About the Site.
Well, a few of my friends have websites. I used to have a webpage that was pretty good, and I kind of wanted another one. This time, I knew what not to do, which helps a lot. Following are some questions about the site that no one has ever asked me. If you have a real question, drop me a line, and I'll answer it here.
Why is the site named TROUNCED?
Well, there really isn't any logical connection between the name of the site and the content of the site. I've always like the word "trounced," but I kind of forgot about it until last summer. At the Spear Report offices where I worked, there was an advertisement declaring that "We TROUNCE the Competition!" I wrote the word down on a piece of paper and put it in my pocket. After I decided to make a webpage, I was having some trouble thinking of a title. I pulled the piece of paper out of my pocket and thought it would make a pretty cool title for website. I actually thought it would be a good name for a band or a title of a poem, but I've realized that I'll never be in a band and I could still use it in a poem if I had it as the site name. My old site was called The Spoon Factory, in reference to my old AOL email address.
Why did you make this site?
A combination of jealousy over other personal sites I knew, an inflated sense of self-worth, a vast collection of unused NerdPoints (tm), and an incredible amount of boredom. I live in Connecticut.
What's up with all those weird pictures?
I have a strange affinity for strange pictures. I really can't explain it. One of my friends also noticed that I like pictures of women with ridiculous machines or commercial products, which is true, but I never noticed it before she told me. Check out the News and Contact pictures for good examples. If you think the pictures on this site are funny, then I approve of your sense of humour. If you don't, then there's still time for you to learn.
Where did you get said pictures?
Most of the black and white pictures come from a book called CURIOUS MOMENTS, a 700 page photo archive by Hendrik Neubaur. I picked it up at the Store of Knowledge for $15. One of the best things I ever bought. I suggest you get a copy, too, if you like the pictures up here. All other pictures were either taken by me or my friends, or are clippings or scans of things I find during the course of my life that I think are funny. Those pictures will most likely be used as Oddity entries.
What is the purpose of this site?
To let you learn about me. More likely, to let me think people are interested in learning about me. Also, to let people enjoy in some of the things that I enjoy, to provide somewhere I can publish all my work, and to give me something to do other than going outside. Did I mention learning about me?
Why did you redesign the site?
Well, since the site was born on June 10, 2000, I decided I wanted to do something a little special for its one-year anniversary, so I gave it all-new graphic designs and finally got some frames working, which I had been trying to do forever with my completely legal copy of Macromedia Dreamweaver. This format is also much easier to update and I think it looks pretty happenin' if I do say so myself.
So where's that tagline from?
Believe it or not, it's an actual tagline from some bizarre brand of oatmeal cookie. But, it didn't have a trademark on it, so I stole it. But, if you happen to be from the oatmeal cookie company whose product I enjoyed so much and decide you would like to take some kind of legal action against me, please know that I would love to give you credit for the tagline. And also for that delicious, delicious cookie.
Why the big suit?
I'll tell you later.
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