Why in Hades did I decide to call my blog “Thinker Boy, Inc.?”
Well, I’ve always been a thinker. Even when I was a boy, I spent too much time in my head. Today, I’ve gotten big enough and old enough to become “Inc.”
I even teach thinking for a living. Can you believe people make good money doing such as that? What’s the world coming to?
Thinker Boy sounds like a slightly underachieving Superhero. He’s able to leap tall ideas in a single bound but often has trouble getting out of bed. A blog with such a name could make readers laugh and think at the same time. Heck, I’ve always found great benefit in being able to kill two birds with one stone.
Thinker Boy sounded like a fun title. Even now, as I sit thinking about it, I feel the corners of my mouth turning in a northerly direction.
I thought it would allow me to write about myself in third-person. I could stop being Troy and become Thinker Boy for the occasional blog. This would allow me to write things like “Thinker Boy did this” and “Thinker Boy thought about that.”
I took me about a week to finally decide on a name for the blog. I also liked “Mister Manifesto,” but I thought it made me sound too much like a crank.