Saturday, October 17, 2009

Finally Mustered the Jaded Retro Approach

by Smitty

Paraphrasing the Ancient Commenter Solomon on the sordid and tragic nature of the Technorati situation:
Vanity of vanities, saith the Blogger, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.
What profit hath a poster of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?
One post passeth away, and another post cometh: but the markup abideth for ever.
The browser also ariseth, and the browser goeth down, particularly when a Microsoft product, and hasteth to his place where he arose.
The URL goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the URL returneth again according to his circuits.
All the links run into the Shineytubes; yet the Shinytubes are not full; unto the place from whence the links come, thither they return again.
All FMJRAs are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the reader is not satisfied with seeing, nor the commenter filled with hearing.
So, we've lost some of our technical muscle for the FMJRA: I'll have to drag my lazy self off the porch and research alternatives.

The NY-23 Special Election:Wait Five Minutes, and Megan McCain will Offer Ammunition:
  • Political Byline picks up on a good Megan riff.
  • Little Miss Attila opines:
    I regret to say that Stacy M’s boobs do not strike me as the least bit impressive. But he’s a nice guy anyway.
  • Carol's Closet offers the cleavage in question a question mark.
  • American Power has a fine 'rack' pun.
  • Pat in Shreveport notes Stacy's boobie-bomb.
  • In Mala Fide notes that Megan makes turgid traffic for blogosphere members.
  • Stogie makes what I think is a Bob Seger reference, sittin' way up high on his horse, or something.
  • Left Coast Rebel noted the cleavage in a roundup.
  • The Classic Liberal didn't do his usual Rule 5 treatment of Megan. I should note that Rule 5 Sunday has never depended upon Techorotten, and Megan McCain pics will be excluded from consideration. We're keeping Megan links in FMJRA where we can focus on her bodacious...intellect and vast tracts of...insight.
  • Piece of Work in Progress had some pink funbags that might not be real on display.
  • Rightofcourse piled on.
  • Another Black Conservative is spot on:
    Quite frankly, I say Meghan knew exactly what she was doing. She is a first class attention whore who has not been in the news for a long time. So it was lights, camera, action and cheesecake! Personally I hope she continues tweeting cheesecake photos, she is far better suited for that then giving advice on how to remake the Republican party.
  • Bob Belvedere got his dig in on the dugs.
  • Honesty in Motion offers a triptych on the...can't think of a word that rhymes.
Michelle Action Figures:
  • WyBlog picked up the 'void in South Carolina' bit.
PETA Your Poultry:
Administration Project: Bus Shield Over Entire Country
To paraphrase Steven Wright: The Obama Administration has a bus-model of the US that is actual size. 1 mile = 1 mile. Once we're all safely under the bus, utopia sets in.
  • A Conservative Lesbian notes Stacy covered the story of the National Equity March "without gloating or rancor".
Wasting Hate on POTUS
On the Flogging of Mark Potok:
  • Stogie liked the AmSpec article.
  • Ed Driscoll hat tipped it in "Hey, That Water Won't Carry Itself".
Stacy Agrees with Andrew Sullivan:
Other FMJRA outings:Rush to Judgement:
Miscellaneous Shouts:
  • Troglopundit adds to the Sarahmotivator cannon.
  • LISNews sent an interesting post on creating or saving jobs in Ohio. It doesn't link us, but we're know for being easy.
  • The Camp of the Saints liked the E. J. Dionne thrashing, and graciously touts Czar d'Oz.
This was not too bad, but not up to our traditional 100+ link-o-rama standard. Please add your goodness onto the pile via email to Smitty. And support Stacy's efforts to bring reality back to journalism.

Update: Carol at No Sheeples was kind enough to hat tip us when it was time for Anita to be Done.
The Daley Gator was after Anita, too, but also Cousin Megan.

Update II: Kn@ppster gave us some linky-love:

  • He picks a nit with Stacy's defense of Malkin's writings on WWII internment. My feedback to His Knappage is that Monday Morning quarterbacks abound.
  • He also points to thee ways to score hits: crowd, anti-crowd, and boobies.
  • His critique of the NY-23 race is quite thoughtful. I take the "shag the GOP" stance, but Knapp says that, from a libertarian perspective, it's not so clear. From a Federalist perspective, anything but the GOP/Democratic neo-aristocracy is an improvement.

Update II:VodkaPundit gave Stacy slot #8 on The Week in Blogs for his AmSpec work. I await my lifetime achievement mention at the end of Czar d'Oz.


  1. That Technorati meltdown is a fiasco. On the one hand I ceased to exist, but on the other hand they got my authority closer to correct.

    Good job, Smitty. We're all proud of you...

  2. Under trying circumstances, Smitty comes through again! I say 'Yea' Smit-tay.

    I have come through and I shall reach around.

  3. I signed up for an account with wholinkstome because I saw others using this service. Here is a link They are in the process of upgrading the service so that links appear in real time, which is good. The bad news is that it has taken a week and a half and thus far my directory is still building. The service is not much use until your directory is built. When it is built though I think it would be a good alternative to technorati. Just a suggestion.