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Shhhh…look up. Up top. Right sidebar. Just over the dead guy. Yeah, where it says “your ad here.”

There’s going to be ads there.

Unless it’s really irritating, in which case I’ll biff it. Or not irritating enough, in which case I’ll put one of those flashing lime-green banner ads that’s says, “NO SHIT — YOU REALLY ARE THE ONE-MILLIONTH VIEWER!”

I expect to make pennies and pennies on this deal.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 12, 2010, 2:00 pm

And there they are. Whoa.

Low cost adult toys, eh?

Comment from BigBlueBug
Time: January 12, 2010, 2:22 pm

I would like to place an add please. There’s no profanity and only a little bit of belittling. How much for a weeks worth?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 12, 2010, 2:30 pm

Yeah. I’m guessing there’s a Suze Orman connection there, BBB.

Wow! Sex toys? Mephadrone? What the hell am I running here?

Comment from Mrs. Compton
Time: January 12, 2010, 2:39 pm

Are we suppose to click them and you gets monies?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 12, 2010, 2:42 pm

I don’t know. They look kind of…icky.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 12, 2010, 2:44 pm

Mephedrone (2-methylamino-1-p-tolylpropane-1-one),[2] also known as 4-methylmethcathinone (4-MMC) or 4-methylephedrone, is a stimulant and entactogen drug of the phenethylamine, amphetamine, and cathinone chemical classes. It is sometimes sold as “plant food” online, is reported to be contained in some legal highs and is sometimes sold mixed with methylone, also known as “Bubbles”,[3] “miaow miaow”, or MMCAT.[4]


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 12, 2010, 2:49 pm

Mephedrone has recently been reported as having been sold as “ecstasy” in the Australian city of Cairns, along with ethylcathinone,[7][8][9] and has also been reported in Europe and the United States.[10][11] It is reportedly currently manufactured in China.[12]

According to the company Crew2000, intended effects include increased alertness, euphoria, excitement, feeling of stimulation, urge to talk, and openness.

According to the Darlington Drug and Alcohol Action Team it can cause nose bleeds, nose burns, hallucinations, blood circulation problems, rashes, anxiety, paranoia, fits and delusions.[1] According to the company Crew2000, other problems may include poor concentration, poor short-term memory, tachycardia, palpitations, anxiety, depression, hyperhidrosis, mydriasis, trismus, and bruxism.[3]

The BBC News reported that one person who used the for 18 months, in the end using it twice a week, had to be admitted to a psychiatric unit after he started experiencing hallucinations, agitation, excitability and mania.[13]

The Guardian reported that some users compulsively redose, consuming their whole supply when they only meant to use a small dose.[14]

Of course, y’all are probably seeing totally different ads. It usually picks up on IP. Which is weird, because I go to places like Drudge and Ace and HotAir and I see all British ads.

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: January 12, 2010, 3:03 pm

We had a very brief epidemic of mephedrone addiction when I worked at UW-Madison.

I think it was so brief because it makes such quick hideous work of it’s users.

Comment from Allen
Time: January 12, 2010, 3:07 pm

Damn, I wanted to check out the “Colon Cleanse” ad but now it’s gone.

“Why yes, I found a great colon cleanser at sweasel.com”


Comment from BigBlueBug
Time: January 12, 2010, 3:25 pm

Ooh. Team Beachbody (I’m not making this up) want’s me to join. I hope you get payola for the click cuz I signed up with my pr0n name (Mastadon).

Mastodons or mastodonts (Greek: μαστός “breast” and οδούς, “tooth”) were large tusked mammals. Heh, breasts and tusks.

Anyway, there’s no SuzeO thing in my add (I’m making this up). I just want to give a shout out to the dudes and dudettes who invented benzodiazepines.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 12, 2010, 3:31 pm

Ask for the recipe, would you? I’m a member in good standing of the ancient and honorable Arabic tribe of al Prazolam.

Comment from Mrs. Compton
Time: January 12, 2010, 3:35 pm

I don’t see any cool stuff, only like Chili’s mini tacos. I’m just not one of the cool kids who use drugs and plays with sex toys.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 12, 2010, 3:39 pm

Well, sex toys are explicitly against their terms of service, so I don’t know what gives. Maybe it was that unfortunate Arlen Sphincter illustration I did…

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: January 12, 2010, 3:49 pm

Oooo. Sex Toys and Cheap Viagra… All you need now is a link to Vitamin World’s Testosterone booster and Aromatase Inhibitor suppliments, and you’ve got the trifecta…. 😉

Comment from geoff
Time: January 12, 2010, 4:00 pm

They’re helping me find homes in Chicago. Maybe they know something I don’t know.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: January 12, 2010, 4:19 pm

Hmm. Just went through catflap. I’m gonna have to get my mother either a kitteh dreams t-shirt, or the psycho-kitteh t-shirt.

She’s basically claimed the “Death from above” kitteh mug for herself when she comes over……

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 12, 2010, 4:24 pm

I don’t have nearly enough stuff in there, so I’m not really actively pushing it yet.

R U ready for

Kitteh Man?!

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: January 12, 2010, 4:53 pm

LOL.. Makes me think of that German commercial I was on Youtube. A guy is stripteasing for his wife, and is wearing a Mouse Thong. Unfortunately, he forgot to chuck the cat out of the room before his performance, with disasterous reesults….. 😉

Comment from Bob
Time: January 12, 2010, 5:43 pm

Nothing will cleanse your colon like a carelessly prepared pesto.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 12, 2010, 6:08 pm

Vodka and prune juice does an exceptionally fine job, I can attest. Yes, it was kind of an accident.

Comment from Tesla
Time: January 12, 2010, 8:05 pm

Vodka and prune juice!?!? Well that is going to need a really notable and disgusting name. And I am drawing a complete blank.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 12, 2010, 8:10 pm

I was visiting my terminally ill mother. It was Christmas Eve. You couldn’t drink the water at her farm, but I rustled up a quart of prune juice from the fridge.

Oh, sweet fancy Moses, what I woke up to Christmas Day.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: January 12, 2010, 8:39 pm

I know that it’s TOTALLY wrong, Stoatie. However, when i read your last post, i started hearing ROCKETMAN bouncing through my head…..

maybe i should just concentrate on the Kitteh’s

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 12, 2010, 8:58 pm

Yeah, that’s pretty much how it went, Scoob.

I mean, I had heard what prunes could do. I had no idea it applied to prune juice.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: January 12, 2010, 9:25 pm

LOL same chemical compounds luv..

You can get the same effect from eating a bunch of fresh picked cherries. made that trip through Napa valley REAL interesting…..

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 12, 2010, 9:29 pm

Well, see, I didn’t realize it was a chemical thing. I thought it was mechanical — from the physical roughage in the fruit. I figured the juice was therefore safe.

Easily the worst Christmas ever.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: January 12, 2010, 9:37 pm

I was dosed with prune juice as a boy…

Vodka and PJ is, according to some sources, called a Trotsky.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: January 12, 2010, 9:46 pm

I forget what compound it is, but it works the same way those Sodium drinks that the doctor gives you before a colonoscopy does, by pulling water into the GI tract…..

Oh, simple sugars that provide a high level of solute in the intestines…


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 12, 2010, 9:50 pm

Trotsky. Heh.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: January 12, 2010, 10:14 pm

May I just interject that cherries are among my kind’s favourite food?

Probably explains a lot….

Comment from d3ft punk
Time: January 12, 2010, 10:24 pm

All I see is the Your Ad Here. Could be industrial grade ad blocking that I have going on. Or, you know, monochrome and whatnot.

As somebody who’s gone back and forth over the ads thing, I never saw the value of making other people I don’t like rich (like BlogAds) or making other other people rich (AdSense). So, until I am selling my own products, let’s just say, “weasel resteses”.

I came up with a nifty advertising thingee back in 2006 (that it seems everybody’s trying to do now). One ad a page, I say! Text links are for suckers! Use SSH and tunnel into people’s servers and use their hosting plans without their knowledge!


Comment from Roman Wolf
Time: January 12, 2010, 10:25 pm

Free Online dating…and right below that is “Mold Inspection”. Hrrm…

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: January 12, 2010, 10:39 pm

I dunno UB, are badgers noted ass-tuba players?

Comment from francis
Time: January 12, 2010, 11:35 pm

I gots mold inspection ads…not sure why I would want my mold inspected, but there it is.

Comment from Mrs. Peel
Time: January 13, 2010, 12:00 am

I have mold inspection too, AND I can own my very own hand-painted Monet for as low as $140. SWEET

Toward the end of ST:TNG, Guinan gave Worf some prune juice, and he loved it and started drinking it all the time. There was much giggling among the more juvenile of the fans. (yes, including me)

Comment from Michael X.
Time: January 13, 2010, 12:04 am

vodka and prune juice? I can add another item to my “to do” list.

As for a name for the drink? “Trotsky” is hard to beat. How about “Val-U-Go”? Other than that, I gots nothing.

ps. I’m not seeing the ads, just the “your ad here” link.

Comment from Mrs. Compton
Time: January 13, 2010, 12:19 am

Hmmm, I can’t tolerate those sodium drinks, I puke before it even gets to my mouth. If I drank a whole gallon of pj do you think it would be clean as a whistle for a colonscopy?

Comment from EW1(SG)
Time: January 13, 2010, 12:27 am

Hmmm…”make money on the internet.. Truck loads of money!!”

Sounds great! Where do I sign up?

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: January 13, 2010, 12:37 am

Mrs. C….. they both do the exact same thing…

Comment from Nina from GCP
Time: January 13, 2010, 1:45 am

Prune juice and vodka sounds like a very bad combination to me…when you’ve got the Trotskies the LAST thing you want to be is staggering drunk. Not a pretty picture.

Comment from weirdsister
Time: January 13, 2010, 2:07 am

Courtesy of Stoaty Weasel, I can haz “Spicy video and picture collection” via the Bollywood Media Portal link, which I can observe through the spiffy Free Frostwire Download. FREE, I say! Not only that, but I can “make money while [I] sleep!” Sweet. 😉

Comment from David Gillies
Time: January 13, 2010, 2:25 am

Also note: Milk of Magnesia can, depending on dose, vary between ‘settle your stomach’ and ‘get outta my goddamn way right the hell now!’ Prunes have dihydrophenylisatin, which can definitely have startling effects on one’s GI tract, but the meds used in preparation for a colonoscopy are in a whole new neighbourhood. I just hit the big four-oh, so it’s time for someone to take a shufti up there. From what I hear the results from the soda laxatives will leave your tripes squeaky-clean and lemon-fresh, but in the process your eyes will roll to the back of your head, you will babble a stream of glossolalia and you may see Jesus while one of the spasms runs through you (say ‘hi’ from me.) Bonus: they have to inflate your bowels to give the colonoscope wiggle-room, which afterwards rewards you and everyone around you with the sort of alarming flatus that sounds like someone ripping a piece of canvas in two.

Comment from scubafreak
Time: January 13, 2010, 3:33 am

Luckily however, the Versed usually prevents you from remembering anything too embarrasing….

Comment from BillT (aka \\\”The .0004572% Of Traffic That\\\’s From Iraq)
Time: January 13, 2010, 7:25 am

Just over the dead guy. Yeah, where it says “your ad here.”

I skimmed over the first sentence, so the dead guy I looked at was the one on the coin. I see you have the rare “post-assassination” Lincoln penny, showing the blood flow.

A Trotsky, huh? Mix vodka with milk of magnesia and you get a Phillips screwdriver…

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 13, 2010, 7:38 am

They’re still pushing mephedrone on me. Pure 99.8% Mephedrone
Re-Crystallized 4-mmc, Card Payments, Fast Delivery.

Which is just plain wrong. I’m a downers gal, never touch uppers.

Comment from tawny
Time: January 13, 2010, 11:52 am

Weasel, have you checked out bing.com today? 🙂

Comment from Mrs. Compton
Time: January 13, 2010, 11:59 am

Versed… omg, can they put an ad up there for that? I just love that stuff.

Comment from bad cat robot
Time: January 13, 2010, 12:51 pm

I get more than my fair share of the colonoscopy fun since colon cancer runs rampant in my family. You really ought to get Versed for the prep, in my opinion. Instead, I have to tape a note to the bathroom mirror that says “It beats dying, that’s why”, chug the entire bottle of calcium citrate, and remind myself of the large vat of margarita jello I made to get me through the No Real Food phase. I’ve got it pretty much down to a science …

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 13, 2010, 1:52 pm

Heh, tawny. Uncle B summoned me out of a hot bath last night to show me Bing. Then he was all bummed because badgers weren’t mentioned as members of the mustelidae fambly.

And I was all bummed because I went pages and pages into their images search and never found an image from sweasel.

Comment from Dave in Texas
Time: January 13, 2010, 3:10 pm

Crazy. Blog. Money.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: January 13, 2010, 3:14 pm

My submission for in case the ads fail…


(stolen from some odd or other gaming blog with a tag for burned.org)

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 13, 2010, 5:00 pm

Hey. HEY! Two dollars and eight-six cents in twenty-four hours, baby. Show a little respect, Dave.

Y’all bought me a Big Mac. Thank you.

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: January 13, 2010, 5:24 pm

Actually I make about 20 bucks a month on my little blog, you should do even better. I’m pondering buying a domain name so I can have a less cluttered url, the ads would pay for it from Blogger.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 13, 2010, 5:44 pm

Domain plus hosting is about $7 a month from BlueHost. I’m also carrying a bunch of old domain names I no longer use but can’t bear to part with.

It’s a bit of an addiction, buying up domain names.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: January 13, 2010, 5:48 pm

Stoatie – Let me know when You and UB get to Colorado Springs, and I’ll buy you each a Red Robin Royal burger….

We’ll also take UB to the shooting range and let him experience the joys of Rapid Semi-Auto fire from Semi-Auto “Assault weapons”…. 😉

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 13, 2010, 5:57 pm

Ah, he’d love that, Scoob. Man love him some firearms, poor bastard.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: January 13, 2010, 6:33 pm

LOL.. Hell, i know the guy who currently owns the .44 Augomag that Clint Eastwood used in “Sudden Impact”…

Marks from Eastwood dropping it and all…..

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