This Way Mr Peabody


When I was writing yesterday’s post I got to thinking of some long gone blogs and there are beaucoup. Some I really miss. Others I don’t and many I just don’t recall.

Of those in the first category, I fondly remember Jamie Grant’s Magic Friday. Tom Frank and his life adventures, The Magic Whack and a couple of others. Some blogs just quit one day, while others muddled along the reduced content and reduced quality, frequently with a resurrection post which never happened. Eventually gravity won (which it always does) and the blog sunk into the abyss.

This is a list from approximately 2006:

  • Ace of Spades Magic
  • Annabelle
  • At The Card Table
  • Bizarro
  • Dancing Screws
  • Diana Kimball
  • Forces Unseen
  • Gordon Meyer
  • House of Mysteries
  • I, Magician
  • Japanjin
  • Jeff Stone
  • Jim Sisti
  • Lazy Magic
  • Magic Conversations
  • Magic Friday
  • Magic Whack
  • Mark Raven
  • Meir Yedid
  • Michael Ammar
  • Paul Daniels
  • Poolside Reflections
  • Quicker Than
  • Richard Kaufman
  • Richard Osterlind
  • Scoundrels Magazine
  • Shawn Farquhar
  • The Clog
  • Tom Frank
  • Unexpected Wonders
  • Wizard’s Ball

My favorite was Ye Olde Magick Blogge, which is no surprise to long time readers. This took me on a journey into the Internet Archive Wayback Machine – never any fun. It’s glacially slow, probably, in part, due to crawling nearly a trillion pages (over 860 billion web pages and 99 petabytes of data). Also, the interface was designed by the same person that gave us Microsoft’s Bob.

I did manage to capture a post from the Blogge, just for an example of the quality of content. (Warning – sometimes the link works, sometimes it doesn’t. I dunno.) This happens to be his review if It’s The Rules by Bob Sheets. He didn’t like it at all, an opinion which I don’t share. That’s really not the point, it’s the clarity of thought and writing that I wanted to show.

Enjoy the trip………

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