The Rittenhouse Review

A Philadelphia Journal of Politics, Finance, Ethics, and Culture

Tuesday, December 17, 2002  

Welcome to the Wide World of Weblogging, Mickey!
There Are So Many More of Us Than You Could Ever Imagine.

Does the physically and developmentally stunted weblogger Mickey Kaus really believe that Atrios of Eschaton is Sidney Blumenthal?

As Andrew Sullivan would say, I am, at that, “RAOTFLMAO,” an acronym that Sullivan helpfully informed his dopey readers means, “Rolling around on the floor laughing my ass off.”

As I have mentioned on this site before, I have had the pleasure of enjoying the company of Atrios and the brilliant, talented, and lovely Mrs. Atrios for a dinner engagement, and I can assure the diminutive, balding, and unfurrowed Mickey Kaus that Atrios is definitely not Sidney Blumenthal.

How shocking it must be to realize that a man with a full-time job and career aside from his weblog -- i.e., Atrios -- has done so much to outshine the purported “professionals” of our punditocracy.

Try again, Mickster.

[Post-publication addendum: And now I learn from Hesiod of Counterspin Central that Professor InstaLinker thinks Atrios is really Robert Shrum. And Matthew Yglesias shares the delusion. RAOTFLMAO. These guys just don’t get it, do they?

On the other hand, Chris Andersen of Interesting Times does, in fact, get it.]

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