It’s a good news/bad news kind of day. The good news is that I am Philly Future’s new featured blogger; my reign of terror begins today with an interview in which I pontificate about the significance of weblogs. Thanks to the Philly Future team!
The bad news is, of course, that our beloved South Eastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) is on strike, resulting in a chorus of expletives from immobilized people across the region. Luckily, it turns out that I can leverage my new featured blogger powers and contribute to the strike’s finger-pointing and general mayhem. Last week, Forbes Magazine published a scathing article titled Attack of the Blogs. According to this guy Daniel Lyons,”web logs are the prized platform of an online lynch mob spouting liberty but spewing lies, libel and invective.”
So: bloggers are lazy and mean and can spread vicious rumors across the Internet with the click of a button. Excellent. So here’s the list, in order of importance, of the forces behind Philadelphia’s current mass transit brouhaha:
- The Liberal Media
- Death Cab for Cutie
- Michael Nutter
- That guy in front of Wawa.
There you have it, so let the spewing and lynching begin (if you’re not too tired from walking to the nearest regional rail station).
By the way, sorry if you bought into the SEPTA token scheme that I proposed earlier this year. The current value of your investment is approximately $0.00–my bad.