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Monday, December 24, 2007

2007th Heaven: Recapping The Snitch’s Most Glorious Year on Record

Posted By on Mon, Dec 24, 2007 at 9:05 AM

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By Joe Eskenazi

The good year 2007 gave us bunker oil in the bay, bodies stacking up in San Francisco like chopped wood, and the birth of the Web page you’re now reading: The Snitch.

See? It wasn’t such a bad year after all (we hear bunker oil has a slightly piquant tang).

In order to celebrate our first year on God’s green Earth, we’re going all British on you and making a miniseries:

Today: Our Most-Read Stories

Tuesday: Breaking News on The Snitch

Wednesday: Analyze This!

Thursday: Rather Than Write 1,000 Words – Here’s a Picture

Friday: You are There

Part I – I Read it on The Snitch!

The results are in! And, whether it’s indicative of the decline of Western society, the ascent of Google, or both, four of our top five most-read stories include the words “booze,” “gay,” “stabbers”, and “porn” in their headlines. So, without further boozy, gay, stabbing porn ado:


No. 5: “Who among us doesn’t love Israeli porn?”

No. 4: “Cleverest. Halloween Costume. EVER.” (Yours truly snaps one photo in the Castro and it’s my most-“read” post. The moral of this story: Don’t bother working hard, kids)

No. 3: “Stiletto stabbers still at large

No. 2: “John Cusack is gay

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No. 1: “Booze and babes” – it’s Matt Smith’s provocative Gavin Newsom comic.

Incidentally, the good folks over at Google Analytics inform us that more than 60 percent of our traffic comes via search engines. The nonsearch site that gets us the most referrals is Wikipedia. And, of late, the No. 1 most-searched phrase resulting in hits for us is “Ron Paul” (but before the Paulsters get all high and mighty, know that “Ron Paul” just barely beat out “glory hole”).

Finally, a quick survey of our Web statistics necessitates the following paragraph so as to garner more hits:

Glory hole Glory hole Glory hole Glory hole Glory hole Glory hole Glory hole

Fisting Fisting Fisting Fisting Fisting Fisting Fisting Fisting Fisting Fisting Fisting

Ron Paul Ron Paul Ron Paul Ron Paul Ron Paul Ron Paul Ron Paul Ron Paul Ron Paul

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About The Author

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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