Weekend Threesome – 6/12/22

Here’s three short tidbits from my week that was that I think you should know about.  It’s another edition of The Nest’s Weekend Threesome!

Other than paying a reasonable annual fee for domain registration, I don’t spend a cent on this blog.  WordPress has given me more than enough reasons over the years to realize that they don’t give a shit about casual bloggers like me.  This, of course, sets me up to get ads from WordPress plastered all over my blog…. at least that’s what a few people have told me in the past.  I don’t see them myself because I use a browser extension called AdBlock Plus, which is losing its effectiveness on some sites, but still works really good at keeping me from seeing ads on my blog and all the blogs I read.

But something must have changed this week….

I keep seeing that ominous “Sponsored Content” line at the bottom of all my posts, and though I still can’t see the actual ads, I can only assume they’ve added even more because my AdBlock counter that keeps track of blocked pop-ups goes crazy now when I’m on my blog.

Folks, I despise ads just as much as you do and would never try to sell you anything or make your visit to The Nest any less pleasant than it already must be reading my fucked up content.  If you see any ads, they aren’t mine…

Mostly…

On kind of the same subject…. if you have a mailbox, and I mean a real mailbox, not a virtual one, you’ve no doubt received all kinds of odd and sketchy sales pitches delivered in your junk mail before.  I’ve shared a few of those fun ones in the past.  But I’ll bet not many of you have ever been offered this amazing opportunity before….

Yes, for a mere $429,000, I can purchase my very own medical clinic!  Now I just need to get my medical degree….. or maybe just a license to sell CBD, and I’m in business!  It’s a shame I’d have to move to Indiana… but I’ve already got my medical team put together!  Calling Dr. Snuggle, Dr. Troll, Dr. Zeeba!

Another successful operation! The patient bled….

Incidentally, this postcard wasn’t addressed to me.  Once upon a many moons ago, a chiropractor apparently lived in my house, he’s still on enough mailing lists with my address that I still get the occasional solicitation for him…

And finally, I have no words….

Ugh!

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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11 Responses to Weekend Threesome – 6/12/22

  1. Well I see ads on most blogs I follow – by now my eyes just barely even REGISTER the ads so no biggie. I know there are tons on my blog because I didn’t even know about AdBlock (but I’m about to as soon as I hit SEND here). I think you should buy that clinic. The cheesiness of the ad lends credibility to the concept that they might take Monopoly money for the transaction. I’m sure you have an old game squirreled (tee hee) away somewhere!

    Pam

    • Well, I once printed my own Get Out Of Jail Free Card for an episode of SCT, so if I can do that, I have no doubt I could print up millions of dollars in Monopoly money! I mean, if they put me in jail for it, I still have that card…

  2. My sympathies on the red thermometer. It’s doing that too, here. Seems only a week or so ago that it was maintaining nicely at about 75. I can do 75, I cannot do triple digits. And the A/C people aren’t working weekends so I guess I get to roast for a few days. At least you work in the evenings and don’t face the “wow, I have an oven for a car” phenom that a lot of day workers face at these times… 😏😛

    • My night job helped me survive for ten years with a car that had no AC. I still use it sparingly in my current car, but this morning was an exception since it was already muggy as hell by 8 AM…

  3. draliman says:

    Dammit. I clicked to find out how to get 69% off chileh and all I got was a bigger advert. What a swiz.

  4. Anything over 85ºF and the heat o’meter tilts. It was 101 here yesterday. I can’t wait for July and August (NOT). Ads on the blog and scam ‘opportunities’ are so prevalent anymore. Grrr…there aren’t enough Buster deaths in the world for either of them.

    • I love it when a site is so clogged with ads that it’s pretty much unusable. They are literally defeating their own purpose. Had to unfollow a blog way back in teh day solely because of the barrage of ads (pre-AdBlock)…

      • I haven’t figured out how to make sure there aren’t any ads…at the very least a minimal amount of the usual Google/Facebook type stalking. 😬

      • It’s one thing when your site host (aka WP) is putting tacking them on against your wishes. It’s another when you’re trying to make a few pennies doing them yourself as said blogger I unfollowed was…

      • Lord knows I haven’t earned a cent off ads. As it is, I’ll probably go to the poorhouse paying WP for the increasingly expensive privilege of blogging and dealing with that pile of you/know-what block editor. 😬 Something has gotta give.

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