Via Beautiful Atrocities, I found HundredPercenter who has dumped the links for the following sites because they haven’t commented on, or have commented “negatively” on the Terri Schiavo (now) post mortem case:
A Small Victory
Cox & Forkum
Little Green Footballs
There’s a lesson in all this sore loser business: when you’re looking for a quick fix, the man in the alley with the dime bag of Blog Attention Deficity Syndrome (BADS) will get you nice and hepped up.
For a day.
Unfortunately, HundredPercenter didn’t calculate the untold damage he’s done by spawning dozens, perhaps hundreds of blogs that will link to those sites out of spite or the delicious feeling you get when you feel like you’re screwing someone over without actually seeing any benefit from it. Meanwhile, who gets all the traffic?
The kingpins, that’s right. Like they need any more linkage. It’s the kingpins who always make out big. Meanwhile, who thinks of the children?
There’s another lesson in this: Don’t piss in the swimming pool and then take a high dive. Because, you know, no one likes a kid who pees in swimming pools. If I were HundredPercenter, I’d leave town. Seriously. Get out of the ‘sphere for a while. Just ’til the heat dies down. Then, upon returning, I’d write an extended apology note, relink all the folks listed above, and then forget the whole mess ever happened.
I doubt that’ll happen.