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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 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?

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

To contact Orac: [email protected]

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