Ed Driscoll

"Leonard Bernstein's Weekly Black Panther Fondue & Twister Parties"

Speaking of Iowahawk, I know I’m really late to this one, but his take on the history of the New York Times is a scream:

In New York, Scrappy Local Newspaper Struggles For Survival

Read the whole thing, and prepare to laugh out loud.

Unless your name is Arthur O. “Pinch” Sulzberger Jr., Jerome “Poke” Sulzberger, Norbert “Slap” Sulzberger, Richard “Thwack” Sulzberger, Leonard “Spank” Sulzberger, or Harriet “Wedgie” Sulzberger-Smith.

Update: Nice related quote from The Blogfather:

Any time you start to doubt yourself, and wonder if you’re fit for the big leagues of American thought and opinion, you can just read The Times and be thankful that the standards of the big leagues aren’t so high.

Heh, to coin a phrase.