Sunday, May 08, 2005

Aaaaads by Goooooogle

I must admit, I was a bit worried at first that adding Google advertising to NegativeMode would somehow take away from the saavy intellectualism that clearly pervades this site. I was wrong. I am actually quite pleased with the ads that you see on the right of your screen, under "cash flow". First, I feel that they lend a professional air to the site.

Second, and more importantly, I find them to be quite amusing. For the past few days, for instance, the four ads have consisted of three ads for scissors with an ad for Bayside High School clothing thrown in for good measure. Obviously, I understand that the ads are generated based on both my postings and your responses, but seriously, are most of my readers really in the market for scissors? For that matter, is anyone really in the market by scissors? Aren't they really one of those items that you just have? Do any of you search the internet in hopes of finding the perfect pair of scissors (ironic note: by using the word "scissors" five times (including this one) I have almost certainly guaranteeded more scissor-related (six) advertising)?

On the other hand, those programmers over at Google advertising really hit the nail on the proverbial head with the advertising for Bayside High School Tigers clothing. I know for a fact that several of you would love nothing more than to walk around in the same gym shirt that Slater, Zac, Lisa, etc. wore. In fact, you're going to click on the link right now so you can be the first on your block to have said shirt. It's okay, go for it.

I'd also like to point out that the advertising is a great measuring stick for how cool your blog is. For example, NegativeMode has scissors and Bayside Tigers merchandise. PositiveMode, on the other hand has ads for you to get your own blog (that's really just saying that you could write something better than the tripe you're already reading, i.e., PositiveMode, isn't it?). In conclusion: Bayside Tigers, Bayside Tigers, scissors, scissors, Bayside Tigers. . . .

Note: This was not an attmept to get you to click on the advertising links for me to get money. I think I get something like 2 cents per click, and I average about 40 readers a day. Until my readership is closer to 1,000, I'm not quiting my day job (which is nothing right now, but I like it).

7:00pm EDIT:
I've noticed that occasionally when NegativeMode loads, there is an advertisement for Boris Wilnitsky Fine Arts, featuring a "great variety of paintings from the Soviet Socialist Realism period." Obvioulsy, that ad is there because of the picture of NegativeMode and Stalin, but does this mean that said picture qualifies as Soviet Socialist Realism art? Maybe I missed my calling. . . .

1 comment:

one testicle said...

i used to run with scissors, until the accident involving old lefty. man, i loved that ball...