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Ahh... the dichotomy of laughter and rage

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  • Ahh... the dichotomy of laughter and rage

    Well, it all started reading an article. Appearantly, a decent sized chinese newspaper has published an article in err. The newspaper published large translated portions of an article from The Onion, (about congress threatening to find a new capitol), not understanding that it was entirely a spoof/parody....

    Then it struck me... since when did it become okay for a huge block of completely unrelated, unsolicited information to be thrust in front of ones view, with the understanding that visitors will put up with it and stay for the 5 seconds to view what's underneath? I remember attending web seminars back in the hayday that _always_ emphasized to any serious web developer that flashy graphics were nice, but delivering the content in the first 7 or 8 seconds of visiting the site was an unquestioned requirement. Now it seems like I can't go anywhere without flying suvs and viagra pills with happy smiles from cameo appearances...

    sigh... ok... I,m so vented now that I can,t even keep my apostrophes up
    if it gets me nowhere, I'll go there proud; and I'm gonna go there free.