Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Clearing My Throat 

Mysteries are always somewhat of a dissapointment when they're solved. Today, everyone finally got confirmation on the identity of the world's most infamously nicknamed newspaper source.

This guy: Mark Felt.

Mark Felt, AKA "Deep Throat" with his daughter at his home in Santa Rosa, CAPosted by Hello


I don't remember that name from AP History.

In a way, it's a shame to see him revealed in his last years. I know it's been over 30 years and that everyone gets old, but it still saddens me to see The Artist Formerly Known As Deep Throat using a walker.

Another thing I never understood: As a newspaper editor, why the hell would you nickname your most valuable source after the most infamous porno movie of the time? Don't answer that, I know: it was the 70's. What a strange and twisted decade.

The funny part of this story is that all the bloggers who wrote about "Deep Throat" today are likely to get a lot more hits from porno searchers.

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