Well, its been quite some time now since the 200 post milestone. An additional finger injury, a monthlong out-of-country vacation, and a busy summer with hot Edmonton weater has contributed to a serious slowdown of blogging since April 18th. Let's check the stats to see how bad this really is:
Total in the month of April I made 55 posts in 30 days, for an average of one post every 0.5454 days (ie. every 13 hours, 5 minutes, 27.27 seconds). A bit of a slowdown, but ah well. (Even a slight slowdown from the 12 hours 44 minutes from the first part of April).
In May, the slowdow was really pronounced: 38 posts in 31 days, a post every 0.8158 days (ie. every 19 hours, 34 minutes, 44.21 seconds). To be fair, I was gone for most of it: when you call the month "over" at the May 24th posting there is 38 posts in 23.0979 days, for an average of a post every 0.6078 days (ie. every 14 hours, 35 minutes, 17.37 seconds).
June as a whole was a mere 18 posts in 30 days, for a paltry post every 1.6667 days (ie. every 40 hours, 0 minutes, 0 seconds). Again, if I count the month "starting" at the first post of June, that's still only 18 posts in 15 days plus change. A post every 0.87 days (ie. every 20 hours, 52 minutes, 46.67 seconds).
July there's no chance for excuses: 21 posts (not including this one) over 24 and a half days for a post every 1.1645 days (ie. every 27 hours, 56 minutes, 48.57 seconds). Well, there are excuses, I think I covered a few of them in this post. Also, I was stuck at 299 for a few days not wanting to post any baseball/hockey/life/politics thoughts until I got this milestone post out of the way. A small surge should be forthcoming.
So in August posting should increase slightly, though this blog's posting rate probably peaked in March 2006. Historians will one day remark upon this month as blogging's golden age.
As always, I'll use keywords here to highlight some of my great works over the past 100 posts:
- Oilers 2006 Playoff Run:
- 1 win, 2 wins, 4 wins, 5 wins, 7 wins, 8 wins, 9 wins, 10 wins, 11 wins, Stanley Cup Game 7
- I insult the Calgary Flames.
- I do an early-playoff goalie review where I correctly predict the potential of Sherwood Park's own Cam Ward. I also correctly predict the fall of Anaheim's Bryzgalov. It did look rough there for a while.
- Finally, I join in the mudslinging by discussing the rumoured reasons Chris Pronger left our city, regardless what "Christie Chorley's good friend Akira Lee" says about it.
- I link to an 8-bit tribute to one of the great World Series games of all time: 1986 Game 6.
- I spend a bit of time encouraging throwing bats at differnt umpires than the ones who had been hit this year.
- I know a lot of baseball fans complain about interleague play. I add my own opinion on the topic, though not in particularly large detail.
- I compare Telus Field dimensions with other ballparks from the Majors (and a few other minor-league parks) to see how our downtown jewel compares. The results may surprise you.
- I also summarize the efforts of my baseball pool teams and their disappointing progress. I also rundown two of my teams current rosters here and here.
- I also have to deal with opposition to a trade in one of my fantasy leagues because both sides don't have precisely equal value involved. I hate guys who complain like that, I really do.
- Comedy and other neat non-political stuff:
- I check thesound.ca, a website devoted to Canadian bands (mostly in the west) getting a chance to impress record labels. So far only one of the artists listed has found the entry, and it wasn't either of the 3 I trashed in the hope of their discovering. Ah well.
- Fulfilling a serious void on the internet, I go to Whyte Ave and secrely take photos of the hot-ass girls who frequent it in the summer (less so later this summer, as we've had enough hot days girls actually get tired of walking around in tight clothes).
- Women love to tease men with their bodies. Every once and a while, they pay a horrible price for these crimes against humanity.
- I explain various quotes of Einstein you might see on pretenious people's blogs/t-shirts/posters/email tag lines and rundown the personality flaws of the individuals who use them. This sort of heresy either will forever tarnish or immortalize my reputation in the scientific community.
- What should you listen to while packing for a lengthy vacation? Here's my suggestion: do with it as you will.
- The free meeting-site PlentyofFish.com has a few samples of stupid women with mixed messages.
- If you wish to fly to the north, Edmonton is your place to do it. Unless, say, you're going to the largest city in the north. Then if you are from Edmonton you still travel a whole long distance out of your way to do so. I can't explain why, but I crunch the numbers and throw my hands up in disgust.
- Dr. Tran will thrill you in the greatest movie coming out this summer.
- I have a brilliant comedic and insightful thought about Leonard Cohen and his impact on the sexual potential of our civilization.
- I also have a personal angle to it, as I meet a new friend with a strange twist.
- Finally, the greatest "Neurotically Yours" episodes are archived in easy YouTube viewable format for posterity.
- I do a more in-depth ranking of Women's Tennis players. I get through the first couple days of Wimbledon, but haven't finished it yet.
- The FIFA 2006 World Cup had all of the world, particularly Europe, with their eyes trained steadfastly on Germany. This isn't the first time Germany has been the focal point for world attention with serious ramifications for numerous European countries, of course. But only I have the brains and balls to come forward and make a massive and bold statement comparing World Cup #18 to World War #2. Check out a comment to question my prediction for the final result holding to the original concept. Even when I'm wrong I'm still right!
- Jason Kodish was the "scourge of Usenet" in the mid-1990s. I ask the fair and intriguing question of what happened to him and the (allegedly fictional) gravitational institute he founded. As it was, I ask a week before a real gravitational physics institute in Edmonton got a big injection from the Harper government.
- Political topics:
- Gas prices were a big story in April. They still are now. A few thoughts on the Journal/CBC coverage of the topic.
- My plan for a Royal Alberta Navy now seems way smarter compared to the Liberal snaffoo regarding the British submarine purchases.
- Cynthia McKinney and Stephen Harper were embroiled in controversy at the same time in late April. One of the controversies is really funny (ha ha), while the other is really funny in a sad sense. Which of these figures will I defend? Do you have to ask?
- Is the U.S. military supposed to stay out of international conflicts, or get involved in them. As war rages in Lebanon as we speak, its interesting to note that the left couldn't make up its mind when "Sudan" was the key hotspot on the globe that almost took time away from Iraq.
- Warren Kinsella is upset over the Liberals calling a political opponent a Nazi. I'll let you read that one again just to see the absurdity in it all. Just in case, go check out the post.
- Edmonton blogosphere whipping boy Eugene Plawiuk and I briefly duke it out over politics. Sort of. More sports, but I'll include it here because I rip on "Zionist conspiracies" a little bit. And faggy people.
- The Oilers playoff run was a chance for Edmonton Police to show their true colours. I rip on them pretty severely, but not as bad as I will do in a few days.
- North Korea went crazy on July 4th, and I was one of the first western Canadian blogs to discuss it, with a few politically incorrect thoughts that aren't even mine.
- Alberta marriage licenses have a few strange religious quirks designed to help creepy untrue religions. Kind of scary stuff, really.
- I hilariously and accurately reveal the insanity behind Cindy Sheenan and Susan Sarandon's "rolling hunger strike", and announce my own hunger strike with a few demands of my own. (I didn't eat lunch today out of protest, for example).
See you all in another 100 posts!