Well, it’s the end of a year and the beginning of another. Time for me to take stock of the year that was here at the Gallery and then ridicule it mercilessly. If you’d like to see how things shook out in 2010 or 2011, just click those links. Holy crap, I’ve been here for 3 years?! Most people come here, write a post or two, then disappear into the abyss never to be seen again. Speaking of which, those new writers I mentioned in last year’s post? Yeah, didn’t last. Shocker, I know. On the flipside, we did gain two new writers this year, Eva Halloween and Princess Peach. They’ve been around for most of the year so I’d wager all the money that Acadia doesn’t pay me that they stick around.
The site layout is new. Acadia decided to mix it up a little and also changed the header pic. Then he stripped the mine down to the bare essentials, which in this case means he took out the pictures that no one ever looked at and were just taking up bandwith. When all was said and done, he ended up getting rid of more pictures than he kept.
Overall, the Gallery built on the success of last year and managed even more hits this year than 2011. The contests we ran this year (Halloween Costume Contest & Picture Perfect and the February Picture Perfect) were also very successful. I think the best thing to come out of either of those contests was this picture:
Looks like that’s all the yearly news. Guess it’s time to get down to business then. As usual I’ve got two top 10 lists here, one for multiple picture posts and one for single posts. The reason for doing it like this is that on multiple picture posts, it counts each picture view as a hit. That makes it a little hard to compare it to stuff with all it’s content on one page. I should also mention that these are all posts made in the year of 2012. There were some posts made in previous years that managed to still get tons of hits this year, such as this Kate Beckinsale Bikini Sunday post from 2011 that managed way more hits than anything else this year. Of course, the all time heavyweight champion of Superficial Gallery is still Ice Road Trucker Girl Lisa Kelly. But I digress. Hit the jump for lists.
It hit me tonight that I now have ten Bikini Sundays under my belt and I feel pretty good about it. They say if you do something ten times it’s yours for life, so now Acadia can never fire me! Hurrah for job security! Now please indulge me as a take a quick walk down memory lane and give you some new pictures of old favorites. Pay attention, there will be a quiz at the end.
Week 1: Rihanna http://www.superficialgallery.com/bikini-sunday-rhianna/24056
Week 2: Maria Menounos http://www.superficialgallery.com/bikini-sunday-maria-menounous/24079
Week 3: Katy Perry http://www.superficialgallery.com/bikini-sunday-katy-perry/24139
Week 4: Shannen Doherty http://www.superficialgallery.com/shannen-doherty-bikini/24337
Week 5: Kate Upton http://www.superficialgallery.com/bikini-sunday-kate-upton-2/24400
Week 6: Charlize Theron http://www.superficialgallery.com/bikini-sunday-charlize-theron/24459
Week 7: Jennifer Lopez http://www.superficialgallery.com/bikini-sunday-jennifer-lopez/24635
Week 8: Betty Brosmer http://www.superficialgallery.com/bikini-sunday-retro-edition-betty-brosmer/24650
Week 9: Claudia Romani http://www.superficialgallery.com/bikini-sunday-claudia-romani/24722
Week 10: Nina Agdal http://www.superficialgallery.com/bikini-sunday-nina-agdal/24843
So what do you guys think so far? Comment below and let me know who your favorite is and who I should feature in the future. Here’s to making your week better, one bikini at a time.
P.S. I lied about the quiz.
Since Acadia has a thing for retro, and I have a thing for hot chicks in bikinis, I thought it was only natural that we marry the two into one awesome post. So I present to you Bikini Sunday – Retro Edition, featuring Betty Brosmer! Betty was a fitness and glamour model and measured in at an unreal 38″-18″-36″.
Besides having a bangin’ body (is that what the kids call it nowdays?), she had a brain in her head on those pretty shoulders. She was the first model to hold rights to many of her photos (resulting in residuals for years to come) and was the highest paid model of her time. Then she married into a fitness empire when she wed Joe Weider in 1961. Oh, and she was the original face for those little air freshener trees… true story. Now on to the photos!