RANTS AS OPTIONAL: The debut of this blog is a big event for me. See, until tonight, I had always assumed that these here blog things were restricted by law to people who had money, a position of power, or at least something interesting to say. But I found out in a web surfing accident that I couldn’t have been more wrong. Anyone can set one of these things up for free. EVEN — and this is the shocking part — even me!
So, blammo! here I am out there opinionating on the web, just like those other guys, only with more, uh, how do say that thing — articulatability!
My initial intent with this page is to provide an outlet for my rants that I have in the past sent to people via e-mail. Mass e-mails mean that my opinions may be forced upon people who might not want to hear them. This blog cures that problem, since by definition you have to seek out the page to read the opinion. On the other hand, the blog format has its disadvantages — mainly in that my opinions cannot be forced upon people who don’t want to hear them. (Hmmm — that’s a problem. I am going to have to figure out a way to make it appear on your computer automatically, whether you like it or not. A pop-up blog! I’ll get to work on that right away!)
This will also save me a lot of e-mails to reporters at the L.A. Times who have ticked me off with their various articles. Now, instead of sending a vitriolic e-mail to the offending reporter, I will just post my acerbic, uncannily insightful comments here. I will get just as much response out of the reporter, and entertain all of you in the process.
And when my pop-up blog regime kicks in, my hit count passes Drudge’s, and I get my own Fox News talk show, you’ll be able to tell people that you read this thing way back in the days when you still had a choice.