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Four More Years!

Ghost in the Machine is four years old today. We’ve weathered lots of personal, political, and cinematic ups and downs since that badly written entry on 11.15.99 (as the archives new and old will attest), but it’s funny how most of the topics covered here at length (Dem politics, movie reviews, fanboy culture, the Knickerbockers) were foreshadowed in that first rambling preamble. As for the hits, well…I’m not going to talk about the hits, ’cause you won’t stay in this business for four long years if you dwell too heavily on the site stats. So, to paraphrase FDR, “I should like to have it said of GitM‘s first administration that in it the forces of selfishness, lust for power, and lousy film transitions of fanboy properties met their match; I would like to have it said of its second administration that in it these forces met their master.” Here’s to four more years!

Discussion

12 Responses to “Four More Years!”

  1. Happy Blogiversary!

    Posted by Matt | November 15, 2003, 9:05 pm
  2. Many happy returns!

    Posted by eric | November 15, 2003, 11:55 pm
  3. Keep on keepin’ on, Fanboy!

    Posted by c-dog | November 16, 2003, 9:20 am
  4. Excelsior!

    Posted by Neilalien | November 16, 2003, 12:15 pm
  5. Hey, Kevin! Happy Anniversary to a GREAT weblog and a portal I recommend! Here’s to Four More Years of great links and don’t forget to include the Berkster at least a couple times a month for the dog nuts out here! Cheers!

    Posted by Jennyzilla | November 16, 2003, 8:15 pm
  6. Congrats, Kevin–and thanks for such a consistently great reading experience. Yours is definitely one of the best blogs out there (here?)–period. Forget four more years–why not shoot for eight or twelve? That’s what I’m rooting for.

    Posted by Max | November 16, 2003, 8:44 pm
  7. Cheers, and here’s to four more.

    Posted by R. | November 16, 2003, 8:57 pm
  8. Good work, Kevin! Happy birthday GitM, the first then-DC blog and blogger I ever met, back when there were about ten of us.

    Posted by Missy | November 16, 2003, 9:27 pm
  9. Congratulations, Kevin! I can’t remember how I stumbled across GitM, but I’m glad I did. Keep up the good work.

    Posted by Megg | November 17, 2003, 12:15 am
  10. well done!

    it’s always been a pleasure to
    visit GITM and discover what you’ve
    got to share with us, film critiques,
    dismay w/the ways of the Knicks,
    comments on the scene at large.

    for however much longer you continue
    to remain motivated, we’ll be reading!
    Cheers!
    jp

    Posted by j pivarnick | November 17, 2003, 8:31 am
  11. Whoh… GITM was born on my birthday. uh, “w00t”? :D

    Posted by Alan Hitt | November 18, 2003, 1:30 am
  12. Thanks for the kind words, y’all. :)

    Posted by Kevin | November 19, 2003, 10:49 am

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