The above is a funny diagram from the blog of Jessica Hagy. That’s her whole shtick. The entire blog is Venn diagrams and x-y graphs scribbled onto index cards. Some of them are pretty funny.
You ought to read the comments people left on that post. It’s a replay in microcosm of all of the comments people have left on my Duggar articles.
It’s some kind of bizarre coincidence that the first time I encounter her blog the diagram featured that day is of the Duggars! It’s also kind of fitting. It gives me a way to close off that chapter in this blog’s history.
Unlike some of you, I moved beyond the Duggars a long time ago. For me, they were just brief stop on this expedition through Fundieland. They were a strange specimen to tag and release. This blog never was about the Duggars, at least no more than it’s about Shirley and Squirrely. Little did I know that the Duggars would be responsible for about a quarter of my traffic and half of my comments. There have been very few days when they weren’t occupying one of the spots in the Recent Comments list. They give new visitors a distorted view of what this blog is about.
The time has come. The time is now. Jim Bob Duggar, will you please go now!
Arthur Conan Doyle killed off Sherlock Holmes, because he was sick of him. That’s all people identified him with. At one point Conan Doyle even forbade people to mention Holmes’ name in his presence.
I had been planning for a while to shut down the Duggar threads on August 7th. When I saw the above diagram, I thought that would be a great opportunity to shut it down now. I ultimately decided to stick with the original plan. You have one week to say your goodbyes.