those nukes they have and it's the liberal professors' fault.
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