I mean, the real one. Who is fictional. So, I mean the real fictional one.
Well, whatever. The character is 50 years old today, going by the 50th anniversary of the publication of To Kill A Mockingbird.
It may seem like a pretentious pseudonym, but I only picked it to bug Scott Greenfield. That, and because I’m not a very imaginative guy when it comes to things like that. And I often wonder whether most people even know who the character is anymore.
1961 was a different time for sure, both with respect to our visions of outer space and the criminal justice system. And of course I am sure in other ways, too.
Not that I’m nostalgic or overly romantic about those times. Picking that name was more mental lethargy at work than anything else, something I’ve always tried very hard to avoid in other contexts, but in this instance I assume it is harmless.