Tiny Shrieking PotatoesFebruary 14, 2007
I do enjoy Marisacat. Her trenchant analysis of the current political-blog wars is unsurpassed, as is her way with words:
Let me make this brief… One reason for mega meta smegma smack arounds all over the place (sorry, I am hors de classe – and the Blahg boyz can pronounce that any way they wish) is money. Over the years, Kos and his related, afllilated sites, baby Agony Aunt sites (they know shit about politics but they do skin rip in public, regularly), the tied together box car sites, etc., have proven – in the finance area – to be small, smaller, ever smaller, downright tiny (but shrieking!) potatoes.
They have not raised the bucks. Not really. (MoveOn raised over 240 million in the ‘06 cycle, ran national ads.)
And now Kos, and his online relatives, is a potatoe casserole, dropped on the floor in a public transit area.
Reminds me of that great song by the Austin Lounge Lizards, “Pizza on the Ground”:
There’s a pizza on the ground
Straight out of the oven
Lying face down in the dirt
Just like me without your lovin’
“Tiny shrieking potatoes” is a good description of the entire blogosphere, actually. Also a great band name.