blogger hearts me
For some reason, my traffic went through the roof today. So, like any good little monkey, I tried to figure out who linked me. Dug through sitemeter, TTLB, and even bravenet, looking for who gave me this sudden flood of visitors. It had been so long since I logged into bravenet, they didn't even recognize me, I had to do an email verification to prove that, indeed, nobody else cares what my site stats look like.

Turns out, as far as I can tell, for the past twenty four hours everybody that clicked that random surf button at the top of a blogspot page landed on this POS. I don't know why. All of a sudden, I'm getting about twenty times what I usually get from those links. Of course, none of those people care what is on this blog, they read the first few lines and surf to the next blog. I've done it myself. So, as we used to say on weekend drill, I have a flood of paper people: They're on my roster, but aren't really participating. Which, hey, there's worse things in life; it works for the Army, then it works for me.


howdy, thanks for stopping by. what you're looking at is the intermittent ramblings of an iraqi vet, college student, goth-poseur, comic book reading, cheesy horror loving, punk listening, right-leaning, tech-obsessed, poorly typing, proudly self-proclaimed geek. occasionally, probably due to these odd combinations, i like to think i have some interesting things to say; this is where they wind up.

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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