2023 marks the 20th anniversary of the BilgeBucket Gazette. Our first issue was on May 19, 2003 and we’ve been shoveling it to the public, just like the corporate media, ever since. We changed our format to a WordPress blog in 2011 so all of our earlier material was archived. We’ve been reposting many of those archived articles, headlines, photo-toons, BilgeBucket Lists and other content over the past twelve years. In honor of our 20th, and because we’re sick of the current state of affairs in the world, we’ll be reposting more items from 2003 through 2009 throughout this year.
Believe it or not, we used to post non-political photo-toons on a regular basis between 2003 and 2009. Back in the early aughts the Waldo phenomenon was somehow still riding high, but people like us here at the Bucket had become annoyed by the bespectacled dork with a penchant for blending in. Here’s a photo-toon from our August 28, 2003 issue showing that good ol’ Waldo may be getting a little lonely.