May 27, 2005
— Ace My sitemeter seems to be telling me that sometime over the next few days, maybe tomorrow, I'll be breaking the two million mark unique visitors mark.
I plan to celebrate by relinking old posts I've already linked six bazillion times.
Just kidding. To thank you for reading, I won't relink anything at all. I'll just do what I usually do on a Memorial Day weekend -- shoot bottle-rockets at the neighborhood cats, and then, when the cops come, blame it on a Puerto Rican kid.
You just have to say "Puerto Rican" and "bottle-rockets" and the cops just start nodding with sage understanding.
Thanks for reading.
And thanks to all of you who donated, too, although I'm just getting to thank-you letters now. I apologize for the delay. The account (yahoo, where paypal notifications are sent) has been balky again and tends to crash when I open mail. But it's working well enough now.
Posted by: Nickie Goomba at May 27, 2005 11:54 AM (9B2q6)
Posted by: Greg at May 27, 2005 12:06 PM (rISgw)
I'm celebrating getting 50 unique visitors at my website. Beer and pizza on me . . . that is, if anyone can find me . . .
Posted by: Scout at May 27, 2005 12:44 PM (TYNA0)
Posted by: brak at May 27, 2005 12:49 PM (OuLOj)
i would do more as well, but, y'know, i'm "mental".
talk to you soon.
Posted by: bostonirish at May 27, 2005 01:35 PM (bFhAS)
Posted by: Slublog at May 27, 2005 01:49 PM (0+Lls)
Like, organize the conquest of Canada. It really wouldn't be that hard.
Posted by: Michael at May 27, 2005 04:10 PM (pRtzm)
Posted by: Slublog at May 27, 2005 04:13 PM (0+Lls)
Something like 80% of the Canadian population lives within 50 miles of the US border. This means we could do the job with one tank of gas in an M1 Abrams main battle tank. Mopping up in places like Calgary and Edmonton would take a few weeks longer, but would not be a big problem.
I'm still pissed off about the War of 1812. They burned down the White House. Time for some payback. And I'll bet those sneaky Canucks have some weapons of mass destruction . . .
Posted by: Michael at May 27, 2005 04:23 PM (pRtzm)
Posted by: Slublog at May 27, 2005 04:33 PM (0+Lls)
Posted by: Michael at May 27, 2005 04:58 PM (pRtzm)
It worked for the "runaway bride" --- wait... no it didn't!
Posted by: Guy T. at May 27, 2005 05:01 PM (EkmW+)
Maybe not in Ontario, but what about Quebecers?
Those bastards are crazy.
Posted by: Slublog at May 27, 2005 05:07 PM (0+Lls)
The only other 4th of July that ever came close was from a summer I spent in the Appalachian Mountains, 1992 IIRC. Those people must've spent half their county's budget on the fireworks and production value.
And in both places the number of whoops and hollars and honest-to-goodness celebration overwhelmed what I saw when I was working in DC and was in the nation's capital for Independence Day.
So maybe that's why the cops would believe the Puerto Ricans were the ones with the fireworks.
(Yes, it's a stretch to relate your comments to my real world experience. I just thought I'd share. Regards.)
Posted by: Birkel at May 27, 2005 05:51 PM (HFOTI)
who the hell was Funky Claude anyway? and what was he doin throwin those kids out the ground?
Posted by: Dave in Texas at May 27, 2005 06:47 PM (migqU)
Who cares? I just want to see some smoke on the water of Lake Erie when we teach those Canadians a lesson or two.
Posted by: Michael at May 27, 2005 09:51 PM (pRtzm)
Posted by: Bernard Higgins at May 28, 2005 02:48 AM (ypgzR)
How about less focus on your hits and more focus on your content?
By my count, you only have 3800+ entries. That's pretty weak considering you have two million hits.
Dave at Garfield Ridge
Posted by: Dave at Garfield Ridge at May 28, 2005 05:44 AM (mrpxK)
Any way to tell who the actual #2,000,000 visitor is? Two free tickets to paradise, er, Jersey?
Posted by: rdbrewer at May 28, 2005 05:56 AM (m6OTa)
A million. That is like a one with a bunch of zeroes right?
Posted by: Gordon at May 28, 2005 06:05 AM (dEFhD)
You should get extra advertising bucks for that.
Posted by: rdbrewer at May 28, 2005 12:10 PM (lpbk9)
I wonder how many of Ace's readers just leave a window open to the blog? I often do this and may be connected to Ace's site for hours at a time. Looking through those currently connected I see one who have been connected for nearly four hours and a couple over an hour.
I think that the Average Visit Length doesn't neccessarily mean that people are reading Ace and Ace's commentors for the 4:31, but it does mean something more important; that people are interested enough in what Ace et al have to say to stay connected to the site even when not looking at the content.
Posted by: vonKreedon at May 29, 2005 06:06 PM (wQYDC)
Posted by: rdbrewer at May 30, 2005 11:58 PM (lpbk9)
Traitor! ;-) Congrats on 2 million.
Posted by: Tom at May 31, 2005 06:02 AM (3E+YO)
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