Anatomy of a Blog

A scholarly study of a day's rants at Ace of Spades, one of the more conspicuously drooling froth-monsters of the bloggy right. Money quote:

The blogosphere is a gold mine for writers. I don't mean you can make a ton of money doing this -- I mean it in a figurative sense, which is the only sense in which most writers, online or off, will ever see much gold of any sort. That is, you can observe certain human behaviors under glass -- the glass of your monitor, in this case -- in much the same way Ibsen used to observe the behaviors of that scorpion her kept in a beer mug on his desk.

Let us follow the tail-swishings of one Ace O. Spades ...

Mr. Fish, let me introduce you to Mr Barrel.