Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Newburyport Posts: The Second-Greatest Blog In The History Of The Interwebs

Sherman Oaks, California

He came to bury other blogs, not to praise them.

Newburyport Posts, a blog about politics in the cosmopolitan resort town of Newburyport, Massachusetts, has caused the normally rough-and-tumble blog world to quietly edge out of the way for fear of being hurt.

"It's going to seriously cut into my mindshare," said Marcos Moulitsas of The Daily Kos. "Young Hollywood gossip can't compete with waterfront development north of Boston," said Perez Hilton. Matt Drudge posted three red sirens.

An in-depth investigation by Knife Tricks -- corroborated by a forensic analysis of the domain name tomsalemi.blogspot.com -- revealed that Newburyport Posts is written by former Boston University Daily Free Press city editor Tom Salemi (pictured in younger days). Sources have revealed on condition of anonymity that Salemi is married, is raising a young son, holds a steady job at a medical industry publication and has admitted to being a member of the Newburyport Ad Hoc Parking Committee, among other unsavory "lifestyle choices."

A few brave bloggers responded with catty snark, an attitude rarely seen online.

"This wonk in eastern Mass. is complaining about a town election with a 25% turnout," noted blogger Paul Karl Lukacs, while simultaneously cruising the internet for web sites about grown men who like airplanes a little too much.

"Does he know that Los Angeles had a school board election this spring with a turnout of 4%? If voter turnout is the biggest problem in Salemi's little Liechtenstein-By-The-Bay, then trade journalists are grossly overpaid," Lukacs said while downloading a "saucy" photograph of a Costa Rican-registered de Havilland Twin Otter.

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Blogger Tom Salemi said...

Newburyport is a city, btw. Not a town.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Paul Karl Lukacs said...

Don't get your cherry sheets in a bunch.

2:30 PM  

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