Yes, El has been absent. Between holiday festivities, and a certain bankruptcy that shall remain unnamed, El's plate has been full.
Due to the bankruptcy, it is unknown whether El will get his pension, which is why El continues finding ways to reinvent himself. El is much more than a cupcake, he's an icon, and should be revered. If The Shat can do it, so can El! El could do a one cupcake show!!
And speaking of reveling in the cupcake... it has not gone unnoticed that almost all articles regarding a certain bankruptcy fail to mention THE CUPCAKE!!!
Rick Ruggles?? I'm talking to you (and everybody else, but yours was the last article El read). El realizes your slant was health and new snacking habits. For that matter, El can't really even bust you, because El has long grown tired of people trying to take a bite out of him and wouldn't mind if they stopped, but you could have at least mentioned the cupcake.
El ran with the best and the brightest. El was courted by artists and literary stars! El used to be on the A-list of who was invited to dinner, not only because he was tasty, but because he was EL SNACKTATOR!!! And yet journalists like Rick still write things like this:
Again, El asks... where's the mention of the cupcake... Really Rick??
El has had a rough number of years... trying to reinvent himself, trying to not live in the past, trying to once again catch lightning in a bottle (Don't bust El's chops for split infinitives, Rick... you're the journalist, not El). He could use a little adoration. He could use a little reveling in his El-ness. But now, all we hear about is the Twinkie.
Well, that's going to change. The Mayans aren't the only ones predicting things for 2012. No, El is going to reclaim his rightful spot in the grand scheme of things. He never really was one of those mass-produced things anyhow. They were inadequate copies of the one true snack cake.