A handful of blog-i-licious items this afternoon:

  • Humorist Gene Weingarten’s WP chat proves that sometime at some point in the future, the Post is going to realize that allowing their writers to speak directly with the public is a big no-no. Case in point this exchange:

    Help, ME: Why do guys like to sleep on the couch. I am a guy, I do it once in a while because I can. I am single so it is voluntary. Why does it feel so good?

    Gene Weingarten: For precisely the same reason men peek at women. It is forbidden.

    I have observed that a woman in shorts crossing her legs attracts far less attention from men than a woman in a skirt crossing her legs, even though the shortswoman is exposing more leg. It is because peeking is forbidden.

    If you don’t understand what this has to do with sleeping on a couch, you aren’t really male.

  • The AP has made a much needed style update.
  • Jack Shafer rips apart lousy journalism by the LAT’s media critic.
  • The Gaggle features a return by super reporter Les Kinsolving.