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No, Dude, We've Been Hitting Snooze for a Year Now
2008.11.19 (Wed) 19:07
Wow — four years of Two Percent.
Or, well, technically, about two and a half years over the span of four. Which isn't terrible.
We'd love to mark the occasion with some fanfare, some self-congratulatory bullshit, and a wonderful thread where all our regulars drop by to say "Dudes, happy birthday, Allison still really sucks, Bill Napoli's an asshat, Tom Carder's still scary-looking, and...wait, whatever happened to Safari Tom?"
But you know what we're going to do instead? We're going to throw up this quick little declaration of the completion of four years, and we're going to do our best to stop hitting the snooze button on our Rant alarm.
See, four years ago, we started this whole thing because we kept writing to each other about the crazy shit going on around us. We were reading some wonderful bloggers, like Les Jenkins and PZ Myers, Brent Rasmussen and Ed Brayton. We saw so much bullshit out there, and privately Ranted about it...and then we realized: stop wasting time Ranting to each other, and get some material up for others to read. It became a sort of mantra: don't tell me, man — Rant it!
The incredibly nuts past two years have been...well, there isn't a much more apt description than incredibly nuts. And while "apologizing" isn't the right thing to do — you guys don't pay us for this stuff (or, if you have, we still haven't received the checks) — we do wish we had more time for Two Percent stuff.
So here's the deal: with no guarantees (as usual), we're going to try our best to kick our own (and each other's) asses, and get some more Rants up on at least a slightly more frequent schedule. The last few months have seen an up-tick in Rants, and we're going to try to keep that up, and maybe even build on it. We've still got real life shoving red hot pokers up our asses — more offspring are imminent, some great professional developments are demanding a lot of attention, and the usual mish-mash of pesky real life stuff is knocking on our doors every hour of every day. Every so often, we even need to eat and sleep.
But — and here's the kicker — we still find the time to write each other to say: "Dude, did you see this bullshit?"
So it's time to get back to our original Two Percent mantra: Don't tell me, man — Rant it!
Let's see what we can do. And thanks for sticking around — as Heisenberg could attest, this site wouldn't be the same without you reading it.
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