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...
If you’re not reading blogger friend Andy’s place, you’re missing a lot. Here at The Blog That Nobody Reads, we somewhat often get compliments to the effect of “That’s precisely what I was thinking, I just didn’t know how to say it.” If this is some kind of a food chain, Andy would be on the next link up, because we’ve been noticing this for awhile but we didn’t know how to say it:
The liberal response to pure entertainment, of the drama kind, when the good guys start acting like conservatives and the bad guys act like liberals — it is peculiar. It seems to go right over their heads. FrankJ once said (somewhere) something to the effect of “I’m confused, when they watch ’24’ do they root against Jack Bauer?”
Andy wonders if they like westerns:
Whether he is a crooked town sheriff or the leader of a pack of bandits, the villain of the Western is a fan of punishment by death, likes guns, is sometimes even clean-cut and well-dressed (because crime has been paying), physically bland or unattractive, and everything a liberal might look at and think “Oooh, evil conservative crook!”
Meanwhile, the hero is often a disheveled mess of a “bad boy” type, a little too good-looking to be realistic, coming off of a drug or booze bender, and expected by the town people to swoop on in and save the day all by his lonesome. Naturally, the liberal sees this and shouts “Hey, he’s one of us!”
But watch out, because the evil conservative villain actually terrorizes entire town populations by telling them how to run their saloons and feed stores, taking a cut of their profits, and dictating how much they are allowed to earn, all while be being followed around slavishly by a bunch of underlings who he has made sure are inferior to him in as many ways as possible. You don’t get much more left-wing than that.
And the hero? Just a guy tired of seeing people being tyrannized by a spineless bully. He has a pretty clear idea of how to get the town people back in charge of their own affairs, and he just wants to hang around long enough to set that in motion and be on his way. If making a fool of the bad guy is in the cards, too, then so be it. But the goal is always to restore control to the citizens, and once he has done that, he leaves them to prosper or fail of their own accord. Sure, sometimes he stays on and runs a business or becomes sheriff, but he minds his own pretty well. Sounds conservative to me.
Also up, is a delightful post about Hyperactive Presumptive Disorder Diagnosis Syndrome, which must be a first cousin to my own concoction of Obsessive Compulsive Bullshit Alphabet Soup Acronym Shopping and Behavioral Disability Invention Impulse (OCBASASBDII).
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