In the future, when someone has perfected time travel, I hope no one takes that WABAC machine to November 4, 2003 and informs me that the little “blog” I have decided to start will still be going strong thirteen years later. Only because I’ll probably have a hearty chortle at that traveler’s expense. Honest to my grandma, I never thought Thrilling Days of Yesteryear would last as long as it has…but it has.
The temporary DISH Austerity Program here at Rancho Yesteryear yielded positive results in that it was a catalyst in getting my fat, sloppy carcass into gear and start once again being productive; when the Program went into receivership, I was worried that I would resort to my previous slothful ways. But 2016 has already administered a beatdown to the previous year in terms of postings (50 in 2015…99 and counting in 2016), and though I am concerned about the backlog of movies building up on the DVR, I’m gambling I can address that issue in February of the next year—when The Greatest Cable Channel Known to Mankind™ is running 31 Days of Oscar.
But the classic movie folks there are damn good people, so they make the tweeting experience a positive one. If you’re interested, my Twitter handle is @tdoyleft. Looking forward to saying “hidy” to you.
I’m going to cut the blogiversary commemoration short (if you hear weeping, that’s me—because I can’t enjoy cake and ice cream with you) but I do want to remind you that TDOY’s latest giveaway (a chance to win the Radio Spirits Fibber McGee & Molly collection Cleaning the Closet and The Great Gildersleeve set For Corn’s Sake) ends Saturday night (November 5) at 11:59pm EDT. You need to follow the directions here if you want to enter (the responses have been very encouraging!). I want to thank each and every member of the TDOY faithful for sticking with the blog all these years (even during its fallow periods) and wish all you cartooners a great weekend.