Episode 030: Previously on… (Special Edition)

September 2, 2009

Every ten episodes we like to do something special. We read letters for 10 and for 20 we played clips from the “gag reel” plus some audio comments. This time around I wanted to do something really special. But I forgot to plan anything so we decided to recap the first 29 episodes, talking about all the points we’d wished me made in hindsight. None of which it turned out we could remember months after the fact. We’ve come to the conclusion these “specials” aren’t so special so this will be this last one until episode 50 (a reasonable milestone). This gives us some time to plan something spectacular.

A NOTE ON THE SPECIAL EDITIONS: Before we joined the Simply Syndicated network, the first 31 episodes of Nerd Hurdles were hosted on Podbean. Technically, they still are. But since letting our pro-account lapse there’s been a bandwidth problem were the files are only available for the first half of the month before they hit the Podbean ceiling. While SimSyn’s hosting was on Libsyn, we started releasing these episodes as “Special Editions” with newly recorded introductions. When SimSyn moved our hosting to Soundcloud, those files were again lost (and we’d only managed to upload the first 10 anyway). So, here they are once more; uploaded to a 3rd audio service and hopefully the last.


Coming to terms

August 3, 2009

WordPress is statstastic. My favourite stats are the stats on search-engine terms people use to get to this blog. Or perhaps more accurately the search terms that get them hijacked and sent to this blog when they’re looking for something else. I wonder if any of the people looking for  “zombie dyke” or “slurring severus or snape” actually read these entries. And do they then ever click on the podcast link. Well stats on the click-through says no to that latter question. Here are the search terms and number of times they were used for the month of July (I’ve put my favourites in red) and what I think we can see here are people are generally zombie crazy.

Zombies

zombies – 57 (the apparent winner)
28 days later zombie – 6
fotos zombies 28 days – 2
how to look like a 28 days later zombie? – 2
zombie people – 6
day of the dead tattoo – 3
pictures of zombies – 2
megan fox zombie – 2
rage virus, infected – 1
zombies on the street – 1
fast zombies – 2
human zombie tattoo – 2
rage virus – 1
rage virus, virus t – 1
zombie heads – 2
60’s zombie – 1
emo zombie – 1
zombie emo – 2
emo zombie movie – 1
zombie looking thing – 1
evil zombie tattoo – 1
zombie reference –1
don of the dead zombies – 1
zombie porn – 2
infected zombie – 1
zombie dyke – 1
zombie luke skywalker – 1
battle of the zombies – 1
zombie fanfic pics – 3
zombie extra between takes – 1
cute zombie – 1
infected with rage zombie – 1
zombie window – 2 (wtf is this that two people were looking for it?)

Potter

death eater tattoo snape – 2
harry potter phoenix tattoos – 1
phoenix tattoo harry potter – 1
drarry fan art – 2
harry potter book one – 1
phoenix drawing – 2
phoenix bird drawings – 1
harry potter and the goblet of fire book – 1
slurring severus or snape – 1

Tattoos

live life with no regrets tattoo – 1
movie reel foot tattoos – 1
how does a tattoo look if it gets infect – 1
how do you know if a tattoo is infected – 1
pride and prejudice tattoo – 1 (I might google this myself. I think I need to see this.)
enterprise tattoo – 2
nerd tattoos – 2

Other

fur trade clipart – 1
fur trade – 2
eyepatch lady – 1
dramatic mechanism – 3
where no fan has gone before – 1
gold rush in australia – 1
minor hurdles clipart – 1
nerd hurdles wordpress – 1
swallow bird tattoo – 2
smallpox dead – 1
site:www.zastavki.com spain – 1
mediasaurs.com – 1
nerd hurdles bio-jakob – 1
“poisoned tooth” scene in the film – 1 (Ironically, I don’t think we’ve ever made even the vaguest reference to Duneon this blog yet this is probably the most accurate search term on the list. At least the searcher would probably be the least disappointed).


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