5.01.2006

Question: What's More Depressing Than a Blogger Trying to Make It Big?

Answer: Someone putting their political commentary up on YouTube in hopes of becoming as popular as Wonkette.

Dethroning Wonkette is a pretty lofty goal. Let's go to the numbers. Wonkette averages 2,907 hits an hour. That's damned impressive. Terry Turner, on the other hand, averages 35-120 hits per week. Well, to be fair, Wonkette posts 97 times a week (according to their Kinja card) and Turner is putting up a weekly video. So Wonkette averages 5,034 hits per post while Turner stands at about 77.5 hits per post. So, Wonkette is 65 times more popular than Terry Turner. That seems like an uphill battle, Mr. Turner. Perhaps you should aim a bit lower and not sound like a total jackass.

(Wonkette numbers courtesy of their Site Meter link. Terry Turner's YouTube numbers courtesy of The Washington Post. It should also be noted that, using my methodology, Wonkette is only five times more popular than why.i.hate.dc. That is obviously inaccurate since Wonkette is a very big deal and I am, um, not. SO, my methodology is probably totally misleading. But not on purpose.)

And, here's the kicker, he's calling these YouTube things "vodcasts." That's just sickening. I wish the Internet would stop forcing people to invent retarded words.

One of the things that drives me crazy about Washington is the attitude that people assume that other people should care about what they think. As if there is a shortage of opinions in this particular city. Sorry, Mr. Turner, but I don't think people give a shit. If I don't care what Pat Buchanan or Richard Cohen think, you clearly don't stand a chance.

By the way, I admit that we're all a little bit guilty of this. Hell, I'm giving you my opinion right now. I would hate to imply that Terry Turner's opinions should be immediately dismissed while my opinions are as airtight as the Word of God. Both Turner and I are just dudes writing what we think.

Of course, there's a fine line between posting your opinions just for the Hell of it and posting your opinions to be famous. Turner appears to be guilty of the latter.

And you know what, that isn't a fine line. It's a fucking chasm.

12 comments:

  1. AnonymousMay 02, 2006

    ONE GREAT THING ABOUT LIVING IN SOUTHEAST IS THE SHORTAGE OF HEARING PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT ALL OF THE BULLSHIT ON THE INTERNET

    WELL THAT IS BECAUSE NOT MANY PEOPLE DOWN HERE HAVE IT

    WE ARE IMMUNE FROM ALL THE WHITE PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET WHO TRY TO INVENT NEW WORDS FOR THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

    SHIT WE HAVE DOING THAT SHIT DOWN HERE WAY BEFORE THERE WAS A FUCKING INTERNET

    AT LEAST OUR EBONICS DO NOT SOUND AS LAME AS THE WHITE PEOPLE AND THEIR INTERNET TERMINOLOGY AND THEIR BULLSHIT COFFEE HOUSE COFFEE SHOP PHILOSOPHIES

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  2. Krystal Koons (AKA THE PIMP DADDY)May 02, 2006

    CAPTAIN CAPS:

    SHUT UP.

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  3. AnonymousMay 02, 2006

    I went to YouTube.com to watch this Turner guy, but got distracted by the voluminous You Tube porn.

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  4. Yeah see now I want to go find his videos on YouTube out of curiosity. By hating on him you might be helping him become more popular! Oh the irony.

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  5. I hope he becomes more popular. I wish him all the best. But him saying that he wants to be the next Wonkette is like me learning the opening notes to "Stairway to Heaven" and then hoping that I will be the next Jimmy Page.

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  6. AnonymousMay 02, 2006

    You know what an even more obnoxious word is? Webinar. As in a seminar online. Barf-o-rama

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  7. Hey ALL CAPS anonymous fuckdrip,

    You should shut the fuck up. It is people like you that cause other people to be racist.

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  8. AnonymousMay 02, 2006

    Aside from not having much Internet access down there in SW, you're apparently lacking keyboards that type in lower-case.

    Don't be hatin' on my white people. I do have to agree with you on the language, however. I've recently heard business drones over-using the word "pushback." Did he give you any pushback on that? If so, we'll have to push back.

    I'm going to skip the fancy linguistics lesson I have swirling in my head and just say I like the way blacks say sh-t. You dig?

    How's that for pushback?

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  9. AnonymousMay 02, 2006

    i'm surprised that people in the ghetto read blogs.

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  10. BusdriverMay 02, 2006

    Go Redskins!!!!

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  11. AnonymousMay 02, 2006

    I enjoy Mr. Turner's site and "Vodcasts/VideoBlogs." It, along with this site, is part of my morning ritual.

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  12. Yeah, it's not a bad site at all. He seems to have a much better grasp on computer/bloggy stuff than I do.

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