Tuesday, April 02, 2024

Why did the opossum cross the road?


If you are dying of curiosity, the opossum crossed the road because the chicken showed it that it was possible. Opossums don't have a good record of making it across a road without getting hit. But then again since opossums play dead as a defense mechanism (according to ChatGPT they "an opossum may fall onto its side, become limp, and exhibit other signs of death, such as drooling, foaming at the mouth and emitting a foul odor.

Opossums sound a bit like foamers, the train enthusiasts I wrote about a few weeks ago.

I suppose I thought of opossums because I made such a big deal about chickens yesterday. Rather than write about roadkill (which I may eventually do) I thought I'd write about my design idea that young opossums may actually think of play dead as a game like four square, dodge ball or tether ball. At least in my world they would.

Seemed like a logical design for a t-shirt. Art AI obliged but continues to piss me off by dropping letters, misspelling things and adding random Greeked text for no apparent reason. I get so I'll accept a mediocre design if everything is spelled correctly.

I can't tell you how long it took me to correct the Opossums at Play design above because Art AI placed half the headline off the page. So I had to import it from another design. It was killing me and I was dragging.

Speaking of Dragon.

This one was inspired by the new Netflix movie Damsel starring Millie Bobby Brown of Stranger Things fame. I think she was pretty amazing in it. Though I'm still blown away that she is British and faked an American accent for Stranger Things. Anyway, Damsel is worth watching. Spoiler alert, it has a dragon. Thus the inspiration.

I was also inspired to develop a design based on some reorganization at my day job. 

I just thought that I am grateful that I'm no higher in my organization than I am because people at the top come and go, but I hang on. It's like the bottom turtle on the stack of turtles above. If your feet are on the ground, you stick in there while everyone above you falls.

There's got to be some inspirational speaker out there who is going to glom onto 40 or 50 t-shirts with this design to get the losers pumped about never getting a promotion. Doubt if they'll want to shell out the bucks for this quality design though.

On that note, I think I should always end a post on a bad pun. 

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