Chow.com’s blog, an interesting blog with numerous voices, picked it up, too, entertainingly and with balance. And they also note, helpfully for those as malnourished as myself, where the name panchito came from, of which I was vaguely aware but didn’t know.
All three posts underscore a fact of blogging: that the most successful become that way only insofar as they are entertaining, rather than informative, and that the easiest way to be entertaining, as we begin learning as early as kindergarten, is to be derisive. When you grow up and become a journalist, being mean in print is called snarky. I’m right there with everyone else, chuckling merrily at someone’s misfortunate skewering in print. I find snark facile and unsatisfying, but who can resist clever, incisive digs?