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July 2, 2002

Lileks

I’ve been reading through some James Lileks this morning, and again I’m struck by what a flat out good writer this guy is. It seems like I “rediscover” his site every few months, and each time I’m delighted all over again, and I start exploring new nooks and crannies that I hadn’t found the last time. Of particular note is “The Bleat”, his name for his weblog. For me to craft stories like this – because that’s what they really are; not just ‘blog entries, but well-crafted stories – it would take me all day and you’d end up with something not even a quarter as witty. He seems to do it in the spare time between getting home from work and playing with his daughter. Unreal.

The real meat of the site, though, is in his explorations of the timeless past. Dredging up bygone pop culture in The Institute of Official Cheer; beating up on bad comics; and generally cataloging other things created before 1970.

Plan on spending a week or three at this site.