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Beware the Creeper!

Iain's life as a psychotic crimefighter


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The Marketing Of Ashley Madison

Originally posted by bart_calendar at The Marketing Of Ashley Madison
When I've tried to tell people recently that AshleyMadison isn't primarily for people who cheat, the reaction I've gotten is "Well, that's how their advertised!"

No. That's how they are advertised to you. Here's how Ashley Madison is actually marketed/advertised.

1. There are those garish "Life Is Short - Have An Affair!" ads. They are not really meant to bring in members, nor are they want prompt most people to sign up. Their entire purpose is to let people see that they are a big site with a lot of real members and that if you are married it's a place you can go.

2. Then there is affiliate marketing. This is what gets most people to sign up and if you are the type of person who might get offended by a non mono relationship you've probably never seen it. What happens is that AM pays a commission to a site that can get people to sign up for it. What these sites do is target the real demographic - poly people, cuckold relationship people, gay people in beard marriages.

What the sites do is offer helpful information in general for people new to these types of situations. Because people in these situations need to find out how to meet people to date outside normal dating channels. The sites that offer solid information are very popular because people need this information. Then, in the articles themselves it is pointed out that Ashely Madison can help them.  Another variation of this is that the site will have erotica based on these scenarios (because people may choose to read erotica before they look for real advice) and then have customized Ashley Madison ads on the pages of the site.

Now, if you are  not one of the people who needs Ashley Madison for these non cheating reasons, there it is unlikely you've seen those affiliate ads, which are the most common ads for the site, becuase you haven't gone to pages that would provide you with those links.

This is why you may think that most of the people on the site are cheaters and that is who the site is for, but you'd be wrong.  The truth is that it's marketed much more extensively than that.

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The top 100 American films as determined by a bunch of critics

The rules are simple: bold the ones you"ve seenCollapse )

Obviously there's more than a few I have to catch up with.

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A rough year

By way of apology for not updating - a bit of whining.Collapse )

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Bloom County Is Really Back!

Woohoo!

Originally posted by bart_calendar at Bloom County Is Really Back!
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Enchanting Victorian Fairy Tale Art

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This isn't adequate, but...

Originally posted by rozk at This isn't adequate, but...
FOR TERRY PRATCHETT

We come to Skull at last. And Skull's a smile.
Rewarmed next day, each tragedy's a farce.
Kings fall, we all fall down. Prat-fall. On arse.
Perfectly timed. Poised, elegant. With style.

Rude noise. Best laughter comes from quiet rage
channeled and weaponized. Always about
something beyond the joke. He didn't shout
wry quiet almost whisper. Rueful sage.

Some things are never funny. In each book
reduced their number. With a jest would name
each foolish monster, when those monsters came
from life and dream. Crush with a knowing look.

His comic timing still his last best friend
Prepared it earlier. Told us. The End.

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Sydney Siege ended at 2am Sydney time - 3 dead including the gunman

A sad result but could have been worse.

The gunman was known to police and, surprisingly, me and a lot of the public as he had been sending offensive letters to the widows of casualties in Afghan conflict. He had lost a High Court appeal on Friday and was released on bail for sexual assault. There's every indication that he was a lone nutcase.

Here's the Guardian's report

BTW - the #illridewithyou hashtag was created by Tessa Kum aka @sirtessa - one of Australia's SF community. A wonderful idea to kick against the toxic climate of hate and create solidarity with the Islamic community.

It should be remembered that it was members of the Islamic community who warned the police about the gunman in the first place.

Our local Murdoch tabloid released its own toxic cloud in a special afternoon edition. It got pretty much every detail wrong.

In today's broadsheet (which is also a tabloid - it's complicated) Peter Hartcher takes our politicians to task for, basically, doing what terrorists want them to do.

The area around Martin Place is still under lock down.

A terrible day - but at least the police and most of the media acted responsibly.
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Siege in Sydney

A gunman is holding hostages in the Lindt Cafe, Martin Place, Sydney. Martin Place is one of the busiest thoroughfares in the Sydney CBD so the surrounding area is in lockdown. I have a couple of friends unable to leave their buildings (one I was meeting for lunch).

There are reports of a visible black flag with white Arabic characters and so people are jumping to conclusions. At this writing there's not enough information (in my opinion) to make any kind of judgement about motivation or the eventual conclusion.

I'm hoping for a peaceful and early resolution to the crisis but there are already reports of anti-Islamic incidents fuelled by ignorance.

This seems to be one of the more responsible sources of information at the moment.
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Hopefully, the voice of the future



Hope I live long enough to see her become POTUS.

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