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Campaign spending illustration

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Here’s an illustration I did for Bloomberg Businessweek re. Obama and Romney’s campaign spending.

Click here to see it bigger.

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May 27th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

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(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)

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This is an idea that has been floating around in my head for a few months, and for obvious reasons, I got around to realising it this weekend.

Each dot represents one word of the song. The colours represent who is saying that word.

Sometimes, I’m asked if there are prints of my work available; I don’t normally do that sort of thing, but on the off-chance that you would like a print of this graphic, I’m providing a hi-res TIFF (254 x 321 mm / 10 x 12.6 inches; zipped file; 18.1MB) that you can download and have printed.

You don’t have to pay for it—-I certainly don’t want to profit from it-—but if you do want to download and print it, it would be nice if you would consider donating something to a cancer charity.

Here are some links to cancer charities in different countries.
If your home country is not listed, and you want to donate, just do some Googlin’,
and do it that way (and if you do do that, please email me (craig AT flipflopflyin DOT com)
and let me know which charity you used, and I can add it to the list.)

Canada: cancer.ca
Germany: kinderkrebsstiftung.de
Mexico: amlcc.org
UK: cancerresearchuk.org
USA: cancer.org

Here’s the Mediafire link to the hi-res file: fightforyourright.zip

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May 8th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

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Chris Brown is

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Chris Brown is so sexyy
Chris brown is fucking sexy.
Chris Brown is so damn sexy!
Chris brown is tooo damn sexy …

Chris brown is sooo hot
Chris Brown is so fuckin hot
Chris Brown is Soo Hot<3 Chris Brown is pretty hot. chris brown is so fineeeeee! Chris Brown is fiiiinnneeeee as hell Chris Brown is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooodamn fine :) Chris Brown Is Some Fine Caramel!! Chris Brown is in the building Chris brown is in the building Chris Brown is on the building! chris brown is in the boulding. Chris Brown is the king of Pop. Chris Brown is the prince of RnB!! Chris Brown is a really good dancer Chris Brown is like jesus to me. chris brown is a singer Chris brown is perfecto! <3 Chris Brown is oh so soothing Chris Brown is a modern day Sisqo Chris Brown is my idol. Chris Brown is my role model Chris brown is really an inspiration. Chris Brown is the master of my soul! Chris Brown is a worthless fucking scumbag All lines from this poem culled from searching "Chris Brown is" on Twitter. http://twitter.com/#!/search/chris%20brown%20is

Note: it feels like picking low-hanging fruit to do a Twitter search poem of the things said about Chris Brown. He’s a moderately talented musician, a pretty good dancer, and, it would seem, a hideous human being. But he has a lot of fans, many of whom are more than willing to overlook his failings as a person simply because he is physically attractive.

More Twitter search poems here.

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May 8th, 2012 at 11:57 am

Posted in Blah blah

Pigging out

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pigging out on Moroccan food
Pigging out on Cambodian
pigging out on Mexican
pigging out on Indian!!

pigging out on a burrito
Pigging out on pizza
Pigging out on noodles
pigging out on fajitas

pigging out on brownies
Pigging out on Chinese
Pigging out on strawberrys
Pigging out on some Portuguese cheese

pigging out on Wendy’s
Pigging out on burger King
Pigging out on Mcdonalds
pigging out on buffalo wings

pigging out on porfiteroles
pigging out on cupcakes
pigging out on oreos
Pigging out on chocolate and milkshake

pigging out on spagetti on toast!
pigging out on subway
pigging out on Mac and Cheese
pigging out at a buffet

Pigging out on mangoes!
Pigging out on fruit
pigging out on cereal
pigging out on froot loops

Pigging out on leftovers
Pigging out on sushi
pigging out on a huge cheese plate
pigging out on KFC!

pigging out on curry
pigging out on pizza hut
pigging out on bacon
pigging out on donuts

pigging out on nacho’s!
pigging out on apple pie
pigging out on cheesy puffs
pigging out on french fries

Pigging out on pickled onions.
pigging out on soda
pigging out on dim sum
pigging out on the sofa.


More Twitter search poems here.

Written by Craig

May 7th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Posted in Blah blah

You know what’s awesome?

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You know what’s awesome? Cheese.
You know what’s awesome? Leaving work early.
You know what’s awesome? Being a virgin.
You know what’s awesome? Elbow sweat.

you know what’s awesome? jello shots.
You know what’s awesome? Magical unicorns.
You know what’s awesome? Earth Wind & Fire.
You know what’s not awesome? A papercut on your knuckle.

You know what’s awesome? My mom
You know what’s awesome? My new phone
You know what’s awesome? My spider-man blanket
You know what’s awesome? Nothing.

you know what’s awesome? Mustaches.
you know what’s awesome? DINNER.
You know what’s awesome? Lightsabers.
You know what’s awesome? Kicking dudes.

you know what’s awesome? life
you know what’s awesome? kitties.
You know what’s awesome? Nothing.
you know what’s awesome? Me!


Poem edited from searching for the above term on three separate dates: 4th August 2010, 17th May 2011, and 7th May 2012.

More Twitter search poems here.

Written by Craig

May 7th, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Posted in Blah blah

Rubik’s Cube

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Animated GIF (1.3MB). May take a few moments to load.

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May 6th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

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A little GIF

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Sad news. Here’s a little pixel-y animated GIF I made in 2004, of a part of the “Ch-Check it Out” video.

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May 4th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Posted in Artwork,Music


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Bored bird board beard braid brand bread breed bride broad brood

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May 3rd, 2012 at 3:29 pm

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I like this house

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There’s something very appealing about old futuristic houses that are in a less-than-perfect, slightly crumbly, state of repair. This is in Puebla, Mexico.

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May 3rd, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Posted in Blah blah,Maps,Travel


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TV announcer for the Tampa Bay Rays was reading my book on the telly last night. I is prouds.

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May 3rd, 2012 at 10:47 am

Two quick reviews of concerts

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Radiohead, Foro Sol, 18 April 2012.

It was good to hear There There, but aside from that, they were average. They need to get out of their arses and realise the glitchy songs don’t really have a place when you’re playing to a jillion thousand people in a baseball stadium. But then, I thought their last album was shit, and they played a bunch of songs off it, so, y’know. I got drunk, though, so that was good.

Pulp, Palacio de Los Deportes, 23 April 2012

Way way way better than Radiohead. First time they’ve ever played in Mexico. Crowd so into it. And it’s rare I feel any patriotic pride for my home nation, but there was something so amazing about hearing songs with lyrics about things which seem so local, so British – woodchip on the wall, for example – being sung by 10,000 Mexicans. I got drunk again.

Written by Craig

May 3rd, 2012 at 10:14 am

Posted in Blah blah,Music