Also I have more interviews next week. Plot thickens, and that.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Take that Ed Hardy. Though, I suppose Ed Hardy can walk down stairs. (Yeah, it's another TeeFury.)
It's the state election today, something I'm legally not allowed to have an opinion about. Meanwhile, back in the mother country, the government has fallen. Again. This'll make the 4th election in 7 years. The joys of minority government. The election did spark this exchange:
So many people don't read this shirt. They just assume it's a random heavy metal band and don't realise it's CLASSICAL. YEAH. CLASSICAL.
So my new job has been postponed. Indefinitely. Or "until further notice", as the official statement goes. I'm doing other interviews, so everything is a little up in the air.
I also realised yesterday the difference between going to a bar on Karaoke night and going to a Karaoke place with rented rooms. That difference being, at the bar? You need to be able to sing. In the room, everyone's just hollering along and it all gets drowned out. In conclusion, I have no voice.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
A TeeFury, bought ages ago in a joint order with Craig, but I didn't pick it up until yesterday.
This shirt caused a perfect moment. It was noticed by one of my team members, who said words to the effect of "Hey, cool. Admiral Ackbar from Star Wars. But what's he holding?"
I held my breath, then just as the realisation started to dawn, I blurted out:
"IT'S A TRAP!"
Oh how happy I was.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Hey, that's better! Now all I need is a slogan.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
in which several things occur, our hero learns a lesson, a shoe is lost, and zombie dental hygiene is brought into question.
(Well, not really, I just love old fashioned chapter titles that go on and on and make no sense until after you read the chapter).
It is one of those shirts that some people pass with a casual glance and others stop me so they can read the entire thing.
It brings to mind, though, a mental meme that has made the rounds of my office various times since I've worked here, each time instigate by myself. The meme unfolds thusly:
You are trapped in a shopping mall with a horde of zombies. You must choose:
A) What weapon would you wield?
B) What person (real or fictional) would you choose as your companion?
C) What song would be blasting over the PA system?
Every choice must be justified and explained to the last detail.
There have been days where the discussion of this has taken my entire morning. It never fails to cheer me up. If I recall correctly, my first choice, when I was initially introduced to the meme by the Totally Rad Show, were as follows:
a) The laptop-controlled 14.5mm cannon with depleted uranium rounds from the 1997 "The Jackal" film. (allows for precision targeting from a safe distance, and cyclic rate and penetration make for crowd control)
b) River Tam (specifically the more-awakened-ass-kicking-River from Serenity, rather than cowering-mental-crazy-River from Firefly). (She would be the melee-cased front line, while I provided fire-support. Also, she'd look amazing doing it as Summer Glau does.)
c) "In The Hall of the Mountain King" by Apocalyptica (Epic metal cellos, with built in crescendos and solos to underscore moment of awesome)
a) A comically large sledgehammer (+2 against Zombies)
b) Chris Farley (human cannonball)
c) "It's Raining Men" by The Weather Girls (Yeah.)
Go on. Try it yourself. However, I am not responsible for your lack of productivity.
Monday, March 14, 2011
So you've all heard me talk about Scott Pilgrim. I talk about it a lot. The film and the comic. And how I like it. I like it a lot. I will not reiterate all of this, but I will point out one bit from the film that make me crack up on the 5th viewing:
Computer: "You've got mail!"
Scott: "Dude, this thing claims I have mail!"
Wallace: "It's amazing what they can do with technology."
Scott: "Dude, now I'm reading it!"
*I snicker like a little kid*
It's the delivery that I love: completely without irony on Scott's part.
I don't have a picture of my favourite visual gag from the books, which was Wallace telling Scott that he's not to come home that night, just as he steps off the bus... at their home. Scott splutters in outrage, then our eyes stay on Wallace as the bus drives away with an ever-dwindling-Scott calling out such classics as "You suck, surprising no one!", "I had sexual relations with your mother!" and "Your mother was not that good!" until he's a dot yelling into a dot caption.
EDIT: Thanks to Wikiquote, I have the full dialogue:
YOU SUCK, SURPRISING NO-ONE!!!!
If bad was a boot, you'd fit it!!!!
You're a stupid poo-poo head!
I had sexual relations with your mother!!!
Your mother was not that good in bed!
You, sir, are a wicked soul!
I am rubber, you are glue!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Day 3! Whoo-kak!
This is an official Tiki Bar TV shirt, from my third purchase from their lovely store. Tiki Bar TV is single-handedly responsible for engendering my interest in tiki cultural, cocktails, and podcasts in general.
Not bad for a little show that I clicked solely due to the thumbnail of a pretty girl and the "Explicit" tag on iTunes.
Yes, I admit it. I may have been expecting racy content when I subscribed. Sue me. I'm male.
Instead I got a wildly irreverent, smart and extremely funny series.
Initially, though, I was just confused. The episode was "Red Handed" which is fairly steeped in what I laughingly call continuity.
I quickly downloaded every episode I could, and set about turning Fridays into Tiki Fridays at work, a practice which happened every Friday for 16 months, and caused much in the way of shenanigans. Yes. It also gave me practice at cocktail making, meaning that I'm now considered to be okay at it. I've heard.
The show is now on hiatus, and has been for a while, but I consider it to be very special.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
So this was one of the merchandised shirts from the Spicks & Specks live show when it toured. I did not go to this show, though I wanted to. Spicks & Specks has, over time, become the only network TV program I watch when it's on. Other than that, I have no appointment viewing in my TV schedule. And, being the sole survivor of that habit, I often miss it when it's on, due to not being in the habit of sitting down at a certain time to view something.
Also, as I have to remind people, this shirt is a pastiche of a Ramones design. I also like Warren Ellis' take on this shirt.
I've chosen it today because we're going to see some of Tanja's friends in Epping for lunch, and as they have children, I've been asked not to wear anything "rude". My shirts aren't rude! Well, most of them aren't. I think the kiddies would have enjoyed the shirt I posted yesterday.
Friday, March 11, 2011
I bought this shirt from TeeFury.com. I bought it for $10. Bargain.
So anywhoo, i bought it because as part of my long and storied history/love affair with comic books (which is a long and complicated Blog post which I’ve been composing in my head for ages now), I stole an trade-paperback of the first four issues of Fantastic Four. Well, I say stole. I brain-stole it, by seeing it at Marc Remedios’ house, and then sitting down and powering through it in one sitting. Apart from some ZeeRusty elements (like the hypnoray) and some silly Idiot Ball behaviours (OMG guys, she’s the INVISIBLE WOMAN. If you look into her SECURE CELL and she’s NOT THERE, don’t OPEN THE DOOR and GO IN, you FUCKING IDIOTS), it was still the basis of what I consider a one-and-done superhero comic to be. My previous exposure involved two non-consecutive issues of Thor (both part of larger storylines that ended in cliffhangers) and a Free Comic Book Day issue of Batman (which was a huge homage to Detective movies which went straight over my 7-year-old-head), so this seemed to be what I had been missing. It was later that year that I started buying (in multiple sections) The Handbook To The Marvel Universe, reasoning that I couldn’t afford to buy all the comics I wanted, I could at least buy something which lots of information (this was pre-wikipedia). Even then I was an information junkie.
So that’s why I bought the shirt.