This is not a blog. This is some kind of website with news articles powered by a content management system that is optimized for blogs. Sorry, Skepchick, you’re just the best example.
This is a blog. It’s got an archive on the right, no blogroll, but that’s not that important, though I do like them, and it has a title, then a headline followed by the text. Then, you know what happens when you scroll down? More headlines and more text.
And another thing!
How have we let blogs be taken over by corporations and large companies? Even “new” internet companies like Gawker and Cnet and stuff are bloated and shit. Blogs should be personal. And some personal blogs, like Phil Plait’s Bad Astronomy, are now run by magazines! Eugh! Internet, what’s happened to you?
Come on, dudes.
I’d forgotten that this show existed. I loved the first two series, and hence, I’m pretty upset with myself for missing series three…particularly because they addressed one of my favourite subjects:
So, James May came out with a skeptical perspective, as expected by me, though he has, in the past, said some dubious things. Far from even entertaining seriously that there might be a Loch Ness monster, they accept that most of the photographs are hoaxes. While this is probably not true, and most of the photos are misidentifications, it’s a warranted opinion that there isn’t a monster in Loch Ness. All the evidence is consistent with there being no monster, even if there is, which is a possibility.
So, because they think that the Loch Ness monster photos are hoaxes, and they bring lots of money to the area around the Loch, they decided to do the same with Skegness, a resort town in England.
They created a needlessly elaborate contraption to film and hopefully put online to create a stir. And it did. It even hit the Daily Mail.
Fantastic. This news is two weeks old, I think.