Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I'm riding off into the sunset

Dear Readers,

I bid adeiu. Much of the problem is that some people have difficulty with reality perception, so I'm shutting the blog down.

The character I wrote in is a bizarre iconoclast that could only happen in New Orleans. Much of the blog was in the spirit and style of Fake Steve Jobs (http://fakesteve.blogspot.com), by taking a complex real life character and using that character for commentary. What Fake Steve Jobs was to the technology industry, Faux Sidney was to New Orleans. I used that model to write and gave my character his own unique voice.

Also, like Daniel Lyons, I actually kind of admire the character I parodied. He's a businessman who suddenly found himself in the waste industry. He's trying to do a great job and likes to impress, but peril seems to show up around every corner. Where most folks would quit, Sidney musters on (probably baffled and wondering WTF is next). Shakespeare couldn't come up with a better character and situation, so I used this to comment, create stories, and make jokes. I always written him in the best light and never intended any harm. Some of the strange responses I've gotten just shows how much "cult of personality" the real Sidmeister actually has.

Anyway, I'll miss writing for this character and hope the best for the real Sidney. Thank you for the comments and emails that made me laugh and thank you for reading. I hope you all enjoyed, laughed, and were entertained since that was the entire purpose of the blog.

Adios,
FS

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to see you go.
You were very entertaining.
Unfortunately, some people take
things too seriously and have no
sense of humor. A common trait
among very angry people.
Please return as another "faux"
Try Washington DC--they need humor.

swell

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the LOLz, Faux Sidney! I'll miss your "lemony-fresh" commentary.

Anonymous said...

it is very telling that one would not appreciate this type of humor after all, he is the one who seemed to want the spotlight

Anonymous said...

Sorry that some people are unable to tell the difference between real and faux. Please don't take it personally.

Anonymous said...

Miss you already.

Anonymous said...

OMG! No! You can't stop. I just found this blog and it keeps me going each and every day! I guess there is too much truth in Humor and the City can't take it. I will miss this blog so much. Please reconsider . . .

Warriorcep said...

Watch the movie "Pump Up The Volume" What Chuck u Farley was for that community is what you are for our community..."Talk hard" man! "Talk hard!"

Anonymous said...

awww

Warriorcep said...

Actually to correct myself, the lead character played by Christian Slater in Pump up the Volume was Hard Harry!! and here is a quote for you Faux Sidney to say Adieu...

"Talk hard, I like that. It's like a dirty thought in a nice clean mind."

Anonymous said...

this is too sad! where will i get my humor? help!

Anonymous said...

If you live in NOLA or ever have lived in NOLA, please sign....

SIDNEY D. TORRES IV FOR MAYOR OF NEW ORLEANS

http://www.petitiononline.com/SDT_NOLA/petition.html

boathead said...

I missed you before, but now...with Sludgegate opening before us....I just can't stand it that FauxSidney is gone.

Anonymous said...

Wow all I can say is that you are a great writer! Where can I contact you if I want to hire you?

Anonymous said...

You can contact me at fauxsidney@gmail.com

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