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Monday, February 09, 2009

All Bloggers Welcome

Hey all!
As I've mentioned before, I've got my site fairly locked down to all those that are trying to hotlink the images posted there to prevent bandwidth vampires from their unintentional bandwidth theft.

Just today, I received an e-mail from "Skywalker" that he had posted a blog entry about my site on his blog, Terra Incognita. I was struck not only by his politeness at informing me about his post, but that he had copied the images from my site and is hosting them on his own.

Now that got me to thinking. The blogosphere can only be to my benefit. I really should make the images on my site available to the bloggers whenever they need them. So I did. At least, I'm pretty sure I did. I've opened up image hotlinking to the "" and "" domains.

Now, I'm sure there are other blog domains I could add to this list, but I don't know what they are. If you are a blogger (and I don't care if you write about me or not) and aren't using the domain for your blog, please let me know what it is. I'll be sure to add it (after checking it out, of course).

Saturday, November 01, 2008

I Hates Politics

Normally I stay out of discussion concerning religion and politics. I leave them alone, and they leave me alone. Politics, especially. Maybe I've become cynical about the whole game. You're a Democrat? That's nice. You're a Republican? That's nice.

You're a politician? In that case, it doesn't matter what your party affiliation is. YOU LIE! You'll say anything, you'll lie about anything, and you'll kiss anyone's ass if you think it will get you elected. You no longer represent anyone but yourself.

Now some anonymous fool has left a comment on one of my blogs. It doesn't matter which one, but if you must know (it doesn't appear to be relevant) it's "I've Got My Own Troll". I've deleted it already. Wanna know what was posted? Here it is...

"I think that was John McCain & Sarah Palin posting about your site. You would think they would have better things to do & people to insult."

Okay, it is highly probable that this was a bot-posting, that did it to innumerable other blogs. However, if it wasn't, then either pony-up with the posting about which you referred, or admit to me you've made a mistake. If I am wrong, I will quickly admit my errors. Or, if you're wrong, I fully expect you to remain silent.

That's the difference between an honest citizen, and politicians and their ilk.

The best leader is the person who leasts wants the job.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Comix Search Anomalies

I was just going over the stats of my website. When someone is directed there by way of a search engine, I can usually see what they were searching for. Most of the results are pretty straightforward. Stuff like "bible of filth by robert crumb", or "skull comics #4 cover". And there are the most popular searches, like "cherry poptart" (306 searches), and "cheech wizard" (37 searches).

But some of the searches are a bit odd, and worthy of mention. One of the oddest is the search for "a". There were 162 searches for "a". My first reaction is a stupid search. But I also see there are searches for ".a", "a a", "", and "". Still, it's a lot of hits from an odd search. Almost like the one search for "fo". What is that fo? What did it show?

There was one search for "anus clenching". LOL! I know what they were searching for, but ya gotta wonder what originally came up on that search. In various wordings, there's another one for "set my chickens free". A lot of people seem to remember this little ditty, or at least remember about it. Another reasonably popular term is "armando's stiletto". It is one of my favorite images, too.

Here's one that has got my interest, "ed watson california comics" (5 searches). Now, Ed Watson is one of my favorite comix artists. Who are you, and why are you looking? There's another one for "freak brothers theme". Musical theme? Windows theme? Did you find it? Would you share it?

Would you believe that someone actually searched for Rip Off Comix #13? I understand why it would be searched for, but it's still funny that it's being looked for.

Here are some other searches that I've catagorized...

amputee lover (1)
beastiality (4)
bizare catalog (1)
bizarre sex moments (1)
bizarre sex practices (1)
box snatch cunt (1)
felch pussy (1)
felching stories (1)
nuns leather (1)
perfectr tits and clits (1)
phelch (1)
sex comix (5)
smut (3)
www bizarre sex com (1)

a filterui color-color (1)
beautyrest bicycle seats (1)
betaa (2)
buster foyt (1)
cheela smith (1)
dave dursley (1)
dennise summers (1)
dwarf revolt (1) - S. Clay Wilson?
effluvium terry richards dee fasteau (1)
eric eidelbach (1)
fo (1)
henry hubben(1)
how to price photos (1)
a (1)
j.lowis t-shirts (1)
jacki randall (1)
jeff jacklin comics (1)
john serdy (1)
julie franki (1)
kvre (1)
marc grabler (2)
marianne wizard (2)
nick poliwko (1)
statue big cat (1)
steve kristmann (1)
straitjacket ninja (1)
the chosen family noreen (1)
trephening (1)
vootie 8 omaha (1)
wyndi witch (1)

rat comics (1)
scientific comics (1)
smacky the duck (1) - sounds familiar
um tut sut comix (1)
what are the best underground comics (1)

guide - (3)
homepage (1)
ie7pro (2)
picture of a book (1)
price (6)

Of course, there are quite a number of searches in theme and variation for "sir real". You luff me. You really luff me!!!

Then there's "hawaiian baby woodrose on okinawa". Who on earth is looking for this particular string of words? I see the same string every once in a while. Send me an e-mail!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Respect Is Earned

As most of you know, I get a little weirded out about the Bandwidth Thieves. The usual response from the Hotlinkers is...

a. Completely ignored.
b. No response, but the link is removed or changed.
c. Irate complaining about how unfair I am.
d. Reasonably sincere apologies.

Well, it happened again. But the response I got was a new one. Y'see, there's this guy, Jack, with a MySpace page. He hotlinked an image from my blog. I saw what he did, and changed the image into a Hotlink Citation...

So, I poked him with my Citation. Well, he poked back with...

Y'know, I gotta respect somebody who can dish out as good as he gets. If you want to see "The Mind of an Old Crazy Guy" image, head on over to Jack's Site. It's pretty funny. And a tad too accurate. LOL!

Jack, if you ever read this, drop me a line. For displaying such good form, you can link to anything on my site that you'd like.

A New Project

Hey all. Yeah, I know I haven't been around in a while. Actually, I have. Y'see, I've been working on a collaborative project. It's called the HeadComix Wiki. It is a most ambitious project. A small collection of us UG collectors, under the beneficence of Comix Junky (who has supplied the web-space & wiki program) we are creating the definitive source of Underground Comix printings.

Sort of like Kennedy's guide without the listing of current prices. It is not a price guide, but a printing guide.

Anyway, I've been spending a lot of time there.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

My First Slab

Its been awhile since the ComicCon, and I've been neglecting my blog. I've still gotta come up with an idea for my next video.

Anyways, while I was at the Con, I had mentioned to Justin that I was looking for a 1st edition of a Freak Brothers #11. Well lo and behold, he happened to have one that he was willing to sell to me. I jumped on it right away. What you see on the right is what I purchased.

This is truly the first slabbed comix I have ever owned. And let me tell you right now, I'm never going to buy another one. Sure, its in super condition, and verified as a 1st edition. But it might as well be behind a museum glass case. I can't touch it, I can't read it. It is forever out of my reach, and that kind of grates on me.

I don't think I'm going to buy any more slabbed comix.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Fabuleuses Aventures Des Freak Brothers

I've recently acquired an interesting comix. This is an 84 page (80 if you don't count the covers) comix of the The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers. And it's all in French. From what I've been able to glean, it is most likely and unauthorized (pirate) edition.

I've traced down each story in it, and they are from a variety of comix. Selected shorts from Freak Brothers #1, #2, and #3. Also from Feds 'n' Heads Comics, Facts o' Life Funnies, and Hydrogen Bomb and Biochemical Warfare Funnies.

There's only one thing I'd really like to know. There is a two-page preface, and its all in handwritten French. Does anyone out there know enough French to translate it for me?

Now With Bigger Covers

One of my fellow collectors is working on his own site. Right now its really hush-hush. He wants to announce its opening when he's ready. Anyways, he is using a couple of features that I really liked. So much, in fact, that I'm stealing them to use on my site. Don't worry. He's okay with it.

First off, I'm including on each page a "click for detailed cover" link just under the cover scan. This will load a nearly full-size scan of the cover. Now you can read any of those word-balloons that were unreadable before. I thought about water-marking the new, larger images. Naw, I've already locked down the hot-linking problem. If people want to steal the images, more power to 'em.

Then, on the thumbnail pages (y'know, A, B, C, Sets, etc.), I'm including the edition information, too. And not just the edition, but whether it was the only edition. That's going on the individual pages, too.

And finally, a feature that I've been thinking about for awhile now. I'm starting the process of cross-referencing the comix. In the comments section, I'm putting a "See also:" list of like comix. A good example is The Collected Cheech Wizard. This is a lot of work putting this stuff in. Most likely I'll miss something. If you catch me in a mistake, please let me know.

All these additions don't happen overnight. Like my scanning project, I'm working my way through the numbers. As of right now, I've completed from the A's through the J's.

Y'know, I figure this website will actually be complete in a couple of years.

What Edition Is It?

The latest video from the Sir Real Show is now available. Its just me rambling on about how to find which edition of underground comix you've got. It would appear that I also made a mistake. At one point I'm talking about Zap Comix #1 and page numbering, and it should have been Zap Comix #0.

In my defense, I did know it was #0. You can even see me hesitate right before naming the comix. I suddenly had a brain-fart and couldn't remember the correct issue.

Oh well. Even so, I rambled on and on. It was so long, I had to split the show into two parts. And, since the next show is going to be from the San Diego Comic-Con, it might even split into three parts.

See ya there!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Kanned Korn Research

Hey everyone!
Its been awhile, and I apologize. I get in these moods sometimes. Anyways, here's whats been going on...

I keep track on the statistics of my website. I like to see where people are coming from, where I've been linked to, etc. So I see where somebody has visited my site coming from a URL in Craig's List in Tallahassee, Florida. So I follow it back. It looks like there's a guy selling a record album that contains a comic book, and he's linked it to a comix page of mine to show an accurate description. From looking at his CL ad, he's selling the Canned Heat album, "Canned Heat Cookbook". Along with the album is the Kanned Korn Komix, which he says came with the album.

I never knew that the Kanned Korn Komix was bundled with a record album, but it made sense to me. The comix is in Kennedy's Guide (Fogel's, too), but it has a 10¢ cover price. This is a full-sized comic, with a mini-comic price. Granted, it has only 20 pages, but the price still doesn't seem to match.

Okay, so I contact the seller and make noises that I'd like to buy both the album and the comic. He tells me that he doesn't have any experience dealing in comics. Records are what he knows. He found this album and the comic was inside. He figured that they were supposed to be bundled together. Works for me. I made the deal and got the bundle, which you see here. Now I start doing some research, trying to verify the bundling.

After doing some extensive searching, I've found only two points of interest, both on the same website. Over at the CD BBQ, Index To C, there are two entries, which are...


Based on this sparse information, it looks like the Kanned Korn Komix was not bundled with Canned Heat Cookbook album, but with the Future Blues album. And this is the only reference I could find.

So there you have it. Another little piece of comix history is come to light.