Ravenel topples the classics

Here’s what a little news can do to your box-office.

Last time I mentioned my most popular blog videos, this Thomas Ravenel clip — last seen at 662 views had fallen off my Top Five most-watched on YouTube. But the classic of Grady Patterson talking about Ravenel, which for the first few months it was up had been my all-time most popular, was still hanging on.

Well, now that cocky pup Ravenel has bumped Grady again. First he took his job; now he’s taken his place in screen history. Both still trail the Nazis, though, and I’m gratified to see that my critically-acclaimed "Electric Car" video has climbed to second place. Still, my first Nazi video is far ahead, approaching 4,000 — remarkable in such a low-budget vehicle.

Nothing like a little publicity. Ravenel’s sudden notoriety has zipped him up to over 1,500 views, placing him solidly at the number five position. And with Biden’s presidential hopes pretty too small to measure, I expect "The Alpha and Beta" to be in fourth place before long. Grady is still stuck in triple-digits.

Anyway, here are the latest tallies:

  1. "Nazi Presidential Candidate Defends Confederate Flag" — 3,961 views
  2. "Who Resurrected the Electric Car?" — 2,283
  3. Nazis Defend Confederate Flag II — 2,137
  4. Joe Biden at Rotary — 1,926 views.
  5. The Alpha and Beta of Thomas Ravenel — 1,590

Is there a serious point in any of this? Yes, in a way. As I suggested yesterday, and at least one first-time viewer mentioned to me today, looking back at Ravenel’s breezy cockiness during the campaign has an extra punch for the viewer now. It’s hard to say exactly why; it just does.

2 thoughts on “Ravenel topples the classics

  1. Brad Warthen

    Whoa, as Keanu Reeves might say. It’s hard to keep up. Did I say "Alpha and Beta" would soon be No. 4? It’s already No. 1, with 4,576 views. The "Nazi Presidential Candidate," meanwhile, has broken 4,000.

    And you know what? It wasn’t that great a video. I’ve got some more Ravenel footage, never aired, from those interviews. I’m going to have to back and see if any of it would be interesting now. I’m tied up on my real job at the moment; I’ll try to look at them later today.

  2. bill

    Add some soundtrack music-
    If you got bad news, you wanna kick them blues; cocaine.
    When your day is done and you wanna run; cocaine.
    She don’t lie, she don’t lie, she don’t lie; cocaine.
    JJ Cale

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