I don’t have any new work to showcase this week, nor do I plan on having any, but I’ll probably have another cereal movie review (those are fun), maybe spotlight some more fine art that has influenced my creative sensibilities, and some other random posts.
The following falls under that random setting:I found this on the boardwalk in Wildwood, New Jersey, over the weekend. I was on a date Friday night when I spotted it, but rather than waste the girl’s time as I gawked and marveled at this uncanny mash-up of two, possibly three local sports teams, I made a mental note and rode my bike back to the boards the following night with my rookie Sean.^
^I’m a lifeguard down at Diamond Beach, the southern end of the island. When I say “my rookie*,” I mean the college kid I mostly sit with during the course of the day. Conversely, I occasionally guard with a vertically-challenged old-timer named Stump, and I just want to take this moment to give him a shout-out. Hi, Stump.
*Sean’s not really a rookie. It’s his second season. But I like the buddy cop implications of calling him my rookie, which makes me a wily veteran. We’re like Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy in 48 Hours.
I absolutely LOVE this Franken-logo, which marries the MLB’s Philadelphia Phillies “P” with the general shape of the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers logo. The Phils sport red, white and blue colors, but so do the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, so I’m not sure who the color scheme is calling out here. But the print is ironed onto a basketball jersey, so there’s that… One thing’s for sure, and it’s that the Eagles aren’t represented on this at all, which leads me to believe that the colors are Phillies red, white and blue, not Sixers. (It makes no sense for any Philadelphian to root for the Sixers before the Eagles, so l’m assuming this is a Phillies/Flyers hybrid.)
So $15 and three days later, I’m still wearing it. It doesn’t smell like funk yet… Well, at least I think it doesn’t…
Have you seen any other Franken-logos? Make me aware of them through one of these avenues: