February 23, 2004

It's On

I seem to have become embroiled in my first blog-battle, in which Ophelia Benson of Butterflies and Wheels and I duke it out for the governorship of the State of Extreme Annoyance. I suppose I should start by describing what it's like to have bitten the inside of my cheek--which would establish my bona fides as Annoyer and Annoyee. Anyway, don't forget to vote.

(Also, in many states including mine, some political party or other is holding one of those primary thingies. Here it seems to be at the library, whence I am always happy to go.)

Background on the governorship: Here, in an article about a British unversity lecturers' strike, one of the strikers said the strike "shows we are in a state of extreme annoyance." I'm pro-union and decidedly in favor of better condition for university lecturers, but this struck me as rather watery rhetoric.

Posted by Matt Weiner at February 23, 2004 06:36 PM