Claremont Insider: Catching Up with Our Mail

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Catching Up with Our Mail

Our profoundest apologies for our lack of posts last month. Sometimes the Insider staff gets wrapped up with the mundane errands of the analog world leaving us little time to attend to the Claremont datastream on a daily basis.

Or worse, we don't have time to proofread as carefully as we should. One reader writes that people in glass blogs shouldn't throw rocks at the local paper:

DATE: Monday, November 10, 2008 6:52 PM
SUBJECT: You, too...
TO: Claremont Buzz

Hi Buzz -

Has the slumping economy led to cutbacks in Insider staffing? You can't berate the Courier's editor about word usage and punctuation without also berating the Insider's editor on word usage and punctuation:

Today (Nov. 10):
"Because Veterans Day is tomorrow, the Claremont City Council has moved IT'S regularly scheduled meeting to tonight at 6:30pm in the council chambers at City Hall, located at 225 W. 2nd St. in the Claremont Village."

I think that's the second misuse I've seen of "it's" in the last dozen posts or so.

Chair, WTKYOYT (Wanting To Keep You On Your Toes)

It's not all bad here at the Insider, though. The same reader wrote in several weeks earlier to comment on the Insider's workmanship and the general decline in postings. They did find something worth laughing about, which we hope compensates a little for our shortcomings:
DATE: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 9:04 PM
SUBJECT: Good one
TO: Claremont Buzz

Hi Buzz -

Your Kon-Tiki post was side-splittingly hilarious and in the same rare air as your Johnson's Pasture/Mt. Everest post a few months ago.

I was just about to write you all bemoaning the lack of recent posts. I was going to make comparisons between the blog and the twice-weekly Courier (misspellings and all), but you came out with your intrepid Baseline explorers. So I won't. Thanks for the laugh.


We'll try to do better. Keep checking back in, and keep us on our toes.