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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Thursday, June 16, 2005

100,000 Visitors! Woohooooooo

You know, i just noticed that this blog has crossed the 100,000 visitors milestone in less then 5 months. Sure it's not something compared to other blogs and wesbites, but it means a lot to me and my little tiny blog that i never expected to get this big. I couldn't have done it without you guys. So to all of those who read me daily because they like what i write, to all of those who read me daily because i piss them off royally, to all of the supporters, the detractors, the haters, the lovers, the one-time visitors and all of those who blog-rolled me, forwarded my links and posted them on forums or other people's comments sections. To all of you who made this accomplishment possible, I say :



At 6/16/2005 06:19:00 AM, Blogger R said...

Congrats man. It's good for all bloggers to have one cross the 100,000 mark. I just have a tiny correction. It's 100,000 hits not visitors (a hit: is a page load).. there are hits, there are visits, and there are visitors and returning visitors.


At 6/16/2005 06:57:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Al Mabrouk SM. I enjoy reading your blog almost everyday. Keep up the good ideas and thoughts
Egyptian in Germany

At 6/16/2005 09:42:00 AM, Anonymous JOEFROMMASS said...

Your blog has become an everyday must read for me, and there are very few of those. Congrats and keep up the good work.

At 6/16/2005 11:35:00 AM, Anonymous Walter said...

Dear Blog Neighbor

We at Mandrew (a three man- one andrew collective) are confronted with a dilemma. One of our member has had what could be described as a audio vision. He reports:

I had this weird song stuck in my head for like 10 min
it went somethin like
"because saddam stole my turkey
oh that dirty haji stole my turkey
because saddam stole my turkey
he took the refrigerator too."

Mandrew is tturning to our blog neighborhood for help. Should these be the lyrics? How should the rest of the song go? Why did one of our members have this happen to him? Any assisstance you could provide would be helpful. Our comments are open and we can be reached at
Andrew at www.mindlessblather.net
Forrest at www.mindlessblather.net
Soviet at www.sovietinamerica.blogspot.com
Walter at www.fortheboredones.blogspot.com

Thank you for your help.

At 6/16/2005 11:48:00 AM, Blogger Jeffrey said...

Congrats, Sam!

You certainly deserve your popularity because I know how hard blogging is day in and day out.

Your favorite psycho sicko American gives you a cyber-HIGH FIVE!

Oh-oh, hold it. Do people do high-fives anymore? Have I just outed myself as a geriatric cyber-sleeper?


Blog on, Dear Sandmonkey!


At 6/16/2005 02:33:00 PM, Blogger Brian H said...

Wonderful! So now's the time to write gooder. ;p

It's "less than", not "less then".


At 6/16/2005 08:03:00 PM, Anonymous Harbinger said...

Just had to say congrats, as a representative of the group that you piss off :)
Good Luck.

At 6/16/2005 11:04:00 PM, Anonymous Me, Myself and I said...


At 6/16/2005 11:21:00 PM, Blogger programmer craig said...

Doh... the grammar police found you SM! :D

I just read your first post on the blog, not sure why I didn't earlier... now I'm gonna comment on it since you and I seem to be politically similar!

I don't really like Bush so much either. I did vote for him, because my type of civil libertarian generally doesn't (ever) vote for democrats. I think his foreign policy (the neocon one)is probably better than the foreign policy I would normally support. But that's due to the times we live in, not because I favor intervention in foreign countries. Sometimes I get discouraged though, because the task they (neocons) have undertaken seems so... insurmountable. I do think the current situation in Iraq proves that the neocons are right that the only way to defeat terrorism is to change the societies that are creating terrorists. Trying to find and kill them all is just too big of a job.

About the only thing I like about Bush (more than most politicians) is that I believe he is sincere.

About the culture shock you mentioned... that's not "reverse" culture shock, that's the real thing :)

People are pretty good at adapting to different environments. It's when they've been gone for a long time and then they go home, and things that should seem normal seem strange... it's very disorienting. The first time I got back from a deployment in Asia, I literally threw up after flipping through the TV channels for about 10 minutes. The idiotic laugh tracks and the happy shiny news anchors emoting constantly for no apparrent reason got me. Luckily, these things pass :)

At 6/17/2005 10:16:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You say it how it is, which is refreshing in this world of idiots.



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