17 Sep 2003 mrorganic   » (Journeyer)

I used to enjoy MetaFilter. It was a place where you could see some truly offbeat and interesting stuff -- kind of like MemePool, only even more esoteric. But ever since George W. Bush became president, the site might as well be called IHateBushFilter, and the tenor of the discussion has turned shrill enough to drive away even fans of The Nation.

Too bad. But there's always Fark, which is both funnier and more interesting. And let's not forget James Lileks, whose Institute of Official Cheer is a wonderful way to burn up a lazy afternoon.

(When did the Left become so shrill and humorless, by the way? Even Al Franken can't seem to crack a decent political joke anymore; he's just as bitter and pissy as the rest of them.)

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