The Year in Pop

DJ Earworm mashes up the Billboard Top 25 from 2010. It’s pretty great – despite having to include that horrible song by Train…

My Brush With Fame…

When I post to my blog, it’s pretty much for my own benefit. I like writing and it gives me a chance to vent about all of my various trials and tribulations (which are, as my tens of loyal readers are well-aware, legion…)  Of course, I also post all of the amusant things posted by other blog writers more skilled than I…  Oh, and cat videos!

At any rate, my family and friends seem to enjoy reading my blog, so I keep an eye on my page view stats and any comments left…  I get maybe 20 views a day – a great day is in the 40s…  And maybe a couple of comments a week…  So on Friday, I posted Lady Gaga’s new video for “Telephone.” I actually almost didn’t bother, since it seemed like every site on the interwebs had already posted it.  But I double-checked the Gay Agenda and discovered that I was in fact required to post it – apparently, Gaga has been a real boon for our ongoing recruitment drive…  So I posted it.  And not too long afterward, I noticed there were 7 comments on this post – an unusually high number in and of itself…  Even stranger, the comments were all from people I didn’t know…

Then I checked my page views – and they were over 400…  I think I actually exclaimed “WTF?” aloud (and yes, I really speak in texting acronyms – LOL!).  So then I checked to see where the traffic is coming from – and I discovered my post was one of ten featured each day on the WordPress.com homepage. OMGWTFSTFU!

Behold my glory...

Yes, I realize it’s just some sort of random chance that got me up there, but wow – I was positively giddy!  I don’t know why, but there is something powerfully gratifying about having a bunch of strangers read what I’ve written.  Guess I’m just an aspiring fameball like everyone else who blogs…  Of course, part of me was disappointed that the post itself was really just a “hey, cool video!” instead of something that showed off a bit more of my modest skills as a writer – but beggars can’t be choosers…  and a rather lively (and civil) discussion of “Gaga: Pro or Con?” is taking place in the Comments section…

Of course, I’m sure to be disappointed next week when my page view counts returns to the teens…  But now I have a bit more incentive to write – kinda like playing the slots in Vegas…  Once you’ve hit a jackpot, you gotta keep playing ’til you hit it again…

I think this is what's known in statistics as an "outlier"...

“Stop callin’, stop callin’…”

I realize this is already all over the intertubes, but it’s my duty as a homo to post the epic (i.e. nearly 10 minute long) video for “Telephone” by Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé…  And, yes, I like it – really what’s not to like?  Also, depending on your place of employ, could be deemed NSFW-ish…  Enjoy – if you haven’t already!  Oh, and as Michael K. said on Dlisted, “Beyoncé’s acting will melt the glue in your weave.”

Johnny Weir performs to “Poker Face”

Presented without comment…   Well, other than that this performance takes place in Japan, thus increasing the awesomeness exponentially…