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...
Reviving a hot fashion statement from 2002: Some smarmy git is cataloging all the things that make Americans inferior to real-people. The prevailing overtone is one of “they all carelessly stereotype” or something.
I know I’m a bad American myself, because I live in a world all my own. See, off in my corner of the universe, when I read a sentence that says “Scotland would be horrified to see the way Americans use paper towels,” call me funny I guess, but over here that says a great deal more about Scotland than it does about the United States. A bunch of damn Yankees eight time zones away, and their use of a paper product, somehow rates on the palette of everyday concerns over in Scotland? So Scottish people are are bored, is that it? Perhaps I owe the Scots more respect than to just take what’s-his-name’s word for it.
A decent fisking is done over at Spleenville, by way of our blogger friend Sonic Charmer at Rhymes with Cars & Girls, who has a list of things he’s noticed about non-Americans. Kinda. I tried to help him out. One thing I missed though, not so much about “non-Americans” but about non-Americans who air laundry lists of pet peeves about Americans: They look down with disdain on materialism, and also with a special brand of snotty derision against Americans who don’t travel, and it seems to have gone flying over their heads with a big “whoosh!” sound that, here in the states, traveling is necessarily materialistic. We work some and we play some, striving to maintain a balance. When we play, we might come to Europe, or…maybe we’ll just live frugally and drive the earth-friendly but non-pretentious 4-cylinder out to the coast. And there, the seagulls can curse our materialism while demanding more croutons out of us, thus bringing us all the non-American culture our little hearts desire.
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