Thursday, December 1, 2011

Been at it Two Years

Today marks the two year mark of this blog... I have to thank everybody in the bloggerhood for making this a very fun, very enlightening endeavor. I kinda see this blog as my personal "magazine", an e-publication in which I have complete editorial control. I'm the reporter, the bloviator, the humor columnist, the gossip columnist- I even brew the coffee and clean the pissoir. The one thing for which I'm not responsible is the "Letters to the Editor" section, so thanks a million for your comments, everybody. I'm really grateful for your friendship and your support... without you wonderful folks, I'd just be some guy yelling at a cloud.

It's funny... the whole concept of the Big Bad Bald Bastard really started as a bit of a joke- while the Bastard is recognizably moi, he's a tongue-in-cheek version of me. He's a spoof of the manly-man stereotype, rendered by a guy who's really a supergeek at heart. I hope it's a spoof of gender stereotypes done right. That being said, I'd be lying if I said it wasn't useful to play the Bastard at times (a couple of times, I've had belligerents back off by telling them, "Uh, I'm not as wimpy as I look!"). As an aside, fighting's like fucking, it really should only be done with people you like, who know what they're doing, and have your best interests at heart (this sentence, which has been kicking around my big bald noggin for quite some time now, deserves its own post)

Anyway, that's a bit of Bastard backstory... now onto a quick review of the year. I think my greatest blogging achievement of the past year (indeed, of my whole career) was my 24 posts in 24 hours slog. I had to work that cruelest of workdays, the graveyard shift/evening shift (worst slashfic EVER!!!) split, so I decided to amuse myself with a series of largely stream-of-consciousness posts. It was on that fateful day when Objectivist Morrissey, first conceived of in a Sadly, No! comment, shuffled out of the gulch, so to speak.

This year also marked the glorious occasion when I became the internet's number one unapologetic ass man (although I originally applied that moniker to Frank Frazetta (to this day, that post remains, by far, my most popular, with the search terms "voluptuous women" and "Frazetta women" being my two most popular search criteria- I hereby offer a sincere apology to all the hapless horndogs who came looking for Dejah Thoris' ass and found my face).

The blogroll has grown quite a bit, and I'm happy to have had Laura and Dusty join the cast of regulars who have been so supportive all along. I love how the neighborhood keeps expanding, and I'll continually keep an eye toward expanding it.

I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that I got to meet the celebrated Substance McGravitas in person. I'd met fellow Noo Yawkehs actor and Ned previously, but meeting a guy from a mysterious northern land who flew all the way across the continent was pretty mind-blowing.

Let me mention that, if any of you plan on visiting the New York metro area, don't hesitate to drop me a line (MEMO TO MYSELF: do the dumb things I've got to do- touch the puppet head post your e-mail on the blog)- I'd love to meet you for a spleen sandwich, a beer in a baby biergarten or a foot fetish party. Until then, I have to be content having you drop by my place, my place in cyberspace. I'll probably do a couple of more additions to the blogroll soon.

Thanks, everybody, it's been another fun year of blogging, and it wouldn't have been possible without you. I love hearing from you, I love reading your stuff, and I love the genuine feeling of community I get from you. I look forward to our next year together.

25 comments:

Smut Clyde said...

The one thing for which I'm not responsible is the "Letters to the Editor" section

I am pleased to learn that there is at least one difference between BBBBBlog and Penthouse.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Dear Big Bad Bald Bastard,

I never thought this would happen to me, but I was reading a Jack Vance novel on the 4 train to Brooklyn when some Ayn Rand fan started singing Smiths songs...

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I think my greatest blogging achievement of the past year (indeed, of my whole career) was my 24 posts in 24 hours slog.

Agreed (my best so far is 27 posts in April).

Here's a tribute to your achievement.
~

Laura said...

Happy Blogaversary! :)
Believe it or not, I had a chance to go to New York just this weekend...(today actually). Unfortunately, it didn't work out for me. :(
I'm sure I'm like.. #20 on the list of people you want to meet anyhow. ;P

((Hugs))
Laura

vacuumslayer said...

Dear B^4,

I never thought this would happen to me...because when I first de-lurked at S,N, I thought you didn't like me for some reason. Little did i know you're one of the nicest guys I've ever had the pleasure of knowing.

You're also really interesting and well-rounded and just a generally neat person. So, thanks for blogging, and for letting me into your little blogworld.

vacuumslayer said...

Jesus, I feel dirty. Where's my fucking snark? Oh, man I left it a the grocery store. Better go fetch it. I'll be back later to say something delightful and hilarious.

Jennifer said...

Happy Blogoversary B^4!!
It's been a pleasure to get to know you!!! And to finding out what to do with my mountains of purslane. :)

Other than paint it, that is. You'll be getting a purslane still life soon. :)

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Here's a tribute to your achievement.

I'd buy a van just to have that airbrushed on!

Believe it or not, I had a chance to go to New York just this weekend...(today actually). Unfortunately, it didn't work out for me. :(

Come in April or May, when the weather is nice... although, the tree is Rockefeller Center just got erected (heh!)

I'm sure I'm like.. #20 on the list of people you want to meet anyhow. ;P

That's a pretty high number, ragazza. Come down, I'll buy you a spleen sandwich.

I never thought this would happen to me...because when I first de-lurked at S,N, I thought you didn't like me for some reason.

Whatever gave you that impression? I guess our impressions of others are difficult to suss out without visual or audio cues, and the picture of the scowling guy to the right seems to be saying, "Oh, what the hell is it now? Also, my schedule is pretty messed up, so I tend to respond to your comments more now that you have to be up for pre-dawn feedings.

Actually, what I wanted to write was: "If they’re like you then good I don’t want to read their comments anyway. The people to feel sorry for are the commenters interested in you. They would have to be pathetically masochistic to want to read your comments. Someone should save them from your torture."

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Other than paint it, that is. You'll be getting a purslane still life soon. :)

It's an interesting plant- at first, it looks kinda drab, then you notice the reddish tinge to the stems. THEN YOU EAT IT!!!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Congrats on the milestone.

I think when my first blog was two years old, I had like one commenter.

vacuumslayer said...

It was you, wasn't it?

M. Bouffant said...

It doesn't seem like two yrs.

Captcha is getting Lovecraftian, it sez: "sholog"

Or a prediction: All Broadway all the time for yr. three?

Another Kiwi said...

The thing about Mr. Bastard is that he is about relationships. Reading his stuff is always interesting because he shows us stuff we didn't know and how it interconnects. This is very good blogging.
No histrionics or macho shit, just a good guy making his way in the world and enriching the lives of people he meets.
He's a really good guy, and a spleen sammich and kinderbier HAS GOT TO HAPPEN!

Another Kiwi said...

Plus he said I was a dreamboat.
Weta update from the very olden days.

Nomi said...

Mazel Tov !

¡ Enhorabuena !


My son is anxious to visit NYC, but we have to work around the basketball schedule (of his team: St. Pious)....

Smut Clyde said...

You'll be getting a purslane still

You can DISTILL the stuff???
I am skeptical about purslane akvavit but I will try most things once except country dancing.

Another Kiwi said...

Except for that night at the Eketahuna Batchelor and Spinster Ball which is still talked about in the sportsman's bar of the Local tavern.

Smut Clyde said...

If I don't remember something then it NEVER HAPPENED.

Brando said...

Happy Blogaversary, B^4. May your third year be full of comments.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

May your third year be full of comments.

...if we need to, we can front-load all of them into one post. In fact, we may do that anyway. IT'S WHAT WE DO.

Dusty,Hells most vocal Bitch said...

Holy fuckamoly.. 24 in 24 hours? You are a king among men.

Now among women....you are just a hottie that writes damn interesting posts. ;-)

Substance McGravitas said...

We will, at some point, hoist a few more. Also we will drink. Many thanks.

Dragon-King Wangchuck said...

Habby belated blogiversary!

Smut Clyde said...

all the hapless horndogs who came looking for Dejah Thoris' ass and found my face)

Clinical tests reveal that I am able to accurately distinguish between them, two times out of three, so the prosopagnosia is not as bad as I thought.

zencomix said...

Hey, happy blog anniversary. I found my way over here by way of Roy Edroso's place. I don't know about the spleen sandwich, how a tongue sandwich? Or maybe an Al Weisel?