19,958 and counting…

So close …. remember, if you use a real email address when leaving a comment, I’ll be able to attribute that comment to you if it happens to be 20K plus or minus 1.

If you want the hat. Or the thong. Or whatever.

Comments

  1. #1 Andrew
    December 4, 2008

    19959…

  2. #2 JanieBelle
    December 4, 2008

    Slowly I turned, step by step, inch by inch…

  3. #3 ggab
    December 4, 2008

    There’s a thong?
    That has to go to me.
    I wanted the hat for myself but now I think I’ve got to have the thong for the little woman.
    What do I have to do for both?

  4. #4 JanieBelle
    December 4, 2008

    ggab,

    me.

  5. #5 K.
    December 4, 2008

    The hat is so close I can smell it.

    At least, I hope that’s just the hat I’m smelling.

  6. #6 JanieBelle
    December 4, 2008

    Ok, I can’t keep my eyes open any more, I’m bowing out for the night.

    Congrats to whoever wins it!

  7. #7 Joshua Zelinsky
    December 4, 2008

    Must resist urge to spam Greg with 40 comments…

  8. #8 Ian
    December 4, 2008

    Josh – 40 comments is a lot more reasonable than my original plan to spam him with 350 of them… :)

  9. #9 Jonsi
    December 4, 2008

    As a guy, I totally want the thong. That way when girls accuse me of only thinking with one thing…

  10. #10 george.wiman
    December 4, 2008

    Wait, there’s a hat involved? But no monkey?

  11. #11 K.
    December 4, 2008

    I think a monkey would be a good alternative prize.

  12. #12 The Science Pundit
    December 5, 2008

    No fair! I want a monkey (but only if it can shoot a machine gun).

  13. #13 ...tom...
    December 5, 2008

    Surely the count has been exceeded by now, no..??

    …tom…

  14. #14 K.
    December 5, 2008

    I figure we’ll just keep going until Greg tells us it’s over.

  15. #15 ...tom...
    December 5, 2008


    …truelol…

    Yeah, I gathered that was your strategy, from all your entries in the ‘comment roll’.

    Not that _I_ would engage in such behavior..!! (just kidding ya…)

    …tom…

  16. #16 K.
    December 5, 2008

    I have thought a few times in the past little while about letting it go and just going to bed. But my cat decided to take a nap on my lap, so I don’t see myself getting up right away :-)

  17. #17 Doug Alder
    December 5, 2008

    “Slowly I turned, step by step, inch by inch…”

    Niagara Falls

  18. #18 Chris C.
    December 5, 2008

    Mug anyone?

  19. #19 Azkyroth
    December 5, 2008

    Huh.

  20. #20 EricJuve
    December 5, 2008

    I’ve never won anything this cool.

  21. #21 Zeno
    December 5, 2008

    Who wouldn’t want a nice hat?

    Does it have bells?

    And, hey, who are all of these parvenus who are suddenly posting comments? Some of us have been here all along!

  22. #22 ...tom...
    December 5, 2008

    @Zeno: Hey, it takes something important to decloak…

    …tom…
    .

  23. #23 Joel
    December 5, 2008

    I don’t get the 20K plus or minus one thing. What’s that about? Why not just 20K?

  24. #24 John
    December 5, 2008

    Because there are three things. One for 19,999; one for 20,000; one for 20,001.

    19,989?

  25. #25 Chris C.
    December 5, 2008

    “The central commenter and her/his standard deviates will each receive a hat or a mug or whatever.”

    http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/2008/12/life_is_good.php

  26. #26 Akheloios
    December 5, 2008

    Hat, hat, hat, hat! *dances*

  27. #27 John
    December 5, 2008

    Are we there yet?

  28. #28 chris y
    December 5, 2008

    Love the idea of the “Central Commenter”, in his/her secret fortress under the ice at the North Pole, fiendishly manipulating every thread in the blogosphere to whatever diabolical end is in the plan.

  29. #29 Chris C.
    December 5, 2008

    “I think” everyone should take advantage of this resource… fascinating stuff!

    http://darwin-online.org.uk/content/frameset?itemID=CUL-DAR121.-&viewtype=side&pageseq=38

  30. #30 Leandro
    December 5, 2008

    I heard Joe Rogan say that we hit 20k weeks ago, but that “Greg”, an obvious government agent, is still collecting names of people who dare to “I think”…

  31. #31 Mike Haubrich, FCD
    December 5, 2008

    I’d like the thong, but unless it comes with a matching woman to wear it it wouldn’t be all that useful to me. A hat without a monkey is useless, too (I’ll take a chimp or a bonobo as a subsitute.)

    Yep, a mug – that would be just the ticket.

  32. #32 JanieBelle
    December 5, 2008

    So what’s the word?

  33. #33 Rick Quarton
    December 5, 2008

    Okay, I give up. It’s after 2AM her and I’ve got to get up in the morning at 6. By that time one of you east coasters will have posted and won. Damn! I guess maybe I’ll just have to buy that hat or mug. I’m pushing 60, my wife’s not far behind me and we’re both getting a little gray and frumpy. Neither one of us would be doing the world a favor by sportin’ a thong.

  34. #34 JanieBelle
    December 5, 2008

    Aw Rick,

    You read Greg Laden’s blog, which in all likelyhood means you have a brain, and further, that you use it.

    You don’t need no stinkin’ thong to be teh sexay hawt.

    Kisses

    …and kisses to your Mrs.

  35. #35 Mike Haubrich, FCD
    December 5, 2008

    Say, TUIBGUY has gotten a full 10% of the comments that GLB has gotten. Three left to go, and there will be a 2000th comment. No prizes, just honor.

  36. #36 JanieBelle
    December 5, 2008

    Mike, you should at least offer naked pics or something.

  37. #37 Mike Haubrich, FCD
    December 5, 2008

    Okay, how about naked pics of JanieBelle? Or Kate. If I offered naked pics of me, I would never get another comment.

  38. #38 Vazrick
    December 5, 2008

    Are we there yet?

  39. #39 JanieBelle
    December 5, 2008

    The 2010 Skepchick calendar, baby.

    Twofer. (uh, threefer, actually, but let’s not embare-ass The Boy)

  40. #40 Nemo
    December 5, 2008

    By my count, this is 19998. Assuming no disqualifications, and if no one posts while I’m typing.

  41. #41 JanieBelle
    December 5, 2008

    But how accurate is that? How close have you been monitoring?

  42. #42 JanieBelle
    December 5, 2008

    I thought we went over a while back, but in case I’m wrong…

    lol, you don’t have to count this one, Greg.

  43. #43 Nemo
    December 5, 2008

    Never mind, I was completely ignoring the comments on other threads. D’oh!

  44. #44 Blind Squirrel FCD
    December 5, 2008

    what is this all about?

  45. #45 Colin M
    December 5, 2008

    Well someone must have won by now… congratulations, whoever it is :)

  46. #46 Greg Laden
    December 5, 2008

    We are there

  47. #47 will the thrill
    December 5, 2008

    Just doing my part.

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