Sunday, September 4, 2011
Twenty-Five or Six to Four
Sure, this posting's title is identical to a cool Chicago tune, but that's for later. What is important right now is the big 25-oh!-oh!-oh! (no, I'm not stuttering). Plus there's a four-year anniversary at my Library over some triviality or other.
Sometime earlier today, my blog passed 25,000 viewing. Remember when my Library blogged about the MPL YouTube Channel reaching that plateau? It took a little over a year to reach that video viewership watermark. For my blog, however, we reached it in just under nine months. That, my friends, tells the tale of who is Top Cat at my Library.
So, Boss Lady, will there be some sort of celebration at the next Library staff meeting later this week? Remember, I like tuna-flavored icing on my cake.
There's another, exceedingly minor, completely insignificant, and frankly b-o-r-i-n-g anniversary today at my Library. I wouldn't waste your time with it, but I don't want to trod on anyone's tender toes. Four years ago today, Scowl-Face darkened the staff door at my Library. It has been downhill ever since.
Just Kidding, Scowlly,
Cauli Le Chat
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P.S. Here is "25 or 6 to 4," by Chicago, which was released on the group's second, self-titled album (1970). The group's first double album, The Chicago Transit Authority (1969), was also self-titled, since that was the band's original name, but the City of Chicago threatened legal action to prevent the name's use, and so the group shortened its name to Chicago. "25 or 6 to 4" is a reference to the time of day that Robert Lamm, the songwriter, was writing songs. It was 3:35 or 3:34 A.M., which was 25 (or 26) minutes until four o'clock. The song has no hidden, drug-related lyrical overtones, contrary to mistaken popular belief at the time of its release.