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February 17, 2014

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rjmadden

Gladly. Thanks for many misspent hours, David.

sk60

Ditto. Tip jar tickled.

Steve 2: Steveageddon

David - I'm way ahead of you on this one. I re-read Atlas Shrugged recently though so I prefer to think of your blog not as a rickety barge, but as Ragnar Danneskjold's pirate ship in blog form.

When I was a member of the Dennis The Menace fan club I was given a badge and made privy to the secret passwords D.I.N.G. and D.O.N.G. I think your backers should receive similar Kickstarter-like rewards such as a high five, a picture of a baby squirrel, or a limited edition poster sized print of you stroking a white Persian cat while gloating over a holographically projected globe.

My cat, who I'm currently calling Madame Fluffybottom, currently isn't speaking to me because I administer her ear medicine. So just let me know if you need to borrow a kitty to make this happen. I don't have a globe but I could lend you a 1991 AA Road Atlas if you like. Sort of hoping your secret lair is better equipped than my shed though.

Anna

*tickle, tickle*

David

A big thank you to all who’ve chipped in so far, some very generously and all of it appreciated. It makes a big difference to how much of my time can be spent on this thing, whether writing or finding content or just banging on in the comments. And of course it’s pleasing to see this little blog is of value to its readers. I feel so… embiggened.

[ Rummages in cupboard for pirate hat. ]

Barman

Try adding an Amazon Associates ad on your site...

They don't take much space. Basically, anybody that accesses Amazon through your link and buys something makes you 5%.

It doesn't cost the user anything and I make enough on my site to pay for the hosting every year.

David

Barman,

Thanks. Will investigate.

David

Steve 2,

I’ve moved your latest comment to the relevant thread, where it’s a little more comprehensible. What with the context and all. If anyone else has trouble with the spam filter, email me and I’ll attempt to loosen its grip.

Steve 2: Steveageddon

Thank you David :)

mojo

Or even the Demi-urge...

Nik White

Many thanks, a token of appreciation has been added.

David

Barman,

Thanks for the tip. Amazon widget added. Now everyone go shopping.

splotchy

I spend a *fortune* on amazon and will gladly do so via this site to help keep the old barge well-creosoted in its nether-areas.

Could I also suggest you collate 'the collective comments of steve2' and flog it on kindle? Either that or market it as the ultimate mirth-inducing pick-me-up for those odd desolate moments when one needs to know there is still some sense in the world.

Ed Snack

Not so much tickled as given a very mild nudge, please do not take this as micro-aggression.

witwoud

Wow, it only took you like a minute to sell out to Amazon.

I admire that. Have some cash as well. (Clink.)

Hal

. . . an Amazon search widget has appeared at the top right of this page.

Hmmm. Judging from the evidence, a more accurate statement would be: . . . has appeared at the top right, depending on what sorts of filtering configuration your individual browser may have set at the moment---A guess in passing on my part is that my use of adblock in this browser renders the link invisible, where I can find it when scanning through the page's source code . . .

David

Wow, it only took you like a minute to sell out to Amazon. I admire that.

Heh. It’s best to strike while the iron’s hot. I’m now going to rename the place BlowjobForAFarthing.com

Mags

Now you can indulge your consumerist lust with the loftiest possible motive.

My consumerist lust keeps me warm at night. I just bought a new duvet.

Mr_Eugenides

[rummages for a farthing]

David

My consumerist lust keeps me warm at night.

I recently discovered the trend for gadget unboxing videos. Apparently it’s been a thing for quite some time. And they’re just as you’d imagine. Basically, pundits and consumers video themselves unboxing their latest toys, smartphones and such, often quite slowly and tense with anticipation. Some offer a “full unboxing” experience with lots of box and phone fondling, tilting to the light and close-ups of USB ports. It’s vaguely pornographic. “I’m just peeling off the screen protector… it’s got a five-inch Super-AMOLED screen, the colours really pop… and my nipples are quite firm now.”

pst314

"I could lend you a 1991 AA Road Atlas if you like"

Alcoholics Anonymous Road Atlas? That's a slightly disturbing idea. :-)

Spiny Norman

Hal,

A guess in passing on my part is that my use of adblock in this browser renders the link invisible, where I can find it when scanning through the page's source code . . .

In the "Tools" menu of your browser (Firefox, in my case) there should be an Adblock drop down menu that lets you customize Adblock to disable it on specific pages and websites, such as this one. Click "Disable on davidthompson.typepad.com", refresh the page, and the Amazon widget appears.

Steveo40

Done. I always look forward to your updates David. Particularly the agonies of the left. It's good to have their insanities catalogued.

Pierce

A thousand thanks for your curation of this collection of absurdities. (Oh, and some cash, too.)

As for Amazon, do try mentioning the books of those you write about here. If you add your referral code to the link (guides by Google) you can get a percentage of the profit that way too.

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