Unqualified Offerings clues us in, and reminds us that we would be a better and a happier person if we read Oxblog regularly in the original, and not just in the clippings package:
Unqualified Offerings : David Adesnik writes the ur-TNR article:
At this point, the author pulls out a deck of cards and picks one at random. If the card is a ten or lower, the author concludes that the Democrats are right, but not for the reason given by some senator from Massachusetts. If the author draws a face card, he thinks to himself, "I must agree with the Republicans for no apparent reason in order to show that I'm open-minded." If the author draws an ace, it means that his thirtieth birthday is approaching and it's time to either go back to grad school or work for McKinsey.
Yes, I get the irony of David Adesnik writing this. It's still funny cause it's true!
Speaking of Oxblog, Patrick Belton is doing some very good reporting from the West Bank.