Have you ever wondered what would happen if a sick pair of very immature technically inclined freaks got a hold of the button maker commonly used to produce blog buttons? Instead of advertising their favorite syndication technology, they'd probably produce a bunch of twisted, nasty, mostly politically incorrect blog buttons, wouldn't they?

Yeah. And they'd probably be kind of funny too.

Well, wonder no longer. It has finally happened.

If you're easily offended or not fond of seeing technology twisted into such things, I'd stop reading now... Otherwise you just might find something to laugh at.

See? I told you so. :-)

Hint: if you read them across, they're kinda like some sick blog button magnet poetry. Or a weird advertisement generated from mad libs. Judge for yourself.

On the other hand, it has a nice George Carlin quality to it...

Posted by jzawodn at March 22, 2004 06:59 PM

Reader Comments
# Steve Friedl said:

What? No "ALT" tags? :-)

on March 22, 2004 07:03 PM
# david said:

At least Jeremy put his brackets in straight. :-)

on March 22, 2004 07:32 PM
# mike said:

Jesus, I wish I had that much free time.

on March 22, 2004 07:40 PM
# rayg said:

the rss2 full-post feed cuts off before the images. i can understand stripping certain tags from the feed, but shouldn't the text after the images be included?

on March 22, 2004 08:04 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Ray, the buttons are part of the "extended entry" which people have to click to see. I don't use extended entries often, but in a case like this it seemed wisest.

You never know when your grandmother will stumble across your RSS feed. :-)

on March 22, 2004 08:16 PM
# Jon said:

What *really* offends me is that you didn't even bother using the cool features of the button generator, like changing the colors and the various pixel placements....


on March 22, 2004 10:25 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:


That would have added way too many things to tweak.

Half the fun was trying to come up with stuff that fit in the standard mold. Changing the parameters would be cheating.

Err, I mean, that's what those freaks told me. :-)

on March 22, 2004 10:28 PM
# mmk said:

Heh, I think someone is mighty pissed off :)

For: http://minimalverbosity.com/2003/May/19/buttons.htm

I get:
Bandwidth Limit Exceeded
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later.
Apache/1.3.29 Server at bz.craziness.us Port 80

Into /.ing now, are we?

on March 22, 2004 10:43 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:


Uh, no.

I hosted all the buttons on my site. Check the source. :-)

on March 22, 2004 10:46 PM
# rayg said:

the button site is frequently bandwidth-deficient. jeremy probably just "jerminated" the site with the single link :-)

what about a "Z | powered" button?

on March 22, 2004 11:29 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:


"jerminated" makes me think of a PBS special with bees flying form flower to flower doing their thing.

on March 22, 2004 11:38 PM
# david said:

I give it < two years till Jeremy starts creating a /. effect to whatever he links to ray :)

on March 23, 2004 12:25 AM
# Manuzhai said:

In between this and some of your blogmarks, I wonder what the hell got into you last night. :P

on March 23, 2004 12:40 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Ah, don't worry. It usually works itself out after a day or so. :-)

on March 23, 2004 12:45 AM
# Kasia Trapszo said:

mike, sometimes you should do things just because it's fun.. not because it's prudent or time-worthy.

on March 23, 2004 04:19 AM
# Richard Allsebrook said:

How did the Mac OS X button get in there? :-o

on March 23, 2004 08:26 AM
# the praetorian said:

because Macs are superior

on March 27, 2004 08:53 AM
# Paul said:

I need a button generator. I'd like to see where these buttons take you.

on July 22, 2004 09:46 AM
# Aid Renegade said:

Thanks for your free button maker. Now I have my own Aid Renegade button. (I need to get out more....)

on January 22, 2009 09:24 AM
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