Quackers! This is the Daily Duck's 500th post!
Thanks to fellow Duckians, Brit, Skipper and Oroborous for helping the DD acheive this momentous milestone. Thanks also to Peter, David, Harry, Susan's Husband, Bret, Monix, Joe Shropshire, Mike Beversluis and all the other regular and irregular commenters and lurkers. Here is the Daily Duck's inaugural post from October, 2004:
Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Daily Duck! The Duck will cover a variety of topics, from politics, religion, science and philosophy to popular culture, history and economics. The Duck has no expertise in any of these fields, and is a rank amateur in the world of journalism, publishing and social commentary. Nevertheless, this blog is dedicated to the proposition that the interested amateur has an important role to play in making the professional "experts" who operate the levers of power in our society accountable to the rules of common sense. Well, enough quacking, let's get cracking!