Thursday, November 24, 2005
I've never seen anything like it before. The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork tries to be offensive, but most of their posts come off as weirdly charming or quirkily cynical. It helps that in spite of starting out with a strident anti-homeschooling stand, they completely recanted and apologized magnificently when Darryl Cobranchi and Chris O'Donnell pointed out the error of their thinking. There aren't many people around who are big enough to do that these days. I guess they appeal to the part of me that appreciates people who can treat the appalling with a sense of humor. As the incomparable Molly Ivins has said, "Sometimes you can either laugh, cry, or throw up; and only one of them is good for you."