Friday, February 02, 2007
(12:00 AM) | Adam Kotsko:
Friday Afternoon Confessional: Mission AccomplishedI confess that The Weblog's military aggression this week against The Valve and Long Sunday has been a radically unqualified success. Further action against Crooked Timber will be unnecessary at this time because The Valve and Long Sunday have been transformed into beacons of democracy and hope for the entire academic blogosphere.
I confess that Gatorade is a veritable elixer of life and should be kept onhand at all times.
I confess that Le Colonel Chabert has joined the Troll of Sorrow, Toadvine, and Rich Puchalsky in the most originary blogological relation: the ban. Included precisely by means of their exclusion, their comments are exposed to unlimited deletion.
I confess that e-mail chess is the most addictive thing ever developed in human history, especially when I'm doing well. I confess that finding out that it's working again may well turn out to have been the worst thing ever to happen to me.
I confess that I worry too much. I confess that what might at first seem to be a disappointment often turns out to be a relief. I confess that sometimes a person who fails to give me what I want is still filling a crucial role, for which I nonetheless cannot muster any gratitude.
UPDATE: I confess that if someone would buy me a copy of either the Calvin or the Ritschl off this list, my gratitude would be eternal.