Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Day 80: Exciting iPhone 5 News

Robin's Nest Cocktail
It is perfectly obvious why
this is called the Robin's Nest
Today’s drink is the Robin’s Nest. Its ingredients are vodka, crème de cocoa and cranberry juice.  The flavor was surprisingly good.  We have had crème de cocoa and vodka before so we knew those flavors would work well.  Adding the cranberry juice seemed odd, but it served to add a pleasant fruity note at the finish and cut down a little on the harshness.  Even so, this seemed like kind of a strange combination for a drink.  Strange enough that I became determined to learn more.  And by determined, I mean I spent two or three minutes doing Google searches.  I didn’t see anything on the first page or two of results, so I gave up.  It is probably good that I am not in charge of finding the cure for cancer.

Speaking of web searches, I have noticed something strange ever since we posted our tribute to Rebecca Black, the Internet sensation. It turns out that if you search for “we we we so excited” on Bing that our post is the second result returned.  It used to be first, but after two weeks Bing must have decided that’s tribute was more relevant than ours.  Clearly Bing has no understanding of humor. We were also the top result for “we so excited” but we have since slipped to the bottom of the first page. We aren’t in the first two pages on Google, so I have no idea where we are in their results.

What does this mean?  It means that our “We We We So Excited” post has the most hits of any of our entries, even if the people who land here hoping for some Rebecca Black info are probably so so so disappointed.  It also means that Bing results are either crap or genius, depending on your point of view.  The third thing it means is that if we want to generate more traffic, we need to be topical.  It has to be meaningful commentary, though. It would be bad form to just list stacey dash, carlisle, adhd, drugs, the game tv show, wiz khalifa rolling ..., brooke burke, espn, honda cbr250r, winrar download just because they are the top Google trends at the moment.  It wouldn’t be any better to just list top Twitter trends like #indvspak , #uknoyoughettowhen , #idontunderstandwhy , RIP Jackie Chan, Arts Council , TRANSMISSION GAGAVISION, Poonam Pandey, Saeed Ajmal , José Alencar , UDRS, either.  You can be sure we will avoid those types of transparent attempts at traffic generation.

I guess some people
could find this motivating
A final learning is that I don’t know what most of those top trends even mean.  In case you don’t know either, I will help you with one of them.  It turns out that Poonam Pandey is an Indian model.  She said that she will get nekkid if India wins the Cricket World Cup, which is currently underway.  I was heartened to hear that she isn’t doing this for publicity; she is just doing it to motivate the team.  She is a true patriot.   I hope it works out for her and the Indian team.  I know how motivating the promise of nudity can be, because I made the same offer to the VCU basketball team if they could make the Final Four and we know how that turned out.

Overall Rating for the Robin’s Nest


Taste: 4
Presentation: 4
Ease of Preparation: 4
Drinks Until Blackout: 6 – 21% alcohol


1 oz Vodka
.5 oz Crème de Cocoa
1 oz Cranberry Juice

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