So I finally figured out this morning why my blog has gotten hundreds of hits in the last couple of days, when a typical day’s hits is more like twenty. Apparently, a student at FIT, who happened to have the same name as mine, died the other day when he was hit by a bus.
If you’re one of the people looking for news about him but finding this instead, sorry I can’t help. And if you’re somebody who knew him, although I wouldn’t expect my condolences to mean much, I’ll offer them anyway.
It’s unusual to find other Seths, and it’s especially unusual to find other Seth Kahns. I know there are a couple of others on Facebook (because I get occasional friend requests and e-mails that are clearly not for me), and I know the person who was awarded the patent for the aerosol spray paint can shared the name. I also know somebody used to publish under this name as a byline in the Weekly World News when I was in high school. The only article I remember was one about a kid getting thrown out of a roller-coaster car at an amusement park in Dallas, one of the few verifiably true stories I ever saw in that esteeemed (!) publication.