Not Saussure

December 29, 2006

A little light, and not so light, reading

Filed under: Blogroll — notsaussure @ 11:19 pm

Light blogging at the moment, partly because those rascals in Westminster are in hiding and partly because I’m busy trying to catch up with Westminster Wisdom’s fascinating historical articles on topics like Ivan The Terrible and The Fall of the Roman Empire and following a three-way discussion on matters theological between Alex in In Search of High Places, Ian at Imagined Community and Matt at An Insomniac. I want to pitch into this one, but as soon as I start to draft something, one of the others takes it off into a different direction. None of these would I have found without James Higham’s Blogpower, and I think this sort of discussion between folks both in their and each others’ blogs is one of the things that — I hope — Blogpower helps to develop.

I’m also very pleased to have discovered Fabian Tassano’s Mediocracy, who is, for the next few days at least, helping the government ascertain YOUR views (the widget will only apparently work for the next week or so, so hurry up; you’ll need to enable JavaScript for it to work). He’s also, somewhat mysteriously, promising people their own personal blogging whore in the new year; I may find her very useful, given the results of a little personality test I found at Bel Is Thinking, where there’s also an interesting –well I find it so — discussion of the case of the BNP ballerina.

Bel’s test:

The Keys to Your Heart
You are attracted to those who are unbridled, untrammeled, and free. In love, you feel the most alive when your lover is creative and never lets you feel bored.

You’d like to your lover to think you are stylish and alluring.

You would be forced to break up with someone who was emotional, moody, and difficult to please.

Your ideal relationship is lasting. You want a relationship that looks to the future… one you can grow with.

Your risk of cheating is zero. You care about society and morality. You would never break a commitment.

You think of marriage as something you’ve always wanted… though you haven’t really thought about it.

In this moment, you think of love as something you can get or discard anytime. You’re feeling self centered.

What Are The Keys To Your Heart?

Meanwhile, if this wasn’t sufficiently alarming, I took another quiz over at Andrew Allison’s blog:

You Belong in New Zealand
Good on ya, mate
You’re the best looking one of the bunch
Though you’re often forgotten…
You’re quite proud of who you are

What English Speaking Country Are You?

Not certain what to say that, other than that I’m not going!



  1. Exactly I’m a lurker at the Imagined Community discussion on God at the moment though I’m going to try to catch up- I think you’ve got what blogpower is about though, we are all getting many more good comments and I think the discussion is really interesting.

    Comment by Gracchi — December 29, 2006 @ 11:34 pm

  2. Agrre re blogpower. Most usefula nd helps all of us to form better posts too I think; aware that they are to be read and commented on to a greater extent.

    Myself excluded, my posts are tosh.

    Comment by cityunslicker — December 30, 2006 @ 12:06 am

  3. Crikey! When did you get back? :)

    I have been checking your blog every day. I don’t check for 24 hours and come back to a volume of posts!

    I’d best get reading.

    Comment by Bel — December 30, 2006 @ 2:27 pm

  4. Yes, an interesting analysis of what blogging can do. I’ve been thinking for a while how we can use Blogpower to maximize the benefit for all of us.

    I suppose the main thing is to link to each other[that’s what Technorati likes]but it’s becoming increasingly difficult with the sheer number of blogs.

    Gracchi’s posts really do soak up the reading time and I have to work out a way to save quickly and read at leisure later. Save the page I suppose.

    Comment by james higham — December 30, 2006 @ 8:39 pm

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