On Tuesday 24th January 2012, the US Senate will vote on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). It was recently announced that Obama has come out against SOPA and that the bill is, in all likelihood, dead. That may or may not be the case, but the same cannot be said about PIPA.
I’m all for companies trying to combat piracy and protecting their property, but these proposed laws are not the answer. They are too vague, too broad and too ripe for abuse.
There are many companies against SOPA and PIPA, such as Google, Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, and tomorrow we will join them by bringing our site down for 12 hours (8:00 am est – 8:00 pm est). We may not be the heavy-hitters those guys are, or as influential, but laws like this could affect us, and in turn, affect you.
Our forums will be open during this time, and at 8:30 est, we will be conducting our 14th episode of The Pulpit of Doom so feel free to stop by and listen or participate in our discussions of the site’s top stories as well as discussing two films; MEGAN IS MISSING and TRUST.…Continue Reading
We had a couple weeks of technical difficulties so last night’s impromptu broadcast was a last minute deal and to be honest, I didn’t think we would even make it an hour. But surprise, surprise, we made it the entire 90 minutes.
In between talking about Casey Anthony’s ridiculous defense, discussions of the last couple week’s most popular stories on the site, and Hugh Howey’s 16th book, we also learned that Jaded’s virginity was worth a six pack of beer and I admitted to putting my penis in my own butthole.
I’m sure we went into many different tangents over the course of the show, including Jaded making fun of my gardening dreams, but we had a blast and we’ll be back next week for more of the same. Be sure to check out our BlogTalkRadio page for archived episodes.
Thanks to everyone who turned out for last night’s podcast, a podcast full of feces and penis. I was a bit worried as we pulled it together hours before the show as Imp was sick and I was not sure if Jaded would make it or not.
Luckily, Jaded took time out of her busy schedule busting skulls and we were finally able to get a good friend of mine, the infamous Michelle McKee, to join us and have her podcast cherry popped.
Even Kniption called in to talk about a couple of his stories before he got disconnected. So check it out and listen as we talk about some of the site’s most popular stories over the last week and why we are better than everyone else.
A big thanks to all the regulars (and guests) who showed up in the chat as well as Malq and Shadow for calling in to the show. If you listened to the live version last night, we did keep going for another 20 minutes as me, Michelle and Jaded discussed huffing paint, Michelle’s other personalities, and beer bottle enemas.…Continue Reading
By now I am sure Google has informed you that you should stay away from Dreamin’ Demon as we’ll kick in your door, rape your animals and eat your children. We are working on getting this resolved. The issue stems from how we run ads. Some pay for ad space, but we also fill slots using a self-hosted openx ad server. Everything has been fine until the day I decided to check out Clicksor and Bidvertiser. These are ad serving alternatives for sites like ours, sites whose content is deemed “inappropriate” by Google Adsense. Immediately after activating these two, Clicksor started throwing up those dreaded Malware type messages. So we discontinued them quickly after activating them. Bidvertisor faired better, with the message only showing up rarely due to certain ads they allowed, but usually resolved itself fairly quickly (we ran into similar issues with AdBrite). But it seems a combo of that and possibly the exploit in the openx software lead to Google deeming us Satan incarnate. This is not rare I found, and a lot of people have fell victim to this.…Continue Reading
Another Labor Day is here and because most see this day as the symbolic end of summer and the beginning of football season, completely ignorant of its origins, we’ll give you the Cliff Notes version of its origins. Labor Day was initially just a way to celebrate the working man and all the shit they do. First celebrated around 1882 in New York, but by 1897 a handful of states had passed some type of Labor Day legislation. That was until 1894 when the workers of Pullman Palace Car Company went on strike to protest the lowering of their wages. Soon, 125,000 workers within the American Railway Union followed and walked off their jobs, followed by around 250,000 railroad men across the country in a show of support. President Grover Cleveland and his co-horts were not happy about a large chunk of the railroad being completely shut down so Cleveland decided to end the strike by sending U.S. marshals and 12,000 U.S. troops to Chicago. Of course this ended up one big clusterfuck.…Continue Reading
Another Fourth of July is upon us and while people will use this holiday to enjoy the beer, food, family gatherings and fireworks more than they will be celebrating the day we officially gave the Kingdom of Great Britain the big Fuck You with the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, I do hope you all have a safe one. Since most of you are probably out enjoying your families and the festivities, I figured I would put together a quick post on a few stories (two from Missouri) that have been circulating over the last couple days that deal with fireworks and some of the stupid people out there who ignored the warning labels, causing injuries to themselves or others. Let the following people serve as a warning to everyone that it’s not normally a good idea to combine fireworks in your kitchen or bedroom, and never, ever put your face close to an explosive while investigating why it did not go off as planned.…Continue Reading
This was gonna be a snarky Easter post, but I was on the phone with Jaded trying to talk her down from one of her paint-huffing-induced panic attacks when we realized that we were approaching yet another site anniversary. I checked, and no shit, we just passed our six year mark. So I thought “fuck Easter” and decided I would take this time to congratulate ourselves. We had no real intention of being a site that would be coined the Jerry Springer of crime sites, but you know what? We’ll take it. With no corporate backing, no money, sporadic help, bad writing, and horrific subject matter — we have somehow produced over 3,000 articles chock full of misspellings and bad grammar as well as 124,000+ comments ranging from highly intelligent to hopelessly retarded. And that’s just the front page. The forums has almost reached 30,000 posts with 380,000 comments. Not too shabby for a few people who still have no idea how to run a site. But we enjoy what we do as much as we enjoy watching other crime sites copy our headline style, our attitude, and our site designs.…Continue Reading
This is a reminder that later this evening we will be moving over to the Disqus commenting system. If you are already a registered member of the Dreamin’ Demon (not the forums), you will need to go get you a Disqus Profile. There are benefits to this as this means your Disqus profile will work on any site using it. There are other benefits as well, such as anonymous commenting, threaded comments, voting, replying to specific comments, etc, etc. They also use Facebook Connect, OpenID, Twitter support, blah, blah, blah. We will also be adding a new Recent Comments block to the right, as well as a couple more dealing with popular comments and such. It will still be a good idea to registered with us, in case we switch back to the standard WordPress comment system. If you have any questions about this switch AFTER having checked out Disqus’ website, ask them here.…Continue Reading
This post is to inform everyone that my life is missing. I have no idea where the hell it went, but it got away from me at some point. I have a sneaking suspicion that it disappeared somewhere between the first article I published here at dreamindemon.com and my 1000th! That’s right you fucking ungrateful deviants. Morbid has posted OVER 1000 articles here at D’D as of today. If that is not one sad, sad statistic to brag about, I don’t know what is. So thanks to all of you readers and participants, it has been a very interesting experience. Hope the next 1000 are no different. And let me use this time to mention some quick site shit. First, let me remind you all of our Twitter, Myspace and Facebook accounts. Follow, Friend or whatever. Also, we got a site upgrade coming up along with some new faces joining on. Lastly, sorry for the auto Mucinex ad. Nothing I can do about it at the moment, but Jaded likes it (seriously) and does not want me to do a thing with it.…Continue Reading
Me and the kid got to thinking about what we could do this year to celebrate Halloween aside from the sacrificing, and decided on just having a horror movie marathon. The films would all be horror and would all be movies he has not yet seen. So before any of you start yelling “What about this movie or that movie?” it’s probably not on the list because he is my kid – and he has already seen it. The catch? Can we watch them all without moving from the couch. Read on to see the list of films we have chosen, and the setup we have constructed consisting of the couch, a cooler, coffee maker, computers and a microwave. All strategically placed so that we do not have to leave the front of the television aside from bathroom breaks — which we also tried to find ways out of but ultimately decided pissing in a 2-liter\shitting in a bucket are acts we would only feel comfortable doing in front of each other if we were trapped in a car buried in a snowbank.…Continue Reading
Well, I am sitting here after taking my Spawn back to his Incubator’s house and playing some Batman Arkham Asylum on the 360, and felt it was a good day to make a completely bullshit post about a very, very important subject. Me. Well, that as well as let everyone out there know that you have not been imagining anything, the posting at Dreamindemon.com has waned over the last week or so. This is mostly in part to myself and Jaded both getting sick. Jaded probably picked up something from one of the biker bars she hangs in every morning, but seeing as I am pretty immune to all known forms of illness I am pretty sure I just suffered a form of cosmic karma. So read on for a few bullshit items that have nothing to do with crime whatsoever, but fuck it. It’s Sunday.…Continue Reading
We had a situation arise recently in which a member of our forum had a 2004 misdemeanor public exposure charge revealed in our forums. Because of the nature of this site, this member was asked to leave for obvious reasons – which he did without any issues. The people who posted this info are disgruntled people banned from this site who just cannot seem to move on. Not that I blame them, as this site is the shit. But try as they might, they just didn’t get the reaction they wanted so now they are gonna cry louder. They are now gong to notify all our affiliates that we do not run background checks on our members when they sign up. They are going to tell them we somehow harbor deviants. I know, it is all quite pathetic and normally I would let this silly shit slide as anyone who would believe this is as dumb as the people saying it. But it was also a good time to not only point out how sad people are but also ask any sites or readers who may receive such correspondence, please save the messages and forward them to us via the Contact Form.…Continue Reading
Well that was a bitch. But it is done. Aside for some tweaking here and there, this will be the new layout for ever and ever and ever. We have upgraded WordPress to version 2.8. I have no clue exactly what that particular update does for you or me, but whatever, it is done. I am sure it will make all of our lives that much better. As for the graphical changes, we have made a ton. Too many to list, but I’m sure you will see them – since you have eyes and all. If you are blind, trust me when I say the site is absolutely orgasmic looking. …Continue Reading
I would like to interrupt this daily stream of filth and debauchery, and give everyone a bit of site news and update everyone on our current affairs. First off, Crimecritics.com will be closing down. But wait! Do not slit your wrists just yet, as there is a silver lining to that ominous, dark cloud. We will slowly but surely be importing the content from crimecritics to here. Like Jame ‘Buffalo Bill’ Gumb, Dreamindemon.com is morphing, changing into something beautiful but without the need for killing fat girls. So if you are interested in what the hell is going on, keep on reading. …Continue Reading
Who said that? I dunno, and I don’t care. To prove this, I will be messing with the front page layout a bit as there a few things that are getting on my nerves. So if you see some changes or glitches today, it’s just me. I will be using twitter to broadcast any changes or problems so you are welcome to follow along there if you want. Image size and positioning will be forever altered, and the Featured Box above will be taking a nap for a bit while we do some image replacements.…Continue Reading
Well this is the time of year that some card company dictated that we are to honor all women with children, if you want to or not, or if they deserve it or not. But God forbid any of you kids with mothers not fall prey to this commercialized day of crap, as no matter if you show your mother her deserved appreciation the other 364 days of the year, if you do not brave the crowds to buy the overpriced, overly-sentimental Mother’s Day card – there will be hell to pay in some guilt-trip fashion or another. So we felt it was only fitting that we join in and honor this day as well, Dreamin’ Demon style, by presenting….…Continue Reading
I really should have cleaned the house, but I kept finding other things to do…like redesigning the site. It has been discussed for a bit, especially after we set up crimecritics. So I started working on it a bit tonight. There is still some work to do with the sidebars and all our old posts, but whatever. I like it. If you don’t, stuff it. HAR!…Continue Reading