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Friday, August 28, 2021

tittering tweeters
From the same lady who brought us her own personal Vagina Twitter-logue, here’s Heartless Doll editor Andrea Grimes with the top ten things her tits would tweet.

And let’s give a special shout-out to the No. 1 punchline on that list:

1. @boyfriendspenis you are so dramatic. always trying to come between us.

Yeah. I like the idea of both breasts collectively expressing themselves within the same tweetstream, but with occasional left-right intra-dialogue. A sort of mammarial schizophrenia, played out online.

Disclaimer: The above photo is my stock-photo contribution to this Twitter-tittering. I have no idea how close it comes to representing Ms. Grimes. Although if she possesses anything close to these proportions, I’d say her rack doesn’t need Twitter — they already speak volumes, without the benefit of social media.

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 08/28/2009 07:43:37 PM
Category: Comedy, Social Media Online, Women
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I’m sure I’m not the only Web-media geek who finds this exercise in excessive URL structuring to be amusing:

http://www.seoconsultants.com/s/e/o/c/o/n/s/u/l/t/a/n/t/s/d/i/r/e/c/t/o/r/y/

(I cleverly imaged that text to ensure no sloppy line-breaks or other peculiarities.) The explanation, from that same sub-directoried page:

The SEO Consultants Directory is currently performing a test on sub-directory depth. This document resides 23 levels below the root with two internal links; one from the SEO Articles (/articles/) section and the other from the SEO Consultants Directory Sitemap (/directory/), both of these are top level pages. We needed a live example for proof of concept purposes.

It is not the directory depth that counts but how many clicks it takes to get to the final destination, referred to as the “Click Path”. I’m wondering just how far we can go with sub-directory depth before there are challenges with getting the destination document indexed.

A lot of forward-slashing setup to lavish on the browser’s navigation toolbar, considering that most people are downright allergic to viewing the average computery-code Web address. And ironically, this particular depth perception yields shallow results.

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 08/28/2009 02:28:32 PM
Category: Comedy, Creative, Internet
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Recently, an ex of mine surprised me with news that she was ditching her lifelong career in sales to become a nurse. It surprised me because, while I knew she was tired of the 20 years of sales pitching, I didn’t see her transitioning from that high-pressured spiel to a primary-care environment. She certainly has a compassionate, nurturing side to her; I just don’t see her making a living with it.

But she’s set her mind on it, and if all goes as planned, she’ll be a Registered Nurse within two years. Thus, she’ll turn the same trick that many second-career nurses have turned.

This ex isn’t the first person I’ve met who’s switched gears and gotten into nursing. I can think of a former business associate who accomplished her goal of becoming a nurse, after a divorce and other major life changes. There are a couple of others I remember who had the same intention, although I lost touch with them before finding out if they actually followed through or not. The common thread: All of them were on the edge of, or well into, middle age (late 30s to late 40s), and, yes, all were women.

So: Is the pursuit of a nursing career a later-in-life rite of passage for women?

I realize men become nurses too. But let’s face it, women still dominate the field, so it remains primarily a female’s professional destination. And I’ve yet to meet a man who’s declared a desire to chuck all work-related experience to this point, in favor of becoming an RN.

Second-career nurses aren’t new; the trend’s been noticeable for decades. And its allure seems strong, regardless of how accomplished the “starter” career is. From my perspective, it even overrides seeming incompatibilities in personality and temperament — such as in the case of my ex-girlfriend, whose nursing intentions sparked my speculation on this in the first place.

Maybe it’s a gender-issue thing, combined with routine midlife anxiety. Makes me wonder what first-career nurses wind up pining for when they reach that restless stage…

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 08/28/2009 01:09:34 PM
Category: Business, Society, Women
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