Jan 302013
 

So I got an interesting email this morning.

Hi Michael ,

I am the owner of the website www.costumes4less.com. I would  request you to remove my post/link from your website at your earliest , as the same is affecting our website’s reputation in Search Engine. Please see the below link where my link has been placed:

http://www.michaelcmcgreevy.com/2010/10/31/playing-dressup/

Waiting for your positive response.

Thanks & Regards

Now when I first read this, I thought he/she was actually talking about my Sexy Halloween History post. I knew I had written about sexy Halloween costumes at one point in the past, and I figured the owner of this site didn’t want me linking to something on his where I was bagging on said costumes. Fair enough, I suppose. I mean, I’m generally under the impression that traffic is traffic, but whatever. If I was bagging on one of his costumes and he didn’t want the link, so be it. I can take that down.

But, no. This was not a post about sexy costumes at all. This was a post about how my Mother had cobbled together a Zorro costume for me when I was a kid. It’s a post about my low self-esteem and how I love Halloween and wish I had the confidence in my physical appearance to actually dress up for it.

And THAT is bad for the reputation of his site? Really?

So, ok. I decided to do a little research. Maybe my SEO is just so damned incredible that I rank higher for people looking for hats than the site that actually sells them.

googleHat

Hrm. Nope. I even dug through several pages. I don’t show up anywhere.

So the only thing I can think is that, at some point, someone has read my post and clicked on the link, and that showed up in their analytic reports. This, somehow, is bad for their reputation.

Well, I’m sorry that www.costumes4less.com isn’t interested in traffic from my site. I’m sorry that www.costumes4less.com feels that I’m bad for their image. But mostly? I’m sorry that www.costumes4less.com is run by someone who apparently can’t even put together an intelligible email or actually do some research into the posts he is claiming are so very bad for his “website reputation in Search Engine.”

I’m also sorry, but he won’t be getting any business from me in the future.

Edit – The company has reached out to me at this point and offered up a pretty sincere sounding apology.

Feb 092010
 

If you’re looking for a well informed and almost guaranteed to be amusing live blog of the final episode (possibly ever) of Heroes you might want to go check out Topless Robot. He’s been doing the whole live blog thing for a while and I’m pretty much just ripping off his gig by doing this.

Thing is, I’m sick as hell and I’ve spent four hours today watching this wretched wreck of a season and I’m feeling snarky. I’m likely to want to bitch quite a bit as I watch the final episode tonight but I figured I’d do it here to prevent spoiling it (and boring the shit out of my followers who don’t care).

If you care, the details are behind the cut.

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Jun 192009
 

So I have a Cafe Press store.  I got to playing around with it today because Summer said something really funny that sounded T-Shirt worthy.  In doing so I cam across the following product that was in my shop –

The reason I find this noteworthy is because I have NO IDEA WHAT THIS BUMPER STICKER MEANS.

Seriously.  None.

I can only assume that it came about during my days hanging out with the ladies on the Bad Girl Swirl.  Perhaps it was something Anais said.  That’s as close as I get to an explanation.

My life is weird.

May 282009
 

Krystalle: OMG CHIBI WOLVERINE
http://www.joystiq.com/photos/marvel-super-hero-squad/2040025/
me: oh my
WHERE IS CHIBI SPIDER-MAN?!
Krystalle: isn’t he already chibi?
ahem
/hides
me: zomg
RELATIONSHIP BREAKING FIGHT BEGINS NAO
lol
Krystalle: OMG YOU STEAL COVERS!
me: OMG YOU MAKE FUN OF SPIDER-MAN
Krystalle: OMG YOU HAVE MOAR SOAP THAN BATH & BODY WORKS
me: OMG YOU ATE ALL OF MY CREAM PIE YOGURTS
/relationshipquit
Krystalle: QQ
me: I’M SO FLAMING YOU ON THE FORUMS
Krystalle: I don’t go there.
NYAH

Editor’s Note – This is not a serious fight at all. We’re not that bad.

May 042009
 

Seriously, seriously nasty mouth.I want you all to look at the image on the right.  It’s from an advertisement.

Does this image make you think “Man, I wish my teeth were that pretty” or does it make you think “HOLY CRAP WHAT IS WRONG WITH THAT PERSON’S MOUTH?!”

If you’re anything like me it’s the latter.  Seriously!  It looks like the person pictured has some kind of bleeding lip disease or that the picture was taken from some kind of vampire movie promotion.  Scary stuff.

What’s worse?  The images on the web site it is advertising really aren’t much better.  It’s like they found people with horridly ugly mouths just so they could make the super white teeth look even better.

Ok, that’s all the snark I have in me for one evening.

May 022009
 
Ned Snell with Monkey Bread

Ned Snell with Monkey Bread

Actor, Director, Author and Monkey Bread enthusiast Ned Snell made a statement today that his dogs were “…clean” during a press conference from his home in Tampa, Florida.

For years now rumors have been flying over the fact that Snell, 47, frequently allowed his dogs to get downright smelly.  An anonymous associate of his told this report that “It was horrible.”  He then went on to say ” They were so unclean.  There isn’t enough hand sanitizer in the world to get past that kind of filth.  I scrubbed, and I scrubbed, and I scrubbed but it never felt like it was enough.”  The source then collapsed into a fetal ball and started sobbing.

Although this particular health hazard has been averted there are still concerns that Snell has attempted to use child labor in the cleaning of the dogs.  When asked if three-year old children had been forced into helping Snell said they were “no help at all” and abrubtly ended the press conference.

To my regular readers – Please excuse this moment of silliness.  Ned gave me an opening I couldn’t pass up.