How to make an old column more 'current'?

Now I know How a bullet or a knife kills somebody, what I don’t know is how Cecil manages to sneak in a phrase like “Tom Clancy technobable” into a column that supposedly predates Tom Clancy’s first book by several years!

Yeah I noticed this too! The column is dated 1979, but Tom Clancy’s first book wasn’t published until 1984.

Anyone care to explain? I know, I know. He probably went back and edited it to make it “more current” as naita suggests. However, it seems a bit disingenuous to put incorrect dates on a column or fail to indicate that it has been edited.


From the archive search page:

“We are currently in the process of updating the older columns and consolidating them with our archive of classic columns, described below”

It’s time travel, of course.

jimmy was a moon shiner cracked corn is what you make whisky with so jimmy cracked corn is what the massa was drinking when he fell or was thrown from his horse

What? You doubt that Cecil knows All?? … scoffers.