Since it seems that this is the time of year to look back and see what we all talked about, I looked through the stats. And the top stories were of course the Boat explosion. And Joe Turcottes sad death. Which by the way still pisses me off. The one ray of sunshine is the Barn find Higgins story was in the top ten. That’s it. This of course brings up a sad topic. Why readers click and why news media keeps feeding disasters to us. “If it bleeds it leads” is a long time rule in the news media.
Divisive headlines, invented drama, and so on. Its all why we read one story over another. Its like fast food information. It satisfies for a second some sort of primal urge and then slowly will kill us.By the way, I am not judging here. I do the same thing. We all do.
You all may wonder what is the number one topic clicked on? Barn Finds? Classic Boats? NOPE. BABES. BABES BABES. By fare! Turns out we all want to see babes. Never mind that they are all 90 now, and made of ink dots. The search term works. Which by the way explains why Chris Craft used them for decades. Hey, I am not a moral compass here. And forget how we all want to be, this is a reflection of of the way we are made up. I can only try and blend it in with fun stories of urinals and boat shows. But sadly no one really clicks on boat shows unless you went there.
There are two events though that collectively broke the bank, and I choose to focus on them. The Bar Harbor Show, and the week long shoot out at Alex bay, between Kent O. Smith Jr and Steve Lapkin. We got a full week of insane photos. No Flames, boobs, or drama. Just amazing art, and fun. This was my highlight of the year. I loved being a small part of that dance, Bob Kays,and the YNOT Gang jumped in to round it out, and we all had a blast watching it.
We have now been doing this for over a decade. Now in our 13th year. Every day! And I am feeling very positive about us in this community. Even though we click on death and destruction.. AND BOOBS! We are a wonderful kind, generous, compassionate group. And the tone of the Death and Destruction and Boobs in the comment section reflects that. Respect, humor and warm hearts.
We are all outraged by wrongs, Compassionate about accidents and Teen aged boys when looking at some ink dot of a printed boob. And for that, I am grateful to be a small part of us all having this place to share that. Thankyou for making 2019 another fun year, and looking forward to a equally crazy filled 2020.
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