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Monday, July 10, 2017

happy 15th blogiversary to skippy!!




hooray!

all of us here at skippy international are as pleased as a platypus to be celebrating 15 years of contiguous blogging at skippy the bush kangaroo!

who can believe that it's been 15 long and relatively unproductive years since skippy wrote his first blog post lo, so long ago?

so much has happened in blogtopia, and yes, we coined that phrase, in the intervening years.

blogtopia (y!wctp!) has grown exponentially, which is the only way to grow, if you ask us, and since you are reading our blog, we're assuming that you did ask us.

in the beginning blogtopia (y!wctp!) was simply a few malcontents switching from usernet flamer forums to pajama-clad rants in their mothers' basements on a daily basis. and now, look around you, blogging has become virtually a vitural world of millions of malcontents switching from usernet flamer forums to pajama-clad rants in their mothers' basements on a daily basis. and we helped!

we'd like to start out our over-indulgence of self-congratulation with, as is our tradition on our blogiversary, a look back at our very first blog post, lo those many years ago:

ok kids, this is my first attempt at blogging. why blogging? because i can. it's a lot like mt. everest in that way. we are all climbing the peaks of cyberspace to get to the pinnacle (or is it pinochle? i prefer canasta).

the web is one huge
library full of books that didn't have to go through an editor to get published. is that good or bad? in truth, it's neither (ok, i've seen some of these blogs, you're right, it is bad). but nonetheless, as the french say, pass the fries!

i gotta start off with thoughts about mr. bush's speech. didn't work for me. not me personally, but my stock portfolio. i spent most of this morning selling at least half of my holdings. one sep-ira which i had started in 1993, and had doubled in value by 2000, had fallen all the back to original value plus $50 as of end of trading today.

i hate to tell you kids this, but we're in the middle of another
great depression. that's ok, though, i'm old enough that my parents grew up during the first one, so i know some good techniques for saving money.
aaawwwww, isn't that adorkable?

we couldn't have done it without our wonderful staff here at skippy international, which includes our delightful co-bloggers, both current and past:

ken houghton, jim yeager, george, mahakal, tami the one true, rj eskow, holden caufield (formerly of first draft), g.d. frogsdong, carnacki (formerly of the mystery of the haunted vampire), and of course, pudentilla.

a big thank you also to brett penrose, who provides original cartoons to this humble space, including the one above w/obama and skippy sharing a cake (makes sense to us!).

also we must needs give mad props to lauren bruce, blogger extraordinaire and html genius, who designed our blogging template. and to august j. pollack, the brilliant artist/blogger who drew our beloved roo logo.

and of course, most of all we owe this blog's very continued existence to our enviromental editor and right-hand woman, cookie jill, without whom this space would have completely disintegrated into the cybervoid years ago.

but most of all thank you, dear reader, for supporting our perhaps-too-foolish efforts to right all that is wrong with this world, one bad joke at a time!
posted by skippy at 12:05 AM |

15 Comments:

Happy blogiversary, skippy! Glad to see some of us "elderbloggers" (dijctp?) are still around, I'm coming up on #15 this September! I know so many of the kids have moved on, but I'm just too long-form for 140 characters...
commented by Blogger Elayne, 3:26 AM PDT  
Happy, happy blogiversary, Skippy. You and all here have really helped make insanity less insane, or at least, easier to deal
with! :-)
commented by Blogger ali redford, 9:26 AM PDT  
If you see holden, please let him know:
1. I miss his obsession with the gaggle,
and Spicer's performance art calls out for criticism with the holden touch.
2. If he's done with them, could he please be returning the ponies ? Trump's approval rating looks likely to sink far lower than W's, and continue on into Cheney-esque territory, and we're going to need all available ponies to present as awards along the way.
commented by Blogger joel hanes, 10:35 AM PDT  
holden specifically refused to participate in our 10 year anniversary, not b/c he didn't like us, but he has taken an absolute vow of not blogging since he left. ergo, i doubt if i will ever communicate with him ever again, more's the pity.

i understand he's doing well though.
commented by Blogger skippy, 10:42 AM PDT  
Best of the day! Thanks for discovering me (*blush*), and many many thanks for the links, the humor, and the rescue of Truth from the watery grave the "right" has been trying to drown it in!
commented by Blogger D., 10:50 AM PDT  
thank you, gd! thanks for stopping by!
commented by Blogger skippy, 10:56 AM PDT  
Happy blogiversary!! I can't believe it's been 15 years. Longtime lurker here.
commented by Blogger nolo, 12:43 PM PDT  
Skippy! Congrats on your 15 years! You have kept the flame alive. I wish I had been more consistent the last few years - my readers have disappeared - but seeing you continue on inspires me to get back blogging, even without readers.

What you do - what we do - is important and I celebrate you, my friend!

Much love from Hooterville
commented by Blogger Alicia Morgan, 1:04 PM PDT  
And of course, Happy Blogiversary!
commented by Blogger Alicia Morgan, 1:05 PM PDT  
thx so much, alicia!
commented by Blogger skippy, 1:38 PM PDT  
Thanks for the information your article brings. I see the novelty of your writing, I will share it for everyone to read together. I look forward to reading many articles from you.
commented by Anonymous html color, 8:12 PM PDT  
I love you, boss roo.

Thank you for giving me a voice...and allowing me so much fun!
commented by Blogger SantaBarbarian, 10:18 PM PDT  
glad to be part of the celebration for the little bit and occasional participation that i've had. rarely on the blogs these days, mainly in the fb sphere and planning for the migration to akasha soon. akashtopia?
commented by Blogger mahakal, 5:00 AM PDT  
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commented by Blogger Philips Huges, 7:21 AM PDT  

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