Click the "Follow this Blog" button now - I am merciful to my followers: they will be devoured by Cthulhu first ...
Bob points us to a pretty fun site: I Write Like. It analyzes your writing, and tells you which famous author had a similar writing style. Perhaps this explains why I haven't been sleeping well lately.
But I messed around with it, trying different types of posts to see what it produced for a result. I don't think it's analyzing style so much as subject matter:
Automatic Pistols, the Burgess Shale, and the evolution of design was what made it say my style was Lovecraftian.
The Canals of
The Inherent Contradictions of the (American) Welfare State gave me James Joyce.
Edmund Halley, the Board of Longitude, and Harvard's Veritas? Jonathan Swift.
So it's fun, but I guess I won't give up my day job. I'd pay cash money, though, to see what one of JayG's road rage rants tags out as ...
UPDATE 18 July 2010 19:37: David shoots, he scores! With perhaps the best blog post title ever, too. And didn't the Mamas and the Papas record a song, "California Fhtagn"?