Saturday, January 28, 2012

Fancy Yourself As A Writer?

As someone who makes their living from writing, I am always looking at news ways of generating income from the nonsense that I scribble. With that said, I think I have come across a really good one. It's called Info Barrel
and you can pretty much write about anything that your little heart desires. There are no up front payments, but everything that you write is monetized in a way that can pay you via ad clicks and the like.
If you fancy joining, you can do so by clicking here.

Here are a couple of examples of what I have put up so far. My goal over there is to write about stuff that I find interesting, especially given that the majority of my time is spent writing content for other folks on subjects that I ordinarily wouldn't write about.

The first one is about the current state of the Academy Awards, and how they have changed over the years. You can visit that one by clicking here.
The other article is one of my little true story pieces about my wife and I on a mystical quest to find a good Irish Pub in our area, and you can read that one by clicking here

Enjoy the reads, and sign up if you fancy. If you do choose to be a part of the site, look for me over there under the name inkedwriter and I'll do my best to pimp whatever you write.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

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January 19th, 2011 Top 10

Another day, another hilariously brilliant Top 10, just not here I'm afraid. here instead is my lame ass attempt at humor.

  1. Dwayne Wade - The Miami Heat baller has just received a $230,000 sports car from his girlfriend for his 30th birthday. My wife's birthday is tomorrow, and this story makes me believe that perhaps I should re-think the toaster.
  2. Jodie Sweetin - The former Full House child star has also just turned 30. No hot wheels for her though, as she appears quite happy to just stay on the wagon.
  3. Lauren Scruggs - The model who lost an eye and a hand after walking into a propeller, was released from hospital yesterday and appears to be in good spirits. No jokes here as this was a tragic accident, but fear not, I'm sure there will be more people I can pick on shortly.
  4. Jessica Capshaw - Congrats to the Grey's Antaomy start who has just announced that she is pregnant with her third child. Her character name on the show is Arizona, which makes me think we should call her real life husband Tennessee, as he appears to be spending a lot of time down south...wink, wink.
  5. Antidepressants - Research is showing that more patients seem to do better on placebo's rather than on the antidepressants they were prescribed. For me, I find that booze and crack cocaine are equally as refreshing as my Lexapro.
  6. Snooki Without Make-Up - The Jersey Shore star finally showed the world what she looks like without caked on cosmetics. Next up on Jersey Shore, the Situation without hair product.
  7. Coffee - More great research news as it has been revealed that heavy coffee drinkers seem to be a less risk of getting Diabetes. If that's really the case, then my family line should be free of Diabetes for the next 6 generations.
  8. William Shatner - Former space cadet turned travel site pitchman will be losing his gig as the Priceline Negotiator. The final ad will show his character go over a cliff on a bus. If Shatner can bring Spock back from the dead on film, then I think it's fair to say that the Negotiator will be back at some point.
  9. Peyton Manning - Word has it that the Colts QB is close to announcing his retirement. The source of that information is none other than hunky has been Rob Lowe who put the word out via Twitter. Next up for Lowe, a gig on ESPN Sportscenter alongside John Clayton who tweeted that Jim Caldwell would be keeping his Colts coaching job.
  10. Gwinnett Teacher Resigns - A teacher in a prominent Georgia county has resigned after being caught assigning math homework that had word problems that used slavery and beatings in the wording. My kids go to school in this county, which makes this story more than just a little scary, as well as making the pointy hatted school mascot make a little more sense.
That's all folks...see y'all tomorrow if I don't get lynched picking my kids up from school.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

January 18th, 2011 Top 10

I'm back for another round of snark, and hopefully some celebrity bashing.
  1. Kim Richards - The star of The real Housewives of Beverly Hills is reportedly doing well after a stint in rehab.Strangely enough, Keith Richards is still doing well after almost 70 years of needing rehab.
  2. Jenelle Evans - Another reality star with issues, the Teen Mom is in trouble with the law after an alleged domestic dispute with a roommate. Seems like these "stars" have more interesting real real lives than the real lives they live on reality TV...trying saying that 5 times quickly.
  3. O.J. Simpson - More bad news for the Juice as his Florida home is now on the brink of foreclosure. Rumor has it he may be forced to sleep in Kato Kaelin's bathtub once he gets out of the big house.
  4. Jessica Alba - The Hollywood hottie has just endorsed a number of eco-friendly household baby items, all of which will be available for a monthly fee. Among the new items are the "Deep Blue Bikini for Babies", and "Dark Angel Disposable Diapers."
  5. Katy Perry Sims - The bubbly pop singer has teamed up with EA to appear in, and design themed products for the insanely popular Sims game. In related video game news, Kelly Clarkson's career will be showing up on Dead Island.
  6. Bob The Turkey - Residents of Woodstock, GA are mourning the loss of their beloved town mascot after the turkey was hit by a passing car. Police are looking into possible fowl play.
  7. Everglades Snakes - $ species of giant snake have been plaguing the Everglades and have now been banned from being imported into the US. In future, all Burmese Pythons, northern and southern pythons, and yellow anacondas will be required to carry proof of citizenship at all times.
  8. PIPA - The pending SOPA/PIPA legislation, which are intended to battle internet piracy has caused a number of big name websites to go dark today in protest. men around the world heaved a collective sigh of relief when they learned that online porn sites were not affected.
  9. 1,100 Year Old Tomb - Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered an 1,00 year old tomb that they believe belongs to a female singer. They were tipped of by images on the interior walls that showed the entombed vocalist performing in Vegas with Liza Minnelli.
  10. Itzcoatl Ocampo - Nothing funny about this story of a former Marine who had allegedly stabbed four homeless men to death, and was in possession of a list of more possible victims.
Sorry I had to end this list on a downer, let's all hope that some big name celeb does something really stupid in the next 24 hours, so that we all may laugh again.

Friday, January 13, 2012

January 13th, 2011 Top 10

These are the items that are trending at Yahoo as I write...please remember that all insults and snide remarks are meant in fun, but if you must flame me, then prepare to be slaughtered tomorrow....cheers.

  1. Danica Patrick - The GoDaddy girl, and part-time race car driver, has claimed that she is channeling the honey badger for the upcoming Daytona 500. That's great news should a hive of bees happen to get trapped in the car. I can hear the crew chief now, "She's been stung...she's been bitten."
  2. Viola Davis - Congratulations to the "The Help" actress, who won big at the Critic's Choice Awards. The movie also scored big, beating out 4 other movies that no-one else but the critics have seen.
  3. Sausage and Cancer - It seems that the delicious breakfast treats of sausage and bacon may increase your risk of pancreatic cancer by as much as 19%. That's of course assuming that you don't have a massive, grease induced coronary first.
  4. Diana DeGarmo - The former American Idol contestant has proclaimed her love for another former AI alum, Ace Young. They claim it was "Hair" that brought them together, with Young claiming to be "sold" when he saw a naked DeGarmo rehearsing the part. I'm assuming their ideas of "Hair" being the catalyst for their love may differ a little in translation.
  5. Internet Addiction - It has been revealed that an obsession with surfing will actually cause changes to the brain that are the same as those addicted to drugs or alcohol. Brings a whole new meaning to high speed.
  6. Kate Beckinsale - The English actress stars in the critically panned "Contraband" which opens in theater this week. The good news is that she will shortly be back as Selene in the latest Underworld vampire flick, which is at least a role where she is expected to suck.
  7. Bill Murray - The trailer for his latest movie "Moonrise Kingdom" shows the quirky funnyman wielding a rather large axe. What isn't shown in the trailer is Mr. Murray attacking the lastest script for Ghostbusters 3 with said axe.
  8. Jeff Fisher - The former Titans' coach has finally decided to take the Rams coaching position over that of the Miami Dolphins. As a Scotsman I applaud his decision to choose a sheep over all the other animal options in the NFL.
  9. Atlanta Boat Show - A 200,000 gallon water tank collapsed and flooded the area where the show was to take place. This caused a 4 hour delay as ship captain's steered their vessels back to their original display areas at the Georgia World Congress Center.
  10. New Laptops - It appears that the new theme for laptops in 2012 is "thinner, lighter, and more luxurious." I smell a laptop tie-in with Trojan Condoms people.
I hope to be back with another top 10 tomorrow, and on a personal note I'd like to thank the scientist who made that internet addiction discovery. You have just saved me a fortune on beer and crack.

The Daily Top 10 Set To Return

Not so very long ago I used to do an incredibly snarky little top 10 based off of the "Trending Now" list at Yahoo. It ended up developing quite the little following, as well as allowing me to be flamed by Lady Gaga fans who didn't particularly care from my brand of humor.
When I quit to write full-time, the act of writing for others completely overtook the writing that I did for myself, and all creativity was laid to rest for the time being (not that finding ways to make anal warts and nose picking addiction tips sound interesting doesn't require some creativity, but you know what I mean).
I am now going through a little phase of really missing writing that fun stuff, and it actually took a request to write a fun little article about fatherhood that made me realize how badly I did miss it.
With all that said, I am bringing back the Daily Top 10, although the daily aspect of it will really depend on how busy I am. I'm going to try and wedge one in today, because I just looked at the Trending Now page and there are a couple of great ones for me to rip on.
Stay Tuned.......