Thursday, October 05, 2006

Top 11 Magazines More Interesting Than The Claremont Review of Books

Powerline is trumpeting the arrival of another issue of the CRB. As a former subscriber, it's hard to describe just how dry, stilted, academic, esoteric, wooden and just downright dull this magazine is. Only a man of Mitch Berg's vast intelligence and background understands what unexplained references to "Clausewitz" mean.

So, I have come up with a list of Top 11 magazines I'd rather read. I didn't make these up, btw. They are all real.

11. American Cake Decorating

10. American Farriers Journal


09. Back In The Bronx

08. Birder's World

07. Fabricating and Metalworking News

06. Ferrets

05. Jewish Woman

04. Newsweek

03. Rental Product News

02. Global Logistics and Supply Chain Strategies

01. Hooked on Crochet!

6 Comments:

Anonymous mberg said...

I'd HOPE I'm not the only person who can explain references to Von Clausewitz, whose "On War" SHOULD be required reading in any credible class on the history of war.

However, JB, it will perhaps surprise you to know I cannot claim to have read it in its original German - merely an English translation. Admitting as much makes me feel somehow cheap and unworthy...

But I'll give ya this, JB - CRB *can be* a brutal read. Although their "Foucaultians Gone Wild" piece two issues ago was a laff riot.

12:34 PM  
Anonymous Koran Flusher said...

Newsweek? Yeah, like there's really a magazine called "Newsweek." Nice try JB.

2:53 PM  
Blogger Eightgun said...

You forgot to mention 2600, the h4x0r magazine with 733t skillz.

7:56 PM  
Blogger WHT said...

like the name of your blog.

Great quote from Garrison Keillor. The man is a comedy genius!

10:10 PM  
Blogger Bike Bubba said...

You had me going until you wrote "Newsweek."

11:50 AM  
Anonymous John F Not Kerry said...

12. Cat Fancy

11:28 AM  

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