February 27, 2004


Hey! The new counter -- it first reported for counting duties on November 19 -- just reached the million-hit mark. And the equally compelling 361,329 unique visitors mark.

Too bad I can’t remember the total from the old counter, which was destroyed in a freak boating accident. I think it was around two million. Who cares? Just keep dropping by, and please check out those ads on your left. They provide fuel -- delicious, folding, bankable fuel -- for this site. As do your donations, and (for the purposes of actually filling this site with stories and links) your emails.

Which I’m slowing getting around to answering. Currently I’m replying to reader Jennifer K., who asked in January 2003: “Doo you think the oil war in Iraq will be good. I bet you do, Mr Hate! Nobody is you’re friend.” Her note ends with a demand that I “completely expose” Halliburton. Well, I think it does; the spelling isn’t great, and Jennifer could be referring to Halle Berry. Either way, consider it done!

Posted by Tim Blair at February 27, 2004 02:46 AM

Tim, a tip: don't ever have flash or other moving ads on your blog. That will just tempt people like me to block the ads. It takes me just a few seconds to do that. On the other hand, the ads might be interesting, so that's why I don't block them now. They don't distract. The current format is just fine.

BTW, I rather liked the poll on top instead of the ads.

Posted by: Berend de Boer at February 27, 2004 at 06:15 AM

That was me!! I got this screen shot to prove it:

| Tim Blair
| A weblog
| Wher's that Margo?
| by Tim 2:49 commets 0
| That ABC, what a crock
| by Tim 2:28 comments 1
| Here's a nice shot of Paul Hogan
| by Tim 2:27 comment 47
| Hits: 1,000,000!

Posted by: Joe Geoghegan at February 27, 2004 at 06:51 AM

Exposing Halle Berry? Where? Huh?

Posted by: Tongue Boy at February 27, 2004 at 07:31 AM

Any word on when the mainstream media is going to investigate the number of uncounted hits from hanging chads?

Blair lied! Hits died!

Posted by: david at February 27, 2004 at 07:44 AM

Hey Berend de Boer,

What if it was Halle Berry flashing on the sidebar, fulfilling Tim's promise to expose her?
(Bad joke, I know.)

Ba-doom tish!

Posted by: TimT at February 27, 2004 at 09:22 AM

For another bad celebrity pun, go here.

Posted by: TimT at February 27, 2004 at 09:31 AM

Stop showing off, Blair! Or are you doing your best Richie "Watch CSI, it's ... err ... great ... I think" Benaud.

Posted by: Tony.T at February 27, 2004 at 09:51 AM

Exposing Halle Berry is nothing new if you've seen Swordfish or Monster's Ball, lol

Posted by: TokenModerateGuy at February 27, 2004 at 10:25 AM

It's a good thing that Tim distinguishes between the number of hits and the number of unique visitors, unlike Michael "SpongeMike Sweatpants" Moore.

Posted by: TokenModerateGuy at February 27, 2004 at 10:33 AM

Is 'Mr Hate' in any way related to Mr Vain that Culture Beat exposed in their song a few years ago?
Or is he a Mr Men that i am not familiar with? Does he storm around Mr Men land, breaking Mr Nosey's ridicuous nose, telling Mr Grumpy to suck it up and stop complaining, and kick the sh_t out of Mr Nonsense for talking crap? I hope so...

Posted by: Paul Dub at February 27, 2004 at 10:55 AM

Hard up for cash huh?

Posted by: Miranda Divide at February 27, 2004 at 11:34 AM

Speaking of Mr Nonsense, Here's miranda.

Posted by: Todd at February 27, 2004 at 12:37 PM

Find out what book you are here, thanks to Slatts and Tony the Teacher.

Posted by: ilibcc at February 27, 2004 at 01:41 PM

Oh, now you've done it.

Miranda doesn't like to be called "Mr". Spoils the illusion, doncha know?

He's only got a few months to go before the operation, wouldn't want him to get discoraged.

Posted by: jack at February 28, 2004 at 06:12 AM

Don't worry jack, I keep calling Miranda a 'she', if only such that she can get use to the discrimination.

Posted by: Quentin George at February 28, 2004 at 07:01 AM

I know who's doing the fleecing on this blogmire...

Posted by: Miranda Divide at February 29, 2004 at 02:47 AM

And you're bitter that it's not you.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at February 29, 2004 at 01:06 PM