Long-time followers of the Monkey have probably begun to suspect what I already know—that I suffer from the rarely-diagnosed and as-yet medically-unrecognized Bipolar Comment Disorder (BCD). Which means that sometimes I respond enthusiastically to every comment you leave and sometimes I don't respond at all. The latter is not a result of a waning in my affection and appreciation for your cyber-presence, but is a reflection of the dullness of my mood, the low level of my energy or, in the case of this last weekend, the geographical distance from my computer (I am one of six people in America without an iPad, iPhone or iAnythingElse—why, I'm not even on Facebook).
Such behavior is generally considered rude in the blogosphere.
So to Rachel, Thingy, Brandie, Philip Sumpter, Yvette, Bellotoot, Juliette, Who Am Us, Janice Below, VP81955, Mister Muleboy, John Baxter, Mark Bourne, and especially to you, Dawn, who chose my "Christmas Movies You May Have Forgotten Are Christmas Movies" as the post of the week last week, I most humbly apologize and say "God bless you, God bless you everyone!"
I will resolve to be more consistently responsive in the coming year.
Red Monks, The (1988)
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