Friday, July 18, 2008

Another Johnson heard from

Hi, I'm Anthony Cartouche of the obscure blog Yazoo Street Scandal. Last year Roger was kind enough to allow me to serve as one of his fill-ins while he was on vacation. Apparently Roger learned nothing from that experience, because he's letting me do it again this year.

Besides guesting at Roger's place, my fifteen minutes of bloggy fame came last fall, when both Atrios and the HuffPo linked to my post noting that Earl Sinclair Hickey of the NBC sitcom My Name Is Earl had been assigned the same prisoner number that Scooter Libby was supposed to get before he got pardoned his sentence was commuted by the Asshole-in-Chief. That catch on my part increased my readership from an average of three to an astronomical eight or ten. Sadly, despite my best efforts, this did not translate to a lucrative book contract for me, nor was I invited to join the stable of writers at The Atlantic. Judith Regan never even returned my calls. But hey, life goes on.

Thanks, Roger, for letting me crash on your couch again.

I look forward to joining Ron and Kikuchiyo Jones as we try to fill Roger's sensible but stylish shoes. I hope we can entertain and amuse you, gentle blog reader, while Roger is gone. If not, fret not—he will be back soon.

Corrections: As commenter ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© notes, Libby was not pardoned; rather, his sentence was commuted. Further, commenter Stitch notes that on the show, Earl's name is Hickey, not Sinclair, thinking perhaps I was making some joke that he didn't get. No, just good old human error on my part, Stitch. I attribute it to a flashback to the times I spent watching this show with my children.

Two stupid mistakes in my first post. Boy, I bet Roger will be proud.


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