It's a little alarming when you are scanning your inbound links in Typepad and see "www.CBSnews.com/stories". Then you follow the link back to find an article relating to a CBS Sunday Morning story on Oliver Sacks. (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/10/14/sunday/main3365434.shtml?source=search_story) After you finish the article you are relieved you didn't see a quote like "Oliver Sacks has been criticized by many, including this cow here with her B.A. in English." But then, if you click the Sphere button after the article, this is what you would have seen yesterday:
Did you just lose ALL respect for CBS news when you saw my blog under "Related Blog Posts" directly across from Katie Couric's blog? What are they thinking?
I figure soon I'll be getting comments from Katie, and she'll be all "So did you get many hits from the CBSnews link?" and I'll be all, "No, only five, and two were me and one was my Mom." And Katie will be all, "Yeah, CBS news sucks. How do you increase traffic on your blog?" and I'll be like "Well, Katie, do you have a vibrator? Or, toes are great for bringing in the hits." And Katie will write "Maybe I can post the link to my colonoscopy video" and I'll reply, "Hey Katie, did your colonoscopy affect the way you decorated your bathroom?"
Number of hits from CBS news - still five.
Number of hits from the Riverfront Time's link: seven, respectable, and thanks for taking the bait even though you declined my offer.
Number of hits from I SWEAR TO GOD THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: six! So far! These Sphere people are nuts.