“142nd fastest gun in the West”

You’d probably have to probe the archives of Dr. Demento to find it, but there was a modest little hit in a humor song years ago, a parody of Jimmy Dean’s “Big John.”  The song praised the life of Irving, a Jewish cowboy who was “the 142nd fastest gun [RIMSHOT] in the West.”

I thought of it immediately when I learned that, according to Wikio, this blog, Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub,  ranks 2,263.

No kidding.  Not even enough swat to rank in a category.

So, why is Anthony Watts so ticked at this measly little mosquito of a blog?

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4 Responses to “142nd fastest gun in the West”

  1. George, you ain’t nearly so slow as you pretend!


  2. george.w says:

    Could be who you’re shooting at. Even if the 142nd-fastest were shooting at me I’d take notice.


  3. Ed Darrell says:

    This month has been slow — lots of real work that takes real time. Alas.


  4. If you want to keep that rank, you’ve got to keep posting. I was ranked in the 2000s for a while, but then I more or less took a year off — posting maybe 2 or 3 times a month — and now I’m ranked around 16,000! You drop pretty fast if you don’t post.


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