The 100,000 pages landmark.

Well, there you go. WordPress informs me that 100,000 pages of this blog have been read, or at least clicked on, by people around the world. How so many people googling “meerkat” or “MaxGentleman” could end up here, I’ll never understand. It is of course, a feel good thing for a variety of reasons. At this point, as is by now traditional, I suppose I should thank a few people.

First and foremost is my Ma and Da. It was a chance conjunction of their cursed genes that produced a strange and curious mutant like myself, but they took me to their heart and loved me anyway. With the passing of the years, and especially with the appearance of my own children, I seriously understand how generous an act that was.

Next would be my Woman. Having put up with me for so many years, she’ll skip right through Purgatory, straight into Heaven, Nirvana or more likely in her case, the main feasting hall of Valhalla, where she’ll pick a fight with the toughest hombre there and no doubt probably win it too. A smart, tough and good-looking cookie, they don’t come any better. To the best of my recollection, she rescued me out of a drunk tank in somewhere like Mombasa and decided something could be made out of me, after she knocked me into shape. She thinks of me as a work in progress, as do I, to be frank with you. She’s a very determined woman, who’ll get there in the end.

The kids, of course, I have to thank. Whatever embarrassments you’ve given to me, and there have been oh so many over the years, I believe at this point, I’ve more than paid you back in kind. However, there are a few new ideas I’ve got up my sleeve. Revenge of the old grey wolf …

Obviously, all of the above have had feck all to do with the blog but one feels obliged to thank someone, and it don’t sit right to just start thanking yourself. However, though I say it myself …

On a more serious note, thank you all for reading my musings and most especially, those of you who contributed your own thoughts arising thereon. You’ve confirmed a personal belief that the blogosphere is a lot more than a 38 second wham bam thank you Mam thing. There actually is room for something as old-fashioned as an essayist in this, our 21st century.

Thank you.


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12 Responses to “The 100,000 pages landmark.”
  1. Normalisation says:

    Congratulations on both a Happy Birthday (which I missed and apologise for doing so) and on your 100,000th page read.

    Your bl**dymindeded perseverance and well as an unswerving allegiance to a Huxleyan level of formal yet intimate discourse in the editorial quality of your output is what has granted you this distinction of so many reads in such a short period of time. May you see your millionth soon.


  2. Petrossa says:

    My condolences for getting older by 12 months. Your writing style is very entertaining. I always wondered why people end up with me with ‘why smoking is bad’ whilst not even the word smoking in any form is mentioned anywhere ever, The internet works in mysterious ways, hallowed be Its name


  3. hro001 says:

    A very significant milestone! Congratulations! May the force be with you … and your clicks continue to multiply exponentially 🙂


  4. Dirty rightist, you will pay for your pseudo-capitalist pride in accumulated blog hits!


    • Pointman says:

      Chairman Locusts, again we are truly honoured by a visitor of your eminence, bow, bow, grovel, grovel, scrape, scrape.

      I couldn’t have done it without ruthlessly exploiting the downtrodden proletariat. Still and all, sacrifices have to be made on that glorious road to the coming socialist utopia.

      Pointy (miserable capitalist running-dog lackey of western imperialism etc etc)


  5. meltemian says:

    Congratulations on reaching the milestone Pointman.
    Χρόνια πολλά – may you have many more essays (and readers) to come.

    (nice to see you “Locusts”, long time no hear!)


  6. Blackswan says:


    You’ve been “knocked into shape” well enough to have set a fine benchmark in the blogosphere. Congratulations on this milestone, to be followed by others, and deservedly so. You challenge your readers to consider a much wider perspective and the resulting dialogue is always of interest.

    Thank you.


  7. orkneylad says:

    Happy 100k P 🙂

    The Iron Wolf, the Iron Wolf
    Stands on the world with jagged fur.
    The rusty Moon rolls through the sky.
    The iron river cannot stir.

    The iron wind leaks out a cry
    Caught in the barbed and iron wood.
    The Iron Wolf runs over the snow
    Looking for a speck of blood.

    Only the Iron Wolf shall know
    The iron of his fate.
    He lifts his nose and moans,
    Licks the world as clean as a plate
    And leaves his own bones.



  8. Labmunkey says:

    Congrats mate- and a very amusing piece at that too.


  9. Power Grab says:

    My favorite set of thank-you’s!



  10. A Lovell says:

    I don’t comment very often, but check by here every day, and am always pleased when there is a new essay.

    Lately, I especially enjoyed the one about the Prats. SO true.

    Congrats on reaching your 100,000, and many more!


  11. alexjc38 says:

    Belated congrats are in order – well done & keep up the good work!


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