I've inundated my friends and family for years with commentaries on everything from foreign currency transactions to the menu at Taco Bell. Some of my commentaries are funny or insightful. Some are me ranting about something I'm annoyed about. All of them come with "Frank's Blog Guarantee" - if you think I've wasted your time with a blog entry, you have the right to kick me in the shins as hard as you want.
Yahoo and Microsoft signed a deal today to join forces against Google in the search engine market. My first thought was, "Wow! Between them, they can create a search engine that crashes every time you really need to find something."
Of course, I'm not really concerned about the impact that this will have on Google. Their stock tumbled -0.82% on this news.
Oh, and as I write this, it's up 0.48% in after hours trading.
According to those fun loving, party animals at Google Analytics, an average of one person every day finds my blog as a result of a search for "Supergirl porn". It's all a result of this post on Supergirl from last summer. Anyway, there is no actual porn on my blog (Supergirl or otherwise). However, for the benefit of those who do find this blog as a result of such as search, as well as for the general amusement of everyone else, give you this image below.
Kudos, by the way, go out to Dr. Zaius of the Zaius Nation Blog for finding this gem. I also found his blog via Google.
I was surfing the web last night, looking for more news on Kristen Bell. I came across this post on TMZ.com about Kristen at the beach. They were critical of the photo of her to the left, but admired her in the one to the right.
I don't care what the folks at TMZ say. Granny shades or not. Hair up or down. Kristen Bell looks darn hot.
Normally, I would be thrilled by this. I mean, who wouldn't want to see Melissa Theuriau on a regular basis?
The thing is, these ads aren't ones that use licensed photographs of her. There are literally hundreds of screen grabs of Melissa Theuriau available on-line from her time as an anchor on M6, which is a French cable network.
One of ads in question is above. It clearly uses one of the screen grabs of Melissa Theuriau that I also found on-line.
Rather than license these images, or hire a model and photographer so they can create their images, these companies simply grab some of these other images. One would presume that a network in France is less likely than others to notice copyright infringement for ads that are primarily viewed in North America.
However, one has to wonder about the credibility of companies that would steal content like this.