State of the Blog: Neatorama in July 2008

Hello, Neatoramans! I'd like to take a minute and update you on the status of the blog. A lot of things happened on the blog in July 2008 - and that was with me gone on a trip for about a week (betcha you didn't know, huh?).

We've added some awesome new T-shirt designs to Neatorama's online shop:

Why? Because I Said So
T-shirt combo
I Heart, Heart, Heart Neatorama
The Dangers of Teleportation by Mike Jacobsen
Chicken Oops by Kevin Cornell (New Artist!)
Type Bike by Matt Sutter
I Heart Biology from our new Science section (it's a bit lonely there now)

We've also added some extra color options for some of our best selling shirts. They're also now available in ladies' fit t-shirts (the very comfy Bella shirts):

Neatoramanaut, now in
black & dark grey
NEW! Neatorama Lolcat, in natural
Neatoramabot, now in black and dark grey

The extra income from our fledgling online shop allowed us to eliminate an ad unit on Neatorama. As of the end of July 2008, we no longer have those double underline, in-text ads on the blog's permalink pages. You may also notice that we've taken off one text link ad group on the front page.

It's my goal to further reduce the amount of ads on this blog (when we started, Neatorama had no ads whatsoever!). Hopefully, as the business grows, we'll be able to take out more ads from the blog (at the moment, though, we still need that revenue to help offset Neatorama's high bandwidth costs). So if you see a T-shirt you like, please buy one! Your business helps support this blog: Link

We added 452 posts and got more than 6,800 legit (non-spam) comments. That's a lot - and unless you read the blog every day (and even if you did), it's easy to miss some great posts. So, to re-cap, here are my favorite Neatorama posts from July 2008, in no particular order:

10 Richest Men of All Time
Really Bad Royal Marriages
Who Owns TV?
8 Strange Patron Saints
Thomas Paine (in the Butt)

     - Was it Self Defense or Murder?
     - Why Conservatives Are Happier Than Liberals
     - Which is Better: Charcoal or Gas Grill?
     - Is the "Men at Work" Sign Sexist?
     - Why Do Asian Students Perform Better in School than Latinos?
     - Replate: Share Your Leftovers with the Homeless

As always, please tell your friends about us and thank you for reading Neatorama!

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The "Why? Because I Said So" shirt sounds parent-ish. In that spirit, I offer my retort... "Why? Well, why do you think?"

It helps with one's sanity because instead of explaining everything all the time, you realize kids often ask a question even though they know the answer or can quickly guess the correct answer.
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