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Thursday, August 19, 2004

Clang Honk Tweet

Y'know, I really enjoy hearing from you Underground Comix artists and collectors out there. I've had the most interesting conversations (online, that is) with Howard Cruse, Skip Williamson, and others.

Of course, the collectors I've met online are quite an interesting bunch. Especially the one's who are my age or older. I have to admit that I am truly envious of some of these people, with the interesting stories they have to tell. I just met another collector today who goes by the handle of "Dr. Heinrich Atomic". Before he became a full-fledged physicist, he met Larry Todd (creator of Dr. Atomic comix). Larry tagged him with that moniker. Man, I want to party with all of you!

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Web Stats

Hey there, all you happy hippies out there.

Y'know, I keep a pretty close watch on the various statistics that are generated on my website. I know what pages have been hit and how many times they've been hit. One of the things I find most interesting is how you people find my pages. Almost all of you find your way to my site by using one of the many search engines out there, such as Google, Yahoo, MSN, Dogpile, AOLSearch, and the like.

I also see what it is you were searching for. I like this ability mostly because you people search for the most interesting things. I've actually found other resources useful to me by following your search. Would you like to know what the most often searched for item is?

Cherry Poptart

Cherry is by far and above, the most search for item that people are looking for when they find my site. I don't find this too surprising. For comic porn, Cherry has got to be somewhere in the top ten f'sure.

This next searched for item has got to be either number two or three. And frankly, I find it a bit disturbing. I've got one comix, ONE, mind you, that goes by the title of Amputee Love. There are a LOT of people out there doing a search on "amputee", and they're finding their way here. Now, I'd like to think that these are earnest folk, searching for valid information. But, being the cynic that I am, I just know that these people are looking for a twisted thrill. Far be it from me to be judgemental, but really now. An amputee fetish has got to rate right up there with a scat fetish. Ah well. C'est la vie. (or something like that)

If there's any interest, I may tell the story of why the Gay Comix series is not longer displayed on my site.

Keep On Truckin'

Monday, August 16, 2004

Restrained Attitude

There are some days where I'd like to burst forth from this bud of calm, and blossom into full hysteria.

This usually happens to me when I've been frustrated by people or things that impede my progress. I am a patient man, but not very tolerant. Lead, follow, or get the hell out of my way!

Anyway, there is a section of my site that is used very little. That is the "News, Requests, & Suggestions". Maybe I should be a bit more clear on how it's linked.

The News section is intended for me to keep you unwashed hoardes apprised with things that are happening with the site. Yeah, I know there's not much there, but there is usually very little new happening.

The Requests section is supposed to be from you users out there, requesting heaven-knows-what. I've actually had a request from "Revilo" (from Commies From Mars) asking if I would scan some of the pages from that comix and send to him. He had apparently lost his original artwork from that one.

The Suggestions section is another section that you users can fill out. If you find mistakes in my site, or have any constructive critisisms, this is where you can post 'em. Comments like "U ar so stupid" are usually ignored and deleted. There are enough idiots out there without them having to proclaim it loudly.

Sunday, August 15, 2004

Statement of Being

Welcome to my Blog. A friend talked me into this nonsense, so I guess I'll give it a try.

I've found a quote that really strikes home for me. It is attributed to St. Thomas Aquinas, a 12th century philosopher.
"Timeo Hominem Unius Libri"
Roughly translated, it means, "I fear the man of one book."

If you're learning, thinking, even your way of life is based on a single work or body of knowledge, then you are blind to the rest of the world.