John Stewart


Analytics

Posted on April 28th, 2010 by John Stewart

This blog is a weird thing. I guess it’s existed a while, and I’ve pretty much always had a website of some sort once I bought johnstewart.com.

The earliest incarnation at archive.org is 2000; seems about right. It looked pretty much like pictured here, this from 2001.

I must say it was pretty impressive and high tech, compared to its contemporaries. There was a design, an aesthetic, and it wasn’t a total eyesore. The blue text was actually my handwriting, with a Sharpie, scanned in and turned into a transparent .gif. When you rolled over the text, it would switch to a red-colored word, done the same way (but from a different scan).

Always this has just been a vanity site, a way to communicate with people in my real life, meatspace. It’s a way to show photos to and of my friends and family. And sometimes I’ve written (ranted) on one thing or another over time.

I’ve not looked nor cared about what traffic I get.

Anyway, I finally loaded up Google Analytics about a month ago (mostly as I was figuring it out for Susanna’s site, so it was low-hanging fruit). Pictured below are my hits over that time; the peak was 200 hits over two days. These are 88% direct, basically not coming from search engines.

Looks like on the upslope of that, the Associated Press announced that Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert were having their contracts renewed.

So, these people must be those who just mis-typed jonstewart.com, which presently is just a link to follow him (from Daily Show fame, one presumes) on Twitter.


John Stewart is dead

Posted on January 21st, 2008 by John Stewart

My namesake is dead… no, not the Jon Stewart who comes up when you google "John Stewart" (dammit, people, can’t you spell?). No, not me.

This one:

The one who wrote "Daydream Believer" for the Monkees.

The one who was in the Kingston Trio.

The one to whom a few emails were intended, but were sent to me.

Rest in peace, dude.


Christians Gone Wild

Posted on August 18th, 2006 by John Stewart

From: Sharon Burden    
To: John Stewart, Janet Reid
Cc: Mark Coble
Date: Aug 17, 2006 1:26 PM
Subject: RE: reception

Hello John:  I have spoken with Mark and we are wondering if you can bring us the DVD file so that we can have it loaded onto the Media shout program?  Is there anyway we could receive this by tomorrow morning?
 
Sharon Burden
Church Administrator
First & Calvary Presbyterian Church


From: John Stewart
To: Sharon Burden
Date: Aug 17, 2006 2:13 PM
Subject: Re: reception

Wrong John.


From: Sharon Burden
To: John Stewart
Date: Aug 17, 2006 2:14 PM
Subject: RE: reception

sorry …


From: Janet Reid    
To: John Stewart
Date: Aug 17, 2006 11:03 PM
Subject: Re: reception

We are planning on using the big screen in fellowship hall.
 

Janet Reid
Your FAVORITE Jewelry Lady!


From: John Stewart    
To: Janet Reid
Cc: Sharon Burden, Mark Coble
Date: Aug 18, 2006 9:23 AM
Subject: Re: reception

Janet – you may be my favorite jewelry lady, but you’ve still got the wrong email address. =)

johnS


From: Sharon Burden    
To: John Stewart
Date: Aug 18, 2006 9:45 AM
Subject: RE: reception

John – we are in urgent need of you getting the dvd to us so we can install it on the laptop – when could that happen?

Sharon Burden
Church Administrator
First & Calvary Presbyterian Church


From: John Stewart     
To: Sharon Burden
Date: Aug 18, 2006 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: reception

Which one?

http://media.bestprices.com/content/dvd/90/163294.jpg or http://buy.overstock.com/images/products/muze/dvd/210761.jpg ?

The On Campus 2 one might appeal to the kids more. =)

johnS

So far, alas, the Christians have gone silent again. I could have been a lot nastier in my response (this is hardly the first, second, or tenth time these folks have pestered me with church goings-on), but I restrained myself to a PG-rated response.

Interesting how they almost invariably go silent after this. No mea culpa. No ha ha. Just the silence reserved for heathens.


Carpet

Posted on April 18th, 2006 by John Stewart
Today’s misaddressed John Stewart email…

Hi John,
 
I wanted to follow-up on your order regarding the ship date.  I didn’t hear back from the mill today, but I should have answer tomorrow morning.  I will keep you posted.

Thank you for your patience,

Erin Williams

Stark Carpet Corporation

I guess my doppleganger is shopping for carpet now…


Utah School Books the Wrong Jon Stewart

Posted on April 13th, 2006 by John Stewart

From Yahoo News:

Utah School Books the Wrong Jon Stewart

Wed Apr 12, 10:11 PM ET

An embarrassed charter school has discovered it booked the wrong Jon Stewart for its annual gala. The DaVinci Academy thought it had made a deal with comedian Jon Stewart, star of "The Daily Show" and host of this year’s Academy Awards, to appear next week.

It sent out 500 invitations to businesses and planned for 900 people.

But last week, it learned that it had booked Jon A. Stewart, a former motivational speaker, businessman and part-time professional wrestler from Chicago.

Shit, if any John Stewart will suffice, I’ll do it!