Okay, so I got two things for y’all. A layered file that you can download (you have to be a member) and a “He Said/She Said” between Colleen and I that I’d like you to weigh in on.
First, as some of you may recall from the most recent dekePod, I promised to include a layered version of the Madeover Airplane Bathroom Sign. You may recall this masterwork of modern art:
I might have even put it in
[ahem, that’s perjorative, deke—cw] terms, as in (and I believe this is an accurate quote): “and for you sickos who go in for this kinda thing, the full-resolution annotated layered file is available as a free download to registered members of deke.com.”
Well now it is. Click this graphic to download a ZIP file that will decompress into the layered PSD file that you, my dear beloved “sickos,” are looking for. Then choose Window > Layer Comps and click the right-pointing arrowhead to advance from one layered state to another.
All bits and pieces of this artwork come from microstock image vendor, iStockphoto. In particular, the hand comes to us from photographer Emrah Turudu and the gore from byllwill. The gangrene is all mine.
Second, I have a question for y’all to resolve. As you know, this is my site. But I just so happen to employ (and by that, I mean pay minimum wage for) the services of a super helpful but terribly unruly sidekick by the name of Colleen Wheeler who thinks she knows everything. So anyway, I and my marketing maven, Theresa Pulido, were putting together a media alert. (I know, we’re gettin’ so highfalutin around here! Look at us with our precious little noses in the air. WTF?) And we came up with this:
Well, my dear friend CW adamantly believes the first line of the headline should have been:
With fewer symbols in the ambiguous curse word (one for each letter in the offending word, which is shit BTW), and “in the Toilet” at the end. She believes this so fiercely we had to have a pitched 15-minute conversation on the topic. She’s all with the cadence and the poetry of the thing. (I’ll let her explain her impassioned reasoning.) Meanwhile, my training in The Humor Industry has taught me shorter is better. Then again, I mostly don’t give a @$&#.
But what do y’all think? I’m looking for this to turn into a mindless hot-topic free-for-all. Let’s see if we can rack up 105 comments.