PLACE YOUR BETS….The OxBlog guys

PLACE YOUR BETS….The OxBlog guys are running a pool on when the bombing starts in Iraq, but I have a more interesting bet: how long will Daniel Davies keep up his intention to mock and summarize every post that Steven Den Beste writes? Keep in mind that he has to actually read them in order to do this.

I give him a couple of weeks. I believe he has seriously overestimated his own stamina and underestimated Den Beste’s. But it should be fun while it lasts.

UPDATE: Apparently Den Beste is now linking back to DD’s mocking commentaries. I can’t quite tell if this indicates a hitherto obscured sense of humor, or a desire to get his entire fan base to flood DD with ranting emails. There will be more to this, I’m sure.

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