3 million and counting higher*


I estimated wrong.

Millard Fillmore's head, in wax

Millard Fillmore's head, from Futurama, tallying hits at Millard Fillmore's Bathtub.**

Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub passed 3 million hits sometime this afternoon:

  • 3,000,536 views all-time (7:51 p.m. CDT)

That’s about a month’s traffic on P. Z. Myers’ blog, Pharyngula (I’m estimating wildly); that’s a couple day’s traffic on Anthony Watts’ blog, Watts Up, even though most of the time you can’t find out what’s up from that blog, even if you need to know just the facts.

Which brings two aphorisms to mind:

  1. A lie can run around the world before truth gets its boots on.  (Let’s attribute it to Mark Twain, just to tweak the fans of Charles Haddon Spurgeon; even Spurgeon said it was an aphorism.)
  2. We’ve been fighting ignorance since 1973.  It’s taking longer than we thought.  (Paraphrase of the motto of the “Straight Dope” column.)

Truth takes longer, even for a guy who writes quickly and can post non-stop, like Myers.

For those few readers who have stuck it out, thanks.  For those new ones, stick it out for a while.  To all of you:  Hey, would it kill you to leave a comment when you drop by?

Thank you.  Thank you a lot.  Thanks, and come again soon.

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*  Yeah, it’s a jab at Rutledge Taylor’s ill-tempered mockumentary, “3 Billion and Counting.”  No one can say what the 3 billion things are, and the movie is wildly error-prone, even for a mockumentary.  Plus, it’s not funny, like “Best in Show.”

** No, it’s not really from Futurama (but wouldn’t that be cool — Filllmore and Nixon together?)  I linked to the photo at Presidents “R” Us.com — but they were kind enough to link to that same photo at the Bathtub, earlier.

5 Responses to 3 million and counting higher*

  1. nnoxlife says:

    Ok I’ll leave a comment, I don’t remember how I found this blog but I have recommended it to many people since finding it. Have been reading it a few times a week since whenever it was I found it. Nothing deep to say here, except I’m grateful for MFB!

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  2. Ellie says:

    Congratulations, Ed. I like it here. There are some blogs which will remain nameless that remind me of the monkey house at the zoo. It’s never like that here, and I’m happy about that. I do wish you had a preview, though.

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  3. Jim says:

    Ed, yours is a voice of balance, morality, sanity and intellect in a sea of me-first greed and willful stupidity. Thank you for all you do.

    And for letting us have some fun along the way!

    Jim

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  4. Ed Darrell says:

    Kind words are always nice to see. Thanks, Mary.

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  5. Mary Almanza says:

    Congrats from a long-time fan. Number of views reflects quantity only, I check your blog out on a regular basis because of the quality of the information here, don’t care about the popularity.

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