Now I understand a little about why I was getting those weird drive-by insults on the original New Orleans post – that post is the #2 hit on Google for “new orleans jokes.” I’m getting hundreds of hits a day from Google for that search string. Thus, the people tasteless enough to be looking for big fun in a tragedy that is still happening are the ones that were showing up there. I’m sure most were quietly disappointed but a select few had to be real dicks about it.
I’ve added a rule in my config file. Anyone that comes here with that query string in the referer will get redirected to the Red Cross site. I don’t want that traffic and will be happy to send it elsewhere – perhaps to somewhere where it can do some good. The whole thing makes me feel kind of ill.