Thursday, September 11, 2008

Rickey’s 300th Post About His 300th Post

Planning on meandering out into a crowded thoroughfare to shout at traffic? Considering banging your head against the wall for a few hours? Thinking about taking the day off of work to expose yourself in the men’s bathroom of a nearby Red Lobster? Tell us friends, how do you plan on celebrating Riding with Rickey’s 300th Post?

Indeed, today is a truly magnanimous day. Today marks our 300th snark filled and ellipsis riddled post here at RwR. So let’s pause for a moment to reflect upon just how far we’ve come, shall we? It all began a scant twenty one months ago when we decided to give this whole blogging thing a whirl. We liked sports and other whimsical miscellany. We thought we had stuff to say. We thought we could write kinda good sometimes. And so, Riding with Rickey was born on January 23, 2007, boasting a pitifully incorrectly spelled URL and a mentality of fierce irreverence. That first month we racked up a whopping 289 site visits, of which Rickey was personally responsible for approximately 250 (give or take).

Three hundred posts later we’re pushing the 70,000 hits mark and Rickey can no longer identify every daily visitor as a friend or family member. And yes, Rickey absolutely included this statistic with the specific intention of blowing your mind. Along the way to 70,000 hits, we even managed to rope in a part-time partner in one Adam, author of The Jack Sack, whose present whereabouts are a complete mystery to us, we swear. Hey buddy, your loss--we were totally planning on offering an RwR dental plan (in which an inebriated Rickey shows up at your house wearing a pirate hat and extracts teeth at random).

To those proud few who’ve been with us from the start, many thanks. We also realize that much of our traffic still derives courtesy of inbound links. Sweet, sweet, previous links. While there are the occasional windfalls coming from poor lost fools googling Rickey Henderson’s whereabouts, unsavory sexual predilections, buffalo wing recipes and the like, we especially appreciate folks like Toasty Joe, Mr. Furious, Mike’s Neighborhood, Remote Access, Nice Level Swing, I'm Not One To Blog, But..., Around the Keg, Sports by Brooks, and all the miscreants at Humor Blogs who have tossed a link or two in our direction over the past months. We love you guys. And if teabaging could be construed as a legitimate sign of affection, rest assured, Rickey would teabag you magnificent bastards until his teabagging muscles were sore.

But enough of the sappy crap. This is the part of the article where Rickey is supposed to look ahead to the future. The “vision thing,” if you will. But as you can plainly tell, Rickey’s been pretty much winging this blogging venture since Day 1, so a detailed mission statement isn’t exactly going to come easily for us. But here’s what we can tell you: we pledge that Rickey will never outgrow his penchant for crude innuendo and vulgar language, we pledge that Rickey’s unfathomably deep well of rage for all things Geena Davis related will never run dry, we pledge that Rickey’s half assed sports commentary will never fade away, and most importantly, we pledge that Rickey will wash his hands before and after blogging each night. See everyone tomorrow for #301.

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Mike said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Rickey.

Of course, I hope you realize that linking to my blog is worth at least 50-75 fewer hits on any given day.

Mark said...

Riding For Rickey:
"Come for the rage and stay for the teabagging!"

Deb said...

Congratulations, Rickey! Although I am relatively new to RwR, it is a daily habit for me, like my morning coffee, and my afternoon diet soda.

I hope Rickey will be around for a long, long time. :)

Smitty said...

Thanks for the nod, Rickey. And we have had a riot coming here.

Though it has helped that most of us are drunk.

Lord Likely said...

Congratulations on hitting the big three-oh-oh, and long may your continued success...erm...continue.

I wish I could take some of the credit for your astonishing success, but I can't.

However, that has never stopped me before, so I'd just like to say it was all my doing, and yes, I am wonderful.

Mikey P said...

Rickey, I dontated a large sum of money to the McCain Palin campaign care of "The Ridin With Rickey Blog" for your 300th post!

Huzzah for 300!

Any press is good press right?

George said...

Congratulations--this post is almost as good as the theme song to Gary Shandling's Show.

I was going to say thanks for the shout out but the teabagging left a sour taste in my mouth. So to speak.

Jeff said...

Way to go! You've got a new loyal follower to add to your list.

muskrat said...

congrats! i'm, like, only 1/3 of the way there.

The Jack Sack said...

Congratulations, my dear friend.

And fear not-- The Jack Sack Lives! But presently we are occupied with the pending Apocalypse (Hadron Colliders, McCain presidencies, etc.).

Hold fast, Rickey! I'm ready for a comeback!

Rickey Henderson said...

Many thanks to one and all. Rickey will continue to strive in all ways to entertain, alarm, and terrify you.

Jack Sack: about motherfucking time... Rickey eagerly awaits the insanity that will accompany the forthcoming "24" tv movie!

Haley said...

Mazel Tov!

Doug at Taunt Vortex said...

(sigh) I went to the Red Lobster, and wouldn't you know - there was already somebody there exposing himself in the men's room.

I was pretty dejected until I found a Long John Silver's.

Thanks for the laughs and keep up the good work.

Ed in Westchester said...

thanks for the shout out

pass on the teabagging though.