Posted On: Thursday - June 25th 2020 4:54PM MST
In Topics:   Websites  Pundits
Due to a recommendation by commenter Federalist, seconded by commenter MBlanc46, I took a look at the Z-Man blog,
I had heard of this guy, but I believe there were a couple of comments by this pundit on threads at unz that I didn't agree with (about Socialism maybe?), so I figured I'd skip his blog. Well, please don't do that folks! (That kind of thing has probably turned a lot of people off from Peak Stupidity, in fact.)
It looks like the Z-Man writes almost daily, with posts that could be called polemics, not statistical or other analysis of the world, the latter of which don't often get us very far anyway. It's some very good writing, from what I've see over a week. I have not tried the podcasts yet. I know that I can read 5 to 8 times faster than listening, even to folks that speak fairly quickly. However, it may be that there is material in the podcasts that isn't on his daily postings.
This guy is a modern-media-savvy, especially compared to Peak Stupidity. He's on this, that, and the other, sources of information, including youtube (for now). I don't know if the Z-man site is a hobby for him, but with all that going on, it seems like perhaps this is his main gig. More power to him on this effort.
Now, my only problem with the site is that the commenters are very good too, both in style and content. WTH? I know, it's just that I have this obsession with finishing comment threads, such as the ones under Steve Sailer and other writers that I like on unz. Well, dang, the Z-man has over 100 to well over 200 comments by his posts as soon as I've seen them, it seems. I read through half of one thread, and see, that's my problem. These were no idiotic back-and-forth insults or historical trivia arguments (the latter such as I'd see back on Takimag, when there were comments). This is good stuff, so I could not blow off the Z-man's comment section as not worth reading.
It would take me 1 to 2 hours, in my estimation, to read through each daily thread. Worse yet, knowing this is Wordpress, so I believe I can get on with little information given as on the Hail-to-You site (also on Wordpress), I'd likely want to comment myself a bunch of times. It's a shame, but I'll really have to limit myself from the Z-man comment threads unless I have hours to kill and no posts to write.
That brings up the only other point of this post. I have some major deal to do over the next 3 days at least for my work, so there may be no posts, or just a video or two, through the weekend, possibly even through Tuesday. I apologize for that, as it's not like there isn't plenty to write about these days, when your specialty is stupidity. You've got the Z-man in the meantime and the world of unz, but please come back. Thanks for reading.
[Updated 06/26:] Oops, Z-man's blog is not ON Wordpress. I looked at the URL too quickly. Yes, as per Newrouter's comment, and others trying to tell me, the site is just on his /wordpress directory. As for the commenting, it is perhaps "powered" (I hate that term, actually, in this context) by wordpress, but I really don't know if that means the comments are held on their servers, and can be censored accordingly. I'm not saying the censorship is harsh yet, but on Mr. Hail's blog, one has to cut out all cusswords.
Anyway, I used the strike-through, so the other comments on this would make sense. Thank you, Newrouter, for pointing out my mistake.