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jesse
@ February 11, 2009


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On the eve of the anniversary of the founding of this august institution we call ObscureCraft dot Net, I took some time to reflect on how we here at OC headquarters have shaped the world and public opinion over the past 12 months.  The answer is zero shaping.  But I did find a couple of links back to this site! Here are the sites recently vying for the coveted label of "Friend" from OCdN:

Remember this argument in favor of bailing out the auto companies that you didn't read because it was too long, Suzi? Well, not only did Steven Goldman of Wholesome Reading read the whole thing, he even called it "well argued".  That is definitely going on the book jacket.

But far and away, my most popular article ever is my write-up of Lexus' December to Remember sales event commercial featuring a Lexus, a pony, and the world's most horribly spoiled woman. In addition to already-friend-of-the-website Brief Essays With Pictures, two other sites have picked up on the article, including Tom Hackett's awesomely named Another Method of Making Walnut Catsup.  The regrettably-named website The Horsey Set accused me of using "salty language", but was able to get back on my good side by referring to me as a cultural commentary blogger.  I kind of like the sound of that. 


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jesse
@ December 17, 2008


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Hey, I have a new internet friend! As you all know, all you need to do to be my internet friend is link to me or, uh, actually be my friend.  Sam Wilkinson over at Brief Essays With Pictures is of the second variety, as he linked to my article taking Lexus to task for their horrible Christmas ad.

And I have to say, I'm a little jealous.  Sam posted some comments on an article by Jon Henke.  Henke's article takes Democrats to task for questioning the patriotism of Republicans.  No, I didn't get the party affiliations mixed up in that sentence, that is actually what he was arguing.  But I'm not here to pile on Henke.  No, I'm just jealous because Sam actually got Henke to come to his blog and argue with him in the comments!

Awesome.  The only fights I can successfully pick are with 16-year-old girls.




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jesse
@ October 13, 2008


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There's nothing an attention-starved website like mine craves more than, well, attention.  I guess that much is obvious.  In any case: I'm always quick to give anyone that links me a hug and a heart-shaped BFF necklace.

Despite offering myself up in this fashion, the links are few and far between.  So imagine my delight when Overheard in New York picked me as a runner-up in their headline contest, and linked to my humble little website. Oh the joy! I'm like the ugly girl that got asked to prom by the football captain because he finally saw me with my hair down and my glasses off, and he realized how beautiful I truly was. 

(PS: Yes, I think my headline is actually kind of dumb.  So do you.  But you know who didn't think so? Overheard in New York, bitches.)



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jesse
@ August 27, 2008


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Check it out: I have a new photography page.

The old one was okay, but it was too difficult to update.  I take new pictures all the time, and I wanted them to be available without the tedious work required to make the old one work.  This nicely coincided with my recent re-interest in social networking and cloud computing (by which I mean that I signed up for Facebook and thought it was neat).

Now, the pictures on the photography page will change whenever I upload new ones.  Search by tag and see a slideshow, or click on an individual thumbnail to get a larger image. 

A thousand humble thank yous to new Obscure friend Mark Carey at MT-Hacks for the Flickr Photos plugin that generates the thumbnails, and to Dan Steingart who wrote the PHP script that generates the tag cloud.


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jesse
@ June 25, 2008


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For awhile, I figured my little blog would fly entirely below the radar for all of eternity.  Turns out, that wasn't entirely correct.  There is one other blogger out there that has read one of my articles, and two that have at least read the headlines.  They are my new ObscureFriends!

The first one is way overdue... Rick Valenzuela at medicineagency.com gave me my first ever Internet shout out after my most popular ever article about Alexis and her Sweet 16 party.  PS: Alexis, if you are out there, I hope you had a grand time.  Actually, I hope you had a 15 grand time.

Next, Steve Rhodes over at The Beachwood Reporter enjoyed my headline on the Citi ad "Redecorating." I quite enjoyed this line from Steve: "[H]e became just another guy who looks like his mom dresses him." 

And finally, Wired could probably do an article rating the websites which took the time to rip on their foray into the science of carbon footprints, including thinkprogress.org, where I was cited as part of the outraged liberal internet chorus. That's right - I'm part of the liberal mob now! Sweet.


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