Holy, Shnikes!

While I wasn’t paying attention, I just past my 20,000th post.

That is beyond my imagining . . .

Category: Web/Tech

Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor implied. If you could repeat previously discredited memes or steer the conversation into irrelevant, off topic discussions, it would be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous.

37 Responses to “Post 20,000!”

  1. cthwaites says:

    Congratulations! You are making a real difference.

  2. PeterR says:

    20k posts is just the tip of the “Better Things Are Yet to Come” iceberg.

    Amazing and diligent work Barry!

    Have a great weekend.


  3. theexpertisin says:

    Began reading you regularly some months ago. As with many readers, I suspect, my time is limited to read (let alone comment upon) online sites. I make an exception for yours. Your intellectual girth, writing skills and power of persuasion are first rate.You present a variety of interesting, informative articles. The humor is actually funny, as there is almost always a kernal of truth in it. In short, The Big Picture is a compelling read.

    Congratulations on your fine work, BR.

  4. boveri says:

    20,000 – That is incredible Barry and now I fear I may have missed reading a few – I hope not. Many thanks for bringing to us so many many posts of substance and great value.

  5. pintelho says:


  6. T_S says:

    Barry, admit it. You have several clones doing your bidding. It’s the only explanation.

    Congrats!! Keep up the good work!

  7. JimmyDean says:

    Nice BR. You do great work. Now, would you do the world a favor and run for President on the Independent ticket with Dylan Ratigan as your VP? I’m absolutely serious.

  8. Julia Chestnut says:

    Love the blog, BR. Always grateful for what I can get here. And I know that has to be a LOT of work.

  9. huhwhat says:

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  10. A7L-B says:

    “While I wasn’t paying attention,” LOL

    Nice to see the posting rate increase significantly after 19,000 on Sept. 1.

    At this new, higher rate, you will attain over 28,000 by this date in 2012…

    If the rate of accelerated posting continues growing, it will be much more…Good luck.

  11. illyia says:

    Thanks Barry. Always a great, informative and truly balanced read.

  12. TedDogRun says:

    Congratulations Barry. Sorry for being a bore, but I think that “past” should be “passed.” Thank you for your great work.

  13. JerseyCynic says:


    You gotta let us in on your sleeping strategies!

  14. lalaland says:

    Sadly, a full 6,000 were devoted to the debunking the “fannie and freddie & the CRA sank the economy” meme and those only count as one, but 14,001 is still impressive! Amazing feat, nevermind as a hobby/toy (I heard you had a day job).

  15. Bob is still unemployed   says:

    Congratulations on the most excellent blog, BR.

    It has always been the quality of your posts, not the quantity, that kept me returning.

    The best of the best.

    Thank-you for sharing your insights.

  16. northofeden says:

    Oh that’s going to leave a mark

  17. coastie says:

    Congratulations. Really enjoy your musings. Please keep at it until Newt realizes that Freddie did not crater the economy.

  18. Mike C says:

    Congrats! You really stand alone in the investment blogosphere. There is no one I know that produces the quantity and quality of content you do day in day out never missing a day. Keep up the great work!

  19. To be perfectly clear, you have a great blog, thanks for the hard work, cheers to your success and to the next 20k rock on!

  20. DrungoHazewood says:

    Great job BR. You stand astride the investment blogosphere like an intellectual colossus. I have learned so much from you and the people here. Some of the people who comment here are heavyweights in their own right. TBP is simply unparalleled.

  21. Winston Munn says:

    We little guys appreciate what you do. Thank you.

  22. wunsacon says:

    Nice work, Barry.

    You’re probably too busy to enjoy Broadway much. But, you should at least treat yourself to this 4-minute tour de farce. It’s “Predator – The Musical“.


  23. BusSchDean says:

    Congratulations! Your hard work and curious mind are on display every day.

  24. Nice Going, BR~

    though, with yon’ QOTD..

    “The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.” -John Maynard Keynes

    Maybe, a Series, “The Federal Reserve, wtf is it? and, wtf is it doing to your purchasing power?”, would be in order?

    but, at the EOD, Stay Well~

  25. dead hobo says:

    It’s time to start calling you ‘Stubby Fingers’

  26. mathman says:

    You da MAN, BR – thanks for this great site, attracting lots of knowledgeable and interesting commenters as well as loyal fans, providing not only your own inciteful take on things as they are but also those of your guest posters as well. Always a good read, i look forward to seeing what everyone is going on about and stop by a few times each day. Keep up the good work, but try to get some rest now and then, eh?

  27. Finster says:

    Keep fighting the good fight BR!

    This is the West. Critical thinking, enlightenment and intelligent dispute, for the good of all.

  28. budhak0n says:

    Congratulations. May you have 20,000 more.

  29. Jim67545 says:

    Congratulations! Can’t wait for the next 20,000.

  30. Bill in SF says:

    Congrats BR, I read your blog daily.

    Even though I’m retired now, I still get up to check the market open, and TBP helps to clear through the noise.
    At the rate you’re going, you’ll reach 50k posts in no time. Just don’t let it go to your head, or before we know it, you’ll be tweeting photos of your food… oh, wait, LOL

    Seriously, your blog’s a treat to read. Even The Big Picture commenters often provide the best food fight on the web.

    Food for Thought, that is.

  31. DeDude says:

    Congratulations and thanks.

  32. dennism says:

    If Thomas Jefferson had a blog it would be something like this,… gods bless you Mr Ritholtz

  33. herewegoagain says:

    Having posted about 20 times, I’d like to say CHEERS, from the 1,000th%!

    And keep up the great work, Barry.

  34. Lariat1 says:

    Congratulations Barry! Please don’t tire, I feel we will need your keen insight even more in the coming year. Thanks for all your hard work and all the time you put into this.

  35. More than Good stuff. This blog is invaluable, and points us in the right direction.

  36. gordo365 says:

    Been a reader for 3+ years. One of three sites I visit daily. Along with Krugman blog and Fleckenstein.

    Take care of yourself. Please don’t burn out!