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September 11th, 2013 - 4:11 pm

I probably shouldn’t bother with this, because it’s either a minor bit of assholery which is best ignored, or it’s an innocent mistake and I’ll look like the ass for bringing it up. But it’s been bugging me since last night, so here’s how Joe Gandelman linked to last night’s drunkblog:

Drunkblogging by Vodka Pundit Stephen Green (who says he invented live blogging)

I feel kind of bad mentioning that The Moderate Voice is also using Tynt, which is the armpit of the internet, but there you go.

Here’s what I actually claimed:

I’m the guy who invented live drunkblogging of political events, so far as I know, sometime in 2003 if memory serves.

I never claimed to have invented liveblogging, but rather a very narrow and limited subset of liveblogging — and then only if my alcohol-impaired knowledge is correct. It’s not a claim to very much, and it’s not a very strong claim, but I guess it’s mine.

Now I figure Joe probably didn’t read my words correctly, and — all’s forgiven. That kind of mistake is easy to make, especially given the pressures of liveblogging, which I totally invented all by myself and you all owe me money for stealing my intellectual property. And in any case, the linkage from a fellow longtime blogger is always appreciated.

But there’s also a chance that Joe was trying to make me look like an ass. [I CLAIM THAT JOE WAS TOTALLY TRYING TO MAKE ME LOOK LIKE AN ASS AND HE ALWAYS WILL BECAUSE HE STOLE LIVEBLOGGING FROM ME WHICH I INVENTED!] And if anyone does want to make me look like an ass, I’d much rather they use things I actually wrote, instead of making stuff up.

There’s plenty to choose from, I assure you.

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I invented live drunk commenting!!!
46 weeks ago
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Joe and the Moderate Voice was about the second or third blog I ever read, and I still have a soft spot in my heart for him.

Dan Gilmore at the Mercury Sun was the first blog I ever read and commented at, circa 1997, and he led me to Joe. I was a commenter at Joe’s for a long time, but eventually, he went a different direction, and I lost track of him.

On the plus side, Joe led me to Dean Esmay, where I was a hardcore commenter for years, and eventually a co-blogger.

Joe has always been a little careless/sloppy/slow, but always pretty kind. So I expect he just misread your line or mistyped his own.
46 weeks ago
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That's my take, too, and it's why I waited so long to post anything at all.
46 weeks ago
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IMO, you responded appropriately, and perfectly in the style of VondkaPundit!
46 weeks ago
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What about those of us who invented live drunk-blogging commenting of political events? In 1993 no less.
46 weeks ago
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Well, you guys are filled with win. Obviously.
46 weeks ago
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The liked the original version, dating drunk blogging to 2013 better. It better fit the spirit of the sentence.
46 weeks ago
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"I’m the guy who invented live drunkblogging of political events, so far as I know, sometime in 2013 if memory serves."

It just flows better.
46 weeks ago
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There's some small chance I was already not sober when I wrote it.

Not an excuse, just an observation.
46 weeks ago
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we know who the real lush is steve, don't worry. i'd boycott him, but i never heard of him so i sorta already am.
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