October 02, 2003

The Kicker launches

Elizabeth Spiers doesn't like it when people link to the beta site of her new blog, The Kicker, which has now officially launched. We at MemeFirst thought that the reason for her distaste was that the bugs were still being ironed out, but that's obviously not the case, since her Tina Brown post (all new NYC blogs need a Tina Brown post) doesn't continue like it's meant to, and therefore makes very little sense. What's more, a bit of messing around with URLs uncovers this fascinating entry about Gustavo Arango, Bill Blass's suit designer, who, apparently as a result of 9/11, has seen his style "transformed into a unique combination of the exotic beauty of Puerto Rico and the sleek, modern femininity of New York City". Heaven forfend that The Kicker will follow Gawker into the world of snarklessness! But since the site is only 15 minutes old at this point, we'll reserve judgment for the time being.

UPDATE: Not that we want to be useful, or anything, but The Kicker neglects to inform its readers where its RSS feeds can be found. They're at http://thekicker.nymetro.com/index.xml and http://thekicker.nymetro.com/index.rdf.

Posted by Felix at 05:20 PM GMT

Enough with the Royal We already. Of this site's now seven contributors, I'd wager at least three and possibly four have no clue what you're talking about and little interest in finding out. If we're going to have daily updates on Ms. Spiers, we should at least invent some kind of logo to mark the series.

Posted by: Matthew on October 2, 2003 05:38 PM

OOh! A Spiers logo competition. Excellent idea!

Posted by: Stefan on October 2, 2003 05:41 PM

Me, me! I have *not a clue*! And I think, if I did get one, I'd probably be sad that I'd given up my clueless state! I'm assuming that Felix wants to bed Spiers?

Posted by: charles on October 2, 2003 05:45 PM

Charles, you so clearly have no clue. Felix only has eyes for Gawker editors.

Posted by: Stefan on October 2, 2003 05:54 PM

As for myself, I don't know who Spiers is, nor Gawker, nor New York magazine, nor the Interweb thing. But I think that an official MemeFirst Elizabeth Spiers logo contest is a capital idea, and will drop what I'm doing to devote my efforts to this cause immediately. Oh, and I vote that we swith the Royal We to the Plebian You.

Posted by: Sam on October 2, 2003 06:14 PM

Stefan-- 'only has eyes for Gawker' --like that. You be careful, or they'll be awarding you nobel prizes for literature.

Posted by: charles on October 2, 2003 06:28 PM

I might have occasionally fallen into the trap of using the first person plural rather than the first person singular, but I refuse to do the Jay McInerney thing and use the second person singular instead. "You at MemeFirst thought that... you'll reserve judgment for the time being"? Ugh.

BTW, for anybody thinking of entering the Great Logo Competition, I think it ought to say NYC BlogWatch rather than being Spiers-specific. After all, I need to be able to get all metabloggy on Chung and Sicha and Steele etc as well.

Oh, and Stefan's right: I have a HUGE crush on Choire, despite (or maybe because of) the fact that I've never met him.

Posted by: Felix on October 2, 2003 06:50 PM

Charles "MemeLast" Kenny: You switch from cluelessness to cluefulness far too fast to be working at the WB.

Felix: No way you are getting a blogwatch logo.

Posted by: Stefan on October 2, 2003 07:13 PM

Felix, we have a logo for you... in our pants. Why don't we play Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan whilst we look for it?

Posted by: Choire on October 2, 2003 11:51 PM