The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

19 November 2005

Buckley revisited

In 1983, University of Chicago student David Brooks (yes, that David Brooks) wrote a gently-mocking hagiography of conservative icon William F. Buckley for the Chicago Maroon. Buckley thought it was hilarious, and so do I. Sean Gleeson, with the permission of the Maroon, has reprinted the tale; I wanted to bring it to your attention because (1) it really is funny and (2) I wanted to get the jump on those sleepyheads at The Corner.

Posted at 10:33 AM to Almost Yogurt


They are a bit sluggish on Saturdays, eh? You beat them by three and a half hours.

Posted by: Sean Gleeson at 2:02 PM on 19 November 2005

OMG you've had 890,000 hits?

Posted by: Vickie at 4:52 PM on 19 November 2005

More precisely, 890,000 people have visited this site and read (or at least requested through the browser) one page or more.

The number of pages served up is around 1.3 million.

Compared to the big boys, this is inarguably chicken feed: they pull hundreds of thousands a week.

And as of this writing, I've picked up 19 that spilled over from Sean's reprint of Brooks' Buckley bio.

Posted by: CGHill at 5:06 PM on 19 November 2005