Reclusive Leftist

Thanks for the memories

By · Monday, January 14th, 2013 · 66 Comments »

First off, I want to apologize for my extended silence. What started last November as a holiday break from blogging turned into a series of very weird and distressing events, culminating in the heat death of my old computer. The enforced hiatus made me think that maybe it’s time to hang this thing up for […]

Where I’ve been

By · Friday, March 19th, 2010 · 22 Comments »

Hi, everybody. Okay, here’s the deal: I was kidnapped. No, really. This totally happened. I know I’ve mentioned before that I hang with the secret feminist cabal that rules the world, and so I do. And I’ve been working with them on a secret new world-ruling organization that promises to change the face of human […]

Dr. Socks leaves the house

By · Friday, November 13th, 2009 · 159 Comments »

I’m going to be traveling for the next few days, so my internet access will be intermittent. This is an awkward time for an away mission, what with the barricades going up and the citizen militias forming, but I have no choice. There are big doings afoot which I must attend. When I get back […]

Grand re-opening of the Lounge, with a free gift of user testing to the first 1000 visitors

By · Friday, July 17th, 2009 · 125 Comments »

Greetings, people! Thank you all for your patience while the curtains and wallpaper and slipcovers were a-doing. The new theme is…well, you can see what it is. Weird, like me. (If you can’t see the new stuff, clear your cache and try again.) I’m still in the process of installing and updating plugins, etc., since […]


By · Friday, June 12th, 2009 · 3 Comments »

It’s okay, folks; the Ministry of Truth didn’t really shut me down. I know, I know — I was scared for a minute there too. But it was just an instalanche. Link from Instapundit = flood of traffic. And alas, the Good Ship Reclusive Leftist temporarily capsized. But we’re back now, and waving hello to […]

Another message from the Ministry of Truth

By · Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 · 29 Comments »

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Socks’s “Where’s your Superman now?” post, which we removed earlier this week, has now been re-published in annotated form as a teaching aid for bloggers. Throughout the post we have marked Dr. Socks’s most egregious errors and lapses of taste with a “Minitrue says” icon which, when clicked, […]

This is a funny thing

By · Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 · 8 Comments »

My friend Ann Bartow sent me word last night that, surprisingly enough, our existence has been detected by the world at large. The new Linkfluence map of the feminist blogosphere was unveiled yesterday at the Fem2pt0 conference, and we’re both on the Top 30 list. Cool, huh? I think it’s cool. A blog by a […]

A Message from the Ministry of Truth

By · Monday, February 2nd, 2009 · 61 Comments »

The post published here yesterday titled, “Where’s your Superman now?”, has been temporarily removed by the Ministry of Truth. Dr. Socks is currently in conference with one of our facilitators to ensure that she is fully up-to-date on our guidelines.

Another anniversary, another year of EPIC FAIL

By · Friday, January 2nd, 2009 · 36 Comments »

Today is the blog’s third birthday. Once again, it’s time to look back and reflect on a record of complete and utter failure. The blog was begun with a modest program of goals: 1. Defeat the neo-fascist forces threatening to overwhelm our nation; 2. Bring feminist enlightenment to all humanity; 3. Achieve world peace. The […]

Hello and Open Thread

By · Sunday, August 3rd, 2008 · 19 Comments »

Did you think I’d died? Did you think I’d been kidnapped by the Obama campaign and forced to swear fealty to the god-king? Actually I’ve just had an insanely busy and complicated week. I’m still busy, as a matter of fact. But I’m here and alive — well, no, actually I’m not alive. Extant is […]