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If I did that right, you had a moment of technicolor mustelidity that click-linked to this individual post. Last time I hijacked my own front page, though, the place was a mess until I put it all back where it used to be. (April Fool’s Day, 2011. FYI).

I *will* have my little joke.

Oh, don’t worry. The blog’s still there. I’m not taking this opportunity to retire or anything like that. I’ll put everything back directly. I’d be lost without you, my imaginary internet friends.

I’ll entertain suggestions, though. If you’d like the occasional guest post or photo essay or something.

I was going to do a redesign, but I hate it when my sites change without warning. Also, lazy. I do think I’d like to freshen things up. Clean up the sidebars (are blogrolls any use any more?). Maybe tweak the comment section. Find a rating plugin that works.

Anyway — thanks for a decade of larfs! Honestly, I don’t think I could’ve made a trans-Atlantic move without you.

p.s. Oh, did I forget to mention? Today is also my eighth wedding anniversary. Tonight, I shall drink champagne and eat steak. And leave this post up another day. *waves*


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 13, 2017, 9:31 pm

You can reach the Dead Pool by clicking the link in the sidebar. The Home command won’t operate properly until I put everything back.

Chillax in here for a while.

Comment from Steve Skubinna
Time: February 13, 2017, 9:39 pm

That is one festive weasel, I gotta say.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: February 13, 2017, 10:21 pm

I want my prize for being….whatever number person I am that clicked into the site!
I am entitled!
(Master of hounds and Smalldog the cat).

Hear me whine!

QA sign off on the clicky linky – Notes: “worked very awesomeness”.

And the weasel artwork was Trey Magnifier!

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: February 13, 2017, 10:23 pm

Very glamorous in your white fur coat!
Cheers, Stoaty—to a wonderful ten years and ten more years!

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: February 13, 2017, 10:35 pm

This is the most popular one-post-a-day (only on weekdays) weblog I’ve ever seen. Somebody must be doing something right!
May you enjoy the next ten years as much as the past ten years, Mdm. Stoat Weasel..!!!! This was so hilarious I had to share it. href=http://www.factzoo.com/sites/all/img/mammals/weasel/stoat-roaring-singing.jpg

Comment from Fritzworth
Time: February 13, 2017, 11:01 pm

Love it. And love your blog. Don’t change a thing.

Comment from RimrockR
Time: February 13, 2017, 11:29 pm

Happy year X and here’s hoping you will blog to infinity and beyond. Thanks for all the fun posts and deadly pools. And, thanks much for zombie Hildabeast drawings. She will never be Prezzi ha,ha,ha!

Comment from Veeshir
Time: February 13, 2017, 11:55 pm

Happy Blogday!
That’s one cool weasel, almost as cool as powdered-wig/Judge Weasel.
Judge Weasel was my very favoritest.

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: February 13, 2017, 11:59 pm

Happy Anniversary!…loved the little splash page…I *did* think you got hacked until I thought to click on the graphic :+)

Aside from Ace ‘O Spades HQ and Zero Hedge, this is the only other blog I visit regularly anymore…here’s to the next 10 years of Weaselin’!

Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: February 14, 2017, 12:07 am

Ten years already? And they said it wouldn’t last! Happy Anniversary and looking forward to many more!

Comment from Can’t Hark My Cry
Time: February 14, 2017, 12:13 am

This is the ONLY blog I continue to visit regularly (and when I miss days, go back and read to make sure I get caught up).

My sentiments about this blog: https://www.google.com/search?q=I+love+this+bar&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=sb

Comment from Armybrat
Time: February 14, 2017, 12:18 am

Happy anniversary! Seems like only yesterday I stumbled upon this place and followed the exploits as you visited unka B in London and then followed your move to old blighty. LOVED the celebratory weasel! Keep it coming…I’ll be here as long as you are!

Comment from dissent555
Time: February 14, 2017, 12:44 am

Artwork stolen!

This would go great on a mug, btw.

Comment from tomfrompv
Time: February 14, 2017, 12:58 am

Weasels don’t have molars? I’ve never seen a close up of a weasel with an open mouth like that. I’m pretty sure my cat had molars back there. He would use to chomp off some grass.

I have some wikipediaing to do. Maybe its what makes weasels, weasels.

Congrats on the decade. Here’s to 4 or 5 more.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: February 14, 2017, 1:07 am

It has been an imaginary honor to be your imaginary friend!

I wasn’t here in The Beginning but I’ve enjoyed several years of Sweaselitude and even won a very non-imaginary dick which I will always treasure.

Please give very careful thought to any mods/updates. In this imaginary world of digital ephemerosity, Sweasel is the imaginary Rock of Gibberellin Gibraltar and is very comforting.

Congratulations and Well Done!

Comment from Mitchell
Time: February 14, 2017, 1:49 am

Happy 10 Years! Hard to believe it’s been that long, but there you go.

Comment from Spad13
Time: February 14, 2017, 1:51 am

Happy blogiversery. I was scared for a second that it was a retirement announcement. Glad it is not.

Comment from Capt Kranky
Time: February 14, 2017, 1:54 am

Found your site several years ago and keep coming back for more. Have a Happy Weaselly Anniversary

Comment from Sk.Y M-39
Time: February 14, 2017, 2:00 am

Always enjoy your site (and never get my pick in the dead pool 🙂 Best of luck in the next ten years!

Comment from Davem123
Time: February 14, 2017, 2:03 am

Happy 10th, Stoaty. May you and Uncle B run the roads of South Blighty forever. Thanks for giving us all this nice place to visit.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: February 14, 2017, 2:10 am



Comment from Pupster
Time: February 14, 2017, 2:16 am

Whoops, a little too quick with the party horn there. Congratulations Stoaty, you have always been my favorite Least Weasel.

Comment from Niña
Time: February 14, 2017, 2:25 am

Happy blogversary!

Comment from bds
Time: February 14, 2017, 2:58 am

So, what is that in weasel years? (Congratulations & thank you.)

Comment from lauraw
Time: February 14, 2017, 3:01 am

I met you in Boston in the Autumn of 2007, you crowd-charming lady. Had no idea until now that your blog was new, back then.

Happy Tenthiversary!

Comment from Sean M.
Time: February 14, 2017, 3:15 am

Happy anniversary, Stoaty!

Comment from Surly Ermine
Time: February 14, 2017, 3:24 am

Grats to my favorite imaginary friend/ Anglo-mustilidae.

Comment from Bob B
Time: February 14, 2017, 3:26 am

Wow! Ten years…. Does this call for Giant Metal Chickens?

Comment from XBradTC
Time: February 14, 2017, 3:29 am

Happy Weaselverssary!

Comment from dissent555
Time: February 14, 2017, 4:07 am

“Giant Metal Chickens?”


Comment from Bob B
Time: February 14, 2017, 4:28 am

Dissent — Years ago, inspired by Sweasel’s chicken … hobby, I dropped a link here about the infamous Giant Metal Chicken, Beyonce.
Apparently, there’s now a Facebook page as well. It turns out GMC are for 15 years. Here’s the original story: http://thebloggess.com/2011/06/21/and-thats-why-you-should-learn-to-pick-your-battles/

Comment from Anne
Time: February 14, 2017, 4:46 am

Happy Anniversary Weasel. Love the blog!
Bob B thanks for the link about the GMC. lmao!

Comment from drew458
Time: February 14, 2017, 4:51 am

Gosh, 10 years go by so fast. Pretty sure I’ve been visiting for at least 8 of them, maybe more. Not sure how I found this place, maybe via IMAO or the original Moronosphere? I’ve been running BMEWS for 9 years 6 weeks now, which sometimes feels like forever and then some. So congrats on sticking with it even longer than I have.

Comment from Roland
Time: February 14, 2017, 4:54 am

I stumbled on the page by accident and Dang it,,, I keep coming back. its like a very bad habit. 🙂

Comment from catnip
Time: February 14, 2017, 5:38 am

Happy anniversary, Stoaty! I got hooked about 7 years ago, and now a weekday without sweasel.com is a day without much fun at all. I hope you’ll be weaselin’ on well past the day when I can’t remember where I permanently mislaid the laptop. Where would a body be without a few choice imaginary internet friends?

Comment from dissent555
Time: February 14, 2017, 2:44 pm

Bob B –
Funny stuff there. Thumbs up!

Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: February 14, 2017, 3:52 pm

Happy 10th, dear. I don’t recall how or when I blundered across your blog (’09 or so? Probably I followed a link from Ace’s site), but I found myself going back to the very beginning to read each post and the comments. Sweasel is one of the few places on the ‘Net that seem to be without snarling, backbiting, and other forms of strife. You and your commenters even handled your one troll, Oceania, without losing your cool. Please do keep up the good work.

Loved the festive weasel. Now I want cookies, or angel cake with little blue icing bits.

Comment from Jon
Time: February 14, 2017, 5:24 pm

w00t 10 Stoaty-years!

Comment from OldFert
Time: February 14, 2017, 7:58 pm

Congrats and happy weaselversary.

(Oddly enough, I found this place by a link from a discussion on religion some place.)

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 14, 2017, 8:26 pm

Yes, tomfrompv – weasels have molars. They’re long rather than square and they don’t stick up above the gums much.

I’ve updated the post to reflect the fact it’s also my 8th wedding anniversary and I’m leaving this up another day while I get sozzled on champagne.

Comment from Crabby Old Bat
Time: February 14, 2017, 9:27 pm

I was not fortunate enough to find your site ten years ago, but for the years I have been following/lurking, your humor and talent have enriched my life. As a huge fan of Mapp and Lucia and ginger cats, I even feel a connection to your chickens and your cats (the connection with the other cat comes from having been the owner of several cats who survived well past the merely elderly stage). Thank you for the smiles and the feeling of being neighbors with someone halfway across the world.

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: February 14, 2017, 9:45 pm

I’m doing the Weasel Dance for you over here. No, you can’t watch.

Happy Annie Verserie!

Comment from Brother Cavil, dolphin brain in a jar
Time: February 14, 2017, 10:09 pm

Happy Anniversaries! (Funny it falls on my birthday…)

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: February 14, 2017, 10:50 pm

Happy Wedding Anniversary 🙂 I like weddings on holidays.
Do you have any words of wisdom regarding marital bliss?
I like what Mrs. Ginsberg had to say: “Sometimes my dear, it helps to be a little deaf.”

Comment from peacelovewoodstock
Time: February 14, 2017, 11:29 pm

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!

It is indeed an honor to be an imaginary internet friend of Stoaty!

Here’s to ten more for the site and many more for the blessed union as well!

Comment from uncle grizzly
Time: February 15, 2017, 12:12 am

I linked onto your lovely monochromatic blog some time after you started, but before you skipped to the UK. I mostly lurk, but it’s always been a fun, comfortable place to visit daily (the only others I visit daily are Ace and Professor Jabobson over at Legal Insurrection). Thanks for the laughs. It’s been awesome, and I look forward to many more. Happy Blogiversary to you and Happy Anniversary to you and Uncle B. It’s nice to know there are *some* good things about Valentine’s Day (which I mostly loathe).

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: February 15, 2017, 2:34 am

Mme. Ermine & Uncle Badger – May your marriage and this wedding anniversary be all that you both wish it to be.

BTW, Stoatie, I really like what you did with the your party animal’s right eye.

Comment from EZnSF
Time: February 15, 2017, 3:09 am

We love you Dame Stoaty!

Comment from tomfrompv
Time: February 15, 2017, 3:31 am

To be honest, my molars don’t look a thing that those on the weasel skull. Oh well. God divides as they say.

Congrats on your anniversary too! Valentines Day!

Since we’re all discussing how we found the site, Mrs. TomfromPV, aka Ad Rem (Conservative Treehouse) introduced me at least 5 years ago. Back when you were posting on ZombieReagan too.

Comment from BJM
Time: February 15, 2017, 5:41 am

Well that woke me up, I’ll tell ya, I almost peed myself.

10 years? Like Wolf, I stumbled in from Ace’s and been here ever since.

Congrats on marrying well too.

Comment from Caliban
Time: February 15, 2017, 7:30 am

Best wishes and congrats weasie

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: February 15, 2017, 11:55 am

Is that poor Yorick’s molars we’re checking out?

I can’t recall when I stumbled in here lurking mouse like under the pie cabinet, but it’s been a daily visit ever since.

No ‘Alas’, because that ain’t appropriate for years of brilliant stuff!

Comment from Fritzworth
Time: February 15, 2017, 4:51 pm

By the way, the full-color Weasel looks like she’s ready to rip your throat out (“Weasels Ripped My Flesh!”). I think that’s very appropriate.

And, yes, I still use your Zombie Reagan as my Steam avatar.

Comment from Tawny
Time: February 15, 2017, 8:15 pm

Happy Anniversary. I am mostly a lurker (though have won the dick twice in my time!). But I check in every day and enjoy the blog immensely. Here’s to the next 10 years.

Comment from Ccs
Time: February 16, 2017, 3:02 am

Congratulation Madam, I believe I found my way here from Protein Wisdom (now sadly defunct). I blame Lady Dicentra.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: February 16, 2017, 4:39 pm

Well. Congratulations and thanks – for ten years of blogging, 94 Dead Pools, and thousands of moments of laughter and wonder.

And congratulation to Uncle Badger for having eight years of your company.

Comment from xul’s fedora
Time: February 17, 2017, 3:35 am

Happy Anniversaries and many more! 🙂

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