Thursday, August 14, 2008

Shoes, Apostrophes, and Rock 'n' Roll

Standing in a sea of tattoos and cigarette butts outside a local dive bar/club, I looked down and decided that my lime-green kitten heels weren't nearly punk rock enough. Then I turned to my right and noticed something even worse -- a glaring punctuation error on one of the stickers that was plastered to the wall.

If The Jopo's! had been playing that night, I would have asked them about the apostrophe in their name. Yes, I'm that much of a dork. But they weren't, so I went to their MySpace page the next day in search of answers instead. They don't explain the apostrophe (whatever it is that belongs to them is implied, perhaps?), so I declare it wrong. They call themselves "scary ass dudes," so maybe I should be afraid to post anything negative about them, but, in the name of punctuation justice, I must report on all apostrophe catastrophes -- no matter the cost.

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