This is probably just a coincidence, but it may be a portent of great numerological significance. We are too overwhelmed to trust our judgment.
Today is, as you know, the fifth anniversary of Kitzmas — the day we celebrate the decision on 20 December 2005 by Judge John E. Jones III in the case of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District. That alone would be more than enough to justify a day of riotous merriment — but there’s something more.
It may not be a big deal, but we can’t let the occasion pass without mentioning it. Yes, dear reader, this — the words you are now reading — is your Curmudgeon’s 2,000th post. And what could be finer than to have it occur on Kitzmas day.
Back in April of this year we declared Minor Milestone: This Is Post #1,500. At that time we predicted that if we continued posting at the rate of about two per day, we should reach number 2,000 by the end of this year. And behold — it has come to pass! Even Nostradamus would be impressed.
What about earlier milestones? They’re not terribly important. On 28 August of last year, this unexceptional post was number 1,000. And we’re not sure, but we think this was post 500, made on 18 November 2008.
If you’re really desperate for Curmudgeonly trivia, this was the first post on our blog: Clarke’s First Law and Intelligent Design. It’s dated 02 April 2008. Yes, we were careful not to begin on April First.
On those earlier milestones we’ve said: “What does it all mean? Nothing — nothing at all. But if we don’t take note of these little events, then who will?” However, this one may be different. We sense that the truth is out there, yet it eludes us. We shall have to wait and see.
Numerology aside, to one and all we say: Merry Kitzmas!
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