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So I just added Google’s ads to my Web column today.  It’s a little odd, like having a sponsor for your journal.  “Dear Diary, today I asked Becky to the dance. She’s so pretty.  I was so nervous I had to drink an entire DELICIOUS ORANGE FANTA™ to get up the courage.”

I’m doing it partially because I want to see what the technology can do, and to be able to recommend it and troubleshoot it for Hop Studios clients.  Also, I would like to become financially independent, nay, stinkingly rich.  Like, “What’s that smell?” “Oh, that’s just the money in my shoes. I like to walk on hundreds.” “You pig.” (Monocle flies out of my eye in shock.)

So far, the funniest ad to appear on my site was this one, for very soft socks, which ran beside my musings against the administration that brought us into the Iraq war. You know, nothing says “Give Peace a Chance” like very plush foot coverings.

Overheard

“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”

...who said it?

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play with variables constantly.”

...who said it?

“Only the person who has learned Continual Love coming from a heart of Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal with the problem of loneliness.”

...who said it?

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