Things That Make My Head Explode

Ahhh….. Lent is over. I will now resume my usual level of skepticism and pointing out of major stupidity and disgust. I was getting used to the kinder, gentler life, but some things just ache for outrage and complaint.

For example:

AOHELL: Kathy Kehrli over at Screw You! pointed out this move by AOL, in which the company says they’re not paying any longer, but hey, we still want you writer to work for us. A true WTF moment indeed.

Writers still promoting content farms. I won’t say where I saw it, but there is a large contingent of the writing community who still believes that the aggregate sites are the best places to find work. You know I’m not standing for that without speaking up. I started a few threads on these forums, and time will tell if I help them see the light or get tossed out for going against popular opinion.

Man in cow suit steals milk from Wal-Mart. Only in America.

Inebriated Irish man tries to move a beehive. Then again, maybe in Australia, too.

What weird things are you seeing lately?

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  • Cathy May 6, 2011 at 11:40 am

    LOL, Lori-the 1st thing I thought when I saw your headline in my Reader was, Ah, Lent's over. 🙂

    Your only in America had me thinking back to a post I did on strange things that included a You know you're not in California anymore when… It was about a commercial playing here in Idaho where if you come in today and buy a truck, we'll give you a free gun-and we'll throw in a free Trucker's cap. I am not kidding.

    I commented that the last thing they wanted to do in California was give drivers more guns! Have a great weekend and Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms!

  • Devon Ellington May 6, 2011 at 11:45 am

    The content mill morons won't see the light, because it means they would have to take a good look at themselves and be the agent of positive change in their own lives. If they were able to do that in the first place, they wouldn't be there. If they had the skill and the motivation, they wouldn't be there. Your time and energy is better spent elsewhere.

  • Kimberly Ben May 6, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Last night I ran across a writer's forum I used to frequent (before there were so many writers pushing content mills as a form of steady earnings). I wasn't surprised to find several threads voicing complaints about working for more than one of these companies.

  • Paula May 6, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Weirdest thing I've seen lately? An opossum waddling across the street late at night, entering a driveway, than taking the sidewalk up the hill: A creature of nature who won't walk on the grass.

    Or the guy who was checking out a foreclosed house down the street yesterday. He was driving a brand new car that costs three times the asking price for the foreclosure, yet a neighbor was shocked to overhear him say this is a "crappy" neighborhood. To him, sure. Why? It's a working class neighborhood. (Of course, the apparent "investor" saw the for sale sign at her duplex and told her she should be "afraid" to live around here – no doubt hoping to scare her into lowering her price.)

  • Anne Wayman May 6, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    well, how about a job I could buy for just under $400?

    It is indeed a long strange trip.

  • Amie May 7, 2011 at 2:30 am

    A recent entry in the police beat section of our weekly neighborhood newspaper, in which "a resident…reported someone stole a ring, flashlight, arrowheads, a back scratcher and knives from his residence at 6:49 p.m. April 27."