A Surf Report Roll Call, and Shameless Panhandling

My computer was acting kinda wonky earlier in the day.  For about an hour I couldn’t access Gmail through Firefox, yet it was working just fine in Internet Explorer.   My FTP program was doing strange things as well, and I couldn’t get a picture to upload to the server.

Then everything was OK again… all at the same time.  Who the hell knows?  Maybe the internet needed to lie down on its side and engage its blowhole?  That’s my technical analysis of the situation, anyway…

Hey, I hate to bring this up, but occasionally I’m going to ask you guys for money.  Yes, it’s come to this.  And today is one of those days.

Lots of sites offer premium sections that cost $5.95 per month for access, etc.  And I’m not going to do anything like that.  I’m just going to, you know, ask for a small contribution every once in a while.  It goes against my nature, and my sphincter is winking as I type this, but something’s gotta give.  It’s inevitable.

And what I’m talking about is… a second job for me.  Which, of course, will dominate my days off, and seriously eat into writing time.  I worry that the book won’t get finished, the site won’t be updated regularly, and everything will go circling down the ol’ crap catcher.

Oh, I don’t mind working.  I’ve done it all my life, and still bust my ass every day.  If you only knew…  But I care about all this ridiculousness we’ve got going on here, as well.  In fact, I’ve been accused of caring about it too much.  Ahem.

So, anyway.  There are three main ways you can support the Surf Report monetarily.  They are:

Buy our t-shirts.  I know I go on and on about it, but these things are pretty kick-ass and cheap… and everybody wins.  I owe a few to folks right now, as a matter of fact, and will be making another post office run tomorrow.  So, buy today, and it’ll go out tomorrow.  Dat’s right.

Buy me a beer.  This is basically a small monetary contribution, wrapped-up in an appealing beery theme.  There are thousands of you guys reading this, and if half of you sent a buck or two every month, I could forget all the second job nonsense.  Please consider buying me a beer today.  The weekend is coming.  And if you’d like to send some amount not on the beer page, my PayPal email is jeff@thewvsr.com

Buy all your Amazon stuff through our links.  It costs you nothing extra, and I’ll get at least four percent of what you spend.  There are Amazon ads all over TheWVSR, and if you click through any of them before shopping, I’ll get the commission.  So please, don’t forget.

And that’s that.  I really appreciate your support, and like I say… this goes counter to my nature.  I hate this kind of stuff (it feels like an NPR telethon), but I’m gonna end up doing salad bar maintenance at Ruby Tuesday, working for a 22 year old “supervisor,” and probably landing in jail for the stabbing of a 22 year old “supervisor,” after he talks down to me about my cucumber-slicing technique, or whatever.

Good god… the downward spiral has begun.

I’m going to leave you now with something a little more uplifting:  a Surf Report roll call.

We did this once before, and it was a lot of fun.  In the comments section please tell us where you currently live, city and state, or city and country, whatever.  And hopefully we’ll have representation from all fifty US states.

Last time, a year or so ago, I think we came up a Dakota short.  I can’t remember if it was Norf or Souf Dakota, but I believe it was the only state without a Surf Reporter.  Hopefully that’s no longer the case.

And I love to hear from you folks outside the country.  In fact, it blows my mind a little.

Please don’t cheat, I’d like for this to be accurate info.  And if you’d like to tell us how long you’ve been reading, how you discovered the site, etc. that’ll also be cool.  Also, if someone wants to volunteer to keep track of the states, I won’t turn you down.

And there you go.  I have an early meeting today at my job, so I need to sign off now, gobble down a Marlene Catheter frozen meal, and get the hell outta here.

Tomorrow I’ll tell you about something exciting that’s going to happen on Friday.

See ya then!

Now playing in the bunker

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429 Responses to “A Surf Report Roll Call, and Shameless Panhandling”

  1. I have no comment at this time

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  3. Monroe, Ohio!

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  4. Three….or perhaps twenty seven.
    Depends on how fast I can submit!

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  5. Jimbo checking in from Atlanta, GA…

    I first found the site when my coworker sent me the Ryan’s macaroni & beef story. Epic.

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  6. Iselin, NJ. Been reading Jeff for over 3 years now. Regular Amazon shopper thru WVSR!!!

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  7. Lewisburg, PA! Only an hour or so from you Jeff!

    I found the site thru a link to your excellent article on Alli……I nearly passed out from laughing at that and have been a loyal reader ever since(plus read ALL the archives) That’s right……I have no life! Hmph!

    It would be my honor to buy you a beer……..cheers!

    Nova

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  8. Clark’s Summit, PA

    Reading since near the beginning. Definitely by 2001.

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  9. Chandler, Arizona!

    I’ve been reading for at least 2, or maybe 3 years. I found you because one of my friends sent me a link to the Ryan’s Steakhouse blowout story.

    I’ll buy ya a beer! I already have 3 t-shirts.

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  10. Shirt model reporting live from San Bernarghetto, CA a.k.a San Bernardino, CA. You pick.
    I first “discovered” TheWVSR through a link on a Weight Watchers board (that relationship failed, BTW) regarding the diet pill ALLI & it’s side effects. I have been hooked and faithful ever since.
    Now I am debating about ordering more shirts (the two I ordered were worn during painting time @ my new house and are sportin’ fresh paint marks) or ordering Seasons 1 & 2 of True Blood through Amazon. Hmmmmm….decisions, decisions…..

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  11. Tallahassee, Florida, but originally from South Charleston, and I’m a DJHS alum :)

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  12. Cottage Grove, MN

    found the site about 2 years ago through a link someone posted on a Black Crowes message board that I frequent

    damn skippy!

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  13. Location: Philadelphia, PA.

    Discovered: Via Drudge link to Deadwood Fuck Count. When was that, 2005? Sumpin’ like dat.

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  14. Laina here in Lexington, KY. Don’t remember how this relationship started but it is more reliable than my marriage was.

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  15. Jackson, TN (Between Memphis & Nashville)
    Been here a looooooong assed time – since 2001, I think.
    Came here through a link at myboot.com

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  16. I’ve been reading for about two yearsand I’m coming to ya from the Shore of Lake Keystone here in Mannford, Oklahoma.

    I came across this site after reading the Alli side effects that Jeff wrote, the link is here:

    http://www.thewvsr.com/alli.htm

    I laughed so hard I had to go outside so as not to disturb the others in my office. I may have even peed a little, can’t remember.

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  17. Checking in from Florence KY (Florence Y’All water tower on I71, just south of the Natti, OH)

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  18. Some one told me that Alli made you have oily farts so I searched it and found Jeff.

    Therefore I will always associate Oily farts with Jeff.

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  19. Belpre, OH…hard by the mighty Ohio River.
    Found the site about a year or so ago thru the Ad vs Reality fast-food thingie. Great stuff and been a fan ever since.

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  20. Ok, True Blood is on it’s way….well the first season is at least. The second isn’t released yet, but still bought and paid for!
    Reading where people are from makes me miss 2 of the long-term reporters who have departed this lovely realm of WVSRland. Of course I am speaking of Jason (a.k.a TFartyMcAppleAss) & Angry White Guy.
    Let us all give a moment of silence for these two lost souls, who are restricted by work & procreation from visiting Jeff’s site.

    Now Pass the Beer Nuts.

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  21. Carmel, New York

    Carla – I had to hide in a closet at work after reading that alli story, I was laughing/crying tjhat hard!

    Jeff – Congratulations on the Ruby Tuesday job. Awesome.

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  22. Winchester, VA

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  23. Parkersburg, WV

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  24. Cincinnati

    Been reading since 2000. Don’t remember whatever it was that first sent me, but the bowl of corn sealed it.

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  25. Brooklyn, NY…originally from Cincinnati

    Stumbled upon the WVSR in late 2006 via Rock and Roll Confidential (RIP) and it has been one of my favorite blogs ever since…keep up the good work, Jeff.

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  26. I’m in Fort Worth, TX..
    I don’t remember how I found the WVSR. When I did, I read through all the archives and have been hooked ever since.

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  27. Tucson, Arizona.

    Something from fark led me here….I don’t recall exactly what. I think it was the fast food reviews. I’ve been here almost every day ever since.

    Keep up the great work

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  28. Checking in for 2 years from Holiday FL! Stumbled across after reading about the fast food comparison.

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  29. Longtime reader, occasional commenter, checking in from New York, New York (though I’m a Cincinnati, OH boy by birth). One of my coworkers in NYC hooked me on your site about 6 years ago.

    Enjoy the case of over-hopped boutique brew, Jeff. And keep Teh Funnyz coming! My next spend will be on your book.

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  30. Kitty Hawk, NC

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  31. Cross Lanes, WV. I have been reading since the very first day the WVSR went on the net. Bill in WV had told me about the old paper ‘zine and when the site went up, he sent me the link. Nothing but great stuff here!

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  32. Matt in Florence, KY. Been reading for more years than I can recall – probably about 7 years or so. I quite literally stumbled upon the site when I was doing a Google search about the record store “Sights N Sounds” that once existed in Huntington W. Va. right off Marshall University’s campus.
    It turns out that in one of your earliest printed zines that you have online, you mentioned Gary and his store, which is sadly long since gone. But the Google search found the name in issue one of the zine. Found the site that night, and proceeded to read for the next couple of hours and laughed my ass off. Been here ever since.

    Since i grew up in Ashland, Gary / Sights N Sounds was really the ONLY place you could find “college music” and anything out of the ordinary in the 80′s when I was just a kid/ teenager. He was a goofy bastard, but he knew his stuff, and had connections during a time in music where you NEEDED those connections to get anything offbeat or foreign. It’s almost TOO easy now with the Internet. That was my favorite record store for years, even after it’s demise, until I found Shake It! records in Northside in Cincinnati.

    I swear I think I ran into you at the store once years ago. The smoking fish seemed familiar when I saw it online….. perhaps the zine was at his shop?

    Anyway, damn glad to be here.

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    tom Reply:

    I went to the same record store, many times. What was Garys last name and if he still living around here?

    thanls

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  33. Wait – what happened to Jason and Angry White Guy??? I need an update fast! Well someoe already represented my state – CA – I’m in Camarillo (halfway between Santa Barbara and LA). And I, like sooo many before me, came to you because of the Alli Side Effects article. I have never laughed so hard! (Or come sao close to pissing my pants at work….thanks a lot Jeff!)

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  34. Geez Louise, if I can send Georgia Public Broadcasting $65 a year, surely I can give you a little something for the fine entertainment you offer.

    I live in Georgia. In Central Georgia in a county named after a fruit that has been a Jeopardy answer several times through the years and we’re kinda famous for. Actually somewhat affiliated with said commodity.

    I’ve been reading so long I can’t recall how I got here but I know the secrets were little boys. My husband started reading about the time of the original blue shirts I’m thinking.

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  35. Pasadena, MD, south of Balmer.

    Have been a reader very early on, 2001-02 or thereabouts. Found the site thru a search engine, of which I’m responsible for one of the phrases listed in “Phrases typed into search engines that led folks to TheWVSR.com.” Too embarrassed to mention which one. I was freaked that there was a “blog” (I know Jeff, online journal) by a dude from the Motherland (WV), as I am too and was also my same age. So, a lot of the memories are the same. Kind of miss the old pea-green forum, which is secretly still kickin’, kind of. It was a totally different vibe. Are any of the old posters, NJGirl, Ms Denise Wight, Paulo, Chris Boone, NC (Angry White Guy?), Teddy Glass, Sam Gassaway, still here under another name? I know Bill from WV is still here.

    My wife knows Jeff too well thru all my stories of him after every update. My 9 y.o. daughter still asks, “who is Jeff Kay?”

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  36. Chapel Hill, NC!
    I have no idea how long I’ve been reading…more than 3 years I think and I have no idea how I found the site, but I am damn glad that I did!

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  37. Jason has been populating GA by not leaving his wife alone & AngryWhiteGuy is no longer able to view TheWVSR at work due to IT Nazis who blocked him.
    It’s been a lonely few months with them gone. *Sigh*

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  38. Clicked on your endless.com sponsor link……a few minutes later a new pair of golf shoes is on its way to me! Yay!
    Thanks for all you do here Jeff…..you da man!

    Nova

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  39. Currently Haight Ashbury, San Francisco, California until May 19th, then Benabbio, Italy,

    Been here since the Deadwood Fuck Count (2004? 2005?) and have tried not to miss a day – even when we travel.

    I miss Scruffy the Janitor.

    Thanks, Jeff!

    Happy Wednesday, Surfers!

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  40. Reporting to yinz guys from the ‘Burgh…home of the 6 day perverted QB suspension….Pittsburgh, PA.

    I discovered this site, one-two years ago, from the Alli side effects article….which I still read from time to time because it is absolute comedic gold. I have been hooked ever since. The article really hit home because I was taking it at the time. And trust me…unless you do EXACTLY what it tells you…it’s all true. Laughed till I cried the first time I read it. Cried till I laughed the first time I farted oil….

    I look forward to this silliness daily. Everyone has their own “personality” attached to their name without knowing face’s or the actual person. It’s so cool that you get to know all the Surfers one post at a time. One big dysfunctional family!

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  41. Erin, Wisconsin

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  42. Dearborn, MI here, working (and reading the update) in the Heart of the Motor City.

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  43. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, eh

    I found the Surf Report via a Google search for the answers to the Virgin promotion “Can you find the bands and artists hidden in this pic?” Or it was an google search to another rock photo trivia game. Either way, it was circa 2004.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/garbelini/66722414/

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  44. I’m originally from New Sweden Maine but moved to good old Dunbar WV (Jeff’s home town) after one of the locals beat me over the head and dragged me home to his cave.

    The stories that Jeff tells about Dunbar are made even better by the occasional extra details from my brother-in-law David or our good friend Randy Brotherton.

    I’m not exactly sure how long I’ve been reading the WVSR but I do remember seeing a smoking fish logo on the back of Randy’s white truck and wondering what it was all about. Apparently he and Mark (the one who used to comment and give me a hard time) designed their own little tribute to Jeff and placed it on their vehicles to advertise Jeff’s site.

    I’ve had a few people come up to me here in town and say, ” I know who you are. You’re Tammie that comments on the WVSR).
    How they’ve managed to figure that out I have no idea, on account of how quiet and shy I am.

    :)

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  45. Errol, Perthshire, Scotland.
    (PH2 7QJ)

    ‘Ich bin ein Errolite!’

    I don’t recall how I found this site, but I’m glad I did.

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  46. Sacramento, Ca.

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  47. Boston, MA

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  48. Austell, GA checking in!

    I discovered the WVSR a couple years ago after a friend sent me a link to the macaroni beef story. From there, I went to the main site and became a regular reader.

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  49. Your Home Town, WV and you used to filter stuff through me before publishing it. I don’t think I ever rejected a topic that you had me review (still don’t). There was an abvious reason why you were named “Wittiest” of our senior class back in 1981 and it has developed into a world-wide phenomenal website. Congrats buddy !

    BTW-my ex-wife lives in South Dakota and I’m pretty sure she reads The WVSR, so Jill, if you see this, report in !!

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  50. Charleston, WV- originally from good ol’ Dunbar. Reading for about five years. Keep up the good work!

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  51. Call me juvenile, but today’s Further Evidence link brought me to tears. I lost control doin’ the Muttley laugh and may have soiled myself in the process.

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  52. Quincy, MA- city of presidents….really old presidents.

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  53. Harrisburg, PA
    I found theWVSR from the Drudgereport. It was something about a check to Mike Piazza that Jeff cashed or something like that.

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  54. Gainesville, Florida (Go Gators!)

    I found WVSR after coming across Jeff’s Ally translation….my office staff and I were laughing so hard at his descriptions that we were doubled over overcome with laughter.

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  55. People’s Republic of Austin…that’s in Texas.
    Gotta be at least three years…I really miss N & N updates.
    What the hell is that circus of tomfoolery up to these days?

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  56. Orange, CA. My co-worker stumbled on the Alli page one day about 2 years ago and we could not stop laughing. Then I found your link on the page and we’ve been reading this site for over two years now. Great stuff!

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  57. Union, KY

    I found the WVSR through a link from a local radio personality. It was the Ad’s versus reality page. Spent a few weeks reading the archives and have been hookes ever since.

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  58. Colorado Springs, CO

    5of 6 years.

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  59. Live in Sierra Madre, CA, read the blog in Los Angeles, CA, originally from San Francisco, CA. I too found The WVSR due to a coworker printing out Ryan’s macaroni & beef story and giving it to me.

    Late 2003 I believe and I was living in Las Vegas for a year… Four of us sat in a conference room passing the pages around as we read. We were laughing so hard that people came in and asked what we were doing. So four turned into about 11 people…

    I read The WVSR everywhere I travel thanks to my BlackBerry!

    Proud T-Shirt owner and I will buy you a beer Jeff!

    Keep it up…

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  60. New Castle Pa. ’bout 40 miles norf of the above mentioned ‘Burgh. Been here a while don’t know how I got here.
    Where the fuck is Buck? Jimmy Kuhn you still spurting?

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  61. UF Monica I go the the drag races in your town every year for the past 6.

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  62. My (PC) laptop took a crap this morning and my Mac is acting weird. Plus Verizon Webmail SUCKS!!!! Gonna get a different email provider.

    I’ll buy you a beer or twelve. Drink one for me!!!

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  63. Raleigh, NC
    One of my beer buddies at the US Postal Service hipped me to the Surf Report back in 2003 and I have been chasing Brynhildr ever since. Gawd knows what will happen If I ever catch up with her. Ok, I’m being funny, don’t take it seriously.

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  64. Fostoria Ohio here

    I found your website through stumble upon by the way of the gargoyle letters. Shit still cracks me up! I know its been a few years of reading here. Maybe 3 or 4. Not sure

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  65. oh yeah, Tuscola Illinois

    found the WVSR when Bob & Tom mentioned the How Many Fucks in Deadwood page. Been a faithful reader ever since!!!

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  66. The other Charleston…SC.

    Been reading for 2-3 years. Stumbled across thewvsr.com via a link to “fast food ads vs. reality” and have been hooked ever since.

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  67. Started reading about 10 years ago while “healing up”. Doc made me stay away from “those” sites, so I stumbled upon Jeff’s site and have been spurting ever since.

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  68. Reporting from St. Paul, MN. Got turned onto The WVSR by my friend kellyc96, who found it while googling Scranton, while we were both in NYC for grad school.

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  69. Mansfield, OH

    found it searching one day for pictures of a Nasty looking sandwich from a place called pj’s in Columbus… One reading of ads vs reality and the alli stories and I was hooked… Almost two years now.

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  70. oh – and I think that was about 8-9 years ago -can that be right???

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  71. Anchorage, Alaska – I stumbled upon here to find out more about sleep habits and dormancy platforms.

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  72. Been reading The Surf Report from the San Francisco Bay Area regularly since 2006. May have stumbled upon the Gargoyle Letters before that.

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  73. Bremerton, WA.
    Enjoying this site since 2000 or 2001.

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  74. Woah! I just saw the bunker cam pic – that is brilliant!!!!

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  75. Jeff, just an idea, but have you given thought to seeing if people here would be interested in those car magnet things that could be the smoking fish? I’d DEFINITELY get one of those! Or hats, mugs, etc.?
    Advertising is great & I’d buy all of the above if available. Just sayin’…..

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  76. Checking in from beautiful uptown Wake Forest, NC. Been reading here since the days when kenju and trinamick and metten were still regular commenters. And Erica, and Wordnerd, and when certain sidebar cartoons were ‘simply riddled with tumors.’

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  77. Oklahoma City Oklahoma

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  78. Winter Springs, FL here!
    House arrest sucks, but looking for a second job sucks harder.

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  79. Columbia,SC
    Been reading since 2003-LMAO on a regular basis !

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  80. Martinsburg, WV

    I have no clue how I started visiting The WVSR.

    Oh, and screw the Dakotas. North, South and Fanning.

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  81. Ian: I plugged “PH2 7QJ” into Google Maps, and traveled around the streets of Errol via Street View. Pretty cool looking little town. Have you been to this place: http://tinyurl.com/28tlbxp ? Do they serve fish to people sitting at a bar? Or is it owned by someone with the last name of Fish, and they serve beer?

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  82. Guys Mills, PA

    I can’t remember how I found this site but I’ve been reading for over a year, maybe two but I read all the archives so it feels like longer!

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  83. Long Island New York.

    Proud owner of a Surf Report T-Shirt
    and Click through for my Amazon purchases

    Pass the beer nuts

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  84. Biloxi, MS proudly checking in. I also proudly model my WVSR T-shirt regularly around these parts.

    Found you several years ago via the Ryans Steakhouse post.

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  85. Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England

    Got sent the link to Ads vs Reality and been an avid reader ever since!
    Keep up the great work

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  86. Beaverton, OR
    I’ve been here everyday since circa 2004. I found the site while following a link for the ‘Number of F-Bombs in Deadwood’.

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  87. Checking in from the greater Pugetropolis area, Sammamish Washington.
    Been reading for oh about 6-7 years.
    Jeff i will send you beer money if you promise to use it to try the Choklat or Creme Brulee Stout from Southern Tier Brewing.

    Peace

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  88. Rural Northeast Missouri

    I’ve been reading the surf report daily since the Ryan’s macaroni & beef bathroom extravaganza story. That’s been a while ago I guess.

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  89. Reporting from Olyphant, PA, home of the WVSR post office box number.

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  90. Elkhart, Indiana

    I have been reading for about 5 years when my boss told me about the fuck count. I started reading and have had the need to read every day since.

    I too miss the N&N stories and want to know what happened?? i can only assume they found the site and now don’t come to visit anymore which is great for Jeff but not for us.

    My family knows who Jeff Kay is because I quote you all the time. In light of that I will gladly buy Jeff a beer!!! I already have 3 shirts and fear I am bordering on obsessive.

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  91. Metro West Boston.

    Been reading the WVSR since I lived in Valdosta, GA in 2003.

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  92. Started reading in about 2001 or 2002, for some reason. Maybe it’s due to the fact that there just aren’t that many other sites out there that will treat me to a picture of a person in some kind of stuffed-animal outfit on skis drinking liquor.

    I’ve lived in Cumberland, MD, Columbia, MO, Olyimpia, WA, and now SLC, UT since reading this site.

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  93. Chapel Hill, NC checking in.

    I can’t remember how I found the Surf Report originally – I know it was to something in the “Mountain” on the old site.

    Is it possible I was linked from College Humor dot com, 4 or 5 years ago?

    I love the writing here about daily life. I work, have a wife & kids, travel a lot, and I suppose that’s one of the appealing things about this site, just the stuff I have in common with Jeff that resonates.

    I had to stop reading several times when stories about Sunshine & Mumbles or the Translucents got me to absolutely unhealthy fits of laughter – I’m talking about not being able to breathe correctly, folks.

    I have bought a T-shirt in the past and I could definitely use another one…

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  94. Columbus, Ohio… Been reading for I don’t know how long, since 2000 maybe? Is the site that old? Let’s just say a long ass time. ;)

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  95. I am with Melissa I would love to have a magent or coffee mug. totally buy that shit up. yes.i.would!!!

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  96. Meridian, Idaho. I used to work in a boring ass call center for a major printer maufacturer and got turned onto the site from the guy in the next cubicle over, it helped pass the time between calls from stoopid customers. Been reading since 2001 or so.

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  97. Lake Winola, PA

    Been reading since the macaroni and beef days, if you’ve never read it, now is the time!

    Can’t imagine life without the Surf Report!
    Hell yeah I’ll buy Jeff a beer!

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  98. By the way, have you thought about setting up a Zazzle store for WVSR merch? You can do mugs and hats and shirts and mousepads and I don’t know what else…

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  99. Omaha, NE. I’ve been reading for around 5 years after hearing reference to the Deadwood project on the Bob and Tom show.

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  100. Coconut Creek, Florida

    Heard about the site when Bob and Tom talked about the project of counting the number of Joe Bidens uttered on Deadwood.

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  101. Conway, SC
    Been reading since 05 or 06…

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  102. I live in New York City.

    I first started reading the site in 2002 or 2003 when my (now-ex) wife showed it to me. She, in turn, first learned of the site from a person that she knew from her job…the highly suspect individual that goes by the name of Mark Maynard……

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  103. Huntington, WV
    2003
    Got here by typing “West Virginia” into Google Blogs. Yes, I love my State and Google it regularly. Cheers!

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  104. Living in Clover, SC

    Work in Gastonia, NC

    Originally from central Massachusetts.

    I have no recollection of how I woke up at thewvsr.com, did you slip me that date rape drug?? My ass is a bit sore.

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  105. Columbus Ohio Here!!!

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  106. I want Smoking Fish condoms to better control myself.

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  107. Denver, CO until February of this year, when I moved to Cleveland, OH.

    Contrary to the opinions of my Denver friends, I’m very happy with Cleveland.

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  108. Melissa: WOW! I was just thinking the same about magnets with the smokin fish pasted on them!! But I refreshed and read comments first and there you were!! Weird man, weird…

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  109. Tulsa, Oklahoma

    Been reading since 2005 when a co-worker at my former telecom job told about this site. I spent the next 3 months at work getting caught up on the back issues.

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  110. Cleveland, Ohio checking in

    I think I found the site via the Mike Piazza check story.

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  111. I’m in London, Ontario, Canada.

    I’ve been reading since late 2001 or early 02. I think I first came here via Cruel Site of the Day linking to the Walmart Game, but I’m not sure.

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  112. Portland, Oregon

    Been reading for over 3 years after finding the site through the Gargoyle letters

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  113. I am Steve from Huntington, WV. I found this during the early days of StumbleUpon. I Sumbled Upon the “rules of thumb” article and have been a loyal reader ever since.

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  114. Greensboro, NC

    Been a reader before the ‘Zine when online. I still have those paper babies, Jeff!

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  115. Rochester, NY.

    Today was the first day I’ve ever heard someone say, “my butt tinkled a poop.” And it was in an office.

    I’m not sure if it was the Walmart Game or the Alli breakdown, but I’ve been a daily loomer ever since.

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  116. Rhode Island reporting in. Although I’m visiting WV right now. Been reading for around 10 years. Don’t know how I found you but sure glad I did.

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  117. Suburbs of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, here, and have been a reader for so long that my first t-shirt is the navy blue, smoking fish version! I think I found the site via a link to Macaroni & Beef.

    Longtime listener, many-time commenter!

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  118. Minster, OH reporting in. Found the site through a Fast Food vs Reality link somewhere.

    If no one else gets around to it, I have to be in the office for four long hours Saturday morning and I could get your poll tallied up.

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  119. I am from a little town called Peotone, IL. About 30 minutes South of Chicago.

    I have been a reader for about 4 months give or take and discovered the site when I was looking up reviews for Alli. Thanks to your review Jeff, I quickly decided not to buy Alli to shed those stupid extra pounds.

    Thanks Jeff, you’re site has been uplifting me at work for months :D

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  120. P.S. I miss Danny Maverick.

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  121. Pittsburgh, PA, formally from Philly.

    I’ve been here roughly two years, give or take a few months. I came on board, like a lot of people here, after a friend sent me a link to the screamingly hilarious Alli article. Jeff, you owe me a kidney.

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  122. Austin, Texas. I have been reading since 2002. A co-worker told me about this site and I’ve been hooked ever since.

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  123. Anaheim, CA. Always for . . . well a few months shy of my big 50.

    IT IS NEVER A DOWNWARD SPIRAL TO BE WILLING TO SUPPORT YOUR FAMILY DOING WHATEVER.

    Always in the back of my mind, is the knowledge that I might end up slingin hash at Denny’s if I am ever “let go”. Considering I basically started “slingin hash” at Carnation Restaurant at Disneyland many, many, many years ago.

    And ya know what? I think I would still enjoy it. It would physically kill me probably but I would do it to pay the mortgage. (And would also try not to kill the 22 year old night manager while struggling to speak whatever language with everyone else who worked there)

    Bravo Jeff! Am going to go buy you a beer! Thanks for yoursite.

    Found you via your Alli critique. Laughed til I cried. I have used Alli to help me lose 27 pounds and only needed brown pants once.

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  124. Oh, and Bikerchik, love the post!

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  125. Stuart, Melbourne AUSTRALIA
    Been a fan since 2001ish, once again found through a search engine but can’t remember the phrase!! That’s my story and I’m sticking to it

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  126. Waltham, MA (Birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution)

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  127. G’day from Wellington, New Zealand

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  128. Bought the beer. Will show up as Becki or Rebecca.

    Coffee mugs would be cool!

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  129. Checking in from Whiting, NJ, 08759.
    Seems like I’ve been reading this “blog” forever…
    Good stuff!

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  130. London, Ontario Canada.

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  131. Coffee mugs would be cool but I do believe that those bottle cozies that cover your beer can or beer bottles would be even cooler….and it would keep things cooler too. How cool is that?

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  132. Richmond, Virginia

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  133. Say, wasn’t there a WVSR Frappr map with our locations and pictures?
    I’ve got the bookmark around here somewhere.

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  134. Spokane, WA
    Going on 5 yrs now Started w/ Fast food Ads vs. Reality way back when.

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  135. Wyoming, Delaware! And I’ve been a faithful Surf Reporter since 2001 — brought to this site by a link on another site about the Walmart Game. I’m off to buy a T-shirt right now. thanks for everything Jeff.

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  136. Peoria Illinois

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  137. Mission Viejo, CA here (good to see The OC North represented by Becki. I’m in The OC South).

    I StumbledUpon this site 3 years or so ago–I believe one of the first things I read was the Deadwood Fuck Count.

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  138. I currently divide my time between three places (I’m crazy I know…)
    Hudson, Ohio
    Lancaster, PA
    Galveston, TX

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  139. oh and my roommate discovered it through a link to macaroni and beef. still our all time favorite story.

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  140. Little old Emporium, Pa. Got on here from a link on the Cameron County page a couple years ago. Haven’t missed a day since, afraid of missing something good. Best writing and comments, day wouldn’t be complete without this site. Thanks Jeff and everyone.

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  141. Minneola, Florida

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  142. Springfield, TN (Dark fired tobacco capital of the world) Smoke up, y’all.

    I’ve tried to remember exactly how I discovered the WVSR, but I’ve been a regular reader since about 2003. I might miss a few days, here & there, but then I have lots to catch up on.

    Thanks for making me laugh, Jeff.

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  143. Currently working/living in Oklahoma City, OK but still maintain a residence in Newport, KY.

    Been a reporter since 2002 when I lived in St. Louis, MO. I don’t remember how I stumbled onto it, but I know I was hooked pretty quick. I remember forgetting how to find the site early on and trying http://www.wvsr.com which is wroooooong. They were pretty pissed when I asked them where the link to the macaroni and beef story was.

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  144. High Point, NC

    I found the site by the Drudge/Deadwood route as several others have. I always get to Amazon from here, and have the shirts and hats…buying beer next

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  145. Rock Springs, Wyoming – Home of 56 nationalities, the 1885 Chinese massacre, and the butcher shop where Butch Cassidy got his nickname.

    Not sure how I landed here…

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  146. Oakley, CA

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  147. There’s nothing to be ashamed about asking for money Jeff, it’s the act that makes the world go around my friend.

    Hailing from Brisbane, Australia!

    Aussie aussie aussie, oi oi oi!

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  148. Big Mike checking in from Columbia, SC.
    Probly been reading the site for about 10 years or so.
    I wear my T-Shirts with pride.

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  149. Decatur, Alabama here!

    I stumbled upon the Surf Report through the Gargoyle Letters and have read you daily for about 7 years, I think (could it possibly be that long?).
    I always get to Amazon through here and trying to train the wife to do the same. We own a couple of shirts and I still have the envelope the first one came in; I think it has a hair from Black Lips Houlihan inside!

    I really enjoy your writing, so we gotta do something to keep you here entertaining us!!!! Can’t wait to buy an official autographed copy of your book when it’s published.

    Thanks for all the work you put into the site!!!!

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  150. A few things,
    Finished watching public enemies last night, not bad. A bit long for me.

    Joe Morgan is now a special advisor to the reds.

    It seems the Cincy area is pretty well represented. That’s how it should be.
    Myself, Keli Bob K, Spence, Matt in Florence, and Teresared all from the area.

    I’ll be back in town the 1st (Makin’ bets on KY Derby Day) through the 4th. Let’s meet for a drink and a group fish sighting.

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  151. Oh yeah, buy all of my amazon stuff through here, own 2 shirts I believe, and will buy some beer tomorrow.

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  152. Santa Barbara, CA.

    I found thewvsr as a result of the gargoyle letters. About seven years?!

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  153. Winnipeg, MB, Canada

    Was linked here from random forum for the ads vs reality fast food revues couple years ago…now I check your site daily. Good stuff.

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  154. Ypsilanti, Michigan

    I’ve never posted, but have been lurking about the site for a coupla years. I found the surf report while checking links at markmaynard.com, a local blogger whose site I also check almost daily.

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  155. Hotlanta checkin in, honey!

    A friend sent me a link to the Fast Foods Ad VS Reality and I have been reading ever since. Don’t know how many years now.

    I too would love a magnet for my car!

    You know what I wonder besides where we are all from? What do we all do for a living? I’d love to see a survey on that. Do we have doctors, lawyers, indian chiefs?? Who the hell reads this thing??

    Where is the beer link? Gotta have my daily surf.

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  156. Never mind – found it.

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  157. Katy, TX, though I started reading in 06 in Bentonville, Arkansas.

    how’d I find the WVSR? Hell, ida know. Lack of oxygen from laughing my way through months of archives left me with fuzzy details…

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  158. I need to do some Amazon shopping, so I will be sure to do that here. At least you can get a job…here in Roscoe, Illinois the jobless rate is like some 20% or some shit. No joke. Google 10 worst unemployment rates in the country, and we are right there. Makes me sad. Penny Pinching people are grumpy. When you can’t afford name brande detergent and socks your days don’t seem so fun anymore.

    I started “following’ your site when I found a link about your fast food reviews. Fricken amazing. :)

    Have fun tossing salads and stuff, I guess

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  159. I need that Alli link. por favor

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  160. Hudson, NC

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  161. I live in a Podunk town east of Raleigh, NC.

    I linked to you via myboot.com many, many, MANY years ago.

    I don’t order things on line very often, but my husband is the King of Amazon. I have instructed/requested that he use your link going forward.

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  162. Roanoke, VA. Originally from Buckhannon, WV. Have been in VA since ’87. First heard about you listening to Bob & Tom–the Deadwood word count.

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  163. Northwest Burbs of Atlanta, and we have a Ruby Tuesdays that could use a Salad Bar Steward.

    2-3 years of blowing snot across my screen while reading the WSVR.

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  164. Okinawa, Japan.

    I too think it was the Ryan’s blowout story that led me here.

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  165. Kansas City, Missouri.
    (There is a KC, MO and a KC, Kansas. I live on the Missouri side, which is much larger.)

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  166. Saint Louis, MO.! And yes…I LOVE Budweiser!

    I think I have been coming to the site for well over 4 years now. I’m not sure how I found it though…

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  167. Houston, TX here!

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  168. Sidney,
    I lived in STL, I love South City. I merely like Bud.

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  169. checking in from Nagoya, Japan

    I’ve been reading for about 6 or 7 years now…Since the Gargoyle letters…This is the first website I check every day. I also miss the N&N stories. I can’t remember how I found WVSR but I think it was Ads V Reality.

    I would def buy a coffee mug!

    Thanks for everything, Jeff!

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  170. Currently live in Richmond VA but grew up in Pixsburgh but went to college in AZ.

    A previous manager at work turned me onto WVSR. He said it was the funniest/most unusual blog on the web. I have spent 3-4 years trying to prove him wrong without success.

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  171. Mechanicsville, VA

    First part of your site I found was the commentary on Alli. Freaking Hilarious.

    Own an evil twin shirt. Would love to get my hands on a smoking fish shirt (you know the old-timey one). Beer cozie with smoking fish would be awesome.

    Love, love, love your blog. Google Reader wouldn’t be the same without you. I’ll buy you a beer if it will keep me from having to cry into mine. :)

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  172. Raleigh, NC, via Charleston, WV.

    I’ve been reading about 4 and 1/2 years. An old elementary school classmate sent me the link to the site and I was hooked from day one.
    Incidentally, through the WVSR, I’ve met (in person) Tiff, Biff Spiffy, Tammie, ETW, and BuzzardBilly, and I hope to meet Shiny Rod soon.

    Thanks for all you do, Jeff. I don’t order anything over the web, but I’ll sing your praises anywhere.

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  173. Fort Scott, KS

    I would dearly love to buy a mug with one of Jeff’s smart ass comments printed on the outside. Or on the inside. Doesn’t matter.

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  174. Franklin, TN.

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  175. San Francisco. First read the print zine maybe… 14 years ago? Can it be that long? Maybe 12? Either me or Doug reviewed it for Zine World, I’m pretty sure. What really hooked me, though, was the “Prickly-Pit Town” short story zine. I reread it and laughed every time. Don’t remember when I first found the online site, but it’s been prolly since almost the beginning.

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  176. Near the Pittsburgh PA airport. Reading since three cubicle relocations ago (maybe 5 or 6 years). Don’t comment much. This is probably my longest. My handle is my profession.

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  177. Normal, IL Yes, it is a real town.

    The Husband, Wally got me reading about 3 years ago. Been here ever since. Our household owns at least 5 tshirts already. I would totally buy a coffee mug, magnet, etc.

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  178. Sheffield Ohio been around for at least 7 years

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  179. Louisville, Ky
    I found you throught the wal-mart game years ago, but looking for updates daily since then. good stuff!

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  180. Daegu, South Korea

    I be edjumacatin’ Korean elementary school students in the ways of the Engrish.

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  181. Chicago, IL
    Been a follower for a couple years now, ads vs. reality drew me in (like so many others!)

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  182. Leeds, England, where it’s always the 15th century.

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  183. Sanford, FL – formerley South Charleston, WV.

    Found this site when my buddy Chester posted it on a Yahoo group site. I have a poor concept of time, but I’ve been reading since the days of Rockin’ Randi, AWG, CFTN, and the controversial DM. The last of which is to never be spoken of again. Oops…

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  184. Saludos desde Mexico (Mexico City, to be precise)!

    I first landed on the WVSR because of The Woodstock Death Count, about a year ago, and got hooked on Jeff’s golden material, so I went through the Archives in the following months (me being an unemployed student at the time). Good times indeed!

    Yes, WVSR coffee mugs would be great.

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  185. Walnut Creek, CA.
    It’s been 5 years now?
    Got to you thru the Walmart Game.
    My 11 year old daughter really wants to find a Walmart, so we can play the game together.
    Making memories………………

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  186. Missoula, Montana-here!!
    About three years now due to an Ads vs Reality mention in Rolling Stone.

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  187. Fairfax, Virginia – originally from Brooklyn NY. I’ve been reading since 2006 or so, since Fat Asses, eggplants and bowls of corn (motherfuckers) were seen in these parts. I found the Surf Report through a link from some other site – break dot com maybe? Malcolm, a link from collegehumor dot com is definitely possible. I was frequenting those places back then, but it hardly seems necessary since finding thewvsr.

    Got several shirts, and all my Amazon purchases go through the WVSR link. Jeff, I’d buy you a Coronado Islander IPA if I could. Since we’re both on the east coast, you may have to settle for a Victory Hop Devil.

    Casey J: http://www.thewvsr.com/alli.htm

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  188. Riverview, New Brunswick, Canada

    Heard about the site on Bob and Tom when the Deadwood page became a Big Deal.

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  189. Alexandria va by way of NYC

    yes Kristin, it has been that long. I’ve been reading since the mike piazza paycheck. Early(?) 2001. First from a organic chem lab pc now on an iPhone as I metro home after work. Thanks Jeff for all the laughs.

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  190. Swanzey, NH (for now, anyway)

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  191. Walnut Creek, Ca

    Many years as a reader. Found thewvsr while searching for Sponge Bob costumes. I may have missed a day hear or there while traveling, but not many.

    Enjoy the Beer, and don’t be ashamed to whore yourself. We all do it in some way.

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  192. Marmora, NJ –

    Reader for many years–long before you sold your first shirt –I was hooked on Chris from NC life story–been a loyal reader ever since-I remember thinking this guy doesn’t have any kids?? seems like he should, and i was right and the secrets appeared a few years later-but my job recently blocked WVSR, pissed me off, but ya know I kinda need the money, so I didn’t go postal or anything..

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  193. Hey Bomama, another Walnut Creeker (is that what we are called?

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  194. Asheville NC here

    Came through the Mountain and never looked back

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  195. Fort Worth Texas outside of city limits actually. Been reading since 2004, I can’t remember how I stumbled on the website.

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  196. Pottstown, PA (often mistaken for the home of Lager, but alas we fail).

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  197. Found you searching for ‘how to cook an omelet in a plastic bag’.
    That was sometime in March of 2003 & a bowl of corn, motherfuckers!
    Been reading from the Mountaintop overlooking the beautiful Wyoming Valley “My god Martha!….Wilkes-Barre’s underwater again!” PA. 30 min. south of ya’ll on I-81

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  198. Knottsville, Kentucky!!!!

    Crap! I can’t remember how long. Or how I found it.
    Just know that this is one of my top five favorite blogs.

    Aren’t we due for a Nancy story soon?

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  199. Squamish, BC – (between Vancouver and Whistler) claimed home but always moving.

    Hey Jeff – haven’t had a chance to review this but ofcourse will support your site ( I have been unemployed for a long time lately but that has changed) I get such good laughs from here.

    Came across your site by googling something about dumbass co-workers.

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  200. Jason (and T. Farty McAppleass) reporting from Huntsville, Ala-fukkin-bamie.

    Okay look, I can’t have you cutting into my fun time. This is bullshit. I’ll buy you a keg tomorrow. This is absurd. If Jerry Lewis can raise money that so can you. Afterall, you’re much more deserving.

    I found this site by way of “The Mountain”. For months I didn’t even know there was a “Surf Report”. But I’m glad I found it. I can’t bare the idea of you delivering pizzas when you’re supposed to be entertaining us.

    Last thing, I almost fucked a midget last night. It’s a long story but it started with her asking me to hold her up so she could shoot pool. It was a big battle in my head (she’s a grown woman vs. that’s just like fucking a little kid). I don’t have to let you know how it turned out. Let’s just say that I scratched another one off my bucket list. Any girls out there missing at least one arm or leg, that can also play the kazoo, looking for a roll in the hay? Gimme a call – I’m not getting any younger here.

    SUPPORT THE KAY FOR FUCKSAKE!

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  201. Hello from beautiful Sacramento, CA
    Been reading for nearly 2 years, found your site through a link to your Fast Food Ads verses reality. I laughed so hard I than read every single one of your archives. I will be contributing to your Beer fund directly after pay day on the 26th you are well worth it Jeff.

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  202. thank you chill!!

    I want to be in Montana. It has to be better than here, a stones throw from Wisconsin…no offense Wisconsin!! in fact, If our state gets any shittier( no school funding, etc etc) we might make the hop skip and a jump to your side of the…tollway. lol

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  203. Nicole,
    I looked up Knottsville. Have you ever been to Spice Knob?

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  204. New Orleans, LA!! Otherwise known as NOLA!!

    But my heart belong in Myrtle Beach, SC, and my feet in Dunbar, WV!!

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  205. I was once led to your hilarious site by looking googling “fast food vs reality” – Been reading since then – 4ish years?

    Albuquerque, NM – REPRESENTIN’ yo.

    PS: still regularly almost piss my pants laughing at the chipped beef story.

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  206. Fort Worth Texas
    My wife Kristy turned me on to the site. I think we are both in the comments.

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  207. Smoking fish t-shirt investor from the Dunbar metropolis, DHS alum with Jeff and Bill, and witness to many of the great stories. Keep up the good work!

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  208. Don’t remember how I found you, but I know it was link from another site. Don’t remember how long, either. I know it’s been years, because I have 6 WVSR shirts, and they’re all different. The oldest one is gray, with the original smoking fish artwork on it. I know I was reading you before you got on Twitter. I’d say around five years. Keep up the good work. You make my day. Every day. And yes, my friends know who Jeff Kay is, because I quote something from the site every day.

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  209. Hobart Tasmania
    Reader since 2001, from: http://budugllydesign.com//weekly1.htm “Unfortunately I couldn’t find anything ugly *and* dumb this week, so we’ll all just have to settle for ugly and mostly clever.
    The West Virginia Surf Report”

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  210. Greetings from Westerville, Oh !!

    Last night, I made my 4th post ever and mentioned maybe having a roll call… then I see Roll Call in the update tonight! woweee..

    When I win that Powerball that just rolled up into Ohio, I am gonna personally buy everyone a beer..

    i got caught up in KayWorld because I StumbledUpon the ads vs reality a couple of years ago.. for the next week, i stayed up late every night reading the archives….

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  211. Avilla, Arkansas checking in…

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  212. Montgomery, NY
    I think I’ve been reading about 3 years now. I found your site through a link to the food ads vs. reality page that was featured somewhere else at the time but I have no idea where.

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  213. Any money you get from the readers here is certainly well-earned and deserved. It’s not charity when David Sedaris or whoever gets compensated for their work. Same here. I’ve been reading this site every day for I don’t know how long, and I don’t waste my time on junk. I always get at least a chuckle and sometimes a lot more.

    I probably found this through a link to Fast Foods vs. Reality but Fast Food Reviews is what really kills me. I tried reading it aloud it to my girlfriend and I couldn’t get through it without laughing like an insane idiot.

    I’ll be buying some beers via paypal tomorrow when I’m not so groggy.

    I’m from GA, now in SC.

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  214. Steve “the friend who goes to concerts and Cooperstown” from Danville

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  215. Portland, Oregon.

    I found this site through the articles about not washing hair with shampoo while I was experimenting with that two years ago.
    It’s not for everyone, especially not for me. After about two months, nothing balanced out as it did for that author…

    Regardless, I stuck around after reading one of your entries and then actually backread as far as the blog went.

    You’re a darn funny guy, Jeff.
    It takes talent to make complete strangers interested in your life, and you’ve got it.
    Stay the course. <3

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  216. I have no recollection of how I found this place.(Plausible deniability) I vaguely recall sending you a link to spybot or something years ago. At that time, I was in Germany, now stuck in the American Midwest, where the land is flatter than the beer.

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  217. Good Evening Surf Reporters…..

    Sorry I’m late for the party.

    Beaver, PA

    I can thank the Bob & Tom show years ago mentioning the West Virginia Surf Report….

    … years ago… like 2002?

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  218. I love Ruby Tuesdays.

    Liberty Point, FL

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  219. I think I started reading here with the Deadwood Fuck Count, 5 years back, maybe?
    Formerly in Niagara, currently in Stratford, Ontario.
    Got 3 shirts already, try to use the Amazon link when I can, will buy you a beer before leaving.

    I appreciate all the comedy gold, keep up the good work.
    I hope the book turns out to be all N and N horror stories…I’ll buy that, for sure.

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  220. Albuquerque, New Mexeeco clear across the country from NEPA.

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  221. I’m bringing up the rear again…

    Philthadelphia, PA.

    think i found the site from a link to the ad vs reality food reviews a year ago. Oh that was good day. I could only read a few sentences at a time for fear Id send snot rockets out my nose at work. good stuff.

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  222. Squaw Valley CA here. The real Squaw Valley, in the foothills of eastern Fresno county. Not that overpriced, overhyped other squaw valley. I don’t remember how long I’ve been here, but give another credit to Bob and Tom (and Kristi) for the discovery. You need to get interviewed by those guys some time. I’ve said it before, and i’ll say it again. One of those chrome plastic fishes like the church folks put on their trunk lids, but in the form of the original, historic Smoking Fish would be the shit. I’d be more excited than Jimmy Kuhn if I could put one of those on the tailgate of my truck. Is the mailing address still the same? I still refuse to use paypal, for personal reasons.

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  223. I found this site by googling “T. Farty McAppleass” and the only reason I stay around is for the comments.

    Good to see that Ass-Rabbit is still alive. Now where’s AWG?

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  224. Reporting in from Sinking Spring, PA (Reading, PA suburb)

    I work one full time job and 2 side jobs. I work about 16 hours per day. Never home, out chasing $$$ most evenings. I google searched something about West Virginia a few years ago and stumbled across this site by accident, and look forward to Jeff’s posts and have laughed my ass off on many of your added comments too many times to remember. We have some superior intellects regarding humor here, and I applaud many of you for your twisted outlook on life.

    Born and bred in little Wellsburg, WV, halfway between Wheeling and Weirton. Mom and Dad still live there, I get home every chance I get. They are wonderful folks, mom is a great cook, dad is a novice winemaker and dabbles with a home made still. Yes, I have many strange stories, all true. Someday, I should write my book.

    I am 45 years old (18 in my head, likely 55 years old if you look at me.) Drink like there is no tomorrow and smoke 3 packs of Marlboro daily.

    I want to move back to Wellsburg, but there is no work there. Wife is a really understanding girl, puts up with my “indiscretions”. Daughter is 16 going on 25. Great kid, I understand her , wife does not. I am now referee by default between the two of them.

    My dog is a female Maltese, 6 years old. Supposed to be my daughter’s dog, but I am the food master, piss master, and bastard in charge, and she is the best little buddy I ever met.

    My buddies range from pothead bass guitar player, computer engineers, chemists, doctors, attorneys, a retired Army Colonel, and a tuxedo rental store owner, quite a mixed bunch.

    I am plastered, so signing off for tonight, as usual.

    Good Evening,
    Dan

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  225. Dan,
    If you work 3 jobs how do you have time to be plastered?
    On that note, I’m going to get plastered.

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  226. From Pensacola, Florida, I too go back as far as the Gargoyle letters, maybe earlier who knows. I am an infrequent contributer but a loyal reader. This is the first site I come to every evening. Keep up the good words folks, the world needs a laugh.

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  227. Checking in from Dayton . . . NV not OH.

    A friend sent a link to Ryan’s Mac and Beef and I’ve been hooked ever since. Maybe 4 years now.

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  228. Reporting from West Lafayette, IN!

    I’d buy you a beer, Jeff, if I weren’t such a damn poor college student! I’ve been readin’ since around the middle of 2007, so in no way does that grant me seniority, but you’ve got yourself an adamant dingleberry of a fan, now.

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  229. Merchantville, NJ, right next to bucolic Camden

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  230. Memphis, Tennessee, Been readin 3 or 4 years.. at least sence before you lost your job… way back when

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  231. Cape Town, Souf Africa!

    Been reading, every day since c.2001 after the Gargoyle letters. Awesome! To all my Aussie and Kiwi co-readers; who’s your daddy?!

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  232. Westerville, OH

    For some reason, I think I came here during the Neti Pot era (2005?), but don’t know why I would have been looking for THAT! Yuck…

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  233. Hello from Tacoma, Washington.

    My personal name is really John, and I just turned fifty-ten years old…old enough to have been at Woodstock, but the geography was wrong. I did make it to the Satsop Rock Festival in 1971. About 150,000 of us did. Most survived, at least for a while.

    I didn’t keep track on paper, but I think we’re missing Hawaii, Colorado, a couple of New England states, and at least two Dakotas. Maybe Alaska too, but Clint should check in before the end of his shift.

    Early in 2003, I was thinking about taking off for the ocean (Washington Pacific coast – 2 hours away; Oregon coast – 5 hours away). I was checking out surf cams because, with our unusual geography (significant inland salt water, costal mountain range surrounded by the only non-tropical rain forest on the planet, southwesterly winds), there’s no sure way of knowing what the weather is doing down there without actually looking. I found five surf cams in the areas in which I was interested, then couldn’t stop looking at surf cams. Checked out many around the world (half of them were pretty dark) and landed at the Surf Report. What the fuck?? No surf, crazy report.

    Bookmarked, read, got busy, came back months later, read again, and continued lurking until a year or so ago. Started ranting then and haven’t stopped. Wordnerd and kenju were regulars and I miss them both. Nice to hear their words today.

    It would also be good to hear from some of the nice people who are checking in today. I mean on a more regular basis.

    No question about the laughs here. Jeff is talented and honest and some of the Reporters can flat write. But there’s way more here than the comedy, and if I was drawn in a little by the funny writing, I was just as drawn in by the life Jeff and his family are living out loud on the Web and by the community of Reporters.

    I wish Stephanie would write more about Archie or herself, I’m always happy to hear from not O, Clint is truly the voice of the north, and Ian — drunk or sober — is one wonderful Scotsman. It would be nice to hear Maddog and Fred Dagg discuss the latest rugby matches, although I’ve never seen the All-Blacks defeated. That dance is cool and frightening.

    We owe Jeff a lot more than a beer — at least I do. He’s just a singer in a rock and roll band, but he sings purdy.

    jtb

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  234. Holy Shit, Ian. The All Blacks have a match with Scotland this coming November 14 in Edinburgh. Damn, I’m too broke to make a cross-pond jump this year, but perhaps you could round up a few of your mates and cheer a bit on behalf of Grandpa Jack and me. We are Scotland.

    best…jtb

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  235. …and just in case any Reporters previously unfamiliar with international Rugby think this is a wee child’s game, here is the All Blacks’ Haka War Dance, performed at the beginning of each match. Turn up the volume.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cle20lQg0Qs

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  236. From Birmingham, England. On board a year or so. I check in most days from my office PC. People think I’m laughing out loud at scheduling forecasts, so there tends to be a lot of space around me!

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  237. Boyertown, PA

    Been readin since yahoo pick o the day, what 5 yrs maybe?

    Girlgoyle- were neighbors!

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  238. Comin at ya from the great state of Wisconsin Jeff! South Easterly if I must be precise. :D I started reading ya when I some how stumbled across the Alli Blowout story. I laughed so hard I nearly peed my pants, and THEN I returned the Alli I had bought to the store, so you see Jeff, you saved one poor young fat woman from blowing her ass out all over work. Isn’t it loverly how the world works?

    ~Mel

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  239. Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

    Stumbled onto the WVSR accidentally in 2002 from a Google search for another “Nancy”. I’ve been curled up with laughter ever since.

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  240. Hey JTB!

    I might be going to that game (with my kilt on of course!).

    I think that rugby is a little like American football, but without all the padding!

    No doubt we’ll get our asses kicked again, but thats ‘par’ for most courses we play on!

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  241. Oooooh…….definitely would buy a beer cozie…er…coozie…..whatever, or maybe I’d buy 4!! I would proudly sport the smoking fish wrapped around my beer on the golf course! Woohoo!!

    Just reread the Alli article again yesterday afternoon and laughed my butt off! Classic! Sent my sister the link and she laughed so hard she couldn’t breathe…..her husband was ready to call 911!

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  242. St. Louis, Missouri! I found the site about a year and half ago the same way Jimbo did when my cousin emailed me the infamous “Macaroni and Beef” story! Classic!

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  243. Colchester, VT

    I found this site through the ads vs reality and I’ve been addicted ever since…that was around 3 years ago…

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  244. Somewhere in Canada in the witness protection program.

    Fast food vs Reality.

    Reading since last fall – had too much to say since December.

    Currently sitting naked in the office so need to type quickly before the police come.

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  245. Drunken wired Bastard checking in from Pittsburgh, PA. Hello fellow yinzers! I’m usually one of the stragglers in the comments section.

    I’ve been reading for several years now, but just started commenting last fall. Lots of good people here, hopefully one day I’ll get to drink 2 or 10 beers with some of ‘em. I haven’t been commenting as much recently, still trying to get my belongings unpacked in my new living space and get back into the land of the living.

    Cheers, fellow Surf Reporters. I’ll buy Jeff a beer to keep him from salad bar duty. Drink up!

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  246. Midlothian, VA near Richmond. Been surfing a couple of years. Got turned on to the report because of the Alli side efects classic. I surf in fits and starts. I’ll be on for two or three weeks and then I go out of my mind for a couple of weeks and forget to log in. Wut up wit dat?

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  247. Leawood, KS here.. The fabulous KC ‘burbs..

    I’ve been reading/commenting for years.. I’m thinking I ended up here in 2002-ish via the Gargoyle Letters… or the Mike Piazza check.. not sure which. Either way, once I got here, I was stuck!

    I’m happy to toss a couple bucks your way, my friend. It’s the least I can do after so many fabulous years of laughter!

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  248. Westerville Ohio
    and
    Windermere Fl

    Found the site while looking for a good split rail fence…just kidding
    Reading the site since about 2003
    I’d buy a magnet

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  249. Putski from Cairns, Australia
    Found this from a reference from another “funny” website about a year ago. This one I liked, the other one I could have wiped my ass with except I might have caught something from it.

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  250. from the woods in Park Hall, MD

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  251. YO!! fattie20xl here from Staten Island NY.

    I used to post under my real name, Lucas back in the OOOOLD days of this site.

    I still read every day, but i’m usually so frazzled that i can’t come up wit anything witty to write in the comments.

    Jeff, you got two jobs. I got none. wanna even it out? Yeh.. me neither.

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  252. Tallahassee, FL! Been around since the Danny Maverick wars.

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  253. Spreading the good word of WVSR to Salinas, California

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  254. I guess I’ll own up to being in Athens, AL for the time being. I’ve been reading off and on for a few years but don’t remember what brought me here…maybe the Walmart game?

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  255. souf charleston, W(BG)V

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  256. Pitman, New Jersey (not far from Philly)

    Been reading for the past 5-6 years, after finding a link from someone’s now-defunct blog.

    Already bought both t-shirts, but will use the Amazon link next time I shop there.

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  257. Hollidaysburg, PA

    I came back to the site so that I could find an Amazon link to click through to help the site out and I noticed the “5 Year Light Bulb” picture, but couldn’t find any more info and I can’t recall you ever talking about a 5 year light bulb in the 6 months or so that I’ve been following the site.

    So what’s the deal?? How many lightbulbs did you buy? Maybe make that link clickable so your new readers can get the backstory.

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  258. Gahanna, OH (just outside Columbus); been checking in for 10 years.

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  259. Saratoga Springs, NY checking in

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  260. The Upper Pierogi Belt! 2003. I was coincidentally googling both the terms “A bowl of corn.” and “Motherfucker!” and here I am.

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  261. I’m in agreement with Son of Sam….

    Where the Fuck is Buck??

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  262. Checking in from Winston-Salem, NC

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  263. Minot, Maine. Buying shirt and beer(s) very soon.

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  264. South Riding, VA. Been here since the incredible Payday for Piazza posting. Sweet mother of microprinted negotiable instruments, it must be nice!

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  265. Cadillac, MI

    Been reading/lurking for a couple of years. I don’t remember how I got here. I just ended up here, it seemed like a comfortable place, so I stayed.

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  266. Camp HIll, PA

    I’m sure I found the Surf Report googling something about West Virginia, but I honestly don’t remember what it was. I started reading that day’s update and then went back through several months. That must have been around 2005.

    @George – Your name is George and you’re from Salinas? Where’s Lennie?

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  267. Checking in from Loveland, Colorado! Been subscribing since 04/09/2009 – a relatively new convert! Found this site through one of the Fast Food vs Reality entries. Love it!

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  268. Writing from Frankenmuth MI. Michigan’s Little Bavaria! I used to comment as “Pickles the Clown”. I’m also still lobbying to have the bowl of corn displayed on the new site. Been around since the Gargoyle Letters. Saw a lot of names I haven’t seen in a while here today. I’m surprised there’s no Buck or Adam??? I got a beer coming your way Jeff! Thanks for all the laughs!!!

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  269. Big Pool, MD

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  270. I’m surprised nobody came upon the site from seeing it on a T-Shirt. I have two and wear them all the time.

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  271. Representin’ in Woodbury, MN

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  272. By my questionable count as of Thurs. 11:50 a.m. MST we are missing both Dakota’s, Iowa, Hawaii, and Connecticut at this point.

    On the up side Jeff has readers in Souf Korea and Souf Africa, Mexico, Tasmania, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and England, in no particular order.

    I clearly need to get a life….

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  273. Reporting from Moscow Pa. since 2001.

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  274. Little Elm, Texas. Suburb of Dallas.

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  275. Oh, and I found you a year or so ago (?) from a link on someone elses’s blog… hers is called Daily Foolishness.

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  276. Louisville, KY here. (Originally from Fraziers Bottom, WV. Heh.)

    Been reading since 2003-ish, although I can’t remember exactly how I got here. Probably the Evil Twin, but I have this lingering recollection of reading the WVSR even before I worked with him.

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  277. Charlotte NC (originally from Atlanta).
    Been here since 2002 or so. Can’t quit you, man.

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  278. Melbourne Victoria Australia

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  279. Just outside of Houston, Texas.

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  280. Checking in from Newark, Delaware. I’ve been reading the surf report since 2001-ish, but have no recollection of how I found it.

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  281. Brunswick, Georgia

    Found theWVSR at a Best-Of-Web portal in early 2000 that specialized in wacky websites. Four shirts later (and several beers) This site is often my starting point in web surfing.

    I have also saved the site from sudden Front Page death after days of no new posts.
    http://thewvsr.com/073007.htm
    (The solution was here
    http://www.95isalive.com/fixes/fpclean.htm)
    He now uses WP and I am thrilled.

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  282. Holly Springs, NC

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  283. Concord, CA….woo hoo

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  284. Birmingham, AL REPRESENT!

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  285. Been lurking ’round these parts since about 2002 – from such far-strung homesteads as
    Sierra Vista, AZ
    Heidelberg, Germany
    Rio Rancho, NM

    and now – from Roanoke, VA

    Good times – thanks for the laughs!

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  286. Kennewick, WA

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  287. Backstory: Every few years I’ll think to run a search for “walte millers homepage” It disappeared many yeara sgo, but I still hold out hope. On my search last fall thewvsr came up since it was linked to many years ago in the archives.

    I liked what Jeff had going here so I read all the archives (I have periods of time that are verrry slow in my job) and check in weekday.

    Oh, and Midland, TX for what it’s worth.

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  288. Baltimore, Md in the hizzzzzouse!! I don’t really even know what that means.

    Been here probably 4 years, but I’m thinking it may be longer. Originally came here from the Ads vs Reality thing, started poking around (poke poke poke), and regular reader ever since.

    When my checking account gets replenished, I will be happy to buy you a beer, Mr Kay. And I have GOT TO REMEMBER about that Amazon thing! I always have a D’oh! moment about an hour after I order stuff directly from the site. Oh, and my husband very proudly sports his WVSR shirt and has absolutely no idea what it means.

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  289. When did we do the switchover to this server? Because I was here for probably at least 2 years before the switchover.

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  290. Norman, OK Boomer Sooner…watch Bradford tonight!!

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  291. Lake Worth, FL

    Been reading since around 2003-2004 and I think I found my way here through Jeff Somer’s The Inner Swine http://www.innerswine.com/

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  292. Rochester NY (Sea Breeze) Coworker got me hooked about six or seven years.

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  293. Sherman Oaks, CA

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  294. Almost embarrassed to admit….Phoenix, AZ…
    I have been lurking at the WVSR since 2000….finally…HELLO ALL!!!!

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  295. Indianapolis, Indiana

    Long time fan

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  296. Milwaukee, WI

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  297. Location: Shelby County Ohio

    Discovered: Was in the favorite links on a computer that I “requisitioned” at 2am from a company that owed me money .

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  298. Indianapolis, IN

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  299. came her from tammies site[blond goddess] akron,ohio 6-7 years maybe your one funny man

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  300. There, I bought you a beer. Suck on it.

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  301. Middletown, PA (Harrisburg area)

    Funny links from WVSR were fowarded to me from a friend and I caught on to the brilliance of Jeff’s humor!

    Jeff – you really need to make a pretty chart showing the ratio of faithful readers by state and country! ;-)

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  302. Wauwatosa, Wisconsin – the suburb immediately west of Milwaukee.

    Found the site from either boingboing or Serious Eats, from the “fast food as it really looks” article.

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  303. Still reading, Love the stories about black lips, the transparents and mumbles. keep em coming

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  304. Also just spent $33 bucks at Amazon. That was tip for the beer.

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  305. Missouri, near Springfield.

    Soon to be going to Arizona if things work out.So Use whichever one you need.

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  306. Stephens City, Virginia

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  307. Sicklerville, New Jersey

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  308. As the handle suggests, I live in Cross Lanes, W.Va., the nation’s largest unincorporated town with the nation’s worst rural traffic jams, just a few miles west of the WVSR mecca of Dunbar.
    I first stumbled across the Report while surfing the Web trying to track down some guys who ride West Virginia’s whitewater (Gauley, New, Cheat rivers) on surfboards. Never did link up with the inland surfers, but I’ve been a WVSR regular ever since.

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  309. Fountain Valley, CA

    Stumbled on your site last year via the story of your friend with the gargoyles in NC via the emailsfromcrazypeople website. Spent weeks updating myself on your website until I got a new job in Ocotber.

    You were also married on my b-day (9-3) – i wrote to tell you about this but I think you think I am a little “off”.

    on my grave stone: Do it yourself – I’m done!

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  310. The other kiwi checking in:

    Tauranga, New Zealand

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  311. Paden City, WV

    Your site was suggested by Jason Headley’s father, who was doing a shameless plug for his son. He also mentioned that the rest of the site is hysterical and I’ve been hooked.

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  312. Port Deposit, Maryland

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  313. Lake Forest Park, WA checking in!
    First found the WVSR back when it first appeared, then lost it, then found the light again

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  314. Wichita, Kansas checking in.

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  315. Cedar Falls, Iowa.
    Found the surf report about 4 years ago? I believe that’s close. Before it was all fancy and junk.

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  316. Oakland CA

    I think I followed a link here from Roseanne Barr’s blog about a year ago

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  317. Austin, Texas

    Been reading for several years, I think. It was either the ‘Fast Food: Ads vs Reality’ or the ‘alli side effects’ that led me here. I’ve not found any reason to wander away.

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  318. Simpsonville, SC

    Been here since the Deadwood fuck count, the old gray smoking fish tshirt still my fav, wear it every couple of weeks to work and have explained what the hell a smoking fish is on several occasions

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  319. Worcerstershire, in England.

    Friend put me on to the Gargoyle letters and I’ve been hooked ever since.

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  320. Well Jeff, I’ve been reading this for many many moons, like 10 years?!? Is that right? I don’t know. I do know it was the macaroni and beef that brought me here. I’m reporting form beautiful downtown Elizabethtown, right smack in the middle of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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  321. Durham, NC. I’ve been following this goofy site for over 10 years. I can’t remember when I first started. I found the site through a Yahoo fantasy league. One of the players in the leagues Yahoo member directory profile had a link.

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  322. Lincoln, Ne

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  323. I’ve been reading daily for about a year now, even though my old college roommate would send me links and try to get me to read the website for the past 8 years or so. I guess I finally stopped being a bitch and realized the pure joy of the WVSR. Charlotte, NC here…

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  324. Moscow , Pa.
    M. Johnson lives in New Delhi

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  325. Tucson, AZ

    Been reading since ’02 or ’03? It was the Ryan’s Steakhouse macaroni & beef story that lead me here. Good stuff.

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  326. writing in from Fairmont, WV, for a cuppa two tree years, I guess. Happy to be here!

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  327. Batesville, Ar. Oh man I discovered it about five years ago. I can’t remeber what i was googling but it must have been weird. I clicked on a link and started reading the Ryan’s maccaroni and beef story. Man that was hallarious. I’ve been hooked ever since.

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  328. Kansas City, MO (okay, I lied. It’s actually Mission, KS, across the state line).

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  329. Born, bred and still reside in Der Fatherland, Dunbar, WV.

    Been reading for a long time. I love it here and I’m seriously proud of Jeff. I hope his book (and subsequent projects) become wildly popular….just to hear him bitch about it. :)

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  330. Another one for

    Louisville (Loo-uh-vuhl), KY

    originally from

    Hurricane (Hurr-uh-cuhn), WV.

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  331. Springfield, IL – Land O’ Lincoln & cheesey “horseshoes” … Began reading in early 2007 after seeing a link for ads v. reality. WVSR – best site on the web!

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  332. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
    Been reading WVSR for about 5 years.

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  333. Huntington,WV here

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  334. Elk Grove village Il.

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  335. Estherville, Iowa…where the tall corn supplies your bowl…

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  336. Mt. Airy, MD (near Frederick, right down I-70 towards Charm City)

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  337. Beverly Hills, California 90210

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  338. I’ll buy ya a beer Jeff, but I can only afford a Busch Light.

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  339. Checking in from Lincoln, Nebraska.

    Found you through a mention on the BigRingCircus blog probably about a year ago. Been reading ever since.

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  340. Cattaraugus County in southwestern NYS. Been reading for about three years on and off.

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  341. Saginaw, MI.
    I’ve been reading for quite a long time now, but I rarely comment. I looked in my email to see how long I’ve been getting email updates, and I have messages going back to 2007, but I know it’s been longer than that.

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  342. I’ve already checked in, but now I have to say I’m from the most retarded state in the union :(

    What an embarrasment.

    Christ on a cracker.

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  343. @NDfaninAZ…I hear you…I work in downtown Phoenix and I have to agree it’s extremely embarrassing… where is everyone’s common sense!!!!

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  344. Morgan, GA via Sinks Grove, WV
    First found the site through the Comics Curmudgeon website and clicked because of WV in the title. I’ve been clicking nearly everyday for at least 6 years.

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  345. @Caviar – I have no idea. First the “birther bill”, now this. I hang my head in shame.

    BTW – I work at ASU. Howdy, neighbor!

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  346. Oh Casey J…just say Rockford and get it over! You gave it away when you talked about the Beef a Roo (my son calls it Bang a Roo)

    I’m in the Greater Rockford, Illinois area and I was turned on to the site by the Evil Twin’s Wife, who said that I would appreciate the humor (she knowing mine I guess). Been checking in and commenting periodically ever since.

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  347. um like it says…new hampshire, bedford, us

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  348. Whites Creek, TN. Just a lil north if Nashville.
    Found this site thru a link on the Drudge Report on how many times the word f@ck was in Deadwood.

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  349. Jeesum Crow we have a diverse crowd of readers here. No wonder the comments are almost as much fun as Jeff’s posts!

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  350. Checking in from Shandon, Ohio. Been a reader for many years, first time to comment.

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  351. St Albans WV, formerly 18th St in Dunbar.

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  352. Ashburn, Virginny

    I’ve been reading this for about 2 years. The “Princess” put me on to it. She lives in Harpers Ferry, WV but she’ll be living here soon as we’re getting married in August.

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  353. Waterloo, Iowa home of John Deere tractor works. Been reading for about 5 years now

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  354. Huber Heights, OH

    I’ve bought the t-shirts, and display/post the “Smoking’ Fish.”

    OK. I’ll buy you a beer, if you promise not to get one that you have to put a lime in to drink it.

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  355. Morning all, based on my figuring we are missing 4 states, both Dakotas, Hawaii and the Nutmeg State.

    Doing this with a hangover and ADD was not as easy as I thought. I googled a number of towns whose names sounded familiar or interesting, so I was side tracked fairly often while compiling my numbers, so don’t yell if I missed you, just point out the error of my ways.

    As for our foreign friends the Canadians had a good turnout with 5 of the 10 provinces reporting in. Scotland, England, Austrailia, South Africa, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea and Mexico also reported in.

    I was hoping to put this in a spreadsheet with quantities based on states/countries but I’ve run out of time. The weather is supposed to be crap here tomorrow so maybe I ‘ll get around to it then.

    Peace out ya’ll!

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  356. Way to step up to the plate WB in OH

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  357. Crap I’m late on this! I read in Illinois and have been ever since the old buttafly.com site sent me to the Rules of Thumb page back in 2004. I was jobless at the time (“funemployed!”) so I had plenty of time to get caught up. Now, like many others, I start to manifest withdrawal symptoms if Jeff doesn’t post on a given day. We won’t even mention the weekends.

    Thanks for keeping it going Jeff! Get plastered on my dime (just sent).

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  358. Knoxville, TN

    Been reading the site since 2001. Found a link to it while searching for info on a Jesco White dancin tour.

    Big fan of Nancy and Nostrils stories. The Alli article was a hoot. Actually have a drug rep pal who used to sell Alli. He always called it a “behaviour modification program”. Hell yeah, it is….if you shat brown oil down your leg it’ll damn sure change your behaviour around the dining room.

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  359. Lehighton, PA

    Found your site while reading your rules of thumb. Hilarious!

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  360. Louisville, KY
    Great stuff there, Jeff.

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  361. belated…

    Atkinson, NH

    1st saw ads vs. reality, then the wal-mart game, and that got me to checkout the site, about 2 years ago.

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  362. Tulsa Oklahoma here.

    I googled “thick piss” and walla!

    i could use a WVSR mug!

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  363. Casper Wyoming, home of Dick Cheney, but don’t hold that against me. I’m originally from NY State, and lived in Huntington for a while back in the 80′s. Found you years ago, either the Alli article or the fast food one.
    BTW, I signed up years ago to be on your email list, but that never happened, so I signed up again. bye bye.

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  364. Oh yeah, I’d also buy a mug, so get right on that, Jeff!

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  365. Oh, one more thing. I read the Alli article, but bought it anyway out of curiosity. Ate a big ass cheeseburger and fries. Next day: orange oily farts. Worst part? Holy shit, they smell like dead fermented hamsters. Now I take it to see what will pass the next day. I need to get a life.

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  366. Buford, Georgia. It’s part of “Metro Atlanta” now, though it wasn’t when I first moved here.

    Don’t recall exactly when I started reading the WVSR, but I know I was already reading it when I started my job here in September 2002 because they put me in a cube on a high-traffic lane and I used to go to great pains to hide what I was reading. :-)

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  367. Shelbyville, Indiana and Westside Cleveland Ohio.. thanks to Tilly, the White Trash Barbie and I are regular readers and occasional posters.

    What is the fish smoking???

    always wondered that.

    probably answered in the archives somewhere.

    Thanks Mr. K
    TS

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  368. Virginia over here, and my brother reads this website when he gets the chance, he is in school and the marine reserves, so I’ll answer for him too in case he doesn’t get the chance. He is in West Virginia.

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  369. Been tuning in since 2005, courtesy of my real estate agent. You are strangely addictive….
    Euless, TX, for now. We move about every 3 years.

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  370. Surf reporter Dave checking in from Batesville, Arkansas.
    Pretty sure I’m the only one around Hillbilly Land with a faded WVSR shirt.

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  371. Jacksonville, FL

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  372. Louisville, KY

    First visit was a link to the fast food ads vs. reality. That was several years ago…been here ever sense!

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  373. Greetings from northwestern Connecticut (CT for you abbreviation-heads).

    I keep track of visitors to my website and for the longest time the record sat at 49 of 50, with Wyoming being the last one. For whatever reason, after the 50th checked in, I couldn’t bear to remove the state names listed alphabetically one-by-one.

    My psychiatrist could probably explain that …

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  374. new orleans.. still

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  375. Philadelphia PA

    Not new or exciting but I didn’t want to be left out.

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  376. Oak Harbor, WA

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  377. I’ve been following the surf report here in the dark and damp Northwest non-religiously for about 4 years now I guess. I torture my kids with my shameless renditions of “sweet-sainted-mother-of” comments, and they LOVE the fast food reviews. They haven’t asked for fast food in months, and my daughter calls the KFC Kentucky Fried Ducks “because there’s no way that’s chicken in there.”

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  378. Catonsville, Maryland.

    Someone sent me a link to the Macaroni & Beef story in 2002 or 2003, and I’ve been a daily reader ever since.

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  379. well….I’ve lived in Raleigh, NC for 6 years, but spent the first 23 years of my life in South Dakota…….There is laughter…just limited

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  380. Put me down for Atlanta, GA.

    I’ve been reading the WVSR since finding the Beef and Macaroni story a few years ago.

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  381. Mt. Hope, WV
    Too poor to buy you and me both a beer so I will just drink one of mine for you in absentia!

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  382. Nashville, Tennessee

    The earliest memory that I have of the WVSR was the Alli Special. I think I may have already been a reader by then though and come through the Ads vs. Reality. Jeff I’m a huge fan and appreciate all that you put into entertaining me. I even have a T-Shirt to prove it. Keep up the good work.

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  383. Wheeling IL. It’s a suburb of Chicago, which is a suburb of Wisconsin.

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  384. new wilmington, pa. home of the amish dutch. about 2000 people. assorted sheep, goats, dogs and cats.
    i found you thru my (male) secret, who also turned me on to “it’s always sunny in philadelphia.” can you spell PETER PAN?
    as a pharmacist, i especially loved the alli discussion as did all of my pharmacist relatives.

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  385. Clifton,NJ
    The Gargoyle Letters about 2002, I guess.

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  386. Etters, PA – moving to Austin, TX in 3 weeks.

    I’ve been a Surf Reporter for a long damn time now – almost 10 years?

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  387. Akron, Ohio!

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  388. Paden City, WV

    I am the parental unit of Jason who contributed the “American man stops washing his hair” I have been a fan for about 6 years.

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  389. 2 Years and counting in Follansbee, Wild Wonderful West Virginia. (Thank God we don’t sound desperate anymore)

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  390. Hershey PA here!

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  391. Edinburg, VA. Present and accounted for…

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  392. Mike here from Lubbock, TX

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  393. You’re coming in load and clear, Clarks Green..

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  394. Spring, TX!!!

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  395. Jersey … Beachwood, New Jersey

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  396. … and I think I got hip to the WVSR via Mark Maynard’s famous zine, CRIMEWAVE. As I recall, Jeff wrote some stuff for that excellent publication and the website was mentioned … and the rest is history.

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  397. Des Moines, Iowa checking in. Hope I’m not too late to be counted. I’ve been reading the blog for about six months now.

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  398. Richmond, VA via London, England
    Vacation in Wisconsin (don’t ask)

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  399. From Lee, Massachusetts, a little of the south up north. Lots of guns in pickup trucks. 99.9% white.

    No idea how i wound up here – followed a link from somewhere.

    I like bacon.

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  400. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

    I have been following this site for a few years now, and devoured many many beers reading you’re diatribes. I found this site through google, Due to the fast food reviews!

    do you accept our funny coloured money? I can certainly afford a couple Loonies or Toonies… Ohhhh wait! Seeing as how our dollar is at parity or higher lately, perhaps ask that all payments be in Canadian!!!

    G.

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  401. St. Petersburg, FL! Transplanted from Pt. Pleasant, WV. I have been an avid reader since 2002!!!

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  402. Stupid hotel inter-tubes. All I was saying is that I know exactly where Lee, Mass. is. At one time I lived very near there in Great Barrington, and for a long-enough time to have graduated from MMRHS.

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  403. Vancouver, in a foreign but hardly exotic country containiing some of your annoying relatives.

    Jeff, been loving your work since a like-minded Deadwood fan sent me your cuss count (careful!). My week’s been almost as incredible as yours so I’m late to the roll call party. Time to stop lurking and buying an occasional shirt and belly up to the bar to buy you a WELL DESERVED beer, my hard-working friend.

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  404. heh…just south of Lee on Route 8 in Winsted CT here.

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  405. Sedona, AZ

    I came here via a link in Hits Magazine re; the Deadwood fuck count.

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  406. Ahh, this is about 10 days late (work’s been kickin my ass), but I’m living working in Friday Harbor, WA for the last 1 1/2 years. On an island. Been reading for about a year now, since one of my dad’s cousins near Salt Lake City sent a link to the Woodstock dead/alive page, and I was hooked and Jeff’s catchy sarcasms quickly sucked my roommate in too. From southern California, originally…man, is it green here in comparison.

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  407. Chattanooga, TN!

    Loving The WVSR for the past 4 years!

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  408. Marion, AL

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  409. Key West, FL

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  410. Toledo, Ohio

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  411. Hoschton, GA

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  412. Orange County, Virginia

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  413. Pawleys Island, SC

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  414. near Philadelphia, PA

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  415. Zanesville, Ohio

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  416. Fryeburg, Maine aaayuuh
    Been here for 7 years.

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  417. Kailua, HI, on the windward side of Oahu…for the last 2 1/2 years and for the next 40 days.
    Thought I might be the 50th state, but I think we are still short both Dakotas. Do they have internet in the Dakotas?
    Been reading since 2004. Originally lured in by a coworker, hooked by the Macaroni and Beef story.
    …And I think this is my first comment.

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  418. Roll call?

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  419. Nova Scotia, Canada!

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  420. Brunswick, Maine

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  421. Cape Cod, Massachusetts!!!

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  422. Checking in from Vancouver, British Columbia
    That’s in Canada : )

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  423. Huntington, WV originally

    in Atlanta, now, apparently following the JK route.

    maybe I’ll skip California and go directly to Scranton next. From what I hear it’s the happenin’ place!

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  424. I guess better late than never. I’ve been “away” from the Surf Report for a while, but feel I should be getting back. I’m in the US for a few months (Lakeville, MA) but I will be heading back to my home-away-from-home in Taiwan, hopefully by the end of the summah. So I would think that Taiwan should represent.

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  425. Navesink, NJ

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  426. Ben a while since I’ve commented, but checking in from Fairport, NY

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  427. Followed a link to the Alli diet pill page and laughed my ass off more than I have done in a very long time, made me sign up and read as much of the rest of the site as possible and I haven’t been disappointed! Seriously funny.
    I’m from Coventry, West Midlands, England. I shall pass on the funniness…..

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  428. I now have been in Indianapolis for 26 years, but I grew up in Dunbar, WV. I am quite a bit older than you, graduated from Dunbar High in 1965. I grew up off Roxalana Rd & went to Roxalana Grade School.

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