Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Last 1000 Posts

     So for those of you who weren't paying attention yesterday, we featured our 1000th post.  That is ten times one hundred, which is ten times what I thought we'd ever get to.  Yet here we are, and we are blazing into our next 1000 with the fire of 1000 suns.  But let's take a moment to look back at some of our favorite moments from the last 1000 posts.

      I was sitting in my living room many Worldwide Headquarters ago and I looked over and noticed that my book Salt: A World History was missing off of my bookshelf.  This led to a long and arduous journey that lasted for like five months, with many twists and turns and an emotional roller coaster that is unparalleled in world literature.  Okay, that might be a stretch, but there was still a lot of pictures, angst, and even a kidnapping.  Plus there were a lot of snappy lines, so I guess that it was more like an episode of Castle.  And that makes it cool in my book.

     I also began a long relationship with the Blessed Virgin Mary that lived outside of my apartment right near the stairs that I had to use to get in and out.  I also began an equally strange journey with all of her representations - usually housed in a half-sunken claws foot bathtub - that followed me all around the country.  Strangely enough, I haven't seen a BVM in quite some time, and I can only wonder what she has in store for us.  Maybe I need to go to a less touristy place.

     We tirelessly and repeatedly plugged something called "The Bump Experiment" that some guy in North Carolina was putting on.  We even set a post like years in advance so we didn't forget it.  The problem, however, was that the guy who was putting it on seemed to forget.  There was nothing on his website to mark the day when it finally came to pass.  We did, however, try bumping several things and it didn't work out so hot.

     We have never won any awards beyond the undying love of over a dozen loyal followers, despite the fact that we give out a Blog of the Year Award every June 30th.  We hope to win it some year.

The Branches

    We have branched out a lot during out last 1000 posts.  We started a long time ago with just the humble Mac that this post is being typed on, and now we have a highly successful podcast and store and we are even on Twitter and Facebook.  I mean, have you looked at all the shit on the left?  It's been a pretty great ride.

    There's been a lot of other cool stuff too, and we seriously suggest that you take some time to peruse our offerings from the last 1000 posts.  There is some good stuff in there.  I mean, there is some terrible crap in there too, but there is a lot of good stuff.  So enjoy, and we hope you stick with us for the next 1000 posts and beyond.

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