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Tod Kelly

Tod is a writer from the Pacific Northwest. He is also serves as Executive Producer and host of both the 7 Deadly Sins Show at Portland's historic Mission Theatre and 7DS: Pants On Fire! at the White Eagle Hotel & Saloon. He is  a regular inactive for Marie Claire International and the Daily Beast, and is currently writing a book on the sudden rise of exorcisms in the United States. Follow him on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Mr. Blue says:

    Stop and think for a moment just how many 500,00 really is:

    It’s really impressive. We’re 1/10 the way to half a million!Report

  2. Avatar greginak says:

    Very appropriate the first comment was between Erik and Freddie.

    PS To start the next half million let me quote Dr. Johnny Fever
    “I almost forgot, fellow babies: BOOGER!”Report

  3. Avatar Oscar Gordon says:

    You have 50 year old scotch?!

    I’ll be right over…Report

  4. Avatar CK MacLeod says:

    It was this one, btw… have temporarily put a green border on it, but, over the course of the next 500k comments, we can figure out some proper decorations:

    https://ordinary-times.com/blog/2015/05/04/minimum-wage-checklist#comment-1023391

    Fittingly, it’s a comment quoting someone else’s comment, under a comment rescue post.

    I’ll post it in the widget in a bit.Report

  5. I have a screen capture on my phone at 500,000, if we want that.Report

  6. Avatar Michael M. says:

    Fine you? Portland would declare it public art and make it a tourist destination. Voodoo Doughnuts all around!Report

  7. Avatar Anne says:

    Space Awesome!!!! I am proud to be part of the OT and very much value everyone hereReport

  8. Avatar zic says:

    Priding on writing the comment rescue’d that produced OTC .5M. And grateful it was made by Gabriel, since he was the knight in shining armor who rescued the comment from ignobility. That he did so rescuing another comment, and one that addressed the sentiments of the original comment?

    That’s some good mojo.Report

  9. Avatar Kolohe says:

    Finally, something that gives May 5 unique historical significance. There are already so many days where one can celebrate defeating the French.Report

  10. Avatar aaron david says:

    Well played all around! (I haven’t posted much out of fear it would be me…)Report

  11. Avatar North says:

    Oh agnostic Jesus! I click one article over from that one and there is Roque Nuevo. Memories! Sweet memories!!!!Report

  12. Avatar LeeEsq says:

    Congrats to Gabriel. Let us go for one million.Report

  13. Avatar Vikram Bath says:

    none of us would bother with any of this if it wasn’t for y’all

    Well, exactly one of us would. 🙂Report

  14. Avatar Saul Degraw says:

    I’m drinking a beer right now.

    It is completely unrelated to the 500,000 comment (I usually drink with dinner) but my timing is impeccable 🙂

    Cheers to all!!!Report

  15. Avatar Mike Dwyer says:

    “If you’ve been thinking that you come here because of us, you’ve got it backward. We come here because of you.”

    I agree. Best commentariat on the internet.Report

  16. Avatar Saul Degraw says:

    OT Dance Party:

    Report

  17. Avatar CK MacLeod says:

    Among other changes in honor of the 1st Half 10^6, I’d also like to recommend a new default avatar, tho I’m not sure it’ll take care of the current problem with GoG showing the Gravatar image rather than the Mystery Man (whom I never cared for much, but at least isn’t advertising someone’s service however useful some find it…)

    Am open, of course, to alternative suggestions…Report

  18. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    In addition to raft, we’ve had other commenters with great handles, like Infuriating Pedant and The Fifth Dentist. That I remember these folks for so long is indicative of the importance of the commenting community here.

    The posts are great, but the comments are the payoff. Keep them cards and letters coming in, folks.Report

  19. Oh my. And I didn’t even know there was a countdown.Report

  20. Avatar j r says:

    Congrats! You guys have built quite a place. The internet is better for it.Report