September 13th, 2000
Word to your mother,
Busy days here at Freak Central.... I thought I'd do a few house cleaning duties here before the next update comes out on Friday. I'm just sitting here enjoying take out from my favorite high quality restaurant.
Let's see, where do I begin.....
Oh yea, the Discussion Boards,
When we got hacked last weekend, they took the approval controls off the boards so that stuff gets automatically approved. I haven't put them back on cause I thought maybe you guys could play nice and be responsible in what you put up . . . (Insert sarcastic laugh here) Well so far things haven't been as great as I would like but I'm willing to give everyone the benefit of the doubt and try to appeal to your higher brain functions. If you're posting on there try to follow these guidelines.
Try and keep the profanity and name calling to a minimum. Flames wars are fun for about 10 seconds and then they get rather boring.
I'm thrilled that you guys are posting your little hearts out but try to keep on topic. Posts that have the word "N'Sync" in the title kinda scare me.
Some of you keep insisting on talking about some non-existent TV show I've never heard of. (creepygeeks?..tiddlywinks? ...freakopinks?) Whatever, but if you want to talk about it and that Ethan guy (whoever the hell he is) I suggest going on over to http://www.egroups.com/group/Freaky-Links That's a board set up just to talk about this mythical show. Tell 'em Derek sent ya.
BACK TO THE COOL STUFF
Loyal reader and all around cool guy Bluesman did a photoshop dissection on that recent mother in law photo I posted in the previous diary entry and had some interesting ideas....
Another loyal reader (trust me, I got a lotta loyalty going around) named Kacie informed me that a guy in Russia has invented gasoline powered spring shoes that can make your stride about 12 feet wide and lets you run close to 25 miles an hour.
I like this idea a lot......Unfortunately I can't seem to find a place to buy these suckers.
So I've decided to make my own. If anyone has any ideas, lemme know. I'm itching to get these suckers on my feet.
Thanks to everyone who e-mailed me during the hack. There's no way I can reply to them all personally (unless I'm willing to stay in front of the computer for about 20 hours) but I did read them all and I appreciate all the words of support (and offers to counter hack) I don't think me and Gunter have finished our little paranormal mano el mano by any means.
I've started sprinkling pics of myself around the site in old stories. I figure I might as well spread the joy of my face with the public now that I've been "outed" If you stumble across them while reading try not to scream that loud (it scares the neighbors) The one below was taken at the Skunk Ape fish camp and I swear that can in my hand is full of Kool-aid.
OK, that's it. Look for a new entry on Friday plus the usual t-shirt giveaway in the newsletter amidst my typical ranting and raving. Sign up if you haven't yet cause otherwise you might miss out on something...... (just nod your head in agreement)
Derek "eggroll 50 cents extra" Barnes