Has LGF Hit Bottom?

And by ‘bottom’, I refer only to the level of comment activity.  By most every other meaning of the word, Charles and his fellow travelers are constantly finding new depths to plumb.   So, who wants to see some charts?

First, the updated Mission Accomplished chart. Here one can revisit the milestones marking the rise and fall of LGF’s fortunes. In 2002, in an environment of continuing outrage from the 9/11 attack, LGF’s focus shifted from navel gazing to radical Islamic terrorism, and with the blogosphere being barely a zygote of what it is today, LGF began to flourish.

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In 6 years, 2003-2008, LGF daily comment level grew from 1000 to nearly 6000. It only took 3 years to plummet back below 1000. So far, 2013 has been essentially flat at around 950. Is this the bottom? Probably not.

Towards the end of 2008, Charles started categorizing his posts.  The next chart shows the fraction of posts in seven of these categories during the meltdown years 2009-2012.  See if you can spot where Charles changed LGF’s raison d’être.

wingnutsOpen threads? gone.  World News? gone.   Middle East?  Pfffffft.   It’s all wingnuts, all the time.

What makes me think LGF hasn’t hit bottom yet?   Just take a look at the current  list of major commenters. The table below shows the 20 most active commenters at LGF during 2013.  Values shown are comments/day.
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A few things to note:

  • The Smell of Stagnation: 19 of the 20 joined LGF prior to 2010
  • The Signs of Attrition: 12 of the 20 are less active than they were in 2012
  • Her Touch of Obsession: Alouette seems to have more time on her hands this year.
  • His Cries for Attention: Charles is now the 7th most active commenter on his own blog.
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109 Comments on “Has LGF Hit Bottom?”

  1. Octopus says:

    Hmmm…everyone else has gone completely insane. That’s interesting. Some would be compelled to question their own sanity, in such a situation. But a lunatic wouldn’t.

    • dwells38 says:

      Well see that’s the value add you get at LGF. The whole “alien brain virus” speculation you can’t get at other serious blogs. Look out HuffPost!!

    • The Osprey says:

      I think you are the one infected with the hippie hat brain parasite, Chuck.

      • Frank Sinclair says:

        You’re infected with a dittohead brain parasite. That’s what happens when you get all your news from talk radio and Fox “News.”

    • Arachne says:

      I wonder if he knows that a lot of those retweets are by the conservatives – so that they send to their followers who need a good laugh. Word is out on Wonderwall of Blubber’s “block an report” strategy so he doesn’t get any replies.

  2. Bunk X says:

    LOL x 11. This update is so way overdue. Kudos.

  3. kbdabear says:

    Awww, Bike Boy is still driving slowly by Pammy’s house …

    What? Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer are "breaking" with the EDL and Tommy Robinson, because of all the Nazis? This is my surprised face.— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) October 11, 2013

    • dwells38 says:

      “What? Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer are….” Says Chunk the Retard who’s down with the Islamists. Just shut up Chunk, why don’t you make up an alien brain virus theory? That’s your speed. Then post a Vimeo favorite video! Leave any serious analysis to adults with IQ’s over 100 and real, actually marketable blogs.

    • Octopus says:

      He’s riding by slowly, on his social services-provided motorized scooter. He keeps running out of juice, because he’s too heavy for the basic model he’s riding. He needs a special, heavy-duty model. For some reason, he’s not getting the donations he used to get. Probably something to do with racism, and the entire world going insane, besides him.

  4. dwells38 says:

    I like how, from the graph you can see the precipitous plummet before his “parting ways” infantile post. He had managed to turn droves off long before the official declaration. Then when he posted his “j’accuse, if you will” bullshit lie you can see the resulting WTF? jump and then continuation of drop-off as more people continued to write his sorry ass off. Chunkles Johnson goes from class act to Ass hat act.

    Also that’s a great graph for this Halloween season. It’s like the head and shoulders of a crouching hunchbacked goblin. The head and shoulders chart pattern in my industry is a sign of a run up on a stock, a peak and then an eventual collapse of confidence and finally a total fall off. You can see that people still had faith that Chunk would do the right thing prior to 2008 even though they were seeing weird warning signs. After though, more and more could see he’s a weasel and a liar. It’s not a classic head and shoulders pattern though because he proved a traitor and a scumbag so quickly and thoroughly that no right-side neck was formed. Hence the hunchbacked goblin pattern, signature now to LGF’s certain, if not demise, irrelevance. And a return to pointless naval gazing of a very pedestrian nobody ex-musician wannabe programmer with little talent and a quite mediocre IQ.

    • Octopus says:

      It is an awesome graph — I hope ISTE sees it. 😉

      For me, the quotation next to the graph is the best part. Bad grammar, bad thinking, bad business plan…PROFIT!!

    • St. Pancake says:

      It’s hilarious that 50% of the comments are posted by the top 20, and loser bitch wants people to pay for that. Great business model!

  5. dwells38 says:

    Even CNN, the confused network that wants Fox News ratings but actually agrees with AMESSNBC’s communist bias can do a better job than Chunk at providing some hard facts about O-bombout-care’s TERRIBLE website.

    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/10/10/cnn-has-experts-analyze-obama-website-flawed-at-the-most-basic-level/

    Chunkles, do you know anything about websites? You claim to be an international web security expert but have made like two posts on this whole giant debacle! To the effect of “Golly that’s a lotta Java files to tries to load, duhhh!” Isn’t this the story of your generation??? We get that you no longer care that Islamists murder innocents worldwide daily and have long since become more concerned with your own fat, sorry, ugly white privileged ass. And that you’re a hypocrite and a useless tool by choice. We GET that! That’s your sad prerogative. But then at least weigh in on WEB RELATED TOPICS of which you claim to be some sort of expert, if not a moral human of any self-worth.

    You can’t even do that because you’re such a leftist tool? How sad is that? Then what do you stand for? Not human rights, not honesty, not decency, not moral standards. Not even web standards?????

    That makes you lower than whale poop.

  6. dwells38 says:

    Ruh roh!!!

    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/10/10/who-do-students-at-university-of-colorado-blame-for-gov-shutdown/

    Chunk, could it be your side’s leftist memes aren’t making an impact? And even young college students are relying on their own lying eyes? OH NOES!!!

  7. Doppel B. DeMilyo says:

    ICYMI

    It’s Dead Jim

  8. Octopus says:

    You’ve got them on the run, Chunky!

    Vindication is at hand, at long last.

    Revenge is a fish, best served cold. 😈

  9. dwells38 says:

    Yowch. How embarrassing. The British print the harsh truth of the Obamacare debacle that the US news outlets simply won’t. Worse yet when Mail Online approached the WH for these figures they were told they didn’t have them. This was after Mail Online was able to obtain them from the very people who worked for them. This is aka lying.

    EXCLUSIVE: Just 51,000 people completed Obamacare applications during the website’s first week, out of tens of millions of Americans in 36 states
    • Obamacare’s main signup engine attracted just 6,200 new customers on its launch day and 51,000 after the first week
    • At the same rate, the 6-month open enrollment period would sign up just 2 million Americans, including 14 states and D.C., which have their own insurance exchanges
    • The Congressional Budget Office says Obamacare needs at least 7 million customers to stay afloat financially
    • Numerous Obama administration officials have denied seeing any enrollment figures at all
    • MailOnline’s sources are two Health and Human Services workers who have access to the data as it’s crunched
    • Texas congressman says anemic national enrollment numbers are ‘roughly the population of a small town in my district’

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2452537/Administration-sources-Obamacare-website-received-just-51-000-completed-insurance-applications.html

    Question is, will Chunk attack the Mail Online like he did GG and the Guardian for reporting the NSA over-intrusive spying on Americans that also proved Obumbler a liar.

  10. Octopus says:

    Good gag at Wiki last night: http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/10/11/wikipedia-justin-verlander-owns-oakland-athletics/

    Tigers survive the dangerous A’s, now face the more-dangerous Red Sox. Big Papi destroys our pitching, usually. Our motor, Miggy, is all messed-up, but he still has a little pop in his bat. Our pitching is better. None of that matters, you just have to win one game at a time. Nerves will be shredded. Feelings will be hurt. 🙂

  11. Because 1-800-MILYO says:

    What’s the difference between:

    Hit bottom
    Kicked ass
    Get spanked?

    They all have something to do with bumf.

  12. Octopus says:

    Does he get paid by the Tweet nowadays? That seems to be his new business objective, rather than attracting new members to his godforsaken blog. Not that the Tweet-thing is working, with his anemic numbers, despite his constant attempts to start shit with people who are way out of his league.

    I’m concerned.

    • rightymouse says:

      Methinks he uses Twitter in the same way some men use dolls as girlfriends. He avoids live human contact. Creepy.

      • Because 1-800-MILYO says:

        Or maybe the opposite. Twitter used like phonesex. He gets to have vicarious contact with what appears to be real people (and usually is, but you never know for sure) without actual social intercourse. And the other kind.

      • rightymouse says:

        Vicarious human contact ain’t the same as being in the same room. Just sayin’.
        Unless we want to count The Matted Hairy. 🙂

      • Doppel milyo says:

        watch the documentary on “anonymous”

        dysmorphic social misfits. all of them

      • ISpeakJive says:

        Is that “We Are Legion?” Was Barrett Brown in it?

    • kbdabear says:

      Have you seen many people retweet him other than Gus and a few other of the members of the Charles JohnManson Family?

      It appears that neither the left, right, or “radical centrists” find him interesting enough to click on the Retweet button when he imparts his thoughts to the Twitter world

  13. Voltaire's Crack says:

    Awesome post.

    Is it fair to say that (minimally) LGF interest has entered a ‘pause’, much like global warming?

    • rightymouse says:

      I’d say you hit the nail right on the head! 🙂

    • Because 1-800-MILYO says:

      No. The ‘pause’ has been going sideways for 17 years. What happened to LGF is more like the sudden dawn of an ice age.

      • rightymouse says:

        The difference being that human beings (one in particular) did in fact cause the decline of LGF. 🙂

    • Because 1-800-MILYO says:

      Speaking of the pause and all that, it appears that a new climate starlet has been born.

      http://judithcurry.com/2013/10/10/the-stadium-wave/#comment-396908

      Curry’s an old hand, but Marcia Wyatt’s a noob, and throwing some serious monkey wrench in the gears.

      This is the first really out-of-the-box and yet plausible theory I’ve seen in a decade.

      Ludwig will call her a Fox slut.

      • Octopus says:

        Interesting concept, but it looks like it would depend on too many varying factors to catch on with the enviro-hysterics. They prefer a simple villain, like “people” or “carbon-dioxide,” or “hydrogen-dioxide OMG.” Seems to me, people would do the wave a couple times around the stadium, and then it would die out.

      • Because 1-800-MILYO says:

        Yeah. “Shit happens” doesn’t quite get the activist juices flowing.

      • Because 1-800-MILYO says:

        BTW, what ever happened to “shit happens”? I haven’t seen one of those bumper stickers since Kerry-Edwards ’04. Is there some profound philosophical shift or something? We’re living in the New Age of complete determinism?

        Roll over, Heisenberg.

      • St. Pancake says:

        The professor in “She blinded me with science” is Ludwig

    • Doppel milyo says:

      its in an ice age

  14. fattest man in boston says:

    What’s become of Buck? Did he finally step away?

  15. ChenZhen says:

    Another interesting stat would be to revisit the “thinning content” (like we did back here: https://thediaryofdaedalus.com/2012/06/13/signs-of-the-lgf-decline-the-content-has-become-a-bit-thin/ ), as it appears that the number of front page posts continues to dwindle over there (and it seems that more and more of those are “promoted” threads by other users).

    CJ’s just posting a couple things a day now, and most of those are simple pastes of videos or whatever. Either he’s running out of ideas or he’s just getting tired and lazy. But he’s asking for $80 a year to see it without and onslaught of ads and pop-ups now, so…

  16. osprey1 says:

    Where’s the “Vlaams Belang” kerfluffle aka “The Great Euro-Fascist Purge of 2007” on that graph?

  17. osprey1 says:

    I shouldn’t have said “Vlaams Belang”. I’ve developed a sudden craving for a Belgian waffle.

  18. Octopus says:

    *kerfuffle
    *Luftwaffe

  19. Octopus says:

    Da Erstwhile Mayor’s partner-in-crime was sentenced today to 21 years, a bit lighter than Kwame’s sentence, mainly due to the fact he wasn’t holding elected office at the time he was operating this criminal enterprise. Ferguson has never admitted any guilt, or shown the slightest remorse. He still has a bid-rigging trial upcoming, so some more time will likely be tacked on.

    What I enjoyed the most today was his address to the court, wherein he blamed his plight on…well, let’s listen to Bobby:

    Ferguson talks about American dream

    Ferguson, who was brought into the court room wearing tan prison garb, told Edmunds today that everything in court has been interpreted the way the government wanted. The only thing that can’t be misinterpreted, he said, is the word of God.

    Ferguson said he is shocked by the justice system. Today, Ferguson said, he was placed in a room with a 19-year-old, who said he was going to get 20 years in prison. Ferguson said that young man’s life is destroyed.

    “In America, it seems like genocide on black people,” Ferguson, 44, said. “I’m not trying to make this racist, I’m just telling you how I feel. … the American dream is supposed to be prosperity, liberty. I just don’t see it that way no more, judge.”

    I think I’m gonna cry. 😥

    http://www.freep.com/article/20131011/NEWS0102/310110042/bobby-ferguson-sentencing-public-corruption-kwame-kilpatrick

    • Doppel milyo says:

      hope he gets shanked , after he gets assraped

    • rightymouse says:

      “In America, it seems like genocide on black people,” Ferguson, 44, said. “I’m not trying to make this racist, I’m just telling you how I feel. … the American dream is supposed to be prosperity, liberty. I just don’t see it that way no more, judge.”

      I bet you Ferguson thinks that any discussion of the high rate of illegal behavior & reliance on Gummint handouts by blacks is racist & has nothing to do with the inability to achieve prosperity.

      • rightymouse says:

        Also, the destruction of the black family by the Great Society BS is an absolute travesty of justice, although I’m pretty sure Ferguson wouldn’t agree.

      • Doppel milyo says:

        cough cough Rod Blagojovic cough cough

    • dwells38 says:

      Oh jeez. Yeah that kid got 20 years for being black while jaywalking. Just shut up ya fookin’ criminal scum.

  20. O. Nose! says:

    He needs to run with that “alien brain virus” thing at LGF. Run it to the ground!
    That would give him some extra points in the SCIENCE and WORLD categories.

    Great graphs, BTW!

  21. rightymouse says:

    From a friend of mine…LOLOL!!

    ATTORNITY: the time it takes for a lawyer to extract money from a client, before reaching settlement.

  22. Arachne says:

    I was considering changing my Twitter handle to “Prickly Bitch” but it’s taken. However, imagine my surprise when I found it it didn’t belong to Chris Matthews.

  23. Octopus says:

    @sylk @darthstar99 Argh. Spoke too soon. Down again. Filed a ticket. 22 minutes ago

    @sylk @darthstar99 We’re back up now. That was just a little blip. That’s the technical term. 25 minutes ago

    lolwut

  24. Octopus says:

    Global Warming claimed the lives of tens of thousands of cows in South Dakota this week. No mention in the MSM? http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/tens-of-housands-of-cattle-killed-in-friday-s-blizzard/article_558ef3ed-e941-5054-bc6b-115e04e10886.html

    I know…this is actually a perfect example of the kind of extreme weather we can expect now that we’ve screwed Gaia with the carbon dioxide dick.

  25. ISpeakJive says:

    Wow, the downtrend Is intact. I’m not seeing a “buy” signal, that’s fo sho.

  26. ISpeakJive says:

    This is funny.

    Racists R Us

  27. Chuck Watcher says:

    What

    MDB2 Error: connect failed

    mean in English?

  28. Because they tied your tubes says:

    • JimboXL says:

      MSNBC might as well be the media arm of the Obomber admin, so it’s either Obomber or someone in his admin that wants to “investigate” Fox, meaning make some stuff up and “find evidence” to get them off the air. Just like how he’s been purging generals from the military with trumped up charges.

  29. Minnow says:

    The idiot blog is down for “maintenance”.

    Right.

    Good time to schedule “maintenance” FatAss.

    Not at 1:00-am on Tuesday morning, for example….. but still a good time.

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  30. Minnow says:

    Hey Chuck, maybe Kathleen Sebelius is available to help you with your blog problems. I think she can be reached at 1-800-FUCKYO.

    • Octopus says:

      Neither will the Singing Urethra. Damn it! All that practicing, for nothing.

      • Because 1-800-MILYO says:

        I’m a baritone, but my dick’s a tenor. Penirati. Maybe I should talk to Iceweasel about doing an opera.

      • Octopus says:

        By the time you struggle free of her casting couch, yer dick will be…well, you’ll have a social disease, with distressing symptoms. 😦

      • Because 1-800-MILYO says:

        Is that likea the strep throat? I no singa the sweet notes from my sweet penis penis penis lola no more cuz I got icky poo all over?

  31. Minnow says:

    A recent tweet by the Chubmeister: “No, it’s even dumber than that, because Joe the Plumber posted somebody else’s article under his own name. What a freak show.”

    Wow Chucky, do you realize what a moron this makes YOU look like???

    • Octopus says:

      If he ever understood the true irony of this juxtaposition, he would have to hang up his blogging tights once and for all. 😆 (he wears blogging tights) (see-thru Lululemons)

  32. poteen2 says:

    Minnow :
    The idiot blog is down for “maintenance”.
    Right.
    Good time to schedule “maintenance” FatAss.
    Not at 1:00-am on Tuesday morning, for example….. but still a good time.
    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    Protard shot up the puddle with an Airsoft. Allahu Ackbar. Oh the humanity!

  33. Pakimon says:

    *crickets chirping 😆

  34. Pakimon says:

    Dumped Dew Onto Server

  35. Octopus says:

    Namaste, and all that crap…got a very hectic day ahead. Still, we don’t want to neglect our bodies, and get all pasty and soft. The beauty of the Youtube workouts is that it’s been scientifically and mathematically proven that you don’t have to do the actual workout shown, to reap the benefits. Just watching them has the same effect, as long as you visualize yourself being in the video with the Brazilian bikini model or hairy gay galoot, doing the exercises. Your brain doesn’t know the difference, because evolution and stuff. Go, Tigers!

    • rightymouse says:

      Namaste to you too! Go Browns!

      Hey, did you notice that when she lay flat that her boobs stuck straight out? What is it with young gals and implants??? And she’ll get skin cancer & wrinkles from all that sun! 😯

  36. Because 1-800-MILYO says:

    Octopus :
    Neither will the Singing Urethra. Damn it! All that practicing, for nothing.

    Urethra Franklin was pretty successful…

  37. rightymouse says:

    This is for the geriatrics out there. Yes, you can still look good at 60, but you have to follow a strict exercise routine. 🙂

  38. Juan Epstein says:

  39. Because 1-800-MILYO says:

    The pediatric neurosurgeon is a “Fox contributor”. This is the same dope who felates journalists as experts (i.e. Peter Sinclair).

  40. The Osprey says:

    Frank Sinclair :
    You’re infected with a dittohead brain parasite. That’s what happens when you get all your news from talk radio and Fox “News.”

    And you’re a doos who is too stupid to comprehend the literary reference implied in the phrase “hippie hat brain parasite”.

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