My first regular series as Murilee Martin, way back in early ’07, was Road Rage Roundup, and it started off pretty well.
My graphic-designer friend Jeannette Copperwaite needed a new starter in her Tercel, and I needed a catchy animated logo for my new series. A trip to the junkyard and 20 minutes of work and I’d earned my custom logo. I told her to make it look like “a cross between a 1968 low-end Vegas casino sign and a Dead Kennedys album cover.” As you can see, Ms. Copperwaite has some real talent. RRR was pretty easy: I’d look up road-rage stories, excerpt the most head-clutchingly horrible two or three in each week’s episode, and the readers could all feel like sane/well-adjusted drivers because they’d never run an old lady in a Mazda 323 into a ditch over some perceived affront.
The whole exercise was more or less just an excuse for me to shamelessly rip off my journalistic role model Kevin Hoover’s Arcata Eye police-report style. The problem was that doing the research made me loathe all humanity, even more than the normal amount. How about killing a motorcyclist for passing you? Or a mayoral candidate loogying in a fellow driver’s face? So, I killed RRR after a couple of months. But damn, isn’t Jeannette’s logo great?
Road Rage Roundup: It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time
Y'know, before I started following LeMons, I had no idea what E30s were and if I had to guess I would say it was some sort of ethanol blend, much like a BS Judge's BAC on Friday night 😉Loading…
That is a kickass logo. Too bad the series made you loathe humanity and you had to quit before you went on a killing spree trying to clean up the gene pool. Not because it kept you out of jail, but because I would have been right beside you with a Chinese knockoff AK-47 and a baseball bat.Loading…
Sign me up when the spree begins. I don't have any fancy machine guns or baseball bats, though. I do happen to have some 2X4s (with nails in 'em) left over from my last fence repair, and a set of J.A. Henckels knives.Loading…
Must beware the boards with nails in them.Loading…
Ah, so that's where the "Hakim" photo came from.
If you have trouble with the the touch screens, get a BlackBerry Tour or Curve 8900. I have both a BlackBerry (work) and an iPhone (personal). I can type well enough on both but make fewer errors on the BlackBerry.Loading…
I have a 8310 Curve right now and am rather quick on it, yeah. I love the 8900…my problem is the darn web app sux my big toe…and I usually give up trying to get to a link to anywhere on it because of that… 🙁 Boo Blackberry internet browser.Loading…
I type better on an iPhone than on any other of them tiny keyboards. The error correction and variable-size touch zone stuff that Apple threw in there is excellent and basically invisible, and it works a lot better than my fat fingers do on those other "real" keyboards, where you actually have to press the right keys all the time…Loading…
I have fairly long nails when I'm not 17th level of Hell stressed out. The keys on my BlackBerry don't mind them, the iPhone does. 🙁Loading…
All this talk of banging has me in the mood…
…to play some drums. You perverts.
Sure big guy.Loading…
Do they block all blogs?
I suspect it might be because of some of our twtter/facebook plugins, rather than the site itself.
Really is an awesome logo, Murilee can you make all of your bits with a logo that awesome?
Love that logo. I'd love it if the series were resurrected, but I can see where it could drive you nuts. Too much idiocy out there. I can relate, after driving a cab for going on five years back in SLC I began to hate that job and everybody around me while I was working, with a passion. One can only take so much before it erodes your cheerful disposition.
Twit & FB plugins make it past the nannies here at my office, though the sites themselves don't. You can tell 'cause I'm posting this from my work machine right now!
Oh wait, it was Fraunfelder on BoingBoing:
Yes, awesome. I was thinking of Mark's post as well.. the obnoxious mom personifies what's wrong with the sell-your-soul culture.Loading…
Err, there should be "t-shirts and bumber stickers" somewhere in there.
I love "Scuderia Hooniverso"…!
And of course, I was not implying pursuing anything that would be disrespectful to what Jonny L. has done… In an ideal world, he would be hands-on in management of the Scuderia. His background historical write-ups were one of my favorite things to read in the entire automotive blogsphere. Spending time strolling around the car show last Sunday with him was delightful and enlightening.
Sure, just nothing that would qualify as NSFW. I'll have a hard enough time trying to explain to the wife why I am getting gifts from a Murilee. I'm not overly concerned either way.
How about the V8 Horsepower Performance Handbook from Motorbooks?
As long as the ink stays intact, I for one don't care about shirt quality. (Still rock my V8olvo shirt on occasion.)
PERFECT! Even more motivation to get my own personal PCH running. A 77 Corvette that I drove from 1990-1996 (Junior year in high school to Senior year in college) and has been sitting in my parent's garage, my garage, and now my basement/garage. It is all in one piece, but needs some engine work. I'm trying to decide between rebuild or crate motor as soon as budget permits.
Nearly worth it for that Swedish design!
Hey, who told you I eat boogers!
A WebKit browser is in the works. It will get better. You can also install Opera Mini but it has its own issues.
Agreed, pristine t-shirts suggest newly bought, first time wear.