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The Toe Nail guy was the most popular character on Fly, You Fools! There are two of them, and they were there from the first comic. They were certified Class A Ranters, and whined about everything from the music they play in Barista to strange Indian blog titles and the lack of Mogambo’s terrorist vision among other things. Even the great Jhunjhunwala on Twitter has a soft spot for the T.N.G.

The expression on the guy’s face and the sheer absurdity of the situation made him an ideal character. And he was well loved by readers. In fact, I’d say he’s the reason I started this webcomic.

How Fly, You Fools! started

Here’s what happened: I had a blog (like everyone else) and every 2-3 months I’d post a whine (like everyone else). Which didn’t matter much because no one read the blog anyway (like everyone else’s). So when Google bought Youtube (back in the dark ages of Web 2.0) I put up a blog post, and just to make it more interesting I used an old photo of mine of two guys talking about Youtube. It was absurd. Also was funny.

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