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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)

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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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Rereading Watchmen
(2001-04-22 - comic)
Le Morte Dartur
(2001-04-19 - book)
Massive Sleep Deprivation
(2001-03-13 - idiocy)

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April 30, 2001

We promised never before seen Funny, and never before seen Funny ye shall have.

To address a concern that some of our users have been having, we're aware of a conflict with Netscape and the archive. Chief Coder and Oompa-Loompa Kai is doing his best to find out where the incompatability lies, but the bad news is that it's hard to say. It has to do with Netscape and Internet Explorer's different interpretations of the HTML standard. If you are having this problem, you can still access our archives by choosing any comic and using the "Back" and "Next" buttons at the top of the strip. We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope to correct it in the near future.

I expect the next few weeks to be extremely busy for most of the CXM team. Jason and Tony are finishing up their semester at UMass, and are no doubt eagerly anticipating their release from the thralldom of higher education. Likewise, I'm going into the last five weeks of my term here, and I'm due to return to the states another four weeks after I'm done with exams (just short of CXM's 6 month anniversary, as it happens). Whereas Kai, having finished his schooling for the semester has returned back to our hometown to begin the rounds on his high school friends, many of whom are graduation from college this year (regardless of the fact that he is a freshman at DigiPen, he is actually a year older than us).

I'm aware that we have quite a few visitors from other universities to CXM. This is no surprise, as I guess our sense of humor appeals mostly to the college age. Anyway, I happen to know that a substantial amount of these viewers are from Colby College in Maine. We were recently linked to by the Colby Improv group, for which we are extremely grateful. The chief venue for the enlightenment of Colby is no doubt Christiana, a friend of Jason and John Brooks, whom I have had the distinct pleasure of meeting on two separate occasions, as well as more than a few IM and email conversations. We like Christiana, in case we haven't made that clear (she contributes regularly to the forums. We also like Colby people, so continue the mass conversion of the campus (oh, and if anybody knows a sophomore geology major named Beth, tell her I say hi).

Also, interestingly, according to our records, 90% of the search queries that hit our site are looking for information about the Jedi appearing as a religion on the UK Census (which I've just had the immense fun of filling out...sadly, I did not choose to follow The Flanneled One, not wishing to incur the wrath that is the British government - ever notice that all of the officers in the Empire have British accents..huh? huh? Coincidence? I think not). I believe I mentioned the UK census and the Jedi religion in a previous newspost, and I'm glad to see that it brings CXM to peoples' attention. Now that I've liberally used the terms Census, UK, and Jedi in the previous paragraph, I'm hoping to send us up on the charts a bit.

I thought, starting out tonight's newspost, that I would have nothing to write about. Turns out I've been wrong about that; even in the darkest of hours, I can find something to hopefully entertain or otherwise inform our small readership. And it's a good thing too, because upon interrogation, my Cornell apartment mate Brian could only yield the following morsel: "did you know there are over a million things to eat...that are not cheese?"

See you on Wednesday.

Dan Moren has started to count, but thinks it might be a while. Feel free to email him suggestions.

Quote of the Day: "You're in the Navy, remember? It's not a's an adventure!"
-Steven Seagal, Under Siege

April 30, 2001

In the great words of Scooby Doo, "Ruh roh, Raggy..."

As of 3:05 AM Eastern -- that is, midnight Pacific, or more importantly, when this site updates -- the comic for today has not been uploaded. I know it exists somewhere, so now it's just a matter of getting it to you, the reader.

We'll get on this ASAP. Check back in later today, and there ought to be something waiting for you here. If you come back and there's nothing here yet, make yourself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, sit down for a bit, really enjoy it, and then come back after washing your hands. And if you're allergic to peanuts, please don't sue me for making that suggestion, I'm not trying to kill you or anything, I'm sorry, I didn't know you were allergic to peanuts. Look, this relationship just isn't working out for me, okay? I think we need to spend some time feeding sandwiches to other people. It's not you, it's me.

Where was I? Oh yeah: come back later, click here, and hopefully something amusing will be waiting for you on the other end.

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