I just solicited questions on Twitter. I should have asked for your Twitter usernames so I could link to them — if you’re one of these people, post your Twitter username in the comments.
Here are the questions and answers:
What happened to Fuckedcompany.com, the dot-com deadpool? Did you close it cuz it was getting in the way of your real business? Also, were those dudes cheating in the high scores? I could never figure out how those top 5 always got so many points! They must have found a loophole!?
D. Mack Daddy
I closed Fuckedcompany a few years ago because traffic was slowing and I figured my full-time attention would be better spent working on the ad network I founded, AdBrite. There was a small time when I was working on both simultaneously, but I felt I was doing a half-assed job on both. I wanted AdBrite to be full-assed (or zero-assed?) so I shut down FC.
Regarding the folks who were always in the top-5 for guessing which companies would go out of business (the deadpool game) — yes, they found a loophole that I never got around to fixing. I always felt a little guilty about that. But not guilty enough to fix it.
What is the best way to make money in the adult marketing world these days?
Selling hand jobs at a bowling alley.
Why don’t you visit my blog more often @www.thechiefbrandofficer.com?
What ever happened to alleverything?
AllEverything was a site I made in 2003 that was pretty similar to what is now Yahoo Questions (or Wikipedia, in a way). See an archive of it here. As for what happened to it or why it doesn’t exist anymore, I honestly don’t remember. I think maybe I was too busy with FC or AdBrite at the time. It’s a shame — that coulda been a great site. Maybe I’ll bring it back one day.
When are you launching your new project? BTW – what’s up!
Hey Jim! (Jim is a friend of mine). I hope to have something to show in 3-4 weeks.
What’s your xbox live gamertag?
I don’t remember. I bought an Xbox a long time ago, spent about 3-days straight playing Tony Hawk Pro Skater and haven’t really touched it since.
Why are you alive?
Because my parents… umm… damn why did you make me think of that.
Is there any such thing as a “recession proof job” these days, now that we’re officially in a recession?
Will there be another bubble in the financial market?
When are we going to have a Lionel Richie sing-a-long?
You mean like this?
Why haven’t you begun tracking the layoff situations on fuckedcompany again?
I’ve been working on other things, and I don’t think I could make Fuckedcompany as funny/mean as I used to, because I live in the Silicon Valley area now and know too many of the people involved. When I was running FC in 2000, I was living in NYC and didn’t know anyone.
I need some ideas for an Old Year’s Night church service.
Considering the economic meltdown, fuckedcompany.com seems suddenly relevant again. Any interest or plans in reviving it?
I think I answered that above.
What happened to Fuckedcompany – it seems to be so needed at this strange economic time..
I’m sensing a theme here.
So that’s all for now. I’ll try to post more as I get them. Ask me anything.