So I’m in this local magazine, and it’s times like this that I really miss my Grandmother. Cause who the fuck cares that you’re in some local rag besides your Grandmother?
Jami you are SMOKIN HOT, love that dress.
The internet is your new grandma! WOOT! Jami’s in a magazine and wearing a purple dress that I intend to steal and then lick the buttons to see if they taste like grape because my brain says that they do and I can smell grape Kool-Aid. What? what.
My dad used to end arguments by dancing. His theory is that you can’t stay mad if you’re dancing. He’d just start popping and locking and doing The Swim or whatever and if my mom was still mad, he’d make her ballroom dance with him.
Is booking a vacation for Florida and the Caribbean for December of this year a bad idea? Is this going to be a crazy storm season, or is it media hype? Hurricane “season” is generally supposed to end November 30th, but mother nature doesn’t always watch the calendar.
If you were me, would you gamble on it being warm and mostly sunny and not crazy stormy? Say, December 10-19?
I just got a note via etsy from the fine people at Fox, asking me to remove some of my artwork that is based on their shows. Technically, they have a right to do so — most companies just kind of let it slide, because original art is not destructive to their intellectual property — and I also have a right to refuse. In question are my peg people, which are based on Futurama characters and are not 1) mass-produced 2) exact replica of known Fox art 3) not claiming to be Fox art or 4) impacting the sale of Fox art.
This seems to make the rounds on etsy every year or two. The big companies get a handful of people to google their character lists and go after anything that they think they can claim (including quotes, etc.) and send everyone an email. Usually they go through etsy and lay a copyright claim, and then etsy just removes your stuff. If you re-list it, they will close your account. You have to jump a LOT of hoops to get etsy to allow you to re-list, even when you’re clearly in the right.
So… yeah. No more Futurama stuff for me on etsy. And just a heads-up to any of you who might get slapped for quoting TV shows or movies. Apparently, this is the time of year where these companies are “doing this” again.
I hate seeming like a Johnny-Come-Lately. I mean, sure, there’s lots of stuff that I do/watch/read that’s ultra trendy and I don’t care. But I care less when I do stuff on purpose. Like, if I went out and got feather hair extensions I’d feel no shame. I saw it in a magazine, liked it, did it. So what?
But I hate when I pick up an old book at a thrift store or something and I think it’s great and then find out a week later that there’s a movie of it, coming soon! It’s a bummer because then people think I’m reading it in preparation for the movie, Hollywood counts my GoodReads review as a win for their marketing team. Untrue! It’s just plain ol’ coincidence. And, of course, 9 times out of 10, the movie SUCKS and crummy reviews tarnish the name of a really lovely book.
So… I was in my car minding my own business, listening to Emergency Pants Episode 155, when all of a sudden, Bridget and Shane are talking about a kitten named Greg. I’ll let that sink in. A kitten…named Greg.
I laughed my ass off, which is dangerous because I was driving. Later, I texted Bridget and we started exchanging otherwise normal names that would be HILARIOUS when applied to kitties.
Well, long story short, that’s how the website was born.
The only thing is that we are the ones giving the names to the kitties. They probably have their own names, but we like ours better. The images are sourced from Flickr using a Creative Commons search and we link to the original image on Flickr. Credit is important to us, but we also like kitties with people names.
Enjoy, won’t you?
And that is how I ended up giggling like an idiot for a full minute after receiving a text that simply said “Walter.”
Join us, won’t you? Thank you! ^_^
The cat named Greg killed me since I have a friend named Greg. I started imaging him as a cat (sorry Greg).
Speaking of cat names, earlier today I named a random outside cat Unincorporated Part of Los Angeles County. If you’ve seen Zombieland, it might make sense. It probably shouldn’t surprise you that I don’t have any pets.
Caitlin - you should submit your ladies! I mean your kitties, not yer boobs