Looks like Doug's Internet connection might be out. Okay, for the honor of HDTD.
It's Day 2 because the blog is on Yerevan time. Sometimes. I don't understand it myself. I suspect post-Soviet Schlamperei, because I usually do, but it's probably Bay Area server weirdness.
Let's see. I could talk about John Cole's apostasy from the Party, which you can watch unfold at Balloon Juice. Doug can sense me biting my tongue right now! And again! and a third time, and you know where too. But Johnny Pez comments there, so how can you go wrong.
The blog Lawyers, Guns, and Money mentioned Gail Bederman's book Manliness and Civilization in passing. I'm going to have to track it down. You know, it used to be that men worried about their masculinity would overcompensate by dint of physical and mental effort, like Teddy Roosevelt or Flex Mentallo. In this brave new millennium, it seems, they add another roll of fat, grow a neckbeard, pontificate about violence online, and in extreme cases write science fiction. I have no idea how this comicbookguyification of the American male came about.
Kung Fu Monkey guy talks about how a Irish bar in Chicago became an underground bar in Belgrade. Really? Where are the sponsor girls? why are they starting with beer (dark beer yet), and not crno vino? why are they playing the Clancy Brothers and not turbofolk? (You can tell.) But you could probably leave up the Chicago Bulls stuff -- or, given the Bulls' record in recent years, put it back up.
Okay, this is painful. twenty-eight more days.