This was my original “about” statement, when I started this blog last winter:

We are surrounded by smells and at least half, perhaps more, of those smells are stinky ones – even when we allow for subjectivity.

Let us, then, celebrate the stench.

Go browse the blog.

Now that Things That Stink has been running for a while, I think it’s safe to let you in on my original intention when I started this blog. As a supplementary learning experience, accompanying my internet commerce activities over the past several years, I have been experimenting with various different blogging themes – political, futurist, skeptical, and more – my most extensive and successful effort being the now-offline Aliens Ate My Buick. Last winter, I speculated to myself that I could exceed the hits of every highbrow/intellectual blog I have ever done by simply choosing something earthy, perhaps even base, or dare should I say…abominable.

And so Things That Stink was born.

I proved my point, to myself. Of all the blogs I have ever done, this one consistently gets the most hits on a daily basis. In fact – in a situation that is unusual in blogging – I can go away for weeks at a time and the hits remain steady, occassionally even spiking when another blogger links from a post.

Clearly, things that stink are popular. Farts, poop, halitosis, indeed, all kinds of filth and corruption seem to fascinate and entertain the unwashed masses.

Therefore, I will continue to indulge you, for this reason alone. And I must confest that from a purely intellectual standpoint, filth, corruption and the accompanying miasma(s) are intrinsic to the human experience. They are as much a part of life as those things which smell sweet and please the eye – perhaps even the largest part.

I’m not even sure if that’s a bad thing. It just is. For all its perceived beauties, which are admittedly subjective, there is no denying that Planet Earth is also a very, very stinky place when viewed in the same subjective manner.

Let us, then, celebrate the stench.

7 responses to “About

  1. Love this Funky stuff! Am adding you to my blogroll!

  2. Thanks for the link purnima, and for dropping by. I am gratified that someone smelled this stinky blog all the way over in India; perhaps it is destined for an odious sort of greatness. 😉

  3. wow..this blog is one of a kind! Stink on 😉

  4. i am now more appreciative of the things that stink! Lol

  5. I am thrilled to have discovered this blog on one of my favorite subjects — STINK. Within the past year, I have become a connoisseur of vintage perfumes, but particularly ones that have ungodly notes of civet, castoreum, musk and all manner of abject ingredients (now synthesized, so please don’t send me hate email). I found you as I looked for an image of the Durian fruit. Oh, man. So psyched! I’d love to be on your blog roll!

  6. I happened upon this site by happy accident… the Hubby was looking for a fart “warning sign” of some sort, and it was here that we found it!! I’m glad we stumbled across you!! I’ve been accused of having a juvenile sense of humor for still getting a giggle out of a good-sounding fart, but I’m glad to see I’m not the only adult who still thinks it’s a bit funny!! Keep up the good work!! 🙂

  7. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am that I am on your blog roll! It took a year and a few months, but hey! Good things come to those who wait.

    The more I research perfumes from the past, the more I realize that in our increasingly virtual world, it’s the Things That Stink that tether us to the human. We smell (transitive and intransitive), therefore we are (not robots).

    Thanks again!–


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