GMetrix test: Page load time: 18.51s, Total page size: 1.72MB, Total number of requests: 139, Yslow grade 34 (out of 100) & Page Speed grade 88 (out of 100). 2nd testing dropped the page load to 8.8 seconds, still slow like the 1990's!
Also notable stat for that page: Tweets 6,808; Google +1 713
8:35 pm on Dec 30, 2011 (gmt 0)
... one of the comments on that article pointed out the top graphic was published on an MSNBC blog six months ago..