if you are a close enough friend of mine, you may recall there was a time when i was mildly obsessed with the fact that "Tom" (if that's his real name!) and Rupert Murdoch are stalking me.
if this doesn't ring a bell, allow me to elaborate:
about a year or so ago it was brought to my attention through my friend michael via myspace bulletin that all of the "sponsored link ads" on his homepage were relevant to him specifically. this led the two of us into a discussion about how this was the same for me. we agreed that this was at base level. i would receive ads for "rock chick clothing" and "vintage apparel;" he would receive ads for "guitar lessons" and "muslim dating" sites. all based on information that could be easily obtained through a cursory search of our pages. i felt this conspiracy out for a while. at first, like i said, they all seemed to be obvious. eventually, however, the ads became more elaborate. my page is pretty basic, not too much personal information to be had. ads started popping up that were related to blogs i had written, picture captions, comments left by others. i may have been stoned a lot around this time, but i was still freaked out. it became less about boredom and more of a hobby; then it became about boredom again. then i stopped.
i am at it again due to a seemingly rudimentary comment will made yesterday about rupert murdoch stalking us, the details of which are not important. after the initial rush wore off once again, i was left with the following spam ads:
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i will tell you that only two of these four ads are applicable to me. do you care to guess which?
everything i write lately is insomnia-related, so that one's a throw away. everyone knows what a movie nerd i am, so there you go. i think that those two greedy kooks are slacking. i think that they, with the full cooperation of their automated spam robots, just tossed those other two tidbits in there because of this disputable fact:
i am female.
be lazier, guys, i mean really. i must want luxury vacations and hard bodies. why don't you throw some ads for bonbons and soap operas in there?
4 years ago