Well, that didn’t take long, did it?

From Sunday evening to Monday noonish:

SiteMeter referral through USDOJ

I’d wave, but sudden motions run counter to my best instincts, y’know?


  1. McGehee »

    10 May 2011 · 8:34 am

    I may have to change the name of my blog now, just to show solidarity with you and Tam…

  2. Dan B »

    10 May 2011 · 8:35 am

    Sorry about that, probably someone finally ratted on me being here. Bet I know who too.

  3. Dan B »

    10 May 2011 · 8:49 am

    Nevermind, it wasn’t me this time.

    Apparently US DOJ wants to make sure you’re not associating with terrorists. If I used my last name, you’d been getting DOJ hits since 2006. It was good enough to get TSA to detain me at Will Rogers for 30 minutes when I was there to pick someone up.

  4. McGehee »

    10 May 2011 · 9:21 am

    So, you’re saying the B stands for Binladin?

  5. Tam »

    10 May 2011 · 9:52 am

    The one hit I got that freaked me out most was from Treasury Dept., Asset Forfeiture Division. Turned out a guy I’ve known on teh ‘tubes for years had a gig there doing some contract programming.

  6. Tatyana »

    10 May 2011 · 10:10 am

    Visit length=0sec
    A bot.

    [btw, certain commenter is a gift that never stops giving. reminded me of an old bearded joke. very not-PC.
    in Russian metro train a black man reads newspaper in Hebrew. an old Jew looks at him and says: it was not enough for you to be black?!

    Dan B HAD to have a terrorist muslim last name!]

  7. Tam »

    10 May 2011 · 10:54 am

    Visit length=0sec
    A bot.

    Probably not, given the search term.

    Someone who left via the “Back” button or by closing the tab without clicking on any other links on the page will generate a visit length of “0”.

  8. Tatyana »

    10 May 2011 · 10:57 am

    Thanks, Tam. So, all those “0” visits to my place are real people – that’s encouraging

  9. sya »

    10 May 2011 · 11:30 am

    The closest I’ve gotten was the time when I suddenly got a lot of site visits from the NIH.

  10. Dan B »

    10 May 2011 · 12:29 pm

    bin Laden’s last name doesn’t start with ‘B’, it starts with ‘L’ or more correctly ‘لا’, but it should be alphabetized as ‘L’, like von Neumann should be ‘N’, not ‘v’.

    Oddly enough if you return bin Laden’s name to Arabic, أسامة بن لادن, and remove the first letter (the one on the furtherest right), it translate into English as Toxic bin Laden. Maybe someone knew something back in 1957.

    Of course, leave it to our Soviet friend to add yet another false and moronic tag to me. First I’m a n*****, then a Nazi, then an Arab terrorist, now a Zionist. What’s next, tsaritsa?‎ You already covered almost all extremes.

  11. Tatyana »

    10 May 2011 · 12:32 pm

    oh goodness, that is too precious. he thinks I called him Zionist!
    a plus: I don’t have to go to gym today, I’ve done my daily doze of abdominal training, with all that laughing

  12. Mel »

    10 May 2011 · 1:19 pm

    Barista! She was calling you a barista!!

    And even those that don’t like coffee love baristas!!

  13. McGehee »

    10 May 2011 · 1:34 pm

    @Dan B: I spelled it the way I did because the “respectable” members of the family Anglicized their name that way for dealing with Westerners.

  14. Tatyana »

    10 May 2011 · 1:41 pm

    Careful, Mel. He’ll say you called him Spanish colonizer from the times of Pizarro and then cry that he has 1/24th of native american blood and feels violated by your remarks!

  15. Tatyana »

    10 May 2011 · 1:43 pm

    McG: you should have made your response in arabic; obvoiously, he understands that language and its inherent puns better

  16. McGehee »

    10 May 2011 · 10:19 pm

    Unfortunately I’m barely fluent in English — I just fake it real good.

  17. KingShamus »

    11 May 2011 · 10:56 pm

    What just happened?

    I r confuzzled.

  18. CGHill »

    11 May 2011 · 11:23 pm

    It all started when Tam suggested that instead of “E pluribus unum,” the coins ought to be embossed with “Vobis non me dux,” which (very) loosely translates as “You’re not the boss of me.” A sentiment that may have arrived at exactly the right time, I’m thinking.

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