Thursday, June 19, 2008

Now We Hate Slate

Not just for Mickey Kaus, either. (Look, he's discussing the same baggy pants Muse Megan is!! But she sort of knows what she's talking about. Certainly in comparison to the Mick.) To keep us from losing it (any more than we already have) by only having the L. A. fishwrapper to steal fromcomment on, we subscribe to Slate's "Today's Papers" feature, to know what other giants of the industry are saying. (Giants in question: NYT, WaPo, WSJ & USA Today.) So we figgered we'd subscribe to another of Slate's services, a daily web log round-up. No sooner had we signed up than they stopped sending it; there's just too much hot action in the blog-o-sphere for them to keep up w/, they said. And one other thing they 'll send to your in-box: A daily political piece from their stable of typists. Here is today's in its entirety:
Obamamania: The English language, Barackafied Introducing Obamamania! A new Slate book and a daily dose of Obamaisms. By Chris Wilson Updated Thursday, June 19, 2008, at 2:54 PM ET Since Slate first launched its Encyclopedia Baracktannica in February, more than 800 readers have written in with their own Obamaisms, from "Barack Ness Monster" to "Post-Baracalyptic." The best of these entries, along with Slate's original Obama neologisms, are collected in a new book: Obamamania! The English Language, Barackafied, available June 24. In conjunction with the publication of the book, we will be publishing a new Obamaism every morning and adding it to the Obamamania widget below, which you can add to your Facebook or MySpace profile or Web site. Today's Obamaism: Obamalaise (oh-BAH-ma-LEYZ) n. The emotional hangover resulting from repeatedly watching "Yes We Can" montages. Example: Though they are reluctant to criticize him publicly, aides blame for the increasing Obamalaise in the You Tube-watching demographic.
Slate is very, very lucky this isn't costing Just Another Blog™ any fucking money. Though our time is precious as well.

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