April 04, 2005

Administrative Notes


However, in the meantime, we did want to mention some Important Changes which have occurred or will occur soon:

SMOKING LAMP OUT: The Rant has now been smoke-free for the past four days, and thus far the switch has gone well. Unfortunately, the staff has developed an awful case of the munchies, and posts may reflect -- say! Fritos!

STYLE CHANGE: Loyal Rant readers are advised of the following change in editorial policy, effective next post: entries which reflect the personal views of Benjamin Kepple, chief executive of Benjamin Kepple's Daily Rant Inc., will be written in the first person singular.

This was done because Mr Kepple has finally gotten to the point where he can write using the "editorial we" as second nature, and thus has no further need to practice it. Other parts of The Rant's style guide shall remain the same, however, including the use of "Bermudan English."

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME: After careful consideration of Administrative Proposal No. 12, The Rant's American operations have decided to follow Daylight Saving Time. Proposal No. 12 would have required entries to be posted with a timestamp reflecting the proper Standard Time; however, the solution for doing so was deemed unsatisfactory.

BLOGROLL UPDATING: YES, we know some of the links need fixed; YES, we'll get to it soon; YES, we've been meaning to do it, it's just that we've found it easier to make the extra click instead of fixing the HTML code.

OK, that's about it. See you all Wednesday night.

-- The Management

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at April 4, 2005 09:55 PM | TrackBack

First Person Singular! YESSS...it's been a long time coming and we're delighted to see it happening in our lifetime. Glad you've finally mastered the "editorial we" (and all this time I thought you were using the "Royal We"). Proud of ya, kid :-) Congratulations and welcome back to the real world!

Posted by: Bobbie at April 5, 2005 01:41 AM

Oh, God, no -- the 'Royal/Imperial We' is capitalized, I think.

That said, though, I do realize writing in the plural may have seemed like a silly affectation. In some ways it certainly was, given that it's only me doing this. But without getting too much into it, I will say that I thought being able to *effortlessly* write in the plural was a valuable skill to pick up, and one that could someday come in handy. So, that's why I did it. But it was time for a switch.

Posted by: Benjamin Kepple at April 5, 2005 09:06 AM


Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge at April 5, 2005 12:12 PM


You know, for practice's sake, you could start talking like Buffalo Bill from Silence Of The Lambs......"it puts the lotion on its skin...."

Posted by: simon from jersey at April 5, 2005 05:26 PM