Baddog lives the life biker gang members only wish they did. Adult conventions, bikes, and working with babes galore without all the messy stuff. Baddog is a contributing photographer to Fubar, and a well rounded webmaster with a colorful and varied background. He has his hands in a number of adult ventures which will be discussed here. Baddog had some interesting pics out there. The best way to describe it is he cleans up well. Lets get some pics up of the before and after.
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Do you belong to and or have you ever belonged to any biker gangs? Thoughts?
Well, that is an interesting and kind of funny story (at least to me and my friends).
Back in the day, when I was but a pup, my best friend and I would ride our bikes up and down the State of California, breaking hearts and pounding down the beers. Naturally, being the studly guys we were, we would get approached by young girls, and it seemed that the most commonly asked question (besides "is it in yet?") was "are you in a club?" Gary (my buddy) always responded that we were gentlemen bikers.
Eventually, we decided that we should form a club consisting of only the few people that we could trust with our lives. Just being our friend was not enough. You had to ride, and be willing to take it to the limit.
After much deliberation we came up with the name, The Devil's Perverts. Gary was President, Gus was Veep, and I was Sgt at Arms. There were only 5 of us, and it was really not a "sanctioned" club, but the plot soon thickened.
Gary happened to marry this chick (appeared on Hustler's cover back in the late 70's early 80's) and as she was psycho, they ended up getting divorced a few years later. In the court proceedings she mentioned that her soon-to-be-ex was the president of an outlaw biker gang. So the Devil's Perverts became a matter of court record.
A couple years later, Gus, who lives up in the mountains of Santa Cruz, was hanging out by the boardwalk on Sunday afternoon. A reporter for the local paper was going around interviewing people, and happened upon Gus.
When Gus mentioned (jokingly) that he was the vice-president for the Devil's Perverts, the reported ended up including that in his article. So, once again, we made print, and I am sure the FBI is trying to figure out who the hell those guys are.
Have you ever had sex with anyone in the adult industry? What occupation did they have?
Are you hitting on me again?
Yes, but I will have to say no comment to part two, as a gentleman never tells, and it would be too easy to figure out who it might be. If they want to chime in, that is up to them, but you won't hear it from me.
So ladies, if you are looking for a discreet tryst, you know I can be trusted.
I understand you used to deliver drugs for a living, discuss.
Well . . . . I think I will limit this answer to my legal activities.
When I was a kid I worked in two different drug stores. The second one was when I turned 16 and had a car. I would deliver prescriptions up to the rich folks up in Palos Verdes Estates and Rolling Hills.
I will admit it was quite the experience since it was after school and usually dark out by the time the deliveries were ready to go out. Anyone that is familiar with the area knows it is quite rural, meaning no street lights, and I would spend as much time trying to find my way home as anything else.
On the upside, it taught me a lot about how streets are laid out, how to tell what streets will always take you to a main thoroughfare, and I met a few hot, rich girls that I ended up dating.
Would you ever go back to flipping burgers?
Well, hopefully I have set myself up well enough that I wouldn't have to, but if push came to shove, I would probably do it.
Having worked at McDonald's in high school I got plenty of experience and should not have a problem getting a managerial position . . . like night mananger or something.
I look back at those days with some fondness, especially since we were company store #13, and we lived up to the reputation. Everyone was a bunch of stoners.
As a settlement negotiator, what was the most interesting case you ever worked?
This was probably one of my favorite jobs of all time. Anyone that knows me knows that I love to debate, and when the results of the debate can end in rewards of tens of thousands of dollars, so much the better.
I just got back from a ride on my bike, and I was thinking about this question. I don't know if this was the most interesting case I ever worked on, but it was one that I was most proud of.
I worked for a Beverly Hills law firm, and most of the time I was negotiating with insurance companies. This one particular case I was dealing with a claims adjuster for an out of state insurance company.
There are procedures that must be followed in a lawsuit, and one of them is that you must make a good faith effort to settle the issue without having to go to court. That is where I came in. Insurance adjusters had to deal with me, and only as a last resort would they ever got to talk to my boss, and that would be after we had actually filed and served the summons of the defendant.
This particular adjuster did not want to deal with me, her position being that I was not an attorney, and she would only deal with attorneys.
Being very good at what I do, I knew the Code of Civil Procedure and Civil Code inside and out, and tried my best to get it through her thick skull that by California law she was obligated to try and settle this without going to court, and the only way she was going to talk to an attorney was in a courtroom. She just didn't get it. So I filed a complaint with the Calif Dept of Insurance.
She ended up turning the case over to one of the top insurance defense firms in the state. The head of the firm personally took on the case, and filed his own 8 page complaint against me, at which time he described me as "an intellectual terrorist." It was the highest compliment anyone had ever paid me.
How did getting an AOL spam change your life?
The year was 1996. I had left the law firm so that I could file a malpractice claim against my employer (I won), and I was seeking new employment.
Finding another law firm that would take on a biker as their paralegal was not easy, so I was doing side jobs for friends and even for State Farm Insurance (since I could do things they couldn't by law).
I had my 2400 baud modem, AOL, and some basic Internet knowledge. I was trying to figure out a way to make money using my computer, when one day I happened to read some AOL spam telling me I could make millions selling porn on the Internet for a simple $50 investment.
Times were tight, so my then girlfriend gave me $50 and I responded. The company was Elecnet Internet Services (EIS), and essentially he was giving free hosting, free content, and a sub-sub-sub-domain. He would keep 50% of whatever you made.
Back then, everyone had a paysite, and everyone's site had a "friends" page where they would have recip links to every other paysite out there. The first task you would do is to approach the owners of these other established sites and ask if you could trade links. If they agreed (most did) you would get the linking info, and then send it into the owner of EIS, and he would put the links up for you since no one had FTP access.
I went out and did as instructed, however, it soon got to the point that he was not putting these recips up in a timely manner and I was getting concerned that perhaps I was doing something wrong. So I made numerous attempts to contact EIS, and eventually asked for a phone number so I could call and talk to him. He responded by calling me.
After a few minutes of talking to him I knew that he had more work than he could handle on his own, and I saw the job opening I had been seeking.
I suggested that perhaps he should let me do the grunt work, and I would let him set the price. If it turned out that it wasn't worth it to me, or if he wasn't satisfied with my production we could part ways with no hurt feelings. He decided that he would rather give me some incentive and gave me 10% of the company. I soon took over as the affiliate manager, even though there really wasn't really a title like that back then.
The rest is history.
What is mogal networks?
The aforementioned Elecnet Internet Services eventually became Mogul Networks. I worked there for 6 years, becoming the Adult Entertainment Manager as the corporation had an adult and mainstream side.
I was the frontman for everything adult related, the most popular being SiteMogul, ContentLotto and AdultLogin AVS.
Talk about your work in the AVS marketplace.
When I left Mogul Networks in March, 2003 I was pretty much at a loss as to what I was going to do in adult, if anything at all. I had developed a friendship with goodgirl, and she had opened Sex Pictures Pass AVS about 6 months earlier.
When she heard that I had left Mogul she immediately presented me with a very generous offer to take a majority share of SPP-Productions, Inc. making me CEO and president.
At the time SPP was a revshare AVS, that only charged the surfer $10 a month, with a $5 payout to the affiliates. There were only about 25 affiliates and 200-300 sites in the system, so I wasn't really sure if this was something I wanted to get into. We had an AVS when I was at Mogul, but its results were kind of so-so. While I was deciding whether or not to accept the offer, they got a signup.
I took it as a sign. If this little AVS could get signups with so few affiliates and sites, maybe I could do something with it, so I agreed to the offer, and completely restructured the business model.
I had made many contacts while working with Mogul, one of them being with the good people at FlyntDigital. After a brief discussion with them, and Gary Kremen at Sex.com I knew I could make it work.
We went from revshare to PPS, increased the payouts to a sliding scale of $20-30 each, added a $5 webmaster referral program, and offered incentives to SPP affiliates.
We now have close to 900 affiliates, and 7,000 sites in the system, and are preparing to open two new AVS's.
What the fuck is pimpspromo?
When I left Mogul I was approached by several programs to work in their sales or affiliate divisions. To be honest, this did not have any appeal to me. No one was offering a salary, just commissions, and I did not feel like I wanted to get into that type of situation.
It was then suggested that perhaps I should open a company where I could work for several clients at once, and PimpsPromo was born.
PimpsPromo started off as an ad brokerage, where I set up a database of clients that owned resource sites, TGP's, webmaster boards, or whatever. People that don't have marketing managers or just wanted someone extra out there to help them sell ad space are my clients. I have clients that target both webmasters and surfers. My clients include Shemp.com and Sex.com. I provide a place where people looking to purchase advertising can go and get the rate cards for dozens of sites at one location, rather than having to hunt them down individually. All costs are covered by the seller, so it is a matter of convenience for the buyer.
Eventually I started taking on clients that had websites or domains for sale. If you have a product to sell, I can probably help you.
How do you make money from T3 reports?
If Traffic is king, then the T3Report is the Prime Minister.
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Affordably priced at $149 for T3Report Lite, and $349 for the full version, you will get monthly reports emailed to you for a year! All links are verified as being accurate prior to being sent out to you.
Affiliate mangers will swoon when they see the many uses this tool provides. Find out which affiliates might better use their links to you, and find a goldmine of new available affiliates.
You can even buy a report on your competitors to see where they get their traffic. Buy a report on thehun, imagine the links his report will yield.
If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact me direct at email@example.com
What can you tell us about GTE and digital switches?
I worked for GTE California for about 25 years, starting when I was 18 years old. I worked my way up beginning at the very bottom rung and eventually working in the central offices (where you get your dial tone, and all call processing takes place).
I had injured my knee climbing telephone poles and they eventually grounded me from climbing, so they allowed me to go into the central office to one of their first analog switches.
Being an avid and quick learner they eventually sent me to schools to learn how to run and repair their digital switch. I requested the graveyard shift as that was the only time you could actually perform maintenance on them.
When it came to troubleshooting and repair, I was the best they had, and they knew it. They ended up sending me to over 1,000 hours of training so that I was at the level 3 analyst qualified. That means I could read a hexadecimal printout and be able to find the one wire on the backplane that was grounded and causing that stuck all 1's.
How did you get involved with Fubar?
Good question. A few years ago I used to mod at PIB and would post pictures of places and events that I had attended. JFK saw them and I guess noticed that I had potential . . . either that or something came up in LA that he could not make, so he asked if I would shoot it for him.
I guess I did well enough that he now requests that I shoot any of the many webmaster activities that are help in SoCal, as well as assist him at Internext, Cybernet, Phoenix Forum or any other event where he can't be at 5 places at once.
It has been fun, and opened a lot of doors for me, for which I am quite grateful.
Talk about bikes and bicycles you owned and currently own.
I started riding dirt bikes when I was 15, racing Motocross at Ascot Park. Dirt bikes I have owned include Honda 90, Hodaka Ace 90, Hodaka Super Rat, and Yamaha 125 Enduro.
When I turned 18 I quit riding the dirt and went to the street. Those bikes include 1942 Harley-Davidson 45 c.i. flathead (chopper), 1969 Triumph Trident 750 (chopper), 1949 Harley-Davidson Panhead (chopper then custom restoral). I currently own a 1968 H-D shovelhead that I built drom scratch, and a 1986 H-D Heritage Softtail.
Why haven't you ever had the guts to leave your home state?
Well, I have traveled all over this country, and while there are some nice places to visit, I wouldn't want to live there. SoCal rocks, sometimes quite literally.
Besides, I hate moving, so my next move will be done by the LA County Coroner's Office.
How old are you? Why at your age do you work online?
51, and primarily because I am enjoying myself. Hanging out with all you youngsters keeps me spry
What's it like sharing 400 women with only one other man?
It was 1971, I was 18, there was no AIDS . . .life was good.
All 18 year old boys should have that experience.
Why are you single now?
Because I make a better boyfriend than I do a husband.
What's the big deal with blogs?
I was recently approached by Raven to blog for Klixxx on Kblogger - I didn't really think anyone would be interested in reading about my thoughts, but I decided to give it a shot anyway.
Surprisingly, the results were pretty good, and I ended up with new affiliates and clients.
Legendary Lars had nicknamed me White Cheech at Cybernet Expo last summer, so I registered the domain, www.whitecheech.com. I figured that if I could have good results with webmasters, I would try targeting surfers.
FletchXXX was kind enough to make me a banner and button, and White Cheech became a blog. The search engines have been very kind to me, and in a little over a month I am now getting several thousand hits a day.
I use it to promote programs that I don't really have a vehicle to promote with since most of my time has been dedicated to my AVS.
Talk about your work/involvement with xbiz.
Prior to Xbiz being called XBiz it was just Helmy Enterprises (Alec can correct me if I am wrong). He had a basic board that eventually became 69Spot. One day I happened to notice that it said "moderator" under my name.
I asked my partner if he knew waht was going on, and apparently Alec had asked him if we wouldn't mind moderating the board.
Since his script wouldn't allow me to register the name "baddog" I became known as Str8guy over there. I guess I was a little brash to the people that I felt deserved it, and some people didn't like the straightforward attitude I had. To make a long story short, I tendered my resignation.
Eventually 69Spot became several different forums under the XBiz name. TDavid moderated the Speak Your Mind forum. When he left, Marsha (Princess) asked me if I would moderate that forum. I stayed there for a couple more years. It was fun while it lasted.
What MPGs do you own/run?
None currently. When I was with Mogul we opened 4 of them, GirlfriendVideos, VideoPosts, FreeMGP, and DailyMovieList.
Just as they started to become successful we suffered a major server crash, and did not bother restoring them because it took quite a while to get a replacement server, and all the data had been lost.
Lesson learned - backup your data.
Why online porn?
Because I am not good looking enough for video or magazines.
Why do you come to GFY?
I am in the business of providing goods and services to adult webmasters. I can't think of any adult board that has more than GFY.
One thing I have learned over 5 years of posting on boards is that there are more lurkers than there are posters, so I know my audience is out there. I meet people at every major webmaster event I go to that have no board presence at all, yet they know who I am.
It is all about branding.
Talk about content lotto.
ContentLotto was a great vehicle for advertising and branding to adult webmasters. In two years we had 7,000 webmasters playing scratcher games, and winning over $500,000 in prizes.
I don't care what any of the nay sayers can come up with, there was no better value for your advertising dollar.
When I left Mogul Networks, Content Lotto pretty much died. The one thing that CL did for me personally was to make me very well known, and I made a lot of great contacts.
It helped a lot when JenC and I decided to launch ContentShopper which is a searchable database of content providers.
As I had developed a relationship with some of the biggest content providers in the business it gave me a head start with who to approach to get listed in our database.
Webmasters are now able to come to ContentShopper and shop around at many content providers without having to register unless they decide to make a purchase. It is free to use, and a real time saver.
Talk about TGP submit scripts.
When I was with Mogul I found myself running about 50 different sites, submitting galleries to dozens of different TGPs. It was quite time consuming.
Mogul was a pretty good programmer, so he started to write a script for me to help make my job easier. Every time he would provide a new feature, I would ask for something else. Eventually we had a product that we could sell to webmasters, and we called it SiteMogul. It was the first auto submitter.
I could run the program 10 times a month and get a million uniques, with ease. Shortly afterwards other auto submits started coming out, but none of them really compared to the ease of using SiteMogul.
Unfortunately, that same server crash that killed the MGPs caused the demise of SiteMogul (it was server based), and since there was so much competition out there, we let them have it. If I still had access to that script I would TGP more frequently, simply because it was so easy to use.
Even sites that did not allow auto-submitters like TGSW, would allow SiteMogul . . . except for thehun. . . . he never did like that program for some reason.
How old were you when you got your first real job?
I was the eldest of what was quickly becoming a huge family (12 kids). Mom didn't work, and dad didn't make much, so it seemed that all of my clothes were coming from thrift shops.
By the time I hit the 6th grade I knew I needed to do something if I wanted to own anything decent, so I got a paper route. The first month I was named carrier of the month for doubling the number of subscribers on my route.
So, 6th grade is like 11 or 12?
Do you take your bike to conventions?
I have taken it to Phoenix, and I take it to Webmaster Access when it is in LA, but I have found that my suits don't handle being rolled up into my saddlebags too well, so if I want to be able to dress up, I drive.
Do you make more than a million dollars a year? net
Nah, I have to split my income with too many people . . . but I am working on it. Talk to me at the end of the year
Do you own your home? Homes?
Yes, I bought my first home when I was 23. I own my current home, and a condo in Vegas right behind the Venetian . . . can we move Internext back there please?
Have you ever had a gay experience? Orgy? Threesome?
a) No, I have not had a gay experience with another man.
b) Back in the 70's I had a friend that had a knack for hooking up with people that would take world tours and he would stay at their homes out in the Valley. Friday and Saturday evenings he would throw swingers parties. It was great fun.
There were also the trains that we would pull on a couple different nymphos.
I came of age in the 70's, things were a lot different then. So to answer that question, yes.
Your thoughts on drugs and booze at adult webmaster gatherings.
Well . . . let's just say that my past has not exactly left me in a position to question anyone else's behavior. You name it, I probably did it. I think it would be safe to say that the list of inebriants I haven't used would be much shorter than the ones I have. I survived . . . barely.
These days I may have an occasional toke or drink, but I like being in control.
People go to conventions and gatherings for different reasons. I go to conduct business, other people go to party. I don't feel it is in my best interest to go to a gathering and get fucked up, because I don't feel that will give clients or potential clients confidence that I will give them the service they deserve and should expect.
For those that go to party, I am the last person to get judgmental. The only thing I say is don't drive.
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