Top Agitator.com Posts of 2009

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Below, the last year’s 20 most-read posts from your favorite blog. Lessons for traffic building: more rants, more stories about grandmothers, use the word “genitalia” in more headlines. Probably not a good idea to work all three themes into the same post, though.

1. What Michael Phelps should have said.

2. Whole Foods

3. Whole Foods (ct’d)

4. “Cash for Clunkers” Is a Glorious Success! (Pause for Laughs), or, Why The Daily Show Just Isn’t Funny Anymore

5. Grandmothers and Pregnant Women Beware.

6. Maryland State Police Raid Parents’ Home for Teen’s Misdemeanor Pot Charge

7. Tearful Atlanta Cops Express Remorse for Shooting 92-Year-Old Kathryn Johnston, Leaving Her To Bleed to Death in Her Own Home While They Planted Drugs in Her Basement, Then Threatening an Informant So He Would Lie To Cover It All Up

8. Part of the Problem

9. Mother Tased, Arrested in Front of Kids After Traffic Stop

10. When Hairless Genitalia Is Banned, Only Criminals Will Have Hairless Genitalia

11. Grandma Arrested for Child Porn

12. Hoosier Grandmother Arrested for Purchasing Cold Medication

13. Second Amendment-Loathing Mayor Attacked With Lead Pipe

14. Ballsy Agitator Reader Stands Up to Bully Cop

15. Super-Powered Police Dog Proves a Paltry Pooch; People It Imprisoned Exculpated

16. Radley Balko Exposed!

17. Georgia Pastor Killed in Botched Drug Bust

18. Milwaukee Police Chief Says to Hell With the Rule of Law

19. Andy McCarthy Cheers on the Commies

20. Red Flag in the LP

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12 Responses to “Top Agitator.com Posts of 2009”

  1. #1 |  Tokin42 | 

    Lessons for traffic building: more rants, more stories about grandmothers, use the word “genitalia” in more headlines. Probably not a good idea to work all three themes into the same post, though.

    I think you should try it and see what happens.

    I’d vote for: When Hairless Genitalia Is Banned, Only Criminals Will Have Hairless Genitalia, as the best headline of the year. Someone should put up one of those polls to see what everyone thinks.

  2. #2 |  SusanK | 

    I’m still bitter that the “Radley Balko exposed” post didn’t include genitalia. Unless, of course, you count the Obama dildo.

  3. #3 |  jet | 

    Some of these stories cry out for updates. Maybe we should vote on which story we’d like to see updated. Of course, “Hairless Genitalia” would win, whether it needs an update or not (I vote not).

  4. #4 |  Mattocracy | 

    I’m partial to the cash for clunkers/Daily Show post myself. Exposing the hypocrisy of the left and right is always a fun read.

  5. #5 |  PogueMahone | 

    Just a quick survey of the readers of The Agitator.
    Indulge me, if you please.

    Positive or negative mark this comment if you generally like Jon Stewart and the comedy of TDS.

    Thank you.

    Cheers.

  6. #6 |  Reggie Hubbard | 

    The Phelps rant was epic.

    I was shown that link about a dozen times by others only to tell them I read it first. Unfortunately none knew the original author thanks to blogs that don’t understand legitimacy is gained when you give credit. I think 2 of those people are casual readers of your blog now.

  7. #7 |  Radley Balko | 

    I prefer this headline:

    http://www.theagitator.com/2009/01/30/b-b-b-baby-yoo-just-aint-seen-mutt-and-jeff/

    But I’m a sucker for a bad pun. Even my own.

  8. #8 |  Michael Chaney | 

    Top story missed: Stephanie Lazarus – LAPD cop who murdered her former boyfriend’s new wife and had fellow officers cover for her, finally charged 23 years later.

  9. #9 |  Vlad | 

    I was actually disappointed that the Stewart one ranked so high. So many important abuses of people’s rights get documented and researched here, and all the pageviews go to a piece about how a comedian isn’t as funny as he used to be?

  10. #10 |  Bee | 

    I’m still “agitated” about that pastor blown away in Georgia. When I read further stories about the incident, he came across like the absolute epitome of a nice guy. Yeah, he really did take time out of his day to help a poor woman, give her a ride, and help her out with a little cash.

    But he was seen with a poor woman who’s used drugs, so he’s gotta pay, right?

  11. #11 |  Tokin42 | 

    #7 Radly:

    Good headline but the best line in the story is further down:

    “good cop, crush-your-10-year-old-son’s-testicles-cop.”

  12. #12 |  Guido | 

    Sports, food and money round out the top three. Good to see we keep our priorities straight.

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