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I passed a million views a little while ago. I didn’t notice when. Drudge gets that many hits in the time it takes him to sneeze, but I’m chuffed to make it after six years. Just thought I’d mention it, as today is my Sixth Blogaversary! Woo woo!

Lessee…Wikipedia sez the sixth anniversary is Iron (traditional US), Sugar (traditional UK) or Wood objects (modern US). Iron, sugar and wood. I’m not sure what I can do with that.

Oh, it’s also Uncle B and my fourth wedding anniversary. So that’s…Linen and silk or fruit and flowers or electrical appliances. Okay, NOW you’re talking. I think we can build a pretty acceptable orgy out of those things.

We couldn’t think of anything we really wanted to do to celebrate, so we’ve got a bottle of champagne, a goose for dinner and we’re going to watch the High Def version of The Birds. Smooooooth.

Oh, we’re also thinking of buying ourselves a couple more chooks to celebrate, rounding out our little flock to six. If we can find a local supplier who’s got what we want when we want it. Stay tuned.

Anyway, thanks so much for coming here. I love my commenters. And yes, I love you guys who read and don’t comment, too. Here’s to another year of chickens, silly Photoshops and fart jokes!

p.s. And don’t forget — tomorrow, 6WBT sharp. Dead Pool Round 45!


Comment from mojo
Time: February 14, 2013, 10:03 pm

“Hell, a feller could have a purty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff…”
— Dr. Strangelove

Comment from Deborah
Time: February 14, 2013, 10:23 pm

Oh Happy Anniversary! Four Years! I didn’t remember that Valentine’s Day was your wedding anniversary. Very smart—getting married on Valentine’s Day. You could always make divinity—which strikes me as a very romantic candy, though I am not sure why.

Comment from wendyworn
Time: February 14, 2013, 10:29 pm

Strange how I wandered in here on your anniversary! Happy anniversary!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 14, 2013, 10:42 pm

It was quite deliberate, Deborah. We got married in an ancient church with no electricity, and February 14 was a Saturday, and the earliest day they’d open the church for us. No heat, you see. Our vows came out in great plumes of steam.

Anyway, this way there’s one fewer date to remember. For me. I’m terrible about these things. Uncle B is really good about them.

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: February 14, 2013, 11:15 pm

Happy anniversaries!
I think your next mil will definitely be a shorter time frame.

Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: February 14, 2013, 11:35 pm


So you are going to eat bird, while watching The Birds, and discuss getting more birds.

Nothing says romance like an avian-themed evening. My birder pals would totally dig this.

Comment from AliceH
Time: February 14, 2013, 11:54 pm

I can’t believe I have to follow the perfect comment (Feynmangroupie@11:35). No pressure. 🙂

Happy anniversaries, sweasel and Uncle B.

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: February 15, 2013, 12:04 am

Congradulations all ’round!!!

Comment from dissent555
Time: February 15, 2013, 12:07 am

Happy Happy. Well, with the wood and iron I’m thinking “weapons”. Heat up the forge and see what comes to mind. While the forge is heatin’ up, stir the sugar with water and your favorite grain, throw in some yeast, let the little buggers go to town, see what bubbles up. Maybe waste heat from the forge can run the still.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: February 15, 2013, 12:18 am

Chickens that do silly Photoshops and crack fart jokes? I think I can stick around for that…. 😉

Comment from Mark
Time: February 15, 2013, 12:38 am

Congratulations to you both! I’ve loved your website from the very first time I saw it–four or five years ago?

We just watched The Birds HD the other night. It’s a whole different movie in HD. Watch for the decorations in the house–things you’ve never paid attention to in the fuzzy version. It almost seems a contemporary film.

Can’t remember where I saw this, but seems appropriate here: Vaguely Rude Place Names of the World, an interactive map. We actually, um, passed through Shitterton, Dorset, a few weeks ago. http://maps.geotastic.org/rude/

Looking forward to seeing you hit 2 million!

Comment from USCitizen
Time: February 15, 2013, 12:57 am

Nifty! Congrats.

Comment from Can’t hark my cry
Time: February 15, 2013, 1:06 am

Felicitations–on both counts.

Comment from Argentium G. Tiger
Time: February 15, 2013, 1:14 am

Happy Anniversary you two, and many more to come I hope!

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: February 15, 2013, 1:35 am

Happy Happy Joy Joy anniversary, SWeezy!

Comment from Some sentimental Vegetable
Time: February 15, 2013, 1:46 am

Congratulations on getting hit on 1’000’000 times and still staying married for 4 years! Seriously I’m amazed that you manage to post something every day and that Uncle B puts up with the obsession that must take!

Spent yesterday and today delivering Valentine’s flowers. The most fun I’ve had in a
long time. BEST: Exhausted lady with head down on desk looks up to Roses and orchids, delivered by me inblack/black mit hippy pony tail. She looked up when I said” Valentine’s flowers for ma’am” , and she just bloomed. That was nice

Comment from Gromulin
Time: February 15, 2013, 1:55 am

Congrats! It’s been 4 years since you started your job search in the UK? Time Flies. 🙂

Comment from EZnSF
Time: February 15, 2013, 2:21 am

Happy Annivalenblog!

Comment from Tibby
Time: February 15, 2013, 2:31 am

Happy happy joy joy! Congrats on it all!

Comment from Harbqll
Time: February 15, 2013, 6:10 am

I don’t comment much, or often. But I started reading you in early 2008, after a friend sent me the link to your original Zombie Reagan picture. That’s really all it took; I was hooked from the start.

And reading/commenting here is how I got to know ole Steamboat McGoo, and CB from Soylent Green – my imaginary friends who live in the computer, as I think you once put it.

So don’t let my lack of feedback fool you…I check your blog pretty much much every weekday for the next entry. Always amusing, and usually informative as well. Your images have found their way into my Facebook stream a lot more than once. I don’t know how many of your entries I’ve had to read to my wife, usually right after she asks me what I’m laughing so hard about.

Keep it up. Here’s to the next six years!

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: February 15, 2013, 6:17 am



Comment from steve
Time: February 15, 2013, 2:03 pm

In celebration, I have refreshed several times…..hoping that these show up as discrete hits.

Comment from Browndog
Time: February 15, 2013, 5:59 pm

Glad to have been a small, minute, miniscule part of the madness…

Comment from mojo
Time: February 15, 2013, 5:59 pm

Via David Thompson:
Cheezy SF mag cover generator

Comment from naleta
Time: February 15, 2013, 6:59 pm

Adding my belated congratulations. I try to do my part in adding to the hit counter. 🙂

Comment from surly
Time: February 15, 2013, 7:22 pm

Happy Anniversaries!
Oh, and I’ve got myself a birthday weekend! Here’s to drunken musties!

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: February 15, 2013, 7:44 pm

Excellent… just excellent.

Comment from Gibby Haynes
Time: February 15, 2013, 9:06 pm

Strange memories on this nervous night in Britain. Five years later? Six? It seems like a lifetime, or at least a Main Era—the kind of peak that never comes again.

Comment from tomfrompv
Time: February 15, 2013, 11:47 pm

excellent website, monochrome is the new color.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: February 16, 2013, 12:26 am

Thanks, everyone!

We survived…. despite this morning’s hangover headache 😉

Comment from thefritz
Time: February 18, 2013, 3:20 am

Found this party just over three years ago and have to say I really enjoy mingling with the super bunch of friends you’ve acquired S. Weasel. Oh yes, we need to strain the occasional Kiwi turd from the punchbowl, but the snacks and snark make for a most delightful soiree. Wouldn’t it be fun if we could all meet up for real one day…Of course then we’d see what we all really look like and not how I fantasize…er..imagine…you all look like. Party on!

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