Alarming News: I like Morgan Freeberg. A lot.
Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler: We were following a trackback and thinking "hmmm... this is a bloody excellent post!", and then we realized that it was just part III of, well, three...Damn. I wish I'd written those.
Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler: ...I just remembered that I found a new blog a short while ago, House of Eratosthenes, that I really like. I like his common sense approach and his curiosity when it comes to why people believe what they believe rather than just what they believe.
Brutally Honest: Morgan Freeberg is an intriguing guy...[he] asks great questions and answers others with style, flair, reason and wit. On the blogroll he goes. Make him a part of your regular blogospheric reading. I certainly will.
Brutally Honest: Morgan Freeberg is brilliant.
Common Sense Junction: Misha @ Anti-Idiotarian never ceases to amaze me. He keeps finding other good blogs. I went over to A.I. this morning for my daily Misha fix and he had found this guy named Morgan Freeberg in Fair Oaks, California, that has a blog, House of Eratosthenes. Freeberg says its "The Blog That Nobody Reads" but it may now become the blog that everybody reads.
Jaded Haven: Good God, Morgan, you cover a topic from front to back with a screwy thoroughness I find mind boggling. I'm in awe of your thought proccesses, my friend, you're an exceptional talent. You start by throwing in the kitchen sink, tie in someone's syphilitic uncle, bend around a rip tide of brilliance and bring it all home in a neat, diamond dripping package of an exceptionally readable moment of damn fine wordsmithing. I love reading you.
Mein Blogovault: Make "the Blog that No One Reads" one of your daily reads.
Philmon: When Morgan meanders, stick with him - he's got a point and it'll be worth it in the end. He's not a hit-and-run snarky quip kind of guy. The pieces all fall into place like tumblers in a lock and bang! He's opened a cognative door for you.
Rightlinx: Morgan at House of Eratosthenes is one of the best writers out there. I read him nearly every day because he manages to provide an interesting perspective, even though I don't always agree.
Poetic Justice: Cletus! Ah gots a laiv one fer yew...
Elsewhere in the news, Danica Patrick once again is being celebrated for doing something lots of guys have already done. But props to her anyway.
The Blog That Nobody Reads continues to look forward to the day when we start honoring women and treating them as equals…by reserving a special level of applause for the ladies who do things nobody did before…denied to the “first woman” this “first woman” that types. Inventing the windshield wipers, that’s a good example. You say to yourself “gee whiz I wonder what GUY invented the windshield wiper” and you do your research…you find out…ta-da! It’s a chick. And your friends are all, like, holy moley I didn’t know a woman invented windshield wipers. Then they tell everybody they know.
That is the right way to honor womens’ achievement. The “Danica Problem” works in reverse. When guys have been doing something for years, and a woman finally comes along and does it and you’re hanging streamers and throwing confetti about it, it’s like saying “Hey pals, stop the clock the waiting is over…a woman finally stepped up and did it.” It’s like admitting they can’t really beat the guys at anything, so we might as well celebrate them for simply being.
In fact, if it isn’t something miraculous…like peeing their own name in the snow, or inseminating someone, or some other thing women aren’t supposed to be able to do — it’s a huge non-event, when you think about it. I mean, a woman was bound to do it someday right? Why celebrate it then? You had doubts that a woman would ever step up and do what common sense tells you some woman, somewhere, ought to have been able to do?
So I see two tiers to this “first woman” stuff. Danica is — decidedly — on the lower one, since her specialty is in doing things guys have done before. It’s an important distinction to make. Maybe not politically correct, and maybe not complimentary to her. But it’s valid and true.
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