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My First Poll: User Feedback Time

Posted by thelanetrain on October 23, 2008

As I mentioned in the post below, my posts lately have been kind of erratic.  The calendar on the left will show that in the last month alone, I have posted very infrequently and on odd days and times, so to BETA test this brand new poll feature that the fine folks at WordPress have introduced, I would like to ask you, my readers, how often I should update the blog.

With that, here goes nothing:


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Personal Promotion Time!

Posted by thelanetrain on October 23, 2008

Hi everyone!

Time for some organizational stuff.  In an effort to boost my presence online and prepare for full-blown internet coverage of an upcoming semester abroad, I have decided to join Twitter.  You can access my profile here.  I pretty much just set it up so forgive me if its barebones, but if you want to follow me around and know what I’m up to when I’m not snarking it up (and consequently, why this blog has been so erratic in recent weeks), go for it.  It’s all part of my masterplan to be the next Nick Denton, or Julia Allison (*shudder*).

In the meantime, below is a video that I recently made with my fellow comedians.  It pretty much answers the question of what would happen if two of our most beloved products were merged into a single entity: sports drinks and cheap liquor.  Enjoy!

I would recommend clicking through to the video page and watching in HD if the quality on this post sucks.

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On Hiatus

Posted by thelanetrain on October 1, 2008

You’ve probably noticed the lack of posts recently.  Well, unfortunately this has nothing to do with the huge clusterfuck of a financial crisis we’re in right now, but it does have to do with other prevailing forces that are preventing me from working on the blog.  So until further notice, this blog is going to stay dormant for awhile until I can get a free moment to post.

Or better stated, this blog will no longer post daily, but probably weekly or biweekly.  At least until further notice.


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Hiatus? Oh Shit…

Posted by thelanetrain on July 28, 2008

The blog will be going on hiatus for a few days.  Why?  We’ll never tell you…

Actually, I just want to re-evaluate the format and see what’s working and what’s not.  I’ll be back in a few days with some brand new posts.

And don’t worry, if something really juicy or newsworth DOES occur in the next few days, I’ll be there.

In the meantime, enjoy Dramatic Chipmunk:

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Mailbox Check

Posted by thelanetrain on July 21, 2008

So as you may or may not be aware, there’s a little box on the upper left here called “Submit Tips” and that is my email address.  My reader mailbag has been kind of low lately and nobody ever sends me anything.

There is one exception though.  Apparently I must have picked a lucky address because ever since July 9th, I’ve been getting a ton of emails saying how much money I’ve won in British Lotteries.  I’m sort of weirded out though because I’m not a British citizen and they somehow all end up in my spam mailbox, but if I truly was a winner, then I’d be missing out on something like 18.8 million British Pounds.  Has anyone else seen this scam as well?

But seriously, if you have anything to send me other than “CONGRATULATIONS! You are the Winner of £750,000.00 Pounds Sterling!  Claim Immediately!”, I’d greatly appreciate it.

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Policy Page Update

Posted by thelanetrain on July 20, 2008

I’ve updated the policy page.  Please have a look before posting any new comments.  Thank you.

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Oh Noes! No Postings?

Posted by thelanetrain on July 14, 2008

You may have noticed that the tempo of postings has dropped significantly.  Well, believe it or not, I have other jobs other than blogging, so in order to make ends meet, this blog is going to be on hiatus for at least a day or two.  In the meantime, im sure all you tech savvy pop culture freaks can find other ways to soak up the pop culture juice you so desperately crave.  I’ll be back as soon as I can.  Promise!

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Westchester Teen Moons Crowd, Loses Respect, Diploma

Posted by thelanetrain on June 24, 2008

Its your last moment of high school and all you want to do is to make a lasting impression, right?  Well, for one Westchester H.S. graduate possible fifth-year senior, he certainly knew how to leave his mark.  The Journal News reported today that during a high school graduation ceremony, a senior received his diploma, then immediately “dropped-trou” for the crowd, students, and faculty.  Some were amused, but most were displeased, including the principal, who immediately struck back and took the student’s diploma!  Talk about a total buzzkill.

Really?  Mooning the crowd will get you another year of high school?  Very shady, but still not as shocking as this.

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Wow. Just….Wow.

Posted by thelanetrain on June 23, 2008

It’s been a banner day for The Lane Train, and its not even over yet.  We thought that getting 130 something hits a day last week was a huge accomplishment, but it’s virtually nothing compared to this.  The picture below represents our traffic over the last two weeks.  In this one day alone, we had over 3500 hits, and we’ve nearly increased our total blog hits by ten-fold.  Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of our readers and viewers!!!

UPDATE 9:47 PM:  Our official end of the day count for today was 4,559 hits!  Incredible!

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We Want To Hear From YOU!

Posted by thelanetrain on June 19, 2008

Guess What? In the two weeks or so that this blog has been actively running online , we’ve had over 650 hits! Awesome! But it looks like not a lot of people have anything to say, as most of our comments sections are oh so empty. That’s where you come in. We want to hear from you, our 10 or so loyal viewers! What do you have to say about our stories and news items? We’re not expecting you to come up with brilliant zingers and one-liners like the experts over at Gawker, but at least say something! Anything! Just make us look cool and popular!

Just click on the comments link below any post to get started, and don’t forget to send in your tips!

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