Once in a while it’s kinda fun to see how Charles Johnson’s Little Green Footballs stats are doing, and Alexa turned up an interesting aberration in the decline.
The image above has been chopped and channeled and lowered and louvered for clarity (and a little bit of ventilation) but the graphs and data from Alexa are sound and legit as of 1 May 2017.
What happened in January likely had to do with the Presidential Inauguration, as a lot of people (including me) wanted to watch Charles Johnson’s meltdown, but the views should have dropped off shortly after. Then there’s that bizarre spike mid-February, and it took until late April for the LGF Decline to resume. Johnson has fudged his view stats in the past, so perhaps he got caught at it again and was busted by an extraneous algorithm. Search engines don’t give him much traffic as he’s got little original content and he’s got most bot crawlers blocked. Not only that, but LGF hasn’t been a “news aggregator site” for years, because these days it’s all about “clickbait.” Here’s the kicker:
95 percent of all websites load faster than Johnson’s Little Green Footballs.
Nice work, Charles.
From the BRC Archives, we found these wonderful posts:
180 Charles Sun, Apr 11, 2004 11:24:31am
Folks, what we have here is a typical case of lefty role reversal. To divert attention away from the fact that a link to a really nasty personal attack was left on Mudfilter’s front page for several hours — on Easter morning, mind you — it’s now become a matter of the “group think” at LGF. We’re all supposed to be ashamed and I’m supposed to be humble. And even pointing it out is called a bad thing.
Just observe the tactics at work.
197 Charles Sun, Apr 11, 2004 12:12:15pm
cedar: you’re really starting to show your jerk badge.
The “Nuke Mecca crowd,” as you put it, does not appear on the front page.
“A dumb post.” I’m trying to remain level-headed here. But someday I’d like to see how you react if you wake up on a nice Easter morning and find the Mudfilter slimeballs chuckling and patting each other on the back at how clever they are for comparing you to Adolf Hitler’s girlfriend.
In an ugly polka dot dress to boot.
Right, but that’s just “dumb.” Whereas, pointing it out is “shameful, hypocritical, disingenuous,” etc. etc. etc. retch.
That “dumb” post stayed up for almost 6 hours, until I linked to it. I’m pretty sure that if I hadn’t linked to it, it would have remained.
Now go away, you pest.
6 Charles Sun, Mar 23, 2008 10:04:13am
So what’s Google‘s excuse?
44 Charles Tue, Apr 26, 2011 11:01:22am
re: #35 wrenchwench
Hinderaker had to know that his greeting card source was ludicrous. But he used it anyway.
He probably also knows Obama made a very nice Easter statement — after all, he apparently read my post which contained the video of that statement. But he insisted Obama said “nothing.”
They just lie, blatantly.
117 Charles Tue, Apr 26, 2011 3:38:05pm
re: #116 alexknyc
I may be late on this one but I think Easter 2008 occurred in March.
I’m sure there was nothing proclaimed then either but accuracy does count for something.
Thanks for pointing that out — I added the proclamations for March 2008, and of course there’s no Easter proclamation then either.
24 Charles Tue, Apr 26, 2011 1:39:49pm
re: #19 Obdicut
Obama hates Easter so much he had a prayer breakfast for it.
5 Charles Tue, Apr 26, 2011 2:19:03pm
A Bruce Tomaso notes at Dallas News, not only are there no official Presidential Proclamations for Easter since at least 1980, there don’t appear to be any official proclamations for Muslim holidays either.
Nice reverence, Charles. Now go suck an egg.
Aside from the ventilator, Charles’ portrait wasn’t photoshopped; it was merely sharpened one degree with common image enhancement shareware. Yeah, he’s off-center just like always, but the big question is: Why is Charles Johnson fascinated by this image of President Trump and why is he using it for TwitterSpam?
To all you Stalkers, Mockers, Linkers and Lurkers, have great New Year from everyone at
Diary of Daedalus
May the new year bring you health and prosperity. Oh, and humor. And lots of ground Chuck. And @Gus_802. Bring us lots of @Gus_802 and @Green_Footballs and humor. And a new gravatar for Charles Johnson. And more Twitter meltdowns and stuff.
This is going to be a fun year.
Meanwhile there have been some requests to repost LGF oldies, so since it’s Saturday Night, let’s rip it up and tear it up. From July 2007, here’s an LGF post about an obnoxious girl with bigger balls than Charles has.
Okay, Charles. You gonna walk back that Wonkette attack, or you gonna eat what she scrapes off her bathroom floor?
Oh, the entertainment that Charles Johnson has provided us over the years! Courtesy of CroMagnon, our collection of .gif animations has expanded, and for you twittermockers, we’ve posted them individually below for the easy cut-n-paste-click-n-mock. When he calls you a stalker, play the mocker.
Just remember that Charles loves you, even if he’s incapable of uttering the words.
[Related ChuckMock fodder here.]
A nervous young white boy somehow made the cut to play funk rhythm guitar in George Duke’s band in the late 70s. Were there racial overtones in the session? Yes. Were the band members racist? Doubt it. The impromptu lineup includes:
George Duke – keyboards, vocals
Leon ‘Ndugu’ Chancler – drums
Sheila E – drums/percussion
Charles ‘Icarus’ Johnson – guitar
Vocalists – unconfirmed
George Duke narrating: “I would not have attempted this song without the soul members of the band.”
GD to recording engineer: “Okay. Gary, you ready?”
LC: “Okay, it’s Howdy Doody Time, baby!”
[LC’s Drum intro]
GD to CJ: “C’mon, Barry!”
[Song stopped abruptly by LC]
GD: “Wait a minute, I think we oughta change the guitar lick – a little bit. Whaddya think. [laughter] Heheh, Yeah? Naw it ain’t nothin’, ain’t nothin’. Who you playin’? Wait a minute, Barry, who you playin’?”
CJ: “I’m playin’ like a…”
[Charles plays new lick]
LC: “Goin’ surfin’ baby! Here we go!”
GD: “What about another lick. Try out something else. You wanna try it with me? Try it before we get back in the band. Okay, one, two, three, four…”
I found the video clip amusing (Funk 101 lesson happens in the first couple of minutes).
[Update: Original link was deleted, so Jump to 00:02:50]
At 05:00 Charles eyeballs the camera, then photobombs a group shot:
Charles, were it not for you claiming to be a close friend of the late George Duke, it’s doubful that we’d have bothered much about it, but since you did, you owe your fans some stories. Did they let you ride in the same bus? Did you get to drive it? Did you hit on Sheila E? Is that why you got the boot? Or were there too many little green speedballs involved?
Inquiring minds don’t give a crap either way, so you might as well fess up.