"Tempted by The Devil Duck" by Richard F. Yates
Since December, when my family gifted me the dough to pay for the “Premium” WordPress experience, The Primitive Entertainment Workshop has been ADVERTISER FREE. But now, the Dastardly Duck of Doom has been whispering in my ear, “Third party advertisers could give you some extra cash and help you pay for the next year’s premium package…”
The Fiendish Fowl… He’s always prepared to sacrifice all that is good in the world for a couple of bucks, but I’m asking YOU, my faithful readers and lookers, how bothered are you by ads? Now that you don’t have to see them, is The Primitive Entertainment Workshop a much more enjoyable experience?
My youthful, anarchistic, punk-rock self is currently punching me in the back of the head for even considering the ultimate poseur sin: SELLING OUT TO CORPORATE AMERICA.
But I’m as poor as a church mouse (from the old days when churches weren’t MEGA, yet, and didn’t have pastors with private jets and multiple houses), and I’ve not only got to eat sometimes, but I’d LIKE to be able to come up with the $100.00 per year that it takes to keep the site up and running without having to skip paying for electricity for a month. Unfortunately, I’ve got too many posts, now, to go back to the “FREE” service without losing content. (MY GOODNESS! Where does content GO when it no longer FITS???)
His mighty feathers tickle the back of my neck, and his quacking laugh chisels at my psyche. Should I give in to temptation or remain PURE??? (Ahem… Sure—I’m pure…as far as y’all know.) The smell of sulfur fills the air, his quack reverberates off the walls, and a single charred plume floats to the floor… What do you folks think?
—Richard F. Yates
(Primitive Thoughtician and Grand Hoohaa of The P.E.W.)
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