And...... Scene!Well, this is it. We all knew it was coming. No, don't cry. Really, stop. Everyone's looking. You're making a scene. Here, wipe your nose; there's snot everywhere. No, it's not you. It's me.
No, but seriously, I want to thank everyone for reading the blog. I honestly had the best time writing for it, and I'm certain I'll start a new blog very soon (for anyone interested in following me). Maybe even by the time I finish writing this entry. I'll post a link here as soon as it's established.
I want to thank my supervisor Julie, and everyone else at Comedy Central, for being so cool. It's a great place to work, and I learned a great deal about writing and humor there.
I know I poo-poo on New York quite a bit in my posts, but it's all in good fun. For the most part. Listen, the NRW subway station at 59th street and Lexington Avenue really is an very smelly place. And the city really is that expensive. And the DVD bootleggers really are time travellers.
But anyway, these are a few of my favorites. Ones that I had as much fun writing as I hope you did reading...
Happy Chinese New Year! ... Get Your Traditional Chinese Watches!
Chinatown 2: The Revisiting
If You See Something, Say Something
St. Patrick: Patron Saint Of Slurring
What The Scientologists Are Really Up To
10 Things You Didn't Know About Interns
Why I Love The Asterisk
There are others, too, like "God Versus Satan..." and the entire "Interns: A History" series. Let's put it this way: I had fun writing everything on this blog. How I became "blog-famous" is a unique story, which I won't go into, but once people actually started reading this blog, I felt sort of obligated to make it worth reading. I wanted to make it worth your time. I wanted to stay away from giving you random bits about my day mixed with pseudo-comedic observations that went nowhere. "This morning I had granola for breakfast. What's the deal with granola anyway? Am I right?" I wanted to avoid that.
A Brief Paragraph That Implies This Blog Is Much More Important Than It Really Is...
A blog can really help your writing, even if nobody is reading it. Of every good writer I've ever listened to, read about, or had the great fortune of speaking to, they all give the same advice: If you want to be a good writer, you have to write. 85% of everything you write, I write, anyone writes, will likely be crap. So, if you want to hit that 15%, you're going to have to work at it. Blogs are great for that.
And finally, I'll leave you with a quote. It's one of my favorites.
"With whate'er gall thou sett'st thy self to write,
thy inoffensive satires never bite."
- John Dryden's Mac Flecknoe