Tuesday, January 09, 2007
The Population Explosion
Consider this website a tourist town, and this past Friday through Sunday a little like a holiday weekend. Thanks to Drew from Fark, about 60,000 people blew through this typically quiet little 'berg last weekend, drawn by the promise of a debatably humorous list I decided to put together on a lark a few days previously. The usually idyllic streets were packed with sightseers; some enjoyed what they found in my tiny corner of the internet; others left quickly, vowing never to return; still others threatened to kill the mayor and burn the whole damn place to the ground.
But there were apparently a few who decided to, if not move-in for good, at least make themselves regular visitors; to them I offer a warm welcome.
Since no one typically has the time or the inclination to run down the entire history of every roadside attraction he or she visits, I offer up some suggested reading from the archive that might give newcomers a better idea just who I am and what they're likely to find here on a day-to-day basis.
Why M. Night Shyamalan hates me. (Welcome to My M. Nightmare)
Did anyone really miss David Hasselhoff? (Kitsch a Falling Star)
Interview with a dead man: a visit to Texas's death row. (Things To Do in Texas When You're Dead)
See if my beliefs match yours. (The Cynicist Manifesto)
See if my taste in music matches yours. (Shut Up. Listen. Learn.)
Beating religion into our children is dangerous and stupid; here's why. (Jesus Loves Me This I Know; For My Parents Tell Me So)
Welcome to my hometown, Miami, where the streets are paved with drugs. (A History of Violence)
al-Qaeda is filled with the spirit of the season. (And Now, a Very Special Holiday Message from al-Qaeda)
I had a brain tumor removed eight months ago; here's the whole story. (Where is My Mind? (Part 1), (Part 2))
In addition to these, feel free to click on the links throughout the Douchebag List (now there's a sentence I never thought I'd write); they'll take you to several more columns. Also, excerpts from the manuscript I'm currently shopping to publishers are available by clicking the link to the right.