[Buddha-l] Re: I confess
rhayes at unm.edu
Tue Feb 20 14:07:41 MST 2007
On Tuesday 20 February 2007 06:37, Gary Gach wrote:
> I confess. I need root canal work
And if you get that done, then you'll need a crown. You're looking at a whole
bunch of kilodollars worth of work there. So I hope you get the About.com
gig. You'll do a great job, although the work will surely destroy your soul.
> I have my own problems with About.com thus far
I notice that the amount of advertising varies quite a lot from one page to
another. The various Christianity sites seem to be heavily laden with ads.
There are far fewer on the Buddhism and Hinduism pages. (Who wants a Buddhist
as a customer, anyway?) My guess is that the more hits a page gets, the more
ads appear. So one way to keep advertising down is to be a guide on a topic
that nobody much cares about. Buddhism, relatively speaking, is such a topic.
Maybe I should consider being a guide on something like Stoicism, which nobody
gives a damn about. When was the last time you saw an advertisement pitched
at a Stoic?
> but hope that if they
> elevate me to be their house Dharma Whore, that I not be blocked from the
> rare edification and uplift of being a denizen of Buddha-L.
Gee, I don't know. I think we have a requirement that everybody here be either
retired, unemployed or dramatically underpaid and under-appreciated. If we
didn't have such guidelines, we might start attracting Republicans, and that
would destroy the ambiance of buddha-l. Look, Gary, if you do get hired to be
a Buddhism guide on about.com, we'll put you on probation. If you start
saying negative things about Hugo Chavez or Ahmadinejad (or positive things
about Dick Cheney or Karl Rove), we may have to silence you and cut off the
steady flow of wisdom from buddha-l to your computer. Free speech has its
Richard P. Hayes
Department of Philosophy
University of New Mexico
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