Friday, January 8, 2010

A Message for Conor Friedersdorf

I would just like to thank Conor Friedersdorf for the following:

Wow, I didn't realize that this site still exists. What a curious and cowardly species of person who labors on in obscurity for years on end ranting against a blogger who, FYI, no one is forcing you to read! The unwillingness to do so under your own name speaks volumes.
Sage advice, friend. Taken to heart. Perhaps we might reciprocate, Conor Friedersdorf?

For, let me advise you that no one forces you to google "Conor Friedersdorf" EVERY FRACKING DAY and then come to any blogs saying negative things and post your Conor Friedersdorf wisdom. We know, Conor Friedersdorf, that is hard to have unrequited love, but compensating by being overly defensive of the amores who'd not have you back (Conor Friedersdorf and Megan McArdle) on obscure blogs for years on end doesn't seem like the best way to go about life, Conor Friedersdorf.

So thanks for your visit, Conor Friedersdorf. We hope to see Conor Friedersdorf again sometime soon.

Sincerely,
Conor Friedersdorf

brad adds:

I'd like to apologize to the blogger/writer/renaissance man we have repeatedly misidentified here as Conor Friedersdorf. His name, of course, is actually Conor Freihofer. Not Conor Friedersdorf, Conor Freihofer. Ask him about his cookies.

And neither Conor Friedersdorf, Conor Freihofer, nor myself are Ann Althouse, at least to my knowledge.

10 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

No Conor Friedersdorf tag???

This will make it harder for fans to find out about the latest Conor Friedersdorf news and events.
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M. Bouffant said...

In all fairness, the guy w/ the fake name did link to
Conor Friedersdorf's item, so it's probably more a case of Conor Friedersdorf obsessively monitoring Conor Friedersdorf's hits & Conor Friedersdorf's links than self-Googling Conor Friedersdorf all day & all night & all afternoon ...

In this case. Maybe.

Sincerely, Con 2Da F!

M. Bouffant said...

Someone doesn't think Conor Friedersdorf did such a good job.

Downpuppy said...

Back when CF fisted the Atlantic Ideas issue on the world, I looked into his ouvre:

Fluffing Limbaugh:
http://www.theamericanscene.com/2009/05/12/no-one-on-the-corner-has-swagger-like-rush

Partnering Suderman (yes, the McArdle connection is deep):

http://www.theamericanscene.com/2009/02/27/substance-matters

If we can take out the nest, Conor Friedersdorf will definitely be incinerated. Or at least forced to get a real job. That Ideas blog was a total bomb.

Downpuppy said...

(cont) I was one of about 3 people to read the ting, including

http://ideas.theatlantic.com/2009/06/worst_idea_ever_4.php

Wherein Conor Friedersdorf didn't even bother to read the crap he was pimping, such as the Chinese attempt to get writable names.

Susan was the one who spotted CF:

http://agonyin8fits.blogspot.com/2009/06/welcome-wagon.html

NutellaonToast said...

Oh shit, I forgot about the ideas thing. Was that like a onetime issue, or a regular feature that got canceled?

Downpuppy said...

It was connected to the issue they ran last summer. I think it ran about as scheduled. Mostly got no interest - I couldn't tell whether that was because it was undigested food or because The Atlantic never bothered to give it any links on their main pages.

NutellaonToast said...

I remember one of us fisking and "idea" or two. They were bad even for Teh Atlantik

Susan of Texas said...

Their last brilliant idea was to eliminate teaching schools and certificates and hire Teach For America or other alternate certificate types. Those teachers don't last long--they didn't go to Princeton to teach at an inner city school for 15 years at 45,000/year. They mostly consider themselves future leaders.

Of course the goal is to hand over education to private industry.

Another Kiwi said...

They don't make Conor Friedersdorf's like they used to.
My dad had a Conor Friedersdorf that his dad had given him and as far as I now it's still ploughing furrows like it used to, in toothpaste mines.