Number 5 is Alive!

Dear Faithful Reader,

My apologies for the long, unexplained and unexpected absence. I’m alive and well. Truth told, this (pop) culture junkie has been a little overwhelmed by the events of the last few weeks. As W.B. Yeats once put it, “too many things are occurring for even a big heart to hold.”

Malfunction. Need input.

Malfunction. Too much input.

I intended to write reviews of “The Taking of Pelham 123” and “Star Trek” (both of which I mostly enjoyed but also have a lot to say about) but then got engrossed by what looked like it was going to become a full-fledged, bloody, Twitter-fueled revolution in Iran.

I thought to write about the Real NJ Housewives but then got annoyed by the coverage of a certain South Carolina governor’s indiscretion and subsequent diarrhea of the mouth.

I tried to write about “NYC Prep” (which I have TONS to say about, including a few choice literary comparisons) but was then grief-stricken by the loss of the man who was not only the soundtrack to my childhood but the one and only King of Pop (not to mention the other tragic celebrity deaths of Farrah, Ed, and Billy that same week).

If you will be patient with me for just a little while longer, there will be posts about each of the above forthcoming. So stay tuned.

– Blog of All Trades


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