Today is May 1. For much of the world, this is the day that Human Labor (what a concept!) is celebrated, and workers are praised for their hard work and contributions to the human race. So, bravi to all the little people out there who work for a living, be you industrial proletariat, farm workers, valid artists, or even white collar office workers, like myself. We all contribute something, each in our own way and with our own god-given talents, to the progress of the human race. Managers and bosses excluded, it goes without saying, they’re just evil parasites. Besides, they get their own day later in the year, it’s called Boss’s Day in the U.S.
Anyhow, without further ado I shall get right down to my stats for the month. April was a decent month for my blog. As compared to March, in April my Page Views went up – from 5,982 to 6,364. The number of Distinct Visitors also went up, from 3,463 to 3,527. Thank you, Visitors and Readers, I love and adore each and every one of you!
Next: My standard disclaimer:
Your Privacy is Important to Me: WordPress calculates who is a distinct person by their I.P. address. It also uses the I.P. address to deduce which country you live in. I myself can’t see I.P. addresses unless you leave a comment. In which case I can see your email address; and from that I COULD look up your I.P. if I were curious, which I am not.
Next: Before posting my usual “Parade of Nations”, this here is my nostalgic trip down memory lane. In which I narcissistically “look-back” through my own posts of the last month, self-assess them, and highlight a few which I think are particularly good, I call this feature:
Highlights of the Month
So, here we go, in chronological order:
- I started April with this 3-part series on Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the former Libyan leader, who looks like he has a shot at being elected President of his unfortunate and much-suffering country.
- I always love a good Maria Zakharova story, she make Westie leaders look so ridiculous, as she does here, in this piece about the Skripal cat and hamsters.
- Nikki Haley: Madame, you are no Maria Zakharova. As is shown here where a very mean girl Nikki declares that she will never be friends with Russia. Boo hoo!
- And then back to the Skripal story with this piece. My plea to Free Julia Skripal apparently fell on deaf ears since, as far as we know, that unfortunate young woman is still being confined and probably against her will.
- I had not one but two Space Stories in April, as is appropriate since April 12 is Cosmonauts Day in Russia.
- And then a bit later, I had this fabulous piece on Cosmonaut summer fashions.
- But I am getting out of chronological sequence here, and I just noticed that I had quite a lot of good stories in April. So, continuing my victory lap with this story about Syrian repulsion of rocket attacks launched by the neo-Crusader Coalition.
- Followed by my review of Luisa Miller at the Metropolitan Opera.
- Followed by this 3-part series on the Russian Military Industrial Complex and how they snagged some new customers due to their excellent performance in that Theater of the Absurd known as the Syria War. Daddy Warbucks in eating his heart out, but he has nobody to blame except himself!
- And speaking of Syrian thespians, my take on the story about the Syrian boy who was forcely wrangled into the White Helmets Acting Studio. Where young Hasan Diab landed a non-speaking but still beefy role as the victim of a Chemical Attack. Hasan won rave reviews with his coughing and spluttering. Since then the youngster has taken his show on the road and even testified in front of a UN committee! American officials are highly upset at these highjinks, it goes without saying, they cannot stand the thought of a mere child exposing their b.s. to the world.
But now, my friends, it is time for that Pomp and Circumstance that everybody has been waiting for: Time to march on with the
Parade Of Nations
My 3,527 April visitors hail from the following countries, in order of most to least page views. WordPress allows me to save these stats as a CSV file, from which I copy-pasted onto here:
|United Arab Emirates||9|
|Hong Kong SAR China||9|
|Isle of Man||1|
|Turks & Caicos Islands||1|
Thank you, Friends and Visitors, and now, since it is International Labor Day, GET BACK TO WORK, you lazy bones!