Boring.

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FRICKINAWESOME
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Did I ever tell you about the time myself and Lunchboxbrain went out for a cup of iced coffee and a blueberry muffin? Well, once we set up the time of 3:45pm, I arrived at Java the Hut coffee shop right on the nose, and didn't see LBB anywhere to be found. Well, after waiting for the sun to move in the sky for what seemed like thirty minutes- sometimes I like guess-timating the time based on the ancient practice of sun-staring, which actually dates back to the time before history was written down, so I think it's kind of strange that we know it was done before history if history is how we know what has and hasn't been done in the past. Anyway, LBB finally showed up after I had gone temporarily blind for staring at the sun for too long, which i can estimate would be about forty-two minutes. He said that he had been stuck in traffic and then spent some time chatting with a homeless fellow in the alleyway where he had parked his car next to the coffee shop. He said the person was named Alfonse and had once had a profitable business selling insurance for fire, but not against fire burning things, but insuring fires that must stay lit like the Eternal Flame in Washington and the three-day Burning Man art piece. Unfortunately, his office was burnt down in a fire by an errant spark from a furnace that was to remain lit at all times right next door that he had insured, so he couldn't technically put the fire out without being sued by the other man for breach of contract. We eventually went into the coffee shop and ordered our iced coffee and blueberry muffins, but they were unfortuntely out of both. So LBB and I discussed going to another coffee shop but then decided against that and making due where we were on account of a slight drizzling rain making the ground ever-so-anxious for people to deposit their bodies on the ground after falling towards them. Did you know that you are 90 percent more likely to fall after a slight rain than a torrential downpour? A man in the intensive care unit of a previous hospital stay told me that after he had tripped on a wet dust mite after a five minute thundershower, at least he told me it was a rather slippery dust mite. So LBB and I called the waitress back over again, had her put some ice in some coffee-flavored fountain soda, and ordered some Fruity Pebbles and a muffin and took our time inserting the pieces of blueberry-flavored pebble into the muffin tops for one another. It wasn't as wonderful as the real thing, but hey- at least we got close to what we came there for.

JW
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haha! gj guys $5

zipperking
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lose the text loser!!! $5

DesignbyProxy
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the only thing that bugs me about this is the word spacing on "me of" it looks like meof, everytime to me. I dunno what Meof is, but I like the rest of the type treatment so much I may just google it.

DaniellesGarden
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awesome, id get one for my husband he is the king of long stories that go nowhere. lol.. nice job

WanderingBert
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Damn, this is great!

kayceislost

agree with rolf, but also the kerning in that seems a bit wonky.

goldensara

ahahah. i like it. :)

Spam69

haha - fantastic. Your monologue is a carbon copy conversation with my mother in law except she usually starts it with " On Monday I........no hang on was it Monday?, no I tell a lie it was a Tuesday, I remember it was Tuesday because I had to take the dog to the vets on the Monday. She's still got this thyroid problem......

ksmonds

This is fabulous & I MUST have this!!!
Spam69 - I think your mother-in-law and my brother-in-law are actually the same person, lmao!!

bsweber
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hahah best first comment ever $5

zenbolic vision

lol the thumbnail gave me a diff idea lol !!! though its diff illustration

heldenstuff
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Hey FRICKIN' your story just made me so calm and untroubled - pure Zen! And a nice Type Tee too! Five!

Merzi

zzzzzzzzzzzz...for your story
5$ for this super awesome shirt!

dacat
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ha ha, great type and slogan $5

walmazan
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haha $5

straw8erry333

$5 because I should be wearing it as a public service announcement

Maltzmania
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superlol$5

Pizazz

lulzoid! $5

FRICKINAWESOME
FRICKINAWESOME profile pic Artist

Thanks so much so far peoples for the awesome comments and for the decent critiques. I just wanted to give a shout-out once again to Lunchboxbrain for making such an amazing typographic treatment for my slogan and a special thanks to Sonmi who suggested to us that we make the slogan slowly smaller and smaller instead of the other away around like we originally had the type treatment. And on and on and on and on....zzzzz.

herky
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That reminds me of a $5 to give to this design... Nice collab.

littleclyde
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Hi! - larious. Nice job - cool looking type and awesome slogan, obviously!

corey9

huh? oh, right right.
(i couldnt read all that FA! - lol)

5$
love it!

BubuSam
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Wow! Awesome on shirt! A buy from me $

robotwaste

Please print this so i can give it to my friend who works at a plastics factory who tells the most boring work related stories I've ever heard. 5$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

mike bautista
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this shirt reminds me of a boring story i take forever to tell.
wearing this is probably one the best ways to insult someone without them actually knowing. for that it's a $5.

chelly

yupyup

Twiggyhall

Hahha - I love this FA slogan, it's sweet to see it in a fun font!

briancook
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Very cool indeed! I kinda wish it went on even longer, but it's still pretty ridiculous as is.

SIGNFREAK

Cool shirt, This is how us slogan addicts can design our own slogan shirts, viva the revolution.

SoulfumeInc

lol, awesome guyz!

Moby Peterson

it's great!
it's suitable for all situations, especially when your grandparents visit and want to tell you about "their day".

bocek

cool typo!

courtney pie

too many words.

skips to $5 part

Starrfold
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So simple. So elegant. So... funny! My father would hate this!

TattooedBear

Congrats on all the hype!
You're one of my favorite personalities on this site.

TattooedBear

Congrats on all the hype!
You're one of my favorite personalities on ---5 this site.

Neon Samurai

Man I need to buy this design for my grandfather.

There was this time in the summer of '93 when we were down at Michael's place, not Michael Wood but Michael Greenbow - you know with that giant tumour and the bushy hair. Anyway, we were down at Michael's place and all of a sudden who should arrive but. . .

No, not really. $5

Neon Samurai

Oh, and I think Rolf is right.

radikalgirl

hehehehe!!! hey u are a great designer!!!..this is cool

igo2cairo
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Sweet collab! It's cool that you subbed one of your awesome slogans in design form, this could start a new trend hopefully. Anyway, love the typeface, placement and of course slogan. And the opening comment is priceless. :) 5$

kennybanzai
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nicely done fa+lbb 5$ bones

squintygirl

AHAHAHA!

One trick is to tell em stories that don’t go anywhere - like the time I caught the ferry over to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for my shoe, so, I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on ‘em. “Give me five bees for a quarter,” you’d say. Now where were we? Oh yeah - the important thing was I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn’t have white onions because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones…

FRICKINAWESOME
FRICKINAWESOME profile pic Artist

squintygirl on Jul 14 '08
AHAHAHA!

One trick is to tell em stories that don’t go anywhere - like the time I caught the ferry over to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for my shoe, so, I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on ‘em. “Give me five bees for a quarter,” you’d say. Now where were we? Oh yeah - the important thing was I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn’t have white onions because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones…


Oh my god, I was TOTALLY thinking of that story when i came up with this slogan! I am overjoyed with joy overload by you putting that up here!!!!

ISABOA
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smart stuff guys 5$

Electrobot-X

yeah!!!

I love the typo and the idea is very funny :D



FRICKINAWESOME
FRICKINAWESOME profile pic Artist

Ha quister! The trick here was to try and portray the feeling of the slogan visually but still maintain something that is exciting to look at. It's purpose is to draw you into wanting to read the whole shirt, yet the type getting smaller and smaller to elaborate the faux tediousness of the shirt;s intent. It's basically the closest we can ge to trying to make something exciting yet illustrative of the ironic point we were trying to make. Or you can look at it straight-laced and buy it for your local long-winded stroyteller!

Oh, and 2.52 is a nice score for this....thanks all for the comments and votes!

tropical girl

This great slogan really makes its point!!!
By the way, Happy Birthday Frickinawesome cause you definitely are Awesome!!!! I give it a 5 to you and lunchboxbrain!

hands_on_fire

Hope this one prints, its pretty snazzy.

katzekween

hah.. i wish i could show this to my friend and then go back in time and not show her...

robchristianson

Oh my, that's hilarious. Great job you two.

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