Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Milestone



We've topped the one-million hit mark. In a time when some web sites get that many hits in a day (sites like Google and YouTube and NudeBaldBabes.com) that may not seem like much, so let me put it in terms that you can grasp:

If we count each post and each comment trail as a page, there are about 4350 pages on the blog. Throw in the pages on the other EE blogs and lay them end to end and we have a mile of pages. Assuming one million minions have read everything here, we have a million miles of read pages. Measured in kilometers, that's enough to reach the Andromeda Galaxy.

At our current pace we'll reach a billion hits in 2000 years. I don't think I'll last that long, so we have to increase the pace. If each of the thousand people who come here daily would convince 1000 other people to come here daily, we'd get a million visits a day, and a billion in three years. Three years sounds much more do-able than 2000 years. Let us go forth and multiply.

By the way, NudeBaldBabes.com was the fifth joke porn site I made up before I finally got one that didn't actually exist.

Caption: R. Lyle Wolfe

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Evil Editor said...

What happened? I leave the room for five minutes and it goes over? Someone cheated.

freddie said...

Woo hoo! Glad I was here!

ril said...

Wasn't me. Honest.

Congratulations on hitting the million. Good look on your quest for the billion. I enjoy coming here -- it brightens my day.

freddie said...

Oh God, I hope it wasn't me that cheated (by accident). Did I not follow the instructions?

Evil Editor said...

The good news is I can now watch Hell's Kitchen and basketball without having to monitor the counter.

ril said...

The good news is I can now watch Hell's Kitchen and basketball without having to monitor the counter.

You got two TV sets, or you use the flashback button to switch between them? Do you ever get confused?

Robin S. said...

Yessss! Congratulations!

Evil Editor said...

I'm turning off comment moderation so those wh wish to commune with one another may do so while I watch TV,

ril said...

Which station is Hell's Kitchen on?

Robin S. said...

What is it with you and that Ramsay guy? This is much bigger.

Robin S. said...

You are soooo bad. Are you really leaving?

Dave F. said...

Congratulations.

I see NudeBaldBabes.com gotcha in Rule 34. Amazing the depth of porn on the net.

Again, congratulations and another million more.

You don't look a day over 500,000

Evil Editor said...

Fox

Phoenix said...

*putting on the party hat!*

Woo-hoo! Congrats! Cheers!

ril said...

OK. I'm there.



Hey. It's some kind of quiz show.

Robin S. said...

Crap. ril, are you watchin it too?

Well dammit. I'm turning it on as well. And then I'm gonna have a big time with it. Oh yeah.

freddie said...

Congrats, EE!

Anonymous said...

I only have 987 friends but I think I can convince most of them to do a weekly drive-by.

Bye for now!

ME

Kalynne Pudner said...

A toast to the milestone! And, really, don't you think a Writing Exercise involving the NudeBaldBabes is in order?

Phoenix said...

Oh, now you turn off moderation. Can't stay to chat - maybe everyone will still be around in about an hour?

Julie Weathers said...

I can't believe he is going to watch tv! What the heck?

Robin S. said...

phoenix- get him, please.

ril said...

You just missed some kind of show that destroys marriages for entertainment. Gotta remember that one for next week.

freddie said...

Where's everybody going?

Dave F. said...

Hell's Kitchen is fun humiliation by a short, ill-tempered {bleep}.

How can you be a chef and not cook a steak well? The screw up chopping vegetables and even I know what a Mira Poi and a brunoise is. Not to mention a Mise En Plas ...

Evil Editor said...

I'll celebrate more enthusiastically when we hit our millionth unique visitor. This is a million hits by 32 people.

Robin S. said...

Yep- phoenix - hopefully he'll let us have some fun for a while.

ril said...

Where's everybody going?

Hell's Kitchen is on Fox now!

freddie said...

32 loyal minions, EE.

freddie said...

I take Hell's Kitchen is a chef show.

The only show I watch and blog at the same time is 24. Well, was. Guess I'll have to wait until 2009 for that one again.

ril said...

It appears to be a chef in underwear show if I'm on the right station...

Robin S. said...

I can't believe I have this damn show on.

freddie- you might as well turn it on, honey. Fox.

Julie Weathers said...

I'll celebrate more enthusiastically when we hit our millionth unique visitor. This is a million hits by 32 people.~

I consider myself pretty damned unique, thank you, very much.

Anonymous said...

Dave, I know you are talented and I also know there's no spell check here, but Mira Poi, sheesh!!!

Mirepoix, also mirepois (celery, onions and carrots) said to have been named after C.P.G.F. de Levis, Duke of Mirepoix, 18th century French diplomat.

ME

Robin S. said...

This is NOT a reality show. I'm just sayin'.

Ahhhh. The boob women are on now.
NOW I see.

Anonymous said...

Alright, EE got me thinking. Who are the 32 most loyal minions. As a matter of fact, make it 50? And they can't be newbies.

Dave F. said...

Those chefs are like aspiring writers. No wait, that's all wrong. They have nothing ion common with writers other than aspiring to be rich and famous.

Julie Weathers said...

Thankfully, I have disconnected cable. I might not even turn it back on after the move.

freddie said...

Okay, I'm on it.

What's with the porn star-looking women? Are they from NudeBaldBabes, do you think?

Robin S. said...

Maybe so. They're also bimbo housewives. Great combo.

Dave F. said...

I can't spell French. It's such a funny language. When I think of three words in French I think of KISS, FRY and PRESS.

Same as Turkish - I can spell three words - COFFEE, TOWEL, BATH

Robin S. said...

Most loyal minions?

ril
dave
phoenix...

Anonymous said...

With all that hair flowing, I wouldn't want to have to eat anything they make.

ME

freddie said...

Ahhhh, they're housewives. I bet from Orange County. Or whatever that other show is.

Julie Weathers said...

I watched the last few episodes of American Idol. No, I guess I didn't. I saw a couple of songs. I've never seen an entire episode.

Cowboy U was mildly amusing for a reality show.

Robin S. said...

paca
BT...

Anonymous said...

Dave, you forgot
TAFFY

ME

freddie said...

Yeah, ME, I'm waiting for the judge to choke on a hair.

ril said...

No tomato sauce in the pasta. Imagine!

freddie said...

Please. Robin, you know you make the most loyal minions list.

Anonymous said...

When making a list of loyal minions don't forget to add:'


Robin! The Loyal and Lusty minion

Robin S. said...

Yeah. Wow. Sizzle on the red hot stove, baby.

freddie said...

That pasta looked as good as I could make it. I should be on that show.

Dave F. said...

IF I cook without a shirt, I get hot grease spatters on my chest. Now ny chest is not delicate. If might be hairy and sunken (like Davy Jones' Locker) but not delicate.

How did they cook with that cleavage?

Robin S. said...

Hey- I have been around a while.

But I was thinking of the ones that predated me. Who else was here in 2006 and still around?

Julie Weathers said...

rofl, I just made an indelicate remark and got booted.

Sorry, God!

Anonymous said...

Wasn't Paula Abdul a Laker Girl?

Did they show Jack yet?

Maybe EE has picture in picture?

ME

Evil Editor said...

You guys have a TV in your computer room I see. I can only come to the computer during ads.

Robin S. said...

Jules - were you a bad girl?!

Go for it, honey!

ril said...

Yeah, I got a TV and a bed and a Mr. Coffee right here.

freddie said...

Hmmm . . . that's a good question. I don't think I found this site until 2007.

Robin S. said...

EE honey- get a laptop.

Dave F. said...

I have a 100 foot ethernet cable on my computer.

Not only that, I've rigged mirrors so I can see the TV from the throne.

freddie said...

Yep. Laptop.

Robin S. said...

How fun is that hotel life, ril?

The spousal unit is in one tonight as well -in Florida.

Julie Weathers said...

Jules - were you a bad girl?!

Speaking of which, I reserved my rooms for Surrey today.

ril said...

You might want to close those curtains, Dave...

freddie said...

Dave, TMI. TMI.

Julie Weathers said...

Not only that, I've rigged mirrors so I can see the TV from the throne.

Dave, I would so kill you dead and not even bother to make it look like an accident.

ril said...

The spousal unit is in one tonight as well -in Florida.

Yeah, we were just talking about you.

Robin S. said...

By the way, EE. WO emailed and said congrats - he's asleep, as it's 2:30 am wih him.

Dave F. said...

I'm very careful NOT to bring about the apocalypse. The world would end if I ever appeared naked.

Julie Weathers said...

Yeah, we were just talking about you.

rofl

I can see I am getting no writing done tonight.

Anonymous said...

Not only that, I've rigged mirrors so I can see the TV from the throne.

More than I needed or wanted to know.

ME

pjd said...

31 loyal minions and one treacherous one. I'm not naming names. I'm just sayin' is all.

What is it with the boob women and the cooking show? What'd I miss? And there's a basketball game on now? Crud. I'm missing it.

Speaking of loyal minions, she doesn't come around as much any more but she's among the top for loyalty, I think. Anyone stopped by Brenda's to let her know of this little soiree?

freddie said...

That British host so reminds me of a former violin student I had. Brutal.

Anonymous said...

Congrats, EE. Super achievement.

BTW, I just registered NudeBaldBabes.com and have already had 300,000 hits. It should hit one million hits as soon as the bars close on the East Coast. I can't wait to see what happens when I replace the "Under Construction" notice with actual content. Thanks, dude!

--Bill H.

Robin S. said...

Oh yeah, ril.

There's hell on earth for Robin.

You giving him all the dirt on me. And then, maybe worse, him reciprocating.

Julie Weathers said...

I'm very careful NOT to bring about the apocalypse. The world would end if I ever appeared naked.

Just rigging up mirrors so you can watch tv in the bathroom is enough to bring about your end.

Not that end.

Dave F. said...

I know men who would kill for a TV in the throne room. Their wives know better than to let them put the cable in there. They'd never come out, ever again.

Robin S. said...

Hey Pete and Bill!

No about Brenda. And Bernita.

We need to let them know. Who's going to do it?

Julie Weathers said...

NudeBaldBabes.com

Most babies are bald. What's the draw here?

Dave F. said...

Do you notice that Gordon Ramsey insults and mocks the losers by making clean up after the winner.

He's sewing the seeds of discontent.

Robin S. said...

Hey Bill-

If you get that puppy up and running, we really need to know!

Julie Weathers said...

I know men who would kill for a TV in the throne room. Their wives know better than to let them put the cable in there. They'd never come out, ever again.

No, they wouldn't. I have a very nice set of power tools and they would be hermetically sealed for all eternity in there.

freddie said...

So pjd is Pete, right? Same guy?

ril said...

It's cheaper just to keep a bucket in the living room.

Julie Weathers said...

yep Freddie

pjd said...

I just posted a comment at Brenda's place, but I think she mostly ignores me. She's a smart girl.

Anonymous said...

Oh add to the loyal minion list:

Sylvia
Chris
writtenword
dece
buffysquirrel
pjd
wonderwood (who could forget him??)
ME (of course)

Julie Weathers said...

ril we don't need no discussions of thunder mugs.

Robin S. said...

Right, freddie. pjd is Pete. He's a sweetie. Did you ever visit his blog?

Julie Weathers said...

Pete has the most adorable little boys.

pjd said...

A good friend of mine during college football season had a big-screen TV with PIP, and he'd perch another 17" on top of it. He called it Picture In Picture AND Picture.

Then he put a portable TV in the bathroom. Really. Sadly, he's passed away, but he really liked his football.

And yes, you are correct. He was a bachelor.

pjd said...

Aw, thanks Julie. I'm kind of partial to them myself.

Robin S. said...

And Sarah, freddie, bill h (under an assumed name).

New loyals....julie, kiersten...

BuffySquirrel said...

I've been to Andromeda. Nothing there. No editors at all--evil or otherwise.

:)

Robin S. said...

Watching Hell still?

Big boo boo with Bobby's beef.

Julie Weathers said...

And yes, you are correct. He was a bachelor.

Oh, I figured that.

My tv loving husband is now a bachelor also.

Robin S. said...

Hey buffy!

Anonymous said...

Jules: The Loyal and Delicate Minion

Does Miss Snark count as minion?

ME

ril said...

Bobby cremated the steak. English style.

Julie Weathers said...

Aw, thanks Julie. I'm kind of partial to them myself.

They really are sweet looking.

Love kids. Wish I'd had six.

Dave F. said...

The tall black chef. touted himself as the Black Gordon Ramsey in the very first episode. Ramsey has given him hell ever since.

freddie said...

I have once or twice.

Managing a plate of chicken and a demanding cat, along with my computer. I'd like to see Gordon Ramsey do this.

Julie Weathers said...

Yes, glad you mentioned the delicate minion.

*preens prettily*

Robin S. said...

Actually- the only way I can stand beef is charred. With steak sauce.

blogless troll said...

Congrats, EE! The only thing that could've made this milestone more momentous is if it happened on June 13, 3:33PM Eastern.

Anonymous said...

Love kids. Wish I'd had six.

Er, did you mean sex?

ME

Julie Weathers said...

I miss Miss Snark.

Julie Weathers said...

What is sex?

pjd said...

Another loyal minion: Hayden Christensen. Here's why. (Scroll down to #9.)

freddie said...

Visited pjd's blog, that is, Robin.

freddie said...

Yeah, ME, what is sex?

ril said...

What is sex?

OK. When two people like each other very very much and...

Dave F. said...

I fI cook it myself, I can eat RARE steak. I mean rare, bloody rare, nearly mooing rare.

BUT I have to do the dirty deed. I will not trust a restaurant to give me rare beef.

Nicely medium rare and juicy is restaurant food.

Robin S. said...

Ha! Good one, Pete. Hayden is gonna put EE on a whole new map!

Robin S. said...

freddie- did you see that thing about linking?

Ulysses said...

Congratulations, E.E.
I am somewhat disappointed that you don't plan to be here for 2000 more years.
I think that depriving citizens of the 41st century of your wisdom is just mean-spirited.

Perhaps you could go the Walt Disney route?

ril said...

OK, Gordon Ramsey just ordered up some, ah, companions...

Robin S. said...

yeah, Jules, the sex thing. Um. Surrey sounds like a good idea.

Go wild, girl. Go wild.

BuffySquirrel said...

Hey Robin! *waves*

freddie said...

I did, Robin. I answered on my comments. Meant to stop by your blog and let you know, but . . . I'm easily distracted. Answer is yes! Thank you!

Julie Weathers said...

laughs. Sneaky, Pete.

Or mention Friday Night Lights. I related a, to me, humorous story about some high school adventures of my OHS student son and PHS rich boys in another blog. Explaining these schools were the Friday Night Lights schools got me a few thousand hits.

Robin S. said...

Hey BT and Ulysses! Ulysses - I thought you won until I reread the rules.

freddie said...

This show just brings back too many bad memories of working in restaurants.

Robin S. said...

How's it goin', Miss Buff?

Dave F. said...

Undercooked Tandoori ?

Ramsey has a slight hate on tonight for that one gal.

writtenwyrdd said...

but I thought you were the font of all Evil, EE, meaning you would be around to torment us for at least 2000 years more.

But a million hits is great. dont' leave us for at least another two years. Or we'll hunt you down. And you know what happens next... Yes, Vogon poetry, that's what!

Julie Weathers said...

OK. When two people like each other very very much and...

So I have to find someone who likes me very very much?

So much for that project.

freddie said...

Damn, this show is taking a lot out of me.

freddie said...

I wonder if any of the guests can hear all the yelling going on in the kitchen.

freddie said...

Yeah, me too, Jules.

Julie Weathers said...

yeah, Jules, the sex thing. Um. Surrey sounds like a good idea.

You think I'll have a better chance of finding someone who likes me very very much there?

Anonymous said...

What is sex?

Yeah, ME, what is sex?


Fun? Slippery when wet? Like falling off a bike?

For
Unlawful
Carnal
Knowledge
ing

ME

pjd said...

Aw, I like you, Julie.

writtenwyrdd said...

I actually tried to check out nudebaldbabes.com and got a who is page of all things.

Dave F. said...

Freddie, yes they hear when he screams at the top of his lungs.

the first season, one table waited so long that they ordered pizza delivered into the restaurant. Ramsey nearly stroked out at that antic.

Julie Weathers said...

Pete, you are so sweet.

blogless troll said...

Perhaps you could go the Walt Disney route?

Producing black market animated porn shorts to keep his studio afloat in times of financial strife? Seems a bit of a stretch for EE.

BuffySquirrel said...

I was first mangled here in May 2006! Wow....

Well, Robin, I'm banging my head against the Artist Who Never Answers Emails atm.

You?

:D

Julie Weathers said...

Like falling off a bike?

Falling off a bike was always painful to me.

Xiexie said...

When Hell's Kitchen is over, can someone tell me who's voted off. These thunderstorms have our satellite (which just told me it's at full signal) doing some crazy stuff.

ril said...

Like falling off a bike?

Falling off a bike was always painful to me.


Oooh. Yeah.

Julie Weathers said...

the first season, one table waited so long that they ordered pizza delivered into the restaurant. Ramsey nearly stroked out at that antic.

rofl Love it.

Robin S. said...

You guys- someday we really DO have to get all together. I'm serious.

Anonymous said...

Like falling off a bike?

My bad. That's love.

ME

Xiexie said...

i remember that one julie. i like ramsey's craziness -- he's like many a chef i've worked for actually.

freddie said...

Sure, xiexie. It's about to happen.

Julie Weathers said...

I know, Rob. That would be fun.

Someone mentioned there is anon sex at writer's conferences, but I'm on a tight budget. I couldn't afford more than a quick smell.

Julie Weathers said...

Yep, you're a man. Here's your dollar.

Robin S. said...

xiexie - EE can give you a blow-by-blow- as he is a Gordon addict, apparently!

We have storms here, too.


Hey buff- I came in January 2007, got my query skewered a few months later. Ouch, baby.

And yet- we're still here! Do ya feel the love, baby?

Julie Weathers said...

i remember that one julie. i like ramsey's craziness -- he's like many a chef i've worked for actually.

I don't like screaming men.

freddie said...

I kind of like Christina. She seems to be holding up well.

ril said...

I don't scream.

I've been known to seeth, though.

Robin S. said...

I think the Jen girl is going...

Dave F. said...

I have to leave after Hell's Kitchen. Too much stuff to do before I sleep.

Robin S. said...

I'm lost, ril.

What's the scream thing?

ril said...

Ooh. Heinekin Beertender.

Dave F. said...

They run too many commercials before they get to the part where they throw a chef off...

ril said...

Keep up, Robin.

Julie said she doesn't like men who scream (like Gordon "Screamer" Ramsay).

Julie Weathers said...

We were setting a new electric pole once and I accidentally killed the winch truck and dropped the pole. Don started screaming at me about killing the truck, so I went to the house.

He came in about 20 minutes later and asked me why I left when he was still talking to me.

I told him he wasn't talking he was screaming and if he was going to scream, I wasn't going to help him.

He said I have to.

I said, "Sorry, I'm baking bread now. Maybe later."

freddie said...

I agree, Robin.

If anyone's ever in Chicago . . .

BuffySquirrel said...

I feel the yawns :); it's way past my nest time.

Night, all!

Anonymous said...

You guys- someday we really DO have to get all together. I'm serious.

Yes!

ME

ril said...

You bake your own bread? Awesome.

Night, Buffy...

Anonymous said...

'Night Buffy and Dave

ME

Xiexie said...

That's a nice one, Julie. "I'm baking bread now."

Next time you should make it worse. Y'know, get busied by the most strenuous undertaking like "I'm eating this yogurt..."

Dave F. said...

Jen lives to cook another day...

Bobby had a bad night and it cost him the contest.

Julie Weathers said...

Night Buffy and Dave.

Yes, I make really good bread. I used to sell a lot of it.

freddie said...

Night, Buffy.

Xiexie, Bobby just got axed.

Robin S. said...

Oh. I didn't see that, ril.
I agree- I don't like screamers.
I like the moaners.

Night, buff!

PS -WHY IS COOKING ON THIS SHOW LIKE A WAR?

freddie said...

I can't believe Jen didn't get axed.

ril said...

You think Jen and Christina will bond?

Dave F. said...

Have a good time, minions. Enjoy the milestone and congrats again to EE for his time and effort.

Xiexie said...

Nite Buffy. Thanx freddie and Dave F.

Robin S. said...

Me either. And I can't believe I cared.

Kiersten said...

Congrats, EE. I only wish I'd found you sooner.

Greetings from Mexico, by the way.

Xiexie said...

Hmmm speaking of bread it's time to have a treat: toast with butter and sugar. :D

Anonymous said...

I can't believe Jen didn't get axed.

She proposed a threat.

ME

Robin S. said...

I feel like I just watched a soap opera with bleeps and scallops.

freddie said...

No shit! LOL!

Julie Weathers said...

Next time you should make it worse. Y'know, get busied by the most strenuous undertaking like "I'm eating this yogurt..."~

Well, I was up on a 55 gallon barrel once, helping build some kennels. He tacked the top pipe wrong so I was knocking it loose with a 20 pound sledge hammer. Then I started watching the pasture to see what the dogs were watching. He touched me on the butt with a hot welding rod and I dropped the sledge hammer on his head.

I asked him why he didn't just say something. He was still on his knees and not very coherent, but he said he did and I didn't hear him. He didn't want to yell at me.

Evil Editor said...

Man why don't they ever dump Jen. She's so annoying.

Julie Weathers said...

Hey, Miss k!

Evil Editor said...

Kier, they have Internet in Mexico?

Robin S. said...

Hey, Miss K!

EE, you're having a good party, ya know.

Kiersten said...

Hello!

Whoa, not my keyboard, I very nearly swore at poor Julie. That would have been a first. For me.

And EE, I can't believe you don't want to be doing this in 2000 years.

freddie said...

Okay, now for Chicago news.

More problems with the Red Line tonight. Some guy tried to jump the tracks after robbing a store. He fell onto the track and got run over by a train.

Julie Weathers said...

Y'all are rooting for this gal to get dumped?

Kiersten said...

Cars, too. Who knew.

My sister's in-laws are at another house that has wireless. Mine, alas, does not.

freddie said...

Man why don't they ever dump Jen. She's so annoying.

I know! I was just saying that! But ME says she poses a threat.

Evil Editor said...

Yes, we hate her.

freddie said...

Howdy, Key!

Robin S. said...

Ewwww on the train thing. Chicago sounds like Metro DC.

Anonymous said...

Glad you could make it Kier!



ME

Julie Weathers said...

Whoa, not my keyboard, I very nearly swore at poor Julie. That would have been a first. For me.

Oops, sorry.

Kiersten said...

What a party. EE, loved the "A million hits by 32 people."

I'm one, right?

Julie Weathers said...

Why do you hate her?

freddie said...

Yeah, there have been a few problems this year. But at least we didn't have service cuts.

And of course we have the infamous R. Kelly trial. You can't beat that for entertainment.

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