Thursday, April 8, 2010

Flipping the Clock III

It's 3:30 am. I'm awake and restless after 7 hours of sleep. My plan to get my sleep schedule back to normal has hit a road block. But my burden can be your gain--presenting for your amusement, the latest installment of...
Flipping the Clock.

It's time to reset the stat counter again. And, as usual, that means a quick glance at my global demographic...

I like that you can trace my parents' trip to Vancouver through the trail of IP addresses from Saskatchewan to BC.

...and we look at what links led people here.
"parks and recreation" "he's a tourist" Camden, New Jersey, United States
ron swanson" he's a tourist" Nelson, New Zealand
"Come on Lily... get your head out of your ass" South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
"He's a tourist.He vacations in people's lives takes pictures puts them in a sc" West Chester, Ohio, United States
"he's a tourist" AND "parks and recreation" New York, United States
"He's a tourist. He vacations in people's lives, takes pictures, puts them in a scrapbook, and moves on. All he's interested in are stories." Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.
"the clock in the painted door sinclair ross" Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada
"friday quotations" Providence, Rhode Island, United States
"you are about to begin reading Italo Calvino's new novel, If on a winter's night a traveler" Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
"cmon lilly get you head out of your ass" Dubai, United Arab Emirates
"experimental hotdog" Red Bud, Illinois, United States
"come on lily get your head out of your ass" Floral Park, New York, United States
"come on lilly get your head out of your ass" Latina, Lazio, Italy

"musci classmandeville" Kingston, Saint Andrew, Jamaica
"gender in if on a winter's night women" Perth, Western Australia, Australia
"come on lily get your head" Kingston, Ontario, Canada
"friday quotations" Dudley, North Carolina, United States
"come on lily get your head out of your ass" Aarhus, Arhus, Denmark
"Come on, Lily, get your head out of your ass" Vigo, Galicia, Spain
"come on Lily" Mons, Hainaut, Belgium
"himym come on lily, get your head out of your ass" Hadera, Hefa, Israel
"lily get your head" Jönköping, Jonkopings Lan, Sweden
"get your head out your ass lily" Edinburgh, United Kingdom
"if on a winter's night a traveler themes" Bennington, Vermont, United States
"" Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
"humboldt saskatchewan blogs" Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Canada
"" Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
"" Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
"if on a winter's night a traveler critical analysis" Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
"" Glasgow, Glasgow City, United Kingdom

"Gene wolfe" weer" Edinburgh, United Kingdom
"barney lily get your head" Rotterdam, Zuid-holland, Netherlands

A few thoughts:
1. Apparently, some people, back in February, agreed with me that this Parks and Recreation quotation was worth noting.
2. And also apparently, many, many more people liked the Barney musical number, and agreed that the key words of the song include some combination of "Lily," "head," and "ass." The video has long since been removed; ah, Youtube and the vagaries of copyright.
3. The review of Calvino's "If on a winter's night, a traveler" seems to have some lasting power to it--I think it might, at this point, be the most searched for page on the blog (excluding the Humbug fiasco).
4. If anyone's interested, my thoughts on Mass Effect and Mass Effect II are here; I never got around to doing more thorough commentary, but these writers started a good ground for debate. Just search for my user name: "Person of Consequence."

That's it. See you in the next 500.

Later Days.

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