November 06, 2004

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Regular readers of “The Hatemonger’s Quarterly” may have recognized that our humble “weblog” is somewhat different from most of those found on Al Gore’s World-Wide Web. Unlike many e-scribblers, dear reader, we here at “The Hatemonger’s Quarterly” are content to present one post per day, or, as our Roman friends would put it, per diem.

As a result of this editorial decision, dear reader, we, the crack young staff of “The Hatemonger’s Quarterly,” are often put in the unpleasant position of being unable to celebrate the “weblogs” we love. During the course of a few weeks, discriminating “webloggers” across the e-universe are kind enough to link to our humble musings. And yet, dear reader, tragically we are often unable to reciprocate.

That is, dear reader, until now. We, the crack young staff of “The Hatemonger’s Quarterly,” have taken time away from our busy Saturdays in order to “show some love” to the e-community. In other words, we intend to laud some of our favorite “websites.”

We should first note, however, that we heartily recommend all of the “weblogs” to which we have linked on the right side of our humble “website.” Every one of these—including those that appear defunct (hint, hint, Forward Edge of Freedom)—are well worth an e-traveler’s daily perusal. Some of these “weblogs” immediately astound you; others grow on you, much like a fungus. Either way, we blithely exhort our readers to check them out.

Still, we here at “The Hatemonger’s Quarterly” want to take some time to dilate on the wonders of a few “weblogs” to which we are particularly indebted. Each day, the crack young staff reads these “weblogs” with a giddy excitement eerily reminiscent of a 12-year-old schoolgirl. As such, we simply must elaborate on their wonders at some length.

The Official “Hatemonger’s Quarterly” Overwrought Laudations of Impressively High-Quality “Weblogs”:

Blog the First: The Llamabutchers

We know what you are saying to yourselves, dear reader: The Llamabutchers!?! But have no fear: They’re far less delicate than their name implies. Robert and Steve-O, the two proprietors of Llama-land, offer their readers hysterical musings on a variety of topics. Their mastery of Photoshop has made them the envy of “webloggers” everywhere, and has earned them more hits than Irving Berlin.

Blog the Second: The Cranky Neocon

Chock-a-block with biting humor, Gordon, the maestro also known as the Cranky Neocon, serves up a daily feast that would leave Paul Wolfowitz in stitches. He’s kind of like Alan Bloom—only not gay, not dead, and funny.

Blog the Third: Seldom Sober

One never knows how inebriated the proprietor of this wonderful “weblog” will be when he writes his next post. And therein lies the fun. From teetotaling balladry to rip-roaring vituperations, Seldom Sober is a cornucopia of goodness.

Blog the Fourth: Armavirumque

Who could leave the folks at The New Criterion off their list? Featuring distinguished writings from the distinguished keyboards of the distinguished James Panero, Stefan Beck, and Roger Kimball, Armavirumque offers more bang for your buck than any other “weblog” in town. In fact, we, the crack young staff of “The Hatemonger’s Quarterly,” will go so far as to name Messrs. Panero, Beck, and Kimball the First Triumvirate of “weblogging.”

Blog the Fifth: My Pet Jawa

It’s no surprise that the whole World-Wide Web is abuzz over My Pet Jawa, a.k.a. The Jawa Report. Its maestro, Dr. Rusty Shackelford, presents his readers with insightful commentary and gruesome videos. What’s not to love?

Blog the Sixth: Patum Peperium

Ah, yes. We have come to the handiwork of the Jacksons, the World-Wide Web’s answer to Michael and Tito. Their learned little site, Patum Peperium, has just got going, but it's already become a must-read for those in the know.

We, the crack young staff of “The Hatemonger’s Quarterly,” urge our readers to visit these “websites” and take in their splendor. For those “webloggers” who have noticed that we haven’t mentioned your brilliance, have no fear: We, the crack young staff of “The Hatemonger’s Quarterly,” will recommend more “websites” in the near future.

So much to read, so little time. It makes one wonder why one is wasting one’s time pouring through our drivel, doesn’t it?

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