This website may set a daily traffic record today thanks to a monkey, a duck, a noose, and a Moose.
As of 1:40 PM Friday, “My world” already had 58 hits today — more than double the average daily total of ~25, and only 24 short of the daily record of 80 set on May 28.
Of today’s 58 hits, 25 came from people using various search engines, mostly MSN, to search for the words “duck in a noose.” (For some reason, my website is #7 on the MSN search for that phrase.)
“Duck in a noose,” of course, is the enigmatic phrase that was uttered by Police Chief Moose on Wednesday night, repeating the words of the serial sniper who, thank God, was caught only a few hours later. (The New York Times this morning has an excellent explanation of the phrase.) My site gets “duck in a noose” hits because I mentioned it here and here.
Meanwhile, 4 more hits today have come from people searching for movies of the Rally Monkey — who, coincidentally, found himself tied up quite a few nooses this week in San Francisco.
Moose, noose, monkey, monkey…
UPDATE, 2:02 PM: When I put this post online, I immediately got 4 more hits from people on the Blogger homepage, who clicked on my site on the “10 Most Recently Updated Blogs” list. There are probably more people perusing the Blogger homepage than usual today, because Blogger was hacked earlier today, and the servers were down for a while. So now, I can attribute my increase traffic to a monkey, a duck, a noose, and Moose, and a hacker. :)