I want to write a very short article that celebrates my 200th article ( Department of Defense Accepting Openly Gay Applicants; We Need More Meat (Soldiers)!)
It’s not a great article, but it’s my 200th one. What’s so special about 200? 200 is the natural number following 199 and preceding 201. That’s pretty good company, if you’re a number.
Thanks to Associated Content for hosting 200 (actually, 202, with this one) Adam Michael Luebke articles. That’s more than I would have dared support. Of course, the pay isn’t great, and the exposure is mediocre, but I’m grateful for the platform.
200 was the year of our Lord. What happened in the year 200? The world was diseased, it was an ugly place filled with fury, a planet lightly inhabited (relative to 2010), roaring with agony, its soul plagued, irreparable; unpunished murders in the Roman cobblestone streets, blood and papyrus, exploding meteorites, severe famine, erupting bodily abscesses, the scratching of wounds, and unprotected sex (the worst sexually transmitted diseases in the year 200 were syphilis and pregnancy [that’s not a fact, at least not the syphilis part]).
You can take 200, and add a ‘zero’ to its end and list the same calamities.
200 is a Harshad number. “Harshad” comes from the Sanskrit word harsa, which means “great joy”. Am I joyed? Yes. In fact, I’m overjoyed about 200. And my 200th Associated Content article. I take that joy with me everywhere.
Just so you know, a Harshad number is an integer that is divisible by the sum of its digits. It’s slightly more complicated than that, but not much. I want to keep this article short.
200 is the number of calories contained in one bite of a McDonald’s Big Mac.
200 is also, in this particular article, representative of ‘literary masturbation’. Sorry about that.
Thanks for reading, everyone!