Most of my readers don't know it, but one of my old blog entries has generated an incredible number of comments. Since I get e-mailed every time a new comment is posted, I have been able to watch the comment count rise to 71 (!) over the past two years.
In May 2005, the Chicago Tribune carried a story about the guys who pass out advertising cards for escorts in a certain Nevada city*. I ranted about how I hate that city, particularly because of those guys. It isn't even a particularly good entry; I think it's written rather clumsily. But it struck a nerve with so many people who hate that place that it has become a minor Internet phenomenon (or at least as close as I'll ever get to having one). When you type "I hate ___ _____" into Google, it's one of the first sites listed. The comments are depressing -- so many desperate, miserable people who would do anything to get out. There are very few positive comments to counterbalance the utter despair.
UPDATE 12/12/2009 - Now that particular blog entry has 247 comments, probably more than all my other posts put together!
* I'm not naming the city because I don't want to draw the search engines away from the original blog entry.