RIP Jon Swift, blogger merveilleux

Bugger. “Jon” (real name Al Weisel) was such a generous netizen, highlighting the work of other bloggers regularly and sending encouraging emails.

He also pioneered the parody faux-conservative schtick that Stephen Colbert epitomises today. He was already terribly missed when his blogging slowed down over recent years – to think that he’ll never write such wonderful witty words again is terribly sad.

Condolences to his family and to everyone else who knew and loved him. He was a delight to read and must have been even more of a delight to know.

Thank you for everything, Al Weisel.

There are tribute threads at Shakesville and Pam’s House Blend.

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