We interrupt this super-serious column to bring you a lighthearted look back…
The recent angst filled comment by Paul Wilson – remember him, the comments dude-turned-writer-turned-expatriate – reminded me that we are approaching the one year anniversary of the passing of Craig Glazer.
Because I think it’s appropriate at this stage of the game,to point out that the beloved comments dude who went by Harley was in fact our beloved Scribe.
As in, Craig.
You may recall that Craig pleasured himself by inventing characters with funny names to populate the comments sections that followed his KC Confidential masterpieces.
And like Paul, Craig measured his writing success by the number of online responses he got.
At one point I noticed that in looking at the IP addresses of Craig’s colorful comments crowd, that they originated in the Fairway area during the day (where he lived). And at night they came the Legends area in KCK after he migrated to Stanford & Sons comedy club.
When I confronted Craig, he reluctantly confessed.
Whereupon I busted him here on KCC for all to see; and they went away for all time, never to be heard from again.
And that was that…or so it seemed.
The dude who confounded readers (and writers) most though remained.
That of course being Harley.
And the guy Harley drove the most crazy – who actually tried to stage a writers walkout if I didn’t permanently band him – was none other than Paul Wilson.
Paul tried to enlist Dwight Sutherland and Glazer, then came to me with the threat that none of them would write for KCC unless I banned Harley.
Just one problem...
While Dwight had been savaged by Harley in a highly personal way, he wasn’t nearly as bothered by it as Paul.
Ditto for Craig, who, it now seems rather obvious, wasn’t going to quit writing over a character he himself had invented.
Which brings me to my overall point…
At this stage of the game, I think it’s time to bring in the jury and state the obvious.
Harley was Craig Glazer.
Somewhere out in the ethos, I imagine Craig is sporting a sly smile, knowing that the duality of his and Harley’s absences has now been fully realized.
I gotta hand it to him, too.
The time or two I really did think Craig and Harley were one and the same, he managed to convince me that they were not.
And sadly, now all three of KCC’s most colorful katzenjammers are missing in action:
Craig, Harley and the ever angry Paul Wilson.
Join me now, in mourning the losses of all three.