creator of Entertainment Weekly, creator of the Daily Stern, and inventor of the word Blook, jarvis’s the buzzmachine is one of my favorite blogs and one of my daily reads.
i like the buzzmachine because jeff blogs the way you should: often, in detail, with links, and with good analysis.
i like that he has comments and keeps his stats public.
i like that he tries not to say fuck because his kids read his blog,
but sometimes he says fuck anyway
and i like that even better.
whats great about his comments is that he proves that even if you get 12,000 hits a day that doesnt mean that you will get a ton of comments, and those that you get wont neccisarilly be all that intelligent.
it makes me grateful that even though i get less than ten percent of his hits, i get on average more comments and most of them are more-enlightening.
i would like to see a few more pictures on jeffs blog. i would like to see him talk a little more about why he likes Howard Stern. and i would like him to encourage his commentors to write better comments and quit hiding behind fake email addresses.
i would also like to see him get a sit down interview with Stern and publish it on his blog.
other than that, i think the blogosphere is grateful for his centrist views on politics, and his hands-on opinions on technology.
and no one has covered the Stern vs FCC battle in greater detail, and for that we should all give him praise on his birthday.
as 9/11 was the impetus for many “warbloggers” to find their nitche, i might say that jeff found his when Howard was dropped by Clear Channel several months back.
and today mr. jarvis is 50…
i remember my 50th birthday…
WWII was in full swing and i was helping the cause by collecting nylons from the ladies in the neighborhood.
the cubs had assembled a mighty fine team and movies cost two cents.
ah the good old days.