I'm a jerk. I failed to give credit to Kieren Diment who helped me with some of the finer points of this script. Thanks Kieren!
Web spiders are not a new idea.
A well written spider can gather a whole lot of data without any labor beyond actually writing it, and in a speedy manner.
I've put together a spider for a recent project I've been working on, using Web::Scraper.
So here we go!