Following on from my post of yesterday I received a comment from one of my followers Peter’s pondering who asked an interesting question and offered some useful advice, although I’m not sure what to do with it.

Peter’s question was; I want to know why Y is above Fox News?

Together with the useful advice; If you really want to attract people add in several categories and tags. SEX may attract many followers!

In the tradition of some of the best politicians I shall start by saying, “I’m frightfully glad you’ve asked me that question,” but unlike politicians I will attempt to answer the question rather than veering off and talking about something else.

Firstly from what I can see the list is in order of popularity and is not alphabetical and from here on in I am relying heavily on guesswork as why anyone should want to Google search Y is beyond me.

Undeterred and not wishing to let my readers down I actually searched Y and found the following, which at least made some sense as to why one would search Y.

Y or y is the 25th and penultimate letter of the ISO basic Latin alphabet and the sixth vowel letter[1] of the modern English alphabet. In the English writing system, it mostly represents a vowel and seldom a consonant, and in other orthographies it may represent a vowel or a consonant. Its name in English is wye[2] (pronounced /ˈwaɪ/), plural wyes.[3]

Further research came up with a rather odd pop video on YouTube called Y which started with a tall slender man sitting on a throne wearing a crown and white underpants, who rose up and walked off stage right carrying what appeared to be a rather large dildo. The video continued with the camera passing a young female singer wearing a blonde wig almost down to her feet and entering what I think was supposed to be a very large vagina made out of tin foil.

The video continued for some time with nothing of much consequence, however I did notice that it had been viewed 56,488,095 times since 4th August 2010, was this because of its content or because it was called Y, who knows, you can see for yourself here

Finally I ended up on Amazon where I came across a CD for a popular beat combo who were called The Pop Group whose CD was called Y, here is the link should you feel inclined to purchase a copy.

Sadly after all my efforts I am not in a position to explain why Y should appear above Fox News, neither can I explain why anyone would search for Y in the first place.

However I am delighted to report that following Peter’s advice, I have managed to insert the words Dildo and Vagina into a post thereby increasing the Sex content considerably but I am still at a loss as to how to add Tags, you can’t win ’em all!

Y Combinator - Wikipedia

About The Diary of a Country Bumpkin

I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother who had dementia, hence the lack of acting work but shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse.
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  1. Thank you so much Joe, I am now enlightened!

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