My Calvin and Hobbes RSS Feed went blank yesterday after I provided a link on my last post, Comics. I couldn’t help thinking that it may be due to a mysterious new Wes Effect. Then I noticed my blog being listed #53 in the top 300 Feeds That Matter For Programming. Hmm, I did get an MVP award earlier this month.
Suddenly, a feeling began to sink in. I became reminded of a quote by two-time Oscar winner Sally Field. Here’s an excerpt from her Wikipedia entry with the quote in question.
She won another Oscar in 1985 for her starring role in Places in the Heart; her gushing acceptance speech is well remembered for its earnestness. In it, Field stated "I haven't had an orthodox career, and I've wanted more than anything to have your respect. The first time I didn't feel it, but this time I feel it, and I can't deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!" . The line ending in "...I can't deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!" is often misremembered as simply "You like me, you really like me!" which has subsequently been the subject of many parodies. (Field parodied the line herself in a commercial.)