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Pajiba Turns Five

By Dustin Rowles | Miscellaneous | July 2, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Miscellaneous | July 2, 2009 |

I have no idea what possessed me to try a video post to celebrate our 5th Anniversary, but the 29 seconds above is the best of about 78 attempts I made to make a video. Clearly, I’m incredibly uncomfortable; this is why we don’t feature video posts. It’s the thought, right?

Anyway, a longer version of the gist of what you get above is this (without the toddler sound effects): Thank you. It’s been a phenomenal five years. Personally, you’ve given me the opportunity to do my dream job over that period of time. I can’t thank the other writers of this site — past and present — enough. They’ve given countless hours to Pajiba for little or no pay, except for the opportunity to be raked over by our readers.

And it’s those readers — the commenters, the Eloquents, and the lurkers — who I want to thank the most. The community here is like nothing else in the internet. What other site has its own deity, its own murderin’ vehicle, and scrabble sex orgies with taco dip? This place is angry, mean-spirit, depraved, and sexually charged, but there’s a lot of fucking heart underneath all of it. It’s an amazing thing to be a part of, and I’m really goddamn appreciative of all the friends, both online and off, that the site has brought us.

We’re going to be doing some site retrospectives this week — looking back at some of our favorite reviews and updating some others, and showing some more appreciation to those of you who make this possible. But first, in the next hour, we’re going to kick off our 5th Anniversary week with the long awaited Pajiba Dictionary. Keep a look out. And thanks again.

Pajiba Love 07/02/09 | The Official Pajiba Dictionary

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.