Thursday, September 23, 2010

Welcome, U.S. Department of Justice


In the words of Mel Brooks, I'd like to extend a Laurel, and Hardy handshake to the good folks at the U.S. Department of Justice, who seem to have stumbled across this humble blog in their search for the meaning of "alif lam mim."

You may recall that I blogged about these undefined letters on Day 2 of the current Qur'anathon.

If the individual who chose to enter Verbosity based on the presence of that search term decides to stick around, I'd like to encourage them to comment as they see fit. I'm always happy to have more intelligent, inquisitive and compassionate people here. The next Qur'anathon posting will happen once I've submitted this week's Lost & Found column and attended the eagerly-awaited Deftones/Alice in Chains show scheduled for Friday evening.

Be good to one another,



  1. Total [Blog] Information Awareness

    They watch him; he watches them.

  2. Colonel,

    Sitemeter lets me know when corporate or governmental servers visit the site. In this case, it also let me know what search terms were used in Google to get them here.

    Or what Erik said.

  3. At least they give you the courtesy to find out they're watching. Holy moly.