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…and got rid of a ton of old clothes.

Most weren’t worth noting, but I wanted to give a proper sendoff to a few items.

First, this t-shirt that my good friend Dwellephant did the art for (I think it was for a Camel-sponsored party at the old Lady Bug Club in Milwaukee):

Bon voyage!

For that same event, my good friend Erik Rose did the art on this shirt:

Buh-bye!

Dwellephant also gave me this t-shirt many Christmases ago. It features my main Milwaukee man-crush: Mike Gousha!

Auf wiedersehen!

A shirt for Columbus-based band Cotton Jackson (I drew up that logo for them over a decade ago):

Au revoir!

The Teen Girl Squad shirt the Brothers Chaps sent me after I interviewed them for Tastes Like Chicken:

Farewell!

And finally, this not-so-old COCK hat from Goorin Bros., which shouldn’t be falling apart but for some reason (i.e. a severe drop in product quality) is:

So long!

At least I was able to save the patch.

Now hanging on a rack at the Council Thrift Shop on Pico,

-Shady

We’re watching 1968’s The Boston Strangler. In it, there’s a character named Attorney General Edward W. Brooke. The actor (shown below on the right) looked extremely familiar to me, but I couldn’t place him.

William Marshall: Attorney General Edward W. Brooke

After a quick IMDb search, I found out he was played by actor William Marshall, who was also known as Blacula.

William Marshall: Blacula

But that’s not what Marshall is best known for. For five seasons, Marshall played the King of Cartoons on Pee-wee’s Playhouse.

William Marshall: The King of Cartoons

That’s right, Blacula is the King of Cartoons. Holy shit.

I heard the sound of my brains imploding,

-Shady

"The Shining" by Josh Cooley.

…for sending us this awesome Josh Cooley print inspired by The Shining!

We’ll love it forever… and ever… and ever,

-Shady

MEATY!

So meaty,

-Shady

…which clearly illustrates that I need a new hobby.

It’s come a long way from number one,

-Shady

This guy should get a gig writing for Hallmark.

Brutally honest wheat pasting,

-Shady

Fabio? If you say so!

…because he looks way different than I remember.

Probably due to reconstructive face surgery after the bird strike,

-Shady

CNN says embrace the suck!

Glad CNN is finally spreading the word,

-Shady

HEISENBERG!

…that say: “HEISENBERG!”

Contrary to popular belief, these signs aren’t announcements of our newest furry addition. Sadly, the truth behind their purpose is much more boring: Our youngest beast has taken to running out the door every time someone comes or goes, so the signs are there to serve as a reminder to watch for her.

They’ve been up for a few months now.

Over Christmas, I was watching Erik and Robyn’s furry friends while they were out of town. When I walked into their apartment, I found this sign on the inside of their front door.

MORE HEISENBERG!

Heisenberg is everywhere,

-Shady

I seriously can't believe that most of these titles are real.

…but thanks for all the colorful suggestions, AT&T U-verse!

Those titles leave nothing to the imagination,

-Shady