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Shocking news! Atrios, evidently fearing the possibility of new FEC regulations that could impinge upon his freedom to support and solicit donations to political candidates, has discontinued his famous "Eschaton" blog. It's not as bad as it sounds, though:  he has redesignated it an "Online Magazine of News, Commentary, and Editorial."

There's more below the fold:

In light of Eschaton's new status as a magazine, Atrios has announced certain changes:

Just to warn people that the new format necessitates a few changes around here. First, I'm going to add the WWWA news ticker to make sure we all keep abreast of the latest developments on missing white women everywhere. Second, there will be no more bad news about the war. It's all good in Iraq, and if you disagree you're undermining and a traitor. Third, a lot more TomKat coverage. TomKat is what the nation wants to hear about, and since every other news, commentary, and editorial outlet is doing TomKat watch, so must we do it here. Fourth, sharks bitches! SHARKS! Fifth, I plan on doing an entire issue entitled "The Internet Transforms Modern Life," because I've got quite a scoop about that. Sixth, I plan to begin a series about how Leprechauns will save Social Security as long as we add private accounts. Seventh, Lou Dobbs will write an occasional column entitled "The Brown Menace." Eighth, a regular feature will promote books containing known falsehoods. Ninth, John Tierney will occasionally guest blog edit the magazine for a semi-regular "proof women are shit" edition. And, finally, number 10, Mallard Filmore will be the daily comic because there's nothing funnier than a duck reading John Stossel transcripts.

Originally posted to Frederick on Wed Jun 29, 2005 at 08:49 PM PDT.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Blogging is so passé anyway (none)
    Magging is what's in.  We are all maggers now.

    KISS -- Keep It Simple, Stupid! :-D

    by Viktor on Wed Jun 29, 2005 at 08:53:04 PM PDT

  •  Oh I do hope. . . (none)
    that he will carry Tucker Carlson's new blog!


    "When minds are once aroused, they are not easily appeased." -- Voltaire

    by Valtin on Wed Jun 29, 2005 at 09:11:37 PM PDT

  •  Heh heh (none)
    Life is going well for Atrios since he reinvented himself:

    Since I ceased being a blogger an hour or so ago and became the publisher/editor/chief political correspondent/cat photographer/scifi critic/media critic/missing persons expert/blogger ethics expert/janitor for an exciting new online magazine, my life has truly been transformed. I discovered, in my coupon clipping box, a deed for a 6000 sq. ft. Nantucket cabin. I've been to 17 parties hosted by the charming and delightful Sally Quinn. I've played Bridge with Nedra Pickler, and twister with Candy Crowley and Jeff Greenfield. I've convened 38 panels on blogger ethics, something I never managed to do when I was actually a blogger. My debut appearance on Meet the Press will happen this Sunday, where I will be given the opportunity to weigh in on the topics of "Bush or Christ - Who best to worship this Sunday?" and "The Democrats - Traitors or Losers or Both?"
  •  Ummm... (none)
    so what is TomKat?

    "Computer. End holographic program...Computer? Computer?"

    by kredwyn on Wed Jun 29, 2005 at 10:54:35 PM PDT

    •  LOL (none)
      Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.  Another one you might want to make note of is "Brangelina," for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

      Yeah, I'm honestly stupider for knowing that, and now you are too.  


      KISS -- Keep It Simple, Stupid! :-D

      by Viktor on Wed Jun 29, 2005 at 11:45:55 PM PDT

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