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Hard at work on the new I-Mockery, plus No Country for Old Men

I'm sure you've noticed that I haven't been doing much writing of my own since Halloween season wrapped up. There's a reason for that. I hate all of you. No, in all seriousness, I've been busting my ass on the new I-Mockery. For too long I've been putting off this big site redesign because I keep getting distracted with my writing or other site-related projects. So, I decided to spend most of this month finalizing the redesign of I-Mockery instead of trying to crank out article after article. November has always been kind of a "filler" month in my mind anyway... it's the break between Halloween and Christmas. Still, each week you can expect updates from Proto, Boogie and Max while I continue plugging away at the redesign (though if I have the time, I'll still be doing a few new articles this month). December, however, I will be going full force on I-Mockery articles as usual and we're gonna have one hell of a fun holiday season here on I-Mockery. I wouldn't lie about that, not with Santa dangling his dastardly coals above my head when he knows damn well that I want a new laptop. Gotta be on my best behavior this time o' year.

The good news with the redesign is, I've finally settled on the new look and I'm excited as hell to show it to you guys. In addition to being more visually appealing, the entire site should be a lot easier to navigate and we're adding some great new features and even some new sections to it. If you thought I-Mockery was updated a lot already, just wait 'til ya see what's coming with this redesign. Anywho, if all goes well, we should be launching the redesign towards the end of this month.

I gotta say, it's been kinda weird working on the site redesign so much the past two weeks. Normally I'm busy writing big articles for the site, but this has been more of a throwback to my old career. As many of you know, for over 5 years I worked as a full-time web designer for small companies (including a failed dot-com start-up for a South-Asian online community, where they put me and my friend in a separate room which they called "the white guys room". And when I look back on it, if we were humorless dicks, we could've slapped 'em with a big lawsuit, but it was all in good fun.) to large corporations like Circuit City (which had no "white guys room" but was really just one big room/building of disorganized horrors - the kind of horrors that make it simultaneously hilarious and sad that you can so easily relate to a movie like "Office Space" and shows like "The Office"). But yeah, it's been both weird and cool dusting off my old web design chops. I've always prided myself on making I-Mockery be both a funny site and one that doesn't visually rape your eyes. If it rapes you in other ways, well, I can't be held responsible for that. I-Mockery has a mind of its own.

In other news, I did get a chance to see "No Country For Old Men", the new movie by the Coen brothers. Have any of you seen it yet? If not, get your ass to the theater and do so immediately. The extremely high ratings it's been receiving from just about everybody are well deserved. The Coens just have a way of creating incredibly unique characters and surreal atmospheres and I guarantee that Anton Chigurh (played by Javier Bardem) is easily one of the most chilling psychopaths you'll ever see on screen. The entire movie is just an assault on your nerves... with practically no musical accompaniment, you're just sitting through this unpredictable nail-biter wondering what's gonna happen next. "The Hudsucker Proxy" will probably always be my favorite Coen brothers film, but it obviously can't be compared to a thriller like this one... it's more suited for fans of "Miller's Crossing" (a great movie too, but No Country is far better). There hasn't been a whole hell of a lot in theaters that's interested me lately, so this movie was a very welcome change. Did I mention you should check it out?

Ok, back to more Photoshop site redesign work I go...



melonian (Guest) on 11/13/2007 4:48 am

Cool...waiting with glee the new design :)

btw: I downloaded the CSI NY Boo episode (i don't follow the series) and it was fun to see you guys there, waiting in line with the gore and everything...Re really looks amazingly creepy.


ico (Guest) on 11/13/2007 9:20 am

i'm waiting to be disappointed by the new design :( Okay, i hope it's gonna be a pretty one ;)
No, i haven't seen the movie you mentioned, but i just bought the Simpsons game!!! The game itself is just another run/jump game, but the jokes are brilliant :)


John Hefner (Guest) on 11/13/2007 12:26 pm

NO COUNTRY was a wonderful companion piece to the Coens' BLOOD SIMPLE, which is still my hands-down favorite film of theirs, and maybe their best.


Protoclown (Guest) on 11/13/2007 12:32 pm

Better than "Millers Crossing"? BLASPHEMY!

I haven't seen it yet, but they will NEVER top "Millers Crossing". NEVER!


SlugginSalami (Guest) on 11/13/2007 9:17 pm

Prepare to eat your own words, Proto. NCFOM is going to blow your freakin' MIND, man! It's like a drive down memory lane and your quadruple amputee, paint huffin', crank addicted, alcoholic uncle Opie is behind the wheel! OMFG! What a sweet, sweet ride it is!


Shadow40000 (Guest) on 11/13/2007 11:02 pm

Hmm. I THOUGHT it was taking a while to get some new content.

Oh well. Can't wait for the new changes. : 3


-RoG- (Guest) on 11/14/2007 12:05 am

melonian, cool, glad you got to see it. And yeah, the make-up artists really went to town on Re's costume. Everybody was freaked out by how insane they made her look. She was definitely their masterpiece of the evening heheh.

ico, trust me, this new design puts the current site design TO SHAME. And no, it's none of that "Web 2.0" shit that every site out there is doing. It's just as bright, attractive and old school as you'd expect an I-Mockery redesign to look. Can't wait to show you all!

John Hefner, I gotta see that one again. Just saw Hudsucker again for the first time in a while... such a great movie. You know, for kids.

SlugginSalami, damn straight! No Country for Old Men is *much* better than Miller's Crossing.

Shadow40000, hehe worry not my friend, there are some great new articles from the other guys coming up this week!


Shadow40000 (Guest) on 11/14/2007 4:26 am

Ah. Good. ....good.

*lays on the floor and shakes from I-mock withdrawl*


Matt (Guest) on 11/14/2007 12:37 pm

Is there any way you can just get rid of Max Burbank? He's just NOT funny. I know I sound crazy and mean, but I have found a number of his pieces to be downright ignorant and offensive, and not in a lighthearted fun way like some of the other guy's pieces. No offense to Max, I'm sure he's a nice person in reality, but he comes across like the creepy older guy who hangs out at high school parties. Sure he provides the booze but you also don't want to talk to him.


Protoclown (Guest) on 11/14/2007 12:53 pm

Matt, are you serious? Because I consider Max to easily be the funniest writer out of the four of us. He consistently has me laughing out loud with his pieces.


Ronin S (Guest) on 11/14/2007 4:29 pm

Looking forward to the new site facelift, RoG. I like Protoclown's writing, I'm sure his stuff can keep me entertained until the unveiling.


-RoG- (Guest) on 11/14/2007 4:56 pm

Matt, hahaha no way! Just like Proto, I've always thought Max was the best writer on the site in terms of his ability to make me laugh my ass off. He's absolutely hilarious and I would never even think of "getting rid of him". I can appreciate that his style might not be what you're into, but a lot of people love his work, and I'm one of them. You can always skip his pieces if they don't float your canoe. Still, I can't imagine not finding him funny... I love how he can come off as the bitter older guy or the completely insane older guy. I think each of the four writers on this site have very different styles which is what helps make I-Mockery completely unique compared to most of the other typical entertainment/humor sites out there. We're not owned by a big corporation, we're simply four guys doing what we love to do and all of us work harder at it than any other site even remotely close to ours if you ask me. That's something I've always been proud of, and I've always been thankful that the other writers have stuck with me this whole time and that we've had such a big audience for so many years. We're really lucky to have lasted so long and to be in the position that we're in.

Ronin S, thanks man, I appreciate the patience. All the writers will be updating regularly from now until the unveiling, so that should keep your eyes plenty busy heheh.


Brandon (Guest) on 11/14/2007 11:20 pm

You should read the Cormac McCarthy novel the movie was based on. I doubt you'll be disappointed. In fact, read anything of McCarthy's that you can get your hands on.


Drew (Guest) on 11/14/2007 11:23 pm

I like this website. New look or old, it's the writing and humor I enjoy here.


Aks (Guest) on 11/15/2007 12:25 am

Drew has a point. But I have an idea that's probably late. But ya know, fuck it. I'm throwin' it out. What if you like the older design better and want to change it back (as a reader). Could there be like, a link to change it to "Old School" or "Hot and Fresh"?

I've only heard of No Country For Old Men on I-mockery. Gonna try and check it out there, completely unaware of anything about it except you and lots of other people dig it.


Protoclown (Guest) on 11/19/2007 11:00 pm

As long as I'm writing for the site, it will always be "hot and fresh".

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