We didn't lose power here, though internet access has been a bit wiggy, being slow with frequent crashes. Still, in a very short period of time, a lot of little blogginess occurred, so let me take a moment to clear the blog pipelines before preparing my Beowulf lecture.
Jeff Goldstein has a rather funny post "translating" a pompous article by *sigh* an English lecturer. Even if you don't agree with the political stuff, his puncturing of pompousity ought to evoke giggles. He has since complained that no one in TTLB Academic community responded to his post. Sorry, Jeff -- half of us were busy in our Indoctrination Planning and Assessment Committee meetings, and the other half were dealing with Katrina-related stuff. You've got to be patient with us professor-types. Try not to blog during our naps, as it might disturb our esteemed repose.
On the Battlestar Galactica front, Steve Taylor at Poliblog and I have successfully lured Paladin to the dark side. The Unofficial Battlestar Galactica Blog has been sending quite a few people over to read some of my thoughts on BSG, too (though some have been coming through Bloglines and such, suggesting Cylon infiltration of that blog.
Finally, King Alfred has unlocked a little-known wordhoard by St. Thomas Aquinas on the subject of petblogging.