MoDo quotes Leon Wieseltier of the New Republic saying:
“The Internet is like closing time at a blue-collar bar in Boston. Everyone’s drunk and ugly and they’re going to pass out in a few minutes.”
I get the drunk and ugly part and I understand why the patrons of the bar in Boston might be ready to pass out, but why are bloggers ready to pass out? I thought about this all day yesterday, but I still don’t get it.
Someone’s started a contest:
The reader who completes the phrase “The New Republic is like ______” with the most amusing line wins a free PBR at Solly’s on U Street.
All I can think of is I may be drunk but tomorrow I will be sober, but the New Republic will always be the magazine that endorsed Joe Lieberman for president in 2004.