Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Day, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving Day 2018! 

As is our custom here, I'd like to share what I'm thankful for this year. And there's plenty of it. Wow, what a year.

First of all I am thankful for my wife, who makes my life worth living.

I am thankful for my MacArthur Genius Grant. I know I've made a lot of jokes about winning grants and awards like that, but I am truly shocked and humbled by this and really thought all those jokes were truly jokes. This has been amazing.

Of course, I am also thankful for my lottery victory. What a huge surprise. I can already say that a lot of money doesn't solve life's problems, but it can, used carefully, really sweeten them up a bit.

I am thankful that I lived to see our first contact with the aliens, and am especially thankful they turned out to be the wise, kind, mostly helpful variety of aliens instead of the scary psychopathic kind. And along those lines I am thankful for my new friend Clive, also known as Thorprix 9-XYcapleprob. Hey Clive XY!

I am thankful that that whole Trump nightmare is over, and that it resolved so neatly. Who would have thought an easily curable alien virus could have such an alarming effect on World and American Politics. Things really are looking up!

I'm thankful for our new penthouse apartment in Rome that looks out onto the side of the Pantheon. We plan on spending a good deal of 2019 in that slice of paradise.

Naturally I am immensely thankful for...

What's that?

It's not 2018?

It's 2017?

Wow, that's really different. You're sure?

Okay, no, no, I believe you, just, it's, no, it's okay. I just need to make a few small edits and we'll be back on track. Thanks for letting me know! 




Happy Thanksgiving Day 2017!

As is our custom here, I'd like to share what I'm thankful for this year.

First of all I am thankful for my wife, who makes my life worth living.

And, um,

Oh! I am also thankful for my friends and colleagues, at least the ones who read clerkmanifesto, not the other ones.

And, er. Hmm. Well, that's enough. I'm good with that. I'm happy. 

Big year coming up though. Big year.



  1. Doris will introduce you to Clive XY. She's got this all figured out.
    Not sure why she can't tell you herself. Why does everyone expect me to be the delirious oracle?!

    1. I can't tell you how delighted I am that you are this attuned to my creative mythologies! Mentioning Doris here would have been too obvious in a test to see who's paying attention.

      And of course you are.

      We don't expect delirious oracleness except in the sense of:

      You are what you are.


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