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It's been real

Hey everybody, just wanted to say goodbye with one last blog. All the smiles, the comments, the YouTube videos, I'll never forget them. In closing, I wanted to ask you all, why did you pick your blog name?

"He's a ghost, and he writes to us," or "How I picked my blog name"

For me, "ghostwriter" was inspired by my roommate's and my love for early 90s board games. Sitting on the shelf near my computer along with "The Babysitters Club Game" and "Tamagotchi: The Game" (yes, "Tamagotchi" exists as a board game), is the "Ghostwriter Mystery Game". For those of you who don't know, "Ghostwriter" was an awesome PBS show in the early - mid 90s. This will explain everything. Anyway, I really liked this name because you get the 90s TV show reference and the reference to questions about authorship posed by the actual practice of ghostwriting.

Anyway, I hope some of you will post how you got your names. Have a fantastic break!

The Walrus and the Carpenter

"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings."

My name has fit the content of this blog more than I ever could have imagined.

Talking Heads

My favorite band is Talking Heads and my name refers to their second album. As the article linked by the band name in the previous sentence states, "Now, almost 25 years later, what could be more relevant than songs about buildings and food and love and rage and sorrow and hope and fear?" I'm not sure if I entirely agree with that, but it sounds very Media Studies-y. I wish I had the poetic insight either of you had in your names, but I just wanted to honor some great artists. And besides, everything we're saying is just words anyway. What does it matter what we're talking about? Might as well be buildings and food.

PS I clearly haven't mastered links yet, so here's the URL:
http://dir.salon.com/story/ent/masterpiece/2002/06/24/buildings_and_food/index.html

mine's just a nickname...

mine's just a nickname... take the first letter of my first name and the first syllable of my last name, and you've got it. no real story there. :)