Best of May: stormy weather and bygone romance

May 30, 2010

It’s time for the official statistics revealing this blog’s most popular items for May, and I’m proud to note that readers didn’t just go for cheap yuks, they went for the high-class stuff, too.

CANADA/Like for instance, my hard-hitting piece on the Census folks’ search for secret apartment houses, and the one about increasing food supply by growing rice in brassieres.

They enjoyed our etiquette tips on dining out with the boss, which I imagine were useful to anyone raised by wolves.

Readers also showed an interest in our neighbor to the north, reading about such Canadian traditions as poutine-eating and shop-looting.

Most gratifying of all, the month’s number one item was my human interest yarn about the Love Market in Vietnam, where you can meet former lovers for one day a year and your spouse isn’t allowed to be jealous. This is the one I’m selling to Hollywood for $4 million, so somebody had better get busy writing that check.

Here they are, the top 10:

JAPAN/10. Dining with the boss, 101

9. I have to put that in my MOUTH?

8. Make way for the Montreal Dumbasses!

7. In Cannes, with the Beautiful People

6. Out on a limb with Lindsay Lohan?

5. They found my secret apartment complex!

4. New rice bra, more grains than brains?

3. Sleeping with Michael Jackson’s stuff?

2. The world’s dumbest hobbies?

And the number one most popular item for May:

1. I’m running down to the love market, Honey!

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Competitor takes part in the “World Poutine Eating Championship” in Toronto, May 22, 2010.  Contestants had 10 minutes to eat poutine, a dish consisting of french fries, cheese curds, and brown gravy. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

A model wears Triumph International’s “Grow-Your-Own-Rice bra” in Tokyo, May 12, 2010. The bra, which transforms into a rice growing kit, allows the wearer to cultivate rice anytime, anywhere. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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Wow, I missed some really good ones. Sign me up to help grow the rice, will ya?

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

Sure, Dave. Yeah, that’s why I rerun the most popular at the end of each month, as a public service.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

You do so much of that, dont you BG?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

“May day May day, we need you to join the Oddly Enough blog network!”

I still prefer the bras women wear that produce melons, not rice. Can’t say that enough.

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