Friday, August 21, 2009

In Which I Am Burnt Out

I've had a bit of a rough week with my anxiety, so I apologize if my posting has been sub-par lately. The warmer weather tends to wreak havoc on my body, making worse all of the symptoms that I deal with on a day-to-day basis. It's not the end of the world by any means, it just means that I'm tapped out when it comes to brain power.

I did manage to find a couple of things I wanted to share with you all. The first is a pairing of advertisements that I found while kicking around Facebook the other day. Perhaps you've seen them; the ones that offer to make a cartoon version of yourself if you upload your picture. I took a screen shot, just in case you have no idea what I'm talking about:


It's not the ads themselves that I find to be amusing. Like most of you I'm sure, I've always wondered what a cartoon caricature of myself would look like. Would I have Dumbo-ears? Would my chin be accentuated? Would my eyes be cast far apart or close together?

What I found to be the most amusing about these ads was the lame attempt at out-doing each other. As you can see, the first ad states that you can "Cartoonize Yourself". Fine, I've got no problems with that. Then, immediately below it, the second ad comes along with the brilliantly clever advertisting slogan, offering to all who view it to "Really Cartoon Yourself".

As if adding the word "really" into the mix made it seem that much more appealing. My guess is that the exec in charge of making the advertising campaign didn't give a shit. Or perhaps he "really" didn't give a shit.

The other thing I found was an interesting CAPTCHA word verification that I came across while commenting on a blog. Again, I have provided a screenshot:


Blinguin, eh? Is that like a penguin decked out in expensive jewelry? A gangsta-penguin, if you will? This may be an indication that I have too much time on my hands, but I came up with a sketch* of what I thought a blinguin would look like:


The only thing missing is this blinguins posse. Because everyone knows that any good blinguin has a posse.

That's all I've got for today. I hope everyone has a good weekend!

*I know, I know. I have some mad skillz with Microsoft Paint.

43 Comments:

Jenn(ifer) said...

HaHa!!! The heat is definitely affecting you!
When you start seeing purple monkeys please seek help :-)

Kathy Garmus said...

I think we can all relate to the effects of the heat. How's Stella holding up in it? She is adorable!

Maggie May said...

Blinguin= that's genius. I totally get anxiety. Sucks.

Cape Cod Gal said...

The heat is just the worst. At least you see weird animals. I just get cranky.

Nej said...

I hate heat, second only to bugs. :-)

I can tell it's a penguin....if I were to attempt the drawing, you'd have no clue what it was! I love the hidden grill. (giggle) :-)

LucyCooper said...

Not to worry, Bad-Ass Geek. It's casual Friday at Fourjugs too, cause I am plum tapped-out myself. I dressed up an old Facebook note and posted it- how's THAT for a flying dump of a post? There's nothing even remotely as funny as blinguin in mine, and no original artwork either.
Happy Weekend.....

Moonspun said...

Uh, where is the penguins wallet and chain thingy? That might complete the bling...
Let me know when the humidity break in your brain.

Rebecca Knight said...

AHAHAHAH. I love that you call out the penguin's grill, even though it's hidden.

Also, when I saw "blinguin" I instantly thought of a penguin that speaks more than one language :(. I like yours way better.

Hope you feel better and have a badass weekend!

The Good Cook said...

I think I want to cartoonize myself but am afraid. REALLY afraid.

Sandy said...

If this is an indication of what you come up with when your brain power is low......well, I'm a little afraid of what you'd be doing under full power!

Funny, very funny. And I'd love to do a charicature of myself but I'd be afraid of that, too!

MommyGeek said...

A Blinguin? That is awesome. And I love the MS Paint drawing. Priceless!

PS -- I hope you feel better soon.

JennyMac said...

HAHAHAHA. Blinguin.

I bet he is a playa.

Hope you have a great weekend and thanks again for your help today.

Suzy Voices said...

I love the grill (hidden). And your Paint skills are much madder than mine.

Tammy Howard said...

Blinguins. Lovely. We should be able to see his drawers, though.

Mwa said...

LOVING the blinguin.

Good luck with the anxieties. Mine were playing up, too. I have actually indulged myself with a trip to the doctor's office to point out all the places I had something bad going on (luckily my anxieties were mostly medical this time), and I got reassured on most things, and am getting investigated for the others. Result!

Aunt Becky said...

Ha! Loves it. Are the fleet of rubber duckies attacking you too?

LiLu said...

Can his posse be sea otters? I hear those things are vicious. Albeit ADORABLE.

mysterg said...

I opened this post with trepidation only to be proved right.

Damn you Badass! You should really put a health warning on your blog.

Lola said...

HA!!! Make me a blinged out pig, cuz this heat and humidity is making me bloated and CRANKY!

Funny how you make cartoons for your blog when you're stessed and hot, and I just let people have it on my blog ;)

mumma boo said...

The blinguin rocks. The seals had better watch out for that bad boy. Hope the anxiety eases soon. Hubby deals with it, too, and it can be debilitating. Take care of yourself.

Inna said...

hehehehe!!! I think he would be giving out a fist pump, that would be his appropriate pose :)

Jade said...

The blinguin is awesome. Seriously cracking up over here.

dsmcaron said...

I want to see the blinguin's posse! Come to Iowa and relax, it hasn't hit 70 degrees for two days. I hope you feel tip-top very soon.

Aunt Juicebox said...

hope you're feeling better. the pup is adorable, btw.

Samsmama said...

Blinguin needs a pimp cup.

alntv said...

The other day I got a code that said "vajajay". Seriously?

Badass Geek said...

Jenn(ifer): Purple monkeys? Damn.

Kathy Garmus: Stella is doing well. She loves the AC.

Maggie May: Anxiety = Suckage.

Cape Cod Gal: To each his or her own, I guess.

Nej: Bugs are pretty horrible. =)

Lucy Cooper: Hey, nothing wrong with recycling.

Moonspun: Ah! I forgot about the wallet chain.

Rebecca Knight: I guess that would be a "bilinguin", wouldn't it?

The Good Cook: I would be afraid of my cartoon version, too.

Sandy: I'm not sure as if my brain has ever been on full-power.

MommyGeek: MS Paint rocks.

JennyMac: You better know he is.

Suzy Voices: Lots and lots of practice.

Tammy Howard: Yes! I forgot those.

Mwa: Results are nice to have.

Aunt Becky: No, not just yet.

Lilu: Sure! Why not?

Myster G: I'll consider it.

Lola: We all have our ways of coping, but I do happen to like yours more.

Mumma Boo: Anxiety does suck, but unfortunately this is old hat for me. I've got the Ativan at the ready.

Inna: I agree!

Jade: Blinguins are synonymous for awesome.

Dmscaron: Iowa, eh? Sounds enticing.

Aunt Juicebox: Thanks, and thanks.

SamsMama: He really does.

Alntv: NICE.

Mrs. B said...

You do realize that penguins have no teeth, right? Maybe his grill should be on his beak.

Daddy Files said...

BREAKING NEWS: It has just been reported by TMZ that Blinguin was shot and killed during a drive by. Witnesses said four rival Empire penguins from the west coast shot Blinguin as part of a violent and escalating penguin rap feud.

He will be missed.

Kim said...

I ignore all of the ads on facebook so I haven't seen that one yet. The only ones I ever manage to see are about Obama wanting to send mom's back to school and I'm like do you not see my network, it says I am to graduate in 2 years. Great job, facebook.
Also this is my third year of school and Obama did not give me any more money than usual.

Laura said...

I wish I had a Blinguin. I would carry him around with me every where and show him off to all of my friends.

Aunt Juicebox said...

How're things going with Stella and your allergies?

Mrs Soup said...

That's a great post. I hope your anxiety gets better. <3

for the love of pictures said...

I am going to have to find a way to work 'blinguin' into a conversation now. I'm thinking of the phrase 'You are such a blinguin." :)

joyiseverywhere said...

Hahahaha! Thank you, sir. I now know what I am going to be for Halloween.

A Blinguin, motha fucka!

Mad Woman said...

that was freakin priceless! I thought I was content with my "penguin on the telly" but now I think he needs a Blinguin friend. You should totally get Badass Blinguin Geek shirts made.

lovelila said...

Haha, loving the blinguin! Your Microsoft Paint skills are right up there with mine! Not sure what that means, though...lol

Organic Meatbag said...

Hahahaha! That is one bad-ass blinguin you drew! Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go really cartoonize the hell out of myself!

Badass Geek said...

Mrs B: I did know that, yes. The grill is a new kind of grill, for beaks.

Daddy Files: No! Say it ain't so!

Kim: The ads aren't brilliantly placed, thats for sure.

Laura: You and me both.

Aunt Juicebox: Not the greatest. Read my latest post.

Mrs Soup: Thanks.

FTLOP: Let me know how that goes. =)

JIS: YES.

MadWoman: T-shirts, eh? Good idea!

Love Lila: It means lots and lots of free time.

Organic Meatbag: Please share with us the results.

Danielle-lee said...

If I was Will Smith, I would be pissed at that cartoon!
And blinguins? That is hilarious!!!

Maureen said...

Ahahahaha! I want a Blinguin!

Melanie's Randomness said...

I love it. Omg the bling penguin. That's soo funny.

MIT Mommy said...

Some days I probably AM a cartoon of myself. I can't imagine actually having one. I did enjoy the bling penguin. Very clever.

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