Why? Why? Why does MoveOn.Org email at least 4x a week? Since when did they fall prey to the reasonings of spammers and cheap product advertisers? Effective people! More is just more. I don't like to read your redundant rants. Once a week- or what the hell! even once every two weeks- pull your shit together, get to the point IN ONE SHORT EMAIL. put a link in there and if I want to read the cute-with-a-cause copy then I will click the link and read it.
I just feel like if you've already got me down as a prior volunteer then its pretty safe to assume that we are on the same page.
So, I receive this:

And all I need is this:
MoveOn.Org needs volunteers to make phone calls from your home tomorrow:
We need you to:
1. make calls to other move.on members

2. have these members to call congressmen to ask them to stop the Iraq escalation

Click Here to find out more about this volunteer option>>
Click Here to find out more about the Senate vote on the war>>

Anyway, if you are fed up with this war and have some free time tomorrow night then sign up here.

While we are on the topic I thought I might point out some great design for a non-profit. I am sure that I have mentioned Stefen Sagmeister before... and now I am mentioning him again. Here is some work he did for Ben Cohen's (the Ben of Ben&Jerry's) True Majority:


If you want an easy job, go sell shoes!

Yeah! What he said; Nut up congress. Can we go back to one of the first queries about this war? um. Why are we in Iraq again?


Le Merle

A Lovely 1958 animation by Norman McLaren. He imparts unique visuals to the nonsense French-Canadian song. The simplicity is refreshing.



Squidfingers created pixel patterns with a keen attention to depth and texture.
There are even swatches to make your own patterns.


Hi Ho

I have spent the last three hours doing this: Trust me I am not attempting to diminish color palette selection. Clearly, its very important to me... by the by I not quite finished with this, but constructive criticism is welcome. To the point, I have been a bit busy but plan to get back blogging soon.


Cause For Alarm

Firstly, I can't wake up to a clock alarms to save my life. You can ask any poor soul that has lived with me starting with my family. Its a genetic disorder, to be sure.
I currently use my cell phone's alarm function. It allows me to set 3 different alarms, all of which I use. I like to turn the volume up to high, stagger the times about 15 mins. apart and vary the alarm "ring" on each. Still, I wake up about 30 mins later with the phone craddled in my hand right next to my head. "What wakes me up?" you ask. Oh well, a number of things really... my cat hovering over my face, a nightmare that I woke up late, sunlight, a fed up roomie....

... OR sometimes I wake because of the car alarms going off next door at the car wash. Lucky for me, if they are going off, then they start at about 7 am.!(read as extreme sarcasm) I am not sure why the car alarms wake me up and my scheduled clock alarms don't(!) but what I would really like to discuss(selfishly) is why the guys(fully awake) at the car wash repetitively set the alarms off. One would think that they would get sick of hearing the noise and.... I-don't-know... turn the alarms off till the car is clean(?) Alas, this is not the case. 4 days out of 7 alarms are set off long enough to go through all the different sounds twice.
If you don't live in the city it may be difficult to understand the breadth of my hatred of the car alarm. Basically, I feel that they are a poor attempt at eliminating car theft.
In my misery, I like to contemplate ways of resolving this problem... on a national scale. Picture this:


Clean House

Thank you for the image Jason
Greeting a new year is like going to work.
Maybe the day before was a little stressful but productive and you wouldn't mind taking it easy or maybe it was fun but before you knew it, the day was over and little had been done. Or maybe the day before was a lot of fun AND you were very productive and you go in the next day with the hopes of hitting the same sweet spot. Whatever the case, there is a whole year in front of you.
Good Morning 2007