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September 14, 2006 1:33 PM   Subscribe

Why is it that crazy guys always have badly-designed web sites?
posted by MrMoonPie (61 comments total)

 
Oh my, I think you may truly have found the worst of the web, you know other than tubgirl et al.
posted by caddis at 1:36 PM on September 14, 2006


(cue 'tubgirl? what's that?' posts, followed by general hilarity)
posted by reklaw at 1:42 PM on September 14, 2006


I bet he used notepad to code that page.
posted by crunchland at 1:45 PM on September 14, 2006


Well, he does have a point.
posted by adgnyc at 1:46 PM on September 14, 2006


It's just too bad it's his head that's pointed.
posted by Zack_Replica at 1:48 PM on September 14, 2006


He's going to be so excited when he finds out he's allowed to have more than one page on his site.
posted by iconomy at 1:50 PM on September 14, 2006


It's like a blog, without the fancy blogging software.
posted by GuyZero at 1:51 PM on September 14, 2006


Zack_Replica??
Zack_Replicant is more like it!
You don't fool me, you're one of them.
posted by Floydd at 1:51 PM on September 14, 2006


Then there's the academic crazies.
posted by dmd at 1:52 PM on September 14, 2006


Javascript error on line 3488... nice.

I bet he used notepad to code that page.

Naty inline styles like that tend to be a signature of WYSIWG editors, so I'd guess otherwise.
posted by Artw at 1:52 PM on September 14, 2006


Naty = nasty
posted by Artw at 1:53 PM on September 14, 2006


Um, because they're crazy?
posted by gottabefunky at 1:53 PM on September 14, 2006


(Of course metafilter has persistent annoying javascript bugs too, if you view it in IE. I always wonder if the fact it's not been tested in IE is some rather silly way of "sticking it to The Man".)
posted by Artw at 1:54 PM on September 14, 2006


His youtube videos are... energetic.
posted by MetaMonkey at 1:57 PM on September 14, 2006


I think his hairdresser did his website in a two-for-one deal.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 1:57 PM on September 14, 2006


You have to see his show on Austin Public Access to understand. If you get the chance to see it you will understand that he is psycotic or at least that is the impression you get from the end product.

here is a link to a youtube search

posted by graham1881 at 1:59 PM on September 14, 2006


Shhh! Quiet down everyone...

Perry Logan is speaking to me.
posted by quin at 2:00 PM on September 14, 2006


One of them? Oh, no... I'm one of us! You know, the other Them. The "us" that controls the "them". Or something like that.
posted by Zack_Replica at 2:01 PM on September 14, 2006


woops... it didn't work... i was too slow anyways
posted by graham1881 at 2:03 PM on September 14, 2006


Where is the blinking text?
posted by gmcerveny at 2:08 PM on September 14, 2006


This guy needs to be investigate to see if he's part of a Republican propaganda effort.

Or not.
posted by Kickstart70 at 2:12 PM on September 14, 2006


It's like a blog, without the fancy blogging software.

I gotta say, I've always been a bit weary of blogs for homogenising the web; give me a wacky mile-long wysiwyg page filled with animated gifs any day.

Incidentally, a google search for 'welcome to my webpage' appears to be a good way to delve into such delights.
posted by MetaMonkey at 2:12 PM on September 14, 2006


Wow.
That was... um, I'm not sure what to say.
Too bad he does make a good point or two.
God, that guts looks like he's never lonely.
Wow. Nice link.
posted by squidfartz at 2:14 PM on September 14, 2006


Wow.
That was... um, I'm not sure what to say.
Too bad he does make a good point or two.
God, that guts looks like he's never lonely.
Wow. Nice link.
posted by squidfartz at 2:14 PM on September 14, 2006


Damn. Sorry, I'm new.
posted by squidfartz at 2:15 PM on September 14, 2006


I don't get it. Why is he supposed to be crazy? Because he has a badly designed web site? I suspect he enjoys the retro/weirdo vibe. Judging by his video "Bill Clinton, Beloved of Jesus," he's a funny guy (who does a great charismatic-preacher imitation) with perfectly sensible things to say (Bill Clinton prevented more abortions than the entire Republican Party)—he just enjoys saying them in a wild-and-crazy way. I got more of a kick out of him than out of many of the more technically proficient sites posted here.
posted by languagehat at 2:17 PM on September 14, 2006 [3 favorites]


Dead giveaway:
<img src="file:///C:/Program%20Files/FTP%20Navigator/html/images/Skank.gif"
alt="">
posted by spock at 2:19 PM on September 14, 2006


Maybe he's an artist in search of his true medium. Perhaps the guy needs to discover podcasting.
posted by spock at 2:23 PM on September 14, 2006


I'm going to take your question seriously:

Because they have the important mission to spread their very urgent paranoid message to the world, and things like aesthetics are distractions. Because they have confused minds, and their sites are a visual representation of what's going on inside. Because they have long rejected the yoke of conformity to what normal people do, admire, value. Because their craziness cuts them off from the social and professional networks that might help them learn how make better sites. Because they don't have the resources or the inclination, being suspicious of others, to have a professional do it for them. Because learning new methods of web design is very difficult with the voices yammering on endlessly in your head.
posted by tula at 2:28 PM on September 14, 2006


"We all know if the Democrats regain control of our government, countless Republicans will go to jail. Members of the administration may even be tried for war crimes. It's as ugly as it can be."

Umm, yeah. That's gonna happen.
posted by M.C. Lo-Carb! at 2:38 PM on September 14, 2006


Figure 1: Transdimensional lizard with nice hair
posted by krix at 2:40 PM on September 14, 2006


> The Replicans have all the money.
> The Replicans virtually own the news media.
> The Replicans can spread disinformation about Democrats at will

So, was Deckard a Replican?
posted by jfuller at 2:43 PM on September 14, 2006


It's still loading for me. Will it ever get to the point of showing me Ann Coulter picking up her coins with her hoo-ha?

You know, just for research purposes.
posted by yhbc at 2:54 PM on September 14, 2006


I don't know.

I kind of liked it.
posted by MythMaker at 3:01 PM on September 14, 2006


I think it was pretty funny, sort of like a MeFi thread that goes horribly wrong
posted by edgeways at 3:25 PM on September 14, 2006


Web Page Speed Report
URL: http://perrylogan.org/
Title: The size of this web page (1063838 bytes) has exceeded the maximum size of 1000000 bytes.
Date: Report run on Thu Sep 14 17:23:02CDT2006
posted by taosbat at 3:28 PM on September 14, 2006


I see him now and then when I flip through public access here in Austin. It's kind of nice having a lefty crazy guy to counterbalance all the right-wing conspiracy theorists (though they're always more entertaining). Mostly from what I've seen, Perry Logan just spends his time picking apart what Alex Jones has to say, as if he's some kind of influential person or something.

Still, if he is crazy, he's not a hateful sort of crazy like his right-wing analogues, which is to his credit.
posted by picea at 3:36 PM on September 14, 2006


Ann Coulter picking up her coins with her hoo-ha?

Jesus fucking Christ commish, now I've got to scrub my brain and shove needles in my ears to dull the creeping horror. Thanks. Really.
posted by eyeballkid at 3:58 PM on September 14, 2006 [1 favorite]


no bad web site is complete without someone mentioning timecube. No i will not link.
posted by MrLint at 4:10 PM on September 14, 2006


For bad HTML I think timecube has been beaten here. I mean, does timecube have code that can match this?

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That's a time-loop right there! My brain is spinning!
posted by Artw at 4:24 PM on September 14, 2006


It's still loading for me. Will it ever get to the point of showing me Ann Coulter picking up her coins with her hoo-ha?

Fuck no. And for that, I hate him.
posted by bob sarabia at 4:42 PM on September 14, 2006


Perry Logan just spends his time picking apart what Alex Jones has to say, as if he's some kind of influential person or something.

I guess Perry feels that every superhero needs an arch-nemesis
posted by Holy foxy moxie batman! at 4:59 PM on September 14, 2006


A fine right thinking citizen believing the events of 9/11 were exactly as told in government reports. What's crazy about that?
posted by rough ashlar at 5:06 PM on September 14, 2006


I liked it. It reminded me of a time when the internet got along just fine without pretentious tag clouds. This new upscale internet has nothing on the good old days.
posted by slatternus at 5:16 PM on September 14, 2006




I wasn't quite sure what I was expecting when I clicked on that, but I wouldn't say I was dissapointed.

posted by delmoi at 5:35 PM on September 14, 2006


Why is it that crazy guys always have badly-designed web sites?

What's wrong with the design here?
posted by UbuRoivas at 6:13 PM on September 14, 2006


ann really rocks that 'stache--- this guy's a hoot. gotta love local access wackies.
posted by carsonb at 6:29 PM on September 14, 2006


Garsh, here in Austin? A nut like that?

What channel's he on, and when...?
posted by rleamon at 7:22 PM on September 14, 2006


I liked it. I especially like this. A real old-school feel. The web, back when it was this amazing new toy. Retro-crush!
posted by five fresh fish at 7:51 PM on September 14, 2006


The mania evident on this man's pages makes me hope he's not suicidal when he's at the south pole.
posted by longsleeves at 8:09 PM on September 14, 2006


I kind of liked it.

I liked it too, but I couldn't figure out if it was meant to be:

a.) satire
b.) a republican conspiracy to show the left has loonies too
c.) sincere

But I think that ambiguity was exactly what I liked about it.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 9:59 PM on September 14, 2006


He seems to be in on the joke.
posted by callmejay at 5:13 AM on September 15, 2006


He seems to be in on the joke.

Bingo. And nobody's even tried to answer my question. Why is everyone assuming he's crazy?
posted by languagehat at 5:37 AM on September 15, 2006


He seems too self-aware to be legitimately Timecube-Guy crazy.
posted by Prospero at 5:51 AM on September 15, 2006


I just watched 4 or 5 of his YouTube videos (they're short). This guy isn't crazy, he's hilarious. Also, pretty damn smart.
posted by lordrunningclam at 6:32 AM on September 15, 2006


he just looks like the kind of nutjob you'd avoid at a coffee machine but can laugh at from behind your cubicle.
posted by sporky at 8:14 AM on September 15, 2006


I think he just got stuck in an adolescent phase of web page growth. There used to be hundreds of pages like that, a significant number back in the very early web days.

Hell, only difference between this and some MySpace crap is in prettiness. And wit.
posted by five fresh fish at 8:35 AM on September 15, 2006


MySpace is pretty?
posted by Artw at 9:34 AM on September 15, 2006


I'd rather hang out with this guy than the sniggering Metafilter cult. He's an authentic.
posted by johngoren at 9:52 AM on September 15, 2006


"Ann Coulter fighting off attack of Imaginary Liberal Penises."

With or without the animated gif, this is one of the finest sentences yet crafted.
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 12:26 PM on September 15, 2006


Better than 99.999% of MySpace pages.
posted by neuron at 1:23 PM on September 15, 2006


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