Judge Jonathan

I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around,
and don't let anybody tell you different

-Kurt Vonnegut

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

That's all, folks

Even those who die a slow death and fizzle quietly into oblivion receive a eulogy when their day has finally come. And so it is with this blog.

It is perhaps indicative of my entire blogging experience that the month with the most posts was August 2004, when I created this blog.

Back then, I held a deep (if slightly megalomaniac) belief in the worthiness of my thoughts on just about anything to be spread to the entire world. And while that belief has most certainly not been shaken, my willingness to actually engage in all that thought-spreading has.

Why? I can't tell. Perhaps it's the time factor. Or the fact that personal blogging makes little sense in an age of Facebook. Whatever the reasons, the time has come to draw a line in the sand across which - to quote the great Walter Sobchak - "YOU DO NOT---".

This is not to say it hasn't been fun. Quite the contrary. There was a contest, lots of Prince, and even a controversial sex travel report. Not to mention my 15 minutes of actual blogger fame (and sudden page visit explosions) when I wrote an open letter to the freak formerly known as Katie Holmes.

But the Lord loves those who know when to stop. Which is exactly what I'll be doing, after saying one last thing: writing all those posts would have been utterly pointless had it not been for the few loyal Judge Jonathan readers out there (myself, of course, included). I salute you; thanks for the ride. Now go off, be merry and do something meaningful.

Or, to quote Walter one last time: "Fuck it, dude. Let's go bowling."