June 4th, 2008

blazon

Some statistics for low ranking sites

I really like making graphic charts. This one contains the rank of small web sites that I've visited and registered with at one time or another. The reason I'm graphing small 'indy' sites is becuz larger ones (like imdb or rotten tomatoes) would make the smaller sites unrecognizable. I wish the colors were thicker, but I don't know how to do that yet. Anyway, you should be ab le to view by page views. The page view differs only slightly. I miniaturized the Alexa URL at tinyurl http://tinyurl.com/5suo3a.


This chart shows wikiquote as the leader and hsx not far behind. However, pixdaus has been picking up hits. I included ala.org, which is a teen library resource thingy, and though you may be asking what the hell this has to do with film sites, I can only explain it by saying that I wanted to use all 5 Alexa slots and the few NOIR web sites didn't register on the chart against these other players.

screenwriter, Kightlinger, hate

Don Juan versus his doppelgänger

In this poem (sonet/song) by John Donne, his perspective on love seems a wee deprived (kinda like me). How could two people with so many similarities in their name be so different, Don the ladie's man, John the monk.


Loves alchymie

Some that have deeper digg'd loves Myne than I,
Say, where his centrique happinesse doth lie:
      I have lov'd, and got, and told,
But should I love, get, tell, till I were old,
I should not finde that hidden mysterie;
       Oh, 'tis imposture all:
And as no chymique yet th'Elixar got,
       But glorifies his pregnant pot,
       If by the way to him befall
Some odoriferous thing, or medicinall,
  So, lovers dreame a rich and long delight,
  But get a winter-seeming summers night.

Our ease, our thrift, our honor, and our day,
Shall we, for this vaine Bubles shadow pay?
      Ends love in this, that my man,
Can be as happy'as I can; if he can
      That loving wretch that sweares,
'Tis not the bodies marry, but the mindes,
      Which he in her Angelique findes,
      Would sweare as justly, that he heares,
In that dayes rude hoarse minstralsey, the spheares.
Hope not for minde in women: at their best Sweetnesse and wit, they'are but Mummy, possest.
screenwriter, Kightlinger, hate

Taking candy from babes

Politicians don't kiss babies anymore because, if they did, they would need to apologize for it afterward. Somehow I got into my head that the Bush administration was appointed by the judicial system, a thinking process invoked by the HBO release of Recount. I'm just sitting here wondering whether an Obama administration might be considered media appointed. My math is rusty but this adds up, doesn't it? Oprah Winfrey has enough money to influence media to say good things about Obama, and bad things about Hill; plus, everybody knows Oprah is a supporter of Obama.

You're probably asking yourself, but what about the whole electoral campaigning process of kissing cute (or ugly) babies? I don't see any corporate media VIPs kissing babes, but have you ever stuck a metal object, like a spoon or a fork, into an electrical outlet? Or, have you ever licked a TV screen to see if all the pretty colors contained flavor? As far as I'm concerned, that's a very thin line and I'm as guilty as the next guy for placing unnatural things into my mouth.

I don't know for sure, but it just might be something a toddler with a low IQ would do. I'm the first to admit it. Duh.. [wiping drool from lower lip]

I also don't know if you've heard, but the city librarian has decided to step down. Time to retire. Enjoy life. The L.A.P.L. system was in process to help fix the city's budget overdraft by imposing a $1 stipend for readers doing research for every book they request via computer reservation system. This site http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6561389.html explains how readers across town have changed attempts to extort monies from readers just trying to expand their minds.

I happen to like readers and therefore think a "congratulations" in order for this successful outcome. Judging books by it's cover hasn't been the same since the `80s as people are basing their interests in books by what they see and hear on-line. Even L.A.P.L.s homepage contains a feature Hot Titles to entice web surfers into learning what other peeps are reading.