Red Cross

November 30, 2009

Print campaign for International Red Cross.

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Sketchy Tiger

November 28, 2009

The world’s greatest golfer got into a little car accident outside his Florida home Friday morning at 2:25am.  He was leaving his house when his Cadillac hit a fire hydrant and a tree.  His lips were cut, and Windermere police chief Daniel Saylor said Woods’ wife, Elin Nordegren, used a golf club to smash out a back window and help Woods from the car.

The accident came two days after the National Enquirer published a story alleging that Woods had been seeing a New York night club hostess, and that they recently were together in Melbourne, where Woods competed in the Australian Masters.

Hmm Tiger, what were you doing leaving your house at 2am?  Getting in line at Best Buy?  Also, what the hell was your wife doing carrying a golf club?

Now, if only he was driving a Buick perhaps he could spin this into a publicity stunt….

Hot Dog

November 27, 2009

Happy Fridayyyyyyyyy!

Quotation Marks

November 24, 2009

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few; and let those be well-tried before you give them your confidence.

-George Washington

The Laws of Etiquette

November 23, 2009

Published in 1880, the Hill’s Manual of Social and Business Forms remains resonant today. Boys, you have much to learn.

  • Never exagerate.
  • Never point at another.
  • Never betray a confidence.
  • Never leave home with unkind words.
  • Never neglect to call upon your friends.
  • Never laugh at the misfortunes of others.
  • Never give a promise that you do not fulfill.
  • Never send a present, hoping for one in return.
  • Never speak much of your own performances.
  • Never fail to be punctual at the time appointed.
  • Never make yourself the hero of your own story.
  • Never pick the teeth or clean the nails in company.
  • Never fail to give a polite answer to a civil question.
  • Never question a child about family matters.
  • Never present a gift saying that it is of no use to yourself.
  • Never read letters which you may find addressed to others.
  • Never fail, if a gentleman, of being civil and polite to ladies.
  • Never call attention  to the features or form of anyone present.
  • Never refer to a gift you have made, or favor you have rendered.
  • Never associate with bad company. Have good company, or none.
  • Never look over the shoulder of another who is reading or writing.
  • Never appear to notice a scar, deformity, or defect of anyone present.
  • Never arrest the attention of an acquaintance by touch. Speak to him.
  • Never punish your child for a fault to which you are addicted yourself.
  • Never answer questions in general company that have been put to others.
  • Never, when traveling abroad, be over boastful in praise of your own country.
  • Never call a new acquaintance by their first name unless requested.
  • Never lend an article you have borrowed, unless you have permission to do so.
  • Never attempt to draw the attention of the company constantly upon yourself.
  • Never exhibit anger, impatience or excitement, when an accident happens.
  • Never pass between two persons who are talking together, without an apology.
  • Never enter a room noisily; never fail to close the door after you, and never slam it.
  • Never forget that, if you are faithful in a few things, you may be ruler over many.
  • Never exhibit too great familiarity with the new acquaintance, you may give offense.
  • Never will a gentleman allude to conquests which he may have made with ladies.
  • Never be guilty of the contemptible meanness of opening a private letter addressed to another.
  • Never fail to offer the easiest and best seat in the room to an invalid, an elderly person, or a lady.
  • Never neglect to perform the commission which the friend entrusted to you. You must not forget.
  • Never send your guest, who is accustomed to a warm room, off into  a cold, damp, spare bed, to sleep.
  • Never enter a room filled with people, without a slight bow to the general company when first entering.
  • Never fail to answer an invitation, either personally or by letter, within a week after the invitation is received.
  • Never accept of favors and hospitality without rendering an exchange of civilities when opportunity offers.
  • Never cross the leg and put one foot in the street-car, or places where it will trouble others when passing by.
  • Never fail to tell the truth. If truthful, you get your reward. You will get your punishment if you deceive.
  • Never borrow money and neglect to pay. If you do, you will soon be known as a person of no business integrity.
  • Never write to another asking for information, or a favor of any kind, without enclosing a postage stamp for the reply.
  • Never fail to say kind and encouraging words to those whom you meet in distress. Your kindness may lift them out of their despair.
  • Never refuse to receive an apology. You may not receive friendship, but courtesy will require, when a apology is offered, that you accept it.
  • Never examine the cards in the card-basket. While they may be exposed in the drawing room, you are not expected to turn them over unless invited to do so.
  • Never, when walking arm in arm with a lady, be continually changing and going to the other side, because of change of corners. It shows too much attention to form.
  • Never insult another with harsh words when applied to for a favor. Kind words do not cost much, and yet they may carry untold happiness to the one to whom they are spoken.
  • Never fail to speak kindly. If a merchant, and you address your clerk; if an overseer, and you address your workman; if in any position where you exercise authority, you show yourself to be a gentleman by your pleasant mode of address.
  • Never attempt to convey the impression that you are a genius, by imitating the faults of distinguished men. Because certain great men were poor penmen, wore long hair, or had other peculiarities, it does not follow that you will be great by imitating their eccentricities.
  • Never give all your pleasant words and smile to strangers. The kindest words and the sweetest smiles should be reserved for home. Home should be our heaven.
  • “We have careful thought for the stranger,
    And smiles for the sometimes guest;
    But oft for our own the bitter tone,
    Though we love our own the best.
    Ah! lips with the curl impatient-
    ‘Twere a cruel fate were the night too late
    To undo the work of the morn.”

    via Art of Manliness

Piano Stairs

November 23, 2009

As Mitch Hedberg says, “Sorry for the convenience.”

Birds of a Feather

November 22, 2009

Awesome tattoo.

via fuckyeahtattoos

Oba-Mao

November 22, 2009

Will one of my friends in Beijing please send me one of these shirts!??!?!

It depicts U.S. President Barack Obama wearing a Red Army uniform, the “Chinese communist-style” outfit made famous by Chairman Mao. On the front it says, “Serve the People” in Chinese. On the back, “Oba-Mao” in English.

The shirts are banned by the Chinese government.  CNN reporter, Emily Chang, went on a hunt for one and ended up getting detained for two hours.  After much scolding, she was allowed to keep the shirt.

Totally worth it in my book!

Say Hello to My Little Friend

November 21, 2009

There is no one like Stephen Colbert.

Stephen Colbert – Rolling Stone by Martin Schoeller, September 17th 2009

Endless Stupidity

November 20, 2009

Happy Friday!  Eat Cake!

via NYT