One of the many things that makes writing a blog exciting is when a post goes viral for an entirely unexpected reason — and what happened on Tuesday of this week was very unexpected! While making a routine check of my stats page shortly after 4:00 PM, I noticed, with a degree of astonishment, that the day’s traffic counter looked like this:
Um, wow: I couldn’t believe that the blog needed fewer than 100 visits to surpass its best traffic day ever (which, I will note, was several years in the past at this point)! I immediately checked my list of referrers (sites that are directing traffic to Worleygig) and noted that a huge amount of traffic was coming from this Reddit thread, which indirectly linked to This Post (from way back in 2011!) about a Pink Pig Chair. Yes I just typed that. Check it out for yourself below.
It seems that the owner of this chair put it up for sale on Craigslist, which triggered the viral activity as the post was picked up by Reddit and then Twitter, and funneled over to me because of a completely incidental link to my post buried in the discussion. To add intrigue, a reporter from the New York Times also contacted me for a story she was researching about the Craiglistpost! You can’t make this stuff up.
At the end the day, we celebrated a record high number of visits to our humble little site. Even though the extra traffic will gradually dissipate until we are back to our normal flow, I am super grateful to the Internet gods that crazy things like this can occur.
It’s probably no secret that I spotted this Pink Pig Ears Headband during a walk on the morning after Halloween here in Manhattan.
Whoever had worn them the night before decided to abandoned them, with an obvious degree of care, over a railing of a construction scaffolding, and they caught my eye immediately. As photographer Steven Shore once said, paying attention all the time is an interesting way to go through the day.
I declined to touch them due to Covid, but I did get these nice shots to share with you, before I left them behind and continued on my way. Another cool Pink Thing: Mission Accomplished.
Going shopping in your closet: it is a thing. I have not had to buy a gift for anyone since the beginning of Covid life since I keep finding new shit I forgot I owned hiding inside bags in my closet. Just being serious.
Case in point: I was looking for something to re-gift for a friend’s upcoming Birthday when I discovered these awesome Flying Pig String Lights hiding at the bottom of a bag of old tights, of all places. I have a vague memory of receiving them from my sister for Christmas several years ago, and I can guess that the only reason they were not put up in the Chickpad immediately is that I already had a set of Pig String Lights (recently retired to storage) hanging over the exact book shelf where these now reside.
Hey guess what, Bitches? Flying Tiger has reopened their Manhattan-based stores and I could not be more excited to shop there once again! I happened to be uptown yesterday near 74th Street and Third Avenue and stopped into the store at that location hoping to find a Pink Thing or two for blog. Mission: accomplished!
Kids love to play with Slime, and Flying Tiger is currently selling Pink Slime in a Pink Pig-shaped container. Squeal.
I believe the “cloud” graphic on the packaging is meant to indicate that the slime is soft to the touch, and not that it farts or emits gas of any kind when poked with a finger. I neglected to note the price of this fun pink thing, but my guess would be that it sells for around $3.00.
A smiling pig riding a motorcycle adorns the front of this eye-catching Hot Pink Baseball Cap that comes complete with a set of fuzzy pink pig ears! I spotted this unusual (and yet, appropriate) cap on the head of a fellow-reveler at the Great Big Bacon Picnic a few years back, and I found again it in my archives whilst trawling for photos of Pink Things! My guess is the pig is the mascot of a local motorcycle-enthusiasts club, and it has something to do with being a “hog on a hog.” Or something similar.