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Tacky Raccoons’ 10th Year – The Top 11 Posts

Thursday, 3 August 2017

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On Friday, 3 August 2007, the date of our first posted post that was posted, the world twitched imperceptibly, a global nanoflinch, an earthquake with the power of a morning fart, or less. It’s not our 10th Anniversary, because Day One doesn’t count, but Day 366 does, so this is really a Birthday Celebration. It goes like this:

3 August 2007 – Whelped
3 August 2008 – 1st year Blogaversary
3 August 2017 – 9th year Blogaversary

On the other hand, there are now 3,981 posts in our archives.

TEN YEARS OF STUFF!

Steal, lift, purloin, burgle and abscond with anything you find here, just link back and give us credit for the source.


As with previous years, we’ve celebrated those posts that received the largest number of hits, not only for the past year, but for the entire life of Tacky Raccoons, and this year is no different.

We’ve featured the Top 11 Posts every year since 3 August 2008 and this year is no different. There are some surprises, and I still don’t know why some get an exorbitant amount of hits while others fade.

Previous Top 11 hits are linked here.

Earlier years’ decisions hold for these posts:

10/10/10 10:10:10 and 10:11:10 11/10/11 are hereby relegated to the sub-category of Inexplicable Honorable Mentions.


The numbers adjacent to the titles below indicate ranking for the previous 12 months, followed by the previous year’s ranking, and the third numeral is for all-time popularity (August 2007 – August 2017). “NR” indicates Not Ranked.

Click on any image below and it’ll take you to the original post. So let’s go!


No. 11/nr/272 – The Best VW Repair Manual Ever.


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No. 10/11/14 – Babe Cannon


SNAKE

No. 9/2/2 – LOL FERRET: Episode 1


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No. 8/8/156 – Introducing The Beatles – COLLECT ‘EM ALL


No. 7/19/64 –  The .Gif Friday Post No.185 – 80 Beetles


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No. 6/6/30 – Beads, Beer, Boobs & Blues = Heureux Mardi Gras!


No. 5/4/4 – Giant Woolly Bear Caterpillar Discovered Near Las Cruces, NM, Predicts Global Warming for Decades to Come



No. 4/7/188 – 11 September 2001 – Never Forget.


No. 3/nr/135 – The .Gif Friday Post No. 445 – Demolition Demon, Roll Survivor & Rock This Way


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No. 2/3/32 – Hello. I Am Mr. Google.


And the Number One Post for the past 12 months is once again:

MEET THE BEETLES

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Posted on 17 July 2011, “Meet The Beetles” wins again with a score of 1/1/25.

Thanks for all your visits, favorites and links, and I wish you all the best.

Bunk

P.S. If you haven’t done so already, visit
The Official Cutting Edge, State Of The Art and Wave Of The Future Tacky Raccoons Store
for trendy and stylish accoutrements. If you don’t see what you like, or you want something a bit different, leave a comment or use the “Write Bunk” link in the sidebar.

P.P.S. Follow @bunkstrutts on Twitter for automatic updates with little to no commentary; ditto for you folks still using Face Book. Both accounts are spam-free.

P.P.P.S. Muchisimas grassyass to those of you who contributed to our PayPal Donation Account. We’re not in this for profit and we don’t beg, but that doesn’t rule out blogwhoring as far as you know. In any case, we appreciate it. After all, a dime a day keeps the meerkats away. Cutesy little standy-uppy weasel-lookin’ bastards.

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Tacky Raccoons’ 9th Year: The Top 11 Posts

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Tacky Raccoons Be Crawlin' 300

We’ve featured the Top 11 Posts every year since this blog was whelped on 3 August 2007 and this year is no different. There are some surprises, as some posts that fell off the radar years ago have risen again in odd popularity, and I still don’t know why some get an exorbitant amount of hits while others fade.

Previous Top 11 hits are linked here.

We dropped two ranking posts from The List this year. Both had to do with unusual date/time convergence singularities, and other than that had little long-term content that would interest the average viewer to deserve inclusion.

10/10/10 10:10:10 and 10:11:10 11/10/11 are hereby relegated to the sub-category of Inexplicable Honorable Mentions.


The numbers adjacent to the titles below indicate ranking for the previous 12 months, followed by the previous year’s ranking, and the third numeral is for all-time popularity (August 2007 – August 2016). “NR” indicates Not Ranked.

Click on any image and it’ll take you to the original post. So let’s go!


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No. 11/5/14 – Babe Cannon

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No. 10/nr/460 – 819 Yonge (SE corner of Church)

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No. 9/nr/260 – Chopped and Lowered VW Rat Rod Prowler

 IntroducingtheBeatles

No. 8/nr/212 – Introducing The Beatles – COLLECT ‘EM ALL

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No. 7/11/50 – Cute Baby Giraffe

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No. 6/nr/29 – Beads, Beer, Boobs & Blues = Heureux Mardi Gras!

Please Applaud With Hands Only

No. 5/nr/136 – The .Gif Friday Post No.232 – Kraken Crackin’, Clappin’ & Flappin’

No. 4/3/4 – Giant Woolly Bear Caterpillar Discovered Near Las Cruces, NM, Predicts Global Warming for Decades to Come

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No. 3/nr/47 – Hello. I Am Mr. Google.

SNAKE

No. 2/1/2 – LOL FERRET: Episode 1

And the Number One Post for the past 12 months is:

MEET THE BEETLES

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“Meet The Beetles” was a dark horse with a score of 1/10/31. Posted in July of 2011, it was running second to Bosley The Ferret for most of this year, but in the past couple of weeks it jumped into the lead, surpassing Bosley by only a few hundred hits. (I never thought that post would be much of an attention getter by itself, so I collected them all and created a .gif animation. It’s floating around No.77.)

Thanks for all your visits, favorites and links, and I wish you all the best.

Bunk

P.S. If you haven’t done so already, visit
The Official Cutting Edge, State Of The Art and Wave Of The Future Tacky Raccoons Store
for trendy and stylish accoutrements. If you don’t see what you like, or you want something a bit different, leave a comment or use the “Write Bunk” link in the sidebar.

P.P.S. Follow @bunkstrutts on Twitter for automatic updates with little to no commentary; ditto for you folks still using BookFace or whatever it is. Both accounts are spam-free.

P.P.P.S. Muchisimas grassyass to those of you who contributed to our PayPal Donation Account. We’re not in this for profit and we don’t beg, but that doesn’t rule out blogwhoring as far as you know. In any case, thanks a wad for your support all these years. We appreciate it. After all, a dime a day keeps the meerkats away. Cutesy little standy-uppy weasel-lookin’ bastards.

Tacky Raccoons’ 8th Year: The Top 11 Posts

Sunday, 2 August 2015

We’ve featured the Top 11 Posts every year since this blog was whelped on 3 August 2007 and this year is no different. The numbers indicate ranking for the previous 12 months, followed by the previous year’s ranking, and the third numeral is for all-time popularity (August 2007 – August 2015). “NR” indicates Not Ranked.

Click on any image and it’ll take you to the original post.

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No. 11/11/57 – Cute Baby Giraffe

Meet The Beetles 0.1

No. 10/nr/44 – Meet The Beetles

No. 9/nr/6 – Amy’s Motivational Poster Collection

No. 8/10/10 – 10/10/10 10:10:10

Giant Isopod

No. 7/3/22 – “Wow, Giant Isopod, Did You See That?”

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No. 6/1/18 – The .Gif Friday Post No.133 – Needlepoint Dog is Awesome!

No. 5/4/14 – Babe Cannon

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No. 4/nr/98 – Clint Eastwood Talks To The Lucas

No. 3/7/4 – Giant Woolly Bear Caterpillar Discovered Near Las Cruces, NM, Predicts Global Warming for Decades to Come

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No. 2/nr/7 – Batmobile Babe Magnet

And the Number One Post for the past 12 months is:

LOL FERRET: EPISODE 1

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Although Bosley the Ferret passed away years ago, he still produces smiles. First posted on 8 November 2007, Bosley has staying power with a score of 1/2/2 and over 44,580 hits, despite the fact that I didn’t know there was an established protocol for posting “Lol” memes at the time (hence the font and non-meme-correct “LolSpeak”).

Thanks for all your visits and favorites, and I wish you all the best,

Bunk

P.S. If you haven’t done so already, visit
The Official Cutting Edge Tacky Raccoons Store
for trendy and stylish accoutrements. If you don’t see what you like, or you want something a bit different, leave a comment or use the “Write Bunk” link in the sidebar.

P.P.S. Oh, I almost forgot. Follow @bunkstrutts on Twitter for automatic updates with little to no commentary; ditto for you folks still using BookFace or whatever it is. Both accounts are spam-free.

P.P.P.S. Muchisimas grassyass to those of you who contributed to our PayPal Donation Account. We’re not in this for profit and we don’t beg, but that doesn’t rule out blogwhoring as far as you know. In any case, thanks a wad for your support all these years. We appreciate it.

P.P.P.P.S. Yeah. We posted this a day early. So what.

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Post 2K! WooHoo!

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

This is the 2,000th post on Tacky Raccoons.

Just think of all the time I could have been doing something more productive than shirking my responsibilites. On the other hand, this blog has given me much enjoyment over the years because every post was the result of a trek, an internet safari to look for and post oddities that amuse me, or at least hold my attention for more than a few seconds.

It has had it’s benefits. I’ve learned about image manipulation and editing, .gif animations, and that there are some sites out there that no one should visit. I’ve also “met” people from all over the world.

One thing that’s always puzzled me is what generates traffic. Sure, putting up a post titled “Lesbian Amputee Dwarf Porn” got a lot of hits  (it’s No. 15 on the list of most popular) but those who are really looking for it won’t find it here. With very few exceptions,  I’m still running on Anita Bath’s blogging Rule No. 1: Don’t post anything that will cause a Pastor to block the site from viewing by his 12 year-old daughter.

In case you’re curious, here are the Top Five posts that garnered the most attention since we started in 2007:

No. 1 – Another Great Christmas Gift Idea

No. 2 – LOL FERRET: Episode 1

No. 3 – Um, Nice Stained Glass?

No. 4 – Capybara Lapwarmer

No. 5 – Batmobile Babe Magnet

Are those the best posts of Tacky Raccoons? Not in my opinion, but who cares. I’m having fun, and I hope you are, too.

Nice To Have You Here

Sunday, 29 April 2012


Running a “Hey Lookit This” blog is fun. One of the things that amuses me is trying to figure out what’s hot and what’s not, and occasionally I look at the search engine terms that brought people to Tacky Raccoons in the first place. I might as well share the fun.

In the past year, we got a lot of hits for .gif animations. That’s unsurprising because over time we’ve collected a nice archive. Here are the top ten search engine terms April 2011 – April 2012:

  1. Capybara  (23K+ hits)
  2. Dancing gif  (21K+)
  3. Possum  (13K+)
  4. 10 (9.5K)
  5. 11 (3K)
  6. Animation Fist Pump (3K)
  7. Science Fair Projects (2K)
  8. Motivational Poster (2K)
  9. Babe (2K)
  10. Woolly Bear Caterpillar (2K)

There are variations to each category, like plurals, additional words, misspellings, etc., so the number of hits are approximate – but those are by far the most popular, with thousands of hits each. Why so many people search for the numbers 10 and 11, and not other numbers is a binary mystery to me.

The rest is a hodgepodge of pure eclectic bizarreness. These are headscratchers, in order of rank:

Meatloaf, Stairs, Chainsaw Bear, Raccoons Killing Cats, Oops, Donut Queen, Slugman, Dwarf Porn, Male Anorexia, Camel Planking, Bunny Poop, Bitch, Mickey Mouse Pants, Amputee Porn, Velcro Microscope, Bubble Butt Animated Gifs, Harold Hamgravy, Body Paint Ass, Aunt Bethany and Nose Harp.

Exactly 60 people came to this website by searching for:

these little beasties are street legal. they run on either kawasaki or honda motorcycle engines and co-opt vintage bumper car bodies into the most awesome form of mini-car we’ve seen in too long. there are seven of these little monsters floating around california, and they’re all the creation of one man, tom wright

Go figure.

[Screencap of TR traffic from here.]

1,000,000 Views!

Sunday, 30 October 2011


After several years of farting around and posting inanities on a daily basis, we are proud to announce 1,000,000 views as of a few hours ago. Although most of our traffic is from the U.S, the U.K. and Australia, we’ve been honored with visitors from 170 countries, including some that I’ve never heard of. From Revolver Maps, we get this nice list:

Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Albania, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Fijii, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakstan, Kenya, Korea, Republic of, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Republic of, MongoliaAsia/Pacific Region, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territory, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion Island, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, Yemen, and Zambia.

Pure awesomeness, and it made my day. Thanks to all.

Another Great Gift Idea: Pure Class

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

[For the sake of anonymity, we’ve blunked out the eyes in a very amateurish fashion so you don’t accuse us of photoshopoopage… and no, that’s not me.]

Let’s compare these two photos.

The guy on the left is despondent, bummed out about everything in his miserable little life. Stuck with a wardrobe full of green and gray, the person who took the photo had such little respect for him that she deliberately offset the negative karma with her thumb.

Contrast that with the photo on the right.

The guy on the right is obviously very successful and satisfied with his lot in life, and enjoys it immensely. And he has an adult beverage camouflaged as coffee when it’s intuitively obvious to the casual observer that it’s a cup full o’ jack.

Why are we posting such an incredible story of success here? Because you too can become successful, and it’s also the start of the holiday season.

Click on either of the images above and they’ll take you to a CafePress store where you can purchase lots of wonderful things. We don’t make any money on the sales, but a percentage of the sales price goes directly to charity.

When you place your orders, tell Christopher Y. that Bunk sent you, and I bet you’ll get a discount.

If you don’t see what you want, lemme know in the comments and we’ll respond. If  you need a custom design, we can do it with short notice.

And there was something else I was gonna say about being an amateur blogwhore, but I lost my train of thought…

[Update– Czech out Amy’s Store, too.]

1,292 Posts = 3rd Year Blogoversary!

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Wow. Didn’t think we’d still be around this long. Mostly, we didn’t think at all, just got up did it, starting on 3 August 2007, and we’ve since passed 671,000 views!

The year certainly had its highlights. We had our busiest day, 18 October 2009, with over 20,500 hits. I was invited to post on both AmyOops and The Blogmocracy. Amy’s site is kind of a cornocopia of oddness, and The Blogmocracy is more about current events where I provide innocuous fodder for the Overnight Open Thread. It’s all a lot of fun.

We opened up The Tacky Raccoons Store for TR paraphernalia. Our new FaceBook page was hacked and deleted, but it’ll be up again soon. Thanks to all who logged in.

This post is a retrospective of our past year, listing the Top 10 greatest hits of Tacky Raccoons from August 2009 to August 2010. Previous years’ greatest hits are here and here.

So here are the Top 10 of the past twelve months, with last year’s rankings separated by an appropriate slash. NR = no rating,  indicating that the post either didn’t make rank or wasn’t posted last year. Click on the images to see the original posts.

Hey Ho! Let’s go!


No 10/NR: Steampunk Rabbit Hunt


No. 9/NR: The .Gif Friday Post No. 129 – Compound Pendulum, Nematode, Cat Slide


No. 8/6: Southern California Fires –  October 2007


No. 7/NR: Bloody Mushrooms With Teeth


No. 6/NR: How to REALLY piss off a golden retriever


No. 5/9: Lesbian Amputee Dwarf Porn
[The title of this one was pure blogwhoring at its best, and it’s still paying off.]


No. 4/1: Lol Ferret Episode 1
[This was the 2nd most popular post since this blog done be borned, with over 30,6oo hits since 8 November 2007.]


No. 3/3: Giant Woolly Bear Caterpillar Discovered Near Las Cruces, NM, Predicts Global Warming for Decades to Come
[Don’t miss the comments on this one.]


No. 2/NR: Amy’s Motivational Poster Collection

AND THE NUMBER ONE POST OF THE YEAR IS:

No. 1/NR: An Expensive Ignosecond
This post got close to 21,000 hits before we realized that the pictures didn’t show an accident. Those guys knew exactly what they were doing, and they did it with precision.

Thanks gobs to all of you who joined up and stayed with us these past years, keep on clicking on. Let’s hope and pray that the results of this year’s November elections bring us all back to prosperity.  –Bunk

[Tip o’ the tarboosh to this site that produced the top image.]

Happy New Year’s Eve To All Our Friends

Thursday, 31 December 2009

Lotta comments this pist year, and we thought that y’all should be recobanized for what you are: Goaders.

Y’all are goaders, but I mean that in a friendly way. Every last one of you who leaves a comment gives us a reason to respond to your comment, and to post more. We feed off of YOU!.

We can’t pay you back directly, but we can certainly list all those who made the day in one way or the other, so thanx and a tip o’ the tarboosh to:

a dood, aimeerenee, alfred, AmyOops, aNa, anabel, andiscandis, Andrew, Apple, archiearchive FCD, ArmedGeek, Artiespet, azahar, bad, Becky, Bo Weez, booo, bramw8, brianna, Cactus Man, Caplin Rous, Cathrine, cbullitt, cc, Chiqui, chris, Chris@Maugeritaville, christie, cindy, crosby, Crystal!, cynder11, daisyfae, Dalton J. Fox, Dan, Dan Johanson, DarkMatter, Darryl, datora, David, David C., David S., davidhmercier, davidisherenow, Davis, Dennis the Vizsla, diesel, Doraz, Dr. Van Wolfieburg, Ella, Eric Anderson, Evil Klown, fantasiaspillowtalk, Feng, Finicky Penguin, fracas, Frank, G Eagle Esq, Gabriel…, Garryk, Gerry, gigiwiwi, gnus, GoingLikeSixty, Grannyweasel, Gretal, Hannah, haroldsnodgrass, healingmagichands, Heather, humorousreview, iguana feeding, ingrid, izaakmak, jc, Jen, Jessica, Jingle, John M., Kait, Karl, Katie Frank, Kissa, Kitty, lahru, Leeuna, LGS, lolarusa, Maddy, MadMadMargo, Magdalini, mary lee stropes, Matt Ross, MauMau, Max, Melanie, Mental Mist, Metro, michele, Milk Lion, Miss Cellania, MR T himself, nathaliewithanh, Nicole, Nifty Nick, nikolaykotev, Notoriously Conservative, Nurse Myra, Observer, Ola Glomstulen, otterhavver, Otto Mann, P.L. Frederick, Pete Aldin, phil cordery, Phil E. Drifter, Planetross, Potzorbie, Pwn Greenland, pyratelickitysplits, RGS, raincoaster, ramblette, razzbuffnik, renerup, richard, Ricky, roppolo, S. Le, sam, sandysays1, Sara, sarahenity, Senem, sHx, silverstar98121, Skybluepink, Skye, Slippy Lane, Stanimal, steve miller, steve smith, Steve Stevenson, Strider, Susi Spice, tahrey, tape, Tattoo Jim, The Necromancer, theliteraryhorse, Tony, Torben, tylerdurden, Uncle Keith, Unfinished Rambler, VE, VHDT10, WannaSmile, warlock6, waterjay, Whatigotsofar, wheels, Woodstock 1969, woosk, worldwar1letters, Zanypickle, Zeusiswatching.

Another decade behind us, and now we get a new one to mess with starting tomorrow. Best wishes to all –Bunk

TR Spoofed by VE

Monday, 17 August 2009

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VE has been posting parodies of  sites on his blogroll, and today is our roasting.   More here.

Other news:  The computer at TR Headquarters threw a fit over the weekend, and I spent most of Saturday trying every trick in the toolbox, occasionally getting it to boot without crashing, only to have it crash again. No virus detected, and resetting the system worked only temporarily.

Yesterday I took it into the hospital. I’m hoping that it’s nothing worse than a failed power supply.

[Update:  The hospital called a while a go.  Corrupted sectors on the hard drive.  We’re talking reformat city. Crap.]


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