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On the move!

Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Friday, September 13, 2002


Chris Taylor's Daily Blah finds an example of American exceptionalism at its most, well, uh, exceptional.

American exceptionalism: America is the greatest in all areas. Everything is irrelevant until America discovers it. Once America experiences someting, then it exists. Somehow, things being American just give them a greater intrinsic value. It's wrapped up in with isolationism and jingoism, and is part of the stereotype that the rest of the world has about the Ugly American. Etc etc etc.

Don't get me wrong, America is a great land... but there's more than one great country in this world. I ind of like Canada, myself. Then again, I live here. Many Americans do their damndest to disprove the Ugly American stereotype. Good for them -- unfortunately, they can't help their fellows.

Check out the Daily Blah for his thoughts... and check back there semi-regularly. It may be the key to your success as a human being.
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