Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Oh, and by the way...

by Nick
This is apparently what our 'work' has been worth so far.

My blog is worth $2,258.16.
How much is your blog worth?


Blogger Count Olaf said...

I'd like my $225.82 in small, unmarked, nonsequential bills, placed in a duffle bag, left at the corner of 5th & Jones underneath the mail box.
And if there are any cops, fluffy GETS it.

9/07/2006 11:07:00 AM  
Blogger Count Olaf said...

Oh, and welcome back Nick. Now if we could only get Professor Wagstaff to report on the Australian view of the Steve Irwin situation we'd have all corners of the earth covered again!

9/07/2006 11:09:00 AM  
Blogger LesterG said...

Sweet, we're like $497,741 short of a book deal.

9/07/2006 05:06:00 PM  
Blogger Joe Sherry said...

Funny, my is worth exactly the same amount.

9/09/2006 10:08:00 AM  
Blogger Joe Sherry said...

My blog, that is.

9/09/2006 10:09:00 AM  
Blogger Professor Wagstaff said...

Since you asked Count Olaf...

...basically the reaction to his death in Australia has been enormous. That's predictable to a degree but also unpredictable because for a while he was more famous outside Australia then he was in it.

It was probably only at the beginning of this decade that he really took off here and even then that tapered off after the backlash from what occurred a couple of years back when he was shown holding his baby in his arm during a show while dealing with a croc.

That's been the amusing thing about the media hysteria this week - the very same media outlets that are devoting pages and pages of coverage to him were just a couple of years ago labelling him a fool and an unfit parent for that incident.

I think another reason initally for his limited popularity in Australia was that a fair few people found him a bit of an Australian caricature - in particular his accent was something that was being sold to American audiences as the 'typical' Aussie accent when that's far from the truth. But I think this negativity dissipated when it became clear that he wasn't presenting a caricature but that's who he really was. Still, there were segments of the population that never took to him. There was one work colleague who was openly contemptuous of him when the death was made public.

But the media reaction here has been something else. There was a story floating around that one of the TV networks asked helicopter pilot to go to where Steve's wife was hiking (she hadn't heard the news) so they could be the first to get the official 'reaction'.

And there's the sheer cringe-worthy nature of some of the tributes. As an example, a host of one of a national current affairs TV show was decked out like this at Irwin's zoo the night after his death was announced as a 'tribute':
( I just could never envisage something like that occurring in America (even on Fox) or England

9/09/2006 10:57:00 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

I just could never envisage something like that occurring in America (even on Fox) or England

I don't know, look what happened when Elvis died.

Funny, my is worth exactly the same amount.

Funny, when I put in your url it says $0 :)

The blog got a book deal, and some notoriety at least in the UK, and its worth is calculated to $368,080.08.

Josh Friedman's blog on the other hand is worth $334,207.60. And he barely even posts. Although, yes, he is a well known Hollywood screenwriter. Although maybe that's thanks to the blog. And Snakes on a Plane.

Can't say I really understand where this site gets its numbers from. But there it is.

9/10/2006 08:30:00 AM  

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