August 9, 2007

Egg salad... 10 million....

Things happening on the blog today:

1. I'm preparing the egg salad sandwich vlog.

2. The Site Meter is getting precariously close to 10 million visitors. What am I going to do to mark the occasion? Surely, it can't be to eat an egg salad sandwich. Momentous though that is.

43 comments:

EnigmatiCore said...

For a monumentous occasion like 10 million, I would have thought the right question would have been who, not what.

SteveR said...
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SteveR said...

Eating an Egg Salad sandwich and vlogging on the occasion of your ten millionith hit, seems an appropriate acknowledgement of your relationship with your readers, and Ruth Anne in particular.

peter hoh said...

I second Stever's suggestion.

AJD said...

It's perfect, Annie!!

You will be making a fool of yourself for money.

Kinda sums up all the reasons I come here. And so many of the 10 million.

And remember: I'm still willing to put in much bigger money for things you are even less willing to do!

Maxine Weiss said...

Site meter does have a margin of error, ya know.

But, assming it's 100% accurate....the question is: does that amount of people visiting.....justify the amount of income Althouse collects from doing this?

The largest Blogs on the Net are nowhere close to turning a profit.

But, Congratulations, anyway.

Love, Maxine

Ron said...

If it's me, I'd like to on the blogroll...my interests are nothing if not vested ones...

I think everyone is waiting to see you make faces on EggsSaladVlog ... (might I suggest "I'm putting all my eggs in one basket" as the background music?)

But what if you like it?

P. Rich said...

XO cognac and a fine cigar are never out of style.

Ann Althouse said...

My video recording of eating the sandwich is frozen. QuickTime won't let me hit the pause button. I may have ruined the recording!

Fen said...

What am I going to do to mark the occasion?

Switch to a format that has:

1) Ignore Feature - users can forever ignore [hide/unhide]abusive commenters with one click.

2) Strikeout tags

3) IMG tags

SMGalbraith said...

My video recording of eating the sandwich is frozen. QuickTime won't let me hit the pause button.

You'll have to eat another sandwich. And film it all over again.

And again.

Remember the movie "Groundhog Day"?

SMG

Fen said...

I may have ruined the recording!

Thats unfortunate. I guess you'll have to eat that egg salad twice now :)

[no mercy, guys]

Maxine Weiss said...

Refund, refund.

If there's no Vlog, Althouse is forced to refund all the money!

Maxine Weiss said...

I bet Althouse is one of those Dainty Ladies that eat their sandwiches with a knife and fork.

Simon said...

I think SteveR's 2:38 is exactly right. It seems wholly appropriate that you've got something you've blogged about never having done before, have been goaded into trying by regular readers, and are going to do on a vlog (vlogging being a part of the Althouse tapestry). It's zany and bloggy all at once. Ideal!

Ruth Anne Adams said...
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Peter Palladas said...

With digital anything is possible to fake.

I'm sorry, but I'm the Doubting Thomas on this one.

Unless I take Ann out to lunch and watch her eat cold egg in person, no Vlog is gonna cut no mustard cress over here.

SMGalbraith said...

With digital anything is possible to fake.

Attica! Attica! Attica!

For those scoring at home (and if you are, you wanna' put some clothes on please?), that's my third movie reference in a row.

I need to get out more.

SMG

MadisonMan said...

I agree with Ruth Anne -- if Professor Althouse can accurately convey the delightful taste of a cold egg salad sandwich, well that's enough. Of course, I say that as a miserly person who didn't contribute any filthy lucre.

Original Mike said...

My video recording of eating the sandwich is frozen. QuickTime won't let me hit the pause button. I may have ruined the recording!

It didn't work for Nixon, and it ain't gonna work for you.

I demand a special prosecuter!

Ruth Anne Adams said...
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Maxine Weiss said...

Ruth Anne: That wasn't the agreement. People sent money under false pretenses. Breach of contract.

Frankly, I don't even believe that there is any kind of glitch. Why didn't she put a photo up, at least.

Suspicious. Then again, business as usual around here.

Everybody: You've been had!

Simon said...

BTW, I can't help but voice a certain gallows humor in the observation that 22,000 visitors - constituting a number "precariously close to 10 million visitors," and two days traffic for Ann - is three months-worth of traffic for us stragglers at SF. ;) We're doing something wrong, methinks. ;)

Ann Althouse said...

"You'll have to eat another sandwich. And film it all over again."

Is that fair?

dick said...

How else can you prove that you ate an egg salad sandwich?

Simon said...

Ann Althouse said...
"Is that fair?"

Depends how well you liked the sandwich the first time. ;)

Peter Palladas said...

Is that fair?

Paul Newman never would have said that.

XWL said...

"Is that fair?"

Life isn't.

As far as another sandwich goes, you could always get yourself over to 834 Seventh Ave. and order one there when you hit NYC.

Seems like a more authentic way to go (and it's on the menu)

XWL said...

And after a bit of googling, found this place in Madison that shows Egg Salad on their menu (looks a bit scary, though, and not your usual Althouse style restaurant).

Original Mike said...

Is that fair?

You're kidding, right? Is it fair to the paying customers if you don't?

And you, a lawprofessor!

Ruth Anne Adams said...
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SMGalbraith said...

Is that fair?

No crying in baseball and no fairness in the blogosphere.

(Or whatever the hell it's called now)

"What we got here, is failure to communicate."

Ya gotta eat that thing, Ann.

Just think, Luke ate 50 eggs. You just have to eat one.

SMG

Ruth Anne Adams said...
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Meade said...

It really wouldn't be fair.

Look, she said we'd have to pay her $200 for her to eat one.

We said, okay, here's $200.

She ate one.

Now, we didn't say she'd have to eat another one if we don't like the way she eats the first one. Did we?

How would that be fair?

(And Maxine, I'm not a lawyer, so I can't advise you, but there may in fact be lawyers who read this blog who would know whether or not some of your statement's, alluding to Althouse being a cheat and a swindler, might, in fact, qualify as libelous.

I'd watch it if I were you.
Lawyers.
Libel.

Love)

Fritz said...

Ann's Andy Rooney Vlog.

rishigajria said...

maybe scrambled eggs made with white cheddar on pumpernickel bread.

rishigajria said...

When are you coming to bloggingheads again? Havent seen you there in a while.

Ann Althouse said...

Bloggingheads: Recorded. Should be up anytime. Great new guest. Just wait!!

Palladian said...

"Bloggingheads: Recorded. Should be up anytime. Great new guest. Just wait!!"

Oh my God, not Camille Paglia covered with egg salad...

Ann Althouse said...

Can you believe I've never been to Ella's Deli....

....

... Hey, wait a minute! I've got an idea....

Simon said...

Palladian said...
"Oh my God, not Camille Paglia covered with egg salad..."

Well, it's not quite the kinkiest fantasty I've ever hear, but it's up there.

;)

Adrian said...

i have no chicken in this fight, but i would definitely pay for an extended diavlog between you and camille paglia! please, please do it!

oh, and here's a joke i was just reminded of:
a chicken and an egg are sitting together in bed. the chicken lights a cigarette and says, "well, i guess that answers that question."

thank you, thank you, i'm here all week!

titus3 said...

I want to see a vlog with you topless and your nipples painted bright red. No talking on this vlog just you jumping up and down then stopping and the camera on the corona of your nipple.

Performance art and vlogging to a new level. You will be hailed througout the vlog community as brave, interesting, compelling and sexy.

I call the piece "conservative lipstick nipples bouncing". It will be something that will go down in history as an amazing feat.