When There’s Somethin’ Strange In Your Neighborhood. . .

No, we’re not calling the Ghostbusters, dudes. It’s not like that.

Just something a little odd. So your favorite blog (this one, dude! Sheesh!) got a huge spike in traffic yesterday and I’m not really sure why.

I mean, we’re talking 10 times our normal daily visitors hit the site on Thursday. The vast majority of them came in through a yahoo.com image search for the word “dude” and went to this page. It’s simply a post about some of the things I found while googling the image search for the word “dude.” I’m sensing a trend here.

It has a picture of an inaction figure of Jeff Lebowski, an obamaized poster of the dude hisownself and a picture of Stephen Tyler looking very, very, appallingly strange, almost, you know, like a lady.

That’s it. And yet it drew a huge number of people.

You dudes wouldn’t know anything about it, would you? Probably not, considering that, having checked the stats on this, I found that all those image searches came from, of all places, Turkey. Yeah, the country Turkey. Now, either Jeff Lebowski has a huge following in Turkey that has just discovered the movie, or there’s some sort of crazed programmer with a little too much time on her hands living in Turkey.

Either way, it’s not the only strange searches that have come this way lately. Sure we have an eclectic mix of posts, but some of these are a bit more eclectic than even I’m aware of.

Trying to talk to your wife? Sure, that’s understandable. I can think of a number of posts that might apply to that one. Things all men should be able to cook? Yep. No problem.

But Richard Simmons’ wife? Alexander the Great’s wife?

Dude, I’ve got no idea why that sort of thing brings anyone here. Of course, they’re more than welcome. In fact, the more the merrier.

I’m pretty merry right now, so let’s have some more. Or something like that.


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