The very best of June…

July 3, 2010

SOCCER-WORLD/My blog’s traffic statistics for June are in, and the lesson is very clear. Readers are embracing the blog’s shift from pure humor to “news you can use,” as they seek information to improve their lives.

They loved our career-enhancing tips on summer dress codes for the office, our piece on what cologne to avoid if you’re going into the jungle, and our efforts to brainstorm a new tourism slogan for violence-torn Mexico.

Readers also liked our exclusive new information on those pesky Government Death Panels, and our Father’s Day tribute to dads everywhere.

But the top two items for June were from the ongoing World Cup, as we met some Fans from Hell, and featured an attractive set of cell phone holders.

Here they are, the Top Ten for June:

june palin 26010. Your feet smell like rotting corpses, Ed!

9. Lamar, I think that jaguar is following you

8. It’s quiet, the Death Panel must be reloading

7. Sarah finally gets goofy!

6. Welcome to the “Not So Great Lakes”

5. Come for the beaches, stay for the bloodbaths

4, Happy Father’s Day to dads everywhere!

3. Sucks to lose weight

2. Lady, your chest is ringing

1. Let’s meet some World Cup fans…


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Bob, I would just like to say that many of your readers appreciated your monumental pieces on Paraguayan soccer fans. Más monumento se imagina, por favor.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Well, it’s like that Rogers and Hammerstein song says, “June is bustin’ out all over…”

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

So true, Doc. Some of us even manged to get past the photo of the monumental pieces and read the blog:)

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Wow Unca, it’s like Tron on steriods! But not steriods cause those are illegal…so maybe a 5 Hour engergy drink. And on the sixth hour it turns back into a Vespa.

Wait wait Onedoor…we are supposed to read the blog also? Hmm…after all this time.. who knew! :p

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

And now that gator pic is gonna give me nightmares… Again….
thanks, Baz….

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

ifly, you silly boy. Those of us who can read the blog do so.

Shra, think of shoes and strawberry shortcake and you will have sweet dreams.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

The gator is gonna give you nightmares Shra, not those to ya-ya soccer/football fans?

I read all well and good Onedoor, I just thought OE was like Playboy… ya know, cause one gets Playboy for the articles :::wink wink:::

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

So much catching up to do, but at least I should have time now I’ve passed my exams and moved house.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

Congrats, KN!

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Here we go, another scary answer coming up…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

What’s scary about mensuration ?

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Algebra, trig, calc I, calc II, calc III…that’s what’s scary about it.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Yeah, fair point Ifly. I think with forestry though it’s just area calculations and things. It can’t be that difficult, chainsaw experts don’t have that many fingers to count on!

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Mensuration, think of it as quantity surveying for forests.
I moved from one rural area to another, about 150 miles, Spin.
Although I suppose technically I moved country too.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive