it was something crazy like 90 degrees here today at noon so i got out

of the damn house and went to the beach.

the goal was to ask people why they werent at work.

“hey why arent you at work?”

but the people were lame and all tourists or sadly unemployed.

one of the interviews with the unemployed was pretty funny and i will have that up on LAist tonight.

which brings us to some questions that have been asked in the comments:

mike asks: a novel eh?? synapsis? price? s&h? reason why you’re going to autograph one and send it to me? good good.

a. its a coming of age tale about an undercover superhero before he joined the organization. if its any good it will be sold at christmas. but all signs point to sucky.

Phil says, Yea an ebay store would be a great thing to set up so suckers like me in australia can buy a copy of said book. Do it tony

a. if there is a book you’ll be able to get it via cafepress, which ive released several books through before.

Chris coos, Ahhh Karisa ! You made my day. Please write to me. Yes I still would love a date ! If you are not seeing anyone.

a. karisa has been off the market for quite some time now.

xTx asks, hi tony. i’m worried about you and all of your writing and your carpal.
Is it all better? I sure hope so.

a. the carpal came back the other day but the experts attribute it to the PSP play, and not writing/blogging. the trip around the country pretty much cured everything. my good friend amy langfield gave me a book called “It’s Not Carpal Tunnel” (it’s repetivite stress syndrome). so with the use of a little better laptop, and a whole lot less work-stress, my carpal is slowly fading away. thanks for asking!

mike sez, So what’s going to be your excuse when your Bears lose next week and the Giants get home field for the playoffs?!?

a. the bears will beat the Giants by two touchdowns.

JaG asks, Speaking of ads, what happened to that girls ad thing idea you once mentioned?

a. the Busblog Babes Ad Network? i dropped the ball. i suck.

Leafs Fan asks, Do you have a paypal link?

a. but of course

the crazy thing about the ads over there

is even though my hits have gone down since i started doing my thing at the LAist, the ads havent really slowed down. and if anything now im feeling guilty that im charging what im charging for those ads.

which makes me want to write more over here because there is a theory that the more you post, the more your hits go up.

which would allow my sponsors a better value for their dollar.

its weird that i care about them. i always thought getting ads would make me feel obliged to mention them or not to talk shit about them, or edit what i talk about, but theyve pretty much stayed over there and ive pretty much stayed over here.

but i am grateful for them sponsoring this blog and i feel they deserve better than the amount of traffic that theyve gotten here.

maybe they dont care. maybe its not the people who arent here that theyre worried about, maybe its you, those who are here, the base of the busblog who theyre interested in.

and maybe thats who i should be interested in pleasing.

not the hit counter, not the corporations, not the girls on myspace who say nice things in my inbox.

but whatever i’ll start updating twice a day anyways. cuz i should.

the bears lost yesterday on purpose. in order to fulfil the super bowl shuffle path to glory. you must lose to the fish, no matter how bad they suck. then ye shall win it all.