The blogosphere is overloaded with folks that write about pretty much whatever pops into their head at the keyboard. What makes Radosh.net stand out is that the guy at the keyboard Daniel Radosh knows how to write. Radosh, an editor at The Week and a regular contributor to the New Yorker, can write quite comfortably about the silliest things imaginable, obsessing over the likes of Huckapoo and Lindsay Lohan. At the same time, he can go serious, at times, even crusading. In 2004, he disputed the accuracy of a New York Times Magazine article about sexual slavery, prompting the threat of a lawsuit. Radosh's blog runs a weekly Anti-Caption Contest, in which he solicits the worse possible captions for New Yorker cartoons. And his PowerPoint Anthology of Literature is a classic bit that's frequently ripped off by others. Slide #1 of Radosh's PowerPoint version of Hamlet begins: Option One: To be. Pros: Nobler in mind. Cons: Slings. Arrows.
Sample Radosh Post: Here's the thing about Eliot Spitzer puns...if you just go with something blindingly obvious like "Spitzer swallows" and "a huge blow to his career" then for crying out loud don't follow that with "All snark aside, my thoughts and prayers go out to his daughtersI think they are teenagersand his wife." It just makes you look like a sanctimonious douchebag who probably has some buried skeletons of his own. Probably involving teenagers.