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Thursday, January 27, 2005 |
( 1/27/2005 02:32:00 PM ) Bill S.
IF A BLOGGER BLEATS BY HIMSELF IN THE WOODS. . . – So I'm visiting Roy Edroso's Alicublog, and he's doing one of his "Shorter Jim Lileks" pieces where he chops the blogger's longer posts down into three or four sentences – and the Bleatman is supposedly decrying an episode of The Simpsons from last season for a supposed "anti-Christian" joke. Okay, I think, surely, Roy is exaggerating for satiric effect. But I click on the entry in question, and, lo and behold, the guy is pissed about a joke that seems less about putting down Christians and more about showing up how elitist and provincial academics can be. And I find myself thinking, "How can someone who works as a humorist so pointedly miss a punchline like this?" And then I think, "This is why I don't much bother reading Lileks anymore. . ."