It's A Smaller World After All... It's a Smaller, Smaller....

So it's 12:53 AM here, and I'm heading up to bed, and I realized: I didn't link to you. Forgot the HTML. Well, what are the chances he'll have seen it . . . go to bed, do it in the morning. But some odd stab of conscience compelled me to get out the laptop and add the proper code. Then I check the link and read this.

I repeat: cool world.

Posted by Lileks at February 10, 2005 10:59 PM

And no matter what, Lileks MUST run!

Posted by Any A. Mouse at February 11, 2005 5:41 AM

It really IS a cool world.

I read both Lileks and Vanderleun everyday...and I get to toss in my two cents as if I'm a part of it all. I feel like a half-assed version of Forrest Gump standing around with my hands in my pockets while history is being made.

Someday, in some far-off future these entries will be in the Smithsonian just like Mark Twain's and H.L. Mencken's personal papers.

And some 14 year old bald macrencephalic museum-goer wearing a unisex jumpsuit will ask:

"What was it like when giants like Lileks, Vanderleun and Emperor Grumph walked the Earth?"

Posted by Mumblix Grumph at February 11, 2005 6:08 AM

I'm hoping it was 500 of these lawn signs. Though maybe they're what made his publisher so upset, what with him writing for Hummel Fancier Magazine and all...

Posted by Duane at February 11, 2005 7:51 AM

Psssst..... ix-nay on the enate-say or we'll have to ill-kay ou-yay.

Posted by Gerard Van Der Leun at February 11, 2005 9:18 AM

Yeah, forget that Senate nonsense. Lileks/Van Der Leun in 2008!

Posted by Pat Berry at February 11, 2005 9:25 AM

The cool part about this is the multi-levels of participation. There's the uber-clever level such as VDL and Lileks trading quips over their private/public sites, there's the level of us taking it all in awe and finally there's the level where us spectator/participants can trade all this with other insiders. It's still a pretty small world of people that I know who are part of all of this. In the past you never knew about Madison and Jefferson's 1,250+ letters regarding political matters such as the formation of the Constitution until years after the fact.

Posted by phil g at February 11, 2005 12:33 PM

Izzat Martyn B. from Caniuckistan? Clever boy.

Keeps bad company.

Posted by spongeworthy at February 11, 2005 12:38 PM

Lileks for FCC chairman

Sign the petition

Posted by chris at February 11, 2005 1:55 PM

Lileks for President.

Posted by Eric Blair at February 11, 2005 9:57 PM

Lileks for Strib Opinion Editor.

Posted by Uffda Phil C. at February 12, 2005 9:00 PM