The last two and a half weeks have been pretty rough. I’ve been contending with a lot of serious work to do, moving to a new city, and the fact that regularly posting something here is just hard. As a result of all these excuses, the last three weeks have seen so little content here that I’m sure we’ve lost our precious tiny audience. This has led to a new development which kind of becomes a sort of good news / bad news situation.
The bad news is that I’m going to be losing a certain amount of creative control. I know what you’re thinking. Without you, where will I get my fix for dumb jokes and ideas? you might be asking. Don’t worry, I’ll still be here. I’ll just be getting a little, let’s just say help.
Since I started this website, in 2005, it has existed as the centerpiece of my online company, DenyConformity Media. What you may not know is that a few years ago, not long before the site’s big April Fool’s Day relaunch, my company was bought out. A large, mysterious corporation moved in and put forward a pretty hefty investment to own this mighty empire. It turns out that I might have made this bed for myself, in fact.
Back in 2006, I wrote an ill-conceived post about a job I had. It was mainly about some interesting names I had found in a Purdue database. The last name I found belonged to one Harland Fankboner, an Purdue graduate from way back in 1901.
Well it just so happens that this enigmatic corporation which wholly owns yours truly goes by the name of Fankboner Industries.
Is it a coincidence? Of course not. As I was told (or at least what I’m allowed to tell you) is that my benefactors wanted to maintain a silent role in ensuring DenyConformity.com maintained a “more intentional drive for integrity” and that it became a “more interesting place.” Until now I had to follow their directives (such as not talking about their namesake anymore) without acknowledging their presence (or even their existence). I had to keep that up until now.
The new DenyConformity.com was a bit of a “last straw” scenario for my benefactors. Either I succeeded in finally making this little arm of Fankboner Industries finally successful, or they were going to step in and take over. Unfortunately for me, though I tried my best at the former, the latter has come to pass. Please welcome Fankboner Industries as they step in to really kick this website into shape.
What can you expect from the new Fankboner Industries Presents DenyConformity.com? We’ll just have to wait and see.