Patterico's Pontifications

2/9/2006

Shining Parody Trailer Traffic Spike

Filed under: Humor,Movies — Patterico @ 8:17 am



Yesterday I received an odd traffic spike from a mysterious source. I received a flood of visitors — several hundred every hour — from people who reached my blog through a Yahoo! search for “shining parody trailer.” (My post about that trailer is the second result in that search.)

I can only assume that this exact search was somehow featured on or near Yahoo’s main page. Either that or Oprah told her audience to go to their computers, pull up the Yahoo search engine, and type in the words “shining parody trailer.” (A possibility along those lines seems much less likely; all the searches are Yahoo searches, typed the same way.)

I haven’t figured out for sure exactly what happened. Does anybody know?

Anyway, assuming the trailer is still available, you should watch it if you haven’t already.

4 Responses to “Shining Parody Trailer Traffic Spike”

  1. Do you have any idea how I’d react if I got “a flood of visitors — several hundred every hour” on my site? Seeing that would be like watching Ed Bradley’s face on the evening of November 2, 2004!

    Dana (3e4784)

  2. You should update that post with a working link (e.g. http://www.ps260.com/molly/SHINING%20FINAL.mov) so the people coming to look for it can see it.

    Polybius (e56744)

  3. You would think that one of them would leave a comment saying why they were searching “shining parody trailer”. They may yet.

    nk (d7a872)

  4. Most likely it’s because the Brokeback to the Future trailer is being mentioned a lot in news reports on Brokeback Mountain, some of which mention the Shining trailer as another example of this practice.

    Polybius (e56744)


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