Friday, March 22, 2024

It's a mad, mad, mad world...

 "What, me worry?"

--Alfred E. Neuman

I've always liked the Mad Hatter. One, you could call him mad without triggering the politically correct police who would scream "Abilist" and accuse me of not being sensitive to the plight of people with mental issues. To which I would love to reply, "You're crazy."

The Mad Hatter is mad as a hatter because he is a hatter. Hatters in the 19th century used mercury in the hat-making process. The toxic fumes could lead to mercury poisoning with symptoms of well...madness. 

The Mad Hatter utters nonsense that actually seems to make sense. He is very much like many politicians in that way. He would probably be a strong contender for President of the United States if he was around today and actually was a real person and not a fictional character.

For the record, I am not a big fan of Johnny Depp's interpretation of the Mad Hatter in the Alice in Wonderland film he starred in. He bore too much of a strong resemblance to Madonna to be taken seriously. And I don't mean that in a good way.

 I do like the notion that the Mad Hatter could have been a good friend of Don Draper and hung with the Mad Men of advertising. He definitely would have been a creative director and come up with some real "big ideas" that shine during the Super Bowl.

I was so happy with my Really Mad Men design using the Mad Hatter that I had AI Art create a Mad Tiki design for me.

If only I could actually turn this bad boy into an actual Tiki Mug I'd be bringing in real coin on eBay. Tiki Mug collectors love them some quirky new designs (especially if they aren't patterned after something from Disney's Haunted Mansion...those are getting real old).

Oh well, I'll just have to wait for 3D Art AI Printer to be invented (if it already hasn't been).

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