Because we can’t resist a good poop joke, 20 funny signs.
Who is this guy Cabell is eating icecream with?
Why does this guy have a WORK hat on?
Why are there so many pictures of booze? Was Cabell just drinking the whole time he was gone last week?
The only way you’ll find out is clicking on “read more” cause this is a big entry.
In an effort to turn this blog completely in to something about our pets, today I introduce you to Ike’s cousin from the country, Mike. Ike and Mike have the same grandfather. Obviously with living in the heart of Richmond, Ike is a clean cut, fresh-looking city dog. Mike, on the other hand, is from the country. He usually is running around through the mud, growing his hair long. But I guess if that’s what he’s gotta do to attract the girl dogs out there in the country, more power to him.
Mike (the scruffy country cousin)
Ike (clean cut and winking)
Do you see the resemblance?
The Hoople Group, via the Richmond Ad Club, is encouraging all Virginia advertising, marketing and PR firms to donate $100 dollars to a local non-profit. There’s been recent news about donations dropping off significantly, which I would guess is probably due to the economy being a bit shaky. WORK is definitely going to participate, and you should, too.
Cabell’s been sending us some random photos from his cross-country adventure this week. I’m not sure what all of them are yet, but once I know, I’ll post them up on here. But until Cabell gets back to actually let us know what they all are, I’m just going to post up this one of the Ghoulsby sign. Now I know that it doesn’t really say Ghoulsby, but Cabell is famous for always getting names and sayings mixed up. My guess is that the words Goodby and Silverstein were getting combined in his head and the word they combined to make was “ghoulsby.” I think he’s been pretty good about it lately though, because I haven’t heard in a while. But he does still call Lawrence, who is one of our interns, Lance.
And just to prove how I’m going to one day grow up to be an old man that owns a bunch of cats, here’s a random iPhone picture of my cat Lilly. Maybe one day I’ll bring her in and introduce her to Ike.
The wall’s a bit empty today, but it’s because the boss-man is in San Fran today. He’s probably going to be coming back with some stuff, so the wall needs to be open when he gets back. But I like the old magnifying glass that made it’s way on to the cut table earlier today. I wonder what kind of stuff the original owners of this magnifying glass looked at.
In my daily browse of blogs today I happened across this little gem. My old buddy Hal Brindley is making some international waves with his photos of a leopard attacking and killing a crocodile. The first time this event has ever been documented.
Hal used to run a clothing company called “Play,” which has nothing to do with the “Play” logo in our portfolio. And we’re called “Work.” Weird coincidences. Anyway, check out his site for the full run down of the pictures, they are pretty amazing. Oh and another little bonus story about Hal: About 12 years ago he won a gift certificate for a grocery store by his house for $250. What did he do with it? Spent all of it, at once, on ramen noodles. It filled up the entire bed of a pick-up.
It’s not uncommon around the office to hear a loud crash followed by Cabell yelling “It’s all right, I’m not hurt.” I guess we just work in a dangerous environment. But of everything in this office that could possibly injure me, these rocks are the things that scare me the most. It’s just 3 real, and heavy, rocks stacked on top of each other. There is nothing holding them together and they fall on their own all the time. I’m just always paranoid one is going to fall and land on my hand while I’m using an xacto knife. Why do we have 3 big rocks stacked on our cut table? I have no idea, it was like that when I got here.
Usually when I buy a CD, I check out the artwork, rip the cd to my computer, then put the CD in the closet and will probably never see it again. I realized the other day that two of my favorite albums weren’t on my computer here at work, so I went home and dug them out of the closet and brought them in. They’ve been sitting on my desk for about a week and I just realized that both of the albums have whales on the artwork. Of the 2 random CD’s I grabbed, they both had whales on them. I thought it was a weird coincidence.
In case you are wondering, it’s “Challengers” by The New Pornographers and “Tyranny of Distance” by Ted Leo/Rx
Cabell sent me a pretty cool site this morning, 100 of the most influential taglines. Let’s take a little quiz, you should know who these tags are for, but do you know what year they came out?
1. Just do it.
2. Finger-lickin’ good!
3. Reach out and touch someone.
4. Have it your way.
5. Think small.
If you want to know if you’re right, you’ve gotta click the link.
Cabell’s wall might be looking a bit empty today, but I think it’s got something to do with the fact that he’s headed to New York tomorrow. I’m guessing he wanted to leave some space for some new super-secret projects that are coming up. But you didn’t hear that from me.
I’m not the hugest fan of drinking coffee, but The Design Blog has a pretty interesting coffee cup to ensure that you get what you want.
The first person to correctly guess who made this giraffe will be the winner of a free lemony-snacky treat from 8 1/2, one of the best take-out places in Richmond. The only clue I’m giving you is that is wasn’t Lumpy.