Sunday, January 30, 2005
# Posted 1:18 AM by Ariel David Adesnik
It also turns out that Mr. Yglesias is the number one Matthew on the entire web. If you do a Google search just for Matthew, Mr. Yglesias shows up at both #1 and #3, with Matthew Shephard coming in at #7 and the best-selling author of the Gospel of Matthew coming in at a lowly 25.
Oh, and in case you weren't sure, I am the #1 Adesnik on the web. Coming at #7 is a post from Chez Nadezhda entitled "Further Proof That David Adesnik is the Worst OxBlogger." Suffice it to say, that is far from the worst thing I've been called.
UPDATE: This Google thing is a lot of fun. It turns out that my esteemed colleague is the #1 Chafetz on the web, beating out Randall C. Chafetz, Senior Vice President of Mitsubishi Securities, prominent artist Sid Chafetz, and legendary Jewish sage Israel Meir Ha-Cohen Kagan, aka the Chafetz Chaim.
Now, the news on the Patrick front isn't so interesting, but my other esteemed colleague has hit #38 on the Belton chart, behind the #1 ranked city of Belton (MO), the #2 ranked city of Belton (TX), manufacturing giant Belton Industries (#8) and that financial powerhouse the Bank of Belton (#10).
I guess the lesson here is that if you want to be famous on the internet, you should have an obscure Semitic name. Anyhow, PB is the #1 Patrick Belton on the web, although the other Patrick Belton has his own entry in the Internet Movie Data Base. In case you were curious, he has starred in thought-provoking films such as It Happened in a Bungalow and Under the Bus. Mr. Belton also had a small role as "College Kid #1" in episode 4.5 of Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
UPDATE: On a more serious note, check out Mr. Yglesias' post about setting expectations for tomorrow's (today's) vote in Iraq. I think Matt is right that the NYT and others are setting themselves up for a fall by speculating that low turnout and low voter enthusiasm are real possibilities (Sunni Arabs excepted).
If you want to be a more serious sort of cynic, you have to adopt the Yglesias approach of stating that
The real question to be asking is: Even if the election goes well as a procedural matter tomorrow, what good will it do?Funny, I recall Sen. Kerry hinting at something similar.
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