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November 30, 2004

Oops -- I spilled body wash on the SCSI port!

Patterico snarks amusingly at Brian Williams for saying bloggers "are on an equal footing with someone in a bathroom with a modem." Well, look, Brian -- you big-time media muckety-mucks talk about about having a story "in the can," why can't we? Come on -- 'in' the can, 'on' the can, what's the difference?

Don't knock bathroom-blogging. I personally think of all of my best posts in the shower. 'Course it plays hell on the keyboard, and the noise of the modem is ear-splitting when it echoes on the tiles, but that's how we bloggers do things. You know: In the bathroom. With a modem. A 1200 baud modem, as a matter of fact. 'Cause we're all unemployed and we spent our last grudging largesse from mom on pajamas, and anyway 1200 baud is fast enough when you're enjoying a nice hot shower. With the keyboard clutched in one hand. And a soapy loofah in the other.

Oh, and a note to the author of the article: Don't you dare call me a "self-styled journalist." It's "soi-disant journalist" to you, pal.

Update: Hindrocket at PowerLine relates an odd encounter with Williams and asks:

What's next, nude blogging from our hot tubs?

Two predictions: First, I will get a pathetically large number of Google hits just for repeating the strings "nude blogging" and "hot tubs."

Second, it won't be long before some enterprising soul combines the nude webcam concept with the blogging concept, and starts blogging in real time on a webcam while nude in a hot tub.

Please, don't let it be Oliver Willis.

Update: INDC Journal has a photo of Brian Williams' vision.

Posted by EtherPundit at November 30, 2004 11:53 PM   Category: Media , Mockery


Thanks. I, personally, don't blog in the shower. That doesn't matter, because when I read this post I squirted Mountain Dew out of my nose and all over my keyboard. SOMEONE owes me a new keyboard.

Like Olliver Wills.

Posted by: The Chainik Hocker at December 1, 2004 10:26 PM

Drat -- I forgot to build in a reader-keyboard-replacement budget when I planned this site. Just invoice Willis, is my advice. He's on Media Matters' payroll anyway; surely they have funds to cover these kinds of Mountain Dew accidents.

And if you were blogging in the bathroom, Chainik Hocker, spewed beverages would be a lot easier to clean up.

Posted by: EtherPundit at December 3, 2004 01:11 PM

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