The Unexpected Popularity of tdaxp

A day after some very kind words by Mark Safranski, where he reveals that Truth Laid Bear ranks tdaxp as the 999th top blog in the universe, tdaxp gets another kind nod: multiple inclusion on the Chuquet flickr Wall


The creator’s blog describes the wall:

I added some eye candy to yesterday: the flickr wall. It shows the top 100 flickr images that occur most frequently in popular blog post. The images are served in the ‘square’ format, so you get a Marshall McLuhanesque patchwork quilt of stuff.

I’m not sure how or why tdaxp‘s articles were included, or what’s with the semi-random ordering, or what this means, but it makes me happy. 🙂

Along with stories by other bloggers, Chuquet links to


Lyrics for "Run" by Snow Patrol from the Album "Final Straw"

Run,” by Snow Patrol, Final Straw, 30 March 2004, [buy the cd].

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Snow Patrol’s “Final Straw” Cover Art

I’ll sing it one last time for you
Then we really have to go
You’ve been the only thing that’s right
In a lifetime

And I can barely look at you
But every single time I do
I know we’ll make it anywhere
Away from here

chorus: { Light up, light up
As if you have a choice
Even if you cannot hear my voice
I’ll be right beside you dear }

second chorus: { Louder louder
And we’ll run for our lives
I can hardly speak I understand
Why you can’t raise your voice to say }

To think I might not see those eyes
Makes it so hard not to cry
And as we say our long goodbye
I nearly do


{second chorus}

Slower slower
We don’t have time for that
All I want’s to find an easier way
To get out of our little heads

Have heart my dear
We’re bound to be afraid
Even if it’s just for a few days
Making up for all this mess