The Lonesome Crowded West

Nine years ago today, I launched this web site.

I have now devoted over a third of my life to it.

As Adam Riff™ enters its tenth year, I increasingly wonder if I foolishly held fast as people moved on to MySpace and Facebook and texting and Twitter and Tumblr and Gchat and careers and spouses.

One more year…


  1. Cangrejero 10 Sep 09 at 14:06

    I have absolutely no idea how you do it, day after day, year after year but I certainly appreciate it. Keep up the good work!

  2. Adam 10 Sep 09 at 15:29

    I only made it 6 years before I collapsed. Glad you're still around and holding on.

    Also, you're fucking insane.

  3. hugo 10 Sep 09 at 16:16


  4. L 10 Sep 09 at 17:34

    So how old is the site…and what counting are you using? Asian systems like to add one or two years on just for kicks.

    1. Jon 10 Sep 09 at 20:10

      Nine years old. No kicks.

  5. Aaron 11 Sep 09 at 00:35

    I've devoted about a third of my life reading it! Amazering.

  6. Kurtis 11 Sep 09 at 04:59

    Wow…Hamster Style is still active.

  7. Horhay 11 Sep 09 at 09:50

    A decade is a most respectable passage of time, then you just must have to bust.

    and bustin' makes me feel good.

  8. Adam 11 Sep 09 at 11:04

    Hamsterstyle being 'active' is questionable. I definitely still own it and as you can see, still have shit on it. That's about the extent of it right now.

  9. Dave 11 Sep 09 at 12:54

    I have no idea what this blog is about, yet it's literally the only blog I read everyday. Except of course when it's card game week or guy poorly imitating Jackass day.

  10. Astird 11 Sep 09 at 18:53

    what is that picture from?

  11. Mike 12 Sep 09 at 00:37

    The Saddest Website in the World. Don't ever stop, Jon.

  12. Ben 12 Sep 09 at 16:44

    Jon you know how much I enjoy your site and your late night peppering me of questions about if something is funny or not.

  13. ernest riles 13 Sep 09 at 20:36

    I don't know how you keep doing (i only lasted about 2 years), but please don't stop doing it.

    thank you for existing.

  14. Alex 14 Sep 09 at 00:21

    "your late night peppering me of questions about if something is funny or not."

    no kidding. keep up the good work dude.

  15. Kurtis 18 Sep 09 at 03:18

    Alright, this is turning into a lovefest so yeah, keep it up.

  16. young republican mark 21 Sep 09 at 06:28

    congratulations you silly fuck. you still planning to kill yourself at like 26?


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