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Happy #idesofmarch, friends!
Here's a fun bit of personal history with this joke. I first tweeted it in 2012. Every year, people swipe it, take the credit off, and make it a meme. There's only so much one can do about that, but as a creative person it does bother me. By itself, it's just one joke but in the economy of the internet, a popular joke properly credited means more followers/fans/friends. That means more people checking out podcasts, buying albums, coming to shows, telling their friends about you, more work being offered to you by bookers, agents, other creators, etc. The more people who know and like you and your work, the easier it is to make more work.
So a huge thanks to all the people who see the joke get swiped and ask others to credit me. My joke about building community via stabbing has resulted in a feeling of actual community and support. The world is a strange, and sometimes, wonderful place.