They said we’d never make it, but here we are as The Gurgler celebrates 1000 stories.
It is a milestone which seemed highly unlikely when this site started in late 2013 as a one sided conversation about lower division sports, obscure people and other things most normal people aren’t interested in.
In those 3 1/2 years or so we have unloaded so much (more) rubbish onto the Internet. and we at The Gurgler couldn’t be happier or prouder of our achievement. And somehow people seem to be enjoying it to. The Gurgler has climbed 2.8 Million places to be the 15,483,219th most visited website in the world. One can only imagine the quality of the 2.8 Million we have recently overtaken.
Sure, we’re probably behind a lot of pornography, and we’re behind a lot of much better websites, but very few would cover Willie Minoga, Space City in Kallangur, determine football tips on Brexit voting and provide semi regular Rod Pampling all in one place like The Gurgler. There’s someone for everyone.
Like when any worthwhile enterprise reaches a significant milestone, we will take the moment to be self indulgent and take a look back at the very “best” and blurst The Gurgler has offered over the years.
We couldn’t have done it without some help, and would like to thank family, friends, trolls, and attempted hackers for their ongoing support. A support that hasn’t wavered despite a lack of quality of content, lack of sense, a lack of anything Kardashian, and the occasional meltdown. Those who helped during Website Development Time, or through a quick brainstorming email chain, running our short lived podcast, remembering the many, many Crap Fantales from back in the day or just providing a polite smile or loving shake of the head at some of the content, we thank you.
Will there be another 1000? Lord knows. We didn’t even think we’d get to 100. But we’ll just take it one day at a time, and do it as a team. Differently.
Onto the self indulgent stuff now as we relive our most/least popular gear, trawl through the archives, and wonder why we created so many articles, which took so much time, got so little reads for so long.
THE GURGLER 1000 – THE TOP 10 ARTICLES OF ALL TIME
Here are our most popular stories of all time. Surprisingly our most read bits are on the big Boxing bouts. As we write this there is only 1 read between the two.
Possible Pacquiao v Horn Undercards for the Big Brisbane Bout
Mundine v Green Rematch + 5 Bouts for the undercard
An AFL Grand Final & Finals Series 2015 Non Drinking Game
Queensland Cup Draw for 2017 Intrust Super Cup season Released
Crap Fantales – Space City – the Futuristic Shopping Centre…In Kallangur
PNG Hunters Draw 2017 – Where to the follow the team in SEQ this season
Which NRL club is the best supported in 2015? The Gurgler Fan Index (GFI) Explains
Yoplait is not French for Yoghurt, and neither are a few more things
The A to Z of Forgotten NRL Rugby League Players
THE GURGLER 1000 – THE BOTTOM 10 ARTICLES OF ALL TIME
To be honest our list of stories only goes down to 6 or less reads, so with several hundred to choose from we select none, as they are all good.
We did however offer some of our lesser read stuff to Grant Denyer as he was caught out using another person’s story on radio. We are very helpful like that.
THE GURGLER 1000 – THE FIRST ARTICLES
Back in 2013 when The Gurgler website sounded like a good idea we were much less industrious than now. Quality over quantity back then. Now we settle for quantity. Here are the first five articles ever published.
THE GURGLER 1000 – THE TOP 10 OF ONES WE FORGOT WE EVEN WROTE
F1 THEMED DRIVING PAYBACKS
THE NEXT FIFA SCANDALS
SAVE OUR SIZZLER
6 THINGS PEOPLE HAVE RUINED
“SEMI” FINAL ENTERTAINMENT
HOW BIG A SPORTS NERD ARE YOU?
SIX NEW DATING SHOWS
GREAT SPORTING BIOGRAPHIES THAT ARE YET TO BE WRITTEN
SAME SEX PLEBISCITE – MORE ANSWERS NEEDED
THE GURGLER 1000 – THE GURGLER’S PERSON OF THE YEAR
One of our more popular things has been our annual poll of who is our Person of the Year. Unlike big publications and TV our people of the year may not be that popular or well known around the town. But they are important to us, and the honour roll is below.
THE GURGLER 1000 – THE GURGLER’S JERK OF THE YEAR
We tried to remain positive, but eventually we thought that other end of human scale need to be called out. Which is why we selected our first Jerk of the Year in 2016, and have since started a monthly poll.
The current month’s voting is still open so why not spend a few seconds to cast your vote for June 2017’s Jerk of the Month.
THE GURGLER 1000 – FORGOTTEN AUTRALIAN OLYMPIAN OF ALL TIME
We even had time to decide with our readers who was Australia’s Most Popular Forgotten Olympian. Gladly it was won by Loudy Wiggins who is a social media friend of The Gurgler.
THE GURGLER 1000 – TOP 10 FAVOURITE/OBSCURE GOOGLE SEARCHES
Here is the top 10 most interesting Google Searches that made it to our website. Proving there is something for everyone out there.
We do laugh at the many xxxx searches for The Gurgler. One is that XXX is no longer enough and another X is required in adult viewing, and secondly the disappointment of a person looking for some night work comes across an article on alternative towns for XXX Origins beer.
bernard tomic is a jerk
facial hair rugby league
ian calder cartoon
kevin pietersen sucks on channel 9
steele retchless brisbane broncos
wapenamanda mack truck in willie minoga in australia
why are australian tennis players jerks
www doboy sex
www six six reep reep xxxxxxx
ziggy the homeless man toowong
THE GURGLER 1000 – TOP 10 THINGS WE SUPPORT
Finally we get onto the things that we support. Most aren’t mainstream, which is why we do. As our website motto states – We Celebrate the Forgotten and Forgettable. Make the Important Trivial and the Trivial Important.
Get on board any of our causes and support by sharing some of the below.
BRISBANE OLYMPICS 2028 BID
CHANNEL NEIN NOT TO GET THE BIG BASH TV RIGHTS
WAYS TO IMPROVE OLYMPIC SPORTS
NEW SUPPORTER SECTIONS
A NEW NRL DRAW
CHANNEL NEIN IS RUINING RUGBY LEAGUE
A NEW BRISBANE TOURIST BUS
SPACE CITY WAS THE GREATEST SPACE THEMED SHOPPING CENTRE IN THE WORLD