Happy Thursday, SlapSadders! Carl and The Creatives are back at it with Vol. 3 of the Bad SlapSad collection, and surprise surprise, there were more naughty words that I had to censor in Microsoft Paint. But at least I remembered this time, right? I’m sure the remaining office sloths are happy about that.
Anyways, I’m quite unhappy to introduce Good Things, an offensive postcard that can’t even get its grammar right. Goshdarnit, Carl. And what’s up with that image? Are you waiting for good things to come in a canyon in the middle of nowhere? Last time I tried that, I nearly died of thirst. Keith can confirm this because he was the one who rescued me.
Speaking of Keith, he still hasn’t figured out how to use Lightworks (which I brought up on Monday), so who knows if that video will ever get edited. However, he has shown himself to be a fairly capable writer, so I asked him to work on updating our design descriptions in the Zazzle shop. I’d like to share one that I found particularly compelling. It’s for The Meta Card:
Celebrate the treachery of words with this darkly funny postcard. The text, which is presented in an archaic language called French, roughly translates to “This is not a postcard.” The Meta Card was inspired by Magritte’s famous painting, <i>The Treachery of Images</i>, in which the French for “This is not a pipe” appears below an image of a pipe.<br>
<br>But SlapSad’s version makes the message even more meta by removing all imagery and replacing it with a dark void, indicating that words truly have no meaning whatsoever, and we should all stop using them. Go read <a href=”http://slapsad.com/2015/07/06/the-treachery-of-words/” target=”_blank”>our blog about The Meta Card</a> and see if it doesn’t leave you just totally confused. See, we told you.<br>
<br>Thanks for visiting our Zazzle shop. Have a punch-happy day!
Not sure what all those weird symbols are for, but the writing’s pretty good, huh? We think so, too, which is why we’ve decided to add marketing copywriting to Keith’s list of responsibilities. This guy’s definitely different from your basic alcoholic ad copywriter. He’s a good team player, has a passion for juggling multiple tasks at once, and loves to hit the ground running, even when the task at hand only involves sitting and typing.
Well, that’s way too many words for one blog, so I’d better rush right into the call to action: Go buy our Good Things funny postcard before it sells out! Which it probably won’t.