10,000 strange and dangerous people…

April 12, 2010

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Hey Blog Guy, what’s with the big grin on your face?

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO/Great news. My Facebook Blog Network just hit 10,000 members, which is a pretty big deal. I guess that’s just about everybody on the Internet.

Hearty congratulations, Blog Guy! What did you do to celebrate?

We had a gala formal party under a tent. People strutted in their finery.

There were goat races. Sumo wrestlers lined up to high-five me. The Eagles played live and there was a telegram from Mamie Eisenhower…

The King of England was there, and Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, and designer Donatella Versace….

Reuters gave me an almost-new new car, the Facebook folks sent me a gold Rolex…

Blog Guy, get yourself a fricking grip. There isn’t even a King of England. Mamie Eisenhower died in 1979. There was no gala party for you. Nobody cares.

milestone 5 240What? No goat races then? No Eagles? No sumo high-fives or finery?

Only in your mind.

But you can see me and Donatella…

That’s just an old photo you keep trotting out. It’s really sort of sad.

Yeah? Well then, we’ll just see what happens when I hit 20,000 members!

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A race-goer sits amid rubbish at the Grand National Meeting at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, England April 9, 2010. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

William Hamilton (L) and his son Derrick carry Easter eggs to hand out to children before the start of the annual Buccoo Goat Race on Easter Tuesday in Buccoo, Tobago island, April 6, 2010. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

Mr. Potato Head gives Mrs. Potato Head flowers on Valentine’s Day on the street outside of Hasbro’s American International Toy Fair showroom in New York February 14, 2009. REUTERS/Hasbro/Ray Stubblebine

Blog Guy and Donatella Versace, 2009. Photo by Maggie Fox

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It’s kind of scary to think that you have even the slightest influence over that many people….next thing we know, you’ll be offering us your special grape “Kool-Aid”.

Posted by justK | Report as abusive

Thanks, K, but I wouldn’t worry. You were one of this blog’s very first commenters, and I clearly have had no influence on you whatsoever….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Just shows you that some people will follow anybody anywhere. (Including me.)

Nice going!

Posted by GoingLikeSixty | Report as abusive

Congrats! High Fives!!




Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

It is sad to see the designer that way…. the only think i am interested in from Versace are handbags… :)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

WOOT! Happy 10K Day, Bob!

Posted by BethyB | Report as abusive

I am sure it is wrong to say but I am gonna anyway.. the drunken chic there, pretty hot. Agree or disagree fwd?

And am I the first to notice that you are actually smiling now Mr. B.? Or did you just think of someting funny?

Despite what various groups of flies and ants might say I am not that dangerous. Strange by all means, but not dangerous. Even so I am still honored to be among the 10,000 in such a prestigious social network. And thank you Mr. B. for allowing me the privilege of having you on my FB friends list.

Now if you are going to serve Kool-Aid I do prefer the blue kind over grape.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Seriously — Is Donatella Versace a guy or is the picture just a case of plastic surgery gone bad ???????? Lips look like they’ve been sucking on an exhaust pipe. Ughhhhh.

Posted by JJWest | Report as abusive

Actually ifly, I think that’s his ‘I just released gas in the elevator and got out before the door closed’ smirk, which only gets unleashed on very special occasions.
The smirk I mean.

Posted by zeitgeist | Report as abusive

Uh-oh, JJ, this is a little embarrassing. I think you’re looking at MY photo….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Mazel Tov Bob! I’m a bit under the weather, so this makes me feel a bit better.

Posted by kgolden1 | Report as abusive

You might be right zeitgeist, either way though he is probably thinking “Ha ha..suckers.”

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Chick looks good despite the circumstances

Posted by VadimNYC | Report as abusive

Conga Rats BG!

Posted by Db8r | Report as abusive

I always knew goat racing was classier than horse racing, now we see just how much…

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

I can’t believe I wasn’t invited to the party in your mind Blog Guy. Maybe I’ll unfollow and take you back to 9,999. THEN you’ll be sorry.

Posted by LMR | Report as abusive

LMR, who SAID you weren’t invited to the party? You WERE invited, but you couldn’t come! You said were going to a singles night at Mt. Isa instead! You said – and I quote – I hope to get lucky in Mt. Isa!

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Mostly I was disappointed in not seeing big ol Sumo types lining up to high five…..I’ll get over it now that ESPN classic is thinking about airing the 1998 Sumo championship from somewhere in Asia. I don’t think they probably have pics either….:( But dammit I’m gonna chance it.

Posted by onequartlow | Report as abusive

Are you sure BG? Admittedly, I have been off my meds lately, but that doesn’t sound like something I’d say.

Besides, I’m not sure my boyfriend (now of four months, thank you very much) would be pleased about me attending a singles night anywhere, letalone in Mt Isa.

Posted by LMR | Report as abusive

She couldnt go to MT.ISA coz you have her locked in your basement…
And you, Mr.B… NEED to throw us a party… :P

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

The girl in liverpool always looking for a hand ;-)

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Then go give her a hand fwd! :)

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Strange yes, dangerous, no. At least as long as I’ve had my doughnuts.

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

And I just can not get over how incredibly smooth the legs of that race-goer look. I mean damn. Would elicit some racey comments from me if it weren’t for this being a family-oriented blog. As least I believe someone mentioned that it was.. at some point.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Well, ya, she does want to make sure she appears appealing drunk, now, Mr.Pilot… I dont think she appears that way when sober?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

@Unca: All girls in UK look the same…more or less :D

@Ifly: sure thing :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Oy fwd! Watcha mean by all girls in UK look the same… I would take offense at that, you see!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Smooth legs don’t care if you are drunk or sober. :) The true test for her would be what she looks like first thing in the morning. Ha ha.

@Unca…why is she your ex? Is there an exciting story attached to that?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

“smooth legs”

I met my wife in college. I had a nickname for her, which she didn’t seem to mind: “Soft Shoulders.” As in “Hey, Soft Shoulders, how’s it going? Will I see you in the library today?”

The other night I went home, entered through the kitchen and said to my wife: “Hey, Doll. How as your day?” She looked at me like I was out of my [expletive deleted] mind.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Shra, obviously FWD means we all look gorgeous, witty and intelligent…

Apart from those of us who look scruffy, straw covered and paint splattered.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Ouch! Unca that hurt!

I’m in Dublin i.e within the Irish Republic…not the UK! And Canada? We’re part of the Commonwealth darling, that doesn’t mean UK…

Yikes. You sure drove the knife in deep, especially for this Canadian-Irish gal.



Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Oh, well in that case Unca, you’re forgiven.




Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

A blueberry muffin /pie would help heal that hurt.. waht say Unca? :P

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Oh, I thought Shra needed the muffins but didn’t know what she was hurt about!

I already forgave ya, you can pass the blueberry goodies around. The back rub though, I’ll take that! How good are you with your hands?



Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Good enough for me Unca!



Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

You have 10,000 members. WOW! We just launched this Blog Site today, so we are at ZERO!! The possibilities are enormous! “Have Your Say TV” is a new Phenomenon. We are focussed on getting what you have to say included in our program content.


See you there!

Posted by haveyoursaytv | Report as abusive

Wow, I just happened to stumble upon this site.

Will continue to write…..

Posted by Dynamite | Report as abusive