If you’re a fortysomething like me, or just interested in ’70s sci-fi, I’d encourage you to check out Space:1970, Christopher Mills’ love letter to the era of Planet of the Apes, Logan’s Run and Jason of Star Command. It’s the sort of site I’d want to run if I could manage to restrict myself to one topic.
If you’re a Doctor Who fan, you owe it to yourself to check out WhoFix, another one of those “random image of the day” blogs. It’s an exploration of the weirdest corners of the Whoniverse.
And while I’ve mentioned this one before, I cannot stress how much I appreciate The Wrong Side of the Art. It’s a magnificent treasure trove of high-resolution scans of genre movie posters: horror, sci-fi and all manner of exploitation cinema. Some of it is decidedly Not Safe For Work, but all of it is wonderful. (Most of my recent Windows backgrounds have been cribbed from this site.)
I was just looking under the hood of my blog, and by happenstance discovered the reason someone arrived here through the search term “neil patrick harris penis.”
It’s here. Check out the tags.
One of the benefits of my new blogging home is that now I get web stat reports. And my favorite feature is the list of search terms that brought folks to my humble page.
The current top term, with 20 hits, is “dave thiel.” “Tina fey” received eight hits. My recent post regarding the trailer for The Bike King and the Ten Commandments snagged another eight hits under different search permutations.
Other notable terms: “the watchmen blue penis” (two hits), “legion of super ticklish” (two more), and “the seven faces of dr lao hulu” (one hit).
But my favorite is the last one on the list, a completely inexplicable entry that reads: “star wars create your own jedi knight trained by obi won made from lego and play it not a video game and you can play it.”
So, to whomever it was who desperately searched the World Wide Web for “star wars create your own jedi knight trained by obi won made from lego and play it not a video game and you can play it” and wound up here, welcome. I hope that you found what you were looking for.
Dave Lartigue and I have a new collaborative blog…Dateline: Silver Age!
I cleaned up the rest of the archived posts last night, so the chronicles of Speed Racer and Latitude Zero should display correctly. I’m sure that there are plenty of outdated links to exterior sites, but all of the internal links should now work.
Meanwhile, Dave L. restored my random quoter, now located in the header.
New features include a month-by-month archive–just in case you were wondering what I was thinking back in April 2006–and a random post generator that plucks five old items and displays their titles in the sidebar. Neat!
Again, thanks to Dave L. for all his help in whipping the new blog into shape. The category images are back, the comments function has been removed (sorry, Brian and Rob) and my sidebar buttons have been restored. Meanwhile, I’ve gone back through four years of posts, eliminating outdated “slithytoves” links.
One fair-sized project remains: fixing my archived Speed Racer, Latitude Zero and D&D Monsters posts, as they all rely on tables that exceed the allowed width of the new blog column. That’ll have to wait. I’m sure that there are more tweaks to be done, but all in all it’s looking good!
There have been a couple of major events on my own digital frontier. Last week I got a new laptop, my first. For the past year, I’d been increasingly frustrated by the limitations of my aging desktop. I might have been able to play a game made in the last five years if I turned down the video settings to their absolute minimum. But Spore was out of the question. So, my first laptop is less about portability (nine pounds!) than about being able to tear through any game I might throw at it. And it’s great to finally emerge from my basement lair and blog from the living room! Thanks, Vic! Thanks, Best Buy for your no-interest financing!
The second development should be fairly obvious to anyone who’s been reading this blog for awhile: I have a new home! Friend Kurt, who has been hosting my website gratis for the past 4+ years, will be shutting down his server soon, so Friend Dave graciously offered a new digital couch on which I can flop. He also ported over all of my old content and switched me to WordPress, which I am digging so far. The look is a little spare for the moment, but Dave and I will be putting a bit of shine on it soon.
Thanks, Kurt, for allowing me to be a parasite all these years…and thanks as well to Dave, whose blood I will be gorging myself upon in the months to come!
You may wish to update your bookmark to: thiel-a-vision.com. Thielavision.com (no hyphens) will work as well.
Today marks the fourth anniversary of this blog. And I want to say “thanks” to my hundreds dozens ones of readers!
Over on my work blog, I’ve got a new piece up about alleged media bias.
This week, I’m the heartless bastard who killed Fred Rogers. Yay, me.