Henry Louis Gomez said...
Wow, I'm really flattered to see that I'm so important so that a mere mention of my name generates so many comments. And I'm happy that I could help Manuel in that regard since he measures his blog by the number of comments rather than the number of readers. I have to hand it to him, it takes a lot of time to post all those comments.
But I came to correct another lie, or rather another misperception by Manuel.
The photo that I use on my blogger profile is not my high school photograph. The photo in question was a "head shot" taken by my employer in about 1998. Since I worked at an ad agency that was also a PR firm, I was required to have such a photo taken. I graduated high school in 1987.
I have used that photo simply because I like it. I was thinner then. And younger too.
But for Manuel I will update it. I'm sure he'd like to have a better idea of what I look like now in case we were ever to run into each other. Too bad he won't return the favor.
4/18/2008 1:01 AM
Henry Louis Gomez said...
Here you go. I figure that if one Gomez generates 160 comments then four should generate well over 600.
4/18/2008 1:12 AM
Glad to have been able to help you grow up, as has always been my goal. After a decade (or more than a quarter of your life), it was time to change the photo. With it, I hope, will come a new (if older) Henry whose family obligations make him more conscious of the suffering children of our country [I mean Cuba], which trumps all else and should be the principal concern of us all.
Our mutual friend and scourge fantomas is right: If I had not replaced this thread ["Round Four"] with the one honoring the Bay of Pigs veterans, it would surely have surpassed 400 comments.
Because, of course, you are a vastly interesting person, Henry. Wasn't I the first to realize that and haven't I made you an internet icon because of it? Gratitude would require some acknowledgment on your part. Your fame, certainly, was not derived from your appearance on Jamaican radio.
An upholder of truth as yourself should have the basic honesty to admit it: everybody mentions RCAB to you these days, it is the purest wellspring of your celebrity. I am reliably informed that it sends you into a rage every time that it happens, and I am sorry that you are now in a constant state of vexation because of it.
But fame is not an easy thing to bear. You may want to ask for pointers from your classmate and Belén's second-most famous graduate, Perez Hilton.
I am touched by your request for a photograph. E-mail me your address (you still have my e-mail, don't you?) and I shall be pleased to send you an autographed one with generous sentiments that you will always treasure. All that I ask is that you not lend it to Val because I wouldn't want it to end up on some altar with a thousand pins stuck in it.
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