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Bandersnatch FAQ"

WHAT IS A BANDERSNATCH? The name Frumious Bandersnatch comes from the poem...JABBERWOCKY By Lewis Carroll

Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogroves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought--
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

And as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling throuygh the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish buyt!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!
He chortled in his joy

Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogroves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

SO WHY THAT NAME FOR YOUR PAPER? Because no one really knows what a Bandersnatch is.

WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF TFB? The paper started as an off-campus (underground) rag at the University of Arizona in 1965. We were actually one of the first underground newspapers in the 60's. We even have an FBI file to prove it. We always wanted to go national, but couldn't afford it. Then along came the World Wide Web. TFB no longer has a print edition, as it is totally a creature of the Web. We wen on line in 1997. If you want a hard copy, you supply the paper, ink and printer. Much cheaper for us. Seems like a lot of other print media are following the same path...dropping the print edition because of the cost of paper and ink.

HOW OFTEN DOES THIS SITE GET UPDATED? More or less monthly, but sometimes the edition is updated because stuff is happening out there.

WHY IS YOUR PAPER YELLOW? We're yellow journalists.

WHO WRITES THIS STUFF? At the moment most of the content is written by Hugh Holub. Mostly because we can't pay anyone else to contribute.

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED? The paper is published from Tubac, Baja Arizona a little town about 45 miles south of Tucson.

WHAT'S THE DEAL ABOUT GENERAL DELIVERY UNIVERSITY? We host the General Delivery University here as an authoritative source for our content. Note that the GDU is nothing more than a diploma mill offering free college degrees online if you can find the right page.

There might be hardly any facts here--but occasionally some truth.

Upon entering the Frumious Bandersnatch website, you are passing into another world, like Alice falling down the rabbit hole, or passing through the Looking-Glass.

"Judge your accomplishments not by the praise of your friends, but by the names of your enemies."--Joe Sam,