High Strangeness: Cindy Lou Who, What, When, Where and Why

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Cindy Lou Who, What, When, Where and Why

Something interesting is going on with this blog...

High Strangeness has now gone past 10,000 page views in a little over 17 months, and day after day, week after week, month after month, the most popular post is this one, written a little less than a year ago, about my friend Jxxx's childhood UFO sighting. It's a great story, so I'm not surprised that it gets so many reads, but I wonder if people read it because of the UFO angle or the Cindy Lou Who angle...

So, you 639 people who have read "Cindy Lou Who -- Part II," what is it that draws you in? Is it that cute little Dr. Seuss face, as rendered by the pen of "Grinch" animator Chuck Jones?

Cute, yes... but cuter than a UFO?
I have several reasons for wanting to solve this mystery. Obviously, it could point me to the ultimate solution to the UFO enigma, and that would be great for me. But it could also reveal a deep connection between Dr. Suess, Mr. Jones and our racial psyche. What is it about Cindy Lou Who that is so appealing? If I keep pilfering pictures of characters from "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas," will my readership skyrocket?

Let's find out...

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