Sunday, November 15, 2009

Happy Birthday To Us

So... as the image would indicate... the dog of a blog that is EIP is four years old today.  And we really are "made in the USA," in every sense of the words.  Each and every one of our 2,447 posts was created by an underpaid natural-born American citizen using only the finest indigenous software products on a computer with an American brand name... albeit one assembled in Taiwan or someplace much worse... and more often than not fueled by the consumption of prodigious quantities of American beer.  Or domestically-produced coffee, ground from imported beans... you can't have everything... depending on the time o' day.   

And most of our 11,876 comments to date originated within the boundaries of these here United States, as well.   Which is not to say we don't appreciate the thoughts of our Gentle Readers outside of the US of A, coz we most certainly DO.  It's just that there aren't that many of you.  One, to be exact.  (sigh) And we try so hard to be global...

Now... allow us to reminisce just a wee bit.  Our first post:

Republican Terrorist

Committed to The Inter-tubes by Buck on 11/15/2005 02:49:00 AM

I told you we try to be global, didn't I?   

Thanks for your patronage over the last few, Gentle Reader.  Hopefully there will be at least as many more years to come.

PS:  You can buy the actual shirt in the top image here.  Minus the amateurish Photoshop work, of course.


  1. And I am your biggest fan! Additionally I'm proud to say my country's contribution to this global connection comes about from Anthony Lee Berners original invention with ye olde "www", so it all sorta fits perfectly inter-tubes wise :)

    Happy Blog Birthday. Love the pics

  2. Look at you...all growed up and everything! Happy 4th man.

  3. Congrats DAD!

    You're at the beginning of what's sure to be a nice, long run!!

    My favorite blog, place where I get most of my political news, and of course, updates on the daily doings of my favorite retiree!


    Word verification: in Migen believes...fill in your own blank there. I sure as hell can't!

  4. Happy bloggobirthday, Buck! It's been an honor and a pleasure, and we're looking forward to more.

  5. Many happy returns of the Day!! So glad I stumbled across you one fine day in your charming exile.

    "Underpaid natural-born American citizen" -- so where's the birth certificate!! Heh.

    Have a double-extra-cheery Happy Hour!!

  6. Happy Birthday! Glad I've found ya. And you are right --- Aleve is my friend!

  7. Way cool! And keep it up Blue Suit Zoomie!

  8. Here's to the third career! (raises, tips.)

  9. Outstanding - always a joy to be around these here parts.

    Happy Day to you Buck!!!

  10. Happy Birthday to EIP!!

    May today be the first day of the rest of this blogs life.

  11. Congratulations, for four years of coming up with new posts. It is tough to make something interesting over and over again!

    Good job, mate.

  12. The intertubes wouldn't be the same without you, Buck. Did you celebrate?

  13. Congratulations on the anniversary, and may you have many more.

  14. Happy Birthday, EIP!

    And -- the "Republican Terrorist" is hysterical! LOLOLOL!!!!

  15. Buck, Great job!! I've only been following for a year and a half but it has been great.

    BT: Jimmy T sends.

  16. Hmmmmm. Four years. I guess that means it's time to re-up. Okay, if you re-up, we'll make you a sergeant.

    Oh, you already were one? Huh. We can't offer you a raise in pay. I suppose all we can do is ask you to look into your heart and consider if you want to keep entertaining us.

    You do? Excellent. Sign here, here, here, here, here, here, and here, and then initial here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

  17. Once again, thank you all. It's MY pleasure to serve. (insert sly grin here)

  18. I wrote something when this post came out, but I must have messed it up. Darn. Here it is again or something along the same lines:

    Congrats on the four years! Am I your oldest blogger fan - in years that I have followed your blog?


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