Time for a little diversion now. This had me both laughing hysterically and scratching my head. My prior blog was mainly active from 2011 to 2016. Somewhere in there, I published a post about Val Kilmer’s elbow and other celebrity “deformities”. I didn’t do it out of meanness, I swear. It was more a testament to the fact that even celebrities are people and, gasp, they even occasionally poo poo in the potty. But what gets me is that, after almost five years of blogging, this was and remains my most popular post.
I’m not talking about marginally more popular. What I’m trying to say is that Val Kilmer’s elbow and Tom Cruise’s teeth blew my entire repertoire of thoughtful meanderings out of the damn water. My blog was never popular but I had a few faithful followers. My stats usually hovered somewhere around 150 to 500 views. But good ol’ Val Kilmer’s elbow? That got me….wait for it…wait for it…. 18000 views! What in the actual F***?!?!
The nearest runner up was a Pork Chop Burritos recipe and an adorable picture of my dog Cassie, appearing to do yoga with 2.5K and 1.7K respectively.
HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? And more importantly, WHY?
Furthermore, what does it mean? Is there hope for little girl found??? Maybe I shouldn’t have looked at those stats. Now I feel like I’ve peaked and my peak involved third nipples and absent belly buttons!
In 2015, someone created a Twitter account for Val’s elbow. I’d like to think that I had something to do with that. It was, afterall, right around the time I wrote the post. Then again, there are forums out there from 2013 that refer to it as the “Valbow” so I guess there truly is no original thought on the Internet.
I know what you’re thinking. Is this a shameless attempt at gathering more followers by regurgitating an old and marginally successful blog post? Perhaps. We may never know but if you’ve read this far, you deserve this….