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Wednesday, September 28, 2021

I happened to catch last night’s episode of “My Name is Earl”. Fairly amusing.

I especially enjoyed the part where Earl got whacked in the head by the old lady toting her giant Bible.

I did occur to me later: Do you suppose the show’s writers got that idea from that “she’s hittin’ him with her Bible” Internet legend/hoax?

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 09/28/2005 11:13pm
Category: Comedy, Internet, TV
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Wal-Mart’s trying to give itself a high-fashion makeover.

Tommy Hilfiger Corp. is looking for a buyer.

Yup. An unholy marriage appears to be in the making.

I bet those fashionistas who scoffed at my suggestion of a Sean John-Tommy merger are having second thoughts now. Who would you rather have helming your house of style: Sean “Diddy” Combs or some yokels in Arkansas?

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 09/28/2005 10:39pm
Category: Business, Fashion
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From “This Was A Man”, Benjamin Alsup’s interview with Donn “Cool Hand Luke” Pearce (which is categorized online as being in the September 2005 issue of Esquire magazine, but is actually in the October 2005 print issue):

“In Raiford,” Pearce says, “there was this old guy, an old newspaperman, an obvious drunk. And he said, You’ll write a million words before you publish your first thousand. That always stuck in my head.”

I’m sure I’ve come across similar advice before. And really, in broad terms, it covers just about any sort of endeavour: Professional, creative, whatever. But especially apt for all those aspiring writers out there.

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 09/28/2005 10:00pm
Category: Creative, Publishing
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My orgy of ad-placement continues, as I’ve expanded to now include Google AdSense, stage left.

Why? Frankly, CrispAds‘ performance has been dismal — zero clickthrus, despite tons of impressions. To see how much of that is due to placement on the page, I’m using AdSense more-or-less as a test control. If the results are just as bad, then I can think about possibly moving the ads around. If AdSense starts performing, then I can ditch CrispAds without any misgivings (assuming it remains moribund, even in its new location further down the sidebar).

As for AdBrite, the third ad delivery system I’m using: It’s been fair so far, enough so that I’m going to see if it grows. I have a feeling that the tip-top-of-page placement has a lot to do with it.

As always, if anyone notices any slow-loading pages or other problems, and suspects the ads as the culprits, I’d appreciate a heads-up on it.

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 09/28/2005 10:55am
Category: Advert./Mktg., Bloggin'
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