Yes, it’s the anniversary of the Atomic Junk Shop, as we launched on 1 October 2016. What halcyon days those were!
We’ve had a fun time here at the blog for the past four years, probably more fun than the United States has had in that very same time. It’s always good to have a place to read and chat about stuff that you love, and we hope that we can provide that for everyone who happens to check us out. I know that I’m glad we have a civil comments section, because it’s pretty keen to see people discussing pop culture, because we can always learn about more of it we desperately need to consume! We know you guys have busy lives, so we appreciate any and all the time you spend with us.
As always, our writers make the site what it is (I’ll leave it to you to decide if that’s a good thing or not!). Let’s give them their due, shall we? You can read my stuff, of course, but let’s move on from that. We have co-founder Jim MacQuarrie, who always writes thought-provoking stuff. Greg Hatcher is working through real-world issues right now, which means he’s posting a bit less, but his columns about his real-world stuff are brilliant and rage-inducing (not focused at him, of course, but at the assholes who allow bad shit to happen). Over in Eastern Europe, Edo Bosnar writes neat things from a slightly different perspective than most of us. Fraser Sherman continues to dig around in the weird corners of pop culture, while Mik Bennett is always interesting, as he often looks at things through a Christian lens. Travis Pelkie claims he’s going to post more, but I suspect he’s too busy grooming his marvelous beard to do so. We have other writers, too, and they’re quite good even if they don’t post that often. John Trumbull is always worth reading, and Al Kennedy’s podcasts are always fun. Matt, Spencer, Toni, Pol, Sarah, Watson, and Patrick have all contributed good stuff to the blog. And, of course, all our commenters contribute, too, because they’re awesome.
If you’ve been reading for a while but not commenting or if you just found us, we’d love to hear from you. We don’t mind if you’re a lurker, but we’re all swell people here, so say hi! We hope you’ve enjoyed the past four years of the Atomic Junk Shop, and we hope to bring you interesting stuff for many years to come. Thanks again for reading!