In my never-ending search for interesting topics and/or time-wasters, I was going to start a new side project called "Anonymous." My profile picture would be a shadowy silhouette and my real identity would remain unknown to all but my closest inner circle (ie, my bookshelf and remote). The entire point of the blog would be to take credit for all of the anonymous material out there on the web. Occasionally I would gloat about another person's anonymous comment, catchphrase or donation, and claim to be the source of several anonymous books and self-help programs.
It's the perfect crime!
I eventually scrapped the project after I realized that I have enough on my plate with my job, my never-ending To Do List to get the house ready for the baby, and reruns of Scrubs on Comedy Central.
Your homework assignment is to do something nice for someone anonymously - anonymous in the sense that the beneficiary won't know that you did something nice for them, but you'll still tell me and all of my other readers. Otherwise, how else can I take credit for it when I decide to start up my Anonymous project again?
Hacker, Hack Thyself
4 months ago