Thursday, April 22, 2010

Meet Mr. Neuron

Just don't get too attached, he'll be dead soon.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

and so it begins

I'm starting to work on my motor neuron cartoon this weekend. the first step will be writing some sort of script. I figure I should actually research this and make sure I'm animating accurate information. Step two will be creating all my little cartoon elements In Flash. I'll start with the little neurons from my website game and Go from there.

I'd like to do this in a BBC nature documentary style, sarcastically narrated by Eric Idle of Monty Python. I don't think I can afford him. I guess I'll need to start working on my British accent.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

the speakers have spoken

Voting is now closed, with 'both, you lazy bastard' in first place, followed closely by the cartoon. So, I will dust off my Foley sounds, fire up Flash, and animate a tale of motor neurons loved and lost.

Also related to my last post; Worthington, Indiana is a town in Jefferson Township with a population of 1,481 at the 2000 census. The median age was 40 years old. For every 100 females there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.7 males.

If you're a guy in Worthington, odds are pretty good (statistically, anyway) you'll snag a little lady! It could be slim pickings for the gals in town. Sorry girls, you're screwed (figuratively, not literally).

Smashing wordplay, no?

Thursday, April 8, 2010


A long time ago, I got in the habit of tracking usage of my various websites. As a web designer, it helps me see what works and what doesn't. Here are some interesting facts (via Google Analytics) about this blog. In the past six months;
  • 880 unique users have visited the blog over 4000 times.
  • 30 different countries have visited, including Thailand, Russia, Sweden, Argentina, Canada, Croatia, Norway and Singapore.
  • Visitors from 35 states have been to my blog.
  • Worthington, Indiana has visited my blog more than any other city. Worthington visits more than any state, except Minnesota. Either someone there is doing motor neuron research, or I have a stalker.
  • The most clicked on label/tag is 'rocker knife'.
  • The most viewed individual post is this one. I have no idea why it is so popular.
  • The most popular search term that leads people to my blog is "colin als hilarity" followed by "farbotko blogspot" and "hipster beard".

Hipster beard takes you here. I'm amazed at how many people are researching hipster facial hair. They should just go here.

And now for a weird one: Someone arrived at this blog after Googling "i keep getting a mouthful of foam." What. The. Hell?

Who in their right mind has a mouthful of foam so often they had to Google it?!?! I've never found myself with a mouthful of foam and thought, "Oh, not this again! Why am I always finding myself in this predicament?"

I'm the fifth search result on Google. The first three are pages about pouring beer, the fourth is about toothpaste, and mine is about drinking pop.

Don't forget to vote in the poll on the sidebar. I'm off to make a T-shirt that says "I'm big in Worthington".

Monday, April 5, 2010

tell me what to do next

i'm trying to decide which wacky thing i should do next on this blog. My options are;

1) Produce the BBQ sauce commercial I hypothesized in my last post.


2) Make a short cartoon about the lives of motor neurons—before and after ALS.

Vote for your choice in the side bar.