much ado since 2002


Apparently we are having quality control issues here at xtcian, as the comments and emails resulting from yesterday’s entry raised the possibility that a sub-par blog accidentally made its way onto our pages. Rest assured that we are looking into the cause behind this lapse in excellence, and will not rest until we find it.

In three weeks, we will be celebrating nine straight years of blogging, and we are proud to be a name you can trust. We’ve been there for good times and bad, for your friends and yes, for your little ones. We’ve gone almost ten years without melamine poisoning. In our near-decade together, we’ve only had to recall two entries, have a safety record of 92.7%, and won the Tesla-Twain Award for Just Right Sarcasm-Idealism Balance twice.

In short, we value your trust. We’ll do whatever it takes to earn it back – one pithy, trenchant, high-larious observation at a time. Xtcian: We Make Your Dreams Your Tomorrow Now At From.


-IW, CEO official portrait (rejected by Board of Trustees as ‘batshit’)

0 thoughts on “much ado since 2002

  1. CM

    You have the right to blog about uberpop culture if you want, including annoying Youtube videos that were already discussed to death elsewhere. It’s a free country, and a free blog!

  2. Anne

    Would that be “the royal We”, the “editorial We”, or the “Corporate We”? I think I’ll report you to Except you left out a key PR-speak chestnut: “We take your complaint seriously.” ;-)
    I am immersed in studying Russian tsarist history for my current freelance gig, and I think I’ve seen that crazy-eyed look (in your CEO portrait) before. Yep: Rasputin. Been curing any hemophiliacs lately?

  3. tregen

    love the bad stuff as much as the good. Just was giving my first impression of the video. NYTimes, Washingtonpost, LA Times, Xtcian. Every morning in that order.

  4. Caitlin

    Tregen, me too. But I’ll probably stop reading the NYTimes when the paywall goes up next week Ian, I like the pop culture stuff since I usually miss it the first time around.

  5. LFMD

    I don’t know what you are talking about. I downloaded Friday on my iPhone and have been listening to it all morning as I sit here in my cubicle dealing with work stress that would otherwise reduce me to tears. I never would have owned this gem without reading your blog.
    Fun fun fun looking forward to the weekend!

  6. Lara

    I just have to say I was having a very bad, rainy, gloomy day, until this picture and the caption made me laugh out loud. So thanks. And congrats on the upcoming anniversary.


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