November 27, 2002

It should surprise no one at this time of year that I am unlikely to post much of anything between now and Friday night at the earliest. If withdrawal systems are too severe, try drinking yourself into a stupor, or reading WarbloggerWatch. I'm told that the advertising slogan for Jolt Cola is "all the sugar and twice the caffeine". WBW could offer "all the stupor, without the liver damage".

Which reminds me: Is it time to start a WarbloggerWatch death lottery? (Don't worry, Philip, the 'death' risked here is purely metaphorical.) When will their last post appear? I'd say mid-January, since the site is already moribund: January 20th would be a reasonable guess. If I'm not mistaken, they still have not mentioned the results of the midterm election three weeks later, despite the major implications of the Republican victory for the war, the warbloggers, and (I would have thought) the warbloggerwatchers themselves. And most of the names on the masthead have been silent for even longer.

Posted by Dr. Weevil at November 27, 2002 12:39 AM

Funniest thing about them is they keep poking at anything that looks like a warblog by calling it a fad.

Their site is slowly disintegrating into a post-a-week cesspool of whining rants.

I doubt they make it any longer than next Spring (say March/April)

Posted by: Vinny on November 27, 2002 08:47 AM

Chuckle... Hesiod is having some trouble with the whole image-hosting thing.

I'd permalink, but permalinking to an entry on Blogspot is an exercise in futility. Instead I'll just mock him. I mock thee, Hesiod! From my desk I mock thee!

Posted by: Arkat Kingtroll on November 27, 2002 01:57 PM

In strictly intellectual terms, was WBW stillborn?

Posted by: vetter on November 27, 2002 06:56 PM

No, but its writers were.

Posted by: Vinny on November 28, 2002 01:28 PM

I've always considered a mention on WBW to be an endorsement -- the proof that you've made the AAA farm team. If they go, someone will have to reinvent them.

Posted by: Bruce Rheinsten on November 29, 2002 06:52 AM

Have a gay old holiday!

Posted by: Henry on November 29, 2002 01:55 PM