A friend wrote me yesterday:
[Spiros], I think your silly blog might be having some (unintended?) effect. My department met on Friday for a preliminary discussion of the junior search we'll be conducting this Fall. [One of my colleagues] proposed that "any applicant who has a paper in a Pop Culture and Philosophy book should be immediately placed in the 'no thanks' pile." To my surprise, no one objected to the sentiment.
I doubt that I'm entitled to take credit for this. All one has to do is take a look at any of the volumes to find that they're a haven for the incompetent.