Have you seen this man? If so, tell him the Evil yanked this picture off his website and is sorry.
Last May (the 19th, exactly one day after the Evil’s birthday and one month before Garfield’s), Evil posted this little nugget of musical rumination concerning Was (Not Was) and their once-ubiquitous single, “Walk the Dinosaur.” A few readers commented, more posts were posted, and time rolled on like a toddler aimlessly ramming his Big Wheel into the family minivan.
Now the plot thickens . . . or does it? (Yes, it’s pitifully obvious the Evil loves this hackneyed literary device . . . or does he?)
Three days ago, on March 6, a new comment appeared below said post. To spare you the agony of clicking the above link (oh that awful, awful clicking sound), Evil graciously reprints the comment . . . here:
Ok, firstly, it’s Sweetpea, not Sweat Pea, amigo! Secondly, WT Dinosaur has been in the Flintstones movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Dream team, Family Guy and next, Ice Age 3 with Queen Latifah singing it…think I’ll light another Cohiba with this here hundred…
Our commenter named himself “david was.” As in, David Was of Was (Not Was). And the related email address . . . well, with the journalist’s fierce dedication to the protection of his sources, Evil won’t reveal it. (You’ve heard all the hoohah about mama bears and their cubs? It pales in comparison.) But let it be know what it is distinctly, well, Was-ian.
Evil replied to this comment from “david was,” “david was” returned the favor . . . and so things stand.
Now. Evil is not so terminally consumed by his own ego that he automatically assumes the real David Was commented on his blog. After all, you, delicious readers, can name yourself whatever you durn well please when commenting here. One FOE dubbed herself Mary Tyler Moore (despite the fact that Evil in no way looks “just like” Buddy Holly).
On the other hand, Evil is the logical sort. (Though he hates logic puzzles; also the dedicated ironist, the Evil.) And he can’t think of any reason one would name himself (herself? itself?) “david was”, establish an appropriately Was-ian email account, and try to pass himself off as the real David Was.
Well. That’s not entirely true. Evil can think of a reason to do it, and can imagine the exact person who would. But that person would be the Evil himself. And as low as he might sink, he hasn’t reach the Mariana Trench of generating false commentors on his own blog. Not yet.
. . . So is it possible David Was himself has deigned to read and comment on the National Evil? ‘Tis a mystery, to be sure.
Evil knows you await the denoument with baited breath. Hold it . . . hold it . . .