So, Sprint is currently running a new spot with Paul, who was formerly the spokesperson for Verizon but now works for Sprint. You remember Paul, He was the guy who kept asking “Can you hear me now?” Well, as it turns out, Paul has no loyalty, and is apparently something of a whore as he has sold his soul to Sprint and is currently hawking Sprint’s wares and services because, obviously he can be bought.
Here is Sprint’s new ad:
Well, if you are one of those folks who believe in a free market, or say that it is okay for Paul to work form whomever he wants, let me remind you who Paul really is (oh, and the audio track on this video isn’t actually safe for work / NSFW)…
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Back in the 1980s on the HBO comedy series Not Necessarily the News. comedian/actor Rich Hall had a special segment entitled Sniglets which Hall described as “any word that doesn’t appear in the dictionary, but should”. Hall went on to publish both his own sniglets, and those submitted by fans into a number of books.
Personally I loved sniglets and coined and submitted a term of my own (which I don’t believe was ever used “Autoeradication: When stuck in traffic on the highway, and you get to the point in the road where the traffice suddenly goes from stop & go, back to 55 MPH, and there is no apparent cause for the delay.”
Well, last night on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart he added a couple of new words that would totally have been used.
Yep, that’s right. Last year I was able to produce my first stand-alone comic Hot Girl and Totally Hot Girl which has become an instant hit. Now this year I’ve rolled out my second, First in Flight. As you all ready know. HG&THG is a Good Girl, gag comic that deconstructs superheroes while it has a good time doing so.
My newest work, First in Flight, is somewhat different type of comic. a few years back I wrote a short story about Gustave Whitehead, for a for a graphic album. Gustave was a man who lived in Bridgeport CT who actually flew twy years before the Wright Brothers. He has never been able to achieve his proper place in hiistory due to a long-standing contract between the Smithsonian and the heirs of Orville & Wilbur (check out the book History by Contract), by William J O’Dwyer.
The art on the Whitehead comic is by Rick Lundeen, and that book (Iconic) is currently available for sale for $9.99. The Graphic Album also contains stories about other historic, fictional, and mythic figures including Sherlock Holmes, Ebenezer Scrooge, Robin Hood, Mark Twain, Prometheus, and St. George.
Well, recently I pulled my Gustave Whitehead story out to create a stand-alone 8-pager that we are going to use to promote Gustave’s accomplishments, and (hopefully) turn it into a full-sized 32-page comics to be distributed to schools in Conn. I got turned on to Gustave by one of my High School Science teachers, A guy named Andy Kosch, who has spent a great deal of time trying to get Gustave’s accomplishments acknowledged.
Hopefully, we’ll be able to do that soon.
And now, a look into our immediate future…
OK, we’re totally F#cked now, eh?
OK, well then, maybe not…
But of course…