Heading for half a million comments

Who will it be? It is likely to happen in the next 12-24 hours.

Between the hundreds of spam comments we get daily, and regular comments, I’d just like to say thanks to the moderation team.

It doesn’t much mean anything, just something fun.

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A C Osborn
December 22, 2010 1:13 pm

Well this is one closer LOL.

Pamela Gray
December 22, 2010 1:14 pm

Well, since I’ve had a day’s worth of Irish Cream coffee and am real chatty, maybe it will be me! If Ican keept myh witss abouytt mee fore a bitt.

Jeremy
December 22, 2010 1:15 pm

Oh Pick Me, Pick Me!

latitude
December 22, 2010 1:15 pm

bump…………….. 🙂

1DandyTroll
December 22, 2010 1:15 pm

OMG, what a lucky sod. Just imagine to be the only one out of half a million that has one stuck in the spam bucket. Talk about being special. :p

Gary
December 22, 2010 1:16 pm

Is there a prize?
And yes, the mods do a great job of keeping the discussion open and civil.

Curiousgeorge
December 22, 2010 1:18 pm

Is there a prize for whoever posts #500,000? 🙂

Milwaukee Bob
December 22, 2010 1:24 pm

499,445

December 22, 2010 1:26 pm

Great job! Keep on the good work…
Ecotretas

Djozar
December 22, 2010 1:26 pm

Merry Christmas and may you be blessed in the coming year.

December 22, 2010 1:32 pm

I wish I win (This comment will be bacck radiated Back radiated continuously)

DirkH
December 22, 2010 1:38 pm

Merry Christmas, a big Thank You to Anthony and all of the moderators!

FrankK
December 22, 2010 1:38 pm

Best wishes for xmas and a very interesting year to come no doubt. Clearly I’ve got too much in the Xmas spirit alweady and can’t spell ma wodes properiley in my last post (LOL).
Cheers.

stephen richards
December 22, 2010 1:40 pm

Pamela Gray says:
December 22, 2010 at 1:14 pm
What’s your address. I’ll be round to share that booze !! ;))

stephen richards
December 22, 2010 1:41 pm

Oh! and Joyeux Fêtes Bon Nouvel Ans to all at WUWT.
Anthony, I hope that will be well for your family in the new year

Stefan
December 22, 2010 1:42 pm

Fantastic!
A great readership and great moderators, and thanks to Anthony for this brilliant blog!

MrX
December 22, 2010 1:42 pm

Congrats on your eventual 500K. May it bring peace and prosperity to one and all.

Manitoba Ken
December 22, 2010 1:43 pm

OK, so I can be the winner I’ll leave it until tomorrow morning to post a….oh,
Good job mods and Merry Christmas to everyone here.

Rhoda R
December 22, 2010 1:45 pm

Half a million comments for a “fringe” blog? LOL. Anthony, you and those who provide additional articles as well as the moderators all deserve a big thanks from the rest of us. Without you we’d be huddling in a corner trying to stay warm while our Govt scooped tax dollars from our pockets to pay for “climate warming” and “CO2 mitigation.”

Geir in icy cold Norway
December 22, 2010 1:47 pm

There once was one Anthony Watts
who made up one of Earth’s hottest spots
where the heat was turned on
with each new climate con
on which skeptics all fired their shots.
With the best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The last month here in central southern Norway has been on average 7,5 degrees C below average for the last so-and-so decades. I feel cheated. I looked forward to the global warming! Well, truth before joy, then.

Laurie
December 22, 2010 1:48 pm

I say pick Jeremy

Ken in Beaverton, OR
December 22, 2010 1:48 pm

Merry Christmas and I hope you can keep warm this winter.

Fred from Canuckistan
December 22, 2010 1:50 pm

Wouldn’t it be ironic if it was George Monbiot who hit the half mil marker.
REPLY: He’d have to leave a comment, and so far he’s never done that (at least that I know about) – Anthony

December 22, 2010 1:50 pm

Well it wont be me with the 500,000’th comment because I could fall into a bucket of T*ts and still come out sucking my thumb.
Did I just say T*ts and fall foul of moderation?
Doh!
Merry Christmas the WUWT team.

John Stover
December 22, 2010 1:51 pm

Congratulations on running such a great site with such well-informed commenters.

Merrick
December 22, 2010 1:52 pm

stephen richards says:
December 22, 2010 at 1:40 pm
Pamela Gray says:
December 22, 2010 at 1:14 pm
What’s your address. I’ll be round to share that booze !! ;))
Where’d Pamela’s comment go???

Doug Sherman
December 22, 2010 1:52 pm

Obviously with this excessive bandwidth usage, you will need to be throttled down… in the interest of net neutrality of course.

andyscrase
December 22, 2010 1:52 pm

Here goes my shot:
Merry Christmas to Anthony and the mod team!
Have a prosperous and successful 2011

Pamela Gray
December 22, 2010 1:53 pm

Just went round the house and grounds to make sure all the old horseshoes were turned up for luck. One in particular. An old workhorse shoe. It measures nearly 7 1/2 inches across its widest part. There is an old snaffle bit to match that measures 7 inches across. Now that’s a big horse with a big mouth.
Wishing that all your horseshoes are turned up this holiday season.

December 22, 2010 1:54 pm

Merry Christmas. Job well done, Anthony!
Please keep it up.

Athlete
December 22, 2010 1:56 pm

Is that a half a million in real numbers or Michael Mann numbers?

Pamela Gray
December 22, 2010 1:56 pm

Merrick, I was number 2. Been called that too. But only if you flame my already red head.

Kev-in-UK
December 22, 2010 1:57 pm

waiting…..
waiting….
waiting….
ok – go!
Oh Bugger! I did it too early again! 😉
(I would have said something else but didn’t want to fall foul of the mods!)
Merry Xmas one and all!

Tannim111
December 22, 2010 1:57 pm

One Million comments!!!
</Doctor Evil pose?

Theo Goodwin
December 22, 2010 1:59 pm

OMG, now all of us will be up all night!
Congratulations on having the best website on the internet!

P Walker
December 22, 2010 2:01 pm

Merry Christmas , everyone . Does anyone want a good eggnog recipe ? If you make it tomorrow , it’ll be ok for Christmas – it really needs to sit for a couple of days to mellow . Let me know within an hour , as I’m up to my ears with last minute stuff .

December 22, 2010 2:03 pm

Fantastic job on getting 500,000 comments! I’ve read a lot of them and I think you’re in good company of many intelligent people from all walks of life!
Ha HA!! I was the 1000th subscriber over on Shaynas Youtube channel today see her H/T here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgjajKs7rNA

Steve (Paris)
December 22, 2010 2:04 pm

Getting my bid in

December 22, 2010 2:09 pm

I guess I’ll have to refrain from posting comments in the next 24 hours. Wouldn’t want to post something dumb and have it be the 500,000th comment.
Except if Anthony decides to have a Seasons Greeting thread. Then I’ll be willing to post a Happy Holidays, etc., to all those who have taken the time to read my posts this year, and to all who have commented here.

MDJackson
December 22, 2010 2:10 pm

Well, here’s my contribution, however small.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Anthony and all the moderators and loads of appreciation for all the work that you do. This site is terrific and I honestly don’t go for more than two days without visiting it.
Thanks again.

Douglas
December 22, 2010 2:20 pm

Good to see you still at the top of the tree
Merry Christmas
Douglas

William
December 22, 2010 2:20 pm

Thanks to the Moderators for keeping the discussion open and polite.
Great site! There is always something interesting to check out. There is a real effort to include scientific papers that are pertinent regardless of the data or conclusion. Appreciate the efforts of the contributors to explain the nuisances of the issues and the analysis.
Hope things are going well for you Anthony.
Merry Christmas to all.

George Moonbiat
December 22, 2010 2:21 pm

I’m too cold to post right now!

Peter Miller
December 22, 2010 2:28 pm

I’ll say it because I know they won’t.
Many congratulations
Your sincerely
Michael, Phil and the rest of the Team

December 22, 2010 2:31 pm

Thank you, Rev, for all your incredibly gifted work. Best Christmas wishes to you, yours, the mods, and all those little people who chimed in half a million comments. And to the trolls, who helped with the count if not the content.

Frank K.
December 22, 2010 2:33 pm

The winner can share their prize with me, seeing as I was instrumental in getting them get to the 500K mark. There IS a prize – right? :^)

Ed Moran
December 22, 2010 2:33 pm

A happy Christmas to you, your family, the mods and the readers (including the trolls).

Ray
December 22, 2010 2:37 pm

A comment on comments.

morgo
December 22, 2010 2:43 pm

merry christmas to all the skeptics out there sucking all that Co2 and breathing out O2

JinOH
December 22, 2010 2:45 pm

Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2011!
I hope we all survive the upcoming ice age 😉

RalphieGM
December 22, 2010 2:46 pm

My cat’s breath smells like cat food.
Held for review, comment, righteous indignation, rejection, or revolution by the powers-that-be. 8<) Robt]

J. Knight
December 22, 2010 2:47 pm

I don’t know, Anthony, all these comments might have contributed mightily to global warming, what with all the breathing in and out whilst we sit in front of our computer screens contemplating your posts. Or at least that theory makes about as much sense as some of those propagated by the warm-mongers. In any event, congratulations are in order, and I can’t think of a more well-deserved blog anywhere on the interwebs.

Fitzy
December 22, 2010 2:55 pm

Many thanks for all the hard work Anthony, moderators and guest writers. WUWT is my number One site for 2010, and fair to say well deserves the top Science Blog Award too. Thanks to Links on this site, I have a better idea of what real science actually looks like, something entirely absent on TV or in those deplorable Rags – No Scientist, Socialist American, Forgetful Geographic, and Time ( its red for a reason).
While you enjoy the Hydrogen Dioxide garnish in the Northern Hemisphere, we in the southern will actually have a BBQ summer Christmas, with real BBQ’s and 100% Natural Variability induced Sunshine – via that big spotless incandescent bulb in the sky – which everyone knows in no ways contributes to Global ClimoDisruptoCooloWarming.
All the Best from peoples republic of CarbonoStan – formally New Zealand – now a subsidiary of Soros & Koch – a fully incorporated Corporate Pirate associate of WikiBleats Society for the prevention of Humanity.

H.R.
December 22, 2010 2:56 pm

Merry Christmas to Anthony and The Mods! (Do-wop, do-waaaa…)
500,000 comments of the sort:
Informative
Brilliant
Funny
Very funny
Trollery (but still fun)
Drollery
Good questions
And chatty, from regulars all ’round the world (and a few comments that I suspect are not from someone in this part of of the solar system)

December 22, 2010 2:56 pm

My blog’s been up for years and I’ve got no comments at all — except for one I did myself under another name.
http://secrets-of-islam.blogspot.com/2010/09/rightness-and-wrongness.html?showComment=1283680137989#c3997136827741641899

December 22, 2010 2:57 pm

I’ll wait until the 1,000,000 mark
[Thanx for doing your part to help get us there.☺ ~dbs]

December 22, 2010 2:59 pm

RealClimate has already gone through half a million comments deleted

3x2
December 22, 2010 3:01 pm

Merry Xmas to all at WUWT (especially A and the tireless mods of course)
(OK, OK – just trying to calculate dCommment/dt in order to be 500K)

December 22, 2010 3:04 pm

Good one, John A.

Honest ABE
December 22, 2010 3:04 pm

Using advanced computer models I expect Gavin Schmidt to win.

December 22, 2010 3:06 pm

Thank you WUWT. Anthony, nice to meet you briefly in Australia. We are sopping wet here, and expecting a king tide of 2.6 m at 11:24 am in Brisbane.

wws
December 22, 2010 3:09 pm

Gavin’s blog would have had this many but he deleted 400,000 of them.

wws
December 22, 2010 3:10 pm

lol, John A. – JINX!

Tom Harley
December 22, 2010 3:11 pm

Thanks to Anthony and all other commenters over the last 3 years…using up at last half an hour and usually more of my valuable time every day…
Merry Christmas the lot of you…can I have my prize now please?

Pamela Gray
December 22, 2010 3:13 pm

Well, Christmas dinner awaits the purchase of groceries, and my boyfriend is waiting for me at the Tavern. Ale waits for no Irish woman worth a damn. So it looks like I won’t be in the running. Not that I’m upset. Love this blog to death and am just thrilled to see my little additions mentioned at all. I’ll tip a frothy pint for all the mods, Anthony, and commenters. See ya in the morning. Make that noon.

Schrodinger's Cat
December 22, 2010 3:15 pm

If I remember correctly, I was directed to this site by Christopher Booker long before ClimateGate appeared. I’ve been a regular reader and occasional writer ever since.
It is a great site, and I commend it for regular and frequent postings, fair treatment of those of the opposite persuasion and good maintenance of reasonable standards of politeness. More importantly, it reports on key technical and political revelations. I also thank Anthony for his frequent intervention with words of fairness and wisdom.
As I read my own words I squirm a bit because I’m normally ultra critical. WUWT is a great site, it has contributed much to the case for realistic climate concern.

Sean Peake
December 22, 2010 3:27 pm

I’m a big fan of this site and hope for the day when Anthony comes to Toronto to do a tandem presentation with M&M. With your current weather, if you left Cali now, you could probably paddle here.

Editor
December 22, 2010 3:37 pm

Pamela Gray
It needs to be something profound. Deep. Serious.
So did you buy those red shoes after all that you were agonising about a year or two ago? The world waits.
tonyb

Robinson
December 22, 2010 3:40 pm

Threaded comments, as they are at CA, would be good though. It’s hard to have an actual discussion on various points when there’s just one big wall of them. Just imho.

Stephen Brown
December 22, 2010 3:41 pm

I’m a long standing fan of WUWT and I deeply appreciate the efforts of the Mods and Anthony in keeping this site possibly the best I have ever visited: it is informative, educational, humorous and accessible to all, even those without PhDs in esoteric disciplines.
I was going to wish all who are involved in running this site a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year, but, as I live in the Politically Correctly stifled UK I shall have to convey my sentiments as follows:-
“Please accept without obligation, either express or implied, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice, celebrated according to the most enjoyable traditions, religious beliefs or secular practices of your choice, with due respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions of any kind at all;
AND
a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures, whose contributions to civilisation are also acknowledged, and without regard to race, creed, colour, age, physical ability, religious belief, choice of computer platform, or sexual orientation.
Disclaimer
By accepting this greeting, you are accepting the following terms:
This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/himself or others; is void where prohibited by law; and is revocable at the sole discretion of the originator. This greeting is warranted valid within the standard parameters of well-wishing for a period of one calendar year, or until the issuance of a subsequent greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this greeting or issuance of a new greeting at the sole discretion of the originator, who assumes no responsibility for any unintended emotional stress these greetings may bring to those not caught up in the seasonal holiday spirit.”
My very best wishes for you and your respective families,
Steve

December 22, 2010 3:42 pm

730 days until the end of the 12th Baktun: http://www.diagnosis2012.co.uk/
objective analysis of the ice core data is this: we are at the beginning of ~ 75,000 years of rapid cooling.
Q. Will humanity choose Fear? . . . or LOVE

ibram
December 22, 2010 3:43 pm

For a layman like me WUWT really has helped me strengthen my opinion on AGW and helped open channels of info on climate change, I looked into this more after seeing a very well articulated post a while back on prison planet and since then you’ve been on my BB social feed.
So here’s to you Anthony and the rest of the crew for another 500,000 comments and future excellent articles. Will you make a model to predict the 1 million mark? 😉

mike g
December 22, 2010 3:46 pm

Are we there, yet?

December 22, 2010 3:55 pm

I’m fairly new here, having found my way via Twitter earlier this year; in fact, this may be my first comment. Anyway, this has become one of my favorite sites, one that I read and retweet often throughout the day. Thanks.

Skul
December 22, 2010 3:59 pm

For a minute, I thought you only had one spam out of all of those, and weren’t sharing.

James Allison
December 22, 2010 4:00 pm

Having our family traditional Kiwi neighbours pudding on xmas day – its sweet and delicious, so all you sweet tooths should give it a try. Merry Xmas all and specially to Anthony Watts and his mod team.
2 tablespoons golden syrup.
3 eggs,
1 tablespoons cornflour,
1 tablespoons sugar.
2 cups milk.
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 desert spoon gelatin dissolved in 1 tablespoon cold water then one tablespoon of hot water.
Separate eggs put yolks in pot. Add cornflour sugar milk vanilla and whisk. Heat gently and stir until thickens, then let cool. Beat egg white stiff. In another pot boil golden syrup and as boiling beat into the stiff egg whites along with gelatin. When custard cooled fold into egg whites.
Decorate with whatever whipped cream etc.
Leave to set – can make it the day before.

James Barker
December 22, 2010 4:03 pm

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you. You know who you are 🙂

beesaman
December 22, 2010 4:06 pm

It’s all a conspiracy I tell you, hello anyone out there…….

3x2
December 22, 2010 4:07 pm

John A says:
December 22, 2010 at 2:59 pm
RealClimate has already gone through half a million comments deleted

No doubt at the steady rate of 1000/month until last November when it rose exponentially.

3x2
December 22, 2010 4:14 pm

Stephen Brown says:
December 22, 2010 at 3:41 pm
[…] I was going to wish all who are involved in running this site a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year, but, as I live in the Politically Correctly stifled UK I shall have to convey my sentiments as follows […]

Nice one.

3x2
December 22, 2010 4:23 pm

Now, if the comment numbers are anything to go by none of us are getting the $500,000. It’s like some Californian version of a UK phone competition.
James Allison – 556722
I feel betrayed, I had plans for my loot and now Xmas will be as dull as ever. I will not return until morning.
– Outraged of Yorkshire

cba
December 22, 2010 4:24 pm

if we hit the magic number, what do we win? A weather station? An autographed Roy Spencer book? An autographed 8×10 photo of Tony W? A zip file of of all the climategate emails?

sHx
December 22, 2010 4:31 pm

500.000th comment is no different than 499.999th comment or 500.001st. I don’t want nothing whatsoever to do with this artificial excitement generation. Bah!

Alan Clark of Dirty Oil-berta
December 22, 2010 4:37 pm

Anthony: I took the opportunity today to pay my dues and flung a meager hundred your way. Like so many others, I can’t go a day without visiting my favorite blog and getting unparalleled information and a few chuckles. I know the sacrifice you make to keep the blog going and at such a high standard to boot!
Thank you for the education and the laughs. All the best to you, the mods and our entire WUWT family.

Frank K.
December 22, 2010 4:38 pm

John A says:
December 22, 2010 at 2:59 pm
“RealClimate has already gone through half a million comments deleted”
Apparently, those comments weren’t robust…

1DandyTroll
December 22, 2010 4:49 pm

The image want to depict right now, but it doesn’t. It is, in fact, I have recently, just now, deduced, one of the cheapest images available, the static ones. Hello, but the rest of us are living in the 2010 era still, and are, thus, hungry for the dynamo of information.
So essentially, update it already. 🙂

JRR Canada
December 22, 2010 5:00 pm

Only 500 000 ? Probably cause your content is engrossing and the topic often beyond my understanding to comment on, or throughly laid out and explained requiring little comment.Merry Christmas to all. Thank you to all who keep this site up and running and so interesting. May science be rediscovered in the mass media soon.

December 22, 2010 5:20 pm

Thank you Anthony, CTM and the other mods and rockers – a wonderful job… Please keep up the good work – I would have a hard job weaning myself from the addiction of reading your blog several times a day!
Very best wishes for Christmas and 2011

John F. Hultquist
December 22, 2010 5:39 pm

Just above this block where I type this is a bold heading Leave a Reply, so occasionally I do – leave a reply.
What’s a comment?

December 22, 2010 6:00 pm

I’m sure it will be James Hansen he’s here so much.

Lance
December 22, 2010 6:07 pm

Merry Christmas to you Anthony, your Family, and to the moderators, get job over the years and keep up the great work.
Lance Appleby

December 22, 2010 6:21 pm

Congratulations, Anthony. It’s a great site, and I use information I find here in my classes to help students at least try looking at things from a perspective other than the officially approved one.

Dave in Canmore
December 22, 2010 6:22 pm

Thanks to all half million comments which do much heavy lifting in the education of readers like me.

December 22, 2010 6:28 pm

Here is to the next 500,000 comments… This site is a must read every day. The breadth and depth of comments by the readers here, makes it worth every minute spent here.
When the pacific storm belt fires up in the winter time and drowns my local area with 80+ inches of rain on average, this site helps me make it through the boredom.
Thank You Anthony and team of Mods…
Best Wishes to everyone during these holidays,
Jack Barnes

Gary
December 22, 2010 6:28 pm

Checking counter…

December 22, 2010 6:33 pm

Won’t be me –
I’m not going to post until someone does it.
Oops.
Never mind.
🙂

Theo Goodwin
December 22, 2010 6:47 pm

Stephen Brown says:
December 22, 2010 at 3:41 pm
Nice one, indeed! I copied it, Stephen. I will pass it on, as long as we are permitted humor.

pat
December 22, 2010 6:51 pm

congrats anthony and thanx for allowing comments for those like myself without a scientific education. visiting your site has increased my understanding of the complex subject of climate, for which i am grateful.
seasons greetings to u and your family – trust mrs. watts is doing well – and thanx to mods and guest writers.

Tim Clark
December 22, 2010 7:10 pm

If it’s Osama Bin Laden, best to keep it to yourself.
Congrats.

Esko Polvi
December 22, 2010 8:07 pm

Merry Christmas
God Jul
Hauskaa Joulua
To everybody that is keeping the in this website constructive dialouge going.

December 22, 2010 8:09 pm

From zero to 64 million views and half a million comments in only four years!
Here are the first three articles Anthony posted. [With five total responses]:
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2006/11/17/welcome-to-watts-up-with-that
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2006/11/18/watts-up-with-ps3
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2006/11/19/watts-up-in-upper-park-weather

CRS, Dr.P.H.
December 22, 2010 8:13 pm

Congratulations, Anthony and Mods! A prestigious event, we ALL win when you reach 0.5 million comments!
I hope the excessive di-hydrogen-oxide out in California hasn’t bothered you much….pictures from San Diego are rather amazing!! Climate disruption, clearly.
Cheers & thanks, Charles the DrPH

December 22, 2010 9:02 pm

Merry Christmas, all and to Charles for putting up with me and Leif.
have happy new year!

Foley Hund
December 22, 2010 9:13 pm

WUWT?

Editor
December 22, 2010 10:05 pm

Smokey says:
December 22, 2010 at 8:09 pm
> Here are the first three articles Anthony posted. [With five total responses]:

> http://wattsupwiththat.com/2006/11/19/watts-up-in-upper-park-weather
That was the first post to receive no comments.
I think the last post to receive no comments (and was open for comments) was http://wattsupwiththat.com/2007/12/15/now-thats-a-big-snowstorm/
There were as many as 46 others that year to be uncommented upon.

$ grep 'None' toc_2007* | wc -l
     47

(See http://home.comcast.net/~ewerme/wuwt/monthly.html for that ancient history.)

December 22, 2010 10:50 pm

I just wanted to say, out of all the comments ever on this blog, this is certainly one of them.
Merry Christmas, Anthony, and the best to your family!

December 22, 2010 11:50 pm

Thx 10e6 for your postings. As a retired Ch Eng. I enjoy reading your content each day. Keep up the GOOD WORK. I’m interested in open science… no bias… just the facts, data and observations please. We’re still in the infant stages of collecting and analyzing environmental data. Lets see…. another 100 yrs may lead to more conclusive models & forecasts. Merry Christmas from Richvs

December 22, 2010 11:52 pm

Have a wonder Christmas Anthony. Richvs

December 22, 2010 11:53 pm

Well done Anthony. Have a wonderful Christmas

December 22, 2010 11:54 pm

Well done Anthony. Have a wonderful Christmas. Richvs

TheSkyIsFalling
December 23, 2010 12:50 am

This comment is tele-connected to number 500,000!!!
Happy Christmas, everyone.

val majkus
December 23, 2010 1:33 am

merry Christmas everyone; may the hot spot eventuate in your hearts and may all your tomorrows never be disrupted by climate

Myrrh
December 23, 2010 2:45 am

Thank you Anthony, the team and all the contributors, who have made this an oasis of sanity and fun in the turbulent and sometimes very scary times in the rise of global hot air from AGWScience supporters. I’m so glad I found you. A merry Christmas to one and all and peace to all mankind.

Viv Evans
December 23, 2010 4:47 am

Thanks for this outstanding site, Anthony, and for all your work keeping the amazing science reports coming!
Thanks, moderators, for keeping us all to the straight and narrow while allowing all diverse view points to be heard (ahem, ‘read’).
Thanks, guest posters, for your stimulating contributions, with extra stars going to the one and only Willis Eschenbach!
Thanks everyone for your comments, videos, links and witticisms.
I’ve been reading here for two years now, with the odd comment thrown in here and there – and I am very grateful for all I’ve learned here.
A Merry Christmas to all of you, and a Happy New Year!
Did I win??? 😉

RACookPE1978
Editor
December 23, 2010 6:57 am

Latest numbers I see are:
Posts: 4,179
Comments: 499,387
Categories: 99
Tags: 478
But those differ slightly from the initial totals at the top of the page. WUWT?

Robert of Ottawa
December 23, 2010 6:58 am

Is there a prize 🙂

Pamela Gray
December 23, 2010 7:34 am

tonyb says:
December 22, 2010 at 3:37 pm
Pamela Gray
It needs to be something profound. Deep. Serious.
So did you buy those red shoes after all that you were agonising about a year or two ago? The world waits.
tonyb
Two pair! Mid heels. A dark cherry red. One pair with a buckle on the side, and the other with the strap behind the heel (aka sling backs).
To quote from the movie “Chocolat”, “Why do you have to wear red shoes?” Because I can.

Pamela Gray
December 23, 2010 8:34 am

I paraphrased about the shoes. Vianne is often seen wearing red shoes. Here is the scene related to red versus black shoes:
[Anouk has come home from school upset]
Vianne Rocher: Anouk, just tell me what happened.
Anouk Rocher: Are you Satan’s helper?
Vianne Rocher: Well, it… it’s not easy, being different.
Anouk Rocher: Why can’t we go to church?
Vianne Rocher: Well, you can if you want… but it won’t make things easier.
Anouk Rocher: Why can’t you wear black shoes like the other mothers?
What’s not to like about this movie? It has lots of chocolate and red shoes in it.

Editor
December 23, 2010 11:08 am

Pamela Gray
They sound very elegant.
I like the book and film of Chocolat. The author is one of my favourites.
Tonyb

Brian H
December 23, 2010 12:48 pm

Oog. Just noticed the “Ads by Google” at the top. They’ve stuck in one , “Study Environment Change
Over 150 species on earth become extinct every day
http://www.ie.edu/biology
At least it’s paid spam! It’s selling offensive nonsense, of course.
Pam, why don’t you buy an ad directly here offering to sell glossies of yourself posing in the red shoes (and nothing else)? If the site gets a cut, you and Anthony would both make out like bandits!
😀

Pamela Gray
December 23, 2010 5:52 pm

Brian H, actually, me and red shoes with nothing else would be 54 year old offensive nonsense.

December 23, 2010 9:42 pm

54 years of pure plasma honey Pamela
Maybe you can single-handedly stop global cooling!

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