Meet The New Boss

I knew my reign as the Czar of the Monthly Challenge would eventually come to an end sometime. Well, that time has arrived. I’m just glad I was able to step down voluntarily rather than be overthrown by violent revolution.

Before I officially announce the new czar, I just want to say I was honored and proud to serve the Cycle365 community for a full year. I know my challenges were often a little strange, sometimes absurd and, one time, almost incomprehensible.

Yet, nobody complained (publicly, at least) and everybody put forth their best effort. From the bottom of that multi-chambered, blood pumping organ in my chest, I thank you all for your loyalty and support.

To be honest, I can’t remember exactly HOW I became the Czar in the first place. I have to believe it was handed to me by my predecessor, Czar Grumbleface–just as he was named by his predecessor, Czar Scooter. In the same way, without further ado, it is time for me to introduce my successor.

This person is, first of all, eminently qualified. In the past, he served as interim Czar when he came up with the brilliant Scavenger Hunt Challenge approximately one year ago. That’s not the only example of his creativity. Look no further than his recent “F— the Filthy Fly Month” post. (Okay, don’t get up in a lather. In this case “F—” means “Fight.”)

I’m pretty sure this individual also came up with the term “CZAR” for a regular guy who has to think up challenge ideas every month.

If you’ve been paying attention, you may know I have hinted at who the next Czar will be. And, one week ago, I reached out to him and told him to be prepared for this announcement. There was no objection, and to me, no objection means total acceptance.

Therefore, please welcome our new Czar of the Challenge . . . my esteemed colleague from the great state of Illinois, Czar Rich the First.

7 response to "Meet The New Boss"

  1. By: Bill Stone Posted: June 17, 2022

    “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. We won’t get fooled again!” –Pete Townshend

    • By: gregblood Posted: June 17, 2022

      Very astute, young Grumbleface. I’m pretty sure Czar Rich won’t be the same as me though. And that’s a good thing.

    • By: gregblood Posted: June 17, 2022

      I liked the choice, but don’t be surprised if you are next in line.

  2. By: NancyG Posted: June 17, 2022

    Thank you Greg for a great reign of service,, and welcome Czar Rich the First.

    • By: gregblood Posted: June 17, 2022

      Thank YOU for your continued support and participation.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 17, 2022

    Thank you Czar Gregory for such an eloquent introduction, 🙂

    Sincerely, I believe Czar Gregory’s jersey should be retired and placed in a honorable spot at Target Field. Target Field? When did they do that???

    Ill just be your humble Challenge Host — no title necessary. As someone once pointed out . . .Rich is very humble, but then, he has a lot to be humble about. 🙂

    As the Aesop so wisely stated: “Be careful what you wish for; you may get it”

    So, that said, the peaceful transition takes place in just a few days,

    Thank you one and all for your encouragement!

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