Re: Dooce

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Huh, for some reason I thought she'd already quit. I stopped reading her a few years ago when the product placement started to feel obvious. She was really excellent in the earlier days, and I didn't know she'd gotten divorced.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-25-15 11:56 AM
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She's probably out of your league anyway.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-25-15 11:58 AM
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All good things must be monetized and killed. You have been reported to central services.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-25-15 11:59 AM
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I was thinking, "So Bohener has a nickname I'd never heard of?"


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 09-25-15 12:00 PM
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3: There's no need for monetization to kill something.

Comment sponsored by Bank of America. When people say we might not be a necessary evil, we take it as a compliment.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-25-15 12:03 PM
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4: The glee with which arch-conservatives are celebrating his departure is really something to behold. Party unity be damned!


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 09-25-15 12:04 PM
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I was thinking, "So Bohener has a nickname I'd never heard of?"

Yeah, me too.

While there are certainly internecine and factional rivalries in the Democratic party, it's all but impossible to imagine the outpouring of celebration, schadenfreude and smackdowning that is greeting the retirement of Speaker John Boehner.

I think this is right and that it's both a strength and a weakness of the Dems.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 09-25-15 12:49 PM
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From the sidebar of the link in 7: You need to hire a more careful intern.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-25-15 12:58 PM
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We've been hooting about the cluelessness of that, which only confirms a general impression of ignorance and cultural illiteracy in pretty much all news outlets.

Of course, as in all groups the insiders can make cheerful use of terminology forbidden to outsiders. The galgenhumor of older male members of my wife's family extended to a general call, as a restaurant meal broke up, of Juden! Raus!

They'd escaped with their lives, and returned as victors; they'd earned it.


Posted by: idp | Link to this comment | 09-25-15 1:12 PM
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The galgenhumor of older male members of my wife's family extended to a general call, as a restaurant meal broke up, of Juden! Raus!

Sure but that's funny.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09-25-15 1:23 PM
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To them, maybe. But what about the customers they were chasing out of their restaurant.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-25-15 1:28 PM
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I came here basically to say 4, but I'm hours too late. I feel vaguely guilty about not spending time here more.

Anyone have any opinions about what this means about a potential government shutdown? More likely or less? I'd say probably more likely, just because he's giving up on wrangling them, but who knows.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 09-25-15 1:45 PM
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12: Maybe less likely in the very short term.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 09-25-15 1:48 PM
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Wasn't Boehner being discussed in a different thread already? I just want to be a very good blogger.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 09-25-15 1:54 PM
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Yes.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-25-15 1:56 PM
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9: Elie Weisel: Holocaust Winner


Posted by: MHPH | Link to this comment | 09-25-15 2:07 PM
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Skip Dooce would be a pretty good pseud.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 09-25-15 2:17 PM
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17: Except too close to Fox douchebag Steve Doocy (Who was on the local news when I was at DFH college. I remember his once giving a live report from a highway where it wasn't snowing.)


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 09-25-15 2:23 PM
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Her posts have gotten better since she "quit" blogging. The one she posted yesterday was almost good.


Posted by: LizSpigot | Link to this comment | 09-25-15 3:08 PM
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It is not true that a good thing must be monetized and killed. It started as a hobby and could have stayed that way. But people (like dooce) decided to try and monetize it, and in doing so, killed it. (Predictably.) I don't blame her for trying to monetize, but I do not agree that there was no other way.


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 09-25-15 4:02 PM
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It would be hard to walk away from that kind of money (in the early days, at least -- now I get the sense the money isn't in blogging as much as instagram) but it seems to consume everything. Life isn't supposed to be the Truman show.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 09-25-15 4:10 PM
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Life is more than mere survival.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-25-15 4:12 PM
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Welcome to our new arrival.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-25-15 4:20 PM
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Welcome to our new arrival.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-25-15 4:21 PM
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Looks like we might live the good life yet.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-25-15 5:05 PM
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It is not true that a good thing must be monetized and killed. It started as a hobby and could have stayed that way.

I myself have managed never to sell out! I've never even been offered anything.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 09-26-15 6:29 AM
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Try a pharmaceutical company.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-26-15 6:56 AM
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You don't? I get offers about Unfogged infrequently, but regularly.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-26-15 6:58 AM
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BUT HE NEVER TAKES THEM.


Posted by: Opinionated iHeartMedia | Link to this comment | 09-26-15 7:00 AM
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I guess sexual acts could be considered a kind of monetization.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 09-26-15 7:03 AM
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I'm trying to gauge how desirable the unfoggetariate is as a marketing demographic.

Anecdotally, it seems like companies that sell bikes or camping gear would make a few sales through unfogged.


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 09-26-15 7:25 AM
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Anecdotally, it seems like companies that sell bikes or camping gear stand mixers would make a few sales through unfogged.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 09-26-15 7:29 AM
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Unfogged is all native advertising. Let's all post our secret ad rates!


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 09-26-15 7:37 AM
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I receive the equivalent of one murine orgasm per comment.


Posted by: Merganser | Link to this comment | 09-26-15 8:39 AM
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I also thought Dooce had already stopped. I hate reading paid-for blog posts, especially when it's someone I know. I have friends who write then regularly and they just make me cringe.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 09-26-15 10:24 AM
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Since this seems to be a moribund thread, I'm going to flagrantly violate the 40 comment rule to express my disappointment in this year's Baltimore Book Festival (just got back). It's shrunk by about one third, and with the exception of individual authors hawking their own books, it was mostly stands selling things you could easily find at Barnes & Noble?

WTF? There was so much cool stuff last year. Parsimon, in case you read this comment, were the local book vendors grumbling about how they did last year? The difference is striking.


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 09-26-15 10:50 AM
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I myself have managed never to sell out!

I'm playing the long game. One of these days, some quirky (but fabulously wealthy) benefactor is going to discover my hobo consultant idea. And then something something, I'm rich.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-26-15 10:51 AM
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