Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Big Four Figures....



The 'Spill is rapidly reaching the big 1000 published posts, which is as big a milestone as you can get in blogging, especially as we've only been going since January this year! 

Judging by the current rate of posting (about 100 per month) we should hit 1000 in September (currently on 893, or 894 if you count this posting).

The question is then: 

what should we do to celebrate? 


37 comments:

Shoey said...

a) Party!
b) 1,000th poster wins complete works of Toto
c) Rename blog "The Mothership"
d) Post a YouTube clip
e) None or all of above

Blimpy said...

a. Party!
b. 1,000th poster wins a 'Donds' t-shirt courtesy of Darceysdad
c. Would we then be 'Shippers?
d. Most likely
e. An all in Spillers' podcast conducted and recorded via skype or similar
f. All or none of the above

Shoey said...

Think more likely to be known as "Mothers". Is that a change?

Frogprincess said...

I'd love to have a birthday version of ant rap done for us. Instead of 'Marco, Merrick, Dairy Lea etc', you'd stick our names on. Blimpy, you should at least do us a mashup. I have your original Run JAMC on my MP3 and listen to it still.

Anonymous said...

Intersting Michael Jackson mash-up hiding on the Ballboy thread on the next page, Froggy. Will probably take it down tomorrow - so grab it while stocks last.

shoey said...

Intersting Michael Jackson mash-up hiding on the Ballboy thread on the next page, Froggy. Will probably take it down tomorrow - so grab it while stocks last.

Shoey said...

Oops! Either need a bigger shoePhone or smaller thumbs.

Frogprincess said...

Sorry - being a bit thick. Where? I've listened to the Ballboy cyclist track - gorgeous. Hanging head in shame that I didn't know them. TracyP loves them so that in itself should have made me curious...

Frogprincess said...

And why do they make phones for 5 year old fingers? I've just got a Blackberry (sorry but pocket money wouldn't stretch to the i phone) and you need to have fingers the size of a baby macaque to work the thing. Strewth.

Shoey said...

There's a URL in the comments.

Blimpy said...

hey FP

There was a brief ballboy discussion (with mp3s) on The Spill in July:

http://readersrecommend.blogspot.com/2008/07/girl-who-works-in-record-shop-says-im.html

also, the wondrous iPhone learns your typing mistakes as you go along, and corrects everything for you!! it's amazing!!!

Frogprincess said...

Cheers guys. Well, the i phone sounds fantabulous but...it wouldn't really be yours truly without the typos, would it? And do they do them in pearly pink? My blackberry is pearly pink and I feel it's kind of an important feature. But that may just be me.

steenbeck said...

1. Sell ourselves to Google
2. With the phenomenal profits by an Oceanliner
3. call it the mothership
4. Install bar and DJ Booth
5 Cruise to all locations involving RR regulars and coax them on board.

steenbeck said...

Shit. BUY an oceanliner.

Blimpy said...

bloody hell Steen, that's the best idea I've ever heard!! ever!

(google have been asking to put ads on our site for ages, but hey! we don't carry that "ad free blog" logo for nothing, do we?)

DarceysDad said...

Donds to steenbeck's plan.

Got a mate who's doing a lot of subby work for Google at the moment. I'll get him to contact their bankers when he comes up for DarceysMam's birthday tomorrow.

GarethI said...

Let's buy a boat. We'll need a wireless connection though. And a shallow hull - for a lot of us, the Thames is the closest stop.
BTW, the new Ballboy single (Godzilla v The Island of Manhattan), which is ace, has been getting a lot of play in the evenings on 6Music.

Blimpy said...

Ballboy?

On the radio?

Crikey!

(maybe they'll have to stop playing their classic tune "all the songs on the radio are shite" fom now on.....)

steenbeck said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DARCY'S MAM!! (tomorrow)

Blimpy, I agree we shouldn't go for the little sellout of google ads. But the BIG SELLOUT!!!!

TonNL said...

1. Party!
2. Party!
3. Party!
4. Party!
5. Party!

CaroleBristol said...

All of the above!

snadfrod said...

I say we get to 999 posts and then all, simultaneously, run into 'artistic differences' and splinter off into a whole succession of side-blogs, leaving the main blog hanging at the very height of its powers in a fug of acrimony and slightly iffy narcotics.

That would seem to be the rock and roll answer. Who's with me?

snadfrod said...

Alternatively, we could get some commemorative tankards made up...

ToffeeBoy said...

Here's an idea - we compile the all time 'Spill top 1,000, force SWells to read out the entire list and post the resulting clip on You Tube.

ToffeeBoy said...

...actually those commemorative tankards sound good snadfrod. Put me down for one...

snadfrod said...

Glass or pewter, toffee? And would you like a personal engraving?

TracyK said...

I like the ship idea but I also hanker for a nice pewter tankard. It fits with our slightly duffer-ish tendencies. I like the symbolism of Snadfrod's idea but those individual blogs would be a nigmare to navigate, especially mine and FP's spangly website in honour of cheesy 80s synthpop. We'd nick all the graphics from Pierre et Gilles, so at least it would look nice.

Frogprincess said...

Yes indeed, our website would be so bright and sparkly it would sear the eyeballs. Not so much pewter tankard - you can't drink out of them (can you?)- but a nice porcelain mug for my cappuccino would go down well. Perhaps we could make the 1000th post a list of all songs we have wanted to ge into the lists since the beginning- we'd have to justify it - and we could ask Maddy to guest and choose her ten? Just a thought...

DarceysDad said...

Picking up and running with the ball kicked in upthread, the 1000th post should be a joint podcast from our ex- and current gurus. Who's still got Dorian's mobile number???

;o)

Abahachi said...

I could brew a celebratory ale to go with the tankards - though really I should have started on that weeks ago, 'cos there's nothing worse than a beer that hasn't been allowed to mature in cask for a month.

TracyK said...

Cask? Or plastic keg with a dodgy bung? Only asking cos I've had unfortunate dealings with the latter. Elderflower beer, people, not a great thing.

Abahachi said...

Well, plastic keg with cap made air-tight with vaseline and carefully sealed, which allows the residual yeast to work on the more complex sugars and so develop both condition and more flavour. Contrast so-called 'lagers' which are kept for barely a week before being inflicted on the public...

TracyK said...

Hmm, I might be persuaded! What kind of ale would reflect our collective consciousness, I wonder?

Frogprincess said...

Frothy, good head, dark, interesting colour, strong alcohol content. And Rudger Hauer to do the adverts...

TracyK said...

I can't believe you just said "good head"! Or am I just hopelessly filthy?

DarceysDad said...

You ARE just hopelessly filthy, Tracy, but did nobody give you the rulebook last month?
Now that you're married, you aren't allowed to be so outside of the marital boundary !!!!!!!

TracyK said...

Actually, I have been given 2 books on etiquette for wives. Sample: "Do not become one of the 'red-nail brigade', as it is largely associated with the demi-monde". Oooops...