Thursday, 23 April 2015

Der Tag

For many years a favourite toast in the German Army and Navy was “Der Tag”-the day when war would come. Despite my having read with fascination histories of the Battle of Jutland, the inconclusive but deadly clash of great fleets on 31 May/1 June 1916 where both navies used the same German description for their confrontation, I have no wish to sink beneath the waters of the North Sea. However, as I have already confessed, in my case the wished-for Der Tag is the mythical occasion when I address a  stadium full of readers chanting “Avoid confounding variables”.

Something like that happened today, 22 April 2015. Last March had slow days when only 450 readers graced my portals, and then as April dawned I had some days with super-totals as high as 1,690. Tracking back, these usually could be attributed to a kind mention by Steve Sailer.

Today readership spiked to 4,729. I have already sent my own thanks to the person responsible. A cup of internet coffee to the first reader with the explanation.

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12 comments:

  1. Is it purely due to the Murrian horde?

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  3. The Lyndsey Layton Washington Post story.

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  4. Indeed that is the topic, and has been for some time, as shown in the posts and pageviews.The person?

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  5. I would guess either Greg Cochran or Arnold Kling.

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  6. I am going to guess Steve Pinker, as that is how I found my way here.

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  7. I love the way that map implies that in Alaska they talk of little else but Dr T.

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  8. Plausible. Topics of conversation may be limited in those northern climes.

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  9. A big MMA bout announced for James Thompson?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Thompson_%28fighter%29

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  10. I need some recreation as a break from blogging, but please keep a discrete silence about this aspect of my evening activities.

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