Do you recognize this guy?
If you have a blog, and you're a neurotic paranoid who really needs to know who (if anyone) is looking at said blog, you probably have a counter installed to track visitors (and what strange-ass google search terms are bringing them to you). It's possible that, like me, you use StatCounter. And if so, you might have been seeing a lot of this at the top of your screen:
These banner ads, for something maybe having to do with selling ads on MSN, have been pretty constant. I really have no idea what they're for. (Well, search marketing, it seems.) But who the hell cares? It's not like I make a habit of reading random banner ads. The only reason I've paid any attention at all is... Search Master Steve.
He's kinda cute, no?
I mean, it's no wonder I noticed him. He's a little nerdy, a little smug - basically exactly my type. (See? Totally understandable and not weird.) And he does seem to bear a striking, if younger-brother type, resemblance to someone else for whom I once harbored a little adver-crush-ment: