Design of Doom: Mk. 3 Nov. 2006 to May 2008 – Third time’s a charmingly disjointed mess

Although I liked the big, bold "Maximum" on the old design, I wanted to try something vastly different for the next design. I wanted to create an over-the-top effect with a smaller font size. … [Continue reading]

Design of Doom: Mk. 2 Jan. 2005 to Oct. 2006

Moving on to design 2. You can open your eyes now. What do you mean they've been open? Oh, you poor sod. Move. Ing. On. … [Continue reading]

Design of Doom: Mk. 1 Jan. 2005 – The ugly beginning

It began in ugly fashion in January 2005. I pooled all my html knowledge together in late 2004 to cobble what has to be the most randomly stitched-up site since blinking gifs fell out of style. Doubtless, you remember the first anniversary article in … [Continue reading]

Cracker Jack’s “More Nuts” campaign lacks balls

Cracker Jack's updated packaging has been pushing "More Nuts" in our faces, but I found less than 50 peanuts in an 8.5 ounce bag. The ratio of caramel popcorn puff to peanut is just under 6 to 1. Unacceptable. I'm gonna buy another bag and confirm my … [Continue reading]

Small Cars in Small Caverns

How to fix NASCAR.

I was thinking about how to fix NASCAR the other day, while staring at the 5-hour rain delay at Bristol. How do you fix a sport determined to ruin itself by changing its scoring format every 30 minutes? Caverns. … [Continue reading]

Coming Soon: Flight, a b/w trade paperback

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6th anniversary…of doom: anniversary from the near future

I am writing to you from the future. Greetings and good tidings. While you savor the fruits of a well-deserved recession, I am happily one year in the future, sitting on the monuments of financial ruin and enjoying circumstances only slightly less … [Continue reading]

Super Awesome Day 2010 Holiday Toy Drive

Last season, we donated several hundred dollars worth of toys to Island Harvest, a hunger-relief organization that also distributes toys to needy children during the December holidays. Toys are necessary tools to foster imagination, creativity and … [Continue reading]

Boo Berry spotting

Once again, the always elusive Boo Berry cereal (Frankenberry and Count Chocula's red-headed stepchild) is out now for the holiday season. Don't be stupid and miss out on Halloween's latest tradition that isn't at all a shallow marketing ploy … [Continue reading]

Rock Band 3: Blurring the Line


I'm sure at some point you've been to a party (or gathering, if you're old) where someone had Rock Band. If not, the terrorists have already won. What caps off an already brilliant event? Your own personal full band karaoke set up. Nothing more fun … [Continue reading]