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Support Your Local Gunfighter Turns Six

By Wyatt Earp | June 6, 2011

What better way to celebrate than to post a photo of BSG’s Number 6?

Six years ago today, I made the fateful decision to click that “Create A Blog” button. A friend of mine told me about blogging – I didn’t have a clue as to what it was – and I figured it would be a good way to keep in writing shape. I wrote for my high school and college newspapers, and while I was never really gifted, writing was something I enjoyed. I never expected to transform into the powerful blog overlord that I have become, but I am relishing the fact that I can buy and sell every single one of you.

Sometimes, people ask me, “Wyatt, how do you come up with post ideas?” It’s a simple answer, actually. I’m riddled with OCD, so I do the same thing before every post. I start by rating my female readers in order of attractiveness, and whether or not I would have a chance with them if I were single. Sadly, the answer is always no. Then, I take a sip of Turkey Hill Diet Iced Tea, the official iced tea of SYLG, and shoot off an e-mail to Code Monkey or Mrs. Crankipants entitled, “I need post material!” Then I sit back and wait for the magic to happen.

After posting a snippet from the story and inserting a sentence or two of snark, I press “Publish.” The entire procedure takes about 30 seconds, but the rubes – that’s you – think I put a lot of effort into it. Suckers. I’ve been doing that for six years.

In that time, this blog has seen 7,255 posts, 55,000+ comments, and 1.7 million visits. It still blows my mind. I mean, really, don’t you people have lives? Get up off the couch, let your ass groove smooth itself out, and take a walk for cripes’ sake! This blog will still be here when you get back, and with you guys gone, I can finally feel safe enough to blog without pants.

In all seriousness, I want to thank you for reading, for commenting, and for trusting me to entertain you lo these many years.

Topics: Blogiversary, Site News | 37 Comments »

37 Responses to “Support Your Local Gunfighter Turns Six”

  1. Enano Siniestro Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 7:19 am


  2. JT Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 7:26 am

    Congratulations !

  3. Kerri Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Heres to 60 more! *raises imaginary glass* (yes I said 60, lol)

    Congrats :)

  4. RandyG Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 7:37 am

    Congrats on your success! Hope for many more…

  5. GroovyVic Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 7:43 am

    If you were single, I might check you out. That is, until I heard you say “water” or “soda.” Then all bets are off.

    Happy day!

  6. Fenway_Nation Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Happy blogiversary, Wyatt!

    Did you have something like this in mind for year #7?

  7. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 8:17 am

    * hugs Wyatt inappropriately *

  8. Sully Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Happy blogiversary!!!!

  9. ajdshootist Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Thanks Wyatt,and thank to Fenway Nation for 7 of 9 photo.

  10. Jon Brooks Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Happy Blogday to the Overlord from one of the faithful minions.

  11. Loaded Dice in Vegas Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Keep on bloggin’……….We appreciate it…………….

  12. Metoo Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Congrats! This is the only blog I check daily.

  13. dr. evil Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 9:36 am

    6 years down the drain. Might as well join the effing peace corp.

  14. Dustyvet Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Alice in Wonderland (Disney) – Unbirthday Party (Complete)


  15. Bob G. Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Six years…I’ll be doing likewise in a few months as well.
    Helluva ride, isn’t it?

    Truth be told, you do more HERE (at this blog) in ONE WEEK than the current adminstration has done in (or is that TO?) our nation in about 2 1/2 YEARS.


    Keep those hits comin’, Boss!
    Have a Guinness on me (or three).

    Here’s to another six (at least)!

    Roll safe out there.

  16. BobG Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 10:03 am


  17. bob (either orr) Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 10:15 am


  18. Ferrell Gummitt Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Wyatt: You have the funniest blog I know of. Everytime my wife sees the Gun on the top of the screen she knows I will be pounding my hand on the desk shortly in laughter. Thanks.

    PS: Do you mind if I pimp my last post here? Take it out if you do. Thanks.

  19. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Thanks, everyone! And Fenway, remind me about 7 of 9 next year!

    Oh, and Dr. Evil, you spelled Peace Corps wrong.

  20. realwest Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Congrats on the 6th Anniversary Wyatt!!
    Hey, you think you can buy and sell any of us? G’head, make me an offer…………………I could use some dough!!

  21. richard mcenroe Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 11:52 am

    There is no such thing as a stupid boob joke unless you get the number wrong. Happy blogiversary!

  22. dr. evil Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 12:13 pm


  23. USAdmiral Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 12:36 pm


  24. C/A Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    No such thing as stupid boob jokes. Happy blogday Zipperhead.

  25. Chris C Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Congrats man.

    7 of 9. mmmmm

  26. Ingineer66 Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Happy anniversary. Keep up the entertaining work.

  27. AJ Lynch Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Attaway Wyatt! Btw none of us is for sale as far as i know unless you have some Kensington skanks skulking among your commentariat.

  28. Robert B. Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Way ta go, Mate! Congrats for doing this & keeping this crowd off the street or out of the pool halls. You know we need adult supervision 24/7.

  29. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Thanks, guys. It’s been my extreme pleasure to entertain you . . . or annoy you.

  30. "He said His Telephone Number Was 911" Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Congratulations on another year Wyatt, BTW, there are no “stupid boob jokes”, only stupid boobs.

  31. Kim Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Thanks for the blog posts, the intelligence, creativity, insight, and time that goes into them has increased my understanding of politics, police work, soccer, lacrosse, and everything that goes into being a good blogger. I am humbled by your greatness.

    Now, what did I do with the rest of my beer?

  32. RogerDee Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Thanks to 24 and Jack Bauer, I found this blog and it is a must read. Beats the crap outta the NYT and it doesn’t cost NEAR as much. OK Wyatt, checks in the mail.

  33. Code Monkey Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    I still wish I could remember how I found your blog. I think it’s one of those Google searches I blocked from my memory. ;) Congrats on making it this far and thanks for all the laughs.

  34. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    911 – We call them Democrat congressmen.

    Kim – You must be drinking something harder than beer.

    Roger – And unlike Jack Bauer, I don’t quit after a few seasons.

    CM – I think it was the Motorola radio problems the department was having. Or you were looking for babe pics.

  35. Rick Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Keep up the stories coming the boos err babes.

  36. Uncle Ray Says:
    June 7th, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    We realize you work really hard! So does a washing machine!

  37. cbullitt Says:
    June 8th, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Congrats, Wyatt. Sorry I’m a day late. But I’m not a dollar short. Here’s another #6 for you…