Tuesday, August 28, 2012

VII

On a whim yesterday, I did some searching on the Wikipedia:
The Far Side 15 years
Calvin and Hobbes 10 years
The X-Files 9 years
Bloom County 9 years
House 8 years
Moonlighting 5 years
...so VFTP should have at least another couple of years before it becomes self-parody, burned out, or has a major cast member leave in a contractual huff.

Today marks seven years of pretty-much daily muttering over a keyboard before 0800 by someone who is not notably a morning person: 7 years, 8962 posts, 130148 comments, and 5360308 visits.

I'd like to sit around and mull over even more statistics 'cause I'm a nerd like that, but it's getting on towards eight, and I gotta get a post up...

Thanks for reading, everybody.
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56 comments:

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Congratulations! Now go take a nap. :)

Roberta X said...

Happy Bloggiversary! (sic? "It's a damned poor mind that only knows one way to spell a word!")

staghounds said...

Psst, you're getting typecast. And you know you are just carrying the others. You could do a lot better out on your own. Think about it, have your people call my people.

Peter said...

Congrats, Tam! Thanks for seven years of snark. Looking forward to at least seven more!

Josh H said...

Keep up the good work Tam! Love reading your witty blog every day!

John said...

Reward yourself with a nice read. The autobio of one Ben Hecht, newspaper cub reporter and later screen writer, might bring a grin to your morning face: "Gaily, Gaily", I think was the title.

His early days had shenanigans, the reading of which, might extend y'r zest for the bitten word.

and Good Snarking, for as long as you shall reap gladness there-from.

Todd said...

Thank you!!!!

Murphy's Law said...

Thanks for being here and brightening our days. Now go post something. ;-)

Gerry N. said...

Tam, for the luvva G-d don't quit. I'd just hafta roll over to the wall and die if you do. You're what keeps me more or less sane.

Gerry N.

Quellist said...
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Keads said...

Thanks for all the snark!

BobG said...

Happy blogoversary, and thanks for all the free ice cream.

NAVIGATOR said...

BRAVA MYSTRA!

Dwight Brown said...

I'm hoping VFTP outlives me. I'm with Gerry N. above: I don't know what I'd do without it. I'd probably have to start drinking (oh, wait, I already do that) and collecting Glocks instead of Smith and Wessons.

Happy anniversary.

Borepatch said...

Well the snark is all great fun, of course, but your posts are some of the smartest I've found on Al Gore's 'net.

As to burnout and self-parody, memento mori and all that, but smart is a leg up on a lot of the 'net.

Thanks for the free ice cream.

Dana said...

Tam, thanks for starting my mornings for longer than I care to remember! I agree that you do a lot toward keeping me (and a lot of others obviously) sane. Please don't stop - I would absolutely go into withdrawal. Thanks again!

Dave in PB said...

Congratulations and Very Nicely Done.

Jay G said...

Happy blogiversary, Tam. You are one of my (admittedly few) daily reads, and have been for, well, seven years now.

I passed nine years total blogging last month. That's like a gabillion in people years...

Rustmeister said...

Keep on rockin', Tam. you'll do fine, just don't get Ted McGinley blogging here....

Boat Guy said...

As one of the thousands (likely) of commenters I can only say; Thank You!

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

yay

Mike in KY said...

Well, it's some of the best free ice cream I've ever had. Sometimes that's my only breakfast.

Anonymous said...

Well Done.

Gerry

Joseph said...

I picture you on a set of skis with a leather jacket at the base of a ramp next to a shark tank.

LCB said...

A blog about books and guns...written by a woman who loves Rush. No way it'll ever jump the shark! :-)

og said...

meh. PJ is still going strong, even if his snark is more family oriented and tame these days.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Congrats! You don't look a day over three!

Matt G said...

It's a strange mind that compares VFTP to Moonlighting.

Here's hoping you're at the Bruce Willis point in your career arc, rather than the Cybill Shepherd point, with regard to that show.

Ken said...

What, no love for Fringe? ;-)

(Okay, I know it has another short season to run. It's like The X-Files run through a Tolstoy-Dostoevsky filter, to make it extra tragic.)

Kidding aside, happy bloggiversary.

JC said...

Brava, bella

Frank W. James said...

Congratulations! You indeed have a talent, a Great Talent actually, for which you do not receive just financial compensation...

All The Best,
Frank W. James

rickn8or said...

Dang. Late to the party again and the kiss-ups have used all the best lines.

Thanks for all the free ice cream and weapons-grade snarkery.

Hope to read much more in the future.

Rob K said...

Thanks for writing! It's a daily pleasure.

Orygunmike said...

Thanks for all the information, humor, and snark. You were one of the first bloggers I ever read, and I discovered you right when I began to really get into the gun-culture and become more informed of all things *tacticool*.......

armedlaughing said...

Glad you are in for the long haul! You re one of my inspirations (a BlogMom!)
But, I'll never reach your level of snark!
Congratulations!

gfa

Mattexian said...

Awesome! Congrats, and many more happy years! (I'll admit it, I need my snark fix in the morning!)

Micki Mahoney said...

May your rapier wit continue to carve your initials on the shirt-fronts of hysterical eejits everywhere, before swinging from the chandelier of snark, jumping on the horse of random information and galloping homeward to the porch of Libertopia. And may your domino-mask of well-thought-out-arguments, never slip in the process. (I'd say more about your sombrero of eloquence, but I couldn't find the words.)

I've been reading since day one and, sincerely, thank you for the last seven years.

RandyGC said...

ibid

Love the Snark flavored free ice cream.

Thank you

Kristopher said...

Be sure to post the vid when you attempt to jump the shark.

Anonymous said...

I've been hanging around the Porch off and on for six of those years but I'd forgotten that it and I share a b-day.

And while I wouldn't mind that much not having any more, if I do I hope VFTP will too, the twain growing longer of tooth and shorter of patience together.

Congrats, TK.

PB

Jeff said...

Thanks!
I've Probably been around for 6 or so now.

Jennifer said...

So is it itchy at seven years? Some blond chick said something to that effect once.

Thank you for providing something to read for all this time.

aczarnowski said...

Thanks for the free ice cream!

Windy Wilson said...

Don't quit, that's some good free ice cream!
Kim Du Toit quit, Publicola quit, I wouldn't have any reason to get out of bed if you quit, too.

Buzz said...

Firely 1 year
Dark Angel 2 years
Star Trek 3 years

The View 15 years
Politically Incorrect + Real Time 18 years
One Life to Live 43 years

You should well know that quality isn't measured by longevity....

Old NFO said...

Thanks for the education, snark and bloggy goodness! And looking forward to MOAR!!! :-)

Jeffro said...

You, ma'am, are doin' it right!

mariner said...

Thanks for reading? Hell, that's easy. Thanks for writing!

It's been that long? Already?

Brad K. said...

Tam,

There are still worlds to conquer.

The Bizarro comic strip started in 1985, a duration the English might call a "spanner".

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/65/Bizarro_9-2-2008.jpg

Happy blogiversary!

TigerStripe said...

Congrats from a first time visitor!

TS

global village idiot said...

Congrats on the first seven, Tam! Glad and happy to know you.

gvi

Anonymous said...

Appreciate the snark as always. :)

ToddG said...

Congrats, Tam! I look forward to XIV!

Rob Reed said...

Congrats! Your success is well earned. You are one of the best writers I know.

Rob (Trebor)

Unknown.Rodent said...

Congratulations!

Thanks you! Your little patch of the inter-tubes is a welcome daily read.

Will said...

Can't recall when I found your blog, and in an attempt to figure it out I have started reading it from the beginning. Good stuff right from the git go!
"The Lyin', the Bitch, and the Wardrobe" should have made it to prime time media.

BTW, did you give up bikes when you moved to Indy?