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  •  Allegedly not boogers.. (3+ / 0-)

    The story is that the LGF name is some kind of in-joke between the site's creator, Charles Johnson, and some other people (friends? relatives? imaginary friends?) from a time when he was in Japan, but it doesn't refer to boogers and it doesn't refer to drugs, and he refuses to say what it does refer to. Apparently all the LGF'ers have just gone along with the non-story ever since and don't think about the origin much since they've associated the little green football with their "Five Minutes of Hate" fix, and also think they are somehow in on the joke, whatever it is, even though they're not in on the joke. Weird, huh?

    Sadly, I used to read LGF quite a bit from some time in 2004 to mid 2005 when I realized I was only getting one side of the story and that dKos was light-years more reality-based, which is where I prefer to live. The weird thing is that LGF never started as a warblog: Johnson put it up around Feb. 2001, apparently to talk about goofy Internet stuff and bicycling. Then 9/11 happened and changed everything™ and LGF slowly morphed into the #1 Git Yer Five Minutes o' Hate Here® site for any kind of news that puts Muslims, Palestinians, Arabs, and/or liberals in a bad light (or some sort of nefarious association with each other), and then any kind of news that puts Jews and/or Israel in a good light. The thing is that Charles and probably 95% of his readers aren't Jewish, but most seem to have this strong affinity/identity with Jews, because a lot of the LGF'ers have persecution complexes, and they also like to feel they are allying with countries like Israel that they perceive as "fighting the good fight" against the heathen infidel Muslim Ayrabs whom they should ideally be trying to kill more of on their behalf. Sick, huh?

    We're all in this together.

    by Coherent Viewpoint on Thu Dec 14, 2006 at 11:30:17 PM PST

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