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skippy the bush kangaroo

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

happy 10 year blogiversary to skippy the bush kangaroo!

cartoon by penrose on politics! thanks, brett!


all of us here at skippy international are as pleased as a platypus to be celebrating 10 years of contiguous blogging at skippy the bush kangaroo!

who can believe that it's been 10 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.

we take you through the first 10 years of the history of this humble space below, as well as thanking our good friends and supporters (as well as those we lost), also below.
posted by skippy at 7:57 PM |


Congratulations on your first decade of Blogging Skippy!

You have earned a very special place of honor in my heart, you were the very first Big name Blogger to ever link to my little rant hole over at Ornery Bastard and I will never forget the thrill I got seeing that.

Thank you Skippy, from all of us little unknown Bloggers you have helped over the years.
You have no idea what it means to us.


<a href="http://http://bustednuckles.wordpress.com/2012/07/09/thank-you-skippy/</a> Thank You Skippy
commented by Blogger Bustednuckles, 1:04 AM PDT  
This blog has been one that will either get ya pissed or have ya laughing your ass off in the morning...always one of the go to places..
Just like Mr.Busted knuckles place and the penguin,the Brain and dependable renegade...keep it up !
Love and a big damn hug
commented by Blogger bat, 6:01 AM PDT  
Big Props to Skippy on His 10th Anniversary!
commented by Blogger Fearguth, 6:09 AM PDT  
Happy 10th! Thanks for all you do.

(And Happy 4th to me, as we share a FirstPostDay ...)
commented by Blogger The Dead Acorn, 8:11 AM PDT  
Awesome blog, congratulations! You are an inspiration!
commented by Blogger Patricia, 9:27 AM PDT  
Many happy returns, skippy!
commented by Anonymous Tata, 12:20 PM PDT  
Happy anniversary, Skippy. Like some of the others, you were one of the first "big-time" bloggers to link to me. And I'm thrilled that I'm still there.

Many thanks, and many more years for you.
commented by Blogger Mr. 618, 1:10 PM PDT  
Felicitations on your blog's natal anniversary !

I've been reading you for most of that ten years.

I still read you every day.

Many thanks for many laughs, many thoughts, many rants.
commented by Anonymous joel hanes, 2:49 PM PDT  
Congrats, Skippy!

I love your blog and am so glad to have found you.

commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 9:51 PM PDT  
Happy tenth, skippy! That has got to be like a gazillion years in human terms?
commented by Anonymous ConnecticutMan1, 10:10 PM PDT  
10 years of Cheeto gorging in your Mom's basement. This defies all the odds. Hippies everywhere now have a gold standard to shoot for.

Seriously, well-played Skippy. You've been a stand-out in this genre and I'm happy to be an ally.

Thank you so much for all the links over the years and for standing up for small blogs everywhere. You have made a difference.

Congrats, Skippy!

I can't imagine blogging for that long - if you've managed to hang on for that long you must be doing something right. Keep pressing on and may the Prophets guide your path!
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 5:25 AM PDT  
Congrats Skippy! Here's to another million hits!
commented by Blogger the bewilderness, 4:05 PM PDT  
Way to hang in there, Skippy. Here's wishing you decades more.
commented by Blogger Rez Dog, 7:30 PM PDT  
Wow! A full decade! I don't know about you, but that makes me feel REALLY OLD!

Anyway, congratulations to you. I look forward to many decades more. :)
That's such great news, Skippy! But is it kangaroo years?


commented by Anonymous Tengrain, 9:49 PM PDT  
congratulations! Hope I can manage that long myself.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 9:16 AM PDT  
In honor of your birthday, please don't miss this essential guide to capturing skippy.

You will need:
1 kangaroo
1 shopping bag

commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 8:10 PM PDT  
You and Cookie Jill are the lifeblood of this blog. I'm its gall bladder -- which just might be an insult to gall bladders everywhere.

Here's to hoping we'll still be arguing over this in another ten years...
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