Arianna Descends from Mt. Sinai

Okay, so it’s up. Initial impression: The blog-worthy thoughts of famous people are, in aggregate, about 7% more interesting than those of non-famous people. Which is not statistically insignificant, but also not a wide enough margin to justify the VIP-centric structure of American cultural consumption.

David Mamet: smart guy. Ellen DeGeneres: um, thanks for the update. John Cusack: trying too hard.

Also, is it just my imagination or does the cartoon guy in the header look a lot like character actor James Rebhorn?