Saturday, June 20, 2009

panablog, Year One: The Greatest Year That Ever There Was

One year ago today, panablog changed the way that all of us live our lives. Today, on the one year anniversary, we celebrate not just panablog the website, but also panablog the idea. I hope you are spending the day with your loved ones, thinking about all that Jay and Julia have given in order to make panablog a reality. I know I am.

Here in Leawood, crowds of enthusiastic youths have taken to the streets in jubilation, many unable to control the tears that are only natural on a monumental day such as this.

If you can't make it to a celebration near you, I encourage you to visit panablog and just be there. And remember: Without you, there is no panablog. And without panablog, there is no fanablog. And without fanablog, I'd have no reason to get up in the morning. Happy panablog Day!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Fanablog's Top 50 panablog posts: #50

#50: Ken Griffey, Jr., meet Los Osos con Malas Noticias

Words: 620
Photos: 2
Videos: 2
References to Panama being an isthmus: 2

A good solid post. Some videos. Some photos. An "anydoodle." Great headline. (My espanol -- and again, I'm not going to take the time to figure out how to insert the Spanish squiggly above the "n"...just ain't gonna happen -- is a little rusty, but I think it translates roughly to "The Bears of the Bad News," which I believe is a reference to the Jack London book of the same name.)

Honestly, this post would have been much higher in the rankings had it simply included a reference to gigantism. Still, life-changing stuff. Next up, #49!

And don't forget to visit panablog tomorrow for the big one-year birthday extravabonanza. Follow the fun minute-by-minute at

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Fanablog on Facebook

Fanablog is now on Facebook! Fan Fanablog on Facebook at

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Panatweet, Fanatweet

Fanablog is now on Twitter!

Follow us following panablog at

And when you get tired of doing that, follow panablog following us at

Tweet, tweet, fanafools.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Behind Fanablog's Top 50 panablog Posts Posts

One week until the big panabirthday celebration. This week, in honor of the first anniversary of panablog (the Interweb's #1 Panama Peace Corps blog), Fanablog (the Interweb's #1 panablog fan blog) will be counting down our top 50 favorite panablog posts.

Obviously it wasn't an easy decision to pick just our 50 favorites. As you know, they're all great -- as if handed down from a higher power. And to be perfectly honest, I just didn't have enough time to rank every single post. Between my part-time job at the panablog Retail Outlet in Olathe, sleeping three hours a night, and the 16 hours a day I already spend on Fanablog, there's just not enough time. Still, 50 is a great start.

Anywho, the selection process was brutal. We locked ourselves in an undisclosed extended-stay hotel for three weeks, during which time each of the 20 Fanablog board members read every word of panablog to the group.

With extended periods of applause and hearty laughter, the process went well into most evenings. That process lasted two weeks. The final week was spent ranking the posts in order of awesomeness. How, you ask, does one rank the sun over the moon, or the forest over the ocean? Notecards.

Board Chair, Frank "Fittzy" Fittzwater, leading one of our rankathons:

In the end, we feel confident in the list, realizing that the greatness of each panablog post will lead to some contention. We welcome that discussion and expect to continue the robust discussion for which Fanablog has become so well known.

Up next, #50!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Jeffy's Choice

Well, I've got a choice to make. Apparently June 20 is panablog's first birthday AND West Virginia Day. Argh.

What do I do?

Times like this I usually turn to the Bible, and even as I write I'm thinking about wise King Solomon. What would he do in this situation?...I'm thinking he might just cut the day in two. Let each event have half a celebration. Hmmm. Intriguing.

Of course, then it's likely that both severed celebrations will just bleed out, leaving me with two really dead parties. Also, I don't have the budget for two completely different sets of streamers.

No, I have to make a choice...Think, Snakin, think...

Okay, I know this is going to upset my readers at, but it must be so. My first love is panablog. Therefore, let the monthlong celebration (it's really kind of just a half month at this point) begin!


Hey, fanafools, do you know what monumental event occurs on June 20? That's right, West Virginia Day!

The Snakin household is busy with preparations. We've decorated each room with a theme. Obviously, the living room boasts a Charleston theme. Master bedroom is Beckley. Morgantown for the guest room. Clarksburg for the kitchen. And just for fun, Wheeling for the garage!

Two truckloads of slate and limestone arrive on Monday. And by the time students from Appalachian Bible College arrive for the celebration on Saturday, Casa de Snakin will look and feel a lot like a household with the lowest median income in the whole nation.

I'll post pictures next week!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Panaback in the saddle!

Wudup, Fanafools?! Sorry I haven't posted in several weeks. Just been really busy foolin' around and joshin' with my pals. Friendship is the greatest!

In fact, friendship is almost as great as panablog, which as I see it, is friendship in its purest form. That's why it's time to fire up Fanablog, the Interweb's #1 panablog fan blog. And just in time for panablog's one-year anniversary!

Check back in the upcoming weeks for tributes to panablog, remembrances of the past year, and information about the much-anticipated panablog09, which may or may not feature special musical guest Billy Ocean. Beep beep, yeah!

And as always, thank you for visiting Fanablog. As we say around here: There's no Fanablog without panablog, and there's no panablog without you.