Thursday, August 08, 2002

Your Working Boy

Some of you apparently wonder about the signature I use at the end of posts. Well, it comes from the hilarious and uproarious novel, A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole. The Amazon page gives some good reviews, so I'll refrain here.

Ignatius J. Reilly is a bull in the china shop of life, with a head full of dreams and schemes and a strong talent for seeing the people around him as he wants to, not as they are. At several points in the novel, he keeps a journal of his activities as a reluctant member of the working classes. He signs these wildly delusional missives, "Your Working Boy." Read the novel and you'll understand.

It's not for everyone, as there are some characters whose description, behavior and dialogue might offend some, and there's a bit of sex, too. But it's non-stop strange and funny.

Until next time, that is all.
Your Far-More-Grounded Working Boy

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