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I thought it might be interesting to look at what pieces have been our biggest hits so far in 2011.

Between January 1, 2011 and December 1, 2011, these were the three most popular articles posted at Reason.com:

Marine Survives Two Tours in Iraq, SWAT Kills Him

 | May 16, 2011

Parents Sue D.A. for Charging Their 6-Year-Old Son With a Felony After He Played Doctor With a 5-Year-Old Girl

 | November 23, 2011

Barney Frank and Ron Paul will Introduce Legislation on Thursday to Fully Legalize Marijuana

 | June 22, 2011

For links to those stories, go here, here, and here.

The most-watched video released in the past year was Remy's Raise the Debt Ceiling Rap:

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    One of our major initiatives in 2012 is redesigning and upgrading our online platforms - Reason.com

    Somebody's getting nervous...

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    They're probably angling for an even more gauche shade of orange.

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    That's not who I was talking about, but I still agree with you. I think a major font change--maybe Lucida Console--is in order as well.

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    No, wait: The Star Trek: Next Generation font. Think of it!

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    They should go full on with an ST:TNG LCARS theme, complete with sound effects.

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    And for reason.tv intros...this.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Yeah, and I deserve shit for introducing Armageddon references.

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    Look, dude, I was out saving the galaxy from Michael Bay references when your grandfather was in diapers.

  • Destrudo||

    Every night I watch the sunset and soak up every last ray of its warmth, and send it from my heart to yours.

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    (scans Destrudo, Revok-style)

  • Destrudo||

    We've won.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    They say time is the Michael Bay explosion in which we burn.

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    I was thinking Albertus, which is the typeface used in the Village (The Prisoner, of course).

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    I'm expecting hyperthreaded comments.

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    You win, Reason, you win. I contributed.

    Now, make good on your promise of the griefer troll hunt.

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    There will be blood.

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    Warty promises to keep the necrophilia to the absolute minimum.

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    Warty promises lots of things.

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    Dude, email me and tell me how much. I'll match it. I suggest others do the same. Let's get this "redesign" on the road.

  • Stereotypes confirmed||

    all you glibertarians care about is pot

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  • Stereotypes confirmed||

    all you glibertarians care about is pot

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    ... and sodomy.

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    Fine, you win. You got the moneys. Now destroy the fucking griefers, please.

  • Pip||

    I don't know. I guess as long as we don't have to register to post, I'd be okay with some upgrades.

  • Gojira||

    Is anyone sure that eliminating griefers is going to happen? Or are you just projecting that onto the blank-slate statement of website "redisign", much like liberals projected what they wanted to hear onto the vague statements made by Obama?

    *ducks*

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    Take the survey.

  • Gojira||

    You're not the boss of me!

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    Jim's just upset because his sockpuppeting days will be over, and he'll have to use his real name, which is Esther.

  • Gojira||

    Damn right that's why I'm sad. I only just got some functional sockpuppets going in the past week, and now they're dddooooommmeeedd!!!

    And true fact; my middle name is "Earl". So you weren't that far off.

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    James Earl Ray? I thought you wuz dead.

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    James Earl Carter - History's greatest monster?

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    Fucker shot Martin Luther and cut short the Reformation!

  • A Serious Man||

    James Earl Jones? I thought I sensed something, a presence I have not felt since...

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    I loved his Ziggy Stardust phase.

  • PermaLurker||

    Fuck off slaver!

  • Gojira||

    Damnit, *redesign*.

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    Put on the glasses!

  • Gojira||

    For that, I'm going to fight you in an alley for like 12 minutes straight.

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    The correct answer is "not this year".

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    Cripple fight!

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    "N-n-n-not this y-y-y-year."

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    Take the fucking survey!

  • Pip||

    "Fill out this survey (free!) and get a chance at a $100 Amazon.com gift card."

    I gotta sign up for this?

  • Beloved Rev. Blue Moon||

    That link doesn't even lead to a friggin' survey. It tells me I "already took it". WTH is the deal?

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    That happened to BP too. Either they've reached their limit of surveys taken or it's fucked right now.

  • Destrudo||

    Survey link fail. I already have a surveymonkey account thanks to a hellish marketing class, and this link is buh-roken.

  • That Guy||

    Couldn't you guys throw some of us poorer people a bone? A Reason sticker or something for 25 bucks?

    I'm getting my yacht polished this week and can't afford to tip Jose AND donate 100 dollars to Reason.

  • Nike Dunk Shoes||

    thanks

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