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reasons to subscribe at $1 per month: Part IV

• I was approached this week by a company who wanted me to review certain movies so they could insert text ads related to the subject matter of those movies into my review. I told them an emphatic no.

• “In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising.” –Pauline Kael

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  • doa766

    I think that quote was only valid before the internet came along

  • Lisa

    Re:goodies drawing for subscribers/donors

    Please be careful wen replying to MaryAnn’s email that you reply to her email address only as you might inadvertently send your details to all of her subscribers. I’m looking at you Mike Dickerson.

  • JoshDM

    You mean Mike D. from {redacted}? :)

    Inserting text ads is fine if they’re distinct from the review text, which I guess defeats the purpose.

  • RogerBW

    “Relevant” advertisements, with the current state of the art in keyword recognition, can be mildly amusing – they’ll work out for example that a film has a lot to do with war, and try to sell you all sorts of gung-ho “War Is Swell” stuff, but fail to realise that it’s actually The Hurt Locker.

    Not that this makes it worth the time to identify and skip over them.

  • Those “in-text” javascript ads are the only ones I always block no matter what website it is. I am a mouse-mover, meaning I highlight the text I’m reading as I read it. It’s kinda wierd, I admit… but I become completely enraged when I have to sit there while a javascript popup loads because I moused over some random ridiculous ad-text within an article (CHUD.com is guilty of this, though I have a hard time remembering because I blocked the shit out of INTELLITEXT or whetever it was ages ago).

    So, as a subscriber, I wanna say “thanks” to MaryAnn for not making me have to spend 30 seconds figuring out how to disable that bullshit on this website. :)

    Keep up the great work. I’m going to see The American tomorrow just so I can prove how wrong you were… or were you? We’ll see in 12 hours!! :D

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