News from August 2012

It's how I feel

Aug 07, 2012

Some of you may have noticed I disappeared last week with no post or notice at all. Last week was the hardest week of my life, I suddenly and unexpected lost my mom. She was a great person and wonderful mother and no one or thing can replace her. This week I feel like a used up deflated balloon and when I’m up and moving around interacting with people I feel like I’m playing the video game of my life and I’m just spamming A to interact with things. It’s been a hard couple weeks.

I’ve thought long and hard about what to do about this website and if I should hang in the towel because it feels so hard to be funny and light hearted this week, but I remembered how she always wanted to see my work every Wednesday and was always impressed. I feel like she wouldn’t have wanted me to phone it in just because I was having a hard time. In hard times with depression and loss, the best thing you can do some times is to carry on. So in an effort to carry on and try my best to be the person I was, I present to you the cutest pun I could come up with to describe my mood at the moment.

Nathan

Quit Stalin

Aug 15, 2012

I’ve been struggling with motivation while trying to work and grieve at the same time. I keep putting off doing things and really slowing down the pace of my work.

I’ve really tried to do a couple propaganda pieces before, but I could never pull off the right feel. Somebody, I think my sister or my wife jokingly called me Broseph, and an idea just clicked in my head. The bro life allowed for lots of great new imagery tied to being a party douche and it allowed for me to work from some great existing soviet propaganda to get the feel just right. OH! Solo cups are also red.

Nathan

No One Knows

Aug 22, 2012

I’m sure the product names of all the IKEA stuff is actually just a lot of adjectives or abstract shit that says what the lamp or knife is. I like to wonder and think those Sweedish bastards are playing a sick joke on us, and are naming rugs and chairs (stuff we put our bodies on) some disgusting word that we’ll never know. This is the same reason why I think it’s dumb to get Chinese characters tattooed on you if you have no idea what they actually mean.

If any of my followers know Sweedish and are annoyed at my terrible translation, blame google translate.

Nathan

I don't even

Aug 29, 2012

I saw a post on Pinterest or Reddit maybe (my wife uses pinterest and I see it every now and then DON’T JUDGE ME) that had a really sad looking taco saying, “I don’t want to taco bout it”. There was a comment full of puns, probably Reddit now that I think of it, with lettuce and other various puns. So you know, that’s where this terrible idea came from.

Nathan