StatCounter has added a new feature for the analysis of the visitors to this blog that … well, I’m not sure I’m allowed to do this, but I’m not sure I can’t, so here goes:
It’s a picture of my last several visitors … can’t tell right off how many, or how far back it goes, but as of an hour or so ago, this is where y’all are coming from, so to speak. It’s got flaws … it checks for ISPs, not your actual house, for instance … but, since it’s a clickable Google Map, it also allows me to drag the map around (I centered it so I could fit Australia in there), and each of those little markers is clickable as well. If I click on one, I am given the kind of information which I use to create these “interesting stats” posts. I can then zoom in on those, as far down as Google Earth will take me, so that, for instance, I can tell you that the university from which a friend of mine accesses the blog had a cloud hanging over it when the last Google Earth photo was taken. This is either very cool or an enormous invasion of privacy. Or both. It’s all anonymous, of course … I’m just guessing which friend is the person in question, and no matter how closely I zoom, I can’t see my friends in their pajamas.
Since I’ve already taken up so much of your time, I’ll make the rest of this a briefer-than-usual run through the interesting stats. I can tell you that the first two strings that led folks here via search engines were related to Rescue Me (#1, “rescue me season finale” all by itself got almost 20% of the search traffic), as were five of the first six and eight of the first eleven (those eight were about 30% of the total search traffic).
Here’s this week’s “who do visitors want to see naked” tally: Robin Weigert, Christina Hendricks, “deadwood” (guess that covers all of Al and Cy’s hos along with the afore-mentioned Calamity Jane), Tricia Helfer, Charo, the inevitable Milton Berle, Kelly Reilly, Susan Sarandon’s tits, Dame Judi Dench, Polly Walker, Jennifer Connolly, Kristin Proctor, Helen Mirren (no, this wasn’t me looking … I know where to look, and it’s not on this blog, although if someone was to start a blog called “Helen Mirren’s Breasts,” I’d put it in my rss feed reader … maybe they could get an endorsement from Holland Taylor), Adrienne Barbeau, Jillian Hall, and Andrea Roth.
Visitor of the Day: the people, one from the Republic of Korea, the other from Wichita State, looking for Lynn Haney and Gregory Peck. I’m always glad to see this. Lynn Haney wrote what appears to be a scuzzy biography of Peck, wherein she quotes yours truly and gets a lot of things wrong. I wrote about the experience here, and that’s what turns up near the top of the list if you Google “lynn haney gregory peck.” Glad to be of service!