Random commentary and senseless acts of blogging.
The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
Prisoners of Azkaban
Tuesday, September 17, 2002
What's in a Blog?
It's certainly becoming fashionable to put up web content labelled as a blog. The Nation recently redesigned its home page to do so. But the blogs don't have links and so far aren't being updated frequently - in other words, they look pretty much like columns being given a trendy name.
In checking on Joss Whedon's new series Firefly, I found a Firefly blog on the official site, but again no links. It's essentially a sort of mix between teasers and gossip, but is still worth checking out for Buffy fanatics like yours truly.
I was also struck by this Firefly cast picture. I'd be surprised if Whedon doesn't come up with something original for the new show, but I was amused by how much this cast resembled a grown-up version of the Buffy cast. You have several women, all hot enough to melt iron. There's several guys just as good-looking as the women, one guy who looks kind of geeky, and one man who is distinctly older than the rest with an avuncular look.