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August 1, 2002

Sinister minister Brian Linse is putting together a directory of left-leaning blogs. This is the kind of project that will lead to a wave of arguing about categories—I can spot a couple of people on Brian’s list who probably don’t consider themselves “left” in any meaningful way—but I suspect it’s a good idea nonetheless. Understand, my political views are subtle, complex, galactic in scope, and transcend such petty categories as “left” and “right,” and in this I am utterly different from all the other hidebound, lockstep, and ideologically doctrinaire voices in blogdom. Also, I am Marie of Rumania. [07:56 AM]
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Chris Quinones ::: (view all by) ::: August 01, 2002, 11:00 AM:

Marie of Rumania.

Christopher Hatton (being unusually surreal even for me) ::: (view all by) ::: August 01, 2002, 12:41 PM:

Rats, you appear to have corrected it.

But wouldn't it be harder to be Maria of Romania, or whatever? I mean, it's just barely possible that you could be Marie of Rumania, if she were frozen cryogenically, and given a sex change and a false past right before I met you, and everyone who claims they knew you way back when is in on the conspiracy, or maybe Marie was swapped in with no one the wiser, and has been living Patrick's life this whole time, while the REAL PNH is being held incommunicado in a secret monastery in Tibet, which is also the hideout of the Tibetan Illuminati, who are planning world domination through yoga.

But someone who never existed? That's impossible.

Matthew Yglesias ::: (view all by) ::: August 01, 2002, 04:22 PM:

That's an eerily accurate description of my political views as well.

Iain J Coleman ::: (view all by) ::: August 01, 2002, 07:54 PM:

There's a lot of us about. Perhaps we should form a party?

Chris Quinones ::: (view all by) ::: August 01, 2002, 08:29 PM:

Now my earlier comment just looks dopey after reading your post. Thanks a lot, Patrick!

Avram ::: (view all by) ::: August 01, 2002, 10:08 PM:

Me, I've transcended left-right and am mapping political views on an ana-kata axis, 'cause it's so much more stfnal that way.

Matt McIrvin ::: (view all by) ::: August 02, 2002, 06:35 PM:

How do you KNOW there was no Maria of Romania?

That's just what they want you to think. Unless THAT's just what they want you to think. Unless THAT's just what they want you to think.