September 2, 2008

Oh, the things people search for.

Referring search words ranked by visits -- as captured a moment ago:


Yes, I clicked on "vaginas." My blog is hit #3 in an AOL search for that term. I also found this there, from AdFreak:


Apparently, the ad seemed like a good idea because "The Vagina Monologues" was in town.

This post is purely for amusement purposes and not a sleazy effort to attract more traffic from the search term "vaginas."

UPDATE: Time Magazine reports on the Googling for "hot" pics of Sarah Palin.

73 comments:

peter hoh said...

replying to the ad: and the difference? You don't have to avoid seedy bagels.

rhhardin said...

Anatomical terminology takes another body blow, though you could argue that a bagel ad is a step in the right direction, abstractly considered.

Stupe said...

What sort of compensation is there for having a popular blog?

Chet said...

500 comments on one post. Yet it was the same 5 people, who made a total of 100 comments each. Actually it was only one person---a fast typist, who managed to make all 500 comments.

A mandatory Paypal donation of $20 for every comment made, would have yielded you $ 10,000.00 on that post alone.

What is the cost of maintaining this blog?

Ann Althouse said...

The cost of maintaining the blog is $0, unless you count buying cameras and lenses... and food and housing for the author.

Ann Althouse said...

Wait, I do spend $30 a month for expanded Site Meter statistics. And I have a few subscriptions to things that I read.

vbspurs said...

This post is purely for amusement purposes and not a sleazy effort to attract more traffic from the search term "vaginas."

Oh, of course not...

Mrs. Evelyn Glodney said...

Here's something you should do a post on:

http://www.nypost.com/seven/09022008/news/nationalnews/i_love_lucy__desi___because_they_were_my_127102.htm?page=1

That will attract lots of commenters, and many will make donations if you do a post on that.

John Hawks said...

This post is purely for amusement purposes and not a sleazy effort to attract more traffic from the search term "vaginas."

That obviously explains the purpose of including the words "amusement", "sleazy", "attract", and "Freak".

Beth said...

I'll ride the vagina bandwagon with you, Ann.

We're safe and well in North Texas, waiting for the gubmint to tell us we can go home. No power or internet connectivity yet in our neighborhood, and we both need those two things for work, so we probably won't head home until Friday morning. It's a 9-10 hour drive in normal conditions, so we hope to be a day behind the other 1.9 million people on the road.

Evacuating is stressful and expensive. We'll be considering buying a generator and one single-room window AC unit for future storms. We'd still have hightailed it for this one, given that it was a 5 in the Gulf and had it been only 50 miles more to the East, this would have turned out badly. But smaller storms, I'd prefer to sit tight.

My brother and his wife live on the West Bank, where the worst flooding was predicted. It looks like they came out okay. They weathered the storm with another brother and sister-in-law in Lafayette. Lots of wind and water damage there, but they're safe.

We had a day of anxiety-filled phone calls to Thibodaux, just miles from the predicted and actual landfall. My father-in-law and his partner did decide to evacuate and we were relieved, but his sister and brother, also elderly, were planning to stay. Finally, Sunday afternoon, they capitulated and headed north. Storm surges of 20 feet were possible in their area, so you can imagine our fear.

Things have gone well for us so far except for one incident: a large, aggressive dog attacked Pee Wee, my dachshund, during an exercise outing, and ripped a big hole in his neck. Because his neck was protected by a thick leash and a collar, his artery was not nicked so he's okay. When we took him to the emergency vet for treatment, there were five other dog attack injuries there, and two of them were put down before we left. There are lots of people and animals in close quarters during this kind of event, so it's not suprising turf battles will occur, and aggressive dogs will be even more so. But damn, I wanted to kill that dog. It belongs to our friend, and let's just say things are a little tense between us right now. Oh well. I am grateful to be focused on such a minor thing, and planning to return home in the near future.

Thanks for all the concerns and kinds works, Althouse readers.

Zachary Paul Sire said...

Oh look...I made a very special Sarah Palin "tribute" video!

Enjoy!

Beth said...

Kind words - I've been using iPhone text for the past few days and my typing skills have fled.

chickenlittle said...

Utter waste of time ZPS.

vbspurs said...

I think ZPS thinks that video makes her look bad.

Most people will look at that bridge, and the old dude who they don't know is Senator Stevens, and just sway to the perfect tune, Sarah, enjoying her mega-sexy outdoorsy vibe.

Nicely done, ZPS!

vbspurs said...

Oh hey BETH!! Nice to see that you're safe and sound!

But I read with great anxiety about Pee Wee...thank God he is okay. :)

Cheers,
Victoria

Zachary Paul Sire said...

It is a tribute video Victoria! A tribute to what? Well that depends on your views of Sarah.

Ann Althouse said...

Hi, Beth. I'm glad to hear you're okay.

Roger J. said...

Echoing other commenters re Beth's safety (if not comfort).

MadisonMan said...

Beth, thanks for the update!

Trevor Jackson said...

Glad you're OK, Beth. Sorry about your dog and speedy recovery!

Zachary Paul Sire said...

Real people discuss Sarah Palin

...should give Victoria and Simon et al some perspective.

1970_baby said...

Remember when Pee-wee found out "there's no basement at the Alamo!"???

Peter V. Bella said...

Zachary Paul Sire said...
Oh look... what an asshole I really am.

blake said...

And, peter, I like cream cheese on a bagel.

vbspurs said...

ZPS, have you ever read my blog?

Then you know I constantly post about "real perspective".

In a recent blogpost called "Sarah Palin does that to People, I recounted this story:

A month ago, I encountered a lady at my local South Florida coffeeshop, whose family were looking for construction jobs in our area. Originally from Gainesville, she had one of those excessively lilting Southern accents which either enchant you or distract you (the former, for me).

I have this trick with people. I like to flesh out their opinions by gently directing the conversation. It wasn't long before we got to the topic of politics.

"I was raised to believe white people and black people shouldn't date", she proclaims.

"Oh? Like Barack Obama's parents?"

"Barack Obama? No, I mean my daughter."

(Laugh) "I see. But you are not comfortable with him?"

"Oh no, ma'am, as long as he fixes the economy, I don't care. We're suffering real bad up there."

Before I have a chance to prod, she drops this bombshell (well, another one).

"I just don't want a woman to be President. I don't want a woman making decisions with the menopause."


See, I have to do this because I come from one of the most elitist backgrounds you can imagine. I likened myself once to my boyfriend as being Kerry. Swiss boarding school, elite University, distinguished lineage.

I could NEVER run for President, even if I had been born here.

People like me are dead meat in Presidential politics.

But all my life, I have searched out people from backgrounds and listened to what they say. And I trust the man on the street infinitessimally more than I do the man in the country club.

So thanks, ZPS, but if you don't mind, I'll take this and STILL continue to talk to average people, who totally unbeknownst to them, are my heroes.

Cheers,
Victoria

Peter V. Bella said...

Beth,
Glad all is somewhat well and good. Best wishes.

Tom Snee said...

Well, at least it knocked Alica Sacramone's tits off your search list.

blake said...

Beth--I think you're way more composed about your dog being bitten than I would be.

Glad everyone's okay.

Chip Ahoy said...

Oh, I get it. The bagels in the ad, they both have yeast.

vbspurs said...

P.S.: I predict Ann is going to post about female leaders, and their reproductive cycles, or lack thereof...soon.

You know, just because it occured to her of a sudden.

AlphaLiberal said...

Now comes news that Sarah Palin's husband was a long-time registered member of the Alaska secessionist party.

OK, this is undebatable evidence of unpatriotic and unAmerican behavior. If you call for breaking up the union, you're no patriot.

She also tried to get a librarian fired for not going along with her plans to ban books. (Cu-razyyyy!)

I say she's off the ticket by the time the official nominations are done this week. The Repubs need to stop the bleeding.

Mrs. Evelyn Glodney said...

Well, I wish she'd trot out some pictures of the Christoper, and reveal more about her LA trip.

I may have to do my own 'The Christopher' blog post, where I can exhibit all his pictures at once.....to get my Christopher fix, especially now that the 'photos & drawings' link has been disabled, and not so easily accessible.

Host with the Most said...

Great ad, but no thanks on the bagels for me:

I don't like fishy tasting foods.

I don't like hair in my food either.

But the worst is that just-been-waxxed texture that some bagels have.

Cedarford said...

Keep those vaginas coming, Althouse!

What with Palin and vaginas causing overflowing new traffic, you can run the wierd Pam Anderson ad at triple your last price - if PETA tracks the Palin-vagina readership demographic.

peter hoh said...

Beth, thanks for the update. Glad that your dog is on the mend.

Host with the Most said...

Beth,

Also glad here that you're alright.

My daughter had a cat, barely a year old, that was eaten by my brother's terrier while he and his family were visiting and we all went to Disneyland. Scottie had slipped out of his leash and rammed through the screen door to get to the cat.

Needless to say, the reunion ended quickly. That was 12 years ago, but it can still make my daughter cry to think about it.

Good thing they held on to the dog that day before they left my home. Kept me from seeing how far a terrier could fly after being popped up and hit by a baseball bat.

AlphaLiberal said...

I think flogging the Palin kid story for traffic all the while criticizing other people for raising rumors is not to your credit, Ann Althouse. Rumors thrive because of repetition, such as yours.

Given your glass abode, you should exercise restraint in hurling stones.

That's a very retrained version of my view of these matters!

Palin's "Alaska First!" Makes a mockery of McCain's "Country first"

Host with the Most said...

AlphaLib orders his bagels with a pap schmear.

Host with the Most said...

Do these bagels get more moist the more you handle them?

Host with the Most said...

Another bagel lover wrote:

When I eat a bagel, I like to take my time and enjoy it. Sometimes I will spread open the bagel and lick the excess cream cheese around the outside. If I'm feeling naughty, I might even use my tongue to spell the alphabet.

cubanbob said...

Beth if I may, I suggest that before you buy a generator you should consider a standby generator. I'm sure where you are even the electric company will sell and install one for you. Home Depot sells them as well with an installation package. Best if you have natural gas service, don't need to fear about running out of propane. Also just as important, indeed more so, is getting your roof reinforced to handle a higher windstorm. Have a structural engineer design the extra reinforcing. With the materials and labor cost me about $2400.00 in total. Not cheap but considering my roof now exceeds the highest windstorm code in the nation and should be able to withstand a 146mph windstorm well worth the money. An insurance settlement check is good. Having an intact home, priceless.

As long as your home is not in a flood zone and if the shutters are up to code and the roof reinforced the house should withstand just about anything short of a tornado. Having a natural gas generator means that you should be able to stay put at home and ride out the storms in comfort.

Katrina and Wilma both had they eye wall literally pass over my home and adding the other 2004 storms that affected my area I suffered no damage to the home and the generator ran a total of 30 days. 9 of them nonstop.
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Now if the left would only get their collective heads out of their rectums they just might realize that bashing the Palin woman's vagina's is the ticket to a republican victory. Indeed the more they continue the more likely Palin will campaign everywhere there is an endangered republican and endangered democrat. That won't guarantee a republican congress but it may make the democrat margin thin enough that conservative democrats out of fear will blow off Pelosi and Reid. McCain did what I believed he wasn't capable of doing. He changed the game. He is now the candidate of change. Obama and Biden are now the same old tired socialist democratic McSame. The only chance Obama has now is if the republicans blow it which is always a possibility. Fortunately the Move On.org left is too crazy to notice and will pave the way to McCain's inauguration. Just run a few spots showing radicals smashing windows, trashing cars and just being their usual communist selves with the caption stating "they aren't voting republican. who are you voting for?" Priceless.

A really interesting election to watch is the Mass ballot initiative to repeal the state income tax. The proponents are explicitly stating their aim is to not only lower the tax burden but to force a shrinkage in the size of state government. If that proposition passes, the effect could be seismic.

Dogwood said...

The Alaskan Independence Party must not be that radical since the party's gubernatorial candidate won the 1990 election.

It also reminds me of the attitudes of many Texans, including my wife's sister-in-law, a native San Antonian.

Basically, their position is if the federal government ever violates the original compact that made Alaska and Texas states, then the states have a right to withdraw from the union.

In short, they view statehood as a contract, if one side violates the terms of the contract, then the other side is no longer bound by the contract.

Also, many Alaskans are still pissed off at Jimmy Carter and Congress for setting aside significant chunks of Alaska as protected wildlife areas and national parks in 1980.

Best I can tell, no one affiliated with AIP has bombed the Pentagon, Capitol Hill, police stations, or other government buildings, so we probably don't need to fear AIP's members.

Maxine Weiss said...

500 commenters on a single post, yet Fox News hasn't called, and nary a single link on Drudge.

Meanwhile, Althouse's biggest rival certainly enjoys the red-carpet treatment at Fox:

http://www.breitbart.tv/?p=165823

Chip Ahoy said...

Note to graphic artists: Rivers are like ditches filled with running water sometimes containing fish. Mountains are those big humpy things made of dirt and rocks with trees on them and where rivers sometimes have their start. Just say'n.

Triangle Man said...

The Alaskan Independence Party must not be that radical since the party's gubernatorial candidate won the 1990 election.

Using the Alaska electorate as a gauge of normalcy is asking for trouble. People who live in Alaska are weird.

It's.....Mitzie ! said...

Althouse doesn't understand Alaska, and wants to learn ?

Well, Wasilla is white-trash central. I find it interesting that Levi (the baby-daddy) plays hockey as there was a scandal years ago involving the Wasilla hockey team sodomizing a freshman team member with a Hickory Farms sausage. For years thereafter, when Wasilla would play other schools, the fans would shower the ice with sausages and taunt the Wasilla team by calling them the boys from Hickory Farms.

And there's basically everything you need to know about Alaska !

It's.....Mitzie ! said...

Alaska is a place where everyone, and their Mongoloid, owns no less than 3 shotguns.

It makes Texas look like Berkely.

God's Country !

Maxine Weiss said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYOSQbywrGk

Host with the Most said...

Thank you Mitzie!

Wondering when a true representative of the Democrat Party would show up!

Have a bagel!

(Smell familiar?)

Host with the Most said...

Maxine,

OUTSATANDING clip from "the View".

Here's the link again:

Sherri Shephard slams Joy "Bagel" Behar

vbspurs said...

Joy Behar is the smegma on the scrufulous penis of the Devil.

Cheers,
Victoria

vbspurs said...

Wait, I do spend $30 a month for expanded Site Meter statistics. And I have a few subscriptions to things that I read.

And how many donations have you received from commenters?

Back in the day, I wanted to buy an ad for your site as I did with the Anchoress. Both of you are now out of my price range, albeit I am not serious about blogging enough to justify it.

But heck yeah, people should give you something.

J.R. said...

I think you could just make a post that was nothing but the heading "Palin" and you would get 200 comments. Like her or loathe her, your readers certainly are interested.

Dogwood said...

Using the Alaska electorate as a gauge of normalcy is asking for trouble. People who live in Alaska are weird.

Based upon some of the comments posted on this blog over the last 72 hours, I don't think weird is confined to Alaska.


Alaska is a place where everyone...owns no less than 3 shotguns.

What's wrong with that?

A 410 is a good squirrel and rabbit gun, a 20 gauge shotgun is good for home defense, and a 12 gauge shotgun with a rifled barrel is an excellent firearm for whitetail deer hunting, which is what I use during deer season here in Indiana.

As for the mongoloid snark, do you talk this way in person, or just as an anonymous blog troll? I'm always surprised and disgusted by the evilness that gets displayed by people hiding behind anonymity. I know I shouldn't be, but I am.

They say character is how you act when you won't get caught, so I guess we know all we need to know about your character and integrity.

Methadras said...

Zachary Paul Sire said...

Oh look...I made a very special Sarah Palin "tribute" video!

Enjoy!


Huh, if I didn't know any better then I would have said this was a really bad attempt at sarcasm. However, I don't know all that well, but I'm a little shocked that you would make a tribute video to a governing vagina? You aren't turning on us now are you Zachary? There is room for you in the hetero club you know. Come on in, the water is fine.

Methadras said...

Beth,

Hope all is well with your Doggie. It's tough when the attacker belongs to a friend of yours, but I hope the tension subsides nevertheless. As far as generators go, Ingersoll-Rand makes excellent diesel powered home generators. I think you can get them at home depot or lowes.

Take care and keep your powder dry.

Peter V. Bella said...

Dogwood said...
As for the mongoloid snark, do you talk this way in person, or just as an anonymous blog troll? I'm always surprised and disgusted by the evilness that gets displayed by people hiding behind anonymity. I know I shouldn't be, but I am.


They do not only talk that way. It is their core belief. It is even taught in our institutions of higher learning. It is called the new liberalism. The KOS School of Social Thinking.

As to me, I prefer the 12 gauge 18in barrel for home defense. It makes a bigger mess, I know, but it gets the job done; 00 or #1 buck.

Peter V. Bella said...

AlphaLiberal said...
Now comes news that Sarah Palin's husband was a long-time registered member of the Alaska secessionist party.


Wow, another breaking story from that muckraking partisan hack TPM. Gee, didn’t he start the Palin smear too? I wonder who paid him for that. And so what. As to the librarian and all the rest, who cares. We saw this weekend your idea of free speech. The disgusting Obama campaign smear of Sarah Palin. If anyone believes he did not approve of it, why did he wait so long before making a pathetic, weak sister comment about it? Biden waited even longer. You people are pathetic.

Peter V. Bella said...

Best I can tell, no one affiliated with AIP has bombed the Pentagon, Capitol Hill, police stations, or other government buildings, so we probably don't need to fear AIP's members.

Unlike Dohrn and Ayers, major Obama supporters, along with another former un repentant terrorist, Bobby Rush.

Peter V. Bella said...

AlphaLiberal said...
I think flogging the Palin kid story for traffic all the while criticizing other people for raising rumors...


Why not criticize the Obama camp for the rumors. They started them. Ann just provided a forum, And we learned how much hatred there is in the world of modern fighting liberals.

Peter V. Bella said...

vbspurs said...
Joy Behar is the smegma on the scrufulous penis of the Devil.



Hey, are you and Titus ( the real one) one and the same? Hmmmmmmmm?

Dogwood said...

As to me, I prefer the 12 gauge 18in barrel for home defense. It makes a bigger mess, I know, but it gets the job done; 00 or #1 buck.

Yeah, I have some friends who prefer 12 gauge for home defense too, but I'm concerned about over-penetration, so I went with the 20. Plus, the mess won't be quite so big!

But, to each his own!

Dogwood said...

They do not only talk that way. It is their core belief. It is even taught in our institutions of higher learning. It is called the new liberalism. The KOS School of Social Thinking.

Just one more reason to send my daughters to Hillsdale College, anyone interested in contributing to the cause? C'mon, do it for the children!

Cedarford said...

Dogwood - A 410 is a good squirrel and rabbit gun, a 20 gauge shotgun is good for home defense, and a 12 gauge shotgun with a rifled barrel is an excellent firearm for whitetail deer hunting, which is what I use during deer season here in Indiana......

Yeah, I have some friends who prefer 12 gauge for home defense too, but I'm concerned about over-penetration, so I went with the 20.


Not a gun fanatic, but I believe that shot comes out at the same velocity from a 20 or 12 guage shotgun standard shell. The only difference is the weight and number of pellets for the shot size selected.

Even .410 loaded with birdshot will kill a buffed up thug at a range of 10 feet with a single shot, though.

For inside home defense, if you are concerned with penetration and spread, I'd stay away from 00 and go with #4 or higher bird loads.
Law enforcement "heroes" use 00 because they may have to use shotguns outdoors at longer ranges for a target, or use the pellets for fire suppression because they go farther than birdshot.

But for home defense, IMHO, a good handgun is better if you know how to shoot it well. Houses are all corners and enfilades...and you can shoot a lot easier with a handgun w/o exposing much of you to the bad guy(s) fire. You also can get off shots faster, and you can elect to keep one hand free if you want.

MadisonMan said...

But heck yeah, people should give you something.

People gave her the opportunity to eat some delicious egg salad. What more could a she need?

Mrs. Magda Skrivel said...

Hey y'all:

Listen I's up here in Juno Alaska, and I gottcha a rousin' deal for y'all.

Listen to this: Gotta coupla Mongoloids for sale.

Also got a few ferrets, a trio of Albinos, a cute little Eunich, few Midgets and a pot-bellied pig.

All for sale. Name yer price.

Any takers?

Mrs. Magda Skrivel said...

Where's that Levi ?

If I find out he skipped town, I'll get the Sheriff after him, and they'll haul him right out to the Justice of the Peace.

We got the bride in full preggers locked up in the attic just a'waitin' for that Levi to sign on the dotted line.

Listen Levi: you do the deed, you pay the Piper !

Mrs. Magda Skrivel said...

Actually, jilted brides, in Alaska can file criminal charges. So if Levi even thinks about running.....they'll hunt him down, literally.

Poor guy.

Not really, though. It's just till she has the baby.

Once the baby is born, certificate signed, and all tidied up.....they can annul the marriage and Levi can go back to sowing his wild oats.

Hey, it's either that or her having to go to a Home for Unwed Mothers, run by the Nuns, and believe you me, those Nuns will yank the baby with forceps and sell that child down the river !

Maxine Weiss said...

You know, I grew up a couple of blocks away from the Home for Unwed Mothers, run by Catholic Charities.

My aunt used to bake cookies and sew clothes for the unfortunate girls, and the garments never fit.

You'd always see some of the unwed mothers trundling down the street, so big they'd have to button their pants with a safety pin.

LOL !!!!

vbspurs said...

Is someone going to post again on this thread, or are you going to allow the various Faces of Maxine to ruin it?

vbspurs said...

Peter, I realise there are only 7 commenters, but if I have to be someone can I be Simon?

Andrew said...

Maude Lebowski: Does the female form make you uncomfortable, Mr. Lebowski?
The Dude: Uh, is that what this is a picture of?
Maude Lebowski: In a sense, yes. My art has been commended as being strongly vaginal which bothers some men. The word itself makes some men uncomfortable. Vagina.
The Dude: Oh yeah?
Maude Lebowski: Yes, they don't like hearing it and find it difficult to say whereas without batting an eye a man will refer to his dick or his rod or his Johnson.
The Dude: Johnson?

Meade said...

We're all gynecologists now.