Always The Last Place You Look

by J.R.

We’ve been in business here at III Communication for coming up on a month. As the hockey blogosphere’s Wikipedia-inspired fever dream — an icy, 21st-century “Kubla Khan” — we fully expected folks would stumble here in many ways: drunkenly through the front-door like Dick Van Dyke, through the window like the Lords Regent of Prague in reverse, or stealthily through the back-door like a curfew-busting teenager and/or Andrei Kostitsyn.

Then there’s the folks who come here looking for one thing and, almost certainly, find something else.

After the jump, a rundown of the search terms which have drawn these accidental tourists.


Perhaps this was an actual tourist seeking tips for a vacation beyond the Rio Grande. Instead, they learned that the Spanish for shutout is victoria ganada sin que el adversario marque un tanto and found a really terrible reference to a Thursday song.

rich clune 100 percent no lie/rich clune 100 percent

Some combination thereof is easily the most popular search hit here. In fact, Google tells me that searches for Rich Clune and 100 percent give us the highest ranking of any search. It’s disappointing, though, that no other blog has so memorialized the original Threero’s explanation of his nasty penalty shot skills. The post in reference is also one of the most-read here, in part because Rich Clune’s mom linked us on Twitter and Facebook. One hundred percent no lie!

urllarry murphy hot dog

Since Detroit is leaving for Floricanada, we were already going to miss Larry Murphy and his bunco-party glasses, but since he got canned, everyone across the hockey world will share in our pain.

location of good riddance trading

We just wanted to mock all those olds getting out before being forced into the not-exactly-street-legal world of Conference III, but apparently we become a resource for locating a company which appears to have only a Facebook presence. The two people who liked that page are Filipino so, to answer your question, Google user: The Philippines. Here’s more information about that wonderful country.

Also, we are in favor of trading “Good Riddance” for “Welcome To Paradise.”

tumblr_m00xvr5ImA1r2g0sbthe hero in cats

We’re fans of musicals here. Love West Side Story, because, like Conference III, it includes Jets and knife fights. And we have to make a reference to the god-awful Xanadu to close the book on that Coleridge joke that started this post.

We’ve never seen Cats though (we’re allergic). But to answer your question: Mr. Mistoffelees, but we’re partial to Rum Tum Tugger:

The Rum Tum Tugger is a Curious Cat:
If you offer him pheasant he would rather have grouse.
If you put him in a house he would much prefer a flat,
If you put him in a flat then he’d rather have a house.
If you set him on a mouse then he only wants a rat,
If you set him on a rat then he’d rather chase a mouse.

central time

Our proudest moment came when someone stumbled here looking for more information about God’s time zone (sorry, Colorado). One day, once we’ve become widely recognized as the Universe’s finest Conference III blog, we’d like to be the ultimate repository for information for UTC-6 (or UTC-5, depending on the time of year).

Bless you all.