For two days last week (before the Stormy Clovers posts were published, drawing a dazzling number of hits), the most frequently viewed Heck Of A Guy post – by a wide margin – was a September 5, 2005 entry titled Etymological Serendipity: Smart Aleck and Heck Of A Guy.
And why not? It has everything associated with internet popularity:
- Pimps and Prostitutes
- Secret Passages Hidden In Walls
- Smart Aleckedness
- Police Corruption
- Cohen (OK, it’s G.L. Cohen, author of Studies in Slang Part 1 (1985), but still …)
- Content that is arguably interesting and almost certainly useless
Heck, Etymological Serendipity: Smart Aleck and Heck Of A Guy falls short of being the perfect post only by the its lack of a cat photo with a hilariously misspelled caption.
And it’s yours for the reading at