TABOO on Active Rain??? I THINK NOT!!!!

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Is there no topic on Active Rain that is Taboo?  I spent a better part of last night searching every conceivable topic is covered under Active Rain.  yOU name the topic and you'll find it.  Crack, Panties, Ant-Christ, and Margaritas.  What do they have to do with real estate and real estate blogging?  Not really sure.  Some of the topics are found in the titles, some are in the text of each post.  Here's a sample of my research.  I'm working on a Phd on Active Rain Research.  Let me start with a sampling of my findings.  Shall we start wtih Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll?  No problem for fellow rainers.  I decided to leave the photos out of this segment.  Here are a few samples.....

1)  SEX

Beware of Having Sex on Granite Countertops!

Real Estate Blog - Why are you "Surprised" I'm here?


Real Estate Blog - Drug Arrests at your Rental Property? How to ...

Real Estate Blog - Property Owners-Be Aware Of Meth Labs (Part 1)


Rock N Roll : ActiveRain Channel

Lewiston ID Clarkston WA Realtor Patty Luther Idaho Washington ...

Let's move to two other taboo topics....Christianity and Politics.  People are passionate about these topics.  You know the rule....don't discuss religion or politics, but noooooooo not in the RAIN.  Here, the rain brings out the best of us.  Christ rocks for most AR topics and comments.  As far as McCain/Obama/Biden/Palin electioneering, well, the people have spoke, but there was plenty to say in getting there.


ActiveRain Group: Christian Mortgage and Real Estate Professionals

Real Estate Blog - Christianity and Real Estate --- A phone call ...

 ActiveRain Group: Christianity and Real Estate


 Politics : ActiveRain Channel

 ActiveRain Group: Blatant Politics


Let's try some other RANDOM THOUGHTS.....Just as they came to my mind.  Just a little free associating.  No, I wasn't on drugs unless you call Sudafed mind altering.  So as my thoughts came to mind, I researched.  Here again are the findings.  Nothing too outrageous, but really what does each have to do with Real Estate or Real Estate blogging?


Real Estate Blog - Don't Suntan With Limes and Don't Shower With A ...


Real Estate Blog - Susan Saradon .... please leave the United ...


why is richard simmons in st. louis?

FREAKS:   Tattoo freaks

Cindy Browning (Neat Freaks Organizing Solutions/Browning ...

Real Estate Blog - Control Freaks - Out Of Control!


Real Estate Blog - Chainsaw Carving Capital of the World - Hope, B.C.

 BRA:  I'll pass on this photo op.....

Real Estate Blog - Black Bra Found in Parking Lot in Orlando at NAR


Real Estate Blog - Pancake Recipe - Another Periodic Traffic Example

Real Estate Blog - When You Give a Pig a Pancake

PIGS:   Picture of Black Pot Bellied Pig - Free Pictures -

Real Estate Blog - Oscar the Pig

NUDITY:   Picture of Monkeys - Free Pictures -  Sorry that I couldn't clothe the monkey....

Real Estate Blog - Public Nudity in Seattle--UPDATED

Real Estate Blog - Does a little breasts & nudity with that coffee ...

 ICE:  Oops...wrong Ice....

Real Estate Blog - Racine Wisconsin Ice Carving Competition Held ...

I know that there are about a Trillion other topics out there that aren't covered, but I'm amazed at what the Active Rainer's have covered.  By the way, I was wondering what the next number is above 1 Trillion.  You see 1 Trillion Dollars is $1,000,000,000,000.  According to Wikipedia, the next number is Quadrillion...1,000,000,000,000,000 or quadrillion.  Three more ZEROS.  So when the national deficit hits quadrillion we'll all know what that means. 

I can't wait for someone to post about their next year's income and use the dollar amount quadrillion in the post....

to be continued.....

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Elizabeth Nieves
The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group - Durham, NC
Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team

So...I see that my posts are NOT the weirdest ones on AR! I'll have to work on that real soon. Lemme see what I can come up with that no one has thought of yet. ::THINKING::  ;-) GBU~

Nov 19, 2008 02:15 PM #17
Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production was there nonetheless.

Derenda....The entire rainbow.

Elizabeth....I want you on the wierd list sista.

Nov 19, 2008 02:30 PM #18
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

This is grear, Larry. It's a great place for self expression of all types and I mean ALL types :) Please tell me that guy's face was just made up, that's not really a tattoo is it???

Nov 19, 2008 02:34 PM #19
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

They have everything to do with real estate. For example, most sex takes place in buildings, which, the last time I checked, was real estate. And a lot of that sex is being done by Realtors, mortgage lenders, plumbers, electricians, home inspectors, roofers, general contractors, etc., all of whom, uh, work on real estate. And the last time I checked on all those people, they were, well, people, and guess who buys real estate? That's right! People! Ta-da! Problem solved -- LOL.

Nov 21, 2008 09:39 PM #20
Michele Reneau
Certified Staging Professional (CSP) Elite Instructor - Summerville, SC
Realtor, GRI ~ Charleston, SC Relocation Experts Team

Love AR because it's a great outlet for whatever is on your mind. I enjoy reading many of the untraditional, non-real estate related posts. It's a nice change of pace on occasion.

Nov 24, 2008 11:08 PM #21
Gail Szeluga & JoAnna Siminerio
Weichert Realtors - Manalapan - Marlboro - Manalapan, NJ
Fostering Community Spirit Through Real Estate

hee hee hee!!

Absolutely adorable!

Nov 25, 2008 12:20 AM #22
Pam Dent
Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc. - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse

Larry - Fun post.  Sometimes we all need to read something that makes us smile.  One of the fun things about Active Rain is the fact that you never know what you might find.

Nov 28, 2008 01:18 PM #23
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Good Morning Larry... Way too cool and a real fun post. Like Pam said, you never know what you will find here in the Rain...

Sorry pal, but I am going to have to give you DA BOOT...

featured in Blogs Happens...

~~ Michael...

Nov 28, 2008 08:37 PM #24
Cecily Parks
iMove Group, Knipe Realty NW, Inc. - Salem, OR

Too funny! Will someone please tell Richard Simmons that his five minutes are officially over....please, Richard, all mankind is begging you...let it go and just retire!

Nov 29, 2008 04:15 AM #25
Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production

Guys and gals....I'm surprised myself on all that is out there.

Nov 29, 2008 01:51 PM #26
Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA

Nice review of what I've missed :) Gotta check out those taboo topics. Certainly should offset the hot-tempered blogs during the election!

Nov 30, 2008 03:36 PM #27
Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing ( - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

My problem is the Rain Addiction.  It's just way to easy to sit here and read and comment and forget about the world.  Lot's of fun stuff in the Rain.

Thanks for pointing the way to more of it!

Nov 30, 2008 10:39 PM #28
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

We are certainly a diverse group of Real Estate Agents and associated businesses, aren't we.  All with our own stories to tell!

Nov 30, 2008 11:09 PM #29
Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate

Larry - That was a GREAT recap of some of the oddities on here!  You are correct - there is NOTHING that we won't blog about!

Nov 30, 2008 11:11 PM #30
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I went back to read the bra thing too.  Too Funny! Who would ever have the nerve to claim it? Perhaps they could post how they lost it????

Nov 30, 2008 11:15 PM #31
Tony Orefice
Wilkinson ERA/ - Concord, NC
Realtor/Harrisburg NC,Concord NC

I'm glad I read this. Now I know no topic is off limits!

Dec 19, 2008 01:42 PM #33
James Graner
Residential Services: - Saint Charles, MO

My favorite was a play on words for hooks in ads (hookers.)

Dec 20, 2008 03:02 PM #34
Tami Vroma
West Michigan Real Estate Specialist-Five Star Real Estate - Grand Haven, MI
Realtor, Grand Rapids MI Real Estate

Okay I have not had near as many experiences as the one dude . . .only can say I walked in on a wife with her lover but I don't think that counts because I was the buyer and I didn't blog about it . . man am I boring or what!!!

Dec 22, 2008 01:53 AM #35
Brenda Harmon
Century 21 Beal, Inc College Station, Texas - College Station, TX


Thanks for the post.  I am going to read some of these they sound good.

Dec 23, 2008 01:07 AM #36
Jim Lee & Janet Holt Edmond Oklahoma Luxury Home Realtors

What a truly fun post!!!  I'm going to check out each of your link.  Maybe there should be a contest for the most unusual topic. 

Dec 23, 2008 08:11 AM #37
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