Thursday, December 15, 2005

Linkapalooza

The "Blogs I Read All Day, Every Day" blogroll is freshly updated. Let me tell you a little about the newcomers to the list. Every single one of them makes me laugh and makes me think. And if we had functioning teleportation devices, I would totally make out with all of these people. (At the same time.)

QWMaine.com is a funny man. He gets a little ranty at times (see today's post about the so-called war on Christmas), but it's all good.

Michael Bérubé Online is written by a literature and cultural studies professor, implausibly named Michael Bérubé. I confess my eyes do glaze over on Theory Thursdays, but I groove on the smart, funny, liberal, literate vibe. There's always a party in the comments thread.

You know who's right up my alley? DoctorMama. She's an internist with a toddler and a smart mouth. I mean, a smart brain. Or both, really.

The Assimilated Negro is often hilarious, but sometimes tugs at your heartstrings. (Nobody tell him.) He's the anti-gangsta's hip-hop connection.

In Screed, ding serves up regular doses of the political and the personal, and also occasionally dissects particularly egregious NYT articles. She's excellent company for margaritas and shopping, too. Mabuhay, ding!

Churp, Churp is hosted by Cricket, who is the finest insect of my acquaintance, bar none. (You hear that, Grasshopper?)

There's another liberal professor (it must be a plot!) at Big Monkey, Helpy Chalk. Rob's a philosopher, a dad, and a feminist.

After School Snack is a group blog written mainly by Elise (who guest-hosted at Bitch Ph.D. last summer), Matt, and Christopher. Plenty of politics, rants, links to good reads, and opportunities to list five things that please you.

If you appreciate nature writing, you'll dig Chris Clarke's Creek Running North. He seems to save his funniest lines for comments at Bérubé's blog, but you'll have to visit Chris's blog for the environmental/poetic/personal. Chris is the one who started up Blog Against Racism Day; like me, his spouse is Asian.

Figleaf's Real Adult Sex isn't exactly what it sounds like. Figleaf's a regular married man who writes thoughtfully about sex. (He took a cheesy URL out of its fishnets and and dressed it in respectable clothes.) He's also an avid participant in that Half-Nekkid Thursday business and takes some evocative photos.

Becky The Absent Minded Housewife is, as it turns out, Really Quite Funny.

Thought Concoction is where Mignon (a regular commenter around these parts) hangs out. She's one of those snarky moms I enjoy reading so much. Also, I just learned from her Blogger profile that she works as a pirate. In Montana! Boy, that must be some commute.

18 comments:

Cricket said...

Orange,
I saved your last link post, not making it through those yet. At least this go around, I don't have to newly investigate one link. Thanks.

The Un-Apologetic Atheist said...

You forgot to mention that Dr.Mama is hot, hot, hot. Compassion, intelligence, education, and gumption? And cute, to boot!? Oooooh... makes me weak in the knees. I always get all glassy-eyed when I run into DM's comments in the blogo.

TB said...

Mignon is snarkalicious, no?

Orange said...

All the finest people are superlatively snarkalicious. Snark is the most prominent trait connecting all my favorite blogs. Now, the Urban Dictionary definitions of snark tend to skew negative, with words like "snide," "malice," "cruel," and "attack." That's rubbish, of course. Snark is...a way of life. For bright people who know how to deploy sarcasm, and deplore the same things I deplore. Snark is an admirable trait. You know what I mean?

Lisa said...

They sound wonderful...when my head stops hurting (possibly after my lobotomy) I will check them all out. Please remind me, if I don't report back soon...I'm as scattered as ashes.

Lisa said...

oops!! Oh, crap, I didn't realize that would show up in my comments!!! Sorry...I just changed my profile picture. You may delete my comment(s) if you wish.

Orange said...

Riiight, Lisa—as if I have a problem with rude gestures! (Hope your head feels better.)

Mignon said...

Snarkalicious? And you wanna make out?
I'm not sure whether to thank you or run from you...
Oh who am I kidding? I love you Orange. Let's suck face!

Becky..Absent Minded Housewife said...

I wuv you

DoctorMama said...

Geez, UA, you'll make me all self-conscious! But in a good way.
The absent-minded housewife is a lot hotter, I think, with the French maid thing going on.

Elise said...

Ooh, thanks for the link! And in such elevated company. It's an honor!

The Un-Apologetic Atheist said...

We're all entitled to our taste, DM, but I'm still votin' for you on that one.

Rob Helpy-Chalk said...

Thanks for the shout out!

Feral Mom said...

I'd say the entire Orange Tangerine blogroll is smokin' hot. Let's ALL make out!

figleaf said...

Wow, thanks for the link, Orange, not to mention the wonderfully concise description! (Pulled from it's fishnets, eh? Brilliant. Also snarky in the best sense of the word.)

Thanks.

figleaf

The Assimilated Negro said...

I don't tug on no heartstrings. G-strings yes. heartstrings. fuck that. TAN ain't no brokeback mountain negro.

I'm down with making ot with all the mamas though. can we do it while the kids watch and ask what mommy's doing with the strange dark man ???

The Un-Apologetic Atheist said...

None stranger than you, TAN!

Couldn't resist. Heh.

ding said...

hey, mabuhay, orange!! we need to get together for a drink - just as soon as i get out of these jammies...