November 19, 2005

Closing in...

... on the big 3 million mark. Can't think of anything to do about it -- other than to try to identify the 3 millionth person.


Paul said...

Oh man, it wasn't me.......yet. I want a Wisconsin coffee mug. I'll pay for it of course. You get the shipping if I'm 3,000,000.

Mr. Snitch said...

Maybe it'll be Roger Simon offering congrats?

Ruth Anne Adams said...
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Palladian said...

Gee, I hope it's not playagrrrrl!

reader_iam said...

Print up a T-Shirt that says:

(On the front) I've been hit 3 million times

(On the back) And all I have to show for it is this lousy T-shirt?

John said...

other than to try to identify the 3 millionth person

Lessee, will it be David Lat? "Samuel A. Alito"? Juan Non-Volokh? You might have your work cut out for you...

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reader_iam said...

Althouse-branded sketchbooks?

And U2 has its own iPod edition (Isn't a pink Madonna edition coming out soon, too?). Well, that'd be too pie in the sky.

But why not a special edition of your early podcasts on a CD or something? The "First Few Last Odd Days on a Blog Named Althouse" has a ring to it.

And, Ruth Anne ... oooooooh ... some wineries will put out custom-label bottles of their product .... think of the possibilities! (In your, RA's, honor, the pun "Vining with Althouse" came unbidden to my mind as a name, but ... well ... no.)

Or maybe a "My Dinner with Althouse" contest: whoever wins gets to have dinner with Ann. But, since--after all--this is supposed to be a celebration for Ann, the winner has to pay for the meal.

Actually, I think I like the last idea best ...

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SteveR said...

I came in about 40 short. Too bad I have to go and can't hang around but way to go!

peter hoh said...

It's down to the single digits. This is like the last 3.2 seconds of a basketball game.

downtownlad said...

I was 3 million and one. Do I get a consolation prize?

peter hoh said...

obviously, I have nothing better to do. I got in at #2,999,999 and then got #3,000,002.

Ann Althouse said...

So who was this person?

Domain Name ? (Network)
IP Address ? (Pac Bell Internet Services)
ISP Southwestern Bell Internet Services
Continent : North America
Country : United States (Facts)
State : Texas
City : Richardson
Lat/Long : 32.9638, -96.7133 (Map)
Language English (United States)
Operating System Microsoft WinXP
Browser Internet Explorer 6.0
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Javascript version 1.3
Resolution : 1024 x 768
Color Depth : 32 bits
Time of Visit Nov 19 2005 4:06:28 pm
Last Page View Nov 19 2005 4:06:28 pm
Visit Length 0 seconds
Page Views 1
Referring URL
Search Engine
Search Words pink locker room
Visit Entry Page
Visit Exit Page
Time Zone UTC-6:00
CST - Central Standard Time
CDT - Central Daylight Saving Time
Visitor's Time Nov 19 2005 4:06:28 pm
Visit Number 3,000,000

Ann Althouse said...

Idea for a prize: a small vial of squism.

Ann Althouse said...

In fact, I'm going to manufacture small vials of squism and start selling them. I need the right product to represent the Althouse blog. None of these T-shirts and coffee mugs with logos. A nice vial of squism, perhaps on a key chain or silk cord to hang around your neck. Or as part of a lanyard for your iPod shuffle to listen to podcasts...

Ann Althouse said...


Don't steal it you trademark thieves. You know who you are!

Too Many Jims said...

Any truth to the rumor that OSM is changing its name again to "Squism Media"?

downtownlad said...

Ann - You got your 3 millionth hit from someone who was searching for a "pink locker room".

If that doesn't make your day, I don't know what will

XWL said...

All you have to do is convince the Chinese that SquismTM is a dentrifice against bird flu and you will become a billionaire.

I can picture the sweatshops full of 3Ls earning class credit by collecting the discharges from those longtailed noisy rodents.

Be sure not to cheat like those Mexican entrepeneurs who claimed they were selling, ummm how shall I say it, the cream of some young guys, but it turned out to be the cream of many old bulls.

And if this columnist is a future law professor than are we seeing the next Ann Althouse?

Also, I expect a continuing small royalty (or I'll use one of the lawprofs from OSM and sue your ass) when this SquismTM business ramps up, as it was my post that germinated the idea for coming up with the term.

and congratulations on 3M hits, impressive.

XWL said...

oops the word I was going for was dentifrice and that's only used for a tooth cleaning agent (ewwwwwwwwwwwwww).

SquismTM as toothpaste, not pretty.

I should have used the word prophylactic, much more generic as a medical sounding name for a preventitive compound, drug or device.

(still, ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww)

(but I still expect my royalty checks, not a large percentage, just a small one will suffice)

XWL said...

Furthermore, one more entry in the banner non-contest contest.

"Althouse, Queen of SquismTM" -XWL

(let the uninitiated figure that one out)

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Ron said...


3,002,532! Can't stop me now! I must be a ham, 'cause I'm on a roll!

When life hands you non-psychologically significant numbers...Make a pi!

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vbspurs said...

Idea for a prize: a small vial of squism

Ode to Squism

If you've been jerkin
your gherkin
Please be sweet
And wipe the sheet


vbspurs said...

Squism: packaged in a "vile"
sold by the "gross"


I mean, *moan*.