Gut Rumbles

December 28, 2003

happy blogiversary to me

Gut Rumbles is two years old today.

UPDATE: I have a belly full of grits and fried catfish now (that is a true Southern delicacy, for all you yankees who never ate such delicious food). That bottle of Stolich is about half-empty, and I'm feeling pretty good. I want to celebrate my second blogiversary AND my son's birthday by saying thank you to a few people.

First of all, thanks to my blog-daddy, glenn Reynolds for inspiring me to start a blog. Thanks to everybody in the Original Crew who read me when nobody else did.

Thanks to everybody else on my blogroll and thanks to a few others who aren't on there yet because I am a lazy sumbitch. I'll get around to paying you proper tribute in time. You people all helped me through some of the roughest days of my life.

Through this blog, I have met some wonderful people, and I feel as if I know a few that I probably will never meet in person. Yes, I used the word "feel" on purpose there. Blog and read other blogs for a while and see if you don't "feel" the same way. You come to know and understand people when you read their writing every day.

You know what I'm really proud of? MY VERY OWN blog-children. I have about a dozen now (you know who you are. I would link to every one of you, but that vodka is beginning to affect my ability to type. I probably would fuck-up half the links. I'll start doing that herf thing again.) I am delighted that you found a voice and a forum on the internet. I am very pleased when I read you every day. I am very pleased that I helped to get you started.

And I want to thank every one of YOU for making my life better today than it was two years ago. I mean that with all of my heart.

Thank you.


Happy Blogiversary! I just began reading your blog about two months ago, and I enjoy it very much!

Posted by: Tina on December 28, 2003 07:54 PM

Good going, if this were a business you would have passed the first major test of lasting two years and be considered successful. Will you make it to the 5-year anniversary?

Posted by: Ms Anna on December 28, 2003 08:30 PM

Congrats big time, blogsire!

Now then, which of your lustly loyal lady readers you gonna have administer the requisite birthday spankin, eh?

I'm bettin' they're volunteering en-masse.

Keep it going another two years, Rob. And two more after that. etc., ad infinitum. You get the idea.

But if the ladies 'round here get to you, well, I hope you can type standing up. LOL

Sloop New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim on December 28, 2003 08:34 PM

Happy Blogiversary

Posted by: Geoffrey on December 28, 2003 08:55 PM

Congratulations! {{{hugs}}}

Posted by: Kate on December 28, 2003 09:01 PM

No. Thank you.

Posted by: Juliette on December 28, 2003 09:57 PM

*cheers* ((*hiccup*))!

Posted by: DogsDon'tPurr on December 28, 2003 10:05 PM

Actually, you're one of the reasons I started blogging, in a roundabout way.

I'd been reading blogs for a bit, but figured I could never write one. Everyone was too polite or analytical. Then I stumbled upon yours, and figured if you hadn't been kicked off the internet or jailed yet, then I should be able to make a short run of it before it caught up with me.

So I started my blog, and I'm 8 months, still on the .net, and not incarcerated yet.

Posted by: Geoffrey on December 28, 2003 10:15 PM


Posted by: starhawk on December 28, 2003 10:18 PM

Happy Blogversary!! and hopefully many more to come.

Posted by: Brandy on December 28, 2003 10:55 PM

Hooray! Congratulations, Acidman! :)

Posted by: Lawren on December 28, 2003 11:12 PM

No, Rob,

We love YOU man. Each and every one of us, in our own way.

We're proud to be associated with YOU, and you can bet your last cracker assed grit that we tell our new readers just from whence we came.

You are the Tall Dog, sir. And you always will be.

Hell YES, that's how I "feel". I'm damned proud of it, and FUCK YOU to anyone who dares say otherwise.

Sloop New Dawn
Galveston, Tx

Posted by: Jim on December 28, 2003 11:36 PM

But thank you for blogging they way you do for these past two years. The pleasure is all ours.

Posted by: Sgt Hook on December 28, 2003 11:44 PM

Happy Blogiversary, Rob!
I have been reading you for several months now. I have told a lot of people about your blog too.

On the subject of blogs...I have a question.
What does the blog term "fisking" mean exactly? Thanks.


Posted by: Cindi on December 29, 2003 01:03 AM

Thank YOU for the hours of great reading. Congrats!

Posted by: Parkway Rest Stop on December 29, 2003 03:23 AM

Happy Anniversary, Pappy! May the voice you've honed here sell many many copies of The Novel (as well as its paperback and movies rights).

Posted by: Seppo on December 29, 2003 04:23 AM

many happy returns, Acidman! Keep on truckin'....and thanks for your continued writing...indeed, the pleasure is all ours....

Posted by: Eric on December 29, 2003 05:54 AM

Happy Blogiversary, Rob!

Thank you for giving me a reason to turn my computer on at work.

Posted by: Anna on December 29, 2003 07:43 AM

Happy Blogiversary Acidman. Though fairly new to this media, I hit your site every day. Just gotta. You've got two years down and a bunch more to go, and I'm sure we'll be here each and every day of it. Blog on, in the way only you can do it.
Happy Birthday to Quinton also. Don't want to leave him out of the festivities. Ten years isn't much but he'll keep you going, won't he? Do you good.

Posted by: Wichi Dude on December 29, 2003 08:20 AM

I'll raise a glass in your honor this evening. Cheers, A-Man.

Posted by: Omnibus Driver on December 29, 2003 10:43 AM


The Brier Patch
North Carolina, USA

Posted by: Sam on December 29, 2003 10:57 AM

From MB to A-Man: just keep on truckin' started off the way you meant to go, and it's turned out to be one hell of a trip for you and for us!

Onward through Year 3 !!

Posted by: MommaBear on December 29, 2003 11:08 AM

Happy Blog-day, Acidhead!

You like us! You really LIKE us!

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! on December 29, 2003 12:35 PM

Way to go, pimp daddy.

Posted by: Key on December 29, 2003 01:50 PM

Of course, this means I'll have to go get a plate of catfish after gulping down some grits... in the middle of Manhattan.

Just for that Yankee remark. ;)

Posted by: Mr. Lion on December 29, 2003 02:04 PM

Congratulations, Acidman.

We think the world of you out here. Keep it up.

BTW: This Yankee loves catfish...but gotta pass on the grits :-)

Posted by: schaffman on December 29, 2003 02:51 PM

Happy Anniversary, Pappy. The "Thanks" all go to you for having the cajones to share like ya do, thus inspiring the rest of us to do likewise. (I just wish it (blogging) hadn'ta cost ya so much...)
And, Cindi...a 'fisking' is not something ya ever want to have done to yerself. It's when someone (smart and pissed) takes some pile of drivel that someone has drooled onto the web or into a news article and, line by line, dissects it and, between every sentence, points out exactly how stupid the person is who originally wrote the drivel and why. It often devles into bloodlines, parentage and the idea that the best part of said author (of the piece of drivel) ran down his mother's thigh to become a stain on a mattress. Fisking's are funny, especially when Rob gets to do one.
He makes what my cats do to mice look polite, by comparison.'s like this: What my cats do to mice is to a 'physical exam' as a f'isking' is to being 'edited'. I like that. Sounds like an SAT question that way.'s

(That's about right, ain't it, Pappy?)

Happy Anniversary, again.

Posted by: Stevie on December 29, 2003 03:15 PM

Here Here! I second the notion

Posted by: Dan B on December 29, 2003 04:01 PM

Huzzah, huzzah! I continue to read you (among a select few others) for the simple reason that when you're not busy annoying the everyloving shi-ite out of me (and especially when you are), you're usually busy making me think or laugh or cry.

There's no art in attracting an audience. There is, however, in keeping one. You've managed it quite well!

Many more to come, Rob, and may 2004 bring you much happiness, joy, and most of all, contentment.


Posted by: joni on December 29, 2003 06:47 PM

Rob - As others have said above ... it's we who should be thanking you. You've given us insight into a way to live our lives and a view of a love for your boy that, (should we be smart enough to listen), can improve all our lives. Keep writing, old son, 'cuz you're too good at it to stop. Best, Terry

Posted by: Terry Reynolds on December 29, 2003 07:45 PM

Don't know why the hell I keep coming back here, but I do at least twice a day. Happy birhday to little A-Man and happy blogiversary to you, my friend.

Posted by: Larry on December 29, 2003 07:55 PM

Congrats to wrote and continue to write something for yourself that touches a lot of people. Good thing you're changing careers....take the talent and run with it.

Posted by: Jane on December 29, 2003 10:24 PM

Keep it up, bitch.


Posted by: Velociman on December 30, 2003 01:12 AM

Hugs and smooches!

*what a guy!*

*deep sigh*

Posted by: Mamamontezz on December 30, 2003 11:23 AM

I'll buy you a beer. I ain't huggin' you though. No fricken way.

Posted by: Anton on December 30, 2003 11:37 AM

Imperial Congratulations to our Dear and Fearsome Dark Lord of the Southeast!

Long may you continue to oppress the serfs of your demesne (and the shipment of captured slave girls is en route).


Posted by: Emperor Misha I on December 30, 2003 04:13 PM

Congrats, Rob! Surfing the 'Net wouldn't be the same without your blog. Rumble on!

Posted by: Darmon Thornton on December 30, 2003 09:36 PM

Congratulations to Rob! Thanks for creating one of the most entertaining and readable blogs out there.

Posted by: Brian on December 30, 2003 11:29 PM

You crazy old bastard. Here's to two more years!!

Posted by: Tex on December 31, 2003 09:44 AM

We are never truly sure of our beliefs.

Posted by: Iturralde Lucilla on February 27, 2004 07:14 AM

Keep the good work.

Posted by: Kornblau Katherine on May 3, 2004 10:25 AM

The function of the artist is to provide what life does not.

Posted by: Blum David on May 21, 2004 03:37 AM
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