September 30, 2005



If you recognize the John Wayne Gacy cake, you know that it's time to celebrate the Salad Bowl's anniversary.

Yes, today Side Salad is :::holding out four fingers::: fee yess olt.

Avid fans of the Salad might be interested in seeing the first posting:


So. This is it. The world of blogs.

Nice. Comfy. Ample leg room.

All that stands in the way of genius expression and public stupidity: actual ideas worth sharing.

No pressure there.

Welcome to Side Salad. What kind of dressing would you like?

Then again, maybe not. Exactly 2,521 posts later - 663 during the past 12 months alone - this is far as our civilization has advanced. How sad.

If there's one abiding principle here for what is worthy of blogging in the Salad Bowl, I'd have to refer to Jeff Goldblum's line from "The Big Chill" when his character, a reporter for People magazine, says, "pieces for publication should never be so long that they exceed the time it takes for the average reader to take an average crap."

To the Salad readers, I thank you for your patience and loyalty.

To the friends and family of the Salad, I hope I haven't shamed you unnecessarily with my actions.

To the many contributors - Rev. Joe, Rommie, Willie, Alan, Drew, Jolie, Patrick and Katherine, to name a few - I thank you for stoking the coals of this ugly beast.

So, with that in mind, here's the best from the previous year.


Ore Ida means its alrighta.

Things I never again want to see.

T-T-T-T-T-T-Touch meeeeee.

Oh, behave.

Mojo rising.

Scattered pictures of the smiles we left behind.

What they're really saying.

Don't start me up.

Life in the slow lane.

Home Freak Home.

Knock-down, drag-out.

Requium for a carrot penis.

The Bump.

A Side Salad joint.

The best defense is a vas deferens.

Weird, by a hair.

Drum roll, please...

Mooka lahka hahki.

Go outside the bun.

Hit me baby one more time... on second thought, don't.

One big herpe family.

Crap safari.

It's official. I'm a stalker.

Scenes from a death march.

Misty, Rumplemints-colored memories.

What I did not do.

Posted by Jeff at September 30, 2005 06:25 AM

Happy birthday, and congratulations. Been running a fine show here. =)

Posted by: Brett at September 30, 2005 11:08 AM

Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Lynne at September 30, 2005 05:26 PM

Happy Birthday, Side Salad. Here's to many more!

Posted by: Mike at September 30, 2005 09:30 PM

happy birthday big boy!

glad we made it through your terrible twos in one piece.

Posted by: jolie at October 1, 2005 09:48 AM

Cool! Happy Blogday (belated). Did you get Big-Boy Pants this year? :)

Posted by: Margi at October 4, 2005 10:23 AM
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