While perusing a site on CSS I noticed it contained a CSS version of the old <blink> tag. Let me just say that in the few moments it took to me read the pertinent section I remembered exactly what is so annoying about <blink>. Every second or so my eyes would jump, almost involuntarily, to the irritating movement in the corner of my eye. Maybe it was an instinctive fear response: the blink tag is coming to get me! ;) Whatever the reason, it was very distracting.
For a moment there I started to daydream. Imagining the creator of the blink tag locked in a large room, filled with hundreds and hundreds of neon signs. Each sign a different size and color. All of the signs blinking at alternate rates, twenty-four hours a day. All spelling out:
B -- L -- I -- N -- K
It really makes you wonder what would possess someone to create a blinking tag. Let alone include it in the CSS specifications! Now there may actually be a good use for blink out there. But while I was trying to read the CSS article, for the second time, I sure as heck could not think of it.