Thursday, December 15, 2011

Stumbling Upon Goofy Shit

Last week, for no apparent reason, I saw the hits via my StatCounter explode.  Well, there was actually a reason.  Somehow, I started getting all these hits referred from StumbleUpon. 

Not knowing much about it or what it does, I asked Cher, renowned knower of such things from AskCherlock, what the deal was.  Cher explained that StumbleUpon is a service that sends you to random sites that fall within your proscribed interests.  Then when you see something you “like” you click a button and it records that site, to which others can then stumble onto.

Even better, the hits were all her fault, because she “liked” one of my posts.   She further said that I should join StumbleUpon myself and then I can “like” my posts as I write them, thus submitting them to the general Stumbling internet.

It sounded like a good idea to me, so as you may have noticed, there is now a StumbleUpon button on my right margin.  If you’re a Stumbler, feel free to give it a click now and then.

One thing I did learn is that Cher “liking” something carries a hell of a lot more juice than me “liking” something.  When I “liked” a post, it would get me maybe 2 or 3 hits.  Cher’s “like” got me a couple hundred.  (Which counts as “exploding” in my world.)   We may think alike but we don’t “like” alike.

Anyway, the only reason I bring any of this Stumbling crap up is that I’ve been able to Stumble onto some pretty funny stuff in the last week, some of which I’ve stolen I’d like to share with you here.

All of these things came from  I must have gone through hundreds of pages and laughed my head off for an hour.  These were my favorites.

First of all, I found one to share with Bluz Sister.  Seems she’s a Twi-hard and had seen the most recent Twilight film on opening day.  She’s solidly on Team Edward.  I, being solidly on Team Harry Potter, think that’s an endless source of amusement.  So when I saw this, I had to email her immediately.
I have no idea what that first thing is all about.  Not sure I want to know, either.

The next one tickled me no end, because it’s not only brilliant, but it serves absolutely no purpose.  Also, it would have been much more effective in 1985.
I love how all the chorus lyrics appear on the tear-away slips.  Such attention to detail.

The only flaw is that technically, they used the picture from the wrong album.  That’s the cover of Lionel Richie’s first solo album.  “Hello” was on his second.  But why quibble with such pointless brilliance.

The next two remind me of shit my dad would have done, if Smartphone technology had existed in the 1980s.  He would have totally done something like this if my sister mis-texted him as such:
When emoticons go too far…

He also would have written something like this to me, if I every texted him such a dumbassed question.  The problem starts with the typical texting “auto-correct” error. (Although Dad probably would have responded this way for real.)

Stay tuned for more Stumbled gems, as I trip over them.
(A bluz original.)


A Beer for the Shower said...

I submitted one of your pages about a month ago when I was first get acquainted with SU. It does bring lots of traffic sometimes, which is pretty sweet, but I'm a big fan of its randomness. It's like channel surfing for the internet.

Workingdan said...

I just might give the stumblr a try!

The 8====D text to dad is pretty funny!

bluzdude said...

Brandon (Beer),
It's exactly like channel surfing the web. Like Forest Gump's mama says, "you never know what you're gonna get."

I know, that one killed me. And where were these girls that were so happy to see 8====D when I was that age?

Cher Duncombe said...

Terrific post, as always, Bluz! Thank you for the mention. :) Stumble Upon really is a good place to troll for new blogs and a fabulous place for hits and visits. Let's make a deal. I will Stumble you, and you Stumble us! I really hope your other readers do this as well. It is absolutely a wonderful way of networking. That said, I am going out on a limb here and asking if you would be interested in doing a guest post for us mid-January? Email me when you have a chance, okay? And please let me know what 8====D is! Inquiring minds want to know. :)

bluzdude said...

Of course I'll do the guest post. You know what an attention-whore I am! Unlike the girl that texted the graphical representation of a dick to her dad, who's apparently traditional kind. It must have been very upsetting for him to find out that his daughter was a hosebag.

Christy said...

I've thought about going to Stumble, but I just haven't got there yet. I have to check it out.

bluzdude said...

It's a great time-waster and finder of cool stuff, perfect for after you've caught up on all your regular reads.

red pen mama said...

I think I can explain the Lionel Ritchie poster. There's a kid movie out recently — I want to say Rio? — that used that song.

See the things I know as a mom? Oy.

bluzdude said...

Red Pen Mama,
I always liked that song. Still don't see how Lionel Richie didn't sue the pants off Gary Moore for nicking the hook to this song for "Still Got the Blues."

Just be sure you only use your Super Mom Powers for 'good.'

Judie said...

Someone could "Stumble" me if they wish! I promise to stumble back. Stumbling is coming very easily to me these days. I think I need more sleep!!

Your Hot Arizona Auntie

bluzdude said...

I'll be happy to Stumble for you.

Hey, wasn't that a song?

Jessica R. said...

That iPhone stuff cracks me up. I love that the dads are wise asses.

bluzdude said...

I think that's part of the "Dad" job description... to make sure that none of your kid's foolishness goes unchallenged.