It’s that time again. The time in which I give all the best posts of the year the Statler and Waldorf treatment. Unless they were mine, of course. We had some interesting things happen this year. Vange, who was the co-founder of this site along with Acadia, has sadly moved on to other things. We also got hit with some nasty malware or something, and it about killed the site. That’s what Acadia gets for hiring Paul Blart as security for the site. Then Acadia scored a sweet deal with an ad company that would have brought in some cash. So, it’s only natural that we would end up getting dropped by the ad company due to a snag in the mine.
Not all the stories from this year are bad. Speaking of the mine, it’s been redesigned. Give it a look and let us know what you think. Additionally, I’m pretty sure this was the most successful year the Gallery has ever had. StumbleUpon became our best friend and sent a ton of hits our way. Thank you to all who stumbled us. Keep it up and there may be some loot in it for you in the future. Or an erotic fiction story from Acadia.
We have two new awesome writers. Cramsey and Wood Rabbit. Since they just joined us in December, they didn’t make either of the top 10 lists, but you can be sure you’ll be seeing them on 2012′s list. If they decide to stick around, that is.
I guess it’s time to get down to business. If you don’t remember how I did it last year, I made two lists, 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. OK, hit the jump and we’ll get started with the lists!
Last year I almost managed to bring home approximately one hundred and twenty five pounds of Candy. Unfortunately for me she wised up at the last minute. Your average kid brings home three to five pounds of candy from trick-or-treat and while it might not be a bleached blonde waitress the stuff is still pretty good. Think of it as a matter of saving the economy. Americans will spend $9 BILLION dollars on Halloween which averages out to about twenty bucks per person. It’s practically your patriotic duty to be one of the households upgrading from fun size bars to full sized sized candy bars.
It’s really a toss up whether trick or treating at the Dentist’s House or a Health Food Mom house was worse. At least the cheap bastard that forgot to get candy would usually pass out his pocket change if you banged on his door long enough but toothbrushes and boxes of raisins? My personal view on the whole razors in the apples thing is that some kid just went postal after getting a bushel of apples from some granola eating neighborhood. Then there’s those lollypops that look like tootsie pops and don’t have any tootsie in the center. No wonder they call them Dum Dum Pops.
Rod Stewart? What about him? What’s the point of him? See, when I have conversations with people about music things always end up coming down to comparisons. This person is good and this person isn’t. These people empirically suck and this one guy is better than everyone else…essentially, every conversation you had while you laid on the raft in the lake or sat in someone’s room in college. There always needs to be a list. There always has to be buckets you can put people in. And then you make buckets within the buckets and you find something redeeming about pretty much everyone except for Milli Vanilli and Baby Spice.
But what about Rod Stewart? What’s his deal? What bucket does he fit in? I can make my vote right here right now and not bat an eyelash. Rod Stewart’s voice kicked ass. I can see him singing other people’s songs and making them better. Think of the people who just sang over the years. Robert Plant, Freddie Mercury, that guy I just thought of but forgot. Oh, derh, Jim Morrison. It takes a special breed to only be able to like, shake some maracas or hit a tambourine and still call yourself part of the band. but they were SPECIAL!
So I ask you people. What about Rod Stewart? What’s your favorite Rod Stewart song? And if you think he sucks, what do you think his best song is? And am I the only who thinks his voice rules? Seriously?
PS – if anyone says he has no good songs cause he just sucks, then you’re a loser. I’m just putting that out there now. Because if you cannot look at something objectively and judge it, then you really are a big fat loser. I’m only asking you to pick from within the closed set of Rod Stewart songs. It’s like I gave you a bag of Halloween Candy. It might be 98% Necco Wafers in your view, but there is gonna be at least one peanut butter cup in there. My fave Rod Stewart song is Baby Jane. Except I wish it was just verses and no chorus, or the chorus was different. Or something. Anyway – start talking about Rod Stewart. Losers can go first if you want. Oh, and that thing at the beginning, that’s what MTV used to be like. Commercial, Promo, Video. Then some person talking in a room. Then more videos. Shit, that’s boring. No wonder they changed it.