When I recently left a lucrative supermarket job to pursue my Starving Writer phase, I couldn’t help feel survivor’s guilt. I fled with my soul intact, but how could I lend moral support to those left behind?
Then there was the question of my legacy. What would my loving contribution mean to Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd ten years from now? I had to leave behind a message for the ages.
Also, the staff room really needed some coffee mugs.
There they remain to this day; silent sentinels to the stars.
FACT: In his daily tech support work for The Man, Tim encounters a huge volume of unintentionally hilarious spam subject headings.
FACT: The world has been a slightly less awesome place since Spamusement.com stopped posting its priceless visual interpretations of such spam titles, and will remain slightly less awesome until somebody picks up where it left off.
FACT: Paul “Ettin” Matijevic can sketch a mean stick figure.
Alastair: During his brief but bright tenure as Rubber Chicken cartoonist in 2003-4, Scott McQuaig gave us a memorable visual personality that lingers to this day. (I could have used a fart metaphor there, but no, I’m better than that.) Even now, many of his creations peer out from the left hand side of this website, each a glorious gaseous tendril of nostalgia.
Scott has recently thawed from creative hibernation – some call it “business school” – to deliver this hand-crafted rendition of “popular” podcast “personality” Sir Nigel Haversmith IV. See it. Smell it. Savour it. And if you would like to see more of our audio-only characters brought to life, please share your suggestions below. Scott’s return to artistry is a self-admittedly tentative one, and with this public call-out, I hope to lure him back with guilt.
Oh, and registration is no longer required to post a comment, so a big “hello” to our new spambot readership!
Australians everywhere (provided they live in Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane and use public transport) know mX – a delightful, informative and totally free daily newspaper available at train stations. Subjects span US celebrity gossip, new product lines, US celebrity trivia, sports, photographs of people in their underwear, US celebrities launching new product lines, photographs of US celebrities in their underwear, and sudoku.
Particularly worth reading is the the letters section, “Vent Your Spleen”, where fellow commuters write in to send messages to strangers they met on the train or discuss the news, politics, trains, celebrities and celebrities on trains.
Ever wanted to see what that letters section looked like, but too afraid to pick up the copy that shifty old man left on his seat with a copy of Big & Bouncy wrapped inside? Wonder no longer!
For your perusal, another crap comic. The amusing thing is that I spent more time capturing, animating and optimizing the image to the left than I spent on the concept and construction of the entire comic you’re about to look at. How’s that for… er, something.
Actually, that image is pretty amusing. I could watch it for hours.
And you know, I think I will. Look! They just keep slapping each other! And one of them’s an evil mastermind with a scar who is voiced by John DiMaggio, the guy who does Bender in Futurama!
So I left it a little late. So what? It’s not like anyone’s even remotely interested in Street Sharks anyway. Trust me on this. There are literally NO fan sites of any kind about this mediocre 90s kids’ show which was a blatant rip-off of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I know this because of my extensive twenty second search on Google. (Please don’t find me some obscure Street Sharks website to prove me wrong. I really don’t care.)
An exclusive excerpt from the Captain Planet Annual 1993
(Printed on RECYCLED PAPER!)
Generously donated by Mister Bung