I like my blog universe to be small enough that I can drown it in a bathtub.
Isn't the purpose of unfogged to suck up all available time?
I keep shrinking my list down. I don't want to add more.
My wife started a non-pseudonymous blog the other day, totally out of the blue. It's making me very nervous.
I've also been shrinking my list, but one that's still on it (and that I've mentioned before) is the Head Heeb.
mungowitzend/Michael Munger (libertarian/public choice guru)
happinessproject/gretchen craft rubin
Orthogonal to reality:
I keep shrinking my list down.
Me too. I used to have something like 120 feeds in my reader, but I've got that down to about 20. But I feel like there must be cool stuff happening somewhere. I mean, a lot of us know each other personally now--that's too cozy.
you don't know me, ogged.
My list has also been shrinking, as reading blogs was simply taking up too much time. Now there's nothing interesting on my blogroll at all, except this place. It gets tiring after a while, listening to wankers wank endlessly. I find that pretty much everything that needs to be said gets said here, in one way or another.
I'm still spending too much time reading blogs, though.
There's this cool one called instapundit. Oh, and atrios and dailykos too.
I realize my recommendations are not really very far afield.
I've never to my knoweldge read Kos. I'm pretty sure that's weird.
The obvs answer: mine.
derek lowe is excellently readable even though I know nothing about the pharmaceutical industry.
the american scene is a good place to argue with conservatives because it is pretty well written and doesn't have a lot of commenters.
I also have trimmed my reading to blogs that are already on the unfogged blogroll. The two that I read religiously that aren't on the blogroll are
dude, I told you this a few weeks ago:
and gswift seconded my endorsement, so there.
I like my blog universe to be small enough to fit in my bedroom.
If you want very intelligently written but mind-blowingly right wing, check out Lawrence Auster over at View from the Right. I don't read this regularly myself, but have found myself over there often enough to see what he's all about. Bracingly direct, which is rare enough on the far right make for interesting reading.
And he's certainly willing to wrestle in the comments, if you're into that sort of thing.
If you're not reading Blog Them Out of the Stone Age, you should be.
sepinwall.blogspot.com - good tv writing about all the shows i like.
Weman mentioned Lounsbury, and I'd add that all of 'Aqoul is quite good. Kind of like a Middle-Eastern Unfogged. I haven't been reading it much lately, but I'd recommend it.
This post contains several good ones.
And I'll have to think about some more.
If you don't already go there:
I kinda feel like blogs are killing me right now, what with having to blog for work, read blogs for work, blog about blogs for work, blog about reading blogs for work, and try and keep my own blog from dying, somehow, on the side. I haven't had a chance to finish weeding and reinstall my blogroll for the new (personal) blog, but all that said--
From the Rhinocrisy family, which Kotsko will recognize:
You probably know 3QuarksDaily, but in case not, it's good. http://www.3quarksdaily.com/
Ditto Ethan Zuckerman:
For a while I was weirdly addicted to
back when she was still dating like crazy, but now I think she's all but married.
My main daily stops for non-dutiful-bloggage: Sepia Mutiny, Unfogged, Snarkmarket.com, Tiny Revolution. I really love Snarkmarket, but beyond the fact that Robin is a friend now, I can't tell you why. It's my personal hook into the future, somehow.
The Kugelmass Episodes is odd but wonderful, as the linked to post demonstrates. (So many of the blogs I read and/or write are exclusively academic and of general interest to no one.)
Wait, the Little Professor and Language Hat are already well-known. I mean, should we pimp the obvious? Because if so...
having to blog for work
What kind of magical work is this?
Okay, sorry, that wasn't very descriptive. TinyRevolution is acid humor and analysis about politics. Left, I guess, mostly just sensible. Orcinus is a very experienced writer about militias, splinter groups, hate groups, etc.. Also about sea mammals. Ethan founded Tripod, sold it, founded GeekCorps, and now, as far as a I can tell, roves the world trying to find ways to make technology actually useful on behalf of things like Berkman and the Soros Foundation. He's a friend of a friend, and a really great guy, but just incredibly good at balancing between bits and atoms, serious and fun. He also founded GlobalVoices, which I'm sure you know is a general treasure trove of international blogs. 3QuarksDaily is an eclectic group blog that only has original posts on Monday, but it's very smart and sciency. I'm not really sure what Dating Is Hell is, I just got sucked into it off a friend's blogroll. Sepia Mutiny is a South Asian American diaspora blog. Snarkmarket is also eclectic, but generally geeky stuff, science stuff, technology, development, art, video games. . like that. And Unfogged is where you get witty banter, philosophy, and cock jokes. Try it sometime.
Hugo Schwyzer - feminist animal rights activist and very religious Episcopalian with very thoughtful and strange opinions about things.
Philosoraptor - kind of similar to Legal Fiction in style and appearance, but more moderate. Unique in that it is posted by a liberal but as far as I can tell has only one regular commenter, who is a Republican, but not a troll.
I'll come up with more later.
San Francisco business magazine work. I'm pretty easy to Google.
/once again wonders why she insanely decided to prance around the internet using her real name. . . .
and yeah, feel free to email me with gossip about web software you really hate or love. please.
Did you know that Gary Farber has a blog?
Gary told us that a long time ago, Smasher.
35: I read Schwyzer, mostly for the hit of "Here's a decent, intelligent person, who I agree with about most concrete stuff, who nonetheless appears to me to be from Mars." That, and for goodness's sake, if you're an animal rights activist, why focus on chinchillas?
Ex-Millennial Girl, but you have to start at the beginning and read in chronological order.
The Proceedings of the Athanasius Kircher Society is fantastic. Thanks for that link, apo and Emerson.
TinyRevolution is acid humor and analysis about politics. No, Firesign Theatre is acid humor and analysis about politics. Cheech and Chong is weed humor and analysis about politics.
40: You don't understand about lizards and chinchillas.
Hmmm... blogs Unfogged readers (1) might actually find interesting and not repulsive, and (2) probably don't already know about:
The best blog on Japanese pop culture:
Social activism in Japan:
Everything going on in China:
Second 41. Also, Frankie Can't Relax, along those lines.
For ogged, SCMT, and other basketball-loving types, why are you not reading Free Darko?
Also, Balloon Juice can be quite fun now that John Cole has embraced Teh Shrill.
The FCR post about Britney Spears' hoohoo is pretty funny.
Apologies if these are all well known.
49 - indeed.
What's that really funny stick-figure mathy comic that people link to all the time but has a desperately unmemorable and thus ungoogleable name?
Maakies and Dino Comics rule, of course, but they aren't blogs.
Riverbend is updated recently. I haven't read it in a long time but I remember it being one of the best blogs.
They say that wood s lot is the shit.
I never did get wood s lot.
Riverbend is updated recently.
A month ago.
For her, that's recent -- she's been going months between posts. It's silly, I've had no personal contact with her, but I worry about her.
It's funny. During Vietnam, or any of America's post-Vietnam wars, we didn't have people from the occupied country (or countries) blogging on the Internet: "Hey, America, you've turned our country into hell. Get the f--k out of here, okay?"
I was thinking about Riverbend, obviously. I've never read more disgusting comments that make me ashamed to be American than the comments Bush-lovers leave on the websites of Iraqis who write about what's really going on there. I know Riverbend doesn't have comments, but if she did you can imagine how the stormtroopers of Democracy would respond. Of course, the big trick for her is to manage not to get killed by a car bomb or a militia.
Languagehat.com (one polymath)
Languagelog.org (a bunch of linguistics professors including NPR's Geoffrey Nunberg)
This is an underrated political blog with actual thought behind it:
These are my favorite music blogs:
http://crudcrud.blogspot.com/ - a record collector posts mp3's. There are probably five hundred blogs like this, but I found this one serendipitously and like his taste.
http://blog.wfmu.org/ - hardly a blog at all, just a bunch of links to amazing stuff, like wood s lot.
http://www.villagevoice.com/blogs/statusainthood/ - former punk kid writes about hip-hop and constantly uses the word "sneering" as a compliment. He writes a lot of the hip-hop reviews for Pitchfork.
detroitblog.org is an interesting guy. He basically roams Detroit and writes up little histories of neighborhoods and buildings. Writes about archeticture some, writes some screeds about the foibles of his fellow Detroiters. Is a white man living in Detroit proper.
I found him through, I think, whatevs.org which isn't much good. He used to write more about getting drunk and playing hockey and then moved on the urban exploration stuff. His stuff on the roof trees of Detroit must be seen.
I sometimes dip in to Press Think. Long posts, very opinionated, but also sometimes really interesting hints of trends that are on the horizon. I doubt it would be the cup of tea of more than about 1 out 12 folks here, though.
I love Voices That Must Be Heard. Total randomness -- about a half-dozen stories a week translated from the best of New York's ethnic press. Probably most appealing to the New Yorkers here.
Not posting anymore, but you can get plenty of enjoyment out of reading the archives of screenwriter Josh Friedman's blog.
Comics Curmudgeon is great too.
The Kircher Society blog is the best thing on the Internet, I think. (There's some similarly themed in my archives, but my blog is mostly fallow at the moment.) Second best thing on the Internet is Things Magazine. If you like those, depending on the way in which you like them, you might also dig Bruce Sterling's, the Map Room, Blog of Death, and the front page of the Museum of Hoaxes.
You all don't get overwhelmed from the sheer vastness of all this? I get so despondent. Or at least frowny-faced.
I deal with it by not following most of the links.
Comics Curmudgeon is hilarious.
And don't miss these gems either:
David Weman was not shameless enough to mention the group blog he founded. I am.
I know Riverbend doesn't have comments, but if she did you can imagine how the stormtroopers of Democracy would respond.
She did. They did. Now she doesn't.
79 is right. Your go to site if you want to get out a bit more.
I was just reading Clive Thompson's Collision Detection this morning, and realized it would be a good Unfogged recommendation.
I'll recommend Geeta Dayal and Philip Sherburne for pop music; Alex Ross for classical; Design Observer for design pron; Jean Snow, Momus and Warren Ellis for pop culture weirdness and all your Asian otherizing needs; and Miss K for punk rock, Second Life, Dr. Who and crossdressing.
For those that use IE there's an addon called www.stumbleupon.com (that I can't use or access at work) that provides random links to some very good sites. Not just blogs but everything.
Dooce, if only for the hate-mail posts. Evidently, joking about free-range chicken brings out the worst in hate-mailers...
I think someone once mentioned fourfour on an unfogged comment thread, maybe wrt this post about the gay blogger going to a strip club to see Mary Carey.
I can totally not relate to this guy. He cracks me up.
Is the photo of the fourfour author really him?
I don't know about the one at the top of the blog. The one in that Mary Carey post and in his About section are him. You know him?
The existence of this thread prompted me to go take a look at Inertia Crept, which LiveJournal I had not read since the interesting article about expatriates and backpackers a few months back. The top post I am finding pretty intriguing though his "take" is just about opposite to mine; this seems like a good sign.
Hm. And now I see that that post is also the first one since the one in August that I mentioned as the last time I had been at the site. So, a good blog but updates seem to be pretty infrequent.