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...
YouTube commenter expressing agreement with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Not by name, but by similarity of sentiment:
all hail, the noble mythical job creators… such fantastical depiction. the greatest lie in capitalism is… companies want to create jobs; reality is… they don’t. the real goal is, companies want to employ the least amount of workers, to reap maximum profits. hence why companies ship jobs overseas due to cheap labour. so this whole mantra about the noble “job creators” pushed by the republicans is one of the greatest myths being inculcated at the present.
he seems to know a lot about what he’s talking about, so i think i’ll follow suit and stop using my shift key. hey as a matter of fact punctuation is a pain in the ass as well i think ill stop using that too and forget about using that stupid period thing to end my sentences there is some irony here that hes singling out for criticism these mythical job creators who are essentially choosing the path of least resistance the way all humans do whenever they try to do something they want it to succeed so they choose the least expensive approach kind of exactly the same way this character does when he refuses to use his shift key and this to me is what makes it so sad that this thoroughgoing lazybones is such a genius on how to economize on his own efforts and who knows maybe he is bitter because he sees a lot of business taking place without his involvement and maybe he just isnt bringing the effort to his work i dont know but i do know he certainly seems to feel frustrated and upset toward these businesses outsourcing the jobs but you know it occurs to me that if a business does create a job and then outsource it to china or something the job did get created it just didnt go to him or anybody he knows so maybe in his mind that means it doesnt count and never got created
Uh…that was an interesting exercise. Know what I learned from that? I can’t relate to these people even when I try to. Being lazy in everything, taking the lowest-effort approach toward every single challenge that comes along, after awhile I find I’m doing extra work just to keep it going. Maybe it’s a matter of acquired taste, but I notice I’m putting in a lot more effort into, and progressing much more slowly by, avoiding these little rituals like capitalizing letters, or using punctuation, than would be the case if I just went ahead and did them.
I’ve got a feeling this character is being frustrated by a lot of little problems in life that he’s making for himself. And, most tragic of all, the solution is to make things artificially tougher & less profitable for others.
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