Tuesday, March 29, 2005

From the Department of Everyone Taking Themselves Entirely Too Seriously comes the laff riot of the year!

It all started when the obnoxious Gay-In-Name-Only blogger GayPatriot [sic] took an obnoxious swipe at obnoxious uber-outer Mike Rogers, prompting Rogers to allegedly call GayPatriot's [sic] boss and threaten a boycott of whatever the boss produces. Or maybe not. It all sort of depends on who you believe.

In any event, in short order GayPatriot [sic] was out of the blogging business -- although not before denouncing potential violence to Rogers and John Aravosis -- leaving only GayPatriotWest [sic] to issue the 'no comments' and work the name brand. In the meantime, the bitchslaps and finger-pointing spread like wildfire across the Land O' Blogs, where some of the closest allies of gay rights -- such as National Review's The Corner (home of Derbyshire) and Little Green Footballs (which seems to be some sort of cultish Jeff Guckert fan club) -- weighed in, while yet another blog claimed to have been murderized by Rogers. And speaking of Rogers, he was suddenly spending weeks each day commenting on every blog that mentioned the controversy. Including Rich Tafel's, which makes me think that Mike Rogers is either obsessively thorough or just plain obsessive, because who reads Rich Tafel's blog?

So why am I telling you this? Well, first of all, because I think you should know. More importantly, though, have you seen the amount of comments this slap-fest has generated? The traffic is out of control, and I want a piece of it. Unfortunately, I'll be probably be neglected as usual. Alas... too many houses, not enough pox.

Instead I think I'll pop some popcorn and pull up a chair. They have not yet wrung all the fun out of this. I figure the battle still has a few more days of life in it.

Carry on, gentlemen.

UPDATE: This post was written 23 hours before Blogger decided to let me post it. Man, Blogger annoys me sometimes...