Last year about this time specifically, in Vent #437 I ran a few excerpts from the first few months of daily bloggage at this site, partly to call attention to the fact that daily bloggage had been going on for nearly five years by then, but mostly because I didn't have a topic fall readily to hand when I started typing. The same, as you've no doubt inferred, holds true today, and while I have a topic at hand "those who are no people," in Deuteronomy 32:21, foreshadows 20th-century Palestinians the thought of having to expand this into 8k or so without falling back on sheer venom is at the very least daunting.
So it's another clip show for now, from a slightly later period: mid-2001, which, conveniently, is five years ago. Enjoy.
Most of the things I pass on to others, or that I mention here, are neither rib-ticklers nor French ticklers; they're simply things I thought were worth repeating. I suspect most operators of serious Web logs (I don't think this little backwater of mine qualifies as "serious" just yet) use similar criteria; they share what they think, filtered (or metafiltered) through their particular worldview, is worth sharing. It's impossible for me to read a good online journal, even if the topics are wrenchingly painful, without being grateful to the person who made it available to you and me.
The guys who tend my 401(k) have sent me an application for one of their new Web-based checking accouts. It has evidently never occurred to them that the only way I could possibly have built said 401(k) into the low five figures was by keeping my checking account in the high two.
Whom the gods would destroy, they first scare spitless.