Over One Million Served!

Let me begin by apologizing for my long silence here. I’ve been lazy, with a touch of busy. But whatever, it’s my page, I can take a couple months off if I want to.

Although I will say this, I had been watching my blog stats for awhile there, keeping track of where I was in total numbers. I was approaching the 1,000,000 mark for “total views” and I was looking forward to it. But then I sort of forgot about it.

But, it’s okay! I remembered now.

As of 2:05 pm today, Because the World Is Round has had 1,012,818 total views.

Not too shabby for a little ol’ blog about nothing in particular and everything in general. Thanks so much to all of you who have provided significant chunks of that number. Please accept my sincere thank you for reading. For those of you who’ve dropped me email over these past months, thanks for writing. I promise to address some of your topic suggestions soon as I’ll be making an effort to get back to posting regularly. So check back!

Now, if I could just figure out how to start making money doing this….

Chuck Norris and Mountain Dew

So check this out.

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I’m really not sure what happened on March 6, 7, 8 or thereabouts to cause such a spike in the number of visits to this modest little blog of mine, but all I can guess is that it has to do with the commercial featuring Chuck Norris chasing down two internet jokers who put his picture on the head of an ostrich. The number of search engine referrals to the two main Chuck Norris fact posts I put up so long ago has gone up considerably in the last week as well.

It’s cool to get so many hits. I just wonder how many people who come for Chuck stay for the other content.

I gotta say, though, I kinda wish I would’ve written that commercial for Chuck. I would’ve included many more expensive special effects. I mean in keeping with the tradition of the Chuck Norris facts shouldn’t he have sucked the innards out of a watermelon and pelted those two jokers with a barrage of rapid-fire seeds? Or he could’ve at least halted the Earth’s gravitational pull for a second. At the very least, he should have sneezed, causing the skeletons of the two guys to jump right out of their bodies. With all the possibilities that exist for a commercial like that, I have to admit to be a little disappointed with the outcome.

Although, now that I think about it, they wouldn’t have actually had to use any special effects at all. I mean, this IS Chuck Norris we’re talking about.

Of course, the perfect close to the commercial would have been for Chuck Norris to bite into the Mountain Dew can like it was an apple or something. Now that would’ve been cool.

What’s in a name?

So, as you may have noticed, I finally settled on a name for my blog. “Because the World Is Round.”

I should hold a contest to see who can tell me where I got that from. Of course, I don’t have anything to give away as a prize, so it would be a pretty meaningless contest. Therefore I’ll just tell you.

It’s the first line in the Beatle song Because. “Because the world is round it turns me on.” I had been struggling to find a name when that song popped up on my iPod. And then, like I said to Glenda, it hit me like a ton of toe nail clippings: that’s the name. So there you have it.

And I think it’s fitting for several reasons. First, I’m a huge Beatle fan. I wrote my senior thesis in high school on the Beatles and gave a speech in college about the “Paul is dead” theory. So if you wish to discuss, I’d be happy to.

The second reason the title is fitting is because the line itself is general enough to encapsulate everything that I might be likely to write about. I’m guessing that most of what I write about will be hard to fit under a specific category. But the fact is that the world really is round. So I can talk about anything that happens on it. Either to me or to others.

Really, there are a number more of reasons why I like the title, but all that matters is that it’s there now. Maybe now I’ll change all my categories to Beatle songs too. Or maybe albums with songs as subcategories.

I probably have too much time on my hands.