Somehow, purely by accident, cliftonburt.tumblr.com has existed for five years; a half-decade.

Five years ago, the U.K. was flooding and Bangkok was rioting. The space shuttle was still working and kicking ass for America. Usain Bolt set another world record, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa was stabilized for the first time. Sameer Mishra was winning the 81st National Spelling Bee, with the winning word of “guerdon”, a noun meaning “a reward” and a word I’ve still never seen or heard in use. And somehow, for reasons unknown even to me, all of this combined to create the perfect time for me to post this, the triumphant first post to cliftonburt.tumblr.com:

WebShell

WebShell is a web-based ssh shell.

It runs on any browser capable of JavaScript and AJAX. You can use it from any computer or iPhone/smartphone.

Wow, thrilling. I have no idea why that captured my attention so much that I thought “What a great first post for my new tumblr!” But there it sat for a couple of days until, apparently, I started posting all kinds of shiny objects that were catching my attention.

I did, eventually, begin to post things that are pretty interesting to look back on. Here’s a short list of my favorites in no particular order:

Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan facing off with their Michael Caine impressions.  Please do watch this clip if you’ve never seen it. 

This sign makes me laugh every time I look at it. I love it. America! 

What in the hell IS THIS?

This.

The first time I watched this I cried with laughter. I was laughing so hard it hurt. 

Reformed British Alien Appears In Raisin Bran Ad.

This video of Danzig giving us a tour of his library is something. I don’t know what, but it’s something.

Your business card is crap.

This five-year birthday kind of came out of nowhere. It seems like I just began. I guess it’s time to get to work on the next half-decade of cliftonburt.tumblr.com. 

Posted at 10:27am and tagged with: birthday, tumblr, 2008,.

  1. zackfranceschi said: I found the GI Joe PSAs during winter break one year when I was visiting my parents. I sat at their desktop computer in the living room watching them over and over for the entire week. Pork Chop Sandwiches is my favorite!
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    My husband’s blog is FIVE! Happy Blog Birthday! Huzzah!
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