Flip Flop Flying

New top bit

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A quick word about the new top bit. For a while now I’ve wanted to have a bit more harmony with this blog, the main Flip Flop Flyin’ site, and the Atlas, Schmatlas page (which, if I can get my arse into gear, will evolve over the next months into a going concern rather than just an ineffective advert for my book).

Hope you like the drawing, and, should you be wondering who/what all the people and things are all about, maybe I should explicate a little. Everything up there kinda represents an element of what I’ve been blogging about for the past few years, and particularly this year.

From left to right: Hot dog vendor: here representing the glorious world of processed meat in buns. Kraftwerk: German pop group; here to represent the world of music. Mickey Mantle: a not-very-good likeness of a New York Yankees legend; representing baseball. Tube dancer: also called an air dancer; here representing silly things. Dolly birds holding a graph: representing the (hopefully not mutually exclusive) worlds of information graphics and hot chicks. Subcomandante Marcos: spokesman of the revolutionary Mexican organisation, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation, and subsequently, the coolest man on the planet; representing trying. Jamie Carragher: Liverpool FC’s central defender; representing football. Diego Maradona: best footballer ever; representing Latin America. Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs: Metro-Dade Police detectives; representing the worlds of fighting drug trafficking and alligator ownership. Billy: a lovely cocker spaniel; representing dogs and other animals. Me: representing myself. Tessa: the dog I had when I was a teenager; representing mawkish sentimentality. Rio de Janeiro: most beautiful city I’ve ever been to; representing a desire to go back there soon…

Thanks, Grandad; you did me proud.

Written by Craig

October 11th, 2008 at 4:09 am

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  1. Since Rio de Janeiro’s bit is way bigger than Maradona’s, I forgive you… ;D
    Really, I love the new top bit!

    Solange

    11 Oct 08 at 7:31 am

  2. Very nice! But I will miss your Grandad’s lovely face. He did indeed do you proud.

    Natalie

    11 Oct 08 at 10:31 am

  3. Lovely.

    Sabela

    11 Oct 08 at 11:30 am

  4. Wow…I like it.

    I guess Rio canĀ“t wait to have you back.

    Besos x

    Laura

    11 Oct 08 at 4:20 pm

  5. The “you” looks more like you,good job.
    Do i get those photos now Mr. Workaholic?

    lisa

    11 Oct 08 at 11:17 pm

  6. I’m impressed and scared that I picked out Carragher without a blink. Good job!

    danaconstance

    12 Oct 08 at 4:26 am

  7. Hooray for Subcomandante Marcos~! But he should stand for “Acting” or “Do-ing” There is no such thing as “Trying” You are either doing it, or you’re not. By the way, the “you” DOES look more like you!

    ~Barbara~

    17 Oct 08 at 12:56 am

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