Monday, April 12, 2010

Happy Birthday, The League of Melbotis.

Happy Birthday to Ryan S., the once, and possibly future, author of The League of Melbotis, a now defunct pop culture blog. He's not really 50. Today, he is 35. He maintained The League blog for a total of six and a half years, starting in 2003, before retiring at the very end of 2009. Despite occasional bouts of uncertainty, he was prolific. There were thousands of posts, but here, dear readers, on his birthday, are my favorite 25 blog entries, in no particular order:
1. "Summer of Superman: A Super Lifestyle - Having A Super Day," (Sunday, May 14, 2006).

2. "The League (with Special Guest: Steanso) Taste Tests the Jones Soda Holiday Collection," (Sunday, December 25, 2005).

3. "The League Taste Tests Coca-Cola Blak (imagine a little dash over the "a" in Blak) aka: My Coke has an Identity Crisis," (Wednesday, April 12, 2006).

4. "League Taste Test: The regrettable 'mallow' hot dog," (Monday, August 21, 2006).

5. "Me and Chuck E. Cheese," (Sunday, April 5, 2009).

6. Untitled Post About Working at the Disney Store, (Wednesday, November 19, 2003).

7. "The League Takes The Pepsi (Holiday Spice) Challenge!!!," (Sunday, November 21, 2004).

8. Untitled Post About Why Kristin Kreuk is Annoying on Smallville, (Friday, November 21, 2003)

9. "The League Presents: The League taste-tests the new BK Chicken Fries," (Sunday, August 7, 2005).

10. "Summer of Superman: Why The League is a Superman Fan," (Sunday, June 11, 2006).

11. "Tonight we dined IN HELL!!!" (Wednesday, April 25, 2007) (with necessary follow-up reading here, here, here, and finally here).

12. "Chronological Snobbery," (Friday, November 16, 2007).

13. "Dames In The Media The League Once Dug: Sean Young as Rachael in Blade Runner," (Sunday, January 6, 2008).

14. "Things that College Students Do," (Tuesday, February 10, 2009).

15. "Last Will and Testament of The League," (Sunday, January 11, 2009).

16. "Goodbye to Melbotis," (Friday, January 2, 2009).

17. "Get Off My Lawn: The League is a Grumpy Neighbor," (Thursday, November 6, 2008).

18. "The League Revisits: Pump Up the Volume (and DITMTLOD)," (Wednesday, August 27, 2008).

19. "Lollapalooza 1991," (Monday, August 4, 2008).

20. "Zero Effect - 10 Years Later," (Sunday, January 27, 2008).

21. "Superman stinks?" (Thursday, April 10, 2008).

22. "The League tells you about love," (Thursday, February 01, 2007)

23. "The League's Halloween Costume selections throughout the years!" (Sunday, October 30, 2005).

24. "Mystery Albums from a Far-Off Place," (Thursday, July 7, 2005).

25. Untitled Post Offering Marital Advice, (Monday, November 8, 2004).
These posts, truly, were the site's greatest hits. But the real question of the day: Did Ryan ever fulfill this birthday wish and watch The Searchers?


rhpt said...

It's amazing how much novelty foodstuffs the League has digested.

The League said...

I am to blush. Thanks for the birthday surprise!