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5 Reasons Why I’d Want John Chow As a Brother-in-Law

Posted in Miscellaneous, Technology by engtech on February 17, 2007

John Chow is running a “Review My Blog” promotion, but instead of reviewing John Chow: the Blog I thought I’d review John Chow: the Man based on information I’ve gleaned from reading his site.

These are my top 5 reasons why I’d want to be John Chow’s brother-in-law.

1. Common Interests

  • Family dinner conversation could revolve around blogging, internet marketing and web too dot ooooh.

2. Gadgets

  • As a dotCom mogul and master of TechZone, I’d likely get much better gifts for Christmas with John as part of the family.

3. Politics

  • John Chow voted for Stephen Harper. I’m not that into politics, but that would be sure to create huge crazy conflicting debates whenever our families got together, during which I could sneak off to play Xbox 360.

4. Food porn

5. Juice

  • In true brother-in-law fashion I could hit him up for money when times are tight…
  • … and when times aren’t tight.

Of course, the number one reason why I’d want John Chow as a brother-in-law (to quote the immortal words of Gwen Stefani) is because John Chow is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S.

dancing banana picture image

Unfortunately for both of us, I’m already happily taken, he’s allergic to cats, and he doesn’t even have a sister. Too bad John, it could have been beautiful.

UPDATE: I’ve been reading some of the other entries and it really seems like John is turning himself into a meme. So far my favorite has been the D&D Monster Manual entry for him.


This would have been a great entry to my 5 Things contest.

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  1. Aaron said, on February 17, 2007 at 11:26 pm

    Your blog sucks. Write some good content like you used too. Tell me new things, inspire my thought, and make me smarter. Share the knowledge you have. Don’t write this worthless entertainment shit (you can keep the cat pictures).

    Oh, and stop with the link-bait BS. Anyone can run $20-prize contests in desperate attempts to get readers. Thing is, are these readers going to do anything for you? (Maybe you can recoup the contest costs with advertising revenue, but idk what else.) Write some real articles, attract real *smart* readers, and then you should see some benefits, like people respecting you as a source of information and valid opinions.

    You are in danger of being deleted from my feed list.

  2. Daniel said, on February 18, 2007 at 12:59 am

    Up until the last paragraph, I was thinking you were offering YOUR sister to the guy… and was kinda freaked at the banana gif.
    : )

  3. engtech said, on February 18, 2007 at 1:38 am

    @Daniel: :)

    @Aaron: It isn’t about advertising (any advertisements on this site are from wordpress.com — not me), it’s about getting the good content to an audience. There is no greater lie than “write good stuff and people will find it”.

    Blog promotion is a necessary reality, but I agree that a balance must be struck and it’s been going too far in the wrong direction as of late (especially if I only look at the last 10 posts). Very valid points and thanks for the kick in the pants.

  4. ilker said, on February 19, 2007 at 1:28 am

    Ya both Aaron and Daniel has a point there. I like your blog as well but you need to come up with better content than this! That is despite the fact that I’m John Chow’s number one fan.. I would still like to read more informative/interesting posts from you. I agree with Daniel as well because the headline is deceiving. Catchy headlines are good but be honest to your readers!

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  6. Andy C said, on February 21, 2007 at 5:27 am

    Give Engtech a break. It’s humour. Unsubscribe or write better material yourself.

    Personally, I think John Chow is a boring, uninteresting, overrated, arrogant w*nker.


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