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In the Age of Obama, EVERYONE gets a prize

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I heard back from Zazzle. They say they pulled my Nobel designs because the medal is trademarked. That sounds very plausible, actually. Supposedly, by taking the words “Nobel Prize” off, the stuff will be okay. We’ll see.

I SWEARS I’ll quit flogging my lame crap now. I just don’t have a whole to say for myself today. We drove way up the coast to our favorite chish and fips shop, and I drove all the way there and all the way back. Really kicked my ass.

I can’t relax for a second driving here. The roads are too narrow, everyone drives too fast for conditions and, of course, they’re doing it all the wrong way around. It doth suck, but my driving instructor is on vacation this week, so I need the practice.

Next up, written exam! My US license is only good until the end of this month :(

Comments


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: October 29, 2009, 8:43 pm

Ha! we drive too fast!?

You want to see that weasel go.

From behind a hedge.


Comment from steve
Time: October 29, 2009, 9:45 pm

Have you considered changing it to the “DYNAMITE PEACE PRIZE”?

In your advertising campaign….you could consider an Obama character…looking a bit too much like JJ from Good Times…giving us all his trademarked “DYN-O-MITE!”

Or something equally as stupid…

I am disappointed that I may never get my gift set of Nobel Peace Prize coasters


Comment from GrannyJ
Time: October 30, 2009, 1:40 am

Can’t you just invert the letters & go with the Noble Prize or perhaps, better, the Noble Price?


Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: October 30, 2009, 1:49 am

Maybe the “No Balls Price’s'right” ?


Comment from tawny
Time: October 30, 2009, 6:58 am

It appears that ferrets are weapons …

http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?Thief_stuffs_weapon-ferret_down_trousers&in_article_id=760149&in_page_id=2

assault with a deadly weasel next?


Comment from Jakeman
Time: October 30, 2009, 7:39 am

Nutball Peace Prize?


Comment from steve
Time: October 30, 2009, 8:48 am

From Uncle Badger

Ha! we drive too fast!?

You want to see that weasel go.

From behind a hedge.

Why is it that I picture that scene from A Fish Called Wanda….an American car, tearing around an English town, tires squealing, wrong side of the road, driver shouting “Asshole!” at everyone in sight…..


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 30, 2009, 9:07 am

Sorry about the trip to the spam filter, tawny.


Comment from Mike C.
Time: October 30, 2009, 9:19 am

Well, if making money off the blog doesn’t work, there’s always Amway…


Comment from jwpaine
Time: October 30, 2009, 10:58 am

How ’bout the Ignobel Prize?


Comment from Mrs. Compton
Time: October 30, 2009, 11:59 am

Yahoooties, ordered me some buttons!!!

And wouldn’t ya know that ferret thief lives in Florida. God, I hate this state.


Comment from athrillofhope
Time: October 30, 2009, 1:43 pm

“No bull Piss Pies”

This is pretty much all this Nobel thing is worth after their repeated use of their “PR,” er, “prize” as a political weapon to beat up anyone who stands in the way of a One World Tyrannical Anti-Christ Government and Currency.


Comment from jwpaine
Time: October 30, 2009, 2:30 pm

Dunno what Christ has to do with it, but the Lefties Of The Field are certainly working hard to ensure the success of their “No Loot Left Behind” strategy.


Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: October 30, 2009, 2:59 pm

Legally they have no case, the Nobel committee cannot sue everyone for saying “nobel prize” or writing it without their permission. You can sell a shirt with an image of a coke bottle or use their logo with a slight change without threat of lawsuit. They just are being extra careful (and possibly disinterested in the message).


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 30, 2009, 4:19 pm

It’s true, Christopher, but I don’t blame Zazzle for not wanting the hassle. Judging from their forum, a lot of designs are pulled due to threatening letters.


Comment from JackStraw
Time: October 30, 2009, 4:50 pm

I always found the letter Z to be particularly threatening. It just oozes evil.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 30, 2009, 5:07 pm

Aiiii, Jack! Your avatar is creepy…

Not that anybody else can see it. It shows up in the dashboard.

I’ve thought about adding avatars for posts, but only if I could draw them myself. Then I could give you all subtle messages by doing things with your avatars.

I have dreams of world domination…


Comment from Gromulin
Time: October 30, 2009, 5:10 pm

Hey cool! I’ll gets me a ZR shirt. I hope they have them in Kids sizes…I’ll proudly send my 7YO to school in one, just to watch the lib principal’s head asplode.

I’m sure you have plenty of ideas for things to add, but heres .02 from me:

I REALLY liked the steam-punk vibe of that steam-powered aero-weasel graphic…if you have more stuff like that it would be cool…it’s almost , ahem, trendy. Wild Wild West was always a favorite show when I was a kid, so I’ve always been fascinated by stuff like that, but that’s just me.

And the “economists of the olden days” one too. That one still cracks me up.


Comment from Войска ПВО
Time: October 30, 2009, 5:12 pm

“I’ve thought about adding avatars for posts, but only if I could draw them myself. Then I could give you all subtle messages by doing things with your avatars.”

..puh-leeze donna touch my avatar! I am a happily married man.

By the way, the “TEH..” (as in “TEH WON”) comes from the obvious typing mistake, does it not? Or is it some double-secret-probation inside CIA tradecraft with utterly obscene double entendre? Don’t laugh; this is a serious question from an old gy too lame to use Google.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 30, 2009, 5:23 pm

Yes, “teh” is an enshrined typo. As is ZOMG.

My favorite from olden times was “cow orkers.” I believe that was from alt.folklore.urban.


Comment from JuliaM
Time: October 30, 2009, 5:35 pm

“I can’t relax for a second driving here. The roads are too narrow, everyone drives too fast for conditions and, of course, they’re doing it all the wrong way around.”

And then…there’s roundbouts!


Comment from JackStraw
Time: October 30, 2009, 5:39 pm

Not sure I want to deal with the hassle of world domination, all those pesky huddled masses clawing at my robes…. bother.

I wouldn’t mind a small town on the coast of Maine though. The Lobster King has a nice ring to it.


Comment from Bob
Time: October 30, 2009, 5:39 pm

Hey I just ordered the tee shirt yesterday–I hope I get it! If not I would love a design with the Wiener only. That image can stand by itself.
But anyway–I’m glad Lucianne is showing you off to masses of us.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 30, 2009, 5:46 pm

Lucianne! Shit, really? It’s not showing up in my logs…!!


Comment from Scubafreak
Time: October 30, 2009, 6:04 pm

K, my order is in. :-)


Comment from David Gillies
Time: October 30, 2009, 7:04 pm

WE used to use cow orker on rec.humor and alt.shenanigans as well. And viola instead of voilà. Ah, thems was the days.


Comment from Deborah
Time: October 30, 2009, 11:41 pm

I saw you on Lucianne! Mighty chuffed I was, too. I didn’t say anything because I thought you knew.


Comment from EW1(SG)
Time: October 31, 2009, 12:00 am

tawny:

It appears that ferrets are weapons …

It requires a special license in Florida to wield a ferret like that.

I have that license.


Comment from David Gillies
Time: October 31, 2009, 1:40 am

Well of course ferrets are weapons. They’re one of the principal means of clearing out a rabbit warren. Why the hell have some silly kids’ movie about sunflower-seed-eating ninja guinea pigs when you have, for reals, a fanged predator that when let loose down a burrow will inspire in its inhabitants the overwhelming desire to make a mass exodus for the surface (which you’ve netted, natch, so as to catch the little bastards and turn them into tasty, tasty rabbit pie)? You remember the flashback in The Terminator when the proto-Arnold invades the resistance bunker? Ferret = Cyberdyne Systems Model 101. Ferrets are the shock troops of the bunny-control world. They rock.

But blimey, do they smell.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 31, 2009, 7:57 am

They do smell. Yes, they do.

I would dearly love a ferret. But the cat wouldn’t. And once it started squirrelling away his keys and socks, neither would Uncle B.


Comment from Bob
Time: October 31, 2009, 1:12 pm

Lucianne displayed your work 2 days last week–the “Mooom Fox News is touching me” and Obama mopping.
They did have a tiny website note below.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 31, 2009, 1:42 pm

Wow. I had no idea, Bob. I knew traffic was up, but the logs didn’t identify it as coming from Lucianne. I wonder how they have things set up that their referral doesn’t self-identify.

Usually, when the logs say the referral is “unknown” it means someone’s got you bookmarked on his own browser, locally. I thought I was finally broadening my fanbase :P


Comment from GreenBroke
Time: October 31, 2009, 9:37 pm

Hey Stoat,
Lucianne gave you a hat tip for that photo but not a direct link. That’s how I found my way here and I gotta say, I’m loving this site. I just hope none of my friends see me.


Comment from EW1(SG)
Time: October 31, 2009, 11:47 pm

So GreenBroke sputters:

I just hope none of my friends see me.

So, if you, like, have friends, what are you doing here?

Even the drivebys here deserve a prize!

Of some sort.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 1, 2009, 8:51 am

I don’t have to take this abuse. I…oh, wait. My blog. Yes I do.


Comment from Allen
Time: November 2, 2009, 1:06 pm

Greenbroke, not to worry if your friends found you here they came here because they were meant to be here. We all revel in our special ed situations here at sweasel.com. OCD, and Asperger’s seem to be big sellers around this joint.

Don’t sweat it, just embrace your short bus side.


Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: November 7, 2009, 3:42 pm

“My favorite from olden times was “cow orkers.”…”

Popularized by Dilbert’s creator, Scott Adams – he also sometimes spells it “cow irkers”; adds more depth of meaning, y’know.

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