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Sunday, March 01, 2015

Thanks, and Happy March!

Happy March, everyone. It’s one of only two months that are also verbs, plus we get March Madness, spring break, and maybe even spring itself. I’ll believe that last part when I see it—we had snow here in Alabama a few days ago, and there’s more in the forecast this week.

With this first post, I mostly wanted to thank Howard, Paul, and everyone else in the PrawfsBlawg family for the invitation to guest blog. But I also had a quick question for my hosts about the Prawfs slogan/tagline: “Where Intellectual Honesty Has (Almost Always) Trumped Partisanship -- Albeit In A Kind Of Boring Way Until Recently -- Since 2005.” It’s one of the better ones out there (though for pure poetry it may run a close second to “The Internet’s largest image depository of crappy and awesome taxidermy”). I’m a big Prawfs fan, so I’ve never found it boring. I’ve often wondered, though: was there some particular event or creative decision during the blog’s illustrious first decade that allowed it to escape the bonds of its “Kind Of Boring” early history? A new font, maybe? Or more cat GIFs? The end of the writers’ strike?

Anyway, I’m looking forward to spending some time in this delightful, purple-tinted corner of the internet. And I’ll try my best not to drag the blog back to whatever “Kind Of Boring” past existed before “Recently.” Thanks again! 

[Updated to reflect that May is also a verb.]

Posted by Adam Steinman on March 1, 2015 at 02:33 PM in Blogging, Weblogs | Permalink


Don't want to sound dim, but assume August is the other verb?

Posted by: EmmaP | Apr 2, 2015 6:53:04 AM

Thanks, Orin. A bit of Prawfs history.

Posted by: Adam | Mar 1, 2015 10:20:59 PM


Posted by: Orin Kerr | Mar 1, 2015 6:18:20 PM

That's a great story, Howard. Thanks for passing that along.

Posted by: Adam | Mar 1, 2015 4:35:01 PM

The stuff on either side of the double-dashes was the original slogan. The stuff within the double dash was added by Dan in 2008, in reaction to Brian Leiter's comment that our (then-recent) addition of Rick Hills and few others had caused the blog to be less boring.

Posted by: Howard Wasserman | Mar 1, 2015 4:28:46 PM

Thanks, Anon!

Posted by: Adam | Mar 1, 2015 2:59:59 PM

May is also a verb.

Posted by: Anon | Mar 1, 2015 2:57:51 PM

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