Of course I expect 100% of the credit for Mike (aka Cooties) making his meteoric rise to the top of Blogdex yesterday.
Surely the million billion tens of thousands twelve people that visit me every day saw the link, and added it to their site for this surprising last-minute miracle….
Of course, success hasn’t spoiled our humble little Mr. Brown, whose credits to our community include creating the Z-List Blog & ZForum, creating chatrooms (BatChat, Faith’s Chat, etc…), The Pepys Project, and Fun with FormMail abuse….
We caught up with the oh-so-humble Cooties at his home in Canada. It appeared like they were moving as there was boxes being packed, and what looked like a mortgage note to a home in Bel Air, California on the kitchen counter (Hyperwife immediately whisked it away to keep me from asking any questions.). It was hard to squeeze in a few questions as he was yelling at his (obviously new) maid for not bringing *his brand* of cuban cigars along with his brandy…. but I tried:
Me: “So, Mike, have you kept in touch with the old gang from the Z-List? You know, Hoopty, Tina, Linkmeister….?”
Cooties: (blows smoke rings) “Who?”
Me: “Do you feel this sudden surge of success will change you and your family?”
Cooties: “Hey kid, do you *KNOW* who I am? I’m Mike Fucking Brown, okay? I can make you dissappear with a phone call. Is this shit gonna take much long longer? I’m golfing with Chretien in an hour….”
I thanked him for his time. HyperWife handed me an 8×10 autographed glossy photo of Cooties with a press kit on the way out, where she kindly asked me to be careful of the helicopter landing on the lawn, taking Cooties to the golf course in Montreal with the Canadian Prime Minister….
Congrats, Mike! :0)