The Hazards of Blogging and Some People's Idea of Fun...Sigh

Well...tonight I was snorkling around, minding my own business, and hunting for free, public domain clipart. I actually wanted a free picture of a ? (question mark). This should take seconds I thought...wrong. Well I surfed around doing various searches...I wasn't going to be choosy, any question mark would have been fine as long as it was free. I freely admit I am a free-clipart junkie and I hate having to whore my site by placing links all over in return for some free question mark gif. If I am going to whore my site it will be for profit. ;)

I do, however, always appreciate those kind people (however mentally disturbed) who give freely of their time to locate public domain stuff for me to use to pimp out my posts. (I am all for delegating.;) I finally stumbled upon a web page that looked promising. I read and read ...hunting for the IMAGES. I want my clip art quick and dirty. A slam-bam, thank you ma'am sort of thing. I leave feeling cheap and dirty, but hey I got my clip art...that's the important thing.

Well....I finally realize that this site actually didn't have any actual images. It was just a plan that someday images would somehow magically find their way to the land of make believe...maybe from Oz...who knows.

Here is an excerpt:

"Some other fun projects that are on the road map are to develop web spiders to crawl the web for old public domain clip art and automatically input this into the project. Several commercial distributions of clip art like the Nova Development Art Explosion 300,000 have built their products on public domain bitmap and vector graphics. This type of original public domain imagery needs to be sought out, converted to SVG, enriched with meta-data, and placed into the collection for use by all."

This is someones idea of FUN???...sigh. Developing Spiders that ninja public-domain clip, what a HOOT. I am sure you have to be over 21 to participate in such mind numbing enjoyment. I left feeling very-certain that the author might need to spend some quality time on the toilet...I also felt dirty but I didn't get my clipart...sigh.

--The Clever Cynic,


What is This Doing on the Internet?...Sigh

Most of you by now are probably wanting to throw me off the poop deck...sigh. That is one of the hazards of bringing you stuff you won't see anywhere else. Consider it a job hazard if you will...but I feel it is my duty to bring you the real poop and tonight is no exception. You will NOT believe this: featured site:

Haven't you people learned by now not to click on stuff I recommend? Yup, it is true...a website devoted entirely to poop...sigh. Be sure to look around gets worse. You can order poop merchandise too...yippee. Wonder what motivates someone to do a poop website? Hm mm...somethings we are just better off NOT knowing. I am not saying that the author doesn't have every right to talk about poop if he fact, I would defend to the death his right to do so; however, the fact that people read it is just plain scary....sigh.

--The Clever Cynic,

A Test for Seasickness

Speaking of seasickness, I have designed a test for you so you can see if you are cut out for the high seas. Go HERE and click on the "Kid's Stuff" link on the left. Stare at the screen for 10 seconds. If you don't pull over your trashcan and immediately puke your guts out, climb aboard.
Okay, Okay, so you hate me now for making you look at that...get over it.

--The Clever Cynic,


Reality Television--Pirate Master, Episode 1

I enjoyed tonight's debut of Pirate Master on CBS. The ambiance aboard the ship was actually convincing without seeming like an overdone-theme park, so kudos to the set designers.

John, the "scientist/exotic dancer" (what a combination) was the first to be sent home, despite a well-delivered attempt to incite mutiny. My guess is that he was the biggest threat and the others feel that they have plenty of time to deal with the newly-emerged captain, Joe Don...who came off as a royal-asshat and power-hungry little pimp. I just hope the others don't wait too long to cut Joe Don adrift...I am not sure how much of his swaggering about I can tolerate before I get seasick. I had a slight bout of seasickness already when Joy proved to be quite the drama queen...sigh.

All-in-All an interesting reality show.

--The Clever Cynic,


This is what happens when you mix whisky and video

Reality Television---Anthony Wins Shear Genius

Anthony won the final round of Shear Genius. Congratulations, Anthony. I think all three finalists were fact, I thought popular favorite, Ben, would win...I would actually let him style my hair. I thought he had some amazing styles throughout the competition and he has an edgier style that I prefer...none-the-less, Anthony was always polished and competent.

Sadly, Jaclyn Smith did NOT get a makeover...she is still sporting that '80s look...sigh.

I have to say that legend, Vidal Sassoon, stole the show tonight...his positive outlook and bright attitude made the others look like stale jello pudding.

--The Clever Cynic

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