Tuesday, December 16, 2008

200 & Counting!

Voila! Pop Gunning's 200th post.

And to celebrate, I'm going to let you all in on the "Pop Gunning Secret" - it's kind of like the Caramilk secret, in that nobody really cares.

You've always been wondering about the origins of Pop Gunning, right? Keeping you up at night? No?

In any case, here it is. This is where the name for this blog comes from - Mister Edgar Allen Poe:
We now demand the light artillery of the intellect; we need the curt, the condensed, the pointed, the readily diffused—in place of the verbose, the detailed, the voluminous, the inaccessible. On the other hand, the lightness of the artillery should not degenerate into pop-gunnery—by which term we may designate the character of the greater portion of the newspaper press—their sole legitimate object being the discussion of ephemeral matters in an ephemeral manner.
I wholeheartedly agree with Poe. On the other hand, I completely disagree.

Here's to the discussion of ephemeral matters, ephemerally or otherwise!

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