Hit me! Hit me hard!

My dear mother pointed out the other day that my Sitemeter is rapidly approaching the 1,000,000 visits mark.

And so it is. I had noticed a couple of weeks ago that I was getting close to the zone, but it crept up on me faster than I had expected. With your help, I should be there in week or so. With a little judicious link love, I could be there even sooner.

That would leave one question. As Mr. Sun put it:

Once a blog reaches one million “page views,” the blogger is placed in a sealed room with another popular blogger of the opposite ideology. There, in “Intelligent Blogging Apparel,” they work in juxtaposition to concurrently filter the day’s news through their own viewpoint.


Neither blogger is allowed to leave the room until one uses the righteousness of his reasoning to cause the other’s head to explode like in the movie Scanners.

So who would my death match opponent be? Remember, it has to be someone who has also achieved 1,000,000 visits. Dr. Mercola, perhaps? No, he’s not really a blogger. Neither is Whale.to or any number of other altie sites, and the altie blogs I’m aware of probably haven’t hit a million visits yet.

But who?


  1. #1 Mustafa Mond, FCD
    January 15, 2007

    Down with the woo!

  2. #2 Bardiac
    January 15, 2007

    Maybe it should give you hope that the altie-blogs aren’t getting as many hits? (Of course, that doesn’t say anything about the non-blog sites, and those may be raking in hits and money. Alas.)

  3. #3 df
    January 15, 2007

    Cranky, arrogant computers have mothers? 🙂

  4. #4 J-Dog
    January 15, 2007

    Congratulations! I don’t know if you caught this in the Onion, but it’s right in your wheelhouse…


  5. #5 TheProbe
    January 15, 2007

    Just be glad that Mother Orac is not a Jewish Mother who has visited her doctor son’s blog 990,000 times and is now serving up a plate of guilt for causing her to develop carpal tunnel syndrome.

  6. #6 Melissa G
    January 15, 2007

    df said:
    “Cranky, arrogant computers have mothers? :-)”

    Motherboards, of course! 😀

  7. #7 valhar2000
    January 16, 2007

    the altie blogs I’m aware of probably haven’t hit a million visits yet.

    Well that’s a relief!

  8. #8 Steevl
    January 16, 2007

    Orac, this is semi-offtopic, but are you aware that there’s an advertisement for a free personalised horoscope at the bottom of your blog?

  9. #9 Orac
    January 16, 2007


    The bloggers have complained already, and we’ve been promised that it would be removed. It’s one of those random cycling ads.

  10. #10 Kev
    January 16, 2007

    Cough ;o)

  11. #11 magista
    January 16, 2007

    Two or three times a day, my dear, every day. Write more stuff. 😀

  12. #12 Orac
    January 16, 2007


    Then you could help me over the top with a little judicious link love. 😉

  13. #13 Prup aka Jim Benton
    January 16, 2007

    I doubt if he has the requisite bunber of hits, but wouldn’t your opponent be, quite obviously, Vox Day?

  14. #14 Prup aka Jim Benton
    January 16, 2007

    “number,” and that shows me I DO need to post that sign
    “Wake up FIRST, then type.”

  15. #15 TheProbe
    January 16, 2007

    How about some form of contest to be the 1,000,000th visitor? Such a momentous event *requires* recognition.

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