990 sites! 24/12/1999
There are now 990 sites listed here and the final ten to make up the millenium will be added on New Year's Eve.
I would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas, whether or not the festival means anything to you or your particular religious faith or lack of it. I intend to spend the day with my family and friends and forget for a while the people I don't like. I wish everyone could spend a day not disliking anyone. Maybe a lot would forget to start hating again, and then half the newspapers and TV news shows would be blank.
(Note to religious fanatics, obsessed atheists, political correctness vigilantes and other scrooges – don't write to tell me why I shouldn't wish people Merry Christmas unless you include a web address for inclusion here next year. I will create a special Curmudgeons category just for you.)
Entry number 250 – Shaklee Corporation
Entry number 500 – World Church of the Creator Women's Frontier
Entry 666 – Pat Robertson's Christian Coalition (I though Pat would like that)
Entry 750 – IKA – Realm of Georgia
1000 sites! We made it! 31/12/1999
I would like to thank all the people who have visited this site over the last ten months, and it is encouraging to see more visitors each month. I would also like to thank all the people who wrote to me about the site. I apologise for not answering every email, but one of my new year's resolutions is to answer all the mail next year (well, the polite mail at least). Many people wrote with compliments and suggestions, and these are appreciated because they show that I am not just amusing myself. Even the complaints are appreciated, because they show that someone thought enough of what I am doing to tell me what they think of it (and me). Thank you all.
People have been asking me what will happen to the site next year now it has reached the 1000 mark. It will continue but the emphasis will be on reviewing the list, maintaining the links and adding some commentaries. I know without looking that some of these sites have changed since they were first listed here and could be removed. Others will have changed locations or disappeared completely (I expect the Y2K sites to fade away as prophecies remain unfulfilled), so I have to keep the links up to date. I will add some commentaries (not to the whole thousand!) to make it clearer why I don't like some things, and I will add to the art collection because great pictures often make the point better than words ever could. I hope to make this site into a useful reference point to remind people of what Edmund Burke was warning against when he said: "All it takes for evil to prosper is for good men to do nothing."[_private/a_inclusions/mp/awards/1999/99awards.htm]