Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Wake Me Up When September Ends


I realize I've been awfully effusive lately when it comes to gratitude, but I really feel like it's important that I say a quick thanks to everybody who's read this site over the past few weeks.

September was a huge month around these parts, both in terms of traffic (the biggest numbers Deus Ex Malcontent has pulled down since the news of my dismissal from CNN first broke) and content (the most posts I've cranked out in a single month).

It's been damn rewarding to put so much effort into this site and have it be noticed by you nice folks.

So, once again, thanks.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I must admit, I don't agree with you on everything (I preferred Hillary to Obama, can't really argue against her experience and cojones...Although the only candidate worth his constitutional rights this election year has been Ron Paul, even with some of his radical ideas...I digress...), but you invariably find something to entertain me more than twice a week at minimum.

I also appreciate your stance toward mainstream media, whether they omit or embellish details. It's refreshing to see another spin on daily events that doesn't fly in the face of logic (Most of the time. ;) ).

In addition, your writing style is descriptive, intelligent, and wry (Can a writing style be wry, really?...).

I hope you find a way to make your goals for news and media become reality. We all know something needs to change.

Fred said...

You're most welcome. You are providing a huge buffet in the "food for thought" department and I know I'm speaking for more than just myself when I say; Thank YOU.

Captain Crab said...

Thank you for doing what you do for all of us!

Deacon Blue said...

At the risk of being a big fat lemming of a joiner, I'll just say that like so many others, I find your writing way, waaay, WAAAY above the average. I'm sure my wife and son would insist I write at least as good or better than you, but they have to lie for me...it's in the contract.

You always have interesting and thought-provoking shit, even when I don't agree with you. There are only maybe two other blogs I visit regularly that I can say that about.

I only wish my funds were more liquid so that I could finally contribute to the Dead Star Twilight fund.

Keep it up, man.

Anonymous said...

even if i don't agree with you 100% of the time, you've got an extraordinary gift. ever tried your hand at playwriting? not sure if it's something that would interest you, but your style might be bogosian meets tony kushner :) and that's damn good! kudos.

A Bowl Of Stupid said...

Yeah yeah yeah, that's all fine and dandy and magnanimous and all, but don't you forget those of us who were with you (read: grasping desperately onto your coattails...)from the beginning!!

Seriously tho, glad to hear all is well with you guys; stay well, my friend.

Brite said...

I dropped by here sporadically via another site for the last year or two,but lately this has become a daily must for me.There's intelligence here, sometimes wit and always something to cheer me up about the US and its citizens.Plus I love Saturday morning cartoons and Dope Fiend Theater.

Anonymous said...

You know its nice seeing some rather nice Gems ont ter internet (northern uk speaking style).

I reagulalry read your website along with www.groklaw.net, www.taf.org, http://www.militarycorruption.com/, adn http://mpdenforcer20.blogspot.com/), just to get a general feel on the pulse of America. Frankly your on the brink, but it is nice to see that there are some people bringing a sense of reality to the party.

I would like to say that everything is hunky dory across the pond in good old Blighty, but were no better off. Last I heard Brown was trying to get the UK recognised as the 52nd state alongside Iraq.

keep up the great storylines.....

celery said...

thank you for the fantastic, thought provoking writing. every second day i get the instinct to bury my head in the sand and leave it there until the elections (American and Canadian) are over. all of the information and sensationalization can be completely overwhelming, especially given the results of the last elections in our respective countries, despite such loud protests beforehand. although i sometimes worry that the humourous (you're substantive, but often funny) approach might quell the rage required to stop the big and small"c" conservatives, for the most part, writing like yours allows me to take in the insanity, without becoming insane.

you sir, rock. call me when you want to plan the revolution.

heatherhansma said...

Thank you for all the effort you put into your blog. This is hands-down my favorite blog to read. Please don't slow down anytime soon.

em said...

This has definitely become a daily read for me (thanks to finding out about you on Pajiba) and I love coming here. (And since today's payday I get to OD on your writing by getting your book). Love everything on here and I'm always excited to see what's new.

the sieve said...

You should send Sarah Palin a gift basket and a nice bottle of wine.

Duane said...

I admit to seeking out a nice Palin bashing once in a while and I'm certain I'll find something interesting here.

Blogs are tough to keep up on. Life still goes on outside and yet, if even for that single dedicated reader, the blogger feels compelled to keep up the content. Hats off to you.

aaron said...

What amazes me is you're balancing life and a newborn with one of your biggest months of content generating to drive all this traffic (although given the subject, it's hard not to write). Kudos to you, sir!

C Riedel-de Haen said...

Yours is the only blog I read every single day. It's on my bookmarks toolbar!

I like your writing very much. To me, it's a welcome breath of common sense and logic into an otherwise sensationalistic, lopsided, chaotic, mind-numbing environment-- I am referring to both the mainstream media and the internet here.

Please, please, please keep up the good work.

From Houston, with love.

Joyce said...

The first thing I do every evening after I've recovered from my day in cubicle farm is check my email and go to your blog.

It's always entertaining and thought provoking. Plus Saturday mornings are a bonus. You've inspired me to blog more, especially with all that is stake in this election year.