I added Pandagon to the Daily List despite the fact that it's run by young punks who don't know a damned thing, by crackie, and never, ever features photographs of hot babes. Also, the guys over there -- Ezra and Jesse -- don't answer my emails. I guess I'm already down as a crank in their book. Don't know how that's possible, but it takes all kinds. ("Jesse and Ezra," by the way, is an anagram for "Ezra and Jesse.") I read Pandagon every day anyway, rain or shine.
Libertarian Jackass gets an upgrade from "We'll see..." to daily because I like reading a grumpy, bitter conservative once in a while. OK, he's a libertarian, which is conservative but without the desire to round up homosexuals and put them in cages. More importantly, he's conservative without being either whiney about how discriminated against conservatives are or smug because conservatives pretty much rule the world. Also, he likes slip'n'slides.
To fill the spot of Libertarian Jackass on the "We'll see..." list, I've added NewMexiKen. When I'm travelling, I like nothing better than reading local, small-town newspapers, and NewMexiKen has some of that flavor. He lists celebrity birthdays, covers events of note in Albuquerque, and keeps the pictures of his grandchildren off to the side where I can ignore them without too much trouble. He's also funny in a half-corny/half-sly way. He had a thing up recently bragging that he'd had his highest traffic day ever: 239 visitors. Now that Functional Ambivalent has linked to him, his traffic will doubtless shoot up to 242 visitors a day. Soon, I'm sure, he'll be begging for donations to pay for bandwidth.
Grouchy Old Cripple moves directly onto the weekly list, without a stop on "We'll See..." GOC writes, but mostly he posts funny, funny pictures on a redneck theme. Some of you no doubt get pix like these in email from friends, but I have no friends so the pictures are fresh to me. I let them stack up for a week and then have a laugh-fest. (You can develop your own strategy.) Also, I think "Grouchy Old Cripple" is one of the best blog titles I've ever heard.
On the bubble we've got Sarong Party Girl, which is turning out to be less The World of Suzi Wong and more an advertisement for Suicide Girls, which is kind of like an online Claire's at the mall, but all the teenaged girls are wearing underwear of a construction that my wife won't even let me bring into the house. My best friend in the whole world Conrad over at Gweilodiaries says SPG sometimes sends him sexy pictures of herself, so I'm not giving up hope quite yet. But I'm not holding out forever, either. I've got my pride.
Also on the bubble: Vodkapundit. I know: Steve over there is everything I can only aspire to be, and I'm just bitter wannabe because he never answers my email and even though half the links on his blogroll are dead he won't link to Functional Ambivalent. That's all true, but the main reason I'm thinking of cutting Steve loose is that he seems, lately, to be under a lot of stress. A key indicator is his use of the word "idiot," which has increased substantially. He's now lashing out at liberals and Democrats before we even do anything wrong, and we do a lot wrong so it's not like he'd have to wait a long time to have something to lash out about. He's about two steps from turning into Sean Hannity, and that's not even a little bit interesting. I miss Steve's reasonable conservatism. Also, his recipes. He's not posting as many recipes as he used to.
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