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Kai - Le Kommunique:
GDC journal (last updated at 1:32 PST) - (2001-03-21)

Tony - Digital Garbage:
Snow Rocks - (2001-03-07)

Dan - The Word:
Babel Revisited - (2001-04-04)

Jason - The Gospel According To Bigfoot:
A Brief Look at the State of Comics - (2001-03-07)

Guest - Jared Goldberg:
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Samba De Amigo
(2001-03-13 - video game)
Silent Hill
(2001-03-11 - video game)
Planning for the GDC
(2001-03-07 - field trip)

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Hight Tide in Savannah GA!
(2001-03-16 - Frisbe Tourny)
Snow Sphinx!
(2001-03-05 - Snow Mayhem)
Karaoke! @ Ichiban
(2001-02-25 - Silliness)

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Spy Kids
(2001-04-14 - Movie)
Lord Foul's Bane
(2001-04-13 - Book)
Exploring the Highlands
(2001-04-12 - Vacation)

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Massive Sleep Deprivation
(2001-03-13 - idiocy)
Good Bye Chunky Rice
(2001-02-26 - Comic)
Shadow of the Vampire
(2001-01-28 - Movie)

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April 18, 2001

So, uh, it's come to my attention that I'm supposed to be supplying you with fresh and juicy tidbits of "news."

Guess I screwed that up somewhere, huh?

I'm back! Miss me? Yeah, yeah, I know that you like Tony, and Jason, and even Kai better than me, but since I've just killed them all off, I'm going to toss that problem in the "solved" bin. That said, you may notice a degredation in the quality of CXM over the next few weeks. My artistic ability makes Shirt Guy Dom look good.

So I spent last week taking a bus tour of the Scottish highlands with Haggis Adventures and had an absolute blast. We had a lot of Americans, almost as many Australians, a couple New Zealanders, and a couple Brazilians. And a German (hi Susann!). Anyway, if you're interested to see what my trip around the Highlands looked like (complete with haunted castle), feel free to check out my Highland picture page. I highly recommend this tour if you happen to be in Scotland for any length of time. I went for six days, but they have three and one day options during the tourist season.

That said, I've settled back in for the long haul. I have class for the next five weeks, followed by my mother, aunt, and two uncles visiting for a week, then another five weeks before I go home. And work full time for the rest of the summer. Well, that's life. I'm looking forward to going home, I have to say, but mainly to see my family and friends (most of whom it seems will not be in town when I get back, the bastards...furthering their careers...bah!). But I'm also looking forward to seeing some more of Europe as long as I'm here.

If you've been anywhere near online comics for the last week or so, Scott Kurtz's piece on the future of webcomics could not have possibly escaped your attention. Some people took the rant's content rather seriously, but others have taken the liberty of letting their readers in on their financial situation. I'd take a moment to talk about our financial situation, but as I'm only one out of four, I feel that I can't speak for all of us. Suffice it to say, you've probably noticed that we have no banner ads, and we currently sell no merchandise, so we're not making any money on this venture (actually, we're not even breaking even). Just out of curiosity, I'd like to know if there's anybody out there other than the four of us who are interested in CXM merchandise like shirts, mousepads, mugs, etc. (I figure you probably are John, so I'll go ahead and include you). Feel free to drop us an email or post to the forums.

On a related note to do with both our financial situation and the forums, you may have noticed a preponderance of that most diabolical of inventions, the pop-up ad. Sorry to say that this has to do with EZBoard falling prey to the dot com disaster. So, sorry to say, they're there to stay for the most part. We apologize, and would change things if we could, but it's out of our power. We hope that those of you who have posted will continue to post in the future, annoying adverts aside.

A quick note, I've posted another of T$'s fabulous wallpapers on our Extras page. This one was originally seen in the CXM movie.

Also, for all of you Robots and Spacemen fans, Jason is back on the update track with new strips, so head over and take a gander. Or a gosling.

See you on Friday with a new strip locked and loaded.

Dan Moren wants a CXM shirt he can hug and call his own.

Quote of the Day: "In order to find his equal, an Irishman is forced to talk to God!"
-David O'Hara, Braveheart

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