Wow, in what's sure to be a first for the history of Snapped Shot, I'm, well, proud to announce that one of the photographs in our cache has officially been included in an online article over at al Jazeera, the Voice of the Jihadis. Of course, it goes without saying that my link to their article does not indicate that I condone or accept their message in the least, but it's still amusing to note that they're using we Kuf'r infidels to supply their every propagandistic need. See my original story for details which al Jazeera sees fit to leave out.New exit question:
Exit question: Anyone have any suggestions of more appropriate images to replace al-Jazeera's direct link? I'm thinking of something a little bit more suitable... Do we do it? Or do we just leave the image as-is and ululate over the Pure Pwnage potential?
Update: Ah, what the heck? They should know better than linking to remote images directly anyway. Al Jazeera has officially been pwn3d!
I've saved PDFs of both stages, which I'll post eventually. Until then, clicky on the screenies for much joy.
Does this make me evil?
In either case, I offer this to you as my utmost
effort towards promoting peace and stability
As of 11:54 EST, the "corrected" graphic is still up and visible on the story. I'll be waiting anxiously for it to "suddenly" be "disappeared."Update:
As the illustrious
observant!) Bryan Preston points out
, this is Al Jazeera newsmagazine
, not Al Jazeera the international news network
. Not that you'd be able to tell any difference by the content, but that definitely explains why I didn't recognize the styleguide right away. Duly noted, and thanks for the tip, Bryan!
Oh, and 17:00 EST, alternate graphic is still up and live. Cute!Update:
A record-setting day for Snapped Shot. We've had over 11,000 pageviews since the story broke at noonish Eastern time, and while things've dropped off a bit, the server stayed under pretty heavy load all night. This does mean that we're within a hair of the much-coveted (at least, by me) 100,000 Visits
metric, and will certainly have passed the 150,000 Pageviews metric
by midnight. Does this mean that Snapped Shot
is officially in
the blogosphere now? I sure hope y'all are enjoying it, in either case!
One thing that we did discover through this whole shindig is that Snapped Shot
is currently running on a broken disk which is threatening us with imminent failure
, so againâand I do hate to ask, but I hate being an inconvenience to Phill even moreâif you have a few dollars to spare, please help Phill keep Snapped Shot
up and running!
Oh, and as of this writing, the image is still
up on the AlJazeera.com website. Does this mean that they don't pay close attention to their content? Or that their readers
don't pay much attention? Either way, I can't imagine that'd be a good thing.
Many thanks to all of you who've commented on and enjoyed this story. I'm trying to round up the links here, but if I miss you, don't think I did so on purpose! Feel free to share your linkage in the Comments section, or via the Contact Page
, National Review (Media Blog)
, Hot Air
, Ace of Spades HQ
, Gateway Pundit
, Panzer Central
, Ambrosia Software forum
, Noisy Room
, Balance Sheet
/Riehl World View
, Say Anything
, Political Humor
, Hardcore Politics
, Iconic Surrealism
, A Perfect Contradiction
, Resolutely Reganesque
, History Nerd
, Freedom's Zone
, My Pet Jawa
, Conservative Underground
, Arena of Ideas
tic theme there, Sirs!), TailOverTeaKettle
LOL! Political Humor's alternate version
of my alternate graphic is much
I love the tie-in to one of my other great obsessions
(which will be back online as soon as traffic dies down some more...)Wow,
"showmoretitsosphere" (thanks for the correction, Bodnoirbabe) is beginning to show signs of enjoying this little snafu! Welcome, Sensible Erection
readers! I promise I won't be too objectionable
while you're here...Oh, also,
it seems that someone was kind enough to post a link to this on Digg!
(which I just corrected - d'oh.. :) ), so if you feel like it, feel free to do what ye do best! Many thanks for the linkage again, 1angrychristian!Ack
, in other neglected-credit-where-credit-is-due news, I meant to say earlier that the Mohammed image used to, well, "enhance" the Al Jazeera.com website almost certainly came from Zombie's most excellent Mohammed Image Archive
âMany thanks for that eternally-useful collection of images, Zombie!Neat!
We hit 150,000 pageviews sometime shortly before 23:40 EST... which sounds like a very
good excuse to celebrate to me! :)Game Over
09:00 EST: I woke up this morning to find about an inch of snow outside (yay), and that Al Jazeera has removed all
graphics from their article (boo). That's too badâif it were still under my control, I was thinking of switching things over to a nice Snapped Shot advertisement later in the day.. Ah well, it was fun while it lasted! I'll post PDFs of the before/after pages sometime later on today, so you can enjoy it once more!The Aftermath
Here are my PDF captures of the site, before
Also, for those of you who're not familiar with the questions surrounding the Al Jazeera
story, please be sure to check out the details
, which I explored before this whole mess started. I'm convinced that Israel is wholly
blameless in this little girl's death, and am confident that when the facts come out, they'll clearly