I would like to apologize in advance to Stephan's grandma and anyone else who may be sensitive to adult language. Because you see, sometimes I put up something like this post where I was giving someone a hard time for a comment that was giving me a hard time, but then I ended up being wrong, they weren't really giving me a hard time, and sometimes the comments from a post like that are so funny and make me laugh so much that I ask one of the commenters to write a guest post. This is the explanation for what you are about to read. If you'll recall, this post was referencing the fact that sometimes I write ironic things about products and advertising, and this in turn will cause the Google Ads that you see to the right to generate advertisements for those products, which is unintentional and funny at the same time. This got my friend Rachel started about Google Ads, and this is the post that resulted. Again, do not read any further if you are offended by strong language. Because some strong language is about to start, and I want to make sure you're on board, ok?
And now, I give the microphone over to Rachel, a writer and overall funny person. You can read more of her funniness over on her blog, especially this post, which is about why you should proofread your resume and which features my favorite line "You know what makes me want to throw up? Your resume."
So, apparently saying, “Dick Cheney can suck my balls” in the comment section will get you a guest blog spot on Funny Strange. Good to know.
Anyhoo, the previous post, comments, and subsequent apology post brought up the issue of content-based ads. I’m generally opposed to being subjected to ads pretty much at any time, but years ago when I first joined gmail, a friend pointed out that the contents of our emails dictated the ads that showed up on the side, and this delighted me. Drunk with the power of controlling the Internet, my friend and I decided to see what crazy ads we could get to come up. I won’t go through the whole conversation stream, but in the end we got ads for “delicious tinned haggis,” school lunches, and buying flasks.
That was way back in 2004 though, and I think we can do better now. I’ve really matured since then, and I think Google has too. I’m really excited to see what we can do on this larger platform. I think Lori’s blog is a great place to delve deeper into this issue; to discuss privacy in the age of the Internet and rampant consumerism in general. So, without further ado:
Nannies who kill
Chlamydia pandemic causing little children’s faces to melt off
Halliburton To Blame for Chlamydia Pandemic
Halliburton CEO implicated in Chlamydia Pandemic Scandal
Halliburton CEO spread Chlamydia through improper use of Anal Beads
Halliburton CEO apologizes to Denmark, Liechtenstein, and Andorra.
Apology not accepted
Halliburton CEO missing, rumored to be hiking Appalachian Trail
CEO found dead, clutching a tube of Summer’s Eve douche, a hot pink Sharpie marker, and a framed picture of Spencer Pratt
LA Times editor confused by cub reporters use of redundancy, as Summer’s Eve douche and Spencer Pratt are the same thing
Spencer Pratt totally has Chlamydia, or should
Well, I think we all learned a lot about advertising here today. Let’s see what AdSense has to add to the conversation.
For more about Chlamydia, check out my blog at www.ilikeq.blogspot.com. I haven’t updated in forever, but I hope to soon.