Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Patioboater Sells Out

I thought that I would never see
My blog gone so commercially.
Did I sell out? You bet your ass.
Oh dear, I've used a word that's crass.
Sponsor shock I did not mean,
Though they claim I need a wrinkle cream.

Or, to quote from A Charlie Brown Christmas:

Charlie Brown: Please send TENS AND TWENTIES? Oh, even my baby sister has gone commercial!
Sally: All I want is what I... I have coming to me. All I want is my fair share.

Yes, indeed, as you can tell from the wee little add to our left, the Patio Boat blog is now a revenue-generating entity. I wouldn't take it too seriously, though. I am not harboring dreams of amassing the wealth or Croesus, or even of earning enough money to neuter my brother-in-law Rich. It's really just a little experiment. This blog is my ongoing experiment in learning the current world of the Internet, and apparently Google AdSense is what makes the current world go 'round.

This development is probably good news for most of you, since apparently I have agreed not to include all sorts of content as part of my contract agreement:

  • Violent content, racial intolerance, or advocacy against any individual, group, or organization
  • Pornography, adult, or mature content
  • Hacking/cracking content
  • Illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia
  • Excessive profanity
  • Gambling or casino-related content
  • Sales or promotion of weapons or ammunition (e.g., firearms, fighting knives, stun guns)
  • Sales or promotion of beer or hard alcohol
  • Sales or promotion of tobacco or tobacco-related products
  • Sales or promotion of prescription drugs
  • Sales or promotion of products that are replicas or imitations of designer goods
  • Sales or distribution of term papers or student essays
  • Any other content that is illegal, promotes illegal activity, or infringes on the legal rights of others.

So, it looks as if I'll have to shelve my planned twelve-part series on naked crack whores who smoke cigars and get liquored up on beer and Johnny Walker before assaulting minority computer hackers with roulette wheels, big jars of Xanax, and Gocci handbags.

Otherwise, it's business as usual around here.


  1. By the way, the content of this post by itself has generated an ad for "Passages Rehab Facility."

    So I reckon I know where to go if I ever do seek out a sponsor for that 12-part series.

  2. Shelve your 12 part series?!? Well it's not like Rush is hurting for press...

  3. You totally stole my 12 part series!!! When you can't even trust your own big brother. sigh.

    I love seeing what ads come up on my blog. No big surprise, I get a lot of neuter ads.

  4. Speaking of blogs, I read yours on your condition and the brain surgery last night, Eric. It was really interesting. I hadn't realized you had been that ill, so I'm doubly glad to know that you're recovering.

    That's right folks, for insightful, thoughtful blogging that really is brain surgery, go to Eric Blosch. For serial-blogging about violent, naked crack whores, stick with Patio Boat, where I'm sure I'll find away around those pesky sponsors eventually.