(Gift Art) TBW

Mike Pic Look At All The People In The Window
Posted by Mike on April 22, 2005 - fairly early a.m.

Come Monday morning around 8 o'clock, having slept from midnight to four a.m.(a really odd way to start a week), I'm sitting in my broken chair mulling over the CS homework I forgot about. I have a habit of clicking on random bookmarks when I can't focus, so I bop over to our stats page and look at the views for the previous day's comic. "Wow," I think, "Drew's reloaded the page more times in the last eight hours than the entire amount of traffic we had over rest of the month." Then I scroll over to the referrals section, and see that it's not in fact Drew furiously smashing the reload button, but a torrent of people gushing over from The Whiteboard. Wow. Oh wow. Lotsa people. So many people. For the next two hours I just keep hitting the refresh button and watching the numbers skyrocket.

So, howdy to those of you who came here via said awesome comic. As you may have guessed, this is the first major publicity break we've gotten, so I'm rather grateful to Doc. Actually, I should probably lie and say, "We are so freakin popular, totally, totally famous, how come you guys never checked us out before!?" but too late for that. Just a minor update because it's "that time of the semester", but I wanted to acknowledge Doc and show my gratitude, and this was a thousand times faster than a comic. This will probably get galleryized and removed from the main page later, as not to keep killing the flow of the comic. Or maybe I'll start bugging Dan for a massive site overhaul. Hmmm.

In unrelated news, for my new all time favorite search hit, topping even "Playboy women of walmart," we have:

"i am the ultimate failure"

Awesome. Some poor guy types that in and gets some #$^$ed up fake goth comic in response. You still with us, ultimate failure guy? Just curious. I googled it myself to see where we stood, and apparently we're in the number two slot. Damn. I guess this means I'm only the penultimate failure. Next time, Gadget.

Real comics will continue soon. Hopefully. Next weekend maybe? Maybe even next Friday? That would be nice, wouldn't it.

Drew Pic On the greatest meaningless holiday, ever
Posted by Drew on April 18, 2005

Ah Patriot's day. The day that is not a federal or state holiday, but a holiday in the city of Boston, only. Today, the city shuts down so 20,000 people can run around, and someone can win some medal.
It also gives me another day to panic about not having my C# project or my Mikado paper done.

184. Video: Edith and I are up late studying for midterms watching crazy German music videos from the 90s. I'll miss college.
183. Video: Edith, the darling lass pictured above, will be performing this later this semester. I'm not sure what the protocol is when you find out your girlfriend is a zombie, but I guess I'm glad to have advanced warning that she'll be eating my brains at some point.
182. Video: Women in Western Art. Pretty niftay.
181. Comic: Copper is updating again! Glee!
179. Video: Pac Man invasion. Old, I guess, but still required viewing.
178. Comic: Piled Higher and Deeper: So awesome! Also makes me not want to go to gradschool. Though, it worked out for my dad anyway, so who knows.
177. Artist: JF Bruckner: Oh yeah, jfb is awesome too! Right, right, more artists and comics, I forget so easily...
176. Comic: Copper: Copper is my favorite webcomic. Every strip is inspiringly beautiful and bursting with imagination, but beyond that, they consistently resonate with profundity without screaming "Look at ME, aren't I profound!?" I tried to write a lot more corny praise, but just go read all of them instead, you won't be sorry. I was hoping to wait for Kazu Kibuishi to get back to it so I could scream about its return, but it's been quite a while already, so I'll just link it again once that happens.
175. Artist: Mitsui. Life must be hard when you're this awesome. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
174. Comic: The Unfeasible Adventures of Beaver and Steve. I don't actually read this often, but the toaster knob makes me want to. That sentence will make no sense as soon as they update.
173. Humor: Kyle linked me to this, but I can't imagine why. P.S. Kyle sucks.
172. Comic: Socks. Okay, Socks is also amazing. I need to read through both these soon. Yargh.
171. Comic: Minus. Leo just linked me to minus, and it is aggggghjustgoreaditIcan'tthinkofwhattowriteitisamazing.
170. Flash Game: Fancy Pants. Fancy Pants!!! Made me want to drop everything and make an awesome speedy platformer with simple but incredibly smooth smooth animation with my roommates. Who knows what they'd do, but Kyle already agreed to it. Right Kyle? Study for your midterms to signify "yes."
169. Random: Revenge of Zoom Quilt.
168. Comic: Sinfest. How could you not know about Sinfest already? :|
167. Apps: doPdf. People keep asking how to write out pdfs. If you don't own Acrobat Pro, apparently this works.
166. Humor: Then Japan puts Berkeley to shame in the flash mob arena. But c'mon, it's Japan, it's probably weird when stuff like that doesn't happen.
165. Humor: Berkeley ninja flash mob battle royale round 1 fight.
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