Monday, September 03, 2012

Charles Murray on Coming Apart

Gone with the wind

Yet another blog I used to peruse in the Aughties but kinda sorta forgot about was Winds Of Change. I saw it in the blogroll of another old blog I clicked over to today, and saw that it's been silent for a year, a switch to WordPress apparently having been stillborn.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

As Gone As The Nose On Patrick's Face

Patrick from Spongebob Squarepants, that is.

The Nose On Your Face blog stalled, sputtered, and has now apparently been discontinued for good. Islamic Rage Boy was a fun internet meme while he lasted--I even got tricked into thinking that it was really him on the cover of Newsweek one time. But now TNOYF is seemingly at one with Patio Pundit, Happy Fun Pundit, and other conservative satire sites of the early Aughties blog era. *sniff*

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Scouring Corante for content

Corante is one of those collective blogs which I used to frequent a lot in the past, but gradually drifted away from. Now it seems to be yet another half-dead pundit farm (I seem to be using that term a lot lately). You have to use the drop window on the front page to get to the pages with fresh content--which amounts to only about half of the listed categories. If the webmaster would feature the new content prominently on the front page, they could spare themselves the annoyance of being written up at blogs like this.

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Monday, September 13, 2010

The Absent American

I thought about Orson Scott Card the other day, for the first time in a long while. After 9/11 and during the run-up to the Iraq war, his column was a must-read for anti-jihadists like me. Now that the fury of the early Aughties has dissipated, under the weight of the events since then, I've gone back to The Ornery American to look around. He's still posting, his "weekly" column appearing very irregularly now, every few months. The "guest essays" section has had no fresh meat for more than two years. A community carries on, behind the registration wall in the forum, looks like The Ornery American is now just another mostly dead pundit farm.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

True Slant slips away

Liberal pundit ranch True Slant is calling it quits, with many of them relocating to that progressive powerhouse, Forbes.

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Monday, July 19, 2010

No new Counterknowledge...

A good though irregular skeptical blog, Counterknowledge, has been quiet since last September. It may have only ever been a promotion tool for Damian Thompson's book of the same name, but it's still a bit sad to see a candle of reason wink out.

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Last Call for Korean Rum Diary

A drunken young Scot taught English and edited a magazine in South Korea for a couple of years, while blogging his deep disgust with the natives. He's now succumbed to whatsthepoint-itis, and is closing up the blog. He dealt out some well done invective at times, even though my experience with Koreans was much more positive than his.

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Auf Wiedersehen to David's Medienkritik

Over the past half decade or so, David's Medienkritik was a good porthole into the anti-American mindset prevalent in the German media. Now, apparently he's feeling talked out, and suffering from reallife-itis. So, so long, and thanks for all the Fisch, Dave!

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A terrific Korea humor blog is shutting up shop

Darn. This was a hysterical blog, which originated from a Twitter feed, mocking the Konglish that is rife among official South Korean websites. His/her farewell post is good, so maybe there are seeds of a more straightforward blog in there. The name of it is @koreangov, which Blogger won't let me put into the title or tags.

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Thursday, October 01, 2009


The other day I thought of NZPundit for the first time in years. I used to drop in from time to time, for a New Zealand take on national affairs. Clicking through now, I see that he moved onto Wordpress, and has been quiet for a year now. Eh, well...

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Saturday, September 05, 2009

Protein Wisdom--still no Jeff

Jeff Goldstein has completely lost interest in Protein Wisdom, but can't seem to just pull the plug. So an ever-dwindling band of guest-bloggers carries on, with Jeff surfacing every few weeks--months, really--to hit up his readership for financial support. I wish he'd just have a going away party and then invite us all to his next big project.

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Korean blogs

I've been enjoying surfing the blogs of expats in Korea since I got back from my trip this summer. But, since so many of them are only there for a short time, and are too busy to blog regularly, a lot of them in lists like these are dead.

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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Bummed By Gravity

My favorite Canadian blog has gone dark. Bound By Gravity was my window into, well, whatever Andrew Anderson was up to, there in his Frozen North igloo. I was his first commenter, in fact. Now I come back, after a prolonged absence, and find a falcon image. Andy, couldn't you even have left the archives up, dude? Soar in peace, anyway.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Protein Wisdom: Jeff Goldstein's still in the meat space

I was a guest blogger at Protein Wisdom for much of this past autumn and winter. Jeff finally made noises like he was resuming control, and so I made a modest farewell and went back into the comments. But, he left us with the keys to the place, and so I like the others have resumed posting our wannabe spew alongside his pearls of warped wit.

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Waiting for the advent of the New Advent blog

I discovered The New Advent Blog over at the online Catholic Encylopedia last autumn. And what happened? What always happens: the proprietors are now offline on an around-the-world bike hike, or some damn thing. *sigh*

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Saturday, November 04, 2006

So long to The New Pantagruel

The self-styled Rabelaisian journal out in the Midwest is closing up shop. I hope they leave their archive up, as it made for a lot of rewarding reading, too rich to glom in a single cursory surf-by.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

One Gone Korea Blog

One Free Korea, which was an extremely handy group blog in these nuclear times, is dissolving back into its original individual components. Darn; just when I had finally updated my bookmarks, too.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Paul At Wizbang Quits

The tale end of a blogosphere spat ends with Paul at Wizbangblog quitting.

I've frequented Wizbang for a long time, since before Paul joined Kevin there. (For some unfathomable reason, I always got Wizbang mixed up with Balloon Juice, dunno why...) So I'm sad to see a flamewar with Ace cause Paul to resign his post. I haven't seen anything like it since Steven Den Beste quit, because he got tired of being crapped at by his commenters.

Best in future endeavors, anyway....

Monday, June 12, 2006

Where's That Liberal Media Gone?

...and speaking of Patterico, his media watchdog project That Liberal Media seems to have gone dormant. I know it isn't for lack of material...

A Sign of the "Times"

Matt Welch trades in his pajamas for khakis and button-downs. His was one of the first blogs I frequented after I first discovered the blogosphere, (via Instapundit, who in turn I discovered via Opinion Journal's Best of the Web.) In praising the wide-open frontier of the blogs back in 2001, he modestly does not claim a share of having created that thrill hissownself. But he did, at least for me.

I'll have more to say about this over on my "real" blog, Atlanta ROFTERS, later. For now, let's just hope Matt can stay on Patterico's good side. Internecine warfare is an ugly thing...

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

No Hands Blogging

Donald Sensing falls victim to creeping real-life-itis. Drat. Click here for my encomium of his fine blog.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Bye bye, Blaster...

Blaster was a fairly high profile warblogger who has now gone dark, apparently. Back in November, after a year of fitful blogging, he announced a new, improved blog. He posted a few times and then quit again, anyway. I guess he's fallen victim to the by now familiar bind of all bloggers: Leisure, Inspiration, Employment: Pick any two. Well, I hope he's still in good standing at his job. Be kind of ironic if his employer went to the nuclear option on him, wouldn't it?

Sunday, February 05, 2006

DailyBlitz OneMoTime

Jheka over at The Daily Blitz hung up his cleats back at Christmas, I just found out. He popped back to weigh in on the Danish cartoon flap, but he says he's still "really" gone.

Never fear, though. Like me, he's easily found in comment boards all over the dextro-sphere.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Eject-Eject-Eject Back On Target

Bill Whittle went dark for the longest time, but he came up for air recently. Something about a movie script. I hope he posts more often. He's the WOT's premiere cheerleader, and we need him.

Friday, December 09, 2005

ASV = A Sizeable Void

Well, after all these years, Michele Catalano finally pulled the plug on A Small Victory. I'll miss her chemistry with Allah, and her absolutely laying on the lash on despicable frauds like Micah Wright. She was one of the first female blogs I frequented with any regularity, and ...well...


Let's just say goodbye...

Closing up the barbie down under

There wasn't enough grilling humor to sustain this Australian barbeque blog for more than a month. But what a four week wonder it was...

Monday, December 05, 2005

Tal G. in Jerusalem

Tal G. in Jerusalem seems to have given up on his blog. His was the first Israeli blog I frequented, during the awful suicide bombing campaign of 2000-2002. Hope he's okay!

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Bound By Gravity, and Work, and Family, and...

Well, this is a sad post to compose. I went over to the Canadian blog Bound By Gravity to get the inside scoop on the fall of Canada's ruling parliamentary government, and darned if Andrew isn't on hiatus. Good luck with the reconfig, Andrew!

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Ken Layne

Ken Layne was one of the first bloggers I encountered when I first started exploring blogs. I think I discovered him via Instapundit or Matt Welch or Tim Blair. His blog is now gone, so far as I can tell, and he just has a couple of links to his two CDs. Thanks for the free ice cream, Ken; it was nice while it lasted.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Cutting out Cut On The Bias

Cut On The Bias, one of the first female-led blogs I frequented when I first started exploring blogs, is switching off. Some foo-fraw about needing more time for RL concerns like a doctorate or somethin'....

Where's Froggy?

I hadn't checked in on The Dissident Frogman in a while, so I was disappointed to see that he hasn't posted since January. Pity; I was looking forward to seeing his take on the rioting and arson by muslim youths in Sein-Saint-Denis in France.


A kind soul at LGF told me that he is now blogging at No Parasan. Thanks, and silly me.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Dead and Gone Pundit

Happy Fun Pundit was one of the first blogs I bookmarked, once I discovered the blogosphere. It's been fizzled out and gone for a long time. Sad. Thanks for all the laughs, guys.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Civilization still calls

What kind of blogger would manage to land a prestigious slot, and quit after only one post?

Sunday, October 02, 2005

O Allah Where Art Thou?

Retired blogger Allah kept a vestigial blogspot presence after he took his main site down several months ago. He posted to it once a fortnight or so, in between commenting on everyone else's blog.

So this evening I went over to see what if anything was new, and was startled to discover that he's apparently gone, because it is now a cheesecake link farm, masquerading as a personal blog. Pretty sneaky, spammers.

Bad netizen. No link.

Red Six to be Deep Sixed?

Well this is certainly sad if it turns out to be true. Dauntless tanker Neil Prakash is probably going to take down his blog, due to operational security static. His site is home to some of the best first-person battlefield bloggage of the entire Iraq conflict, especially the bits from Fallujah. If any stray reader of mine sees this in time, click through without delay and save, save, save! His story deserves to be spread far & wide.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Carnival of Hurricane Relief

Instapundit's list of hurricane relief is duly posted here.

My advice is to give money, and lots of it, to the charity of your choice. They know what they need, and right at this moment they probably don't need many warm body volunteers. The time for in-kind donations and work camp church expeditions will come later.