Archive for ‘Review’

September 7, 2011

Mitt Romney’s 150-page Economic Plan

by Vince Giordano

Reason delves into it with some humor and expected results.

August 22, 2011

2,000th Post

by Vince Giordano

Looking in the rear view yields some interesting images. On May 26th, 2010, I posted for the first time on here under the blog name VMG. Nearly six months later, I posted my 1,000th post. Now nine months after that milestone, this stands as my 2,000th post. Over the past year of this blog being in operation, it has gone through several themes, shared posts by four authors, and not even I know what is in store for it over the next 1,000 posts.

This summer has been a slow one for blogging and at times even non-existent. I hope with my new job at a public library doing IT/Information Service, it will lend me more time to read online and hopefully blog about it.

May 25, 2011

70 Pictures of Bob Dylan For His 70th Birthday

by Vince Giordano

Rolling Stone has ’em all:

Pictured: Bob Dylan performs at the Singers Club Christmas Party in London, December 22, 1962.

May 18, 2011

35 Years In Reverse

by Vince Giordano

Sam Klemke has been recording year-end video diaries for the past 35 years. This year he decided to stitch together, in reverse chronological order, clips from all 35 reflections.

Watch Sam go “from a paunchy middle aged white bearded self deprecating schluby old fart, to a svelt, full haired, clean shaven, self-important, inspired but clueless 20 year old.” It’s quite a sight to see.

January 3, 2011

Political Cartoon of the Day III

by Vince Giordano

H/T: Tony Auth

January 2, 2011

2010 – Year in Review: The VMG Blog

by Vince Giordano

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 Giordano

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: