I'm curious how you folks who look at other blogs actually find them. Initially, I went through the links of the handful of bloggers I knew then, but I soon found a certain redundancy of common sites.
So, my favorite thing to do became using the Next Blog feature on the Blogger sites. However, I've been trying it recently and finding it increasingly unsatisfactory. I keep finding, every fourth or fifth hit, a sex site. And not just a sex site, but one site nearly identical in spite of mild permutations. It's always a white background with a title of the video, which may be fairly innocuous - "David Beckham's first MLS goal". But on the right is a list of:
Related Top Posts that include - and I've eliminated more than a few:
# PAMELA ANDERSON AND JENNA JAMESON BOTH IN ONE SCENE!!!!(772)
# Sexy Chopper Biker Girls Naked(708)
# hot girls part 3 - the russian(445)
Of course, the non-sex sites I find are uneven. Either, I can't understand the language or it contains information such as: "Well let me just say this, Zac Efron totally hotty! Danngg!" What's a Zac Efron? (OK, I DO know about High School Musical.)
I do find some interesting places, but, where it used to take me about 10 minutes to find three commentable sites via Next Blog, now it takes a half hour, because among other things, the porn sites have disabled the Next Post button, so I have to go back before going forward. (They've also taken out the Flag Blog feature, not surprisingly - is there a way to report them to Blogger some other way?)
So, as I asked initially, what do YOU do to seek out new sites?
And speaking of Disney and sex, Mark Evanier, writing about the demise of a Disney digest, writes: Once upon a time, Playboy sold seven million copies per issue and now it sells three million. This is not because of a declining male interest in beautiful nude women or because the women aren't as beautiful or as nude as they used to be. The phraseology, for whatever reason, cracked me up.
Geico Uncovers Secrets About Flintstones, Clampetts - the commercials will almost certainly be better than the upcoming Caveman series.
Starting this Monday: Changes in the comic strip For Better or Worse.
Two guys named Ken:
Levine - and his readers - on movie theater etiquette (or the lack of same)
Jennings (August 30) on separated at birth
I had asked who won the Democratic debate in Iowa on ABC-TV's This week a couple weeks ago. I got five voters, four of whom picked Dennis Kucinich, and one who selected Barack Obama.
Karl Rove and now Alberto Gonzalez are both gone, and I'm not feeling the happiness I thought I would. It's like the letdown I got when I would rehearse for a choir piece or a play; the event would go off well, but I'd be left with a mild melancholy. At least now I know why they left when they did.
Music throwback: Jingle Bells
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