Two of my best buds' have started blogs that have nothing to do with terrorism, conflict resolution, national security, or international affairs. Which is probably why I like them so much.
My hometown best bud, bandmate, future collaborator/co-conspirator Beaux runs a blog called Best Buds. It's simple: "Photos of Best Buds." The site is endearing, infectious, and kinda sweet -- much like Miller High Life.
Another best bud (as well as professional colleague/ideological commiserator) Gustav has thrown his hat into the ring of "internet nerds kvetching" with his site Nerds of a Feather. His plans are far more grandiose than a simple blog about which comics/movies/novels/albums suck and which suck less. And knowing how OCD Gustav can be, I imagine he might succeed in doing something quite cool.
Coming soon, The Drums of War. And bourbon-fueled late-night neighborhood vigilantism in East Hollywood...though not soon enough.