From: John Krizel
To: Josh Benjamin, Steve Isaac, Joe Kirkwood, Micah Lubens
Date: Monday, September 27, 2010 at 5:48 PM
I've got an idea for a blog that I am developing and would like your input on… I went to see the documentary The Tillman Story today, which really was incredible and you all should see it. Somewhere along the line I got to thinking about sad/depressing documentaries/other movies, the kinds that are on your Netflix queue because you really should see them, but then you never have the desire to once they arrive. Like The Pianist, which I have gotten and sent back twice unviewed because, oof, Holocaust. So I figured I would watch only those kinds of movies, and listen to/read similarly sad/depressing music/books and write about them in the blog, but also about how they affect my overall level of happiness. I guess I would have to give up watching Community and Jersey Shore and shit for a while if this is going to be a scientifically rigorous controlled experiment or whatever. Could be an int idea, perhaps. I'd take input on like what things to watch and stuff. Just throwin’ it out there.
From: Steve Isaac
To: Josh Benjamin, Joe Kirkwood, John Krizel, Micah Lubens
Date: Monday, September 27, 2010 at 5:50 PM
Yeah, just don’t do that and keep watching Jersey Shore and Community.
This is the seventy-seventh post in this blog. I’ve been writing it for almost twenty months. It’s been a lot of fun. (And also occasionally sad, obviously.)
But it’s time to hang it up.
(Well, I’m 99.9% sure it’s time to hang it up. I reserve the right to bring this back for special occasions. Basically, if another Nicholas Sparks adaptation comes out, I’ll probably write about it. That’s about it.)
You might have noticed the two-and-a-half month gap between my last two posts. There’s only so many ways to write about how sad a movie makes you feel, and only so many ways to bash a movie that fails at making people feel sad. I feel like I'm either well past or close to exhausting those ways. So I'm gonna try to do other things and see how they go.
If you’re among the vast majority of people who read this because you know me, then the joke’s on you, because while the blog may be gone, I’ll still be very much around. Sorry, folks. (Plus, if you really miss the blog, we can hang out and watch sad movies together, I guess.)
If you don’t know me, I will still be around the Internet. I’m writing for a cool new sports blog, started by friend of the blog Sam Fox-Hartin, called Someone Still Loves You, Jim Leyritz. I started a Tumblr, although I’m not really sure what to do with it. I tweet often. I wrote a play called In This Economy that I’m producing for this summer’s Capital Fringe Festival here in Washington, DC. (Check out our Kickstarter! Tickets on sale June 18!)
After the play is done, I’ll probably start a new blog about who knows what. I hope you’ll read that, too. Which brings me (after about thirty paragraphs) to the point of all this: thank you for reading. It was good to know that you were out there.