August 10, 2013

Well, The Thought Was There

Bill Whittle, whose videos I link to frequently, does a very interesting podcast called The Stratosphere Lounge in which he takes questions and holds forth on a wide range of eclectic topics ranging from film to space travel to politics to history. He builds his shows around questions submitted via Facebook in a brief window before the podcast.

Well this weeks show included a question from a viewer about anime. Mr. Whittle expounded for a few minutes on why anime is not his cup of tea. This disquisition however, quickly dovetailed into glowing praise for someone who does not share his opinion on the medium. According to Mr Whittle, someone named 'Steven Den Beste' is brilliant, insightful, inspiring and ALWAYS RIGHT. Mr. Whittle spent several minutes talking about how important Mr. Den Beste's USS Clueless was in the early days of the blogosphere and what a joy it is to read the  editorials Steven still occasionally does.  After this genuinely heartfelt tribute, Whittle directed his anime attuned listeners to Mr. Den Beste's "Anime Manga...HENTAI..That's the word I'm looking for.. Hentai blog Chizumatic"

....because Steven Den Beste is just the cat's meow and if you're into that hentai stuff Chizumatic is where to find it!

While Mr. Whittle did mention as an aside that he wasn't entirely clear on the meanings of Manga, Anime & Hentai, I suspect that Steven's incoming search terms will be amusing for a bit.

UPDATE: Just to clarify: Hentai is pr0n. Chizumatic is not a hentai blog. The caption is in jest..

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1 Heh, I wonder if SDB will have anything to say about the acknowledgement of his hentai blog...

Posted by: Siergen at Sat Aug 10 16:24:03 2013 (Ao4Kw)

2 The Stratosphere Lounge is one of the few things that might entice me to set up enough shell stuff to create a Facebook account.

I can't remember where I went first when I started following blogs, but Eject^3 was a big one early on.  It's a shame what it has turned into through neglect. (Tens of thousands of SEO "comments")

Posted by: Mauser at Sat Aug 10 19:34:23 2013 (TJ7ih)

3 That's a bit embarassing... (blush)

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Sat Aug 10 20:28:08 2013 (+rSRq)

4 Back in those early days, someone said that Bill Whittle was Captain Kirk and SDB was Mister Spock.

Posted by: muon at Sun Aug 11 01:19:50 2013 (jFJid)

5 I always remembered how he referred to visiting the old blog was like going under the Krell Mind Machine.

(I downloaded the archive once, but I never went completely through it.)

Posted by: Mauser at Sun Aug 11 06:34:02 2013 (TJ7ih)

6 Apparently my Grammar skills are weak at 4:30 in the morning.

Posted by: Mauser at Sun Aug 11 06:34:55 2013 (TJ7ih)

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