Yesterday, soon after waking up – coffee in hand, I prepared my post on gurning. I checked my hits: 4,011 since I started on March 5, 2008. Three days ago, Robs Megaphone was in the 2,000 range, but my pic Silly sign #16 went to the top on Digg.com.
Today, soon after I woke up – coffee brewing, I checked my hits: 31,000. I’ve had over 26,000 hits since I posted Silly headlines: dead funny. 21,000 alone came from reddit.com (which I hadn’t even heard of before now). I ‘ve spent most of my time since then deleting email notifications to check my comments. After wading through the comments, I noticed there was a debate on the authenticity of the headline. I’d like to clear that up right now.
The answer is – drum roll please – I have no idea. 🙂 The picture was sent to me by a friend. I laughed, then posted it to share the joy. I’ve googled the headline, and I found that it has been around. Several comments from the graphic arts world called the pic a good forgery, and several from the newspaper industry believe it could be authentic – they’ve seen slip-ups like this. I was glad to find that even those who thought the pic. might have been photoshopped had a good laugh.
My goal here at Robs Megaphone is twofold:
1. to post about writing – specifically trying to make learning about grammar and writing fun, and
2. to post funny, interesting stuff.
When planning for Robs Megaphone, I had hoped that visitors who stopped by for the “funny, interesting stuff” would meander through my Rob’s library and stumbleupon – I mean discover and enjoy my musings on writing. For those who visited Rob’s Megaphone for my writing posts, I wanted to have something fun to laugh and think about.
I’m new to blogging, but I’m having a blast. I hope you enjoy Robs Megaphone. I look forward to your continued comments, and I will do my best to inform and entertain with – as the great Arsenio Hall put it – things that make you go hmmmmmm.