Hiding Inside the Internet

The Internet can be a maze of dark corners. Sometimes it feels like a threatening landscape with confusing twists and turns. It’s certainly home to the virtual personae of some human monsters. Between the sexual predators pretending to be lonely teens and the scammers trolling for social security numbers, it can be a dangerous place. Don’t get me started on the ‘Nigerian Princes’ and other fraudulent banking schemes. They are the bottom feeders in the deep ocean of data.

That being said, the Internet can be a cozy lair. On the Internet you can be — or appear to be — just about anyone. That’s a welcoming place for a monster on his day off. He could catch up on NPR podcasts. Would a monster enjoy ‘On the Media’?

The Internet being a wild west of sorts, I’m sure that Nessie (The Loch Ness Monster) has an account with a dating service — maybe more than one. Tall, loner, loves aquatic sports and single malt scotch, seeks companion fond of sailing and traditional tartans.

Vampires, and other immortal or close to immortal monsters, would probably be interested in online banking and investment advice. When you’re long term financial planning is LONG TERM it pays to do a little research. Plus there’s that whole burning up in the sunlight problem with banking in person.

I don’t know why, but I’ve got this silly idea about a werewolf with an eBay addiction. Maybe he’s a secret hoarder, one of those collectors who just can’t stop…. But what would he collect? Moonstones, of course!

Who knows who’s hiding on the Internet?


  1. Oh this made me laugh 😀 Financial planners for vampires and moonstones for werewolves…your humour is just as quirky as Lord Daud’s! Go girl 😀

  2. Being a New Yorker this blog intrigued me, so I checked Wikipedia and this is what I found

    “The Decker Building, periodically also named the Union Building, located at 33 Union Square West in Manhattan, New York City was built in 1892 for the Decker Brothers piano company, to designs by the radical anarchist architect John H. Edelmann, working in the office of Alfred Zucker. It replaced the earlier Decker Building on the same lot, designed by Leopold Eidlitz and built in 1869.[2] Andy Warhol had his Factory on the sixth[3] floor of this building from 1968 through 1973. It is also where Valerie Solanas shot Warhol and art critic and curator Mario Amaya in 1968.

    [main point the building was built in 1892, not 1893.

    • Candy

      Yes, it’s one of those buildings with a great history. The Warhol story is the one that gets the most chatter. Since you know the neighborhood, what do you think of the new Warhol tribute statue at the North End of the Square?