Dec 17, 2006

CNN Love

I began receiving thousands of extra hits on Friday and Saturday, and for the life of me, I couldn't figure out why. All I could see was that people from all over the country were doing searches for 'ugly overload.' It wasn't until some of my beloved readers told me that Ugly Overload had been mentioned on the much prettier Cute Overload that I got my first clue.

It turns out that my blog was part of a CNN report on 'the science of cute'! Below is a screenshot from the report, and here is a link to the video. (You'll see CNN reporter Jeanne Moos doing a man-on-the-street interview to see who is cuter: a baby panda or Shiloh Jolie-Pitt).

Thanks to all of you, even Brad and Angelina (I'm sure they're huge fans of mine). I feel vindicated for devoting a site to giving ugly animals their due, for giving them some air time.

Cute animals get all the love. But not any more.

Well, at least until my traffic plummets.

8 comments:

Connie said...

Thats exactly how I found the site, but I'm staying :) Got you on my bloglines and will link up soon. My kids love it too!

Raging Wombat said...

Hey, thanks Connie. I'm glad your kids like it. I keep it clean for the young ones.

Tarmie said...

I think I almost died laughing looking at all those ugly ugly creeters. Especially the babies.

tcr8on said...

I also found you from Cute Overload. I truly believe there must be balance in life! You MUST take the ugly WITH the cute or things will be out of whack! Congrats on your new found fame!

Raging Wombat said...

I'm just happy you all like it. Well, most of you.

Jared said...

I, for one, welcome our new ugly overlords.

Howard said...

That's awesome! Congrats on the exposure! It's about time.

Rasmus said...

Congratulations! Keep spreading the ugly love...