January 24th, 2001
Man I'm sitting here and having this huge flashback cause a reader named Cotter (no, not the sweathog teacher) sent me a link that's really taking me back in time. Oh yeah, way back to the early ninties. (Which is like the Jurassic period of the web) You ever wonder what the Internet looked like when it was just starting out? Check out this page which shows you what Yahoo.com looked like way back in 1994. Oh man do I feel old.
JUST WHEN THINGS STARTED HEADING TOWARDS REALITY, DEREK SWERVES THE CAR ONTO A SMALL SIDE ROAD...
I'm hot on the trail of a new case and I'm hoping to get my hands on some exclusive photos of a guy who's walking around with a metal spike stuck through his skull. Nothing gross mind you, just some very tasteful images of this ex construction worker who just happened to have something fall into his cranium area and has lived to tell about it. If my sources are correct then I should have something to show you guys Friday night. Keep your fingers crossed (and keep your hardhats on)
BUT JUST HOW MUCH OF A NERD ARE YOU DEREK?
I finally broke down and got the online RPG game called Everquest. For the longest time I had heard about the game but refused to buy it cause I was sure that if I did then I would be spending all my free time online playing instead of enjoying the stuff that happens outside under that bright thing called the sun.
Well, I must have known myself too well....
I got that sucker on Sunday and I've logged over 30 hours on the game so far. I'm happy to tell ya I'm a 7th level barbarian with a really spiffy looking polar bear hat. It's an awesome game but I warn ya, it'll consume your ever-waking moment...
EDDIE BREEN GETS HIS DUE
I was also happy to see that my favorite painter in the world, Eddie Breen got a really nice mention in the 'Wired for Weird' section of the new Fortean Times Magazine. It's really cool to see Eddie getting his due. His paintings are a hoot to look at and I check out his sellers page on Ebay every week.
OK, ENOUGH WRITING....
I gotta get back to Everquest. There's only just so much reality I can take, ya know?
Derek "take than you gnoll pup!" Barnes