Well, this blog got 40 000 hits yesterday. And the day before 20 000. I blamed my post about Ian Bogost coming to Rice. But Ian assures me it can't be that.
It's an interesting correlation though. Occasionally in the last year I've had about 8 000 hits once or twice. A little while before I would sometimes get 3000. But 40 000 is an order of magnitude higher. It's like some kind of domino cascade or hundredth monkey effect. Or maybe Ian's talk made the software go crazy with pleasure :)