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October 16, 2002

Carnival of the Vanities #4

Carnival of the Vanities #4

I think one of the hardest things to do in the blogosphere is to learn the equivalent of hitting singles day after day, especially when it seems like everyone else in the blogosphere is knocking them over the fence. Face it, no one hits a home run day after day, not even Lileks or Den Beste. The best you can do is make contact, keep the ball in play, advance the runner, keep on keeping on. Yes, a home run drives in a lot of traffic, but since home runs are few and far between for most of us, it's the singles that keep us in the game.

The second hardest thing is to learn is to avoid tired old clapped out baseball metaphors. Nevertheless, here are this week's hits, all ground-rule doubles at the very least.

CSI
Weck up to Thees - Going Ballistic

Culture Medium
Dustbury - Summer 0f Love Plus 35
Solonor's Ink Well - A Cultural Event
Greeblie.com - Led Zeppelin is Back!
Ipse Dixit - In The Mind Of The Beholder
Kalyr.com - The Demon Drink?

Dogs of War
Whigging Out - The Real Engagement Begins
Cognocentric - Without Apology
skippy the bush kangaroo - roasted chickenhawks
Heretical Ideas - We are at War
Philosoblog - Dead Enemy Innocents
The Road to Surfdom - Overtures, Curtains, Lights


Humor
AMCGLTD - Break Like the Wind
Mad Kane - Irresolution Blues
Blogatron - Important Lessons I Have Not Learned
Meryl Yourish - Proof of Conspiracy
Kalyr.com - Fun with the Smart Engine
Norwegian Blogger - MiSTing the Mad Aussie
The Raving Atheist - Nun Sees God's Work in Desperate,Violently Flopping Fish Gasping Through Bloody Hook-Ripped Mouths
Amish Tech Support - Powers of 10 Day
Silflay Hraka - Conversations with Zod

Innumeracy
Allsci - Is Terrorism Really That Bad?

Legal Eagles
Kyle Still Free Press - The Constitutionality of Cross Burning
The Kitchen Cabinet - Dickmania!

Mars, Venus
Sour Bob - Unexpected

Mists of Time
The Roblog! - The Fulcrum of 1978
a small victory - and babies come from the garden
Sure Thing, Babs - Babs' First Slow Dance, Epilogue

Natural History
Fragments ~ From Floyd - Life. And Death. Of a Leaf, and Thee, and Me

Shootin' Arns
The Safety Valve - License Drivers, Not Guns
Ravenwood's Universe - CBS for Gun Banning

Updating the Mythos
Ipse Dixit - Hell, V2.0

The Carnival of the Vanities is published every Wednesday at Silflay Hraka and Blog Critics, except for next week, when it will be hosted by Amish Tech Support! Many thanks to Laurence for undertaking this Herculean task for us, as we will be on the island of Ocracoke all week long, torturing fish and drowning our brain cells in a hellish mix of nicotine and microbrews.


Information on how to join the Carnival is available here, and all are welcome.

Posted by Bigwig at October 16, 2002 12:02 AM | TrackBack
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