The Most Popular (and Favorite) Posts of 2009

It’s been a big year for Jenny Slate, and for some reason, pickles. After writing over 250 posts this year, I now present the best 25 of them which readers unknowingly chose as the Most Popular and Favorite of 2009.

When I have a stream-of-consciousness thought, I write down a rough draft title for it on a slip of paper which later becomes a page and half long post. Sometimes these subjects I write about magically connect with readers. But I can never know which random topics will fly or land. I just throw them out there and see what happens.

Since September, I have been exclusively publishing my writings on this site, which provides built-in technology that shows me which posts are clicked on the most. Therefore I can determine which are the Most Popular of 2009.

The Top Most Popular Posts:

Jenny Slate Will Not Be Fired for F-Word Accident-

Without exception, this post makes an appearance every week in the Top Posts section of my site. Though the mishap took place a few months ago and is no longer entertainment headline news, there are still curious people out there finding my article through Google searches. It’s so popular that twice as many people have read it than the #2 post.


Pickles Make for Good Reading Material, Episode 3-

How would you waste $50,000? There are, of course, plenty of annoying and limited rules placed on this question.

Pickles Make for Good Reading Material, Episode 4-

What if you could only eat free restaurant food for the rest of your life? No more of Mom’s lasagna or double fudge brownies.

Paranormal Activity Vs. The Fourth Kind-

My review of two thriller movies was taken to a whole new universe when a random “alien abductee” left an out-of-this-world comment at the bottom of the post.

New News-

The human race is hungry for new information. But we tend to settle for celebrities making fools of themselves and infomercials that promise a cure for male hair loss.



#8 (tie) Boyspeak-

This Manspeak spin-off/prequel became quite popular thanks to a friend who advertised the post on her facebook wall to her thousands of facebook friends. This post confronts the fact that many men never grew out of their “own little world” mentality from when they were boys.

#9 Manspeak, Volume 7: Bromance-

It’s pretty obvious that bromantic comedies outsell romantic comedies these days. But bromance isn’t anything new; it’s been around since Biblical times.

#10 (tie) The Invisible Touch, Yeah (The 2nd Installment) –

What causes us to become close to certain people but not others?

#10 (tie) Big Hands-

For some people to be wealthy, it means that others must be poor. This post takes a look at what things would be like if America was neither.

For the slight majority of this year, my posts were exclusively published on facebook. I wasn’t able to have a clue of how many people read them. All I had to go on were comments people left. Therefore I deem these most-commented-on writings the Favorites of 2009.

The Top Fifteen Most Favorite Posts:

Snail Trails- If I’m the only person who remembers something happening, I hold the exclusive rights to that event actually being real.

The Opposite of Evolution- A scientific explanation of how the Earth was created by God in 6 literal 24 hour days. Intelligent Design 101.

Red and Yella Will Kill a Fella- Flashbacks from the Snake Man and how his words of wisdom also apply to fast food.

Manspeak, Volume 9: Appearance- The episode introducing the term “Bachelor Pants”.

Barley Into Beer- Comparing beer to soda, from a Christian perspective.

The Funny Thing about Jews- The Hebrew people make up less than 2% of the US population, yet dominate American entertainment. A brief look at some of the actors you didn’t realize were Jewish.

Robes Man- How a robe makes any man more sophisticated and at the same time a bit creepy.

The Magically Disappearing Friend- They only exist in our minds.

Dog Whistle- What does God think about his name being on our dirty money?

Story of My Life- Why I can remember such amazing details.

Party Like It’s 1999- Ten year reunions can actually be awesome.

Hedge of Protection and Travelling Mercies- Analyzing our goofy-worded prayers.

Hungry Heart- We will never get over our selfish past of life in the womb.

My Jewish Upbringing- Seriously, I’m not really Jewish?

Campfires- As kids, we knew how to hang out with our friends. It’s gotten more complicated as adults.

Like an actor who is blinded by the stage lights and is therefore unable to see the faces in the audience, I can not see who the people are that read my writings each week. But whoever you are, I thank you. Thank you for sharing my weirdness. Takes one to know one, yes?

Honorable Mentions:

No Pork on My Fork- We don’t eat possums or vultures, but we do eat pigs and shrimp.

The Modern Day Tortoise- Working hard vs. working smart.

Most of Life is Just Simply Showing Up- The rest really is just details.


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