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ttlb ecosystem

Heh. Check out the #1 blog in the TTLB ecosystem: Grandfather Clocks Blog. “Whoa!” thinks Weasel, “with 58,541 hits to Michelle Malkin’s paltry 6,139, that site has to be a real hotbed of hot beds.”

It is, in fact, a boring site selling grandfather clocks. How they gamed the incoming links, I do not know.

I have a hate/hate relationship with TTLB. The rating system broke days after I started up this site, so I was a Jaunty Plague Bacillus or an Irregularly-Shaped Mole on your Ass or whatever it was for two months. And now it arbitrarily adds and removes links from me in a random way, irrespective of, you know, people linking to me and stuff.

I know, I know: all the cool kids pretend they don’t care about traffic. But it’s like that goddamned bear is messing with me or something.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 3, 2007, 6:47 pm

To the person who just Googled “what kind of ecosystem does a weasel live in” the answer is EVERY kind. But, like, the Sahara. We aren’t even a little bit endangered.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: December 3, 2007, 7:29 pm

That’s OK Stoaty. You’re still #1 on the Google result for….um….y’know…that special three-word phrase.

Sure wish I knew what it meant.

Comment from jwpaine
Time: December 3, 2007, 8:35 pm

Well, you got your Lady, and we hetero males do like our ladies. And then you got your Peanut, and it’s been proven pretty conclusively that peanuts are rivaled only by pigs for the claim of nature’s most useful foodstuff.

And don’t even get me started on the Fuck.

Comment from jwpaine
Time: December 3, 2007, 8:47 pm

…and BTW: unless LGF, Instapundit, or Michelle Malkin links to PB, it hangs at “Flippery Fish” level, although I seem to recall PB having spiked up to “Marauding Marsupial” a year or so ago.

How fickle is the InnerTube!

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: December 3, 2007, 9:09 pm

I’m still not gettin’ it, jw. But don’t sweat it. My cerebral porosity is low – it’ll soak in eventually.

I always figured it was an obscure oriental meal – or ritual. Matter of fact, next time I went to Dallas I was gonna order it at Hunan’s just to see what happens.

I used every tool at my disposal on Firefox to investigate the phrase. Yahoo has nothing. Ebay sells none of them. Amazon lists no books about it. AnswersdotCom ignored the profanity.

The only thing I learned is that there is NO other reference to it on the net (AT ALL) except in conjunction with this site, and that there is NO CLAIM on it in Creative Commons. So Weasel owns it.

Comment from jwpaine
Time: December 3, 2007, 9:17 pm

That’s one asset I’d suggest* the Weez omit from her Schedule N.

* This is a suggestion only, and should not be construed as legal or financial advice. jwpaine is not an attorney, nor does he play one on television. Your mileage may vary. Member FDIC. Apply to infested area. Objects are closer than they appear. Some assembly required.

Comment from jwpaine
Time: December 3, 2007, 9:19 pm

Help! my incredibly witty comment has fallen into the Akismet Filter of Doom! And with nary a link in it!

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: December 3, 2007, 9:25 pm

Weaz is probably deep into boiler-stuff about now. Rats.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: December 3, 2007, 9:34 pm

I wonder if PLF (as I shall call it) is what happened to Helen Thomas?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 3, 2007, 9:52 pm

Eh. My boiler is fine now. It was like, “lady, how long since you had this thing cleaned?”

Weasel is currently toasty. Steam heat or Jack Daniel’s? Like I care!

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: December 3, 2007, 9:59 pm

That was good, jw! Worth the wait!

Congrats, Weaz. Your boiler is fixed, and you own a phrase.

Comment from jwpaine
Time: December 3, 2007, 10:28 pm

PLF-The Secret Crippler

PLF strikes every three minutes–roughly every time Helen Thomas or Rosie O’Donnell open their mouths. There is no cure, but your tax-deductible donations can help. How, we don’t know, but send us enough money and we’ll get on it right away.

The End PLF This Fiscal Year Foundation

Comment from Gnus
Time: December 4, 2007, 10:26 am

If PLF only affects RO or Helen, there’s not a lot of incentive to contribute, jwp. Besides, it’s Sweasel’s phrase, so there’s that.

Comment from Gnus
Time: December 4, 2007, 11:47 am

If you have a nerd.

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: December 4, 2007, 4:24 pm

Oh yeah it’s pretty unrepresentative of your links and traffic but its hard not to like the bear and I like being a Marsupial. It was more fun being an insignificant microbe though.

Comment from nbpundit
Time: December 4, 2007, 5:02 pm

BTW the TTLB is kind of boken, as it’s been neglected and
abandoned by it’s creator/owner…He’s got a new job…

Comment from Anonymous
Time: December 4, 2007, 5:10 pm

There’s an idea.

Since TTLB is bwoken, Weaz (or someone else who knows this RSS template polymer happycrap stuff) could “offer” to help maintian the TLB site. Then fix the thing up so Weas always comes out #1.

The real beauty of this is it becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy: Stoaty’ stats get a huge boost while folks are checking the place out. More traffic = better stats.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: December 4, 2007, 5:11 pm

That anonymous were moi.

Comment from porknbean
Time: December 4, 2007, 6:00 pm

Here’s a story for you.
Hospital staff ‘encouraged’ to move muslim patient beds to face mecca 5 times a day.


Didn’t they recently remove Bibles from hospitals over there so as not to offend muslim sensibilities?

Weasel, once there, if you need hospitalization, claim to be a Catholic and demand to be annointed with Holy water nightly.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 4, 2007, 8:16 pm

PnB, the Brits don’t think highly of Catholics. Remember?

Comment from porknbean
Time: December 4, 2007, 11:23 pm

Shit. That does put a stick in those spokes. But I can’t believe that they would dig islam over Catholicism. Perhaps if you added that you knew a little somethin’ somethin’ about stakes and fires……..

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 5, 2007, 8:48 am

My usual MO is to say I’m Jewish. That stops Jehovah’s Witnesses cold, like Judaism is a cross between a religion and an incurable disease. But I’m guessing that’s not going to be a wise policy where I’m going.

Comment from Dawn
Time: December 5, 2007, 12:55 pm

Gnus – I have a nerd! Thanks – that was soooper funny because it was all true.
At some point, you, the nerd’s companion, were the project. You were showered with the fire hose of attention because you were the bright and shiny new development in your nerd’s life. There is also a chance that you’re lucky and you are currently your nerd’s project. Congrats. Don’t get too comfortable because he’ll move on, and, when that happens, you’ll be wondering what happened to all the attention. This handbook might help.

Comment from The Mayor
Time: December 7, 2007, 10:28 pm

When I read that my site, that I have been studiously posting on for three years, is nothing more than a slithering reptile, I was like, “You son of a bitch, I’ll show YOU who the slithering reptile is”.

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