December 28, 2007

Dear Shareholders,

2007 has been a pretty good year for and my other internet-related pursuits. Among the highlights:

  • I edited together a video, wonder years, and put it on YouTube. At one point it was #99 in the Top 100 comedy video for one day or something (I forgot what it was exactly and neglected to take a screenshot, so I have no proof). Somehow it made its way onto a now-defunct Wired blog.

  • I made a page listing fake features of the Simpsons Movie DVD for my joke Simpsons site, which made the rounds through some corners of the Internet - mostly Simpsons and DVD message boards - including Frederator Studios Blog. It also made its way onto real movie site JoBlo, which thought it was real at first and then later posted a correction stating that even though the page had been "posted on a real SIMPSONS site," they had been had by an unfunny joke "that this dude thought would be hilarious."

  • Somehow just having a Simpsons-related site makes you privy to the occasional e-mailed press release, which explains one I got from an NBC Universal PR Coordinator announcing the forthcoming Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios. Does that make me a member of the Fourth Estate?

  • Since midyear, I've been a contributor to the Forum Fridays section of Something Awful. Basically, I read a message board about TV and then tell you what threads are worth checking out and make a few lame jokes. Even though it's not a widely-read section, being on the same webspace with people like internet funnyman Zack Parsons is humbling.

  • My occasional Mallard Fillmore parody, Anthropomorphic Republican Duck, was rediscovered by SA forumgoers and it appears to have achieved its peak of popularity.
If forecast projections are accurate (see attached charts), should be able to make its first online acquisition sometime in the next fiscal year.

Yours Truly,
CEO and Proprietor