Sorry ladies (and gents), 'Smonkdate' isn't a reference to one-on-one time with the Smonkster. It's just 'Smonkstakes update' for short. Of course, he or she that wins Smonk can have as many dates with him as desired.
Here's the updated comments per week, through 20 weeks:
Perhaps more interesting is the one-on-one battle between the Misters F and LASF. For those keeping score, overall it's Mr F: 1015, Mr LASF: 917, Field: 614:
But of course, cumulative comments is not the measuring stick here. It's persistence and desire. And don't look now, but who's that nudging ahead of both Mr F and Mr LASF the past few weeks? Is that Greg? Is he outsmarting them all by saving his energy through the first 4 months, drafting behind the leaders, then sprinting towards the finish line? Only time will tell, as nobody knows where the finish line is...