Friday, February 09, 2007

Brown Eyes the Bloggers

My life having become meaningless with the death of Anna Nicole, I have nihilistically decided to offer my services to Gordon Brown. American bloggers are being recruited to political campaigns and it should happen here. There is a problem, however, as the Time article makes clear. In joining the John Edwards campaign, Amanda Marcotte, creator of the Pandagon blog, seems to have lost some of her blogtastic authenticity. She is now obliged to self-censor. The freewheeling blog mode does not easily translate into real politics and, as a result, the voters the blogger is supposed to bring on board simply fade away, disgusted with the sell-out. The solution - since you ask, Gordon - is to pay bloggers to carry on doing what they do. So, for example, if you were to pay me, people would say to themselves, 'Oh look, Gordon Brown pays Bryan Appleyard to blog in spite of the fact that Bryan thinks he is a sinister and malevolent individual who would make a catastrophic Prime Minister. We should vote for Gordon, he's clearly caught the blog spirit.' The cheque, I assume, is in the post.

7 comments:

  1. We've seen those reports that Appleyard was holed away last night at home mourning Anna Nicole Smith, but one wonders if he managed to venture out after all.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=434981&in_page_id=1770

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  2. Your link produces a blank page, Sand Storm, so I am puzzled.

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  3. Jeffrey Archer's nude sculptures are stolen!

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  4. Ah, um, quite, you have me there. Jeff even blogged on this - first time in weeks. In the guise of 'Jeff', no relation, I welcomed him back.

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  5. ton amie de PhillyFebruary 09, 2007 5:00 pm

    Nude sculptures of Jeffrey? I wanna see 'em!

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  6. Hmmmm..but by taking money for blogging you would also be compromising the spirit of blogging?

    filthy lucre is deeply subverting.

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  7. The death of Miss Smith is to be regretted. She personified the dream of today's youth. You are right to mourn her, Mr A.

    To marry an ailing billionaire aged 89 and then make off with the proceeds, to the grinding chagrin of the relatives -- pure joy!

    As for Jeffrey's sculptures, Radio Al-Beeb informs us that they have probably already been melted down. How they know this I know not; it is unduly flattering of the artistic sensibilities of the scrap-dealers involved.

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