[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Da Sports Show salutes Da Fans
In our first season, Da Sports Show garnered fans from near
and far, constantly amazing friends and foes alike. This page is a long
overdue tribute to some of our many viewers and backers, the very people who
demanded Da Show and brought us back to life on ISP-TV!
Enter Da Fans!
Ladies and gentlemen, this is Ton Thole (seen here in a picture you'll
find on his web site). We
saw Ton trying to tune in to Da Show soon after we first aired. As we chatted
we learned, much to our amazement, that Ton is from Holland! It was then that
we realized the global import of our humble webcast. Ton was one of the first
people we sent a mousepad to; as he politely points out, "I love the mousepad,
but I don't use it indoors because it smells like cheap rubber."
Unfortunately, we don't see Ton on the air too much any more because his
Internet provider now prevents Cu-SeeMe access during evening hours. But we
still get the occasional email, and how could we possibly forget his
Carol Slezak teaches a 6th grade
class in Winona, Minnesota. She is the only human who understands computer
technology in her school (see the web page) and, even
though her class will kick butt in the next century, she still had to get a
summer job at the local car wash to make ends meet. Carol has appeared on the
show more than anyone else ever has, and her class was nice enough to send us
all kinds of neat stuff, like a Winona Football T-Shirt, hand-painted cards,
and other lucky charms. Now when we hear the name "La Toya," we don't think
We knew we were on to something when the Cu-SeeMe cognoscenti started to tune
in to Da Show. Witness the lovely and talented Batwoman (known on her IRS return as
Amanda Wolf). You should really go to the Batcave right now and find out
just how much fun people in Cincinnati are capable of. (Pictured here from a
screen capture during Da Show.)
Alex Vu is the coolest kid in Dublin,
Ohio. While his shop teacher steps out of the classroom to smoke a few Kents
and figure out a way to sell textbooks on ash tray modeling, Alex does nothing
short of wire his entire school district to the Internet. Alex is also the
winner of our Modem Heave contest! Da Masta has
but one regret: telling Alex about CU-Doodle. (Pictured here from a screen
capture during Da Show.)
When "Photo" Phil Stauder tuned in to Da Show with his
jaundiced-eye view of the world and his heartfelt display of pictures he's
taken of the sports great and near-great, we were impressed. We were more
impressed to learn that Phil got his hands on a broadcast-quality color
camera, and became the first person to tune in to Da Show IN
COLOR (as seen here, an actual screen grab of Phil on Da Show)! If
you have a photography job for Phil, send him some email. If
you're just getting more information for the Photo Phil Fan Club chapter
you're starting in your neighborhood, go here, scroll
down a little, and get a quick biography!
Nebraska is more than wheatfields and big time college football. It's also
the home of the Wilcox
Public School System. We caught Jane Blum (pictured here as
seen on Da Show) goofing off, I mean, researching the use of CU-SeeMe in the
academic environment. Who is that dude on the left though? We ashamedly
admit to forgetting the name... but I remember that he has family in
Massachusetts... he's cool, and one of the WPS staff.
Over the year, we've had so many people pop in to Da Show. We got permission
to use their images, even if we didn't learn a lot about them (or, more
correctly, forgot what we learned). So, without further adieu, here's a
gallery of folks who have helped make Da Show great in its brief history (all
taken from actual appearances on Da Show):
Aaron builds things at RIT that blow stuff up real good.
Ben is from Paris, and he's thrilled about it.
Take off, eh! It's our favorite hoser from the Great White North, Rose.
That's Ho. Not the poster, silly, the guy in front of his computer!
This is Jason. He works for the government, making things that blow stuff up.
This is Stacy. She works with Jason. She makes things that blow stuff up,
too. What a demographic.
This is Rusty. He works with Stacy and Jason.
When Rusty heard our theme music, the boy started to breakdance.
If you ask us, this beats $573 for a toilet seat any day. Pump up the
Katsu is another of our friends from Japan. Da Show is big in Japan. Big.
We don't know how Ed Harris could possibly have lost the Academy Award in
1996. Ed did tell us that showing his picture on Da Show was "his finest
What more can we say about Dmitry? He tore town the iron cyber-wall and
became our first Russian viewer. Dmitry got his mousepad, da!
Thanks one and all for tuning in to Da Show. You make it happen. We just
talk real loud.
© 1996 Reservoir Software and Mandingo Productions, Ltd. All Rights