January 11, 2006

You've Got Questions. I've Got an Answer

Hootsbuddy notes that "Gerard Vanderleun is up to something." And he is, indeed, correct.

At present, and for the immediate future, I've taken a position as Editor-in-Chief for Pajamas Media.

As Maynard G. Krebs would say: "WORK!?!!" Oh well, it keeps me in champagne and skittles.

It's an amazing team to work with and, with a host of new projects being built backstage at Pajamas, an immensely interesting task. From time to time, I can be seen in the brief posts at that site as "PJM in Seattle," but the posts seen at the page now are, I can say, only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. The roster of affiliated blogs built by Pajamas also gives me the chance to work with some of the most significant writers and minds of this new medium; a resource I am hoping to tap in a host of new ways as we go forward into the elections of this year and the braver, newer world that lies beyond.

I promise that I will be writing here again soon, if not at my former rate, but with, I hope, better quality. For now, however, just working with my colleagues at Pajamas is taking much of my time and energy.

And, yes, I am posting this in my pajamas.

Posted by Vanderleun at January 11, 2006 8:49 PM
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Congrats are in order, I presume? Sorry, I confess to Jones-ing for your posts, but have been able to survive on the postings from blogs pointed out on these pages. Every day, read; every day, learn...

Posted by: Gnawbone Jack at June 10, 2006 7:03 AM

This is absolutely terrific. Congratulations to Pajamas Media.

Posted by: Maggie45 at June 10, 2006 7:37 AM

I am looking forward to your influence at Pajamas Media. I followed closely the birth of PJM and given the talent gathered, have felt that it never quite lived up to the hype. Maybe it was just my hope that it would immediately take the new media world by storm that left me a little disappointed.
Seeing that frog eyed idiot Zuniga appoint himself the new Democratic king maker at Yearly Kos has given me hope that perhaps once again the Dems will snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and marginalize themselves to the extent that many will say "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it any more!" and will then come on over to PJM with those of us that have already had it with both parties and see what you all are up to.
You've got my attention.

Posted by: anybodyinpoulsbo at June 10, 2006 9:20 AM

This is great! Pajamas Media gets better and better.

Posted by: Charles at June 10, 2006 10:22 AM

Excellent!
Excellent!
Excellent!
Congratulations...and thanks for the link.

Keep churning your archive. There is enough there to keep new readers happy a long time.
Those of us who have read something before will enjoy the re-run and still anticipate new pearls as they come along.

Posted by: Hootsbuddy at June 10, 2006 10:38 AM

Ah ha! This accounts for the sudden escalation in the wit department at Pajamas. This is the way to run circles around the lumbering, slow-witted MSM. Smarter, faster, hipper, wittier, better writing and more substance. Soon the MSMistry of Truth won't have a legacy to stand on.

Posted by: Gagdad Bob at June 10, 2006 11:11 AM

What? The MSM has let another treasure slip out of their big studios and into comfy pajamas?

Better proof could never be devised that they are indeed idiots of the most comprehensive sort. Someday the confluence of this event with the demotion of Couric to the Anchor Chair will be seen as no accident.

GO GO GO GERARD!

Posted by: AskMom at June 10, 2006 2:09 PM

Gerard Vanderleun and Pajamas Media. That's gonna kink somebody's knickers.

Posted by: Alan Kellogg at June 10, 2006 2:16 PM

This is great news indeed--I cannot think of a more qualified candidate for this esteemed position--which may be faint praise indeed, since I can't think of any other candidates, qualified or not, for such a position. But I'm sure you're the best, regardless.

Seriously, though, I anticipate a major quality uptick at PJM as a result. Congratulations--and go treat yourself to a brand new pair of pajamas...

Posted by: Dr Bob at June 10, 2006 4:09 PM

One set of pajamas for another?

;)

PJM has legs now.

Posted by: red river at June 11, 2006 8:50 AM

At last, I have a reason to look into the whole PJM phenomenon. Until now, it was ephemera.

Posted by: Stoney at June 12, 2006 3:26 AM

CONGRATS!!

I've already got the Pajamas Media RSS feed importing into my forum (along side American Digest, American Spectator, Winds of Change, Opinion Journal, and Villainous Company). My members and I are eagerly looking forward to seeing your influence there.

Top of the world, huh Gerard? We all knew you had it in you.

Posted by: ChatterBox at June 13, 2006 5:29 AM

And, yes, I am posting this in my pajamas.

Would you be willing to describe the pattern thereupon? Maybe we should have to guess. I'm going with the Grateful Dead teddy bear, laying dead on the ground with a spear sticking out of it.

Posted by: Uncle Mikey at June 13, 2006 5:45 AM

Oooo I love this thread, Uncle Mikey. What pajamas are most suitable for our most or least favorite bloggers and other personalities? We stipulate of course that less than full cover-up is not in the spirit, and try to express through design, fabric and color the essence of the pajama wearer.

I can start by admitting that one of my own favorite pairs is a flannel sock monkey print in Williamsburg Blue. I see Ace in black silk with crossed swords embroidered all over. DailyKos of course wears Hello Kitty in noxious lime green to help him be in touch with his lickspittle gay-friendly little girl vulnerabilities. Neo, maybe some patriotic red white and blue plaid flannel, so impossible for a good liberal Jewish Girl and so right for her now.

I'm not brave enough to put forth any ideas about Gerard here on his own turf. Except to note that Winston Churchill wore a fabulous imperial burgundy wool robe of classic design and stately proportions, with hand turned corded edges and silk lining, and that if writing were pajamas......

Posted by: AskMom at June 13, 2006 5:26 PM

Throw Russia and China into the mix of unknown factors and the plot thickens.
Excellent article.

Posted by: Ben USN (Ret) at June 15, 2006 3:32 AM

Thanks for the compliments. But it is, as you know, a team effort.

Posted by: Vanderleun at June 17, 2006 9:05 PM