Slimy Mollusc

September 1, 2005

I’m now a slimy mollusc (See tracking counter at the bottom of the page). This is according to:

  • The Truth Laid Bear
  • Here’s the breakdown: Top to bottom, best to lowliest.

    Higher Beings
    Mortal Humans
    Playful Primates
    Large Mammals
    Marauding Marsupials
    Adorable Rodents
    Flappy Birds
    Slithering Reptiles
    Crawly Amphibians
    Flippery Fish
    Slimy Molluscs
    Lowly Insects
    Crunchy Crustaceans
    Wiggly Worms
    Multicellular Microorganisms
    Insignificant Microbes

    I guess that’s a good thing as far as blogger traffic goes. As an added bonus today, you also can learn about the mollusc.

  • Some background on the mollusc can be found here.
  • Thanks to The Truth Laid Bear, I actually have a screen capture of the fantastic amounts of unique links I’ve had recently. Check it out:

    They probably came from the Princess’ site (link on the right). If not, a big thanks to whoever you are.

    Before you start thinking I’m getting a big head over this…. incredibly outstanding display of new traffic, just read the following below. While I hate to admit it, I think Maddox is quite possibly one of the funniest people (whether he really tries to be, or not) around. I consider him to be one of the true originals on the internet. So, to keep my head firmly in place I present Maddox’s views of blogging.

    Home page:

    If these words were people, I would embrace their genocide.

    Lately I’ve been hearing a lot of stupid people parroting stupid buzz words. There are too many to list all of them here, but I’ll be damned if I’m not going to try. I propose that we all agree, here and now, to strike these words and phrases from our collective for the betterment of humanity, and the improvement of my blood pressure. Thank you.

    Blog: The word “blog” is literally shorthand for “boring;” a vulgar, overused word that strikes your ear with the dull thud of a cudgel to the soft spot of a child. It’s an abbreviation used by journalism drop outs to give legitimacy to their shallow opinions and amateur photography that seems to be permanently stuck in first draft hell. Looking in the archives of the blogs, one would expect someone who has been at it for years to slowly hone their craft and improve their writing and photographs, since it’s usually safe to assume that if someone does something long enough, he or she will eventually not suck at it. Even with lowered expectations, you’ll get a shotgun blast of disappointment in your face.

    It’s an unspoken rule that every blog must use the same layout as every other blog: long, slender columns of annoyingly condensed text, thousands of links to other blogs, plugs for shitty political books, and more links to yet more blogs:

    The problem with this layout is that there’s too much shit to click on. Seriously, who’s ever going to click on all those links? The worst blogs are the ones that make every other word a hyperlink to another website so by the time you finish reading this sentence, you’ve forgotten what you were reading, or why you were reading it in the first place. Hey, this article is great but you know what would make it better? If I could read another article in the middle of it. Great design, morons.

    (Snip) Read more at the link above.


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