So, how many of you happened to have seen this already? (Courtesy Me.me)
Those who know me, know how much I love a good wordplay. On my Facebook wall one year ago, I'd put up a pic of me standing on my right leg, with the caption that I wanted to start off 2018 on the right foot. So for the end of the year, I wanted to do something equally goofy.
At first I was just going to record myself singing falsetto at 11:59 p.m., with the message that I wanted to end the year on a high note. But a bout of hoarseness earlier in the day put the kibosh on that idea. So as an alternative, I googled for a piece of clip art, cleaned it up a bit, and added the "last pun of 2018" part. Then I posted it on my wall, as well as one of the smaller punning pages that I follow, and went to bed before work. (I work overnights.)
During my break, around 3 a.m. on New Year's Day, I opened Facebook to see that I'd gotten a few dozen likes and about 100 shares; par for the course. And then, scrolling through my feed, I saw that someone else had posted a very familiar image in another one of the punning pages I follow. Yes! It's even more popular than I thought. Way to go, Mike!
And then I noted (ha!) that the page that they'd linked from wasn't even one of the pages I already followed. So I rode the link back to that page, Pun Based Humor
, only to discover that the admins there had liked it so much that they'd pinned it to the top of their page, where (as of this posting) it has over 15,000 likes and almost 50,000 shares.
From there it has (if you'll pardon yet another
-themed pun) snowballed. It's since appeared on almost every pun page that I know of on Facebook, and has jumped to other platforms as well, such as Me.me (from which I grabbed the above image). At a conservative estimate, based on the number of likes and shares I know about, it's already been seen by at least half a million people worldwide, possibly more.
So yeah, as the saying goes, I'm kind of a big deal.
Which, along with about $3, will get you a fresh cup of coffee or bus fare where I live.
Anyway, how's your 2019 going so far?
It appears that during my latest leave of absence, I'd gotten myself another Daily Deviation. So a beyond-overdue thank you to xlntwtch
for suggesting The Cello's Lament
, and to doughboycafe
for approving it.