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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Social Control

Okay, friends: Time for a test. Fear not, this is only a test. If this were the real deal my hope would be that you wouldn't even notice and would mindlessly participate. But, for this one time only, I'm going let you retain your conscious control over your will and ask you to do something for me.


Click It! please


Oh, I see how it is.

You prefer those ubiquitous "text links," do you? Well, since I'm such a nice guy, please feel free to click here instead.

If you clicked both, that's okay.

Not ideal, but okay.

No, really, don't worry. You didn't exactly destroy my test. I mean, I'm not totally sure how bad it would be if you did, but it's okay. I mean, it's my test and everything, so if it breaks down it's not your fault... exactly.


What? You're one of those people who wants to know what's going on before you do anything, are you?

Perhaps you're one of those really web savvy peoples who noticed that the url for those link is "http://www.sonlight.com/am.php?081231test" and you're suspicious of me. 'Where is he taking me?' you wonder. 'Is it one of those virus thingies?'

No, this is just a little test thing for a tracking system Sonlight uses to see how effective our writing is. In other words: The "man" is coming after me and I have to prove myself a worthy opponent, and I need your help! By clicking on the click here links you are enabling me to test my use of link codes which lab rats and typewriter equipped monkeys will tabulate, the results of which will determine if I need to be replaced by said monkeys and lab rats.

And you don't want to start reading posts by a monkey, do you?

I don't.

So, please, for the love of my blogging, click here. The link should open a new window/tab and you'll be able to come right back.

Thank you.

~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Expectant Father

...wait, you didn't click all of those, did you!? <smile>

P.S. For those looking for a practical application for this inane post... umm... I've got nothing, and I hope you leave a comment with some brilliant connection to the real world.

10 comments:

Liz said...

LOL that's great. I stops watching Strongbad a while ago. I don't know why. Now I have a reason to sit at the comp forever. I need to catch up!

Mrs. C said...

So, did I pass the test?

Mom to Mr. Q and Miss E + 7 said...

Luke you are a nut, but you did make me laugh.

Wendy said...

It's all about submission. We're supposed to submit to the Lord just as we submitted to you...how's that for real life application?

Figures that I'd read to the bottom first to get a hint of what it might be about. That's how I most often follow the Lord-on a good day, lol.

Happy New Year!

KarenW said...

"lab rats and typewriter equipped monkeys" LOL Have a happy and blessed new year!

muddyboots said...

I feel GREEN today... (insert Dell commercial music)

Happy New Year!

Meg_L said...

Consider it my present to you.

I'm the one who had to read your entire post before clicking, and then I usually will bypass and not clicking anyway...

Luke said...

Liz, I haven't been as up on Strong Bad as I would like to be. I just haven't had as much time. Good stuff though <smile>.

Mrs. C, assuming you clicked on at least one of the "click here" links, you passed with flying colors <laughing>.

Mom, I'm glad my nuttiness paid off. My wife normally just rolls her eyes <smile>.

Wendy, that was brilliant! Happy New Year to you as well. Thanks for helping my blog out <smile>.

Karen, glad you enjoyed it <smile>. Happy New Year to you as well.

Muddy, <smile>. Happy New Year!

Meg, thank you. I hope it wasn't too horrible of an experience for you <smile>.

Thank you all for your help, I appreciate it greatly. If I ever figure out how to get the results from this little test thingy, I'll try and post the results.

~Luke

Ganeida said...

I always read the end of anything first so that's where I clicked ~the end.

Luke said...

I figured most people would (I mean, why chance being whisked away to blogs unseen when there is more to read?) <smile>.

Thanks for participating!

~Luke


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