Don't ask me how this came up in a recent image search, but it did. Priceless. The only thing that would make it more timely would be if the guy on the left was a Catholic Cardinal whose name once adorned the High School in my previous home town. (true! The high school used to be "St. Mary's" but Mary got unceremoniously bumped so they could make it "Cardinal McCarrick". Mary must be fuming!)
I've railed in the past about people changing wording and photoshopping vintage ads and images to make them kinkier, funnier, or whatever was in the twisted mind of the perpetrator, but tell me......isn't it so much better when you find something like this and need to change nothing?
On another note, while I have striven to be less concerned over participation here ever since my Covid encounter, I have to say that while I still feel less bothered than I used to by the paucity of comments inherent in blogging nowadays, the recent trickle of any sort of interaction from readers has been discouraging.
It tends to get slow in Summer. It always has. But this week alone has seen just 5 comments distributed over posts on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, with Tuesday's post receiving none at all. But on the bright side, the comments I do get are pretty good, on-topic and thoughtful ones. I definitely prefer fewer good comments to a stack of fluff. Like I've always maintained: I am far more interested in a pertinent observation, valid criticism, alternate viewpoint, clever bit of wit, or any kind of intelligent response than in praise. So to those who comment here: THANKS!
I am also curious about some things: for those of you who do comment here and elsewhere, does it bother you when your comment on a post gets no reply from the host?
This one drives me a bit crazy. I think it's because I try to reply to every comment.....unless I miss it by oversight. My thought is that since I cherish interaction, if I actually get some, why would I ignore it? I can't fathom a host not caring that someone took the time to not only read what they wrote but write something back......and I don't just mean in reply to a two-word "good post" comment.
And for those of you with blogs who visit other blogs, does it bother you if you regularly comment on a blog whose host rarely if ever comments on yours?
It's one thing to be a blogger and lament how few reader/visitors ever participate, but when it's a fellow blogger? Aren't we all after the same thing? I realize I am sometimes guilty of this, the best example being Q's blog and I have confessed this to him, but while I can get into some of the topics there, I can honestly say that the cuckold fetish is one of the few quirks I don't have in me. Still, when I can, I try to say something on occasion, mainly because he comments here and his efforts should be recognized. So, while not perfect, I am mindful of what I see as polite "tit-for-tat", even as I realize that online friends don't always share the same interests.
But.......it's not as big of a deal as it used to be for me. I will go on doing what I'm doing and see what the future brings. One irony is that in a recent "stat check" in Blogger, I found that while comments have dwindled, viewership has gone up! Meaning more people are visiting and fewer participating. Who says there's no such thing as a free lunch?