November 10, 2004

A rant that I am not worthy of a rant. A rant. Regardless of the content, it is a pure and true example of the craft, one which I aspire to someday be able to produce on command. I am in awe. I want to study at this master's feet.

I am in awe.

Posted by jbz at November 10, 2004 12:24 PM | TrackBack


Its biggest factual flaw is that it neglects the claim of Virginia to membership in the Founding Powdered Wig Club (Washington, Jefferson, Madison). And frankly, Plymouth Rock is mostly relevant to New Englanders, since Virginia predates Massachusetts as an English colony. If Virginia had gone Blue, the writer would have had a point, but as it stands, the whole "we started this country" argument is of dubious validity.

Then again, Virginia was a Confederate state, and the Red/Blue divide has a distinct North/South element to it, assuming most of the non-coastal West gets culturally lumped with the South. Might Gray be a more relevant color than Red, under the circumstances?

On a completely different note, I was amused at the obviously fictitious domain registration information:

Jonathan Swift
1 Main St
Madison, WI 53703

What, no modest proposals?

The city seems likely enough, given that the zip code is downtown Madison, and that's Madison's area code, and given Madison's politics and Blue/Northern geography.

Posted by: Mark Gordon at November 11, 2004 12:57 PM

That is truly genius. I am going to spread it around Washington with abandon.

Posted by: Tobias at November 10, 2004 7:40 PM
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