Mar 18
Happy Anniversary!
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Today marks the first anniversary of Snubian.

Yes, as difficult as it is to believe, it is a mere 365 days 6 hours 9 minutes and 9.7676 seconds since the first tentative, faltering steps were taken by a fledgling Snubian, at that time a new-born giraffe wandering the harsh, unforgiving savannah of the world wide web.

I wouldn’t be here to write these words now if it wasn’t for a certain group of people. I think you know who I’m talking about. That’s right, the critics. Special individuals who selflessly give up their own hopes of achievement so they might dedicate their careers to passing judgement on others. Here’s what just a few have had to say over the past year.

“3 ½ stars.” – Rolling Stone Magazine

“Wickedly funny.” – SMH Metro Guide (from a review of the stage adaptation starring Garry McDonald as Snubian)

“These are the true words of God.” – The Bible (Revelation 19:9)

“Certainly most ordinary [people] will despise [Snubian] – or would, if they went to see it, which is unlikely. It alternates between graphic, explicit sex scenes and murder scenes of brutal cruelty. You recoil from what’s on the screen.” - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“A delectable mille-feuille of irony.” – David Stratton

“Whatever.” – Robert M. Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

“The lean, sensual performer was a triumph.” – Michael Carmack, Los Angeles Herald-Examiner

“I like his old stuff better than his Snu stuff.” – Bernard Zuel

“What a load of fucking bollocks.” – Gordon Ramsay

According to data obtained from ASIO under Freedom of Information laws the number of hits on Snubian has increased steadily to around 2,000 per month. A significant portion of these are from “robots”, something I find quite amazing. As for humans, it appears that many are directed to Snubian from Google image searches. For example, someone looking for pictures of Sam Neill may well end up here:

In fact, this innocuous anecdote about my having seen Sam Neill twice in public is the most popular Snubian post if judged on number of hits. Merely because I included a picture of Sam Neill.

To my regular readers (do we have enough for a mixed netball team yet?), I say thank you. I know who some of you are, but to those who choose to remain anonymous, I urge you to come out of the closet. Leave a comment on this post, let me know you care. All respondents will receive, by email, a signed portrait and complimentary mini Kit-Kat.

2 Responses

  1. Vern Von Byrne Says:

    I’m always up for mixed netball!

  2. snubian Says:

    Yay! I bags Wing Defense though. Nothing gets past me.