Thursday, May 19, 2005

Summer In Cali

Well, I've been cleared to make this officially blog-known. The folks at Reason were---do I want to sound a note of outrageous arrogance or false modesty, how about both?---charitable enough to recognize real talent, and have given me a job as the Burton C. Gray Memorial Intern for 2005. Whew. Beginning around the second week of June, aside from the behind the scenes magazine work that nobody outside ever sees, I'll be writing for Reason online, doing small pieces in the print magazine (and bigger ones, time permitting), and contributing to the magazine's blog, Hit & Run.

Depending on how things shake out, this could lead to a big uptick in traffic for good ol' FW. And, if the Yale bloggers still exist---aside from the ever-expanding notDelino Deshields crew, who seem to think they'll do just fine without their own boardwalk, Dan Munz, who's already made it, and Josh Eidelson, whom I love from afar but might not have much to say to the Reasonoids---(Hello? Actual God? Actual Rod? Kingspawn, I knew Spielberg's Jewish too, what else? That girl? Are blogs dead?!!!?), then it could be the big blog-time for them too. Now, nothing's certain, but it can't be a bad thing that the potential audience for FW will expand by at least 5000x, maybe is pretty much the gold standard for the online edition of a political magazine. (Hey, same goes for honorary members of the Yaleosphere like Evan and Nostradamus.)

The other upshot of this is, if you're going to be in LA over the summer, let me know and we'll go smoke sometime or something.


At 12:55 PM, Blogger Josh Eidelson said...

Some of my best friends (and objects of secret affection from afar) are Reasonoids...

At 5:13 PM, Blogger Dan said...

What does "without their own boardwalk" mean? It's eating me up inside!

At 5:37 PM, Blogger Nostradamus said...

I think he's referring to proposition 1019 of the New Haven Board of Blogophobic Sociopaths, which proposes that Dan Munz be, quite literally, uprooted. It seems that the committee has found that such boardwalks as Dan Munz generally encourage delinquency and drug-use among minors, and despite the tourist dollars brought in by the numerous rides and attractions affixed to Dan Munz, the committee feels the benefits out-weight the potential loss of tourist income.

At 5:39 PM, Blogger Nostradamus said...

And by the way, isn't "Death/Media Incarnate" a Yale Blog? I mean, I know I'm not a Yale Student, but I am an ancillary employee. Doesn't that count for something? Doesn't it, God damn it, doesn't it?

At 6:28 PM, Blogger the actual rod said...

Don't italicize my name.


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