A milestone of sorts is reached today at parterre.com: La Cieca and her team of experts have posted 7,000 articles on this WordPress-powered site since May 2005, when the hot operatic gossip of the day concerned Matthew Epstein and the art of the strip-tease. (La Cieca should emphasize that these were two unrelated stories.)  

During that same time, you, the cher public, have enriched the site with 369,137 comments.

And do keep in mind, cher public, that La Cieca’s column, then rather archly entitled “Questo e quello,” appeared online as early as 1997, when, as you can probably figure out for yourselves, she didn’t like much of anything then either.