We’ve had tragic news today, and heroic news (and yes, he did go on to make 400, and no, I didn’t get to see any of it on the telly, boo hiss), and we complete today’s tour of the genres with a piece of tragicomedy: Paul “The Thinker” Richards has suspended his blogging-related activities.
“Those that know me will know why I will not be blogging for the forseeable [sic] future”, he writes. “Sorry to all the readers of this blog.”
In a nostalgic mood, then, we can return to the heady days when “The Thinker” was new, and bliss was it in that dawn to be alive and so on:
At a time when traditional politics is dying on its feet, when mainstream journalism is reduced to gossip, smears and plain old getting it wrong, and the public meeting is as rare as a dodo egg, here in the blogosphere ideas still matter, and good writing prevails. Politics is dead. Long live politics.
The Thinker is dead! Long live Paul “The Thinker” Richards!I for one will certainly miss not having Paul “The Thinker” Richards to kick around any more. It’s been fun, but now, alas, it’s over. At least for the foreseeable future.
So we can live in hope.