Posts filed under “Weekend”

Bad Client Meets Sardonic Designer

I hope to God this is real:

From: Simon Edhouse
Date: Monday 16 November 2009 2.19pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Logo Design

Hello David,

I would like to catch up as I am working on a really exciting project at the moment and need a logo designed. Basically something representing peer to peer networking. I have to have something to show prospective clients this week so would you be able to pull something together in the next few days? I will also need a couple of pie charts done for a 1 page website. If deal goes ahead there will be some good money in it for you.

Simon

From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 16 November 2009 3.52pm
To: Simon Edhouse
Subject: Re: Logo Design

Dear Simon,

Disregarding the fact that you have still not paid me for work I completed earlier this year despite several assertions that you would do so, I would be delighted to spend my free time creating logos and pie charts for you based on further vague promises of future possible payment. Please find attached pie chart as requested and let me know of any changes required.

Regards, David.

graph_for_simon_edhouse

From: Simon Edhouse
Date: Monday 16 November 2009 4.11pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Logo Design

Is that supposed to be a fucking joke? I told you the previous projects did not go ahead. I invested a lot more time and energy in those projects than you did. If you put as much energy into the projects as you do being a dickhead you would be a lot more successful.

From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 16 November 2009 5.27pm
To: Simon Edhouse
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Logo Design

Dear Simon,

You are correct and I apologise. Your last project was actually both commercially viable and original. Unfortunately the part that was commercially viable was not original, and the part that was original was not commercially viable.

I would no doubt find your ideas more ‘cutting edge’ and original if I had traveled forward in time from the 1950′s but as it stands, your ideas for technology based projects that have already been put into application by other people several years before you thought of them fail to generate the enthusiasm they possibly deserve. Having said that though, if I had traveled forward in time, my time machine would probably put your peer to peer networking technology to shame as not only would it have commercial viability, but also an awesome logo and accompanying pie charts.

Regardless, I have, as requested, attached a logo that represents not only the peer to peer networking project you are currently working on, but working with you in general.

Regards, David.

logo_for_simon_edhouse

The rest of it is even funnier . . .

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hat tip boingboing

Category: Humor, Weekend

“Hey Jude” Flow Chart

I love this graphic, via Data Viz:

Category: Music, Weekend

Time Since Einstein

World Science Festival 2009: Time Since Einstein, Part 1 of 5 from World Science Festival on Vimeo. Hat tip Cosmic Variance

Category: Weekend

Arlo Guthrie’s Alice’s Restaurant

click for audio

Category: Music, Weekend

The Great War 1914 (Map Caricature)

Fascinating work from Keith Thompson Art: > Hat tip kottke

Category: Weekend

Visualizing empires decline

Visualizing empires decline from Pedro M Cruz on Vimeo. Where is the spinoff of the US from Britain? Hat tip Paul

Category: Weekend

Pinot Noirs for Thanksgiving

Sometime later this week, you will come to the realization that you are either travelling to or hosting a *Thanksgiving dinner. As these tend to be large family affairs, there may be some tensions, arguments and other social problems. My advice to you is to start drinking heavily. I suggest lubricating these affairs with copious…Read More

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend

HOW TO SING THE BLUES … by Stretch Melon Clinton

1. Most Blues begin, “Woke up this morning.” 2. “I got a good woman” is a bad way to begin the Blues, ‘less you stick something nasty in the next line, like “I got a good woman, with the meanest face in town.” 3. The Blues is simple. After you get the first line right,…Read More

Category: Weekend

Unfriend

Unfriend was the New Oxford American Dictionary Word of the Year for 2009. Check out the list of runners up below: Technology hashtag – a # [hash] sign added to a word or phrase that enables Twitter users to search for tweets (postings on the Twitter site) that contain similarly tagged items and view thematic…Read More

Category: Weekend

Debunking 2012

Cool graphic, from Information is Beautiful: click for larger graphic chart courtesy of Information is Beautiful

Category: Film, Weekend