Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Happy Birthday to The Kitchen!

It is the 13th January, which means that your humble Devil started ranting in his Kitchen four years and 4,702 posts ago. It took a little while to find my feet, and it took a little longer before I got my first link—from Chicken Yoghurt (whose four year birthday was on the 7th of this month).

In those four years, I've ranted and raved; I've changed and firmed up my political views; I've made many friends (from the entire political spectrum) and a handful of enemies; I've been both quoted and derided in the MSM, and by other bloggers; but, most of all and without any reservations, I've had lots of fun in this here blogosphere.

So, as always, a big thank you to The Kitchen's contributors, readers and commenters and, as they say, here's to the next four years!


CountingCats said...


Happy birthday, and thanks for the links. They were a buzz. They told us we were getting somewhere.

Hope the bastards don't ban you in the next four years.

Dungeekin said...

Many happy returns, and let's hope the Goonvernment don't ban Blogs before you can reach your 5th birthday!


CityUnslicker said...

4 more years DK, 4 more years. Can you hear the clamour?

Anonymous said...

And here's to the next four, ya cunt.

Anonymous said...

4 eh? Happy Birthday you naughty toddler, you.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Devil.

You have provided us with much food for thought, long may it continue.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, DK and congrats on a great blog.


silas said...

Congrats on four years DK, your rants have kept me thought provoked and amused in equal measure for a good half of that.


knirirr said...

Congratulations, and keep it coming.

Anonymous said...

Dungeekin,they have their own now,how can they ban themselves.Well we live in hope.
Wonder what the court of human rights would say if they tried.

Dr Evil said...

Happy Birthday to Devil's Kitchen. Keep up the good work.

Henry North London 2.0 said...

Interesting I shall be celebrating my 2nd birthday in 17 days time

Happy Birthday and welldone

Earthlet Nigel said...

Happy Birthday and I enjoin with the others wishing you many more years of writing thought provoking articles

JuliaM said...

Very many happy returns indeed!

Trixy said...

Happy Birthday, troublesome little devil.

Trixy x

Idle Pen Pusher said...


By sheer co-incidence, I started a blog early this morning... only one post right now, but more soon

ScotsToryB said...

Congrats Diablo!

I look forward to your 4th birthday!:)


Unknown said...

Happy Birthday DK

John Pickworth said...

Happy Birthday DK.

Only been with you for the last two years or so but Boy, what a ride? :-)

The Nameless Libertarian said...

Happy Birthday.

Looking forward to many more years of swearing and debate. Or sweary debate.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to the Kitchen. Keep up the good work!

Martin said...


As your first guest contributor (now for over three years!), congratulations.



TheFatBigot said...

Many happy returns Mr Kitchen, I hope you're saving us all some cake. I like cake. Lots of cake.

The Whited Sepulchre said...


Happy Birthday.

Allen in Fort Worth, TX

Jon said...

Congratulations, Mr Devil.

Henry said "Interesting - I shall be celebrating my 2nd birthday in 17 days time", which just goes to show how intelligent and indeed precocious at least some of your followers are.

Anonymous said...

Devil, Old bean,
Happy anniversary.
Life is full of mysteries, but one which intrigues me is why the logo of the labourlist.org site (Red two-tone cross) replaces your, and only your, site logo in my Firefox bookmarks toolbar. The change is not permanent, reverting to normal when clicking on the bookmark. I don’t know what triggers the change but I have noticed the event several times each day for the last few days.
There is a possibility that you are playing tricks. Whether Dolly Draper’s blog is responsible I have not the skill to judge.
The issue is no problem to me but may be construed as damaging your brand.

Not a sheep said...

Happy Birthday, yours is one of the blogs I turn to most often and probably the most entertaining one I read.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday DK. Ive only been reading your fine brand of thought provoking sweariness for 18 months or so - provoked by my utter outrage at the smoking ban. i thought Id poke round the interweb to see if anybody else hated new labour as much as I did/do.Im not alone.Nice to find someone who thinks the way I do

Anonymous said...

Further to my previous note. On my start-up your site was sequentially branded;
Within the space of a few seconds.

Curiouser and Curioser.

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