Blackbeard makes it big.Well, last night I went to bed all sad-ified that Latoya London had lost the vote. I was really thinking, “Well, OK, that just cuts it. It was one thing with Bush and Gore and Florida and the chads, but I think this just proves that ‘America’ isn’t qualified to vote, and we should just go with Plato’s ideal of a philosopher king (and yes, I’ll volunteer).”

But then tonight? We voted for The Dread Pirate Rupert the friendly giant, and my faith in democracy was somehow restored. Yay!

I’ve read the whole Vonnegut thing now, and it’s great. Please go read it.

Now I swear to God I didn’t get this from J-Walk — I stole it directly from either Blogdex or Metafilter, OK?

But I was unaware of this other Vonnegut article that J-Walk linked in his post, and I think it’s actually better than the new one, so go read it, then go read J-Walk.

Google/Blogger Changes Got Me All Freaked Out!

Well, I just lost about 20 minutes work on a post I was spell-checking on the “new” Google/Blogger joint. The spell check didn’t know Google, I forget what it even suggested, but I know it suggested “flogging” instead of “blogging.” Hmm.

Anyway, all I’d really said was that I’d wasted all my blogging time tonight screwing around with Blogger, and I can see some real linkability-ness in stuff like the new profiles, but I’m going to be struggling to make the changeover, so bear with me. I think the new comments are going to be nice, for instance, but right now, they only appear on direct links to specific posts, and the font sizing is all wonky, so I won’t be turning off SquawkBox just yet.

Thanks for listening to me whine.