Among the many interesting-but-useless tools that our kind host service Blogger offers is a measurement of post hits. Behold, below, the five most popular posts in our history.
1. September 2012, Knee-jerk review: CBS' Surivor: Philippines - We were thrilled to see 1100 hits for this topic and started looking for Mark Burnett's number. And then we saw the poorly composed string of comments that suggest a nefarious spambot infiltration of some kind. So... never mind.
2. May 2013, Knee-jerk review: Star Trek Into Darkness. The 96 hits for this one seem more in line with the small, loyal Cheese Fry following. We're vocal, some might say pathological, Star Trek fans and could imagine how our opinions on the matter might appeal to some and encourage aggressive link-forwarding. Thank you.
3. May 2013, 176,248 miles. The somber eulogy to our dearly departed Subaru hatchback attracted 69 hits. We think it's a universal story of frustration ("I'm still driving this thing?!") and admiration ("this thing is still running?!"), something that appeals to all of us who drove a first car right into the ground.
4. February 2011, Live blogging the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. This drew 66 hits, a number likely inflated by the Cheese Fry's attempt to goose audience size by creating an Oscar pool contest and announcing it over Facebook. People may have checked it out, but only six brave souls entered the contest. It was our first and last contest to date.
5. July 2011, Green Grinch should be a Crayola color. This post pulled in just 39 hits, a pathetic number that somehow still earns this post a top five spot. What's sadder, that fact or the realization that this post contains little actual content? We just posted a cool graphic we found somewhere else. Tomorrow, we'll be posting a picture of whatever we first find on Google.
And here's a fun little chart graphing our sawtooth traffic ebbs and flows since 2007.