“Binky” is the goofy name I chose for video games, to amuse my easily amused self with Sid Meier’s Pirates or Wing Commander, or Silent Hunter I, II, and III.
Of course, a ‘binky’ can also refer to a baby-blanket or pacifier.. but since I’m neither cuddly nor comforting, that’s not the point.
It’s not impossible for people to find out who I am.. unless you’re a journalism professor?.. but that’s not the point: look at the work, not the elf. Ponder the thoughts, not the boring biography; laugh with me, work with me, but it’s not the ‘Me’ that counts. In previous public work I had lots of chances to get media-attention and all that ego-boostage. Whatevers. Himself Above will reward or punish: I’m just an unworthy servant, doing my duty, and having fun besides.
Yes, some people consider the elf-shtick a needless distraction and such. However, It’s profoundly my approach– and provides some minor drollery to me– and it’s my blog. If you want to copy the elf-free news only and post it somewhere, fill your boots. If it’s personal details you hanker after, there’s that little blurb I did a while back.
P.S. Tootle the crumhorns with vigour! Steyn post on Binks posting about Ezra pantsing A Journalism Prof. False modesty, patting self on back ensues. Hat-tip the geezer Scott, who’s offering generous amounts of high-quality stuff on the recent Symposium. Bz.