Monday October 30th, 2006
OK, it's been awhile. I
know. Lots of stuff going on, and with the holidays just around the
corner with the advent of Halloween tomorrow, it doesn't look like the
express train of stuff-to-do is going to let up. However, I will do my
best to update the site when there's stuff to be updated.
For example: the Jury
Room and Grease albums have been padded with more pictures from the
MLHS archives. For that matter, we have three new albums added. I don't
like to announce new albums on the main page because, quite frankly,
it's not news. We all know when there's new pics, and that's really
what Myspace is for. However, these are three new ones and since
there's so many and two are pretty damn old, I figured people wouldn't
notice. The first is Lisa's Halloween party, which is the first on the
page. The last two are:
The first Stratford ever,
Oliver! the musical, cira
That's right! I found
these and had enough pictures to warrant an album for each! Please
enjoy! And if you weren't involved, check 'em out anyway to see those
you know and love in the prime of their adolescence.
Friday October 13th, 2006
We are officially
operational. The Ask Dr. Doom and Girls sections are still being
fine-tuned, but everything else is a go. Horsemen is also up.
Thursday October 12th, 2006
The main site's pretty
much operational, with a few provisions. Dr. Doom and Ask a Girl are
down right now, going through the same maintenance the other pages are
going through. Also, Horsemen and KQP are getting the face-lift they
deserve, so their pages are down, too. But the main SMBFC site is up,
and nearly everything from our archives is up too, with the exception
of the advice columns which are not Mechanic Jay. Expect Horsemen to come
first, then KQP, and then Doom and Girl will follow.
Added a big long thing in
the Pwned section. Pretty cool, I think.
Wednesday October 11th, 2006
I was trying to hold out
for a Flash site, which would have had swooshing menus (literally) and
a glowing neon sign on the face of the Boonton Diner, but I thought
about it some more and figured (like Doc Brown), what the hell? I
figure if we did do a total conversion to Flash, we'd need someone
who knows how to do it, and someone who'd be willing to take care of it
for us, because lord knows I'm not going to be able to figure it out.
Maybe someday it'll happen, but for now I hope people enjoy the new
format. This is the fourth or fifth incarnation SMBFC.Net has
We're trying to ween off
the Myspace site, which we've been pretty dependent on to get the word
out about the site. Hope people dig it, and if you'd like to supply
content, drop us a line. If you'd like to comment on the site or any of
the articles you'll find here, swing by the forums and make yourself
The Horsemen page and
Keep Quiet Productions page are on their way, but nowhere near
completion right now. So for now, you can sit there and imagine how
awesome those pages are going to be. In the meantime, they both have
Myspace pages, but they're condensed onto the Keep Quiet page, found at
myspace.com/keepquietproductions. You'll get all the info you need
until we make the transfer.
Wednesday August 30th, 2006
So yeah... I've waited a
long time to announce this, and I'm not exactly sure why. Perhaps it's
the whole "high schoolish" quality that this 'net entity seems to emit,
or perhaps the fact that everyone and their sister's pet monkey have
one, but smbfc.net officially have a Myspace account. I know, it's
located at the top of the page, but there you have it. We're officially
"blogging" it up, and we're "posting pics" and "bulletins" galore.
Surveys should be coming out in short order.
Oh, and we hope you had a happy Judgment Day.
New Jersey Report Updated
Tuesday June 27th, 2006
Jason gives us his last entry as the traveler in the Jersey Report
section. Hope you enjoyed it!
Also, we're going to see Superman Returns tonight. Possible review
New Jersey Report Wednesday June 21st, 2006
Jason (Mechanic Jay) and Lisa have been doing a reverse-Oregon Trail
style journey (except replace "Oregon" with "Washington" and "trail"
with "highway") from Seattle (for all intents and purposes) back to
He has been sending regular e-mails along the way, tracking his
progress. We'll update these messages as frequently as we get them, and
then I'm sure you'll get to enjoy their trip via the smbfc galleries.
Have a great rest o' the trip and see you soon!
The Jersey Report & Archives Tuesday June 20th, 2006
If you noticed when we updated yesterday, the only thing that was left
in the Archives, and very well the only thing that was needed in the
Archives, was the Jersey Report. This is a section I think we should
bring back, if only to record our ridiculous stories for posterity.
However, I've noticed some things that happen to us recently and I
think they might fit in quite nicely in there. Sad to say the Archives
went by the wayside, but it's really unnecessary when each page has its
own archives, themselves. Anyhoo, please enjoy some of the old
articles, and expect some new ones coming in soon.
The Epic Movie Update & More Monday June 19th, 2006
One of the new alterations we've made is to redesign all the pages. One
of the pages I didn't get to yesterday that I finally got to today is
the Movie Page. I also took the liberty of updating the cast list a
little bit. We also made the news archives located at the bottom of our
news posts, so you can easily click and see what news you've missed.
OH! And one other thing! I discovered a lost Mechanic Jay article in my
archives and archives of old stuff. So that's put up there. I'll
eventually get to everything, including the Ask a Girl articles and the
Jersey Reports. The latter is something I really want to revisit, since
more people have more stories that involve living in Jersey. That'll
come much later, though. I'm getting through it nice and slowly.
And finally, all the Ask a Girl articles and Ask Dr. Doom articles are
found in the Advice section, under the Mechanic Jay section. You can be
directed there (hopefully) without any trouble. Enjoy!
Some Changes Sunday June 18th, 2006
The title here really
kind of says it all, I think. We're undergoing some major changes over
here at SMBFC.net. For one, we're trying to make ourselves truly one of
the "Jersiest Places to Be." For another, we're also updating all our
old stuff, getting rid of some things, bringing back some others and
truly reinvigorating the whole damn thing. At least that's the hope.
Right now, you can only access the Links, Movie, and Archives sections
from the main page. I haven't changed those yet. Once they're changed,
you'll be able to access them throughout the site from any page (except
the galleries and forums, of course).
I'm also working on finding someone to make us a new banner. I promise
it'll be in the spirit of the old one, and our old site. You can find
everything pretty much where it was, but if you find a problem or a
kink in the works please let me know as soon as you find it. Then I can
go ahead and fix it, and we'll be that much closer to a
fully-revitalized, completely working, brand-spankin' new SMBFC.net. It
may take some getting used to, but all I ask is that you try it out.
Justin & Katherine Almeida Tuesday May 30th, 2006
It's been a few days since the wedding, and we just wanted to continue
to congratulate the happy couple on their marriage and new life
together. This calls for some deserving honors, and for some reason
they've been going out left and right recently. Now immortalized in the
"Ugly SMBFC Picture Frame of Honors" are Justin and Katherine
Almeida... clearly true SMBFC heroes!
Mazel Tov! It's a Wedding! Thursday May 25th, 2006
Didn't have time for a flashy silly graphic depicting Justin and
Katherine on a hideous frame, as I've got to catch a mini to head
upstate. But rest assured: upon my return there will be a commemoration
for the two. I just want to both acknowledge and congratulate the two
on their day of bliss, and wish them all the happiness and luck in the
News originally posted 05.15.06 - 06.18.06
Happy Graduation to Jason & Lisa Saturday May 20th, 2006
I'm happy to announce the commencement of Jason and Lisa Howe (no
relation) on this auspicious day. We wish these two great people all
the best luck the world can offer.
SMBFC: The Movie Cast Update Tuesday May 16th, 2006
I'm basically going to add two or three characters to the fake cast
list every day or so. So if you're waiting for your turn or wondering
where you are in the list, just be patient as I'm doing it as randomly
as possible. If you have any suggestions, just drop us an e-mail.
Some of the characters cast already are:
Keenan.... Kiefer Sutherland
Ben........... Chris Evans
Update Rundown Tuesday May 16th, 2006
Rundown of the updates:
1. Text in the plates are different
2. New plates
3. New sections
Jason Clements...The Man, the Myth, the Legend Monday May 15th, 2006
Jason Clements: friend, room-mate, pun-maker extroadinare. These are
some of the words you may use to describe little Jason Clements, Sal's
former room-mate of one year, one-time Horsemen cartoonist, and the
ender of the egg-joke contest during Sal's graduation. Hailing from the
American Eden (aka Hawaii), this frowy-headed Spider-Man-loving dude
web-swung into our hearts, and almost just as quickly, is about to
thwip his web one last time and head back to the land of surf-boards
and hoola girls. While I can't say I blame him, he will be sorely
Jason is graduating from Randolph-Macon College on May 27th at 10:00
a.m. Afterwards, he will pack up and move back to Hawaii to help take
care of family and nurse that English degree into a steady job of
grocery bagging. His Deviant Art account, where you can find his
sketching talents displayed in an easily-readable fashion, can be
viewed here. If you would like to wish our dear friend a hearty
farewell or a congratulatory gesture, you can find him either online on
AIM at netrat13, or via e-mail.
And before I conclude this mini-mini bio, I would like to say that
Jason has created a character that he talked about previously
submitting to Marvel Comics as a new Spider-Man-ish character, that I
believe has real merit. I believe his abilities and drive are more than
inspirational, and he would have one hell of a great time exercising
those talents in a comic book publishing house setting. If anyone has
any information that they would like to pass along to our friend Jason
that might help inflate his ego just enough to make him consider
sticking around to realize his dream, I strongly urge them to drop him
an e-mail, with your congratulations and whathaveyou, along with your
vital information. I feel I would be remiss if I did not at least try.
Just a Few Things Monday May 15th, 2006
Just gotten the sudden urge to try and step up the smbfc.net uploading
and other assorted ricketaracketa. A few things:
1. Mechanic Jay's working on some very cool shit on a couple of fronts
with regards to this site. Firstly, he's constructing a server through
which the group can access music and shit. It'll be cool, I assure you.
And there's a few other stuff I won't mention, only because I don't
want to be like "Oh this is going to happen," and then if it doesn't,
people aren't like "Hey, you said this was going to happen, and now
it's been like a year and a half and it hasn't happened yet."
2. The few changes you might have noticed are that if you type in the
url for smbfc.net (www.smbfc.net), it stays "smbfc.net" in the bar. The
same will happen if you just type in smbfc.net (without the www's).
Cool little stuff that most people don't take the time to notice, but
is really cool nonetheless.
3. We're working on a new section, which would be totally awesome. It
involves famous movies and "pwnage." That's all I can say at this
4. I am going to take the time to update everything on this site. We're
going to alter the banner, which I'll have done by a pro artist dude
that did the Horsemen Last Supper image for us not too long ago. Check
the forums to contribute to what you'd like to see it change to. We
also may have a massive physical overhaul on this site. The basic feel
will be the same, but the whole occasional broken link and randomness
may be tweaked substantially. We've been online a year now, and I'd
like this next year to see some major changes here.
5. I would also like to utilize the potential of this site by really
community-ing the hell out of it. The smbfc group isn't limited to
those in the banner, or the few who post in the forums. It's everyone
who's in that vast, vast collection of images in the Galleries. It's
the people who look at those galleries and enjoy what they see. It's
the people who contribute to our daily lives, like the girls at Roma's
who always say "hello" when we come in. It's the barbers, whether in
Denville or Warsaw, who do a thoroughly mediocre job at low cost to our
hair. It's the old ladies who flip us off at traffic lights, or the old
teachers and professors who might deserve a slashed tire, but instead
only receive a dirty look from across the street through a telescope.
It's for everyone, from us.
As such, we'll be posting other stuff here as often as it comes to me.
You got an event you want to pimp? E-mail me and let me know the
details and I'll post it. You got something going on and you think we'd
want in on it, you e-mail me and we'll talk. If you're going on a
vacation and you want people to know how long you're away, moving to a
far off place, graduating from college, or whatever else, we'll be sure
to post it here. And if I hear anything and I think it'd be something
worth mentioning, I'll post it as well.
6. Capitalizing on the whole "community" aspect of this whole thing,
I'll be doing some more personal stuff on here. Like possibly putting
up blogs, or at least linking to them. A lot of us have MySpace
accounts, and I'd like to try to bridge the massive interconnected
social network it plugs us into with little old smbfc.net. Not quite
sure what we'll do yet, though.
So there you have it. The massive update, at least in the news, that
you've probably been wondering about. Oh, and by the way, you may
notice that sometimes the Quote of the Week on the forums is more like
the Quote of the Month. This is because it's hard for me to remember
quotable things from people each week without any influence. So if
you've got a quote you'd like to submit that's somehow directly related
to us, let me know and I'll post that as well.
News originally posted 11.13.05 - 04.11.06
New Link Tuesday April 11th, 2006
Recently, we discovered that Main Street in Boonton had its own web
site, found here:
We've added it to our links page because, let's face it, it belongs
there. Also, as always, there are new pictures in the Galleries. If
anybody has additional pictures they would like to submit, please
contact Sal and mention it. We'll more than likely put 'em up.
Also, Horsemen is officially down. If you'd like to, enjoy
www.fourjackasses.com for this month, because it's the last time you're
going to see it. Instead, go to its MySpace account at www.myspace.com/the4jackasses.
It's also on DeviantArt.com at http://4jackasses.deviantart.com. Enjoy!
Links and Pics Monday February 7th, 2006
The Links page has completely changed. Check it out, if you want to
look at other sites that have little to nothing to do with us.
Also new pics in the Galleries.
Pics and Changes Wednesday February 1st, 2006
More pics in the galleries, plus new updates coming up. Expect
smbfc.net to change some. As it stands, Diner Coffee's gone. Check the
forums for notification on changes.
Happy New Year! Monday January 2nd, 2006
The SMBFC gang wishes everyone a happy new year! Enjoy ours!
Gallery Updates Sunday December 19th 2005
Seems SMBFC.net's become something of a platform for our galleries. The
only major thing that gets updated seems to be our pics, which may
account for our lack of everything else. Not like it's a huge deal or
anything, just an observation. Since we got a scanner, we've been
slowly but surely expanding the galleries into the previous years.
We'll see how far back it goes. So far we've got the end of the summer
We've got pictures from the holiday party at Tiffany's place, and some
caps from the Diner Coffee premier. Hope you all enjoy.
Thanksgiving IV Pictures Updated...Finally! Thursday December 1st 2005
The pics from TG4 are up! Check 'em out. Two albums' worth.
Gallery Updates Sunday November 13th 2005
New pics in the galleries.
News originally posted 10.12.05 - 11.09.05
Late Updates, Diner Coffee Premier, and Gallery Updates Wednesday
November 9th 2005
Sorry for not updating too frequently. I understand this is usually the
first place people go to when they want to see new pictures or get to
the forums or whatever, so I apologize for not keeping up with my usual
Anyway, we have some new albums in the galleries. We have the whole Tim
visit chronicled for your enjoyment (with reverse Star Wars references
as titles, to boot!). We also have this past Halloween party all set up
for you to enjoy. Lots of laughs and kickass costumes for you to
comment on, or just enjoy (and make your desktop wallpaper).
Nothing much is too new at the moment. Certainly nothing of any major
photographic significance since October, but TG4 is just 'round the
corner, as they say. Also haven't seen any new movies, so there aren't
any reviews up in the Soapbox. And things have gone relatively smoothly
and without uproar, so there's very little ranting happening of late.
Which probably means we're due, don't you think?
Diner Coffee, my new (and first) movie comes out on December 17th at
the Darress Theatre in Boonton, starting at 7 p.m. Seating starts at
6:30. The address will be at the end of this post. Bring whoever and
how many ever you want, but please send me an e-mail so I can approve
your number of guests (email@example.com) . We'd love to have you,
but I want to have the right number of people on the list, so just let
us know. To find out more, click the Diner Coffee license plate on the
left, there. So that about covers it! You'll get more regular updates
when we actually update stuff. See you soon!
The Darress Theatre, 615 Main Street, Boonton, NJ 07005
New Shit in the Galleries Wednesday October 12th 2005
Like the title says, we have a couple of new additions to the
Galleries, and that's about it. Really boring lately, as folk are
either busy or whatever they're calling "being busy" these days.
Serenity is tanking in the box office, so I advise anyone who hasn't
seen it to go out and see it. Really enjoy the crap out of it. Then go
see it again, and again, until you see it again and you're like "OK, I
think I've seen enough." Then when the DVD comes out, you'll be like
"Oh my God! The DVD! I gotta get me some of that!" and then you buy it,
and then you watch it until the damn DVD wears out, and then you're
like "What a spaz I am! I wore the damn DVD out! What is wrong with
me?!" and then people will come over and be like "Dude, I heard you got
the Serenity DVD!" and you'll be like, "Yeah, but I'm a spaz and
watched it to death," and they'll be like "Oh," and make another
friend, a friend with a non-damaged copy of the Serenity DVD.
Anyway, go see it. It's really bitchin'. FUCK STAR WARS!
News originally posted 07.19.05 - 09.13.05
Serenity Review & Gallery Updates Monday September 13th, 2005
Saw an advanced preview of Serenity, and Jason had a birthday this past
Saturday! Exploits of said birthday can be found at the link above.
Gallery Updates Wednesday September 7th 2005
Two things of photographic importance occurred surrounding a nice
portion of the SMBFC crew, and they're featured to some degree in the
galleries. The first is the last minute Labor Day BBQ at Sal's house,
and the other is the Serenity screening, to which a few of us managed
to gain admittance. Also some updates in the Wedding Album.
New Mechanic Jay & Gallery Updates Friday August 12th, 2005
Well now! Looks like Mechanic Jay's finally back, and he's all lubed up
and ready to dispense some gentlemanly love and automotive advice.
Stacey's birthday party was last night (though her actual date of birth
won't be 'til Sunday), and we got some fun snaps of the event. Roma's
and Chris' place. What could be better?
Gallery Updates Monday August 8th, 2005
Had a bitchin' time over at Erin and Peter's. Share in the fun in the
War of the Worlds Review Monday August 1st, 2005
Sorry for the late review, but the Soapbox now unveils one writer's
opinion about the recent summer blockbuster, War of the Worlds!
Gallery Updates Satuday July 23rd, 2005
Sam's snaps have been added to the Galleries, in the Arrival album and
the Last Day album of the Virginia shore trip visit bunch. Hope you
Soapbox Format Change - Wedding Crashers Review Tuesday July 19th, 2005
For those of you who are not familiar with the Soapbox, it's a method
by which all members of the SMBFC community can thoughtfully,
concisely, and grammatically boast their opinions and rants to the
internet masses that frequent the site. As the original members know,
we nixed the Movie Bites section because, well, we don't see movies
that often. This is going to change. From now on, Soapbox and Movie
Bites will be merged into the Soapbox, where movie reivews and rants
will be one and the same! We hope you enjoy the new format, and the new
News originally posted 04.08.05 - 07.19.05
Brand Spankin' New Galleries Tuesday July 19th, 2005
Finally got some FrontPage action on my home computer, after a long,
long lapse in SMBFC updates. Consolidation can be found in these new
galleries, where you can view the actions of the SMBFC crew's every
event from November of '04 to the most recent happening in Jersey this
There are currently over six pages of photo albums, so don't be fooled
by the first page and its tricky navigation. Each picture can be
commented on, meaning you can provide your thoughts, memories,
criticism, or personal witty caption to each and every picture therein.
You'll know a picture has been "commented upon" when you see a red
asterisk next to it.
If you have pictures that coincide with an album therein, or feel you
have appropriate pictures or would like to see certain pictures in the
new galleries, be sure to contact me and let me know either a) you have
pictures to submit, or b) you'd like to see an album that isn't
The old galleries will still exist in a type of limbo state, where you
can see the most recently updated pictures from that time, which I
believe was May 28th.
Revenge of the Sith Tuesday May 24th, 2005
Here is a poster to depict how I really felt about Episode III.
Updated Galleries Monday May 9th, 2005
We've got some new pics up on the Galleries, so if you're so inclined,
keep checking them out! In order to make room, we need to remove some
of the albums that are on there already. If you'd like those pictures
for your own personal use (keep it clean, folks!), contact me and I'll
consider sending them to you.
Another New Soapbox Wednesday April 20th, 2005
Sal's got a rant on his recent trip to an awards ceremony.
New Soapbox Friday April 8th, 2005
Sorry for the late update, Jay! And sorry to everyone who's been coming
here for the forums and hoping to see some kind of update. Horsemen's
been taking up a lot of my time, plus all the school crap. You know how
it is. But SMBFC is still alive, baby! See you soon.
News originally posted 02.07.05 - 03.11.05
Links are Up... Sort of Friday March 11th, 2005
The Links page is sort of up. While we wait to get all the other sites
back on track, I took the liberty of making the links page much more
personal. That's the route we're going to go down with smbfc.net now. A
personal one, full of... sharing.
Wasteland Tuesday February 22nd, 2005
Man, we're just full of apologies lately, huh? This one's for not
updating the site for sometime, now. Horsemen's been taking up some
time, as has working on Diner Coffee. The populous of SMBFC.Net has
also been pretty busy, from going out of state for weeks at a time to
leaving the country for months at a time. Still, people are visiting
the forums like they have a bad addiction and we're the only pusher for
miles, so that's good. It didn't sound good, but nonetheless, it's
While this has all been going on, you should stop by the forums and
register! And when you're done registering, have fun posting with the
ridiculous masses on the board. Also, show some love to the folks who
make Horsemen. The comic's updated every Tuesday, so that means the
third, newest, comic is up today! You can check it out here.
Also, since the Links page is a little busted, we took it down until we
can fix it up. I just have to dedicate some time to fixing the banners
and removing them for text. Yeah, it'll be much less interesting, but
at least you'll get linked. For now, though, it doesn't do anything.
Also, thanks for coming to the Galleries. I get an e-mail every week or
so, and people check us out all the time. It's a nice piece of news to
get at the end of the week.
Forum Problems Monday February 7th, 2005
Sorry about the lag some of you may be experiencing regarding the
forums. You might be getting a message that says something about the
server being busy. They're fixing the problem; the server's overloaded,
so you'll get blocked once in awhile. They're working to fix the
problem, but we don't know when they'll be working consistently yet.
Just sit tight, and the forums will eventually start working for you.
I'd like to offer my personal apologies about this.
News originally posted 12.06.04 - 2.04.05
We're Back, Baby! Friday February 4th, 2005
Christmas has come and gone, the New Year came and went, and now it's
February and SMBFC should be right back into the swing of things. You
can expect the forums to be hopping a bit more than they did this
break, at least. We'll still try to get you the same tradition of
excellence that we've managed to give you this past year. That's right,
folks. We missed the first anniversary of SMBFC.net. We've had some
good times, and we've evolved quite a bit since then. You may notice a
few changes, but I think they're for the best.
And don't forget to check out Horsemen, since the new web comic and
animated short will probably be coming into your homes via the internet
sometime in the next couple of weeks.
Also, the Galleries have been updated. Check out how Christmas went for
those of us who got together this season.
Horsemen Moves! Tuesday December 14th, 2004
The Four Jackasses of the Apocalypse officially have their own web site
now. You can find them directly at FourJackasses.com, or be linked from
here at SMBFC.net! Eventually you'll find the comic strips and the
finished cartoon, whenever either of them get started or finished. In
the meantime, enjoy the stuff we'll put up!
Also the news was archived. Finally.
Updates Thursday December 9th, 2004
The Diner Coffee section is updated. Sorry about not having much news
and info on the main site lately. We'll have some big news regarding
the status of Horsemen, our cartoon, pretty soon. Eventually the
Horsemen section we have right now will eventually turn into its own
site, which will be linked from the same spot it's being linked from
now. Our little site's growing up so fast!
Also, thanks to all the people who have decided to join the forums.
Glad to see people are joining. Post! Participate! You made a login,
now go ahead and use it!
I got some of my Christmas shopping done the other day. I still have a
ways to go, but it's nice to see wrapped presents on my dresser and
still have some money in the bank account. Still, it feels like my
debit card is lighter for some reason. How depressing. Still, Merry
Christmas! See you in two weeks!
SMBFC 1K! Friday December 6th, 2004
We've passed a thousand hits on the site! That's really impressive, and
actually pretty nice to think about when you consider how the hit
counter was only added a couple of months ago.
Oh, and Sal got his WS_FTP abilities back for no explicable reason.
News originally posted 11.19.04 - 12.03.04
Diner Coffee Gets a Page! Friday December 3rd, 2004
I decided that Diner Coffee coming along the way it is, I should make a
site dedicated to the film itself! So enjoy the Diner Coffee page for
all information about this little flick, scheduled to film this
Thanksgiving III Pics Now Online Wednesday December 1st, 2004
Thanksgiving III was a smashing success! Thanks to everyone who came,
everyone involved, and everyone who contributed! Makes you wonder how
Thanksgiving IV is going to turn out. In the meantime, enjoy these
stills from the actual event.
Also, it's the first day of December, which means you only have 23 more
shopping days until Christmas! Or if you're Jewish, your heathenous
Christian friends have a little more than three weeks to get you a
Happy Thanksgiving & Horsemen Update Tuesday November 23rd, 2004
SMBFC.Net would like to
wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving this year. So... Happy Thanksgiving.
Apologies Friday November 19th, 2004
My uploading software has been crappy lately, so I haven't been able to
update anything since last Tuesday. I don't know when we'll be able to
update again, being as how Randy-Mac is the crappiest college on earth
when it comes to internet connecting. In the meantime, here's Irene's
newest Ask a Girl column, and I have to give her major props for her
work. She did research and really did an awesome job. Tell her so when
you send her next question.
More updates coming soon, folks. We're taking your suggestions on the
News originally posted 10.02.04 - 11.11.04
Gallery Update Thursday November 11th, 2004
Well, after a hellish day yesterday, I decided to unwind by getting
some stuff done like picking up my car, balancing my checkbook, picking
up my train tickets for Thanksgiving, and updating the Galleries. Now
we have the beginning of the Summer of Sal, 2003. Remember? You will,
after checking out these pictures.
Changes Tuesday November 9th, 2004
We're working on making the site the best it possibly can to the best
of our abilities. Jason and I are working closely together to make the
site work the best and suit both our visions. As you can tell, the
banner is an amalgam of the old and new ones, to bring you our best pic
yet. The rest of the pages will be the stuff you're used to until we
can figure out a new way to do them. I tried fitting the new pages to
the old style and it looked... disastrous. Therefore, we're going to do
everything we can to make it work the best while still bringing you the
best from SMBFC.net. Please bear with us and enjoy what we've got.
Ask Dr. Doom! & Projects Monday October 4th, 2004
It's been two weeks, and you know what that means! Doctor Doom has
returned and he's graciously offered his powers of observation and
insight to give us the newest installment of the revamped SMBFC's Ask
And remember! In two weeks, Mechanic Jay! Send in those questions.
Projects section updated.
Counter Sunday October 3rd, 2004
We added a counter to the site. Jazzing it up a bit, I guess.
Projects Saturday October 2nd, 2004
The Projects section is updated and archived. Also, we've added a
Horsemen Gallery in the Projects to showcase all the kickass art we've
News originally posted 9.29.04 - 10.01.04
New Soapbox Friday October 1st, 2004
Keenan's brought us a new rant, which he may update regularly.
New Links & Expectations Thursday September 30th, 2004
We added two new friends to the Links page. If anybody can think of a
better image for the Links banner, I'm all ears.
Sorry about the confusion. Dr. Doom's page should be updated on the
fourth, which would be just within the two week time frame. And on the
18th, we should have Mechanic Jay!
Also, Keenan's got a rant brewing. He suggests it will be a randomly
updated routine of his. We should expect it sometime today or tomorrow.
And finally, soon it will be too late for you to register to vote, so I
recommend anyone who has waited this long will lose the lecture if they
fill out the form, print it out, and mail it in pronto. As such, we'll
be getting rid of the button pretty soon. It's kind of sad, since our
button's been up for quite some time. I hope you get the most out of
it, and that we helped in some way.
New Projects are up too.
Let the Whoring Begin Wednesday September 29th, 2004
After calculating the costs of Diner Coffee, the film we're shooting
this January, and the continuation of Horsemen, I decided to install
this little button at the bottom. Now people can make donations to the
cause, whatever cause that may be. It also can help costs for upkeep of
Archives have also been updated with the old news.
News originally posted 9.23.04 - 9.28.04
FAQ You! Tuesday September 28th, 2004
O.K., O.K., I know Ask Dr. Doom isn't updated yet. Just hang on. He's
really busy. He'll get to it soon.
In substitution for a new Dr. Doom, enjoy our new Frequently Asked
Questions section! Yeah, that's totally worth not having Doom updated
Ah screw it. I'm not here to please you. Whatever.
Wedding Bells, Projects, & New Link Saturday September 25th, 2004
Congratulations to Wendy Wright and J.J. Koczan, now officially Mr. &
Mrs. Koczan! Happy... getting married... day, I guess. Enjoy your
entire lives together, you two. About damn time.
Projects and Links updated.
Spread the Word Saturday September 25th, 2004
I've talked to the main contributors of the site, and many of them
agree that SMBFC.net is way better than before. We're more efficient,
we're updating regularly, and we look snazzier than ever. But the
biggest thing we could do is try to get the word out about this place.
Monday the new Ask Dr. Doom is due, and two weeks after that it's
Mechanic Jay, followed two weeks later by another new Ask...A GIrl,
with Irene doing a fantastic job (she received a real question less
than a day after her column opened)! Let's make this thing worth
wanting to update every two weeks, though! Link us in your profiles,
tell your friends, register and post on the forums! I guarantee the
more people who come and contribute, the better the site gets.
I also just want to thank everybody, old and newcomers, for posting on
the forums. It's great to see familiar and friendly net-handles on the
boards, and always a welcome sight to see new people coming into the
fray. Feel welcome to post and start your own topics. It's a nice time
waster, and a reason to get up and check stuff online in the morning.
So keep on posting and spread the word!
Projects Section & Archives Update Friday September 24th, 2004
The Projects section got a big-ass update, and may result in a new
section on the site. This may in fact be a turning point for the site,
moving it into a more mainstream light, doubling as our own community
and the company site. We'll need a company name, and I'm taking offers.
My thinking might be just SMBFC Productions, but we'll see. It's really
in the "just thinking about it" stages. We'll update you further in the
realm of Horsemen in the Projects section.
Hooray... For Me! Thursday September 23rd, 2004
Remember that funny news I potentially had? I can report on it now!
Thanks to a bit of "inside information" regarding a contest with a
certain music store in Parsippany, I learned that if one were to draw a
picture about Star Wars and submit it to them before Monday the 20th
and it was selected, the artist would receive a free boxed set of the
new Star Wars Trilogy DVDs! Since one prerequisite was that the artist
had to come into the store and submit his or her work personally, I was
met with a problem.
Fortunately for me, I have my darling sister Jenna, who through her
powers of patience and e-mail, submitted a work of art that depicted a
fictional female Jedi wielding two lightsabers, dubbed: "Beru
Special thanks for this great story and free DVD box go to my sister
Jenna, Jason Clements (for no illegal reason what-so-ever), Kim for
telling us about the contest (and a big fucking apology), and everyone
who had to hear about this ridiculous crap from me, personally. And
now, I leave you with the immortal piece.
Don't mess with Jedi Master Beru Bluelighter.
News originally posted 9.9.04 - 9.21.04
Go See Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow... Today! Tuesday
September 21st, 2004
The movie fucking rules. Go see it. Also, there may be a funny update
coming tonight or tomorrow. In the meantime, go see this movie.
First 'Ask a Girl' & Archives Update Monday September 20th, 2004
Just in time for the deadline, Irene's brought us an insightful
discussion for those of the "geek" persuasion. Ringing in the first
advice piece for the newly revamped SMBFC.net, welcome first-time
advisor Irene. And stay tuned in two weeks for Ask Dr. Doom! Keep
sending your questions and we'll keep answering them.
The Archives section has been updated once again, this time documenting
the original Jersey Reports. Check them out in all their old glory.
Remember, folks: they're all true. If they were made up, what would be
"Projects" Section Added & Links Updated Saturday September 18th, 2004
Welcome a new section to the site: Projects. Here you'll find a sort of
blog regarding all the projects that concern the folks at SMBFC.net.
Specifically you'll find updates regarding Sal's film Diner Coffee, set
to film in Boonton, NJ this January. You'll also receive updates on
Horsemen, a kick-ass cartoon series in the works from Sal Crivelli and
We also updated our links page. We're going to be getting more
publicity from a legitimate business, soon. Now that's a scary thought.
Archives Update Tuesday September 14th, 2004
We updated more of the old stuff. Mechanic Jay and Doctor Doom articles
can be found in the Archives.
Soapbox Update Sunday September 12th, 2004
We have a new Soapbox up and running, just in time for the beginning of
the week. Real conversation; fake facts.
Changed the Whole Freakin' Site Thursday September 9th, 2004
Welcome to the brand-spankin' new SMBFC.net!
everything's fresh and new. We've got writers and graphics, ideas and
all kinds of other crazy crap up the wazoo! Clearly we've condensed
some pages. Ask Doctor Doom and Mechanic Jay no longer have their own
separate pages, much to the chagrin of both parties. We think it'll be
easier for them to have a deadline, and for people to get into the wide
variety of advice we're going to be supplying from now on. Welcome
Irene, our head columnist for Ask...A Girl! This is the newest advice
section that has warranted our merging of columns. Expect each section
to be updated every two weeks, so two weeks from today we should see
Irene's column, two weeks later we'll have Doom's stuff, and then two
more weeks later we'll have Mechanic Jay. And the process will repeat
so on and so forth as you can imagine.
We also removed Movie Bites from the site completely. I'm sorry to do
it, because it has a special place in my heart. However, we've found
that Movie Bites can be best pursued through our forums, which if you
click on the left you'll be able to see. Join up and jump in on the
fun. We've got all kinds of sections in there, ranging from Movie Bites
to Future Projects, to Chris's own Political Ramblings. Don't be a
stranger. Make SMBFC.net a community.
Don't fret! All our old sections and archived stuff will not be
completely deleted. Currently I'm working on compiling all the old
stuff into the new Archives.
Expect every section to have a two-week updating schedule. Once we
start missing those deadlines, then you can start complaining. In the
meantime, the site is running much more efficiently. We hope you enjoy
the new changes, and to those newcomers, we hope you continue to visit.
SMBFC.net continues to be the Jerseiest place to be. Thanks for making
it what it is.