News, but not the serious kind
Round up the usual 20,000 people
Indeed, it just happened. I got my 20,000th member two days ago.
Congratulations! You and your staff must be so proud. What did Reuters and Facebook do for you this time?
It was low-key, but very thoughtful. First thing in the morning they delivered two panda cubs to frolic in our office all day, which was great fun.
Then there was a knock at the door and first lady Michelle Obama was there in person, to hand me a festive party potato.
A genuine fashion model came over to play “Strangers in the Night” on a tuba, and then the really special gifts started to arrive. Twelve drummers drumming, eleven pipers piping, ten lords a-leaping, nine ladies dancing…
Blog Guy, you’re hallucinating again. Nobody has carry-out panda delivery, and the first lady doesn’t pass out “festive party potatoes.”
Plus, “Strangers in the Night” isn’t a tuba song, and all those other so-called “gifts” you mentioned are just lyrics from”The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Nobody did anything for you. This is just sad.
You’re wrong! There was lots more. At lunchtime, hundreds of folks carried a huge banner to my office, saying, “Congratulations, Blog Guy!” in some other language…
Get a grip. That’s a left-wing Basque banner. So this was the best Reuters and Facebook could do for you? Really?
Well, I think they’re saving the really big stuff for the 25,000 milestone. You just watch what happens then!
Top: A researcher carries giant panda cubs after a group photo is taken at the Bifengxia panda breeding centre in Ya’an, Sichuan province, China, November 19, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer
Combo upper: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama lifts a large sweet potato that she helped dig from the ground during the fall harvest of the White House Kitchen Garden at the White House, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Combo lower: Model holds a tuba as she displays a creation by Pakistani designer Ali Xeeshan during Bridal Couture Week in Lahore, November 26, 2010. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza
Right: Representatives of the Basque Patriotic Left with a banner reading “Up With The Patriotic Left” in Pamplona November 27, 2010. REUTERS/Vincent West