Ed note: In one's desire to make this space popular, I might have taken Mencken's aphorism (paraphrased) 'no one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American people' a little too far. Ironically, an addage that is completely absurd as applied to the activity of blogging considering there is not a brass farthing in it for 99% of its participants. In any case, this blog (when operating at all), as of late, has trafficked in mostly the lowest-brow of material. And it shows (see comment section). And it bores me. The choice is clear: either quit blogging or start blogging about subjects with a bit more gravitas and interest to me. As I move into more contemplative areas (think piece on the Ronson sisters, anyone?), I'd appreciate some feedback. Thanks. Of course, my ultimate goal in life is still to write a gossip column (all that slimy peddling of dirt. Mmm… Delicious) -- just not an unoriginal one.