@lizardoid Ups #LGF Front Page Thread Count to 20

Rather interesting title, isn’t it? I mean, who cares, right? After all, the amount of articles a blogger chooses to display on their front page is one of those trivial, purely cosmetic decisions. Every blogger, that is, except the one who runs the green football blog.

To elaborate, I think all I need to do is paste in a series of screencaps and graphics, and I think it will be obvious why this move is particularly significant, and why we can feel free to point and mock one more time.

Per Johnson, from last year (note that CJ mentions 10 front page articles):

Here’s what happened when we watched the “views” counter for a thread over time, after the front page articles were upped to 12 earlier this year:

click to enlarge

And now, from just the other day:

Of course CJ didn’t explain it this way, but you don’t have to get into advanced mathematics to realize that, because of this “app”, the “views” for any given thread will increase exponentially as you add articles on the front page (all other things equal).

It’s kind of a simple, quiet and clever way to artificially bump those counters, especially since the explanation is buried in the comment section of some thread from last year, and for those who know about it, it’s difficult to explain in a single tweet.  In fact, if it wasn’t for The Boiler Room Crew, everyone would believe @lizardoid and his 217,000 claim as representative of -and comparable to- the way the “views” statistics are calculated on every other blog in the ‘sphere.  But as you can see from Johnson’s own explanation, it isn’t, and they aren’t.  It’s been a cheat since he implemented it, and by going to 20, he just turned up the dial (a lot).

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245 Comments on “@lizardoid Ups #LGF Front Page Thread Count to 20”

  1. freetaxkiller says:

    So, weird what is going on with my sign on.

    now freetaxkiller is alive once more.

    freaking ms tfk out

  2. Mandingo Warrior says:

    This just in: CJ clowned and pwn3d by the BRC….AGAIN. Will Kalegore post about frogs humping?

    • freetaxkiller says:

      took a gander at that loon bin a bit ago

      The whole of the global warming thread, not one down ding of one post, which can only mean they have a 100% loon poster group now. Any one who will not accept the truth that AGW is a fraud and stand up for truth must hide and not post or agree with the loon herd.

      So many cowards and so many loons, must suck to know your one of them and that you post in that sick ass place. They have to know.

  3. freetaxkiller says:

    So, looks like freetaxkiller has a shadow twin.

    fobdangerclose

    Both of them will not support the former Democrat Rick Perry .

    toll roads are not free they come with the loss of your property rights, which makes you in the end a slave of the goverment

  4. Banshee's Banned Ghost says:

    This just means his clownish article about the menu mistake will be visible for another three days. Good going, Chunk!

  5. Mandingo Warrior says:

    So Chen, if this is true does it mean that Chuck *IS* lying after all and could be called on it in Twitter? After all he did make light of the accusations in Twitter the other day.

    • ChenZhen says:

      Well, Patterico had a thread linked to us about the CJ’s pageview cheat earlier this year, and Johnson did his best to ignore it. It could probably use more exposure, especially if CJ’s going to continue to use the stats gleaned this way to “brag” on twitter.

      Is he lying though? hmmm…good question. It’s more like, he changed the definition of what a “view” is, just for his blog. He made it impossible to discern real views from those incremented on his counter from the “app” (the blue line in our graph is as close of an estimate as we see possible), so no one can say exactly how much it is inflated, but we know that it is grossly inflated.

      In the very least, we keep these threads handy for the next time Johnson smack tweets about his “views”. We’re just keepin’ ’em honest here.

      • Mandingo Warrior says:

        I do think it’s sophmoric of him to keep the definition of a “view” to himself and then make bogus claims of traffic spiking. If that’s not lying, it’s at least no telling the truth.

      • RoboMonkey says:

        It all depends on what the definition of “is” is.

      • spaceallah says:

        Is he lying though?

        From a metrics and analytics standpoint, yes. He is. And he knows it, too.

  6. Pretzel Logic says:

    Charles is getting a whole lot of support from left wing blogs for his “menu board” clarification. Not a single left wing blog has run an article, or managed a comment about Charles’ explanation, so that means that the left agrees with Charles. So why don’t you guys just drop it? Charles won this one.

    • garycooper says:

      Curses! Foiled again.

      He’s just too smart for us. He’s a diabolical genius!

    • snowcrash says:

      Pardon me, are we covering “Menugate” or are we covering Charles Johnson’s attempts to cheat and lie about his blog stats? If he won anything he did so by lying and cheating. You keep cheering him on. Those are important values to uphold.

  7. Banshee's Banned Ghost says:

    And here’s the Big Lie in all this: “And the same for the Pages.”

    He is seriously contending that every time someone loads his front page, all 20 of the “Featured” and “Recent” loozard pages deserve an incremental view-count increase, even though a bored or casual visitor sees nothing but their headlines. Since some of his buttsuckers spend their days frantically adding new “recents”, this has a huge distorting effect on his total counts.

    And most people don’t scroll down 20 fucking articles on a front page when the click to see the latest Johnson beclownment.

    What a scam. And all for $19 a day.

    • ChenZhen says:

      Re: “Pages” counters

      Good catch, and something we caught when he first said it.

      But based on our observations, we believe he misspoke there, and these “Pages” view counters are actually incremented when you go to the front page for the LGF Pages (littlegreenfootballs.com/pages). That keeps the logic consistent.

      But curiously, we also observed that this “app” is in effect when you visit the LGF “daily archives”. In other words, if you go to that button in the sidebar and pick out a specific date, every article on the page that loads has its views counter increased. (this is not true for the monthly archives, from what we can tell).

  8. Voltaires Crack says:

    Hide the decline!

  9. Charles Johnson's bicycle seat says:

    CJ has way too much time on his hands.

  10. garycooper says:

    Ace has a great post up on the Palin-Ziegler story I posted earlier, with much analysis of the Ace-y type. Interesting stuff: http://ace.mu.nu/archives/317534.php

  11. RoboMonkey says:

    freetaxkiller :
    took a gander at that loon bin a bit ago
    The whole of the global warming thread, not one down ding of one post, which can only mean they have a 100% loon poster group now. Any one who will not accept the truth that AGW is a fraud and stand up for truth must hide and not post or agree with the loon herd.
    So many cowards and so many loons, must suck to know your one of them and that you post in that sick ass place. They have to know.

    But at least it’s not an echo chamber! Because those are bad! And only evil right-wingers have them!

  12. garycooper says:

    Whatever the fraud-level of his page-views, and it is absurdly inflated, he still fails to show the slightest bit of gratitude to those who made it possible: Breitbart, Weiner and DoD. So rude! 😆

  13. Kos Laughs At Chuckles says:

    Just a thought: fatso claimed he got ~2000+ RTs a bunch of times last week, yet he had only ~2-300 new followers, right? How can that be, especially since comments don’t seem to be up appreciably?

    Also, I laughed at how the leftosphere has backed off from linking to Cheetoman the last few days, especially since his “menu/laptop” howler. No linkbacks to that masterpiece? They can’t be having buyer’s remorse already, can they?

  14. Village Idiot's Apprentice says:

    Is there anyone here with the professional experience to answer this question?

    Is Chunk’s method of counting hits in alignment with common practice amongst bloggers, and owners of other web sites?

    I mean, we can rant about it, but if that is how it is widely done, we look stupid.
    Now, if there was a voice of authority who could speak to this practice and say yeah, or nay on it, that would help.

    I’m not trying to disparage the fine work done by the BRC, just looking for more ass to put in the assertion.

    • Fair question.

      I can tell you that it isn’t the way that the “views” are calculated with wordpress software (as we use here, and the gazillion other wordpress blogs); there is a separate “views” counter specifically for the front page that is independent of the counters for the individual articles. Patterico was on his case about it, and I haven’t seen any other blogger chime in and say “hey, that’s fair” or “I use it on my blog”

      I think it’s safe to say that Johnson’s “app” is very unique, and isn’t widely used (if at all) elsewhere because of the very flaws that we’re pointing out. That is, the more threads there are on the front page, the more those counters will exponentially increase. As he stated, it’s a custom-made thing, and I still think that I gave him the idea:

      https://diaryofdaedalus.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/minotaur-stats.jpg?w=491&h=275

      (I didn’t get a hat tip, though)

      • garycooper says:

        (I didn’t get a hat tip, though)

        A person could grow very old, waiting for any kind of hat-tip, acknowledgement or gratitude from the Fatass.

      • Village Idiot's Apprentice says:

        Thanks for the reply Chen.
        Your reference to how WordPress does it certainly adds “Ass” to the discussion.

        Is there any way in WordPress’s set up to even allow the option of allowing a counting method similar to what Chunk has programmed, if someone wished to do so?

        And, are there any other bloggers onboard that run their site on something besides WordPres, who could identify the software they use, and how the hit counts are managed by the software?

        Just looking to see if it would verifiable, or an over-reach to make a statement similar to….
        “Chunk, in the entire field of popular blogging software, no-one on the planet has a set-up that allows hit counts the way your home brewed kit-bash of a set up does”.

    • Mandingo Warrior says:

      It’s clearly not. I’ve used sitemeter to count my website and CJ dropped them and seemingly any legitimate way to keep him honest. Other than someone being able to dig up something at Blogads (I’d have to imagine that they need some form of verification, but they might just be taking his counter at his word.

      • ZIP says:

        Re; BlogAds. It is just like Sitemeter, embded code tracks the stats so advertisers can verify. Look at a site like Moonbattery and compare his Sitemeter to his BlogAds account, they are very close.

        Then go on LGF and check out his displayed stats vs. his BlogAds, it’s crazy how much he’s inflating those numbers.

    • spaceallah says:

      I do this for a living. What he is doing is very much fraud.

  15. Whatever says:

    Rather interesting title, isn’t it? I mean, who cares, right? After all, the amount of articles a blogger chooses to display on their front page is one of those trivial, purely cosmetic decisions.

    I’m in a grammar Nazi mood. That’s number, not amount. Of course, that’s not just a question of grammer, is has something to do with algebra, too. Ain’t it so, BBG?

  16. snowcrash says:

    Johnson uses underhanded methods. Why am I not surprised? I have no use for his moral vacuity.

  17. garycooper says:

    snowcrash :Johnson uses underhanded methods. Why am I not surprised? I have no use for his moral vacuity.

    that’s “vacuole,” I beleave.

  18. beed says:

    A person with testicles is a man. A man who can spell is a perfected man.

  19. Banshee's Banned Ghost says:

    The Great Moonlizard doesn’t like it when you mention things like “integrity”:

    68

    Charles Mon, Jun 13, 2011 10:59:09am

    10
    down
    up
    report

    re: #63 acfunk

    I believe that was a joke. Remember when you owned a sense of humor charles? What did you do? Sell that along with your Integrity?

    And with that, I cordially invite you to fuck right off.

    • Arachne says:

      Must have been one hell of a yard sale. I understand his scruples and sense of fair play went for bargain prices as well.

      • Village Idiot's Apprentice says:

        “Scruples” were MIB condition, never opened.
        Went for a good price

        “Sense of fair play” was bundled with a bushel of Kale, a used Huffy bike, and a Cat’s Eye marble he stole from a first grader when he was in fifth grade.

        I heard the whole package went for 85cents.

      • garycooper says:

        Surprisingly, nobody bought the Weiner Nontroversy, even though it was practically brand-new, was thoroughly documented, and was clearly the result of meticulous, painstaking detail-work you rarely find anymore. Old World craftmanshit, you’d think somebody would have snapped it up. He couldn’t give it away.

      • ISpeakJive says:

        Boy that whole Weiner thing sure turned out to be a nontroversy, didn’t it? ROFL!

      • garycooper says:

        ISpeakJive :Boy that whole Weiner thing sure turned out to be a nontroversy, didn’t it? ROFL!

        Chunky has great instincts as a scoop-gathering reporter, not to mention a private dick.

    • D says:

      Damn, that’s funny.

    • KGB says:

      Is there another blogger who insists on publicly announcing each banning?

      • garycooper says:

        There has to be another blog somewhere in the blog-universe that is as kooky-loco as Chunky’s playpen, but I’ve never heard of or seen it. Maybe in the gaming world, there’s some mad tyrant who used to have a popular site, who suddenly switched allegiance from Playstation to Wii, and then had to behead all his old buddies one by one as they turned on him? This kid would be about 17-going-on-11, emotionally speaking. A shut-in, with some kind of rare disease that prevents him from entering the real world. That would be roughly comparable.

    • KGB says:

      You could take Charles’s integrity and his sense of humor, wad them into a ball, stick them in a flea’s rear end, and they’d rattle around like a BB in a box car.

  20. beed says:

    “If you can think it, but you cannot spell it, do not write it. Chances are the thought was too big for you in the first place.”

    Old Hunan proverb

  21. KGB says:

    So what’s the best way to get an idea about his actual page views? Just take his reported number and divide by 20? When he bragged about 217,000 views, was he really talking about fewer than 11,000?

    • Arachne says:

      Oh I think he got some serious hits last week because people were wondering over to watch what remained of his credibility get shredded like a roll of paper towels in the paws of a Siamese Cat.

      He’s last week’s news. We’ve reset him to ignore. He’ll be desperately trying to make some nontroversy and he’s trying to get people to engage in Twitter wars but it’s mostly trolling for hits at this point.

    • We can’t say for certain, that is what is frustrating.

      Another thing that is wrong but we can’t prove it is his visits counter. A visit to me means a session. Like now, I am here,I will look at a few pages and then go somewhere else. I may be back several times, “visits” during the day. On a site with content there should be many more views than visits.

      Charles Visits and views track really closely. So far today
      Page Views: 45,770
      Visits: 40,051

      Now we know from Charles that one look at the front page is 20 page views so if he really had 40,000 visits so far why is the views only 45,000?

      We think his definition of a “visit” is wrong too….

      Oh well.

  22. brookly red says:

    beed :
    “If you can think it, but you cannot spell it, do not write it. Chances are the thought was too big for you in the first place.”
    Old Hunan proverb

    Hunan?? Mmmmmm Hunan…

    • Arachne says:

      There’s a hunan near my office here in San Francisco that Tony Hiss of The New Yorker called “The Best Chinese Restaurant in the World.” I try to get over there at least once a week!

  23. Arachne says:

    OldLineTexan :

    Mutt cats prefer toilet paper to paper towels.

    Source: survey of one cat in my household over the last six weeks

    Mutt cat in my house shredded the TP roll and knocked it in the laundry room sink. Took me three days to unclog the drain.

    • Whatever says:

      Rule:

      House without cats: TP goes down in front.
      House with cats: TP goes down in back.
      House with retarded cats: TP goes up on the shelf.

      • OldLineTexan says:

        Oranj kitteh does not unroll. OK attacks with claws and teeth and KILLZ BAD PAPER.

        Rule three in my house is KEEP THE DOOR TO THE POWDER ROOM CLOSED.

        /3.5 bathrooms and it’s the only one she has a beef with

  24. OldLineTexan says:

    These people are racist against themselves!
    http://www.indopakgrocery.net/

  25. Banshee's Banned Ghost says:

    If the Mean Girls of the bloggysphere would just leave Chunk alone for a few days, he could concentrate well enough to finish his magnum opus, “Why I’m Still Right After Leaving the Right for the Left, or, Just Fuck Right Off If You Don’t Believe Me!”

  26. St. Pancake says:

    Every time 50 cult members load his site, that is 1000 page views. 20 reloads a day from just 50 people = 20,000 page views, which is 9% of the total. No wonder the clown believes in man-made global warming since those scientist have been doing the same numbers tricks..

  27. song_and_dance_man says:

    So does this mean Foster is a disingenuous conniving miscreant? Shocka!

  28. OldLineTexan says:

    brookly red :Hunan is good stuff… get it if you can.

    Is Szechuan also racist? I like Szechuan style.

  29. OldLineTexan says:

    snowcrash :Not the #4 luncheon special.

    Yes it is! Four is half of eight, and eighty-eight is a Nazi number! OMG!!!

  30. OldLineTexan says:

    brookly red :gryos? thats Greek to me…

    The Halal Kabab* place across the highway has good gyros. No pita pockets, though. Just a nice flatbread thing. And the nice girl wears the covered head get-up, not just the scarf, so no hair in your wrap!

    *they sure aren’t Greek in there

  31. brookly red says:

    but do they serve beer?

  32. antilgfwarrior says:

  33. antilgfwarrior says:

    He’s still trying to push his nonsense

    • Voltaires Crack says:

      The matchup: Menu vs. Lizard

      Menu wins every time.

    • OldLineTexan says:

      That’s now:

      Menu: 11ty!

      Stalker Charles: 0

    • Banshee's Banned Ghost says:

      I can’t believe his actually promoting that bullshit.

      • Good Lord, read his defense of the great menu board laptop gaffe. It is wince inducing. To paraphrase: “I just claimed that AB’s computer was in the general vicinity, not that the menu board was the laptop in question! And that must be true, because Coulter is clearly reacting to the picture!”

        Ok, first of all, Nom Nom Nom Chompsky, let’s stipulate right now that of course you thought the menu board was AB’s laptop. Why else would you then claim that it was displaying the AW money shot to which Coulter was reacting? Put aside the fact that Coulter is clearly looking at the gentleman in the picture, where else would the picture be displayed to which you claim Coulter is reacting? Up in the fucking rafters? Hovering in mid air just outside of the shot?

        Second, as you are so fond of telling those who you feel are wrong, own it. Don’t offer up these torturous equivocations – take responsibility and admit you were wrong. Well, not only wrong, but spectacularly, laughably wrong. But so what? You fucked up, now admit it and move on. Did you learn nothing from Weiner? Nothing? The more you try to dance around the fact that you made a complete ass of yourself, the worse it’s going to look for you.

    • del says:

      “the menu board assumption”

      Damn good Guns + Roses album.

      Oops, sorry, the G + R album was “The Spaghetti Incident?”

  34. Banshee's Banned Ghost says:

    “The Menu Board Assumption” – there’s a title to rope in the rubes! Who could resist clicking on that? And who could stop reading once they realize what a fascinating subject he’s chosen to obsess about.

    Stay tune, he might get another seven or eight comments out of that tweet.

  35. Message for Alexzander

    62 Alexzander
    Mon, Jun 13, 2011 1:14:26pm

    I just swung by the stalker blog to see if they were discussing the debate tonight (whoops forgot they only stalk there). Rather than anything substantial, they are spending their time claiming that LGF’s page counter is fraudulent. Most obvious case of needing a hobby I’ve ever seen in my life.

    Alexzander, why should we be discussing debates? Did you check the knitting and quilting blogs to see if they give a shit about debates?

    How about the vintage Volkswagen forum? No mention of GOP debates either?

    We stay on topic here! 🙂

    • snowcrash says:

      Alexander, we have a hobby, idiot.

    • Arachne says:

      Alex – how fucking dumb are you? This is the site that makes fun of Charles (and yeah, we occasionally will discuss something else). Check out the Blogmocracy – they will discuss the debates and all kinds of good topics that are over your head.

      • ISTE says:

        all kinds of good topics that are over your head.

        Yeah, and ours too that’s why we are here and not there. 😉

      • beed says:

        What ISTE said. The smart people hang out at other blogs. This is a special blog for special people.

      • garycooper says:

        beed :What ISTE said. The smart people hang out at other blogs. This is a special blog for special people.

        What are “topics?”

    • garycooper says:

      How about the vintage Volkswagen forum? No mention of GOP debates either?

      No, but apparently someone made off with a VW van, after borrowing money from the bandleader for a down payment. Some pony-tailed creep with a shitload of worthless old comic books, they said.

    • How dare you mock Charles Johnson on a blog specifically dedicated to mocking Charles Johnson! You all need a hobby!

      Well, skippy, I do have a hobby. Two, in fact: chewing bubble gum and kicking ass. And I’ve got about a ten pound bag filled with bubble gum just waiting to be chewed.

      Wait, that doesn’t seem right…

      Uhm, I have two hobbies: chewing ass and kicking bubble gum, and I’m all out of ass!

      Ah, that doesn’t seem right either. Fuck it, my real hobby is huffing common household aerosol products, and, on swankier nights, premium gasoline. Don’t listen to those idiots who tell you that it fucks with your brain. Cause, it…What was I saying again. Oh yeah, I’m gonna go chew some ass and thinking about kicking bubble gum.

  36. Charles Johnson's relevance says:

    “In case you missed it this weekend: I beclown myself again here, at great length and to no effect. Even my loozards had to look away in shame! http://lgf.bz/mPM0dj

  37. trebob says:

    62 AlexzanderMon, Jun 13, 2011 1:14:26pm
    … Most obvious case of needing a hobby I’ve ever seen in my life.

    WTF is this, bowling for dollars?

  38. freetaxkiller says:

    Fraud Blog LittleGreenFootBalls promotes AGW Fraud.

    Circle Jerk Fraud .

    CJ Fraud

  39. OldLineTexan says:

    trebob :

    62 AlexzanderMon, Jun 13, 2011 1:14:26pm… Most obvious case of needing a hobby I’ve ever seen in my life.

    WTF is this, bowling for dollars?

    If it was, Stalker Charles would be here. Sixteen bucks a day ain’t gonna cover Daddy’s Cheetos.

  40. OldLineTexan says:

    snowcrash :Alexander, we have a hobby, idiot.

    We’re all grammar Nazis, right?

  41. Emperor says:

    Internet Septic Tank Engineer :
    Alexzander, why should we be discussing debates?

    This is the kind of debate we discuss about here:

    Charles F. Johnson: Look at Breitbart, waving his laptop around aimlessly! How irresponsible of him.

    LGF Posters: [Silence]

    Charles F. Johnson: I’ve just been informed that one of Breitbart’s associates have claimed that I said a restaurant menu board was a laptop. Let me be clear: I never said it was a computer. I never even mentioned it!

    LGF Posters: [Silence]

    Charles F. Johnson: Hey, aren’t mobile phones computers, too?

    LGF Posters: [Silence]

  42. freetaxkiller says:

    Think I’ll miss spell something and post a link too http://www.wattsupwiththat.com

    AGW is now co-equal in joke credits and lgf’s .0001 blog.

    gramner Nazis?

  43. Arachne says:

    Banshee’s Banned Ghost :

    I can’t believe his actually promoting that bullshit.

    You mean he’s STILL insisting that that is an open laptop and not a menu kiosk? Even after someone took a picture of the kiosk in broad daylight, and everyone says look you stupid idiot, it’s a menu kiosk.

    I’d call him a fucking moron, but it’s an insult to fucking morons everywhere.

    Dear State of California: Please, for the love of all that still may be good about our trial system, DO NOT EVER call this lamebrain for jury duty. Between the free food, a place to go everyday and the total inability to any type of deductive reasoning, he’ll keep those deliberations going a long..long time.

    • Emperor says:

      Nah; at first he dug in, and stood by his story. Then he flipped around, and he’s now trying to claim that he never, ever said it was a laptop, and claimed that by “computer” he could also be meaning “mobile phone”. Ignoring the phrase he used – “Notice he’s apparently using his laptop in public” or whatever.

      • Whatever says:

        The phone thing is beyond a stretch. All modern phones are computers. Not all computers are phones. You don’t call a phone a computer. What a transparent fool.

        Hey. Your computer’s ringing. Should I get it?

  44. OldLineTexan says:

    Whatever :Can I be the official token algebra Nazi?

    Bah, you couldn’t even get ONE QUADRATIC EQUATION out of the last guy!

    NO SOUP FOR YOU!

  45. ISpeakJive says:

    Overall, it looks like he has about 10,000 front page loads per day lately if you take 2,3 or 4, 24 hour periods and divide by the average article view count that’s been up for that length of time, right?

    But I, for instance on the days I fell like submitting myself to the crap over there, will load the front page probably 5-10 times, easy, just from his twitter feed. So the actual unique viewer count must be extremely lower than even 10,000 people a day. Is that right? But he makes it sound like 200,000 people read his blog every day. Wow.

  46. OldLineTexan says:

    Mandingo Warrior :Maybe we should ask Charles what”s on the menu and see if he even notices the dig. By any chance, do we know which restaurant that is? Is it in LA? If we can track it down I would be happy to take a picture of the menu for the DoD.

    I already know what they have. Grilled weiner and Chuck roast.

  47. Grand Junctionite says:

    Mocking Johnson and posting here are minor hobbies. Adoring Johnson and posting there is a way of life.

  48. Arachne says:

    Whatever :

    The phone thing is beyond a stretch. All modern phones are computers. Not all computers are phones. You don’t call a phone a computer. What a transparent fool.

    Hey. Your computer’s ringing. Should I get it?

    Well, then I’m confused – I found this quote by Charles over at BigJournalism:

    “One of those people was right wing flamethrower Ann Coulter. Here’s Anthony’s photo of Coulter reacting to the picture; notice that his computer is apparently there, but Breitbart is nowhere to be seen.”

    So, he’s now trying to say when he said “computer” he meant cell phone? Oh yeah, those terms are interchangeable. Whenever my son asks if he can use the computer I always toss him my iPhone.

    • Whatever says:

      It’s also not clear to me what he’s talking about then he says “notice that his computer is apparently there”. Is the evidence Counter’s reaction? Pretty weak. Maybe the guy just told her about what a fool Chuck is, and she thought that was funny. He’s done enough risible things in the past two weeks for a comedy routine.

      • Lord Nazh says:

        The words ‘notice’ and ‘apparently’ show that Charles was not being ambiguous but was actually claiming the computer was there while AB was not. He’s a weiner.

      • ISpeakJive says:

        The key phrase is “and Breitbart’s nowhere to be found.”

        How would Chuck know whether AB is there just behind the camera or not? If you can’t see the “computer” that holds the weenie pic nor AB, then how do you know one is apparently there, (said computer) and one (AB) apparently isn’t.

        Just retarded.

  49. OldLineTexan says:

    Arachne :

    Whatever :
    The phone thing is beyond a stretch. All modern phones are computers. Not all computers are phones. You don’t call a phone a computer. What a transparent fool.
    Hey. Your computer’s ringing. Should I get it?

    Well, then I’m confused – I found this quote by Charles over at BigJournalism:
    “One of those people was right wing flamethrower Ann Coulter. Here’s Anthony’s photo of Coulter reacting to the picture; notice that his computer is apparently there, but Breitbart is nowhere to be seen.”
    So, he’s now trying to say when he said “computer” he meant cell phone? Oh yeah, those terms are interchangeable. Whenever my son asks if he can use the computer I always toss him my iPhone.

    Really? I give him a menu board/

  50. Pretzel Logic says:

    snowcrash :
    Pardon me, are we covering “Menugate” or are we covering Charles Johnson’s attempts to cheat and lie about his blog stats? If he won anything he did so by lying and cheating. You keep cheering him on. Those are important values to uphold.

    I think we are covering sarcasm. Too nuanced for ya?

  51. Whatever says:

    205 comments on an AGW thread and no Ludwig. Is it time to start up the “Free LvQ” campaign again?

  52. garycooper says:

    OT: I don’t think there was quite enough merriment last night, over the beclowning of the Miami Heat. Let’s let them aid in the festivities for a moment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9BqUBYaHlM&feature=player_embedded#at=105

    😆

    Ahh, it feels good to laugh like that. It’s why we enjoy Chunky’s Comedy Of Errors so much. With this economy, and this empty-suit in office, we need to laugh. And laugh hard, with much scheudenfraude!

  53. D says:

    antilgfwarrior :
    He’s still trying to push his nonsense

    http://platform2.twitter.com/widgets/follow_button.html?_=1308001762605&align=right&button=blue&id=twitter_tweet_button_4&lang=en&link_color=%23339652&screen_name=Lizardoid&show_count=false&show_screen_name=&text_color=@LizardoidCharles Johnson
    If you missed it this weekend: Fact Checking Breitbart’s Camp Followers – The Menu Board Assumption http://lgf.bz/mPM0dj #LGF #p2
    about 2 hours ago via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite

    Fuck. He has to know he’s the laughing stock of the Internet, right?

  54. mrpaulrevere says:

    From one of Icesleazel’s ‘pages’, this is all too rich: “In my tour of the wingnut sphere I’ve been finding lots of homophobes claiming that Abedin is Hillary Clinton’s lover.” I wonder where she might have gotten that idea?

  55. refugee000 says:

    Only the LGF asslickers will believe his crap.
    These are his April stats.
    A full month of clicks.

    Monthly Normalized Metrics / April 2011

    100,409
    -46.15%
    http://siteanalytics.compete.com/littlegreenfootballs.com/

    And he’s claiming to get twice that in a single day—BS

  56. antilgfwarrior says:

    Chucky fails again. The Judge ruled that the film An Inconvenient Truth should not be shown stand alone because of the errors contained.Anyone showing it stand alone format in schools would in, fact be breaking the law.

    Now Chucky is bending over backwards for al gore!

  57. antilgfwarrior says:

  58. antilgfwarrior says:

  59. antilgfwarrior says:

    http://twitter.com/#!/DLoesch/status/80400325189705729

    antilgfwarrior :
    Gore climate film’s nine ‘errors’
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7037671.stm

    HaHa.

  60. beed says:

    You guys are missing the real story here – how Breitbart hacked the menu board to display a giant cock. Obdicut will explain.

  61. antilgfwarrior says:

    Chucky still in denial (Don’t click the link in the tweet ,you know where it goes)

    • Mr Caps says:

      He’s getting another click to his sandwich board spin machine! He is going to look like an ass again in 3.. 2.. 1..

    • beed says:

      Is he still pimping that post? Idiot.

      Hey – someone should tweet her about the page stats!

      • Whatever says:

        Dam! He’s up to 20 comments! Encore!

      • beed says:

        Never mind. Our very own Baldwin is on the ball.

      • Whatever says:

        And here are the last two:

        [deleted] Mon, Jun 13, 2011 10:34:19am -5
        ~~~
        20 Charles Mon, Jun 13, 2011 12:26:40pm

        And once again, a dead thread hero bites the dust.

      • Mandingo Warrior says:

        Sure he is. She’ll be totally convinced of his take on the issue after reading that entry. hahaha

        /plus if she does click over the link her one visit will generate a billionty page views.

    • Mandingo Warrior says:

      I love it. “come read my site. That’ll clear it all up for ya. It were a cell phone thingamajiggers she were cacklin’ ’bout.”

    • rightymouse says:

      Oh, for Pete’s sake. HAHAHAHAHA! I read his ridiculous spin on what he says he ‘meant’ & laughed my head off. He’s done this before when cornered on something stupid he’s said/inferred. His blustering is asinine.

  62. snowcrash says:

    yep. She knows about the fake statistics at LGF. Lol she has a lot of followers.

  63. ISpeakJive says:

    Tee Hee….

  64. Voltaires Crack says:

    Recent entry on the Wiki discussion page for the swamp.

    How about scrapping this article and building it back from the ground up? It’s been a long time since I edited this article, and coming back it looks more disjointed than ever. I think this is an article that could seriously benefit from a complete overhaul. Look, there is something very unique about Little Green Footballs. It is a web site that went from virulently political right to virulently political left. This wasn’t just small shift, the web site has a very angry tone, and doesn’t do anything in moderation; it goes for broke on it’s ideological opponents. It’s extremely rare for any popular political pundit or website to change it’s point of view so drastically; in fact I can’t think of a single example of another pundit that has ever done this. But the problem is, this woudln’t be easily apparent to anyone reading the article for the first time. The terms “centrist” or even “center-left” very poorly describe someone who runs so hard in one political direction, and then years later just as hard in the other. The “recurring themes” are one example. Johnson no longer mentions Rachel Corrie, or “Palestinian child abuse”. Similarly, he said nothing about creationism or ID before 2007, but the article makes it sound as if these are all happening at the same time. Of course, there was the very early period where it was just a blog about bicycling. Perhaps one solution would be to divide the article into sections: pre-2001, 2001-2008, 2008 until today. What do you all think? BuboTitan (talk) 18:54, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

    • ISpeakJive says:

      Or divide it into BC and AD. Before Conversion and After Delusion.

    • garycooper says:

      B.I. – Before Insanity
      A.I. – After Insanity

      …on just about every issue, and also his failed love-affair with Pam. The poor old slob went nuts. It happens. C’est la vie.

  65. Village Idiot's Apprentice says:

    Perhaps Chunk and Wiener could do rehab together.
    Maybe get a group discount.

    Of course, I could see the two of them going into the facility dining room, and there’s a menu board announcing the nights dining fare.

    And …..it’s off to the races.

    • DEZ says:

      Chuck would get the group discount if he showed up alone.

      • Village Idiot's Apprentice says:

        Voices in his head don’t count.
        And socks have to register in pairs.

    • Voltaires Crack says:

      It could get a little awkward, what with Charles not being able to distinguish his organ from Weiner’s.

      Who knows what he might try to do to ‘himself’.

  66. Mr Caps says:

    Village Idiot’s Apprentice :
    Voices in his head don’t count.
    And socks have to register in pairs.

    If there were any group that needed to be grouped…

  67. Mandingo Warrior says:

    OldLineTexan :

    Mandingo Warrior :Maybe we should ask Charles what”s on the menu and see if he even notices the dig. By any chance, do we know which restaurant that is? Is it in LA? If we can track it down I would be happy to take a picture of the menu for the DoD.

    I already know what they have. Grilled weiner and Chuck roast.

    Ah, but it’s a medium sized svelte weiner with Cheeto dust glaze served in an oversized bleached white bun. Orange ajoli is available if requested and best served up with a vintage Chimay to wash it all down.

    The Chuck Roast is quite tender (as it’s been slow roasted for the last week) and comes with weak sauce and a slathering of ball-samic vinagrette with a cheeto ajou.

  68. Whatever says:

    Bachmann’s in.

  69. Mr Caps says:

    This video looks familiar, especially at 1:30-2:00

  70. Pretzel Logic says:

    According to the “if you criticize Obama you must be racist” lefty meme…

    24 Charles Mon, Jun 13, 2011 5:04:35pm 11 up

    Herman Cain is NOT a politician. He just plays one on TV.

    Then Charles is racist, and so are the 11 other Lizards who up dinged him.

  71. mrpaulrevere says:

    Behold the wisdom of the Lizard King:

    Charles6/13/2011 5:20:50 pm PDT

    3
    down
    up
    report

    Tim Pawlenty always looks like he’s about to blurt out, “Ga-hork!”

    • ISTE says:

      Ga-hork is not a common thing to blurt. Google says it has only been blurted by onlu a few people ever on the internet.

      Once was by Eric on a vintage scooter forum.

      On August 25, 2006 Peter Kaukonen an aging pony tailed guitarist uttered it on his blog.

      JoelRCarroll said it on a forum that appears to be broken at the moment.

      One instance in a foreign language on a xanga site.

      Twice on a site in Finland (What is with this Finland connection I have all the time… Nightwish!)

      That is it! The sum total. “Ga-hork!” is not a common thing for anyone to blurt. Oh wait, there was just one other time….. 1765. No not the year, the article.
      http: //littlegreenfootballs. com/article/1765_watching_less_and_enjoying_it_more

      watching less and enjoying it more
      Charles Johnson
      Nov 29, 2001 at 7:51 am PST

      Glenn Reynolds points out this UCLA study that concludes online people give less time to TV. I know I watch TV very little these days, and I agree with Glenn about the reason—because TV flat-out sucks.

      And I saw a perfect example of this yesterday on CNN. One of their interchangeable talking heads was interviewing a military expert about Iraq, and after one answer the fresh-faced young newsclone blurted, “Really? Do you really think so?” Ga-hork!

      But I realized something else a few days ago when I watched a government press conference. As all the reporters were asking the same questions over and over, in spite of the fact that the speaker had told them numerous times he couldn’t share the information, I realized I just don’t trust these people. They say they’re serving a higher good, keeping our government honest, blah blah. But what I saw in that press conference was naked ambition—each reporter hoping to be the one to trick the speaker into revealing something, as visions of Woodward and Bernstein danced through their heads.

      Charles is starting to repeat himself 🙂

      • ElSuerte says:

        Sounds like something Jerry Lewis would say. HOOYVIN-GLAVIN that’s a nice harpyyy

  72. Lord Nazh says:

    Hate to be a down-dinger (zing!) but it’s new thread time guys…

  73. Banshee's Banned Ghost says:

    LOL. Dana Loesch and Adam Baldwin tag-teaming Chunk all over the twitterverse. A pretty lady and an actual dude curb-stomping a lizard. Not a good night for poor Mr. Johnson.

  74. swamprat says:

    Don’t be a piker, Charles. Put the front page article count full up to 40.

    In for a penny, in for a pound!

    “A ship is safest in harbor, but that is not what ships are for.”

  75. Pretzel Logic says:

    ISTE :
    Charles is starting to repeat himself

    Ya think… two comments from the current thread…

    89 Charles
    Mon, Jun 13, 2011 6:34:30pm
    4
    down
    up
    report
    I’m beginning to feel nauseous. The US is in big trouble if these people are the best representatives of one of our two political parties.

    …and…

    107 Charles
    Mon, Jun 13, 2011 6:37:46pm
    4
    down
    up
    report
    The US is in big trouble if these people are the best representatives of one of our two political parties.

    Is he drunk again?

  76. Banshee's Banned Ghost says:

    His frantic tweets are starting to sound bipolar.

  77. ElSuerte says:

    This makes me think of LGF for some reason

  78. ISTE says:

    Lord Nazh :
    Hate to be a down-dinger (zing!) but it’s new thread time guys…

    We have a new thread! Titled “Johnson is not sane”

    Plenty to discuss about that subject.

  79. I just have to compose myself because it is times like this that make this hobby so worthwhile. Hang on I will do a screen cap too.

    OK, here it is.

    157 Alexzander
    Mon, Jun 13, 2011 10:39:08pm

    re: #155 freetoken

    Well, the Young Americans for Liberty site sent someone to the poll… so yeah, the Paul-bots are at work.

    I’m actually surprised at how many people didn’t bother to vote on the poll (only 317 votes right now, for over 1,800 page views).

    Well Mr Alexzander you may question why there are so few votes for so many page views.

    Has reality struck you suddenly like a 15 pound wet Codfish slapped around the back of your head?

    The view counters at Little Green Footballs are a complete work of fiction.

    We TOLD you the traffic stats were fishy. Now you smell the fishy too.

  80. Diogenes says:

    Whatever :

    Rather interesting title, isn’t it? I mean, who cares, right? After all, the amount of articles a blogger chooses to display on their front page is one of those trivial, purely cosmetic decisions.

    I’m in a grammar Nazi mood. That’s number, not amount. Of course, that’s not just a question of grammer, is has something to do with algebra, too. Ain’t it so, BBG?

    A grammar Nazi mood, but not a spelling Nazi one…