I've often thought about theming my blog posts as the reminiscent ramblings of an older - crotchetier version of my future self, telling tales to my grandchildren on how life once was. Doogie Howser's WordPerfect Diary meets How I Met Your Mother plus a camera.
Out of nowhere, you see -- this letter would appear addressed to you but without a return address. It would often be handwritten (we used pens back in those days) and would promise that if we were to distribute the message of the chain letter to 5 or 10 other people, then we would be granted a windfall of riches, avoid some calamity or other such nonsense..."
But, today… the chain letter comes in the form of a Facebook status, "Share this on your timeline if you agree. / If you don't I'll unfriend you / know you don't really care about me. Signed: Your third cousin-in-law's dog walker, twice removed, in Albania."
(sigh) At least when I was a kid, it cost the price of a stamp to be stupid. Now, it's free.
With Love on Labor Day,