Gut Rumbles

April 27, 2005

big mouth

If nobody else dares to say it, I will. this blog has gone to shit. He links the same people every day over the same stories he's been hammering on for a couple of months now, and it's all stuff nobody gives a shit about. BIG RED LETTERS: "More from Togo!!!!"

Who gives a shit? I don't.

He may be my blogfather, but I got in my REAL father's face a few times when he was acting senile. Maybe GLENN needs to take a few days off. Okay, if you doubt me, just go back and look at how he links to the same people every day.

Kaus? Fuck him, that liberal asswipe. He needs a link from Instapundit like I need an asshole in the middle of my forehead. Ann Althouse? I am not impressed. Jeff Jarvis? I read some of his crap before, and I do not believe that he is highly profound.

I could go on, but I won't because my jealousy is showing. But Glenn's site is turning into that same high-school, "who is cool" society that almost made me quit blogging. If I never hear the name "Hugh Hewett" again, I will die a happy man.

That's MY humble opinion.



So you gave awakened to the threat of MSB?

(Main-stream Blogging)

Reynolds' site is polished, but like most of the tripe emanating from the government, albeit dressed up to fool the proletariat into thinking they are helping us...

He simply echoes the government's party line.

Now let me say something you might not like ...

You have a site with a wide following. You could bring together your political philosophy (sans your allegiance to DC, Bush, and government in general), and actually influence real change.

You are a market anarchist, and you need to get a clue.

Once you do, you will never look back.


Posted by: jb on April 27, 2005 01:28 PM

What?? You have a HUMBLE opinion?? I just can't believe that one! *L* I don't think there is a meek bone in your body,,,

Posted by: Michele on April 27, 2005 01:52 PM

Irony. It's called irony.

Posted by: Desert Cat on April 27, 2005 02:14 PM

I rarely read his blog. When I found out he worked for UT, I stopped right there. I hate the Vols.

Posted by: DaneBramage on April 27, 2005 02:26 PM

He's an ignorant right-wing fool!!!! Of course his blog is terrible.

Don't get me wrong, you're a right-wing nut also, but at least you are somewhat amusing.

Have a good one!


Posted by: Nathan Vance on April 27, 2005 03:20 PM

Right wing?

Is that opposite to "left-wing?"

Most amusing, NV. My guess is you don't have a clue, politically. But that's ok . . . few do.


Posted by: jb on April 27, 2005 03:46 PM

Rob: I care about Togo. You don't have to.

But: "If my blog does not meet your standards, then LOWER YOUR STANDARDS. Who the hell do you think you are, anyway?" :)

On the other hand, if there's stuff you think I'm missing, and ought to be writing about, I'm always open to suggestions. Just email me.

Posted by: Glenn Reynolds on April 27, 2005 03:47 PM

Holy crap, A-man. You didn't just come back. You came back and pissed on the Blogfather. I guess you had a bit of built up vitriol.

Posted by: Adam Lawson on April 27, 2005 04:06 PM

Let's see ... Glenn Reynolds' first post for today was on a topic I included in a post on my blog over 13 hours earlier.

If only my blog didn't suck, I'd have readers.

Including Glenn Reynolds.

And Rob.

Posted by: basil on April 27, 2005 04:15 PM


Nopers . . .just Blog God come down from on high.

Talk about synchronicity!

And all amidst the present revisionism about how the war was fought for democratization, and not WMD's and terrorism.

Remember the absolute insistence about WMD's from everyone --Bush and company? Scott Ritter was right. Now who has the courage to backtrack and admit he was right?

Reynolds is like watching the network news--which now includes FOX. All too predictable, and touting the administration's line like a character in Running Man..

Gave up on him two years ago out of sheer boredom.


Suggestions? Connect the dots, and quit trying to make the dots conform to a pre-arranged pattern.

Posted by: jb on April 27, 2005 04:32 PM

I used to even get answers to my e-mails to Glenn Reynolds. That evaporated about the time he started getting 10,000 e-mails a day.

Posted by: McGehee on April 27, 2005 04:39 PM

JB wrote: Connect the dots, and quit trying to make the dots conform to a pre-arranged pattern.

My irony meter just blew up.

Posted by: McGehee on April 27, 2005 04:40 PM


Check again . . .

It was your logic meter.


Posted by: jb on April 27, 2005 04:43 PM

Geez. Frank J has been trying for years to get Glenn's goat, and Acidman gets his attention with one critical post.

I suppose that means it would be taking a step down to join the Alliance now...

Now I know the Glenn Reynolds quote is supposed to be fake, but you've got a quasi-real one that's a doozey:
Glenn Reynolds-- "Who the hell does Acidman think he is anyway?"

Posted by: Desert Cat on April 27, 2005 04:59 PM

Oh Robert, Dah-ling...

Last MONTH some time, when this dude was in Reader's Got-damned Digest, I mention it in a post.

I also mentioned how unimpressed and BORED he makes me and how much more of a compelling, multi-faceted and INTERESTING writer you are. (Among other things...)

Cat saw it.
And agreed...

If I'm not mistaken, I also alluded to the fact the Reader's Digest had not only missed the boat on this one, but they'd also missed the dock and the water, too.
Kinda ended up with their heads shoved to the shoulders in the sand, they did. ("In the sand", "up their asses"... same thing.)

Shoulda been you they "profiled"...

Posted by: Stevie on April 27, 2005 09:21 PM

I haven't seen much change on his blog.

His style has always been mostly short blurbs with linkage.

Keep in mind, he does also have a full time job and he writes for TechCentralStation among other things.

I read Gut Rumbles for fun and to laugh at an old broken down cracker. I read Instapundit for news and pithy current events comments.

Apples and oranges, all you Rob Smith shoe polishers.

Posted by: rightisright on April 27, 2005 11:35 PM

I kind of figured this sort of thing would happen after the elections. Really, folks, haven't you all noticed that 99% of the blogs out there aren't as interesting as they were from June to November of last year?

It's a slow news cycle, and summer is going to be even worse. Slow news cycles give bloggers the opportunity to blog about things they care about, or are interested in - and like most of life, those aren't necessarily the things readers care about or are interested in.

It's going to be really interesting to see how blogads revenue is affected now that things are returning to blah-de-blah blogworld - Atrios and Kos will have to cut back on the champagne, that's for sure. Glenn, on the other hand (and Rob, if he had them - sign up, pappy!) will probably see only a slight dip in revenue, since their readers come back daily for more than politics.

- Donnie (formerly the Bejus Pundit)

Posted by: Donnie on April 28, 2005 12:20 AM

JB, son, you're the one who thinks a Puerto Rican cabal controls our monetary system.

I mean

Posted by: McGehee on April 28, 2005 09:26 AM

Scott Ritter? WTF?
Last I heard, he was spending the last of his check from Saddam, and back in the Little Boy's Room at Burger King filling condoms (by hand) while visualizing MacCauley Caulkin's bod (circa 'Home Alone').
Good grief

Posted by: Pete the Streak on April 28, 2005 09:33 AM

Hey Fredo,

Stay out of the boat.

Posted by: Mark on April 28, 2005 09:47 AM

Yup, time to join the Alliance:

Posted by: Harvey on April 28, 2005 10:44 AM

You forgot one Rob. Every third post is a gratuitous link to something on Amazon with his affiliate link.

My wife and I play a game. We won't read Glenn for a day or 2 then we'll pull up his site and guess how many posts down from the top is his first Amazon link. (BTW It is presently he's second post)

Don't get me wrong... I use affiliate links to Amazon too. But I only use it when I'd be linking amazon anyway. (like 3 times a year) He uses it every 5 minutes. Ever wonder why he keeps linking expensive digital cameras? Hey if you buy a $1000 camera like his, he gets 60 bucks.

With the rates he charges for advertising you'd think he could give it a rest.

I don't mind the guy trying to make a buck but geeze do you have to be downright tacky about it? Just have the balls to bleg like Sully.

(OK that is the last time I ever write about Sully's balls, I promise)

Posted by: Some Guy on April 28, 2005 10:57 AM

I guess sometimes I am the cool kid, sometimes not.

Posted by: Will Franklin on April 28, 2005 11:45 AM

All the bloggers are drifting, lately.

Posted by: Brett on April 28, 2005 12:55 PM

who the fuck died an made Glenn Reynolds God, only room for one pope and that blowhard damn sure is not it.

Posted by: James Old Guy on April 28, 2005 02:09 PM


My wife and I play a game. We won't read Glenn for a day or 2 then we'll pull up his site and guess how many posts down from the top is his first Amazon link. (BTW It is presently he's second post)

That's a good one ... works well too. Just went to his site and it was the first post!

Posted by: nonamebrand on April 28, 2005 02:40 PM

To the incredibly intense dismay of all

Scott Ritter was right.

Ask Tony Blair.

Too funny

Posted by: jb on May 1, 2005 12:18 AM
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