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Welcome to the 7th edition of the Musings Blog. We are discussing the worst t-shirt design I’ve ever seen, the emoji, and my GPS.


What is Happening Here?

Ok, as you look at this website. I am the one guy mostly running it. I don’t do advance graphic design. However, I saw this shirt show up in my sponsored content on Facebook. I’m sorry, but is this supposed to be an ironic shirt or something?

I’m pretty sure this breaks literally every rule about computer-based design. (I know Comic Sans is one of those rules, for instance). Just wow… if people can sell this shirt, maybe I can cook up some more designs on CafePress.

Asta La Vista, Baby

Actual exchange between me and a GPS in Chicago….

GPS: turn right onto Lake shore Drive

At this point I thought of this image which made the local news years ago after a blizzard

Me: Shut your *#!$ mouth. You’re $%&*@@! crazy if you think I’m turning there.

GPS: GPS Signal Lost

Apparently the machines have already risen. Where are you John Connor?

The Emoji Generation

So they are making an Emoji movie? Apparently it has the whole world in an uproar. I’m not really a big emoji person though. I tend to send long rambling text messages to people. No vagueness from me if I can help it.

But my parents… they are like teenagers when they text. I will send a message, and they send me back an emoji. Both of them. They do this very frequently. They’ve been divorced for over 20 years so they didn’t influence each other. Apparently this is something their generation is just doing by themselves? I don’t have confirmation, but it does amuse me.

How did my parents get better at this emoji thing than their older end of the millennial generation offspring? I don’t understand. I feel like I am raising teenage borderline senior parents. Sheesh…

By the way, for those who are asking “WHY ARE THEY MAKING AN EMOJI MOVIE?” I have an interesting theory on that…

My Emoji Movie Theory


Cops bust teens root-beer keggar

Cars lining the street. A house full of young people. A keg and drinking games inside. Police thought they had an underage boozing party on their hands

But though they made dozens of teens take breath tests, none tested positive for alcohol. That’s because the keg contained root beer.

The party was held by a high school student who wanted to show that teens don’t always drink alcohol at their parties. It has gained fame on

Dustin Zebro, 18, said he staged the party after friends at D.C. Everest High School got suspended from sports because of pictures showing them drinking from red cups.

The root-beer kegger was “to kind of make fun of the school,” he said. “They assumed there was beer in the cups. We just wanted to have some root beer in red cups and just make it look like a party, but there actually wasn’t any alcohol.”


(Note From Richie: This sounds like me as a teenager.)


Meme of the Day


Honest Game Trailers – Castlevania


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