Round up the usual 20,000 people

November 29, 2010


Blog Guy, I remember a few months ago your Facebook Blog Network hit 10,000 members. It was a huge deal. So, any idea when you’ll hit the 20,000 mark?

milestone combo 220Indeed, 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.

And then?

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.

milestone sign this 280You’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!

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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

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Posted by Tweets that mention Round up the usual 20,000 people | Analysis & Opinion | — | Report as abusive

Congrats on the 20K mark, Blog Guy!
As for gifts, am sending you all the snow here….
I am sure, at least the panda cubs would appreciate it.. 😛

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Hooray, Blog Guy! 20,000 readers! Imagine the numbers if they added the folks that just log on to look at the pictures.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

You know, I would have thought that the dude in the first photo would have realised that the Pandas get more exercise on their walk when their paws actually touch the ground.

Next – Michelle doesn’t seem too thrilled to have unearthed Spiro Agnew’s gall-bladder at the annual Whitehouse ‘Vice-Presidential Organ Harvest’.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

20,000 people doing their civic duty, way to go Mr. B.! 😀

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

I’m not generally a sucker for cuteness but damn you, Blog Guy, can I have left hand panda cub for Christmas?

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

CG, Blog Guy is planning a secret party for all his loyal commenters… I am no.11 on the list…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

20,000 members? More like 20 members, each with 1,000 email accounts. :)

Posted by skeres | Report as abusive

Second that Spin!
Three cheers for BG!
Hic hic hurray!!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Nice, Spin. :)

I reckon right hand panda cub is a bit feisty and trying to escape, but left hand panda cub is just swinging his feet in a resigned way, whilst secretly hoping for some trouble to cause and blame on his brother.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

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