Today’s episode of The Bloggers As The Story, Reinvented edition, goes like this…
First, a clip in the Baltimore Sun:
Food for thought
Peter Rukavina, a Web consultant from Canada who’s behind www.reinvented.net, wrote this from Boston:
“There are non-Mcdonalds food options in the entrance of the Media Center. They appear to have cases upon cases of Red Bull. What is Red Bull, anyway? There are also salads, breakfast cereals, and what looks like fruit salad.”
Later yesterday afternoon, Rukavina expressed a broader concern:
“This is not a national town hall meeting; it’s more akin to a televised debutante ball. I’m afraid that politics here in America is so abstracted from reality that it is, in fact, impossible to understand on a level other than the superficial.”
And that, Dube suggests, may be what the bloggers can do best, scratch the surface, but deeply.
Closer to home is Page A17 of today’s National Post where, frighteningly enough, they reprinted (with permission), my Matt Rainnie is the Devil post from yesterday morning. Here’s a screen shot:
What with all my “whacky” coverage of the convention, I think I’m well on my way to becoming the Bill Bramah of the blogosphere. At the very least, I’m a media whore.
I wonder if some are reading this blog as an unintentional Canadian version of Lake Wobegon Days or a version of “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” only Smith is spelled R-u-k-a-v-i-n-a and it takes place in Boston.
I think the better comparison is The Wizard of Oz…in which Peter is Toto.
How about Voltaire’s Candide?
Peter, did you leave Fortress Boston and enter the free speech zone?
In your days there, did you see even one protestor? I guess they kept that lid on pretty tight. Maybe you spent too much time inside the protection of the military complex prison for middle class democrats?
Not enough evisceration for Candide. I think the Wizard of Oz may be the best analogy. Can I be the Tin Man?
Ann Coulter is obviously the Wicked Witch of the West. David Frum and Bill O’Reilly can be flying monkeys.
Peter, I liked your piece on the court case.
Perhaps you should try to adopt some of the graceful and insightful elements of Canada’s most esteemed reporter — Nardwwaur the Human Serviette. Perhaps, as a test of foreign policy prowness, you can question the delegates general knowledge of Canada and probe their Canuck connections.
Or, better yet, ask the question enquiring minds want to know — Coors or Molsen? (I’ll take a Moosehead thank you)
Sorry, that link doesn’t seem to work. Narwar’s web page is located here — www.nardwuar.com