Thursday, December 27, 2012

Top Ten Blog Posts Of 2012

Yes, once again it is that time of year to do what Americans love to do: create and read top ten (or whatever) lists! For Random Thoughts Of A Random Guy From A Random Place Up In The Sky, 2012 was an outstanding year in the number of readers over the year previous, and I would think, also with the quality of the blog posts I wrote. But, not only do I digress, I boast.
(photo by Tammy Harrel-Fraley)

Here are the Top 10 blog posts of 2012 based on the number of reads per post and it is also my first full year of blogging. This list, of course, is not the same as a list of posts that I think were pretty damn fine (and didn't get too many readers), so I will include those afterward as "honorable mentions". Also note that not all of the Top 10 were written in 2012.

1. "The JFK Conspiracy: The Proof Is In The Warren Report"
This post was number one week after week for most of the first part of the year, having originally been published in November, 2011. It is also a favorite of mine, being a part of the narrative that is infrequently (if ever) brought up.

2. "The Beatles - 'John Is In Fact The Leader Of The Group'"
The surprise big hit of latter 2012, this post was part of a three part examination of John Lennon's songwriting within The Beatles. Part Three also appears on this list, but for whatever strange reasons, Part Two didn't come close in terms of readership.

3. "John Lennon - A Conspiracy Of Silence"
This post was the complete script for the documentary, which due to time constraints had to be under fifteen minutes.

4. "Attention Whores - What?"
This is the first of two blog posts which enjoyed a surge of readership within the last two months of the year. This one is especially curious as it had basically laid dormant for most of the year. Why? Who the holy internet knows. The presidential election, the news of another shooting? I dunno.

5. "Mitt Romney Eats Orphaned Children For Breakfast; Among Other Things"
Here is the second surging blog. This was actually one of my favorite satires written all year. Man, that was a bad and spendy election!
(photo by Tammy Harrel-Fraley)

6."JFK Assassination - The Correct Conclusion Regarding William Greer"
There was a surprising amount of comments against the conclusions in this blog post. I was trying to refute the notion that JFK's driver killed him, but, the idea, after all these years, is pretty strong in some people.

7. "Obama: Extra-Judicial Mass Murderer"
Here is another post from late 2011 that still had staying power this past year. That heartens me a bit, as the case of the minor boy assassinated is finally making some inroads in the MSM.

8. "Walter Cronkite Was The Source Of The Core JFK Conspiracies"
This post was something I ran across simply by watching the first hour or so of CBS-TV's news coverage of the assassination on November 22nd, 1963. It was simply astounding!

9. "New York City Police Kill Gunman AND Wound 9 Bystanders"
Here was a true breaking news story post. It could have been much worse - "kill gunman and nine bystanders". A true WTF kinda moment.

10. "Part 3 - The Beatles - 'John Was In Fact The Leader Of The Group'"
Part three of this post squeaks in at number ten.

Author's Honorable Mentions

Here are some honorable mentions (well, three) that I was quite fond of but didn't get nearly enough reads to even appear on a top twenty list.

"Handcuffed Suspect In Back Of Police Car Shoots Self - AGAIN!?!"
Ah yes. This post was a fool me twice moment.

"Blacks SHOULD Be Outraged Over Trayvon Martin Killing"
This post was my favorite of the year and, yes, I'm still outraged about the whole thing.

"WAKE UP!!! Facebook Censorship !!!"
I didn't think that in 2012, something like this post explains, would cause me to lose access to good old Facebook for three days. But it did and I was. So, Happy New Year and New World Order!

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