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April 13, 2006

Someone Who Does Things

Jake Lowen, a community youth organizer in Kansas, has just started an interesting _lo_ including video and audio. It will probably be 10,000 times more compelling than most _log_, because unlike many of us, he actually leaves his house and does things that matter. I've sometimes thought the only way politics will change in America is if progressives are forced to stop yammering and do real work. Or at least maintain a 1/10 or lower yammer/work ratio.

His first entry introducing himself is here. There's also a great snippet of one of the kids he works with appearing on Fox to talk about their campaign to force schools to disclose their policies on tasering students.

Posted at April 13, 2006 11:30 AM | TrackBack

I believe the canonically accepted obfuscation is bleeeaaaarrrgghh.

Posted by: saurabh at April 13, 2006 01:59 PM

If you can figure out how to say it, I'd like _l_g. _lo_ reminds me of J-Lo and Gello and Lo! Yonder Star!

The reason _I_ used to hate the accepted term was b/c it reminded me of both bog and balrog. But now balrog seems like it might appropriate.

But I too have adopted Blarrrrrggh, purely from rhinocratic influence.

Posted by: Saheli at April 13, 2006 05:10 PM

Ha! He links to TR! Probably an English major fellow alumni-us of the fabled alma mater.

One of my girls tells me that the current name for a half-black half-brown kid at her high school is Blackxican. A half-white half-brown kid is called a Whitexican. (We have a lot of race and ethnic mixing here on the hot border). The names were apparently coined by a teacher of advanced English in her attempt to show that language is a living thing, unlike the Constitution, according to the mafiosi Nino.

A close reading of the initial _lo_ offering shows that Mr. Lowen probably majored in English, with a minor in either spelling or typing, delicately put. Inhabitants of academia have long held that English majors are of mixed provenance. It is clear that Mr. Lowen is therefore a STUTTSXICAN.

That said, he is surely doing the work of the Lord.

Posted by: Jesus B. Ochoa at April 13, 2006 06:47 PM

Yea yea yea. This is exactly why I shouldn't hang out with you guys. Damn you Jon for assembling a rag-tag group of intellectual miscreants, any which of whom could point out my numerous grammatical and spelling errors.

Truth be told, I have found my Stutts education to be alienating. People just don't like to be around me when they know I am better than them, so I intentionally pretend to be only partially literate to win friends. I call it the "W strategery".

I'm off to edit my site now.

Posted by: Jake at April 13, 2006 10:55 PM