You may have noticed that the literary (!) content of Laid-Off Dad is now flanked by skyscraper ads on each side. This is because the good people at the federation innocently (!) double-booked my skyscraper space. Normally I would have rejected the second ad, since my official policy is to confine advertorial content to the right-hand column. However, since we are voluminous consumers of the baked beans and the public TV (several buckets and hours, respectively, per week), I said What the Hell.
Rest assured that when these ad campaigns elapse, the look of this site will no longer make you want to rub your eyeballs with 40-grit sandpaper.
No more than usual, anyway.