Sunday, February 10, 2008

Thanks For Stopping By

During my senior year of college, my roommates and I stumbled upon this website. Go check it out, then come back here.

Did you listen to the whole thing? Did you listen to it several times? 'Cause it's an endless loop. And did you check out that kid's mullet? Classic. Did you read that statement at the bottom of the page? Go back and check it out again. Pretty funny stuff.

At Bluefield, we thought this was one of the funniest and possibly greatest websites we had come across. How shocked were we to find out that this site had been viral for years before we even found it. Apparently, some kids at the University of Richmond knew about it years ago. Were we the only ones in the country that didn't know about this kid in New Mexico who was desperate for a girlfriend?

My friend Andy had been on a mission trip with these U of R kids and for some reason, he started that final phrase, "Bye, thanks for stopping by!" The U of R kids finished the phrase with him. Everyone got a good laugh out of that.

I can't help but wonder where this Michael Blount is today. Obviously, he was 11 years old when he created his website. But how long ago was that? It was sometime before 2001. Even if it was 2001 when he launched the site, he would be at least 16 now. But I'm betting his in his 20s now. Do you think he ever got that girlfriend he was looking for? Do you think he got a better set of frames? Did he ever get a decent haircut? Did his voice change? He's probably a J.J. Abrams-type mystery. The kind that involves uncovering more questions than answers.

So for my fellow Bluefield alum who read this blog post, there's a little nostalgia for you. For those of you who didn't know the site existed, I hope you got a good laugh out of it. And to Michael Blount, I wish you luck in your continued search for love.


Thanks for stopping by.

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