IT CAN'T BE! IS IT REALLY?!? It's something of an anniversary of sorts around here because, against all that is holy, this is the 500th post in The Land of Cerpts and Honey. And naturally I couldn't let this non-event pass without noting it. Since the tail end of 2005 I've been blogging on here in what Weaverman's buddy Tariq calls the equivalent of written masturbation. Well, guilty as charged. And I've done it 500 times already! I don't know about the actually masturbation thing but I'm sure this internet equivalent will surely make me blind!
- "Remember Belgium? And the Brussels museum? Well, we piled on the front steps like stray cavaliers. Our code of living meant little to others..."
I swear I haven't felt this much of a sense of accomplishment since I was declared Anti-Pope (see photo if you don't believe I was crowned Pope Hilarius II ... yes, there HAD already been a Pope Hilarius I). It wasn't my idea, believe me. But the smoke doesn't lie. And you KNOW this must be something of a special occasion around here because this is the first time (and hopefully the LAST time) I've ever posted my sorry image on this blog. But to think all this inane writing started with my first never-ending novel: "WELL, PIN A ROSE ON YOU", continued with "FISH EYES" (the first issue of the legendary Rustler Newsletter and spilled over into the award-winning nihilistic short story "OUR TIME IN HELL". And now this. Sorry, guys. If Al Gore really DID invent the internet, blame him!
- "But that's OK. There's treasure children always seek to find. And just like us, you must have had a once upon a time."
So, in the spirit of silliness for silliness' sake, I wanted to take a moment to mark this rather "anniversaire douteux" by thanking all my loyal (and certifiable) readers for sitting through this spontaneous round of indifference. I can only promise that I will strive to continue in this completely superfluous vein until the heavens fall or I make enough money to hire some other poor schlub to ghost write it all for me. Again a sincere thank you for reading and sticking with me along the way.
- "To Flicker And To Fade...on this the longest day..."