5,000 blows

by Henry Farrell on October 11, 2006

Crooked Timber has just passed a sort of milestone without really realizing it; Daniel’s piece on faking physics was the 5,000th post on CT. We’ll make a bigger fuss over post number 10,000; promise!



otto 10.11.06 at 9:34 pm

Your legions of fans (the “300”?) are still waiting for the Crooked Timber mugs and t-shirts…


Delicious Pundit 10.12.06 at 12:21 am

It’s worth noting that Daniel hit that 5,000th post off of The Guardian, who also gave up Andrew Sullivan’s 7,500th dinger. Compulsive ESPN watchers like me will also remember the exhaustive “Glenn Reynolds Countdown to 10,000,” and how they even pre-empted their coverage of the Military-Industrial Complex/Dr. Pepper 500 when the landmark post (“Heh”) occurred.

Also, if you count some of John Holbo’s posts as 2 you’ll get to 10K a lot faster.


gdr 10.12.06 at 1:27 pm

That number sounds far big to me, so I expect your statistical methodology was flawed.


JohnP 10.12.06 at 9:07 pm

It’s only been 739 if you don’t count posts about Guinness ads.


Doug 10.13.06 at 2:11 am

Over at Fistful, we’ve been commemorating milestones with simple posts marked by Roman numerals.

So to Crooked Timber, happy MMMMM!


charlie 10.14.06 at 7:04 am

Milestones, annivrsaries, who needs them? But this is an opportunity to remember the poor folk of Hastings-on-Sea, Sussex.

Their bunting is about to be unfurled for the 940th anniversary of the ‘memorasble’ eponymous battle, lest they and we forget. Little chance it would seem.

It must have been something of a 9/11 event, so if we assume it was commemorated annually for say 10 years, then maybe every five years until 1096. However it would appear if 940th year can be celebrated it may never have subsided to 50s or centenaries, indeed if every subsequent 10 years has been marked, this is already the 104th such festival. A collective sigh echoes along the South Downs.

However such historic milestones may not be the millstones they first seem; community leaders report that relations between Normans and the local population in Hastings are calm, despite the constant and potentially divisive reminders of cultural supremacy.

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