November 11, 2002
All Politics Are Local

Today's Best of the Web (scroll down to "An 'Antiwar' Movement of Peace") lists various comic names of those who have signed the "Not In Our Name" petition. One of them seems to be a University of Alabama student or alumnus, getting in a little dig at their cross-state rival:

Alika Myballzgood, "Student, Auburn University - War Eagle!!"

Or was this actually written by an Auburnite, as the last two words imply? I hope not, since the chosen pseudonym rather undercuts the message. Time to consult the PossumBlogger (not to be confused with 'The Possum', George Jones) about whether an Auburnite could have written these words . . . .

By the way, one of the most thoughtful presents I have ever received was a 12-pack of assorted Moon Pies from my third- and fourth-year Latin students at the University of Alabama five or six years ago.

Posted by Dr. Weevil at November 11, 2002 09:46 PM




Posted by: John Johns on November 12, 2002 02:01 AM

Oh, I suppose anything is possible nowadays--as you say, the pseudonym sort of undercuts any pretense of being a true Plainsman, though.

My own opinion is that this is probably one of those transfer students from Alabama.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby on November 12, 2002 12:22 PM

Did you get an orange NeHi to with them?

Posted by: CGeib on November 13, 2002 01:16 AM