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Updated: Tue, May 19, 2009 - 5:55a

What's the story on "Arksie"? I've been reading that at onebee for so long and have just accepted it without asking for the backstory; so I'm asking for the backstory now.

shortly after the 'porter started, i began referring to my good friend joe mulder as "athletic reporter co-creator joe mulder" on this site as often as i could, partly as a way of pimping the 'porter, and partly as a way of reiterating my equal stake as co-creator despite the fact that it's quite obvious that most of the major day-to-day creative impetus comes from him. (not that i don't do my part: without me there'd be no design, and the photoshop is easily part of what puts us a cut above the other fake sports sites. plus i named the site, and the "average mulder" column, and the fan sign of the week feature was my idea.) it was sort of an in-joke between me and joe, although i never really discussed it with him. so it was an in-joke with myself that i hoped he'd be in on.

after i'd done that for long enough for it to become nauseating, i shortened it to "arcc joe mulder" for a while, and then at some point, i decided to try pronouncing "arcc" as "arksie" (as in, "arc-c") and i've just kept using it for fun. lately i interchange "joe" a little more often than i used to in case new people need enough context clues to realize that they're the same person, but it's kinda fun enough that i don't really care if it's confusing. still, i appreciate the question - now the curious can be informed.

(the column that started it all: we'll always have paris)

Updated: Sun, Mar 20, 2005 - 10:33a

it's many things to many people. for me, it's the first song i take off the ipod when i'm crunched for space, because that little bugger is almost 12 minutes long!

Updated: Fri, Sep 9, 2005 - 3:21p

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