At the end of The resistance for the sixth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News, I promised that the next installment of the series would be about general entertainment not having to do with the election. I should have added that it wouldn't be about holidays or John Oliver, either, as many posts covered in both installments were also entertainment entries. Regardless, today is Sunday, time for the weekly entertainment feature, so it's the perfect occasion to fulfill my promise.
Al Jazeera America's final Emmy nominations from September 21, 2016 wasn't exactly about entertainment, as it reported on the defunct cable channel's news and documentary award nominations, but the post fits better in entertainment than anywhere else. It was the twenty-second most read entry of the year with 1890 raw page views as of March 20, 2017. It was also the fifth most viewed entry during October 2016, ending the month with 1724 default page views after reaching a maximum of 1825, 1852 according to the raw counter, at 7:59 PM on October 20, 2016. It earned its page views after being shared at the Coffee Party USA Facebook page, gaining 611 page views in the first hour and helping attract 708 page views to the plog that same hour. It earned nearly 1600 page views in the first 24 hours and helped attract 2499 page views to the blog the day it was shared.
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The thirtieth most read entry of last year was Alignment charts for the 50th anniversary of 'Star Trek' from September 12, 2016 with 1379 raw page views. The post was the second most read entry during September and the most popular actually posted that month with 1128 page views, 1233 according to the raw counter. It also earned seven pluses to tie with "Colbert and Meyers examine the Trump Foundation" for most pluses on Google+ during September 2016. It got those by being shared at the science fiction groups and communities on Facebook and Google+, earning 300 page views in the first two hours and 1010 page views after 24 hours.
Since no post of mine with or about alignment charts would be complete with a live or fan cover of the theme song, here are Camille and Kennerly the Harp Twins playing the themes from "Star Trek."
Identical Twins Camille&Kennerly play their electric duet harp arrangement of the STAR TREK: The Next Generation (TNG) Main Theme and The Original Series (TOS) Main Theme!No, I couldn't wait until the end.
The thirty-fourth most read entry of the past blogging year was 'Westworld,' 'Stranger Things,' and 'Penny Dreadful' all win Golden Reel Awards, beating 'Game of Thrones' from February 24, 2017 with 1182 raw page views and 1087 default page views as of March 20, 2017. It was the third most read for February 2017 and the most read actually posted during the month with 1010 default page views and 1019 raw page views by then end of February. I shared it on the science fiction, fantasy, and horror groups plus the "Westworld," "Stranger Things," and "Penny Dreadful" groups on both Facebook and Google+. The "Westworld" fans in particular provided the post its page views. That is one enthusiastic fandom!
Three drum corps entries made the top forty last year. I told the story of two of them in Holidays for the sixth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News. Now it's time for the third. Drum corps goes viralfrom July 12, 2016 became the thirty-seventh most read entry of the past year with 1018 raw page views as of March 20, 2017. I'll be a good environmentalist and recycle what I wrote in Most page views ever and other monthly meta for July 2016 to tell the post's story.
The title of "Drum corps goes viral" from July 12, 2016 became a self-fulfilling prophesy. I shared it on the drum crops groups and communities on Facebook and Google+ and it went viral, earning 676 page views, 687 according to the raw counter, ending the month as the second most read new entry and the fifth most read overall for the month.It wasn't only on my blog that the video went viral. CBS in Dallas-Ft. Worth recounted some of the story in Denton High Student Gains Internet Fame For Intense Performance.
Keyboard player Anna Eberhart is in character when she plays!Eberhart's fifteen minutes of fame continued as she appeared on the Harry Connick Jr. Show where Harry Learns How To Make The Facial Expression That Went Viral.
Viral marching band star Anna Eberhart teaches Harry her epic facial expressions!Anna, congratulations on representing The Activity well on TV!
I called the "Westworld" fans enthusiastic. I first found that out when I posted Evan Rachel Woods on acting in Westworld from November 1, 2016. It ended the year with 996 raw page views to become the thirty-ninth most viewed entry of the 2016-2017 blogging year. It was also the only post in the top forty to make two consecutive monthly top tens. In November 2017, it came in seventh overall for the month and sixth among entries posted during the month with 261 default page views and 313 raw page views. It was also the most retweeted entry posted during November with 4 retweets. This might make it the most retweeted post of the past year. In December, it ended the month in fifth overall with 524 page views, earning 881 total raw page views over two months. I shared the post to the Westworld groups on Facebook and Google+ at the start of December, earning 494 default page views during the same 24 hours. Along with Post-election stress disorder, which I shared at the Coffee Party Facebook page, it helped attract 2,726 page views to the blog the first day of December. Here's to the "Westworld" fans still being enthusiastic when I start plugging the series for the Saturn Awards!
The next retrospective will be about the Flint Water Crisis, which had two posts in the top forty, one of which was briefly on the all-time top ten. Stay tuned.
Retrospectives from previous years about entertainment.
- The first year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News: Part 5 of several
- The first year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News: last of nine parts
- Second Year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News: Scary musical clowns from Detroit
- Second Year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News: Top post of 2012
- Top post for the third year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News--Ringworld
- 'Game of Thrones' for the fourth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- Alignment charts for the fifth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- Happy Persian New Year and Happy Birthday to Twitter and this blog
- Statistics for the sixth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- John Oliver: Top posts for the sixth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- Michigan recount for the sixth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- Minor parties for the sixth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- Entertainment and the election for the sixth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- Holidays for the sixth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- Gerrymandering and other general politics for the sixth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- Climate change for the sixth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- Election leftovers for the sixth year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News