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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Arkansas's Apostrophe's Awesome
I was extremely pleased to see that the great state of Arkansas has passed a resolution (2-page pdf) declaring Arkansas's to be the correct possessive form of the state's name. I've always concurred with The Elements of Style on this one, and I'm glad to see the Natural State stick it to the AP style guidelines. Maybe next session they can get to work on "it's" and "you're" and some of these egregious offenders!

Monday, April 02, 2007

I Got Pig Iron, I Got Pig Iron, I Got Allll Pig Iron
A sudden engagement required my presence outside the city limits recently, so I've been unable to write anything here. But that may be a good thing, since the things I were going to post about, I'd think I'd rather not now. Most of those topics were about sex, as it happens. Part of the reason I don't want to write about that stuff now is that it's just stale: I've lost my motivation and everything worth saying has probably already been said better elsewhere. (What's the blogger's rule when talking about "issues" or the blogosphere topic du jour? Be faster than the ones who are better, and better than the ones who are faster. At this point, either one is impossible for me.) And the other reason is that I just don't want to dive into controversies for no good reason.

Anyway, the point of this post, beyond telling you I don't have anything to post about, is to let you know I'm still around, and looking for topics. So no replays of the April 1 post from two years ago that wasn't really an April Fool's joke but turned out not to be permanent, either. April Fool's reminded me of the great song "Rock Island Line," made famous by Johnny Cash, and particularly the line "I fooled you, I fooled you, I got pig iron, I got pig iron, I got allll pig iron." So I hope I didn't fool you into thinking I was quitting, but right now all my potential blog posts are about as high-quality as pig iron. Thanks for staying tuned.

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