This is post number 800 for Burque Babble. Compared to many blogs out there, no big deal (how many does NewMexiKen have at this point, 4.2 million?). But I'm an obsessive counter, so reaching another hundred gets inexplicably "celebrated".
Speaking of counting, one of these days I'm going to copy/paste all the posts, throw them into Word and get a total "word count". I then plan on consuming several beers as I depressingly consider the fact that my "word count" most surely surpasses that of all the Dan Brown books put together.
And Dan Brown has 73 sextillion dollars and I have, less than 73 sextillion dollars.
But is that the point? More to the point, has a single sentence here scaled the literary heights of Mr. Brown and his highly-crafted prose dedicated to entertaining while informing readers about the mysteries of arcane religious organizations and their practices throughout history?
The sad fact is no. For example, I don't think I've used the term "Illuminati" more than three times in all the thousands of words and 800 posts here. I should work on that.
In point of fact, Burque Babble hasn't really changed the face of publishing, hit the New York Times Bestseller List, or even achieved its real purpose of both altering the way children are taught in this country, and the manner in which the "customers" of public education (students, parents, taxpayers) are informed of what is really going on in the process of serving those customers.
I guess there's two ways of looking at that: 1. epic fail; 2. "work in progress".
Burque Babble is a "work in progress". I would say it's "continuously improving", but I can only go so far when it comes to meaningless buzzphrases. So...Burque Babble is a "work in progress". Like cold fusion, or spinning straw into gold.
We'll get there, someday (as sung by Tom Waits)...
Thanks to everyone who has come along for at least part of the ride, so far. Without you, dear readers, Burque Babble would be nothing. Or even more nothing than it currently is. It would be less than nothing. For the only thing worse than "blogging", is "blogging" to an audience of zero.
Thanks for helping me avoid that particular embarrassment, readers. Sorry for all the typos, misspellings, and stupid ideas in the last 800 posts. Sorry in advance for all the mistakes to come.
There will be plenty more of them. I promise.