Whoever posts the first comment in this thread will have the official 300,000th comment on Whatever.
I mean, besides THIS ONE.
How about this one?
Trying my luck at awesomness.
Now I wish I’d said something more profound.
Can it be me>
Ah, missed it by that much.
If I have not seen as far as others, it is only because giants have been standing on my shoulders.
That’s valuable real estate!
Fail. But that’s okay. I’ll work through the pain.
you should keep track of how many comments you mallet!
What is the count on troll posts?
Yeah, I knew I missed it…. Hence m y D*** word above….
John, i’m jealous of the sunrise pic.
Cheers, Mr. Scalzi. I think I shall add this accomplishment to my bio if not also my resume.
Trying to be first.
Ah. That seemed unlikely. :-)
oh man! I’m so far down the list there’s no point in writing anything
crud, well done everyone ^^^ up there. *sigh*
Darn you to heck Randall. You commenting commentor who comments
I’m going for 300,247!
OMG. Is Gmail slow or what?
I was sorely tempted to see how many it would take to get the mallet
always the bridesmaid, never the bride.
So I’m number 300,035? Yay!!
Ron, as the kids say, don’t hate the playa!
This is what I get for reading this blog in an RSS reader.
I’m late. Because of nonlocality and stochasticity. I was just concluding a 4,550 words of fiction writing day at noon, with the 2nd chapter I wrote today in Batshit Crazy, 2,700 word Ch. 113 “Mind of God” — with this slightly related paragraph.
“And that brings us back around to your saying that Einstein said that Spinoza said that we all exist within the Mind of God. Isn’t that the same question as ‘How can one tell if one is in a dream or not?’ or ‘How can one tell if one is in a simulation?’”
“I guess that depends on what one means by ‘the Mind of God.’ And is the Mind of God governed by the laws of Quantum Mechanics? Good question.”
hey, wait a sec, the link to Randall’s post says it’s comment 385641
The extras are probably the spam comments.
Also, this post is a prime number.
I’m impressed that you counted all the way to 300,000. I normally get bored after a few hundred. I take it the writing projects are over…
Nuts to that; I want the 333,333rd comment. (Commenting to edge that counter up…)
I’m aiming for 345,678th comment
Is this what it takes to get people to send you dozens of free books a week??? Being EXTREMELY POPULAR?!!?
Oh. Well, that makes sense.
Does Randall get a prize? Hesh should get a prize.
I like the way tygerstripes thinks. Send me all your prizes, folks. It’s the right thing to do.
stupid lunch break, I miss all the cool things
Does that count comments that have been Lovingly Corrected by the Mallet or just comments that have stuck around for the long haul?
Master: The extras are probably the spam comments.
Well, it was a race, right? When someone says ‘OnetwothreeGO!’, that makes it a race. And whoever wins a race, i.e. Randall, should have a prize.
Unless it’s a caucus race, in which case, we should all have prizes. Not that I think this is a caucus race; but then again, maybe it is. Then Scalzi could hand out comfits to us all. In which case, Randall, you can have mine.
Not much of a prize, but it’s all I happen to have in my virtual pocket at the mo.
I’m a little disappointed…if ever there were a thread where it would have been funny to disable comments, it would have been this one.
Was that an official “Go!”? He didn’t say “Ready, Set ….” 385814, unless someone’s posting in some other thread.
…825 Yes, they were!
Let’s not bicker and argue over whether it was a race or no. This is meant to be a happy occasion. As such, send me tribute.
Randall, I shall send you two tributes from my district, chosen by lot.
I graciously declined to compete since I was already the 250,000th commenter on Crooked Timber.
There may not be a prize for being the 300,000 commenter, but I at least found a new blog to read. Thanks Randall!
John – I saw this comic today & thought of you & your discussion of that fluid you ingest from the gas station:
Congrats to whomever is 300k, to the crew here that makes visiting fun & mostly to you for being such a great host!
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