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Thursday, April 14, 2005
THE BEUTLER FILES
What's this? Another blogger in Washington, DC with the last name of Beutler? I think I'm going to have to sit down for a moment.
This "Brian Beutler" fellow appears to have recently graduated from a West Coast college and relocated to the District. According to some, but primarily himself, he is "up and coming." Indeed, he is apparently an intern of some sort at the Washington Monthly; not a bad magazine to get mixed up with, actually. Late last month he shared with the world his thoughts on going through his first production. The experience made him a wiser man:
Last, and crassest of all, I learned that there are at least of handful of journalists out there who get published in respectable magazines with what seems like either less ability or less dedication than I possess.Well, that much is obvious. The surname is a dead giveaway.
Reading some double-bogey submissions (and I won't ever let you know which they were) evoked in me a streak of schadenfreude, but it also sharpened my focus.Schadenfreude? To quote a fictional swashbuckling Spaniard, I don't think that word means what you think it means.
Anyway — and of course this is just a long way around getting to the point — he's almost assuredly referring to this article. Speaking of which, you can catch the non-Brian Beutler on NPR's "Wait Wait — Don't Tell Me" until the coming episode is posted on Saturday.
P.S. — What about the Nats first home game, isn't that tonight? Oh, sure. It's on right now. That other Beutler has it covered over here.