Wednesday, November 28, 2007

"Only, I Didn't Say Fudge"

Dear Lurker(s):

First, let me say "Happy Holidays" to each of you.

Despite Bill O'Reilly's assertion to the contrary, my salutation is not intended to be part of any cultural war. In fact, it's the opposite. I see from Sitemeter that many of you come from places other than Huntington, West Virginia; some are even from countries other than the U.S. of A. So, I presume this open letter is going out to a fairly diverse group of people.

I'm nothing if not inclusive!

Anyway, as I mentioned, I have this Sitemeter thing which gives me data about how people find this blog. Although it's really useless information, I still look at it every couple of days because I'm curious. About the interests of other people, how those interests intersect with what I might have written, etc.

You get the point: I look at the data pretty often, and it tells me a lot.

Lately, I've been noticing a trend. It might be that the trend is due to the holiday season, I dunno. But I realized today I can save a great many of you a lot of time by telling you, right now, this small bit of information: Peter Billingsley, the child actor from A Christmas Story, did not work as an adult porn star.

Due to the heavy traffic of folks asking this question, I want to repeat this part again: "...he did not work as an adult porn star!"


Now, Jack Baker on the other hand...Well, Sitemeter tells me many of you know that already. Very, very well.

So, dear lurker(s), I hope the extra three-to-five minutes I've just saved you from frenetic Internet searching is valuable to you. Extra time in today's world is a rarity, so put it to good use. And think of it as a holiday present from The Film Geek.

For whatever holiday you observe.

12 comments:

Buzzardbilly said...

I would like to say I celebrate Festivus (since it's "for the rest of us"), but the truth is: I celebrate regular old Giftmas. What's not to like about finding a mound of new goodies decoratively wrapped under a fire hazard in the living room?

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Who's Jack Baker?

The Film Geek said...

Happy Giftmas, my new friend.

And ETW: All you gotta do is click the link. If you dare.

Rebecca Burch said...

Well, backatcha, Film Geek.

Happy Kwaanakkahistmasdiwaliramadansolstice!

(I'm sure I missed one and someone's offended. Damn.)

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I followed the link and now I know. Interesting....

primalscreamx said...

Just put the words "Sammy Kershaw is a douchebag" on your blog and that usually drives up traffic over at my place.

jedijawa said...

Billingsly made an uncredited cameo in Elf. He was Mingming ... the elf who was checking out Buddy's productivity in making Etch-a-Sketches.

Woof said...

Hey, FG, Billingsley wasn't the actor - it was the kid who played Flick who got into the porn game... Scott Schwartz according to imdb.

Sounds likes people are confusing their Schwartz. Gotta hate it when that happens.

The Film Geek said...

Ha! That's great, Woof! The kid who put his tongue on the pole went into porn, eh? Sounds like that scene was good training for his later career.

Elvis Drinkmo said...
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Elvis Drinkmo said...

Happy Belated United Federation of Planets (October 11th) and Merry Robin Day (Dec. 25th).

Barbie Girl said...

I seriously love Peter Billingsley. He's the only reason that anyone should ever, ever consider watching "The Break-Up". When we pass by it (notice I said pass by it) on the TV in our house I always shout "It's Ralphie! It's Ralphie!" Followed by various lines from A Christmas Story!

One of my favorite characters names was Scut Farkus. I just like the sound of it!

Great post!