I'm pleased to welcome three newcomers to Ye Olde Sidebarre: Professor Mondo, the Clue Batting Cage, and Lighthouse Hockey.
The third of these sites may be interesting to future students in Professor Ag²-zuRç-Œz♣ƒo≡♫'s elective on Obscure Blogging in the Terran Early-21st Century, since it's the first time I've been hired by someone else to write stuff. Pay = zero, but when I die, on my deathbed, I will receive total consciousness. In the meantime, you all receive blessed freedom from my occasional hockey posts, since they will usually take place over there now. (You still get to enjoy my split infinitives.) I'll link those posts here, but the casual visitor will be spared the in-depth demonstration of my niche amusements.
My thanks to Professor M and philmon for their good writing, and for Dominik the Lighthouse Keeper for the opportunity to do more of what I love. It's a great community of fans over there, the comment threads are friendly and smart, a lot of fun, and it's great to have the chance to be a part of it. My normal nom de blog was already taken, so you'll find me posting there as "mikb" - you know, because I'm creative like that.