The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

14 February 2004

Unpopularity contest

Last year I was bemused to be on the receiving end of the World's Smallest Instalanche: while others linked by the Professor bask in hundreds, even thousands, of visits, the best I could do was fifty-three.

Yesterday I was surprised to discover that an item posted here had been rejected by Fark. (If you're curious, it was the one about the death of Weekly World News editor Eddie Clontz.) I know this because all links submitted to Fark are posted at their premium service, TotalFark, and as of this morning twenty-two TotalFarkers have dropped by.

I keep telling myself that I'm happier at the top of the D-list than I would be at the bottom of the A-list, but I'm not quite sure I believe me yet.

Posted at 9:41 AM to Blogorrhea


You know, Survivor is a popular TV show, so is Weakest Link and those Dating Shows. Just because it's popular, doesn't mean it's any good. Surviving Nugent is better than Survivor, Russian Roulette (the game show, whatever it's called) is way better than Weakest Link, and if the dating show doesn't have a gang smooch to the audience, it sucks.

On the other hand, sometimes there's a reason something isn't popular, like liver smothered with chocolate syrup, which I'm sure is really tasty and all, but most people don't want to try it. That's the thing about here. Acquired tastes need to be acquired. Not everything can be Kool-Aid or Reese's Peanut Butter cups. Some things have to be caviar.

(yeah, I'm in a nice mood, just got my car fixed finally, and we're going to put a muffler on it today, only went without one for a year and a half..)

Posted by: Terkish Payne at 10:41 AM on 14 February 2004


I found your site by way of Cox & Forkum. :)

Posted by: Matthew at 2:36 PM on 15 February 2004

Geez. I had no idea either Cox or Forkum knew this beige backwater even existed.

Posted by: CGHill at 5:00 PM on 15 February 2004