Archive for January 2nd, 2011

January 2, 2011

The Night Before CLIFFmas

by Vince

Twas the night before Cliffmas and all through the Park,

Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels embark. On a new training session to start off the day and attempt to erase the memory of the black, orange & gray. The rest of the Phillies asleep in their beds, with visions of Championships playing in their heads. The Phanatic on his 4wheeler and Charlie in his cap looks down his line up and batting 5th there’s a gap. When all of a sudden, arouse such a chatter, ESPN was on the scene to see what’s the matter! Away from the Rangers he flew like a flash! Flipped off the Yankees and told them to keep their cash! When what to our wondering eyes should appear…!? A familiar face of a man who was just here! With a nasty curve ball and a fastball that’s quick, an addition to a rotation that’s already sick!The most powerful rotation that’s ever been seen! The Big 3 is now 4, cause Cliffs back on the team.

Now Halladay, Hamels, Oswalt and Lee! Victorino, Howard, Rollins and Utley!
From the NLCS to the World Series we’ll go! 100 win season? Ask Rollins he’ll know! Cliff came to our team cause he said it felt right. Merry Cliffmas to all and to all a good night, by James Geissler, History Teacher at Cherokee High School (December 2010)

*Thanks Mom for the chain e-mail

January 2, 2011

2010 – Year in Review: The VMG Blog

by Vince

WordPress sent me a nice little email telling me things about my blog from 2010. Some of the stuff I already knew but it was nice to see everything wrapped up. I started my blog in the mid summer and was able to pull off the stats as seen below. I added my comments in the red font.

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 7,700 times in 2010. That’s about 19 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 1224 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 146 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 40mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was December 4th with 159 views. The most popular post that day was The Bush tax cuts’ effect on the deficit in one graph.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and Do I really want to know how hits came to my blog from the last website?

Some visitors came searching, mostly for awkward moments with putin, ground zero strip club, hip hop taxonomy, taxonomy of hip hop names, and taxonomy of hip hop.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


The Bush tax cuts’ effect on the deficit in one graph November 2010
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The Taxonomy of Hip-Hop Names September 2010


The Beer Half-Marathon August 2010


Uncomfortable Moments With Putin December 2010


The Ground Zero Mosque…and Strip Club? July 2010

The Ground Zero Mosque…and Strip Club?
July 2010

January 2, 2011

2010 – Year in Review: Music and Albums

by Vince

XPN‘s listeners voted for the best albums and songs of 2010. The song countdown was amazing to listen to. MJ and I caught the top 25 or so songs yesterday on our way home. Here is a video to one of the great songs, in my opinion, from the past year:

January 2, 2011

On and On

by Vince

Welp, now that the holidays are just about wrapped up, I will make my way back to this here blog. The last half week was spent at my parents place. They do not have wireless so that kept MJ and I away from the computer (and subsequently going and doing quite a bit). The days prior to that were spent in the valley and had quite a bit more downtime.

Now we are home and are surrounded by small mountains of boxes and bags to be unpacked. Thank goodness for lazy Sundays.

I have a 2010 year in review post coming up shortly. In the meantime, check out this neat Youtube video my high school put together. Well done, Spartans!