The Walking Dead – The Trapped in a Small Space Episode

“Multiple (often two) characters, who usually share a large amount of animosity, get trapped in a room (safe, elevator, etc.) and must spend the episode alone together. During which time they learn a new appreciation for each other.” – Locked in a Room Trope, TVtropes.org

Jack Nicholsons Say the Darnedest Things

I was scouring the internet for great quotes late last night, as I am wont to do, and I discovered some really unusual musings from American actor, producer, screen-writer,  director, three-time Academy Award winner and twelve-time nominee, Jack Nicholson.

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SOURCE: Imgur.com

Top 10 of 2015

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In order of chronological importance. 

  1. Mysterious Happinstance
  2. Sanctity City Sells Out
  3. Bachman Turner Overdrive
  4. Television Program
  5. A Modern Profecesist
  6. Famous Heart Surgeon Hears Wholy
  7. Table Manners Improved
  8. TBD
  9. That Angry Panda
  10. Invention
  11. Whatchoo talking bout, Dobie Gillis?
  12. Bases Loaded
  13. Dates & Figs, Sticks & Twigs
  14. Building a Better Trendsetter
  15. Sales Sales Sales
  16. Very Good List

Art Thieves Swipe My Dumb Cologne / Fart Shirt, Sell on Amazon!

The thievery of shirt designs is rampant.  I base this only on how many of my items are being sold by others.  Today I came across two retailers selling this rediculous Drakkar & Farts shirt I conceived of over 25 years ago (available in my parody shop).

Drakkar-compIf you’ve not a longtime reader of this blog (meaning, you’re not me), please allow me to restate that I know I’m no Picasso Da Vinci and that in most cases I’m able to gaurnetee that it was my work that was lifted by the mistakes I made when designing them.

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For more info on a few previous incidents, see this whiney post.   Original stupid Fart Shirt Announcement here.

RETRO JCiD: Uno Tourney 2006

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Over at SeasonedGamers.com (The Most Magical Place On Earth™) we did a lot of great tournaments and leagues and continue to do so.  While they range from FPS to Racing and beyond, most lack the extreme danger and maximum excitement of the ultimate insanity, Uno.

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The second week’s games occurred on 6.6.06 so I was contractually bound to create a terrifying promo.  Instead, I made this…

After the final games concluded, I made a gameplay montage.  People told me a card based video game would not make an exciting montage.

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But that’s not all!!!!  Wait until you hear about the prizes…oh the prizes.  Custom bannar for the forum (seen above in super-chromocolor) and a jaw-droppingly beautiful custom avatar, hand crafted by moi if I do say so myself.

Sometimes when life seams hard and you feel like giving up, remember that there is still some glory in this world.  Something fantastical to live for.

Haters Gonna Swipe!

Since most of my shirts are products / places / things from shows and films, I’m never under the impression that I’ll be the only one doing a particular tee.  Since I’m a video editor and not a designer or artist, I never expect I’ll be doing the most well “drawn.”

However, I never expected shirt companies to take something I’ve done and sell it as their own.

Vamonos Pest Control

Most companies only took the bug portion of the drawing but some just sell the EXACT design.

Since I did this shirt [Vamonos Pest Control] after the first time the fictitious company was shown on Breaking Bad, I didn’t have a great source image to trace (which I do when attempting to replicate an existing element to incorporate into a design).  Since I’m not a professional artist, there are some unique details in the shirt (mistakes) that no one would have intentionally done.  The oddest part of this is that other people have done the bug design better than me, but their’s haven’t been appropriated.

BTW, I haven’t included any comparison images because I don’t want to increase the frequency they show up in searches, but look a the one above and imagine the exact same thing (for the the bug, at least).

Gray Matter

Given the nature of the types of shirts I make, I’m not unaware of the irony of crying about copyright infringement when 90% of my stuff is at least inspired by another’s intellectual property but at least I have the respect to take the time to modify and alter and re-draw the element and make something different with it.

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Here’s the list of companies to date that took my rendering and have been selling shirts and other items with my drawing of the drawing from the truck on the TV Show on them: Crowne Apparel, Cinefilia Camesetas, (both of whom literally used the entire design), Mean Fellas, Degenerate Clothing, Front Room Cinema,  3D Supply, Texlab, ShirtCity and Futbolk.uk.

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At this point, I’ve only contacted a company about the Crowne Apparel design as they took the entire design and sell it on the same print to order shop as mine.  The other one’s don’t really bother me too much, I just think they’re sort of stupid for not stealing one of the better renderings of the bug.

I’m just happy some people buy the shirts I make (for myself. first and foremost) and enjoy them.

In other news; all Breaking Bad related shirt I’ve made and will make will now also appear in their own shop at the Breaking Bad Inspired Redbubble Page.

Me thinks I’ve just been dumped via text!!!

Not sure who it is though.  It’s certainly not my wife, she adores me.

Today I received some messages from a number I don’t know, these are their words…

3:02 – “the fact that u can throw this whole thing out the window repeatedly is backseat [sic] is something”

3:05 – “pls ignore message…not important…have a nice life”

3:23 – “sorry bout that…those previous messages were unnecessary…this cannot be repaired…it is tossed aside to [sic] easily…time to move on for good..”

MY REPLY: 3:52 – “FINE THEN!!!  See if I care, I’ll tell the world about u still being a nasty ass bed-wetter and how I did your dad that day when you was ballin’ anyways.  C’est la vie, ya prick!”

Making friends IS easy!

2002 Ween Pizza Hut Jingles

So, most of you clever and worldly JCiD readers probably know about this but I was thinking about it today and laughing out loud. Basically, Pizza Hut had some agency attempting to come up with hip ads for the pizza they made with all the cheese in the crust (WTHF?). Anyway, they tried to be cool and hired Ween.

So Dean Ween and Jean Ween created a total of six after repeated rejections. I believe this was their 5th…

Dean and Jean Ween being Mean?

[Sorry, I have to put a “new window” link for copyright stuffs]

Where’d the Cheese Go?

Then on the final submission (and I’m not 100% sure this is true, but I’m not the effing news) they submitted this one…

Where’d The Cheese Go? Rev6 (NSFW)

8 years later and it still makes me crack up.

98% of Facebook Users Don’t Want to be at Work Today

This shocking information comes via a recent study by the statistic minded, statistic gatherers and compilers of the top secret organization known as the CENSUS BUREAU (yes, like the furniture, I didn’t believe it either until I found they have a website proving they’re a legitimate organization).

Unlike the image that we all share of happy workers, working hard today like the ones below in the multiculturally diverse, business looking stock photo; FaceBook users are actually more likely to be wearing a frown than an unnatural smile and breakaway Dockers while standing in a triangular flight formation.

THIS IMAGE IS A LIE!

The remaining 2% of FaceBook users may or may not be happy to be working today.  It’s difficult to tell as they are currently posting the food they are, or plan on eating, the bowel movement they recently parted with, the Cuban gangster they just killed or something political that they cut and pasted from a junk email from their cousin’s idiot girlfriend who they pretend to like.

An inside source, Susie “Lolcat” Lewis who wishes to remain unanimous “friended” a Census employee named Margaret Hughes and was surprised to discover that even her “friend” was occasionally unhappy to be at work today.  However, since Margaret Hughes (the data entry clerk on the fourth floor and who consumes a Cathy mug of cheap bourbon three times a working day) continuously rejects our friend request; we have yet to confirm this allegation.

Further studies suggest that even some non-FaceBook users are unhappy to be at work today. However, this could not be confirmed as they had no way of communicating this information with that kid from grammar school that they never spoke to because she smelled like cheeses, or anyone for that matter, as most businesses have now adopted the “No Sharpies in the Bathroom Stall” policy engineered by Sony.

Businesses around the globe struggle to find the source of this problem that has grown exponentially at almost the exact same rate as the popularity of social networking, yet they have made no progress today.  However according to most business leaders’s status updates, they have made great progress in getting new animals in their farm.

A side study also discovered that 100% of all white people thought the person in the front of the above photo was “that boss lady from Law & Order; the good one, not the overrated one for perverts to get their jollies to.”

The writer of this article wishes to remain anonymous as any of his FaceBook friends would be well aware of the fact that he didn’t feel like being at work on the day he wrote this article, which coincidentally was today.  Also, this article sounded funnier in his head when he couldn’t sleep last night and now he thinks The Onion probably did it three years ago with better grammar and  funny.