Incite -- (v) 1: give an incentive; 2: provoke or stir up; "incite a riot"; 3: urge on; cause to act
Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Bonfire of the Vanities, #54
Written by: Beck

Welcome to the web's 54th edition of the Bonfire of the Vanities, the weekly roundup of self-appointed rubbish from the blogosphere. Submissions seem to pretty much cover the entire spectrum of rubbish. Some lean towards the humorous-but-completely-off-topic-and-inappropriate post, others are more of the it-seemed-funny-in-my-head variety. Then there are a few of my favorite species of rubbish, the post which was clearly written under the influence of one or more chemical substances. I leave it to you to decide which are which.

In the mean time, my thanks go to Kevin at Wizbang for all the work over the past year to maintain the BotV. Also, I want every single one of you who reads this to bookmark INCITE, add it to your blogrolls, link people to this post, and visit here daily. Hey, I'm sorry it has to be this way, but I didn't make the rules, I'm just following them. And now, on with the bonfire (yes, that's an outhouse on the top):

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Starting off in no particular order, Aaron the Liberal Slayer of Aaron's Rantblog submits a recent foray into Photoshop depicting the Dem's Magical Misery Tour. My favorite song from the album you ask? "Moore is a Walrus," of course.

Eric of Classical Values presents an eminently bonfire worthy post about, well, hair. Warning: post includes pun.

Susie of Practical Penumbra, afflicted by a common blogger ailment--the unnatural fear of allowing a single day to go by without an update on their site--fills the dark hole in her soul with... roughly two lines of fairly random text. You have to admire her spirit though: she does manage to work in a reference to her breasts. High marks for effort!

Feste at Foolsblog presents the worst marketing idea since New Coke. I was impressed--Feste dug back to May 20 to find something Bonfire-worthy.

Sean at The American Mind posts about his all-American 4th of July celebration which, frankly, I can't find anything wrong with.

Brian of Musings from Brian (blogspot warning: scroll to Discriminating Taste) ponders the wisdom of athlete becoming vintners.

Wake Me Up On Judgment Day offers one of those occasions where bloggers suddenly decide that all of their readers want to know about what's going on with their bodily functions.

What more can you want beyond joking about candidate's names, discussing the magic of average call times, and daily diary style stream of conscious comments? Sneakeasy's Joint has it all.

Dodgeblogium offers the best tips I've seen yet for thunderstorm safety.

Uncensored Blog Madness lives up to its name, in the post Irony of the Year.

Can a photoshop at the expense of a politician ever be a bad thing? That was rhetorical. The Everlasting Phelps offers up their latest work.

Bryan confronts his household electronics, various tools, and some vegetation--meeting with decidedly mixed success--over at Spare Change.

When I first saw this article on Fark I recall fighting a very strong urge to toss up a blog post about it. Snooze Button Dreams was not as strong as I.

The Smarter Cop fnord presents yet another pictorial documenting the romantic overtones of Kerry & Edwards torrid campaign. Can a campaign even be torrid?

Last of the entries in this week's Bonfire, King of Fools presents his design for a stop sign which the UN can use. Sure, it's not that profound, but it takes potshots at both the French and the UN, so it's worth reading as far as I'm concerned.

That's it for Bonfire of the Vanities #54. Next week's bonfire will be hosted at Practical Penumbra (beware of pirate kittens). For further info, see Wizbang's Bonfire of the Vanities archives. Now remember your assignments. Bookmark. Blogroll. Link. Visit daily. That will be all, you are now dismissed.

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