Fun With History

FUN WITH HISTORY….What are the five best blog posts of all time? Brad DeLong lists his five nominees here, and Dan Drezner lists his here.

But today, D at Lawyers, Guns and Money has a post up about Kim DuToit’s 2003 classic “The Pussification of the Western Male,” and it strikes me that maybe we also need a list of the five worst blog posts of all time. Or maybe even ten.

I don’t really have the memory for this kind of thing, so what do you say, commenters? The nominees, I think, shouldn’t simply be the stupidest or most objectionable posts of all time, but should have a certain heft to them. Something where the author is really, seriously striving to make an especially moronic point. Trawling through Donald Luskin’s archives would probably yield some paydirt. Or, for example, I recall an old Steven den Beste post where he spent a couple thousand words concluding that, yes, we could kick France’s ass if it came to a shooting war. That’s the kind of thing we’re after.

Nominees?

(And no, there’s really no need to nominate anything I’ve written, thankyouverymuch.)

UPDATE: Here are a few nominees, starting with the two I mentioned in the post and adding some from comments:

  1. Kim du Toit: “The Pussification of the Western Male.”

  2. Steven Den Beste: “More French speculation.” Or maybe Steven Den Beste: “It’s the waiting that wears.” (You’ll have to cut and paste the URLs if you want to read the posts. Den Beste doesn’t allow links from this site, and I can’t say that I blame him, really.)

  3. Michelle Malkin: “The Defeatocrats Cheer.”

  4. John Hinderaker: “A man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius.”

  5. Jonah Goldberg: “ATTN: SUPERDOME RESIDENTS….grow gills….”

  6. Hugh Hewitt: “I’m sitting in the Empire State Building.” (Not actually a blog post, granted, but who cares?)

Nominations are still open, of course.