How’m I Doin’, Hey, Hey – May Edition

Dear Readers:

So, the month of May is history now, and it’s time to gaze forward into the lazy daze of summer.

Goodbye, May, Hello June!

Without further ado I shall get right down to my stats for the month.  Which are actually quite boring and predictable.  May is what I call a “status-quo” type of month. As compared to April, in the Merry Month of May my Page Views went up a bit – from 6,364 to 6,455.  Unfortunately, my number of Distinct Visitors went down slightly, from 3,527 to 3,523.   I would reckon off the top of my head, that this is not statistically significant, but I am not willing to sit down and do the actual math to prove that assertion!  [Sighs of relief from the corner where my Marketing Staff lurks.]

In any case, thank you again, Visitors and Readers, I truly appreciate you, I hope you enjoy reading my posts and get something useful from them!

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 off the month of May with more Trotsky/Chase goodies, namely this 5-part sequel to my previous sequels.  Like I said in my post, it’s okay for historians to go where the facts take them; but the Ice Dance judges WILL deduct points for a poor artistic presentation.
  • Followed by this 3-part series on the Syria War, penned by our old friend, Evgeny Krutikov.
  • Next, Kadyrov really drew blood with his snippety criticism of the French government.  As shown in the sequelae, when Monsieur Macron reacted with quite the thin-skinned squeals of outrage:  “Je ne prends pas conseil d’un dictateur!
  • Next, probably my greatest achievement of the month:  This 5-part historical series on Soviet miners strikes of the 1990’s.  Along with my Chase/Trotsky series, I hope this helps to elucidate some thorny issues of interest especially to socialists.
  • The five-parter seems to have become the new normal for me, with this series about the psychological effects of the Crimean Bridge.  This piece fits in particularly well with the overall motto of my blog, which is “Human Dignity”.  As opposed to “Space-Alien Dignity”, which is a different matter, altogether.  Speaking of which, can the Crimea Bridge be seen from space?  I don’t know the answer, I’m just asking…
  • For MH-17 conspiracy theorists, a new tantalizing  scrap (literally) of evidence on the pro-Russian side of the ledger:  The serial number of the alleged BUK.  I personally tried to include this factual nugget in the official English-language wikipedia page on MH-17, but my edit and footnote were removed within a few hours after posting.  I reckon it doesn’t fit the official wiki narrative, as to what is acceptable evidence.  Personally, I have no idea who shot down the MH-17, whether it was Ukrainians, Russians, or Separatists.  Either way, one has to assume that it was just a horrible accident.
  • And on a more joyous theme, I ended the month with a bang, this post is my personal favorite.  What is there not to like about Gladiator Movies?  Especially those featuring Emperor Commodus in the arena?  And I managed to twist even Lenin’s biography into a form of gladiator spectacle while indulging in my own favorite hobby:  Skewering inept historians!  (My analyst thinks I have a Freudian complex about historians, that might be so…)

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 3,523 May 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 States 4049
Canada 373
United Kingdom 348
Australia 210
New Zealand 169
Slovenia 105
Germany 104
Ukraine 89
Russia 62
Romania 60
Finland 59
Ireland 56
France 41
Italy 39
Spain 32
Netherlands 32
South Africa 30
India 30
Croatia 23
Norway 23
Poland 23
Sweden 23
Malaysia 23
Serbia 22
Hungary 20
Brazil 19
Belgium 17
Czech Republic 17
Greece 17
Denmark 16
Mexico 15
Singapore 13
European Union 12
Switzerland 12
South Korea 12
Philippines 10
Latvia 10
Bangladesh 10
Turkey 9
Cyprus 9
United Arab Emirates 8
Thailand 8
Austria 8
Bahrain 8
Israel 8
Indonesia 7
Vietnam 7
Nigeria 7
Chile 7
Slovakia 7
Pakistan 7
Japan 7
Morocco 6
Colombia 5
Estonia 5
Georgia 5
Ethiopia 5
Panama 5
Hong Kong SAR China 4
Portugal 4
Taiwan 4
Iraq 4
Myanmar (Burma) 4
Botswana 3
Nepal 3
Saudi Arabia 3
Macedonia 3
Kenya 3
Zambia 3
Bulgaria 3
Libya 3
Ghana 3
Albania 3
Namibia 2
Argentina 2
Algeria 2
Palestinian Territories 2
Cambodia 2
Costa Rica 2
Jordan 2
Luxembourg 2
Mongolia 2
Liechtenstein 1
Åland Islands 1
Belarus 1
Monaco 1
Nicaragua 1
Kazakhstan 1
Montenegro 1
Iceland 1
Uganda 1
Burkina Faso 1
Bolivia 1
Brunei 1
Peru 1
Mauritania 1
Jamaica 1
Cayman Islands 1
Lebanon 1
Egypt 1
Sri Lanka 1
Moldova 1
Paraguay 1

Thank you, Friends and Visitors.

Sincerely yours,

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11 Responses to How’m I Doin’, Hey, Hey – May Edition

  1. Pavlo Svolochenko says:

    ‘Cayman Islands 1’

    LOL Bill Browder reads your blog

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  2. Jen says:

    I must confess I haven’t been reading the AA blog as much lately but part of my feeble excuse is that I finally watched “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders” and its sequel “Batman vs Two-Face” with William Shatner voicing Gotham City Assistant District Attorney Harvey Dent / Two-Face, when I should have been looking at more intellectual fare (like this blog). Dent even looks like the young Star Trek-era Shatner. Some months after the sequel was made, Adam West died so those two movies are probably all that will be made that continue on from the 1966 live-action movie.

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    • yalensis says:

      Jen, that is a completely reasonable explanation for not reading my blog.

      I am happy that you watched “Return of the Caped Crusaders” – one of the great movies of our time. I got genuinely scared that Batman, under the influence of Catwoman’s Batnip, was really going to murder the Boy Wonder on the blimp. Holy Cock Robin! It was touch and go there for a while, but thank goodness our loyal Alfred was able to avert the carnage – whew!

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      • Jen says:

        The sequel “Batman vs Two-Face” was also a rare example of a sequel being at least as good as the first movie if not better, and not simply looking as if it was cashing in on the unexpected success of its predecessor by roping in a has-been guest celebrity to give voice to the criminal.

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      • Jen says:

        The funny part about that fight on the blimp is where Robin passed judgement on the ending of “The Dark Knight Rises” (in which Alfred sees Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle having drinks in a restaurant in Italy) when he exclaims “Holy unsatisfactory ending!” to Catwoman’s suggestion that she and Batman fly off to Europe to drink tea in a cafe.

        In fact the funniest dialogues are between Catwoman and Robin, who is jealous because Batman always has the hots for her, or those dialogues that reference the famous scene in that TV episode just before Catwoman leaps off the roof and plunges into the ocean below, in which she and Batman make plans for their future together, Batman wants to know where Robin fits in, and Catwoman replies they could just kill him.

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        • yalensis says:

          I also loved those verbal duels between Catwoman and Robin. But — Holy Amnesia! — I missed that whole joke about the Italian tryst, thanks for pointing it out. I have to watch that movie again, it has so many jokes and clues in it. The scene on the Blimp is the best ever. I still haven’t watched the “Two-Face” sequel yet, it’s only available here on DVD.

          Question: When push comes to shove, if Batman did (in his own right mind) have to choose between Robin and Catwoman, I wonder which one he would pick? Ha ha!

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