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Katie Henkel
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I get asked quite a few questions about this page and Mr.T in general. So please check here first. If you still don't see the answer to your question, then feel free to send me an email.

Mr.T vs Everything FAQ

Table of Contents
Version 1.3: October 25, 2005

1 Mr.T Himself
  1.1 I heard that Mr.T was dead.  Is that true?
  1.2 I heard Mr.T has cancer.  How's he doing?
  1.3 What has he been doing lately?
  1.4 Where can I get his new interviews, commercials, etc.?
2 Mr.T vs Pages 2.1 Making/posting pages 2.1.1 How did all of this start? 2.1.2 I want to suggest a site... 2.1.3 Well then, can I do Mr.T vs... 2.1.4 How do I make a site then? 2.1.5 What sort of guidelines are there? 2.1.6 How do I get my page listed on your site? 2.1.7 What else can I do to publicize my site? 2.1.8 Why didn't you list my site? 2.2 Guidelines 2.2.1 Profanity 2.2.2 Topics/Content 2.2.3 What about "Mr.T vs my friend Joe?" 2.2.4 Structure 2.2.4.1 HTML 2.2.4.2 Images 2.2.4.3 Files 2.2.5 FINISH the page!
3 Contacts, etc. 3.1 Finding the man or his merchandise 3.1.1 Are you Mr.T? 3.1.2 Well then, are you his agent? 3.1.3 I want Mr.T to come to my meeting, youth group, party, etc. Can you help me? 3.1.4 Remember the Mr.T ______ ? Where can I get one? 3.2 Addresses 3.2.1 Does Mr.T have an official website or email address? 3.2.2 Do you know where I can write to him?
4 Miscellaneous 4.1 Can I link to your site? 4.2 Can I steal your code? 4.3 Do you want/need help running the site? 4.4 I have a suggestion for you, or a bug to report. 4.5 Why don't you have/use X on your page? 4.6 Why are you so slow updating the page and replying to email? 4.7 What happens to the page after you graduate? 4.8 Can I advertise on your site? 4.9 Do you write all these pages?

1 Mr.T Himself
  1.1 I heard that Mr.T was dead.  Is that true?
	No, Mr. T is not, nor has he ever been, dead.
1.2 I heard Mr.T has cancer. What kind? How's he doing? Mr.T was diagnosed with a rare type of lymphoma in 1995. However, he is now in remission. He has credited the cancer for making him a stronger person, and is in the process of publishing "Cancer Saved My Life," a book about the experience.
1.3 What has he been doing lately? Lots of TV commercials. Appearances on the Tonight Show and Conan O'Brien. A Christian movie, "Judgment". I'm sure there's more in the works.
1.4 Where can I get his new interviews, commercials, etc.? I'm trying to link to as many video clips as I can on my site, however since my site lives on a free server (thanks Luke), I can't really host any myself.
2 Mr.T vs Pages 2.1 Making/posting pages 2.1.1 How did all of this start? The Mr.T vs X pages began with the creation of "Mr.T vs Superman" by a group of college students at the University of Idaho. It has now become an international phenomenon.
2.1.2 I want to suggest a site... I don't make all of these pages! If you have a great idea for a page, then you should make it yourself. It's really not all that hard. I suppose you could suggest the idea to the mailing list, but I doubt you would find any takers. People who are going to make a site generally know what they're going to make ahead of time.
2.1.3 Well then, can I do Mr.T vs... Yes! You don't need my permission! Just make the site. There are lots of things that have been done two or three times. As long as it's original, don't worry about if it's already been done.
2.1.4 How do I make a site then? Decide on a plot. Gather & edit the pictures you need. Turn this into a webpage. Post the page & submit it to this site if you feel like it. That's all there is to it. (If you need help finding Mr.T pictures to use, try the Resource Archive)
2.1.5 What sort of guidelines are there? That's addressed in another section
2.1.6 How do I get my page listed on your site? You email me the link. Then I take a look at it and post it.
2.1.7 What else can I do to publicize my site? You can submit it to the webring. You can try submitting it to search engines, but lately they haven't been very good about listing them.
2.1.8 Why didn't you list my site? It may be breaking some of the guidelines. If you're hosted on Geocities or Angelfire, sometimes I have trouble accessing those pages. I'll keep trying until I can get through. Generally I'll post things like that on the "What's New" section.
2.2 Guidelines 2.2.1 Profanity This is pretty self explanatory. Let's try to be mature and keep it to a minimum.
2.2.2 Topics/Content Let's try to keep the porn, etc. off the pages. Also, keep in mind that these pages have an extremely wide audience. I'm no Politically Correct freak, but there is a line you really shouldn't cross. Enough said.
2.2.3 What about "Mr.T vs my friend Joe?" As I've said in the past, this is a tough area to judge. The rule I go by is, will it be funny to other people? A few in-jokes aren't a problem, but if no one outside of you and your three best friends will find it funny, then I probably won't post it. I used to post these, but I got more complaints about them than any others, that they were self-serving and not funny and that I shouldn't post them. The audience has spoken. Also, there is NO WAY that I'll post the site if the sole purpose is to tear down another person. Kidding is one thing, but I've seen sites that were just cruel. If your site is well done and funny to other people, then there's a good chance it will go up.
2.2.4 Structure 2.2.4.1 HTML Some of you want to make pages, but don't know any HTML. It's really pretty easy to learn, and there are many, many online tutorials. Just type "HTML tutorial" into a search engine. The one that I've used in the past is webmonkey.
2.2.4.2 Images Another concern is image editing programs. You don't need Photoshop or other expensive programs. There are very good freeware/shareware programs available for download. Try tucows.com
2.2.4.3 Files PLEASE don't send me power point presentations, or zip files of power point presentations and/or movies and ask me to open them and post them. I don't have the space for that kind of thing. Post it on the web and send me a link and I'll be happy to add the link.
2.2.5 FINISH the page! Don't email me and say "I'm working on this page, it will be done sometime in the next few months." and expect me to remember the address or anything about it. I keep email for about a month, and after that, it's gone. Lots of people do this, and then email me months later saying "My site is finished" without telling me the address or even what it was. I won't remember it. I get too many site emails. Please help me out and send the address any time you have concerns, etc. about your page.
3 Contacts, etc. 3.1 Finding the man or his merchandise 3.1.1 Are you Mr.T? NO!!! I get this question more often than you can possibly imagine. I'm a recent college grad in Arizona, and if you ever saw me, you'd laugh at the thought. :)
3.1.2 Well then, are you his agent? Nope. I have nothing to do officially with Mr.T. I'm just a fan with a website.
3.1.3 I want Mr.T to come to my meeting, youth group, party, etc. Can you help me? Sorry, but like I said above, I am not affilliated in any way with Mr.T.
3.1.4 Remember the Mr.T ______ ? Where can I get one? Ebay. That's about the only place I know of that you can find Mr.T merchandise.
3.2 Addresses 3.2.1 Does Mr.T have an official website or email address? I've heard that there's an official website in the works, but that's all I know.
3.2.2 Do you know where I can write to him? No. I have absolutly no idea how to contact him.
3.2.3 Well that's fine, but I'd still like to interview you. How do I do that? Just send me an email and I'll get back to you.
4 Miscellaneous 4.1 Can I link to your site? Sure! This is the internet, you don't have to ask just to link to a site!
4.2 Can I steal your code? Um...let me think...NO! I've actually been asked if someone could copy my page for their own site. Use your heads, people. No one likes a copycat.
4.3 Do you want/need help running the site? Not really. Maybe at some point in the future this site will evolve beyond what I can handle, but until then, thanks for the offers, but I'm just fine.
4.4 I have a suggestion for you, or a bug to report. Then send me an email
4.5 Why don't you have/use X on your page? I don't use javascript, etc. because I'm interested in keeping the page simple and accessible to everyone. I just don't want to deal with browser compatibility issues. Plus, I use Netscape so I'd code for that one and annoy all the IE users out there. I think it's best this way.
4.6 Why are you so slow updating the page and answering email? Well, because I have a full time job! But to tell you the truth, sometimes I'm just lazy :)
4.7 What happens to the page after you graduate? Well, it will have to move. I've registered a domain name, so as soon as I'm no longer a poor college student I'll get it hosted somewhere. I'll let everyone know.
4.8 Can I/my company advertise on your site? No. I used to be hosted on an educational server, which was a good excuse. The truth is, I hate all forms of banner and pop-up ads. So it would be really hypocritical of me to put them on here, wouldn't it?
4.9 Do you write all these pages? Nope. I wouldn't have the time! The only one I've written is Mr.T vs the Bears. These sites have been written by well over a hundred different people from around the world.
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