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Can't get those in prison!

I know it may seem like I sit at home all day long, drinking beer and updating The Blarg, but the truth is I spend much of my day writing.

Lately, most of my writing has been on long-form projects. Because of this, I sometimes write a short (most times comedic, other times not so much) to break up the monotony of those longer projects. But while these shorts are fun to write as an exercise, nobody ever really gets to read them.

To remedy this, I’ve decided to share them here. I’m doing this for two reasons:

1. I like to share! That, and it’s better than having them sit on my computer.

2. It’s my hope that someone might be inspired to actually do something creative with them. Want to film one as a short? Awesome. Interested in animating one? Go for it. Feel like performing one live onstage? I dare you. All I ask is that you give me credit and send me a copy of the final product.

The forty-fifth of Shady’s Shorts is called Values Voters.

Download it by clicking below.


Number forty-four,


“Values Voters” is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Created by Justin Shady, ©2018.

…for this birthday gift…

Pretty awesome card...

…from artist Don Picton.

...and even more awesome print.

It really is,


Back when I was living in Columbus, Ohio my friends and I started a quote wall. Whenever a bit of brilliance (or otherwise) poured out of someone’s mouth, somebody would yell “Quote!” thus nominating it for Quote Board status. The quote then had to be seconded by someone (it almost always was), and then it would be written down to be forever immortalized on the Quote Board.

This is the modern day equivalent of that classic piece of my past.


“He’s the one on the right?”

– KB, trying to narrow down which person in the photo below owns the Bumble profile we were flipping through, 9/25/18

Who's the guy with Gary?

KB was in a coma from 2008 to 2016,


…of the new theme is up! Here it is:

Check out all of the headers (so far) here,


Hello, 42.



Goodbye, 41.

Where it started,


I know you are... but what am I?

…for this amazing pin.

Paging Mr. Herman,


I've come to suck your... oh, it's too easy.

the Creature, on to the vampire.

Not sure what’s next,


Don't eat where you shit, my friend.

If they posted a sign it’s because they caught someone doing it,


…of the new theme is up! Here it is:

Check out all of the headers (so far) here,


Old Poop!