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couchJust a few days ago, I received this email:

Dear David Hopkins,

I am Godfrey Lau a legal practitioner and  a personal attorney to (Edward Hopkins.) I regret the manner with which I am giving you this information, but I have no other option. I wish to notify you that My late client (Edward  Hopkins.)  died with his wife and only daughter while on holiday at Louisiana USA in the August 2005 Atlantic hurricane Katrina disaster, passed away and left no one as his next-of-kin. This is also a double edged scenario. It is no tussle as I have been mandated to provide the next of kin to my late client by the bank where he has long ago deposited the funds before the bank declares the funds  non-serviceable.

I am contacting you to assist in claiming my late client’s funds because you bear the same last-name with my late client and that will make it very easy to work with you. The deceased had an account valued at about $12.3 Millions United States Dollars. We can make this claim legally without  problems, I am very sure of the success  of this transaction  if you adhere to my instructions.

If you are interested in this operation you should please forward to me your complete names, current home and cell phone numbers and mailing address to enable me furnish you with more details as regards this subject I wait to hear from you.

Best regards,
Godfrey  Lau
Principal Partner.

Obviously, I couldn’t let an opportunity like this just slip away. Here’s the response I emailed to Godfrey Lau:
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People with strange ambitions and limited means — it’s a year of Kickstarter.


Yes, I’ve moved everything from Antihero Comics dot com to That David Hopkins dot com–a new look, that’s still not completely set–but that doesn’t mean I can’t continue some old Christmas traditions. It’s the 7th annual posting of O Holy Night (trainwreck version). Share the song with someone you love.

Fun fact: Seven years is old for the Internet.

Good cheer to you and your family! Merry Christmas, Happy Rohatsu, and a Happy New Year!


Zac Crain is senior editor of D Magazine (and my heart). He produced this hilarious series of “photo comics” for D Magazine’s Frontburner blog. The comics are way too awesome to be buried in the archives, so I decided to keep my own record of the links here. I use the term “comics” loosely, but it works for me. Read and enjoy. Read more


Better late than never, but here is the 6th annual posting of O Holy Night (trainwreck version). Share the song with someone you love… then apologize to them.

Blessings to you and your family! Merry Christmas, Happy Rohatsu, and a Happy New Year!


The Happy Bullets perform “People In Charge” in front of the American Airlines Center for GOOD MORNING TEXAS. After the song, Jason Roberts is interviewed, and they mention our comic book (-43 to -26 seconds). Enjoy.


No, I haven’t forgotten. It’s December 20th, which marks the 5th annual posting of O Holy Night (trainwreck version).

Share the song with others. Re-tweet it. Sneak it into your favorite Christmas mix. Request it on KXT.

Holiday cruelty at its finest.



It’s amusing to see the shame that Nunzio and Christina exude over this post. Clearly, they are not proud of themselves for stooping so low. They even blame it on their “friend” Jeffrey. Yeah right. They each list the top 10 people they find most attractive or sexiest, complete with commentary. What? Are you in training for VH1? And of course, their list included people from Dr. Who, Star Wars, Buffy, Stargate, Gilmore Girls, and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. Christina, Nunzio, we know what you’re watching. In contrast, I have little shame. I’m more than happy to jump into this cesspool you’ve created of objectifying famous people. (Because really, who has ever done that?) And I invite others to jump in. The water is always warm.

Caveat: I wondered if comic book writers and artists could be counted as “celebrities.” It’s probably safer to leave them off. Also, no honorable mentions. April is my always my #1.

10. Jenna Elfman. Last month, April and I watched season one of Dharma & Greg. She really steals every scene — funny and quirky without being dumb. Kudos to you.

9. Felicia Day. The girl from Dr. Horrible. She is adorable and has geek cred. I can’t wait to see whatever she works on next.

8. Rosario Dawson. She also has geek cred (loves comic books). She was very cool in Josie and the Pussycats and Clerks II. She seems approachable and friendly, great smile.

7. Natalie Portman. Harvard girl. She remains the best thing about terrible movies, the Star Wars prequels and the Other Boleyn Girl.

6. Bettie Page. I had to sneak in one classic. She’s Bettie. What else to say?

5. Scarlett Johansson. She’s Woody Allen’s new “go to” girl. Scarlett does not have the humor or presence of Diane Keaton, but Scarlett was beautiful in Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

4. Drew Barrymore. If anyone fit the concept of beauty on the inside and the outside, it has to be Drew. I saw her interview on Inside The Actor’s Studio, and it really moved me. She’s all heart.

3. Anne Hathaway. Not Shakespeare’s wife, the other one.

2. Lisa Loeb. I actually met Lisa. Her music is overly sentimental, but I don’t care. Bonus points because she’s from Dallas.

1. Zooey Deschanel. April gives me such a hard time for my crush on Zooey. I think, April’s secretly in love with her too. And why not? Zooey is the epitome offbeat and beautiful, indie girl with a heart of gold.


It’s December 20th, which marks the 4th annual posting of O Holy Night (trainwreck version). Can you believe it? Four years.

If this is your first time, you’re in for a real treat. Listen and enjoy this beautiful Christmas hymn. Share the song with others. They will hate you for it.

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