Happy birthday…

… to JSC! Hard to believe, but it’s been a whole year since JSC5 and I started this little corner of intellectual self-aggrandizement . 87 posts later, it hasn’t quite let to the syndicated column writing offers and world fame that we both very reasonably expected, but it’s been very enjoyable nonetheless.

I’m still a little on the fence about the value of blogging, but here’s one very huge benefit that I can safely take away after all this time: when you have a vague idea in your head, the process of trying to write it into a reasonable argument forces you to acknowledge and deal with a lot of inconsistencies that don’t really show themselves while the idea is floating in the ether of your head.

It’s also been nice to have more than one person writing, because at moments when you think the blog is knocking on death’s door, there’s a few people with an incentive to keep it alive. Will it live for another year? Will it achieve fame? Like, years later, when JSC5 is going through Senate confirmation hearings and someone digs it up and uses it to sink his promising political career? Will the long form non-investigative essay go the way of the Dodo? So many questions.

Perhaps most importantly, thanks for following along! As a sign of our never ending gratitude to our pious readers, here are some funnies:






3 Responses to “Happy birthday…”

  1. 1 M May 20, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Well that’s why you don’t attach your names to it, right?

    Still have to go through your Japan post…

    • 2 JSC7 May 20, 2010 at 10:33 pm

      Yeah, but in fairness, it’s not the most opaque disguise, and anyway, I’d probably sell him out in exchange for my own 5 minutes of fame. Or, you know, 5 dollars.

  2. 3 dp May 21, 2010 at 4:13 am

    cats in cabinets, trapped in cabinets

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