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Congratulations to Heartless Libertarian July 23, 2009

Posted by Michael in Websites.

An apparent first-time commenter here just posted the 100,000th Comment at Innocent Bystanders!!!

The comment references a previous comment about Demolition Man.  Here it is:

22. HeartlessLibertarian – July 23, 2009

“WHY did you remind me about the three seashells, Ed???

Never did figure that out”

It’s sort of like “Hamster Huey and the Gooey Kablooie” or “the Noodle Incident” from Calvin and Hobbes–it’s best left to the imagination.

That is just the sort of insightful commentary on matters of public importance that has made Innocent Bystanders the most renowned commenters site on the intertubes which is not a blog.


1. geoff - July 23, 2009

100,000 comments – that’s quite an achievement. And it included a Demolition Man and Calvin and Hobbes reference, no less.


2. ArmedGeek - July 23, 2009

Man, I’d forgotten all about the Noodle Incident. I’m pretty sure I’ve got the complete collection on one of my harddrives somewhere.

3. John Stansbury - July 23, 2009

A comment on a comment about comments. Ah.


4. MCPO Airdale - July 23, 2009

has made Innocent Bystanders the most renowned ignored commenters’ site on the intertubes.


5. geoff - July 23, 2009

…and only 99,926 to go…

6. John Stansbury - July 23, 2009

Have you ever thought of giving the old P2 theme a chance? Some day I’m gonna whip up my own site with that thing.

Then I’ll get the commentators.


7. Michael - July 23, 2009

WordPress can enable reply threading on any theme now. It was tried here, and failed miserably. It’s just not our ambiance. The core of IB is a relatively small group of long-time friends, most of whom have travelled somewhere to meet each other in real life. Reply threading is not conducive to the continuity of that community.

8. Tushar - July 24, 2009

Officer Jim Crowley? And you are telling me there is no Jim Crow connection here?

–Tushar sees race in everything.

9. Mrs. Peel - July 24, 2009

Ok, seriously, why the hell are we spelling “traveled” and “canceled” the British way? You can’t let this stuff slide, folks. Next thing you know, you’ll be putting an O on “esophagus” or an extra ME on “program.” It’s bad enough I refer to my sneakers as “trainers” and “revise” for my exams. Don’t make me start using a “rubber” at D&D.

10. composmentis - July 24, 2009

I would like to congratulate everyone on reaching the 100,000 comment milestone. Quite an accomplishment that. I would also like to challenge you all to strive to reach the 200,000 comment marker even faster.

With that in mind, I will add a comment below that will help us toward achieving 200K and show the internet just what Innocent Bystanders is all about!

11. composmentis - July 24, 2009


12. MCPO Airdale - July 24, 2009

Mrs. Peel – What colour is your mobile computer? Do you keep it in your boot with your other swag when you’re on holiday?

13. Mrs. Peel - July 24, 2009

Dammit, I DO go on “holiday.” Curse you, England!!! *shakes fist in the general direction of the Atlantic Ocean*

14. Mrs. Peel - July 24, 2009

But I will never, I say, NEVER make my spaceships out of “aluminium”!

15. Michael - July 24, 2009


IB Factoid of the Day™ — Maybe it’s not entirely coincidental that boobies are so well represented in our all-time Top 20 posts:

Fisherman Nets Shark 200 km from Sea 111,928
How To Use Tomatoes 78,059
Hookers Union Sues Amsterdam City Hall 77,013
Bless You, Louis Réard 54,740
Good News From South Korea 29,420
Topless Swedish Women Fight for Equal Ri 28,279
The May Unemployment Numbers are Here 26,696
Oh Frabjous Day!! Unemployment Rate 24,274
The April Numbers Are In – It’s Official 20,517
a fat naked woman with greased thighs 20,205
Thailand Cracking Down On Misbehaving Co 18,847
Correction to the May Unemployment Chart 18,386
I Can Give You What You Want 16,288
Biggest Vagina on Earth? 16,127
Speak up, sir…You need the extra small 15,103
The Sexiest Woman Alive 12,274
Gummi Bear Scandal Exposed 10,697
Very interesting test of perception 10,648
Snow Storm Worries 10,383
Scientists Tackle New Global Warming Thr 9,599
Bras Don’t Support Bouncing Breasts Acco 9,597

16. John Stansbury - July 24, 2009

Boobies, is there anything they can’t do?

17. Michael - July 24, 2009

I can’t think of anything.

18. kevlarchick - July 24, 2009

They can’t defy gravity on their own. Trust me.

19. Dave in Texas - July 24, 2009

It’s not that I don’t trust you, it’s that I seek knowledge, and to understand. I’ve a visual/tactile learner. *nods seriously

20. Michael - July 24, 2009

That must mean I’m an oral learner.

*studious expression*

21. Retired Geezer - July 24, 2009

Just ask me, I’m a Professional.

(Probably not the option Dave and Michael were hoping for)

22. Dave in Texas - July 24, 2009

Thanks a lot Mr. Buzzkill Lightflasher.

23. kevlarchick - July 24, 2009

*bestows a smile on Geezer*

24. Dave in Texas - July 24, 2009


25. Mr. Matamoros - July 24, 2009

Boobies?! (snaps head around) Where?!

26. composmentis - July 24, 2009

We’re well on our way to 200K. Yessir.

27. composmentis - July 24, 2009

Here’s a couple of boobs for you (sfw)


28. HayZeus - July 24, 2009

Wait… Michael and Dave don’t count?

29. HeartlessLibertarian - July 24, 2009

Geez, maybe I should buy some Powerball tickets this weekend.

Seriously, though, this blog has been great, especially the Famous Charts.

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