Sunday, November 27, 2011

Lavender Being Washed Out

The following video was smuggled out of the top secret facility that [Lavender Darwin] is being held at, with a note about this being an example of some of the torture techniques he is being subjected to.  For they are strapping him to a chair, and making him watch and listen to such until he starts bobbing his head to the music.  It only took 15 minutes the first time.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Ham, Anyone?

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Adios, Adgitize

Last March, I published [Slick Adgitizing] as part of the [Come Monday] series on AsTheCrackerheadCrumbles.  It was about how several place non-Adgitize ads right up against the Adgitize widget, which makes them indistinguishable from the ones that Adgitize members click-on to get points.

After exchanging emails with Ken Brown, the owner(?) of Adgitize, he assured me that he would check it out when he finished some project he was working on.  I never heard anything back from him after that, but several weeks later, I did notice that he had added a razor-thin border to the widget, which was useless from my evidently overly cynical point-of-view.

With no official notice, many more are now doing the same thing.  I was preparing an update, which would have included linked-icons of the sites that I have noticed, but I suppose it is a mute point now.  For my patience with Mr. Brown has run-out, and I will be deleting my Adgitize account in the next day or two.

No, it is not just on account of the slick adgitizing issue that I am leaving.  For when I went to renew the ad for this site, I found that I did not have enough in my PayPal account.  When I went to see what was going on, I discovered that the last payment I had received from Adgitize was on September 8th for $12.59, which was down from the $15.31 that I had been paid on August 6th.

Needlessly to say, I was confused.  For a post is published each and every day on AsTheCrackerheadCrumbles, which is where the Adgitize widget is located, and several articles are published here each week.  Furthermore, I had been making enough drops to earn the limit of 100 points every day until I stopped last week on account of having better things to do.

When I asked Mr. Brown about what was going on via email around four hours ago, I received a reply a couple of hours later, which is certainly commendable.  What he said was not.

I am showing earnings of $3.18 for September and $4.73 for October. That is less than the necessary $10 threshold to receive a payment from Adgitize.

When I look at your points earned for September and October you are earning 270 points a day which translate into 9 to 11 cents a day. On the 3 days in October you wrote an article on your blog you earned over 350 points. That would have earned you around 54 cents a day. It doesn't appear you have written an article since mid October that we have recorded.

To be honest about it, I have never understood his points system, but I suspect that the main reason for why my income decreased so rapidly is on account of the content.  For last February, he notified me that much of what I publish was falling well short of what he considers to be original content, and after I explained to him that there is still a great deal of work involved in even publishing my [Sites To See/A Sunday Drive] and [WhiteHeart Wednesday] series, he graciously apologized and all went merrily along until September.

Alas, I first joined Adgitize in April of 2009.  If you want to stay, proceed at your own risk.

Since this was published, I received another email from Mr. Brown that suggested that I had not informed them of the RSS feed change to AsTheCrackerheadCrumbles, which occurred after the original Feedburner RSS feed for that site just quit working.  Since I had not received any notice of them no longer being able to pick up my feed, I assumed that it had automatically switched like it did in other cases.  Nonetheless, I am still done.

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K.I.S.S. II?

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

So Bad It's Good?


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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Conker's Bad Fur Day

Parental Guidance Is Warranted
This Goes Double For Lavender

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011


“Are you still so dull?”  Jesus asked them.

I first started not liking [Penn State] very much when their football team beat my beloved [Missouri Tigers] in the [1970 Orange Bowl], 10-3.  Yes, I have made it quite clear that my first love is the [Arkansas Razorbacks], but with me spending more time in the state of misery than opportunity, I have found it prudent to save some love for good ol’ Mizzou.

Anyway, that Orange Bowl victory came at the end of [Joe Paterno’s] fifth season as the head football coach at Penn State, which would make this season be his 45th.  Of course, since my trusty old solar-powered Casio calculator died, I have had to do my mathematical cypherin’ on my not-so-trusty, even older and non-solar-powered abacus.  So, I might be off a decade or two.

Did you happen to take note of the score of that Orange Bowl game?  This is typical of the 400+ victories under Paterno.  For he has them playing smash-mouth football, which is a very exciting style if you enjoy seeing the teams trying to run over the other.  For the rest of us, it can be excruciatingly dull.

Despite the area where the main campus of Penn State is located being called Happy Valley, I would think that it would require being a rather dull person to attend the school.  For a great deal of Pennsylvania is quite mountainous, which leads to pockets of isolation, and as you can see from the map, State College, which is the middle of the map and where the main campus of Penn State is located, is in a very isolated pocket.

If you can’t see it, please take my word for it.  For I have been just north of State College on I-80 more times than I’d like to remember, and it takes a while to get anywhere from there.

Put it this way, it is a good three (and much more likely over four) hour drive to Pittsburgh, even in a sports car with a lot of power and corners well.  Yes, it is somewhat closer to Harrisburg, but I haven’t heard much about it being the place to party—have you?

Even the Penn State football uniforms reek of dullness.  They claim that it is meant as an homage to the past, but dark-blue jerseys and plain white helmets are just plain dull.  Perhaps in another twenty years or so, they will add the Nittany Lion logo (as shown above) to one side of their helmets like the Pittsburgh Steelers do, which is stupid (and not necessarily better than dull).

As referenced with Matthew 15:16, there is another meaning to dull, and this is appearing to be more and more applicable to Joe Paterno and the administration of the Penn State Athletic Department.  For it is being alleged that [Jerry Sandusky] engaged in a pattern of [sexual assaults] upon very young boys associated with [The Second Mile Charity] while and after he was Paterno’s defensive coordinator, and the stuff is starting to hit the proverbial fan about Paterno knowing about at least one incident that happened in 2002 involving a 10 year-old boy being molested by Sandusky in a shower room at the Penn State Athletic Complex.

Since Paterno reported what he was told to the athletic director, he is not being investigated for any legal wrongdoing, but since he clearly saw that nothing really came of the molestation accusation, shouldn’t he have wanted to get to the bottom of it on his own?  After all, Paterno is supposed to be a man of great integrity, and letting something like that be swept under the proverbial rug would have had to have torn his guts out—right?

Alas, I must admit that I can naturally be just as hypocritical as you about some things.  Well, maybe not quite that bad, but the point I am trying to get to is that I would have a very different perspective about this if Sandusky had of been getting busy with some cheerleaders (really good-looking female cheerleaders, just to be clear) over the years.  In fact, he could have been taking some incoming freshmen co-eds on an intimate tour of the dorm rooms, but I have to draw the line on little boys and girls.

In all fairness, Paterno may be able to honestly say that he really didn’t know anything, which makes him about as dull as one can get in every sense of the word.  What do you think (or know)?

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Joke's On Us

It would be a lot funnier if it wasn’t so true.  Thanks, [Adullamite]!

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