Thursday, September 30, 2004

On the Milk Carton

Well, it seems that a member of blogosphere has disappeared for good. I’ve been following the comments for a few days at Kev's place and it’s getting weird over there. He hasn’t posted since August 29, and rumor has it that he’s:

1. sick of blogging so he’s writing a novel
2. run away with a stripper
3. been shipped off to Iraq
4. been killed in a car accident
5. has become a Mormon
6. has been officially requested by his employers to refrain from using their club as the inspiration for his blog.

It’s weird how little we know about the people in this world. Weirder yet that someone with such a popular blog can just drop off the face of the earth, leaving people with absolutely no clue what happened. There are well over 200 comments on his site, with no word from the man himself, unless you count all the fake Kevin comments left by assholes with nothing better to do than shake things up. (Yeah, but what am I doing?) Although the scariest comment to date is one posted by someone claiming to be Kev’s friend, who just found the site, saying that he was killed in a car accident involving a drunk driver. Of course there’s no way to verify this without any details. So it all goes back to the whole "who’s who in bloggerville" concept, which we’ve all been through before. It’s a shame in a sense, since Kev’s blog got me into this whole mess of blog community. I feel a bit of personal loss. I can only hope whoever Kevin is, he’s alive and well, and laughing at all the people still commenting on his blog and begging him to come back. I don’t think he’ll be back, but we’ll probably never know why.

I’ll post something better tomorrow before I leave, just wanted to know if anyone has any thoughts on the many identity controversies of blogland.

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