We should clarify one thing from the beginning: In some ways, our name is meant to be taken literally. This is to say, No Pun Intended is not a blog about puns; if so, puns would be intended, and our header would be a lie.
We are not liars.
In other ways, our name is meant to be taken figuratively. In other words, No Pun Intended is not a blog about not intending puns; if so, we imagine our audience would be, oh, shall we say, somewhat miniscule.
With that out of the way, you may be wondering what, if not puns, is the raison d’etre of NPI. Quite simply, it is intelligent and humorous discourse—something we find (and we hope you do, too) somewhat lacking in the current cultural climate. What exactly we discourse upon is a more complex issue. Culture, after all, tends to resist simplistic definitions.
There will be sports because one of us believes they are the single greatest manifestation of culture. There will be music, literature, and politics because the others of us believe that these things are pretty important, too. There will not be musings about our personal lives or rambling stories about our pets or children. In fact, we don’t have pets or children.
The goal, then, is to be topical, relevant, entertaining, and, logically following from these three, interesting.
Who are we? Well, that’s a question that doesn’t seem to satisfy our criteria.