Tuesday, March 30, 2004
So this is what the Internet is like
Just had DSL installed on the home laptop (though now I have to go and get a wireless router for Nick’s and Janet’s computers). That’s right, friends, Romans, countrymen, I’ve spent the past three months blogging from a 56K modem dialup. Like playing ice hockey in sneakers. Or, as George Williams once said, like sucking air through a cocktail straw.
So much for item number five on my plan for world domination by 2009. (No, I’m not going to tell you what item six is.) And with my brand new blogging powers, I hereby direct one and all to Eric Alterman’s latest column, the one that concludes,
The far-right smear machine is saying: We will do anything--up to and including McCarthyite attacks on 9/11 widows and orphans--to insure victory in November. We are on the cusp of something extremely ugly in 2004.
By the pricking of my thumbs, something extremely ugly this way comes. Paid for by Bush/Macbeth 2004.