Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Twelve Months that Rocked the Intertubes

Eddie Murphy learned all of his moves from George Wallace

It has been a year since our first post on Tropics of Meta.  In that time, Democrats in Congress passed sweeping healthcare reform, the Tea Party took over the House of Representatives, and both Snooki and Hilary Duff became published authors.  (It can only be a matter of time before the Jersey Shore star teams up with Russell Brand to write a Snooki booky-wooky.) 

After twelve months of posting, some trends have emerged.  Most notably, we are big in the Philippines.  The lion's share of our hits have come from the United States, followed by Canada and the United Kingdom, predictably -- but we have also have had a substantial number of page visits from readers in Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Russia, Australia and Ukraine.  Many of our posts touch on themes relating to the built environment, the urban landscape, and human geography, with a generous dollop of race, class, and gender in the mix.  We have also done close readings of pop culture texts ranging from Half Nelson and A Christmas Story to the music of the Replacements and Pavement.  Below is a list of some of our favorite pieces:

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