Heh. I'm SHOCKED, I tell ya

Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.
~ Mark Twain

Sooooo... I don't think I'm going to be using technorati tags any longer.

A fellow known as Made From Dust thoughtfully left me this comment on my last post:
Writing is an amazing tool when used for the right purposes, especially when done well. Rather than write, I have started a photography blog to tell some stories. Stop by and let me know what you think about the quality, content, and stories told. Thanks.
Spam, right? It's barely relevant to the post, just about what you'd expect from a keyword hunting spambot. But then I thought... it might be worth a laugh. Yeah. I make mistakes like this more often than you'd think.

So the blog is all oddly posed, badly lit, amateur photos of skinny naked men and their genitalia. Artistic? Nope. If I were being charitable, I'd say Mr. Dust needs to start using a disclaimer in his comments; if I weren't, I'd say that I suspect he's an exhibitionist with a seriously warped sense of propriety.

Anyway, is this some weird blogspot thing? Spam? Did I accidentally stumble into the naked-man-enjoying porn community? Why would you go to someone you don't know's blog and ask them to check out photos of naked men without giving them warning? Is there any profit in it?

I'm really curious about this; when I was working in a photo lab, I always assumed it was because the perpetrator gets his sexual thrills by shocking unsuspecting people or by knowing that they're looking at his or his boyfriends' naked bodies. I can only say that I don't get it.

Just one more weird thing to add to today's list, I suppose. And at least blogging about it got me out of twenty minutes of actually working on something important.


Blogger Dawno said...

Don't give up on the Technorati tags - people like that spammer find you no matter what you do. They happen on both tagged and untagged posts I put up. Not often, it's challenging to get thru the word verification but some people are persistant that way. *sigh*

Sunday, June 04, 2006 12:21:00 PM  

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