Saturday, February 12, 2005

While I haven't Kippled, I have Serviced...

Gerard van der Leun does a remarkable job adapting Robert Service's classic Law of the Yukon into the Law of the Blogger. Highly recommended for fans of Service and blogs.

But how is it that the world's best blogger can confuse Service with Kipling?

(Hat tip: W. Stern.)

Update: Reynolds writes,
Some readers say that Gerard van der Leun is echoing Robert Service's Law of the Yukon, rather than Kipling's Law of the Jungle. But if I'm not mistaken, Service's poem was inspired by Kipling's.
This Rice University analysis lends some credence to support Reynolds' point. And FYI, here is Kipling's Law of the Jungle.