100,000 reads

“One of the great tragedies of mankind is that morality has been hijacked by religion.” -Arthur C. Clarke

A little over a year and brainspank.org passed the one hundred thousand reader mark today. Not bad for a non advertising, word of mouth, grass roots sort of blog. I am pleased and want to thank you, dear reader, for your support. It’s nice to know that mine is not a tree falling in the forest with no one around to hear it.

I want to get paid for writing and I believe I should. I’m prolific. I write like a demon because I like to. You really should take a minute to let me know what you like. Or what you don’t.

Participate. Comment. Tell why. I need your input. I would also ask as humbly as possible that you share brainspank with others whether you estimate them to be like minded or not. I crave debate. I seek dissenting views. I go to conservative blogs and pick fights. Pimp brainspank. My goal is to have enough readers to attract advertising. The only way you can continue reading me for free is to help help me out here. Promote brainspank.

If I entertain you at all, the onus is on you to give back a little by telling others. Post my banner on your myspace or facebook page (go to blogroll on brainspank for the html code). It’s kinda like NPR or PBS but I’m not asking for your money.

This is self aggrandizing to point out but I’m going to anyway. I work hard on this stuff. If you find flaw with any facts in my political pieces, it’s a mistake, not deliberate. I doubt you’ll find very many, I do all my own research and take pride in it. I work hard at making it entertaining and informative.

Fiction and poetry are ten times as hard and take ten times as long. For every few minutes you spend here, I spend hours. 99.5% of the content is generated by me. I fucking love it. If there were fourteen of you, you’d still get a good show. You’d get a very solid six dollar show for four fifty or less not including drinks of course.

Pricks. Work with me here.

Regardless, my sincerest thanks to each and every one of you who visit everyday. It has been an absolute pleasure and I’m grateful for the experience. Wouldn’t it be cool if we could boast of a half million readers this time next year?

Here’s some info for those who give a shit.

I’ve got a couple of chapters ready to go on the A&M story. If you like them, tell me goddamnit.

I once knew a woman who was hot enough for me that I made her wet by virtue of proximity. So much so, that she was inclined to wipe herself on me on more than one occassion.

I believe I am a thespian from a small midwestern values galaxy.

The number of flu victims doubled today. Now I hear the real tsunami is the second wave of the virus after it mutates. Pun intended of course you idiot. I’m thinking, get infected now, can’t hurt, this one won’t kill ya. Might help ya with next one.

Isn’t John Boehner ridiculous? If that guy isn’t spraying it on he’s gonna have a ball sack full of melanoma by the time you stop writing the ‘0’ when you write the year. I bet George Hamilton looks like low grade ground round these days. Is he still alive?

Checks are not a good thing to have when you’re poor. I ran out of checks months ago. I only bounced one. Today I came across this one I noticed a few weeks back. I’ve no idea how it ended up on my night stand but it was neatly folded and had my address from ten years ago on it. I’d already resigned myself to spending the weekend sober using my cash for food only and anticipating closing a few deals, selling some of my comics or my fucking elliptical, or maybe someone who owes me money pays me this coming week.

You never know.

But I had this check.

I wrote that check for a big bottle of Bombay Saphire at Ralph’s. I stopped at the 7-11 on the way home for ice. Seemed wrong to put ice on the hot check, $2.49 cash.

Call me daddy.

Thanks for the hundred K.

Drinks for my friends.

8 Responses to “100,000 reads”

  • Ralph:

    You are so full of crap.

  • admin:

    Oh thank you Ralph, it wouldn’t have been a party without you.

  • Tony:

    Thanks for writing. I’ll do my best with my limited readership these days to promote your blog. You really do some good stuff.

  • Kelly:

    Congratulations on the milestone. Saweet. I personally like your political stuff; it’s what i read for. You write well and you’re funny so it is always entertaining. It’s not an exaggeration to say that this blog was one of things that got me through the all-consuming stressful election. I do tell people about your site (I’m not on Facebook or MySpace), and I’ll continue to try to get the word out.

    And Ralph . . . if I’m honest, I’d have to say you do make things interesting around here. Scary, but interesting. Seriously.

  • admin:

    Thanks Tony, very much.

  • admin:

    Thanks Kelly, and yes, Ralph is good entertainment.

  • Twaddle:

    I stuck you on my myspace, so on the rare occasion that someone looks at my profile, you are duelly pimped!

  • admin:

    I’m flattered.

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