October 25, 2005

A new TNR entry for the "blogoshpere."

Well, that's the way they spelled it. Maybe they're drunk. Or maybe -- gosh -- they're just that impressed by the blogosphere. Anyway, they're calling it "The Plank," as in walk the plank. They're pirates! That's a good self-image for the guys -- they're all guys -- at the nerdy little magazine (which I subscribe to). The formatting -- except for the extra banner on the top -- is especially nice. They do need to work on those typos! No blogroll. But I'm putting them on my blogroll and hope they work up some nice atmosphere, momentum, and interaction -- which is what makes The Corner so great. So far, it seems a bit stiff.

UPDATE: Stiff? What do you expect from a plank? Is the prose a little wooden? A little flat? I'm sure they worked through all the permutations, all the insults that might ensue, before they thought we're pirates and ran with it.

8 comments:

Mary said...

"...In a few hours, you will be on your knees pleading with the gods of the Internet for just one more pretext for procrastination. And at that moment of existential angst, when you are convinced that you can't continue, you'll remember the advent of The Plank and will begin reciting prayers of thanksgiving. We can't promise to always to be the most incisive or funniest blog. But, dammit, we know how to waste your time."
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Lmao. I like 'em already!

Balfegor said...

At the risk of coming off a bit thick, isn't it meant to reference "plank" as in "plank" of a political platform? That's the first thing that came to mind for me, until I noticed the little ship and "walk the plank."

Troy said...

As long as we don't get "bored" of the plank Ann...

Man that's awful. Not self-deleting awful, but pretty bad.

Troy said...

Oh and Balfegor... The picture of the man o' war at the top of the blog is the source of the pirate theme.

Eli Blake said...

Hey, according to Mike Pence (R-Indiana) some bloggers (those who actually research news) will now be protected if his version of the shield law becomes law.

It's not often that I give a Republican credit for getting out in front on an issue, but Congressman Pence deserves credit on this one.

Elizabeth said...

So long as they're not wearing "pirate pants," which are just the worst male fashion statement to hit campus in the past few years. They can call 'em pirate pants, but they're pedal pushers. Clam diggers. Capris.

Or is this their way of distinguishing themselves from the pajamas-clad bloggers? PJs versus pirate pants?

Troy said...

Like Seinfeld and the puffy shirt -- except the pirate pants guys are serious.

Elizabeth said...

Troy, it's true, they're serious, and that's where it all goes wrong. But let's give TNR a chance. They might find a groove, yo ho ho.