The most trafficked post continued to be “Why Aren’t Gay Men On The Pill?”, and many more reader emails are on tap for Monday. The runner-up post was still my defense of Ayaan Hirsi Ali against her hard-left critics at Brandeis (reader dissents here). Other popular posts included reaxes to Sebelius’ exit and Colbert’s exit, a sober look at AIDS in the South, and a super-excited ode to social media. If you share that excitement, comment on our Facebook page or throw your invective at @sullydish.
Today we also updated our reader poll on merch options – check it out and vote. Meanwhile, 26 more readers became subscribers today:
This is my first time writing to you. I read your blog daily, even though I often disagree with you. But you changed my mind this week. I had read all of your arguments about the Mozilla-Eich affair and still respectfully disagreed. But then I saw your Colbert appearance. The cheerful demeanor you presented your arguments reminded me that this is an issue of kindness and respect for other humans – humans who have faults and make mistakes just like me.
Sometimes when I read your posts, I imagine you screaming them in frustration (this probably started after I read your Obama-Romney debate live-blog). Seeing you speak in person made all the difference. Thanks for changing my mind. That is why I love The Dish.
Another new subscriber:
The socks kinda made my day – so sweet, sad, self-mocking and fucking hilarious!
I have been a reader since the 2008 election, addicted through the Iranian elections (I sent a Hafiz poem that was posted). The Dish was my main connection to news back home when I quit my NYC job in 2011 to travel through Nepal and India, followed by a return to my childhood home in Ohio (from which I sent a view from the bedroom window that was also posted). Last May, I found a job, moved back to Brooklyn, lots of travel to London for work, overall decline in desire to engage/read political debate, financially challenged, but still regularly scanning the Dish but not subscribing … until the socks.
Another like-minded subscriber:
It worked. I watched the Colbert video and re-upped for $50. Now please buy socks.
Heh. Cheers. And see you in the morning. Don’t let this baboon face haunt your dreams.