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"This ain't no library, kid! You're gettin' boogers all over the comics, and you ain't buyin' nothin'!" That's what the guy in the stationary (comic book) store used to say to us, way back before the end of History.
I think it was sometime after the end of Geography, though. Nobody ever seemed to know where stuff was, even when I was a kid. Dad would drive around lost, refusing to ask for directions. When Mom drove, she would stop and ask directions of idiots hanging around on street corners who didn't know who, what or where they were themselves, receiving answers like "You can't get there from here." My fourth grade teacher thought Vietnam was in Africa. She said Africa was down south. WAY down south. Most of my fellow kids could barely find their way home after dark, or in a snowstorm. It was the dark ages, before GPS.
Today we have the Internets to guide us. Misinformation, disinformation and outright propaganda are freely available by the yard or the mile. Sorting through it all sort of puts us back to the days of confusion before the 'Net, when actual brick & mortar churches, John Birch Society pamphlets and 16mm skin flicks were all we had in the way information on religion, politics and sex. Back then, we either resigned ourselves to living in the dark, or we started lighting candles.
People like Alan Watts, Paul Krassner and Alfred Kinsey attempted to hold up a light so that we could find our way through these dark regions. They wrote things called books, actual real-world artifacts made of paper derived from trees, a large plant. Some of these objects are still available in the annexes to your favorite coffee shop. But most people no longer use them. We prefer to log on to the World Wide Web for our theology, ideology and porn. But who will guide us through the vast wastelands of cyberspace?
We knew there would be a point to all this if we just kept typing! If monkeys can write Shakespeare then we can make a point if we go on long enough. Here it is, watch out, it's coming: These people and their blogs will be your guides. Click on these links, bookmark them and return to them every day. If you have any money left after paying for the war and the bail-out and John McCain's imaginary helicopters, please send some to these folks. Blogging takes time and money, so you owe them. And don't get any boogers on their blogs.
THIS WEEK'S BEST BLOGS
1. The World According To Rob Dammit
2. The Impolitic
LAST WEEK'S BEST BLOGS
1. Masson Blog
2. The Sideshow
(Previous Best Blogs.)
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