Pith in the Wind went live two years ago today. Pith shares its birthday with Daniel Webster, Cary Grant and the inimitable Bobby Goldsboro. The Committee of Pithsters (say that word five times fast) has culled the archives for a few celebratory highlights:
Jan. 18, 2005: For starters, there's the inaugural post
Feb. 10, 2005: The onset of chronic Gilbertia
(Gilbert Martin's first comment).
Feb. 8, 2005: The Scene
's intrepid leader invents the crustacean blogging
May 2, 2005: Intrepid leader previews
her BlogNashville wardrobe: "Halter top, leather pants, hot pink lipstick. Think Olivia Newton John in Grease—but with a laptop and nerdy glasses."
May 26, 2005: A big day of breaking-news blogging
when all hell breaks loose at the Capitol as federal agents make Tennessee Waltz arrests (and followups the next day here
June 13, 2005: Intrepid leader uses the comment board to out herself
as a woman: "I am a breasted editor. Hear me roar." Mayhem ensues.
July 21, 2005: Intrepid leader on the comment board threatens to perpetuate
the crustacean genre ("I'll move on and blog about lobster cruelty again").
Oct. 17, 2005: Mr. Roboto shamelessly attempts to bribe
his way into staying on the PITW blogroll.
Jan. 18, 2006: For self-referential redundancy, you can't beat the one-year anniversary post
June 12, 2006: Roger Abramson hangs it up so he can spend all of his time watching 24
reruns on cable (his final appearance
on Pith in a comment). Looking back, Roger is especially proud
of his August 2005 swimming lessons
July 18, 2006: In the self-inflicted wound department, BB takes a cheap shot
at local news anchor and all around good guy Bob Mueller's grammar, setting off a flurry of reasoned debate about the merits of the weekly paper.
January 17, 2007: Tracy Moore throws fast food, tobacco, consumerism, and the politics of class into a blender and hits the puree
button. Wrath ensues. You know it's en fuego when Tracy tells our friend Brittney to step off. Best line on the comment board from Mr. Mack: "I don't have an anti-Tracy agenda."