Wednesday, September 10, 2008

No Bounce

The last several years, as the anniversary of 9-11 approaches, interest in the 9-11 conspiracy theories has risen. For example, in 2006, 9-11 Flogger's traffic rose from 149,000 visitors in July to 322,000 in September. In 2007, it went from 231,000 in July to 337,000 in September. Note in particular that the 2007 numbers were higher in both months than they had been the prior year.

But things really have begun turning. To use a currently popular catchphrase, the 9-11 "Truth" Movement is showing no bounce this year, not even a dead cat bounce. As I have remarked the year over year traffic over there has been declining dramatically. In July of this year they had 169,000 visitors, a slump of about 30% over the prior year. And there is no indication that interest is peaking again; at the current rate they project out to 174,000 visitors this month, almost a 50% drop from last year's visits.

Meanwhile, with a day to go, Box Boy Richard Gage is only 526 architects and engineers short of his goal of 1000 such morons in his little club. This one goes out to all the "Truthers" out there:

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