Archive for February, 2012

A Look at John Cena’s New T-Shirt

February 28, 2012

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You’re probably wondering, “Why did you doodle an otter t-shirt on your John Cena drawing, Gordon?” Good question. What really happened was I had doodled a picture of an otter.

THEN I doodled a picture of John Cena’s head.

THEN the meeting I was in went long and John Cena ended up getting an upper torso. It just so happened that the two works of art overlapped.

However, the catchphrase, “Hustle, Loyalty, Otters?” That’s only because the slogan “You Can’t See Me and My Two Layers of Fur That Keep Me Warm When I Swim in the Winter” didn’t fit.

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The Worst Selling Shrinky Dinks of All Time

February 8, 2012

The 2012 TIA Toy Fair is in New York City this weekend. This is easily one of my favorite events of the year as I get a chance to check out which products are going to be flying off of toy shelves later this year. While I was doing some pre-show prep, I happened upon a site that chronicled the history of one of my favorite toys, Shrinky Dinks.

Note: For you youngsters who don’t know what Shrinky Dinks are, they were these cool things you’d color, then stick in the oven. During the baking process, they’d shrink down into keychains or jewelry or whatever. Good times.

Now, some of the licenses, like our buddy Mr. T., were huge sellers. And then there were some that didn’t sell so well…

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I Support Your Right to Be a Bigot

February 3, 2012

I love movie politicians almost as much as I loathe real-life politicians. Barack Obama? Mitt Romney? Hillary Clinton? Newt Gingrich? Not for me. Nobody gets to the top of American politics without being in somebody’s pocket.

But politicians like “Independence Day’s” Thomas J. Whitmore, “The West Wing’s” Josiah Bartlet, and “Idiocracy’s” Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho?  Those guys are leaders. The only person those great Americans have to thank for putting them in the White House is their screenwriter.

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