Link Love

Posted By on February 29, 2008

Or
“‘E’ for Excellent”

.: Both Rick and Anonymoustache bestowed the same honor upon me earlier this week, and I’d be remiss in my duties as a blogger if I didn’t express my gratitude by perpetuating this meme. I must say I don’t read that many other blogs that aren’t already well known, and most of those are on the ScienceBlogs network. Still, finding 10 blogs to praise can’t be that hard, can it?

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Rationally Speaking
.: Massimo Pigliucci wrote an online monthly column for a couple years, and I was lucky enough to find them hosted on a website which wasn’t blocked by my company’s web filter. Now he maintains a slightly more informal blog, but if you’re interested he’s just released a pdf of every Rationally Speaking column.

Vegetables Are Friends
.: Only a few posts in, but already addicting. If you ever run across people who refuse to eat vegetables, point them to this blog — it’s written by one of them, but one who recognizes their deficiency and is working to correct it (though they might not word it exactly like that). It’s actually run by a friend of mine whose name I cannot reveal, because, “when vegetablesarefriends takes off and becomes the new ‘it’ blog, I do want to maintain some anonymity.”

bbstucco
.: This one might be a bad choice, since the author announced he won’t be updating as often. That said, there is a wealth of great posts by this man. The Time I Almost Got Laid is a good place to start.

The Bronze Dog
.: Worth it for the Doggerel series alone. “Welcome back to ‘Doggerel,’ where I ramble on about words and phrases that are misused, abused, or just plain meaningless.” Indeed. There’s always at least one doggerel entry on the main page.

Skeptico
.: If you read Pretty Soon… and aren’t immediately impressed, you’ll probably not like this blog.

perotheus
.: The man has a word-a-lizer, what more could you want?

Overwhelming Evidence
.: This one might seem like an odd choice, but bear with me. Yes, it’s run by arch-cdesign proponentsist Bill Dembski, and one of the moderators is my unofficial nemesis, the unteachable Sam Chen. Sure, Denyse O’Leary has turned the site into a incestuous link farm of stupidity. And yeah, they banned me for having the temerity to correct Chen’s egregious quotemines. All of these are valid reasons to eschew this dark, sticky pit of internet stupidity. So why give it an ‘E’ for Excellence? I happen to know four or five of the regular bloggers are actually dedicated parodists. I’d post some samples of their writings, but that’d give the game away, wouldn’t it? If you can’t find them, don’t fret — neither can the moderators.

.: Dang, I still have three blogs left, don’t I? I really need to pick up on this internet thing. Who should I read, Internet?

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