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Don’t ask me!

November 3, 2022

For $4 a month I can remove all of the ads from my blog. I used to think I should do that because I thought the ads were intrusive and I thought that maybe, because they were placed between the end of a post and the Like button and the comments section, that the millions and millions of my daily readers, busy readers all, wouldn’t scroll down far enough to see they had choices to make (if they so chose to choose) because they’d get caught up in reading the ads.

I’m sort of glad that I didn’t pay to remove the ads because some days they’re kind of interesting. I never click on them – and you probably shouldn’t either – but sometimes the ads, or what WordPress calls “Sponsored Content” are entertaining. Like celebrity fashion gaffes. Or how to melt belly fat while sleeping. Or the one that promised to tell us the one co-star Henry Winkler couldn’t stand working with. I did want to click on that one because after seeing it I made a bet with myself that it was Michael Keaton when they starred together in Night Shift.

Why Michael Keaton? No special reason other than I’ve never been a huge fan of his. Why? I don’t know. It’s not that I dislike him or that he’s a bad actor, and there’s certainly nothing offensive about him (like there is with Bruce Dern). Maybe it’s because he has the same last name as Diane Keaton, and on some level I thought it possible that sharing the same last night could be confusing for some? Imagine paying to see the lovely Diane Keaton in a movie and the opening credits fade and there’s Michael. I suppose you have a 50/50 chance of still liking the movie, but no matter how good he is, he’s not Diane. Or Buster for that matter, but that’s another blog post for another day.

Back to the WordPress ads. While some of them are entertaining, others are just plain weird. Like this one that promises to tell us whatever it is that’s baffling urologists. Personally, when I saw this picture I was sort of baffled myself. What the hell is that exercise supposed to be? Don’t ask me!


2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 3, 2022 11:41 am

    Well, at least this group of ads didn’t tell you (me?) how to get rid of that awful toe fungus. I don’t much read the ads. The pictures are quite enough to gross me out.
    You don’t like Michael Keaton? I have always liked him. And Henry Winkler. And ‘Night Shift’ was hilarious.


  2. November 4, 2022 12:08 am

    I have one word for you about Micheal Keaton: Beetlejuice.

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