I mean, of course it was a spoof, and to my eyes, one with a pretty recognizable author. I was smiling along with it until I saw that Nick Morgan had excerpted from it as though it was real, and I was wondering to myself whether I should write to Nick and say, "Um, I don't know if this is something you want to give all that much credibility to, my friend." Anyway, now Anonymous Lawyer has fessed up. (Of course, it is April Fool's Day and so I suppose the confession itself could be a prank, but that gets awfully meta and makes my head hurt....)
Anyway I've been watching the tempest in a teapot about the And What Thanks lawyers and have been thinking a bit (more) about anonymity and credibility and what I like or want to be able to believe in in other people's blog identities. And someday soon I'll post something about it, probably.
Here. This is maybe all I have to say on the matter. I am real. When I write on this blog I am showing you a little bit of who I am. Some of the people who write blogs are real. Those are the ones I like best, the ones I want to know. If you need to be anonymous to be real, I am interested in the truth you have to tell but I wonder, why have you shaped your life so that you can't attribute your name to the truth you have to tell?