About [Popehat.com], by Ken White

About [Popehat.com], by Ken White

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About

Established in April 2005, Popehat is a group blog founded by members of the forum at a now sadly defunct gaming website known as Gone Gold. Since its founding, the site has suffered from both benign and malevolent neglect. Its contributors have numbered from only one to as many as eight, depending on interest and free time. Among the few constants during the years of Popehat's existence have been its founder, Ken White, and his associate blogger Ezra.

Over the years the site has undergone many changes in focus and appearance. This, for instance, is what Popehat looked like in February 2006:

Naturally, the views of one author do not necessarily reflect the views of any other. Indeed, sometimes acrimonious arguments break out in comments, though these may in fact be fake altercations, staged for our own amusement at the reader's expense.

Since a number of Popehat's authors are attorneys, work in closely related fields, or have strong interests in politics, law is also a relative constant in the site's focus. Nevertheless, though it may seem to be at times, this is not a "law blog" as such. Ultimately, the subject of Popehat is whatever the author of a given post wishes to discuss, aided by a good community of readers and commenters, whose thoughts and feedback are greatly appreciated.

Another, perhaps regrettable yet constant focus at Popehat is what we'll call, for lack of a better term, "Geek culture". The oddest author at Popehat is, as of this writing, forty years old, and grew up watching science fiction television, reading science fiction and fantasy, playing role-playing and computer games, and in general setting himself up for a lot of pain before he wised up and learned to behave like a non-geek, at least in public. Other authors probably have similar stories.

We do receive questions about the name. The name "Popehat" derives from an inside joke not particularly funny to those not in the know. It is in no way intended to mock, disparage, or praise the Roman Catholic Church or its pontiff, a subject on which we remain officially agnostic.

Finally, we occasionally blog about products, such as films, music, books, and food. All products were donated to us by their authors and distributors. They paid us copious sums of money to write favorable reviews, and we complied. As a result, we're rich! Consequences, schmonsequences, as long as we're rich.

You may reach us by emailing ken [at] popehat [dot] com, or by registering for our forum.

Believe it or not, some of us actually have jobs. Our employers have nothing whatsoever to do with this site. The views, rants, and tequila hallucinations uttered here do not represent the views of our employers and/or secure psychiatric facilities. Also, nothing on this blog is meant to give you legal advice. Seriously. Apparently we have to tell some of you that.
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Re: About [Popehat.com], by Ken White

Postby admin » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:55 am

Our Blogrolling Policy

by Popehat.com

January 2009

We maintain a generous, and liberal, blogrolling policy even though most of us are neither generous nor liberal. We're anarchists, monarchists, or social democrats.

That said, we enjoy the flattery that comes when other people link to us. If you have a blog, we assume that you're in it for the narcissism as well. We're happy to act as your mirror, so long as you allow us the same privilege, and you have a site which meets our exacting standards (non-splog, non-porn, more than twenty posts, updated more than once every thirty days) that you think might be of interest to someone reading this blog.

Our blogroll contains two arbitrary categories: bloggers, and adoption blogs. "Bloggers" is self-explanatory. Ken, who is interested in the subject of international adoption and writes about it occasionally, maintains the "Adoption blogs" category. A former category, "Friends," consisted of fellow travelers, hobbyists, and people we know, actually or in the internet sense, who may or may not have been bloggers. That category was folded up and removed, because it implied two things which may have been untrue: that we weren't "friends" in the internet sense with others on our blogroll (sometimes we are), or that our "friends" were more "little buddies," whose sites we linked out of a sense of obligation. Nothing could have been further from the truth. Each site on our blogroll stands, lives, or dies on its own merits.

If you wish to join that company, bear in mind that we feel free to speak our minds about anything. If you're looking for a link to your daughter's "Bratz"-collecting blog, do you really want to receive traffic from the people who come here to read about law, theism, Hegelian idealism, crime, or cannibal zombies and the destruction they wreak, destruction that can only be ended by killing the brain so the body will die? And we're mild-mannered men compared to some of our readers, who cuss like sailors.

If so, send an email to ken at popehat dot com, and we'll be happy to add you in return for a reciprocal blogroll link.
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Re: About [Popehat.com], by Ken White

Postby admin » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:57 am

Bloggers, by Popehat.com

Agitator
Allergic to Bull
Ancient Gaming Noob
Angry Asian Man
Arizona Patent Attorney
Artful Writer
As IF Times
Associate's Mind
Atomic Nerds
Baroque Potion
Bayou Renaissance Man
Beacon Bulletin
Beartoons
Billy Ockham
Blawg Review
Blckdgrd
Bleeding Heart Libertarians
Blog On The Run
Books Bikes Boomsticks
Boston PI Lawyer Blog
Bruce on Games
Charon QC
Chasing Truth, Catching Hell
Cheap Signals
Citizen Media Law Project
ClarkCountyCriminalCops
Complex Litigator
Consumer Law & Policy Blog
Coyote Blog
Cranial Hyperossification
Crazy.Beautiful.Life
Crime and Federalism
Crime In The Suites
Curious Business
Curmudgeon Central
Daily Pundit
Defending People
Defrosting Cold Cases
Dispatches From TJICistan
Dubious Quality
Due Diligence
Eric Turkewitz
Finem Respice
For What It's Worth
Fort Ephemera
FTC Beat
Gamso For The Defense
Georgia Criminal Appellate Law Blog
Gormogons!
Gwinn In MN
Hawthorne Street
incipit vita nova
Infamy or Praise
Injustice Everywhere
Intermediate Java
Iowahawk
Jackass Letters
John Hochfelder
Jon Swift
Juvenile Justice Blog
Kids Prefer Cheese
Kill Ten Rats
Koehler Law Blog
La La How The Life Goes On
League of Ordinary Gentlemen
Legal Satyricon
Liberty Papers
Likelihood of Confusion
Litigation And Trial
Lost and Found
Lowering the Bar
Marfdrat
Mininerd
Orange Politics
Overlawyered
Pagan Temple
Patterico's Pontifications
Paul Cutler
People v. State
Periscope Depth
Philly Law Blog
Prison Movement
Probable Cause
Prosecutor's Discretion
Public Defender / Gideon's Trumpet
Rambling Beach Cat
Random Scrub
Religion Clause
Rolling Doughnut
RougBlog
Rune Under Water
Say Uncle
Schneier on Security
SCOV Law
Shooting a Fly
Shout Bits
Shylock Holmes
Simple Justice
Siouxsie Law
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
Something Better To Do
South Bend Seven
South Florida Lawyers
Space For Commerce
Spatial Orientation
Tempe Criminal Defense
The Criminal Lawyer
The Honest Courtesan
The Legal Watchdog
This 'n That
Throatpunch
Tremble the Devil
Unwashed Advocate
Velvet Revolution
Veteran Psychiatrist
Volokh Conspiracy
Whipped Cream Difficulties
White Rock Kitchens
Who Is Your Lawyer?
Wil Wheaton
Windypundit
WoPSR
Young Hip & Conservative
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