Dwight Garner, newly minted blogger of The New York Times Book Review, apparently has few new ideas on how to blog and is now content to rip off ideas from the blogosphere.
Case in point: “Living With Music”, an egregious ripoff of Largehearted Boy’s Book Notes. This is particularly shameful, because I can tell you that David Gutowski is one of the most generous bloggers around, more than living up to his moniker.
At this rate, I fully expect Garner to unleash The Cat Primero Show, a bold new podcast that offers a counterpart to Sam Tanenhaus’s social ineptitude as “podcast host.”
[UPDATE: Sarah has more observations.]
[UPDATE 2: I have left a comment pointing out the similarities to Book Notes on Garner’s blog. I suspect that the comment will not be approved, but we shall see.]
[UPDATE 3: Yup, Garner has censored my perfectly reasonable comment. Jeff has also been running a few amusing experiments, demonstrating that Garner isn’t interested in any dialogue other than conversational fellatio. That’s too bad. There are far more interesting things that a head can do aside from bobbing up and down on Garner’s cock. Garner also claims that he’s “never seen Largehearted Boy before,” but has promised many future lists. But if that’s the case, why does his post look so similar to a Book Notes entry? Perhaps Mr. Gutowski might want to check his IP address log to see if anyone at the Times has been visiting his site to set the matter straight.]