Monday, November 14, 2016

Hitting the Half Million View Mark

Like the Russian Revolution, it's unclear if I crossed the 500,000 line in October or November. I wasn't watching that closely, and the revolution was not televised. That's 310,663 pageviews on the blog and 194,146 views on the companion YouTube channel.

Here are the top 10 posts on the blog:

16,831 John Stamos to Star with Olsen Twins in Two and a Half Women March 7, 2011 OK, I made this up. Whenever I hear Donald Trump say that America doesn't win anymore, I think of Charlie Sheen.
4,367 Harvard Reenlists in the U.S. Navy ROTC March 5, 2011 In the words of Harvard graduate and Specialist Third Class Tom Lehrer, "Fight fiercely Harvard!"
3,187 Weiner Holder for President and Vice President June 19, 2011 My favorite Anthony Weiner posts are this one and this one.
1,460 The Nikki Haley Story: Some Lies Don't Tell So Well June 12, 2010 With Hillary Clinton's loss, Nikki Haley's back in the running to become the first woman President of the U.S..
1,420 Milky Way Midnight Dark Wins the Candy Bar Taste Test July 11, 2010 Dark Chocolate M&M's are also great but increasingly hard to find in stores.
1,408 What Is Newt Hiding in Gingrich Holdings, Inc.? Jan. 23, 2012 Newt went on and on shamelessly about conflicts at Clinton Foundation.
1,373 The Legitimate Rape of Todd Akin Aug. 20, 2012 The 2016 U.S. Senate race in Missouri featured assembling an AR-15 blind-folded.
1,269 The Obamas Upstage Queen Elizabeth II in Ireland May 24, 2011 "We are amused, thinks the Queen, by these quaint Irish beverages."
1,260 Oprah Sheds Crocodile Tears for $38,000 Handbag Aug. 12, 2013 Oprah just smacked anti-Trump protesters with her handbag: "Everybody take a deep breath!"
1,156 The Great Hilliard Street Squirrel Massacre of 2015 July 18, 2015 Come to think of it, I don't remember when I last saw any squirrels around here.

And here are the top 10 posts on the YouTube channel:

40,973 Mennonite Choir in Harvard Square June 26, 2009 Just beautiful. I would owe them a tithe if this blog/channel were monetized.
9,735 Drip, Drip, Drip Feb. 6, 2014 The dullest video on YouTube. Be sure to watch until the end for the big reveal. The sad truth is that I replaced the frying pan with a bigger bucket and did not get the leak fixed until April 22, 2015.
6,930 Dar Williams - Teen for God Sep. 20, 2010 Dar Williams, my favorite singer-songwriter performing today, at Club Passim, my favorite music venue. In this case, I prefer the Nanci Griffith version.
6,077 Calling Cows to the Bull Fight Sep. 8, 2013 That's my voice, and 8.38 of my 15 minutes of fame. My father makes a brief appearance at the end.
4,718 Girl Fight in Harvard Square May 22, 2010 As near as I can figure, capoeira is the martial art of not kicking your opponent.
4,174 Nikolas Metaxas - No More June 19, 2011 Nikolas Metaxas is famous in Crypus. Welcome Cypriots!
4,061 Liz Longley - I Only Love Him Because I'm Lonely July 8, 2010 I swear that I'm not the older guy referenced in the intro to this song.
3,230 Inca Son in Harvard Square May 1, 2010 When this first starting getting hits I thought I had gotten the name of the group wrong, but they do claim their earliest beginnings in the streets of Harvard Square.
2,990 Last Boot of My Macintosh Quadra 610 Sep. 30, 2010 My hand appears briefly in this video. "It is now safe to switch off your Macintosh."
2,869 Entering Clarinda, Iowa July 20, 2010 My hometown. Seven Spanish Angels is playing on the radio.

1 comment:

buddeshepherd said...

I wonder if there is any connection between the 50,000 milestone me leaving the laptop open on the floor where Stanley could hit the keyboard with his tail.