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September 13, 2006


It appears Fark.com is linking to the entry in which I have taped bacon to my cat. I've called my host provider to warn them. They seem confident that their series of tubes will be able to handle the madness. I suppose we shall see. In any event, if this site suddenly becomes difficult to access, now you know why.

Posted by john at September 13, 2006 03:03 PM

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Adam Rakunas | September 13, 2006 03:08 PM

Finally, the symbol with which America will unite itself: bacon taped to a cat.

Paul | September 13, 2006 03:10 PM

Good luck! Hope you don't have to pay for excessive bandwidth.

John Scalzi | September 13, 2006 03:13 PM

I get 1.5 terabytes of bandwidth a month, so I should be fine.

TheWhiteEwok | September 13, 2006 03:34 PM


Duct tape would have made you a god and probably 1/2 a man via wifey

My hat is tipped

Chang | September 13, 2006 03:39 PM

Tha's just too cool!!!

Make's me want to re-up my totalfark status.

Maybe when I have more time.

Chang | September 13, 2006 03:42 PM

Someone hotlinked the picture of Bat-wielding Krissy on there, too.

Your wife and cat have achieved major internet fame.

How proud you must feel.

Livia Llewellyn | September 13, 2006 03:52 PM

Geez! First Krissy, then bacon-on-cats - is there anything you can post about that won't get the intarwebz all up in arms?

db | September 13, 2006 03:55 PM

You know, if people can't get to your farked site, how will they read your warning/explanation?

BackAssward | September 13, 2006 04:00 PM

Here is the Link to the discussion thread on Fark.

Mr. B | September 13, 2006 04:01 PM

Farkers have clicked on the above link 9077 times
@ 1 pm CST

Impressive, Your Host is holding up nicely. You should send THEM a fruit basket.

John Scalzi | September 13, 2006 04:04 PM


RSS feeds.

Janiece | September 13, 2006 04:28 PM

Farkers have clicked on the above link 13251 times
as of 3:27 p.m. CST.

Alas, we shall be deprived of TLC for an indefinite period...

John Scalzi | September 13, 2006 04:32 PM

No, no. I'm writing. Really.

Janiece | September 13, 2006 04:40 PM

Yeah, yeah, you're writing, really. When you're not distracted by your wife, Morgan (Krissy) Fairchild, WHOM you've seen naked...yeah, that's the ticket!!


tired | September 13, 2006 05:24 PM

If the site suddenly becomes difficult to access, how are people going to be able to read your warning about the site becoming difficult to access? Well, I guess you used "becomes" instead of "became," so it's a possible future action you're refering to...

I tried using html tags for style once, but people didn't understand that my clothes were both bold and italicized that day.

John Scalzi | September 13, 2006 05:34 PM

Already answered upthread, Tired.

mental rose | September 13, 2006 05:37 PM

Greetings from a random Farkette. My cat wishes to send his condolences to your cat, after giving me a look that very plainly said, "Try it, and I'll shred all your handknits and bury your computer game disks in the litterbox. I'm not kidding."

Might wanna keep an eye out on your cat, if he's as vindictive as mine! ;-)

Gina | September 13, 2006 05:41 PM

It's worse than that, John: I linked to you, too.

Dan | September 13, 2006 05:50 PM

Man... I thought I held the time wasting crown for my conversations with toads. Taping bacon to the cat? I can't compete... I just can't.

Chang | September 13, 2006 05:53 PM

John "A wrtier" Scalzi wrote: No, no. I'm writing. Really.

Yes, that's what I say to my wife... when I'm reading the Whatever.

mofo314 | September 13, 2006 06:08 PM

...and some of us thought that the terrorists would win.

Joe Rybicki | September 13, 2006 06:24 PM

John, is this the first time you've been Farked?

Wow, that sounds dirty.

kimberley | September 13, 2006 07:14 PM

Hey, being linked to FARK ain't such a bad thing, you know? I just ordered your "Old Man's War" on Amazon. If it turns out to be as great as the reviews say it is, I'll most likely order the next in the series. Kudos to your unintentional marketing skillzz. :)

Kevin Q | September 13, 2006 07:48 PM

Hey, I said it in the comments to your to-do list: tape bacon to your cat, get nothing else done that day.

But it was good for a laugh.


JonathanMoeller | September 13, 2006 08:45 PM

Great...now you'll see *all* the genre writers taping uncooked food items to their domestic animals in hopes of free Fark-esque publicity. Betcha we'll see Tom Clancy duct-taping raw salmon to a ferret within a week.

Smurf | September 13, 2006 10:16 PM

Does it suck to write like 5 books and the big popularity surge comes when you tape bacon to a cat?

John Scalzi | September 13, 2006 10:19 PM

I find it amusing, actually.

Kelsey | September 13, 2006 10:52 PM

I'm confused...is taping bacon on your cat still considered cat vacuuming?

Drucifer | September 13, 2006 11:55 PM

I am suprised you aren't pimping your book(s) out on the page linked from FARK. Free publicity and all. Farkers have clicked on the above link 30705 times as of 11:00 PM CST.

John Scalzi | September 14, 2006 12:08 AM

The reason I'm not is because it would be kind of dickish to turn that page into a big fat ad -- people clicked in to see bacon-wrapped cats, not book ads. Pissing people off is not a way to sell books. And anyway, the books are selling fine.

Chang | September 14, 2006 06:28 AM

Dude, what about bacon wrapped books?

Smurf | September 14, 2006 09:26 AM

Good attitude, JS... and I made my comment before I saw the Bacon Cat motivational poster.

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