A letter from me to you

Hey there, everybody. My name is Brian McGovern. Some of you may know me as the person who writes the column entitled “Spin It Round, Flip It and Reverse It.” In fact, almost all of you reading this right now would know me as said person. That’s true. It’s also true that I got the name from a line in a Missy Elliott song. It’s also true that the state of Illinois yields an average of 164 bushels of corn an acre each year. But that’s not why I’m writing you this letter. I am addressing another truth: that this will be the last installment of “Spin It.”
Katie Holmes once told Christian Bale that maybe when the world stopped needing Batman maybe they could be together. But then Maggie Gyllenhaal wrote, “I’m not sure the day will ever come that you will no longer need Batman.” Basically, I don’t know what to think. What I do know is that there comes a time to move on; be it from home, a job or a town, we all must leave things behind. And, just as Rachel Dawes got hardcore exploded in The Dark Knight, I too have decided to gracefully exit the stage.
You’ll still see me, maybe not as a tiny face or a byline in the corner of the buzz, but I’ll still be around. I’ll be all around in the dark — I’ll be everywhere. Wherever you can look, wherever there’s a fight, so hungry people can eat, I’ll be there. Wherever there’s a cop beatin’ up a guy, I’ll be there. I’ll be in the way guys yell when they’re mad. I’ll be in the way kids laugh when they’re hungry and they know supper’s ready, and when the people are eatin’ the stuff they raise and livin’ in the houses they build, I’ll be there, too.
And maybe at the Girl Talk concert.
Brian McGovern

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