The Return Of The Dread Pirate Wrong

At SBL this year, I suggested to Mark Goodacre that NT Wrong ought to be maintained not as a single mysterious individual but more like a “franchize.” In a manner comparable to the famed Dread Pirate Roberts, the mantle of being Wrong could be something that might pass from individual to individual. That way the mystique of wondering who NT Wrong might be could be carried forward, and the saying might then prove to be true, that while all of us may be Wrong some of the time, no one is Wrong all the time.

Well, it seems that someone has caught wind of my idea and has established the NT Wrong franchise. Apparently they are now accepting applications. If you think you have what it takes to be the next NT Wrong, perhaps you should apply!

In the mean time, here is some wisdom from the Dread Pirate Wrong:

1. “Then he explained the name was the important thing for inspiring the necessary fear. You see, no one would surrender to the Dread Pirate West.”

2. “Once word leaks out that an anonymous blogger has gone soft, people begin to disobey you, and then it’s nothing but work, work, work, all the time.”

3. “Have you ever considered anonymous biblioblogging? You’d make a wonderful NT Wrong.”

  • http://clayboy.co.uk Doug Chaplin

    Hmm. I suspect that you have discovered this blog much as Josiah discovered the Book of the Law

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02561146722461747647 James F. McGrath

    So it's "biblical" then? Great!The minions who drew it to my attention did say something about be careful of wet ink…

  • Anna K.

    Pah. Surely you mean, the 'Dread Pirate Westley.'(signed) a fan of the original text of the Gospel of William Goldman, also suspected to be one and the same as S. Morgenstern

  • Anna K.

    P.S.Much like the Bible, the book is WAY better than the movie.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02561146722461747647 James F. McGrath

    Is the book version of this story better than the movie? :)

  • http://mattdabbs.wordpress.com/ mattdabbs

    Great post…loved it. And here I thought it was his going through a transition that brought down his traffic. I guess it was all the time he spent maintaining the new identity. I am sure that takes a ton of work and covering your tracks. I mean, Wesley even had to make it seem like he had been killed at see by said Pirate Roberts in order for him to take up the mantle.

  • http://mattdabbs.wordpress.com/ mattdabbs

    see?…should read "sea". Need to slow down and proof read.


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