Yes, THE tODD.
Sweet! This means even more time spent staring at yellow-wrapped partial construction! Thanks, neighborhood activists! Do you think we can keep this project partially built ... forever? Oh, a guy can dream!
See, now I'm starting to think that everyone who had been lambasting Paul Constant for not writing anything original was sorely mistaken.
I'd just like to know why this post was laid out like it was. I came to it after two updates had been posted, and I had to scroll to the bottom to find the original post. Then I had to scroll all the way to the top to find the first update. The second update was placed between the other two parts. You guys got something against linear narrative?
I mean, I just don't see a respectable journalism outfit like the Mercury going after tawdry celebrity news. How does that make sense?
Huh, it got 18 comments (and counting) over on Slog.
MonkeyBeat, you seem to have forgotten one key thing: no one will have sex with someone wearing Google Glasses. The chances are, somehow, even smaller if that person insists on correcting everyone by saying, "No, it's Google *Glass*!"
Humph, maybe you didn't notice, but no one's complaining about Dan's column. Because, you know, it's a nationally syndicated column. You kind of expect to see it repeated verbatim in many outlets.
But aside from the column, Savage's posts here (and Paul Constant's, too) are the equivalent of those radio stations that pretend to be local but are actually large swaths of robo-fare punctuated with just enough pre-recorded bits aimed at the local market to make you feel like there's a human involved who lives somewhere in your city.
This is made all the more apparent when the post has as its thesis "OMG, you guys, this story is so very like [insert local city's name here before posting]!"
But surely it hasn't escaped your notice that Savage's copy-and-paste Blogtown posts aren't exactly increasing pageviews here. The 16 comments on this post (almost none of which are actually a reaction to Dan's post itself) are the most a Savage post has gotten in at least a month -- most of his posts get 1 or 0 comments.
Compare that to, say, the 43 comments that Dan's "We See Christ's Love Most Clearly When Men Fuck Women" post got on Slog (the same post got 1 comment on Blogtown).
Fine, maybe comments aren't your favorite metric for popularity (it's all I can see). Maybe you hate the comment system (but not enough to remove it, because pageviews).
But still. The robo-posts from Seattle affiliates, by and large, suck. Is there really no one in Portland who can write two sentences and add a link?
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