American Digest is 13 Years Old

It's been a pleasure. Thank you!!

Posted by leelu at June 10, 2016 3:34 PM

13 and just entering adolescence. Good times, good times.

Posted by Ed McCabe at June 10, 2016 3:41 PM

Couldn't help but notice your link list on the sidebar of that screen shot: "Little Green Footballs" Now there's a story of insanity running deep.

Posted by Doug at June 10, 2016 3:59 PM

Nice work, Gerard. It was nice to have hitched an occasional ride on your wake. Maybe I should get my skis back out.

Posted by Andy at June 10, 2016 4:00 PM

I've been reading you at least 10 years, and I send links to your stuff almost every day. When I feel like pulling out all my hair, I come here and get grounded again, or laugh my butt off. I'm going to miss you when the SHTF.


Posted by SAHMmy at June 10, 2016 4:11 PM

Jumped in in '05, and, you have been my first stop every morning. Thanks, Gerard.

Posted by Leslie at June 10, 2016 4:26 PM

Just think if you had named your photos, "Humans of New York." :)

Still a daily read, still a delight. Thank you so much, Gerard.

Let's hope for a 14th year that sees America as Great again.

Posted by Joan of Argghh! at June 10, 2016 4:35 PM

I didn't realize that I actually started (a month) before you did. Congratulations on thirteen years. Congratulations on not burning out. Many, many have. I'm pretty close myself.

I've enjoyed your site greatly over the years. Thanks for all the free ice cream!

Posted by Kevin Baker at June 10, 2016 5:03 PM

Thanks for all you've done. Everyday a wealth of information. I don't remember when I happened upon the site. In 2003 I was still in Brooklyn swilling after the Day Of Helicopters.

Posted by Will at June 10, 2016 6:07 PM

It has been a pleasure to read you all these years.

Congratulations, and thank you.

Posted by TmjUtah at June 10, 2016 6:55 PM

Your Life in Weeks: The matrixes

Posted by G6loq at June 10, 2016 7:11 PM

I got referenced here through MICHELLE OBAMAS MIRROR, which is a daily stop. American Digest is also a daily stop of the few blogs I read. Yourself, Ghostsniper and Rob Dewitt inputs are always enlightening...even when they disagree with a post of mine and torch me. heheh.

I watched this clip of Blazing Saddles so many years ago with my father when I was about 12. "Always coming and going and going and coming...and always too soon". My Dad laughed out loud and I didn't figure that out for about another decade.

Posted by Snakepit Kansas at June 10, 2016 7:23 PM

Happy blogiversary, Gerard. I don't remember how long I've been reading here, but am very, very glad you are still here.

Posted by Julie at June 10, 2016 7:54 PM

Gerald: I've been reading your blog for a long time now and I'm very grateful. I've discovered some wonderful blogs--Zman, Remus, &c. Thank you muchly!

Posted by Brooks at June 10, 2016 8:24 PM

Great stuff I tells ya. Just great stuff!

Thanks a bunch and keep on truckin'!

Posted by Old Codger at June 10, 2016 8:41 PM

The fun is here, and thanks to you, Gerard. 13 years? That's like a millennium in blog years.

Top of my daily reading, directly after Drudge. I usually mutter to myself, "now for some red meat," as I click on American Digest.

Like Mel Brook's cowboys in the sketch, I'm celebrating your longevity. Please continue.

Posted by Casey Klahn at June 10, 2016 8:54 PM

Keep it up Bro! First stop after coffee each morn.

Posted by JoeDaddy at June 11, 2016 3:22 AM

10 years have got behind you
No one told you when to run
You missed the starting gun

Older, grayer and maybe a little wiser we all are now than back then. So many of your wonderful essays to look back on. So much good humor. Your brush with death. How we have all changed.
The Name on the Stone.
Vaya con Dios, friend.

Posted by David at June 11, 2016 5:18 AM

Thanks for the site Gerard. Congratulations. In a perverse way, I like it when I miss my daily dose and have to binge read the site on a Sunday morning. Best time spent with a cup of coffee.

Posted by Alex C at June 11, 2016 5:57 AM

I love stopping by your oasis. Thank you.

Posted by James LePore at June 11, 2016 7:09 AM

I looked through your photo album last evening. Many familiar spots. The images of the missing and lost on 9/11 are heart rending, still. Nice to see Sam's. The wife and I would go down for some pasta and ambiance, watch the old guy shuffle back and forth. Also pleased to catch sight of our old apartment building at 5th and 1st. (fourth floor, we looked down on the Porsche). Nice collection, evokes much of the sadness I always picked up on, in the city.

Posted by Will at June 11, 2016 9:54 AM

This is one of only a dozen bookmarks I check out every day.

Out of 186,954,288,136,891 blogs... not bad!

And being the same age, I can relate to all the historical posts, like Leave It To Beaver, Howdy Doody, and the Civil War...

Posted by Smokey at June 11, 2016 10:41 AM

I'ts been a real trip. Thanks for letting come along. Thirteen years! As the man said, Tempus Fuggit.

--- Fuggit, from an old Redd Foxx routine and no, you don't want to know.

Posted by Roy Lofquist at June 11, 2016 11:05 AM

Glad to have you with us this long! Hope to have you with us a lot longer!

Posted by Teri Pittman at June 11, 2016 12:20 PM

No.. THANK YOU... I don't say all that much but I've been here since early on.. and it's been a pleasure ..

Posted by Jake in Seattle at June 11, 2016 2:37 PM

I know I stumbled upon you not too long after 911 but I thought it was a little closer to the event. Back when my stops were Lileks, Tim Blair, USS Clueless, and yes, LGF. How the landscape has changed. But you, Mr. Vanderleun, have been doing yeoman's work and you just keep getting better. I don't know how you do it but I do thank you for keeping me sane in an increasingly insane world. A tip of the Hatlo Hat to you.

Posted by D S Craft at June 11, 2016 2:42 PM

Thank you so much for being here for us.

Posted by Browncoat at June 11, 2016 3:59 PM

Always the last blogstop, for ending on an up note.

Posted by Foodog at June 11, 2016 4:04 PM

I try to stop by every day, Gerard. I essentially use AD and Drudge Report as my springboard to the events and the analysis of daily events.

Remus, Molyneaux, Whittle, Fernandez, and Greenfield resonate with me.

I loved watching you haze the millenial jagaloons on Twitter but I had to swear it off for my peace of mind.

As always, I am very grateful for the amount of time that you put into curating the site. I appreciate and trust your judgement.

I'll gratefully place a few spondulicks in the tip jar as a birthday gift.

Posted by Clinton at June 11, 2016 6:32 PM

Big hugs and kisses.

Posted by Daphne at June 11, 2016 8:03 PM

Thanks Gerard. I don't really remember when I started visiting probably more than 10 years. Keep up the good work I do appreciate your brand of sanity in a mad world.

Posted by tonynoboloney at June 11, 2016 8:05 PM

I do enjoy reading your words, how you put them together to paint your thoughts. The "enough gin to fill the bathtub" makes me smile today.

Here's to 13 more, and more!

Posted by DeAnn at June 11, 2016 8:24 PM

Here's to 13, or to 113, more.

Posted by CGHill at June 11, 2016 8:51 PM

Your site is one of the best. It is well laid out and stylish. I view it every day. Thanks!

Posted by Quent at June 12, 2016 7:02 AM

Thank you for sharing your grace.

Bravo! Encore!

Posted by Howsrd at June 12, 2016 8:37 PM

I appreciate your blog and the work you put into it. Thanks for keeping it going. It's been a pleasure reading it.

Posted by Scott M at June 18, 2016 11:47 PM