little man, what now: a blog of some cleverness
September 27, 2006
Despite the incoherence of the title, I hope you have gathered at least that this posting has something to do with a blog, in particular one by the name of “Little man, what now.” I came across LMWN (as I shall call it) quite recently in a Google search for reviews of the second series of Ricky Gervais’ show Extras (see theirs here, and mine here) and, it being the only other review I could find, spent a few minutes reading it and several of their other postings.
In short, it’s delightful: funny, British (aren’t those two terms synonymous?), and written with equal measures of clarity and intelligence. Maintained by a gentleman named Charles Pooter (a fantastic name), LMWN’s focus is spread across a wide range of areas, not unlike mr_wizard, including pieces on British television, politics, technology, the aforementioned Extras reviews, and a smattering of other semi-newsworthy–and certainly blogworthy–topics.
Mildly pretentious (that’s a compliment, coming from me) and full of high-(and low-) brow humor, LMWN is a blog that I can certainly learn something from, especially when it comes to making mr_wizard more…mr_wizard-like. And by that I mean more like LMWN.
So, read it and be enlightened. I certainly am.
Update: It has been brought to my attention that LMWN was actually started by Messrs. Hoffman, Corrigan, and Oates, though Mr. Pooter has been, as he says, “posting a lot of random nonsense recently.” I hope that clears a few things up.
–D. S. W.