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It may not be immediately obvious, but this is post number 1,000 in the blog’s publishing system! To prove this to yourself, click here to get to the single-post version of this page and look at your address bar. I had sort of big plans of completing the long-rumored FAQ for post number 1,000, but I am completely fried from guest-blogging at Wonkette for this past week. So, instead, I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you: Everyone who reads the site, who’s linked to the site from their site or from forums or Usenet, those who comment all the time, those who comment every now and again, and those who just lurk: thanks.

When I posted my very first cartoon on July 11, 2004 (that’s post number 5 rather than number 1 for various boring computer reasons), I expected to mainly entertain my family and friends. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to not only reach an audience of so many people, but also to laugh as hard at their writing on my site as (I hope) they do at mine. This blog is a huge part of my life now, and I appreciate all of you for making me feel appreciated. Here’s to the next thousand!

UPDATE: The recent post number countdown has prompted some discussion of why the numbers for the early posts are out of order. If you wan a WAY TOO DETAILED explanation, as well as a bonus link to the moment the blog changed names, check out this comment I just posted. And since I am so blog-burnt, and everyone is being so nice in the comments, I’m going to let the party roll on this post till Sunday or so. I don’t think I can emotionally handle reading the latest Foob right now.