Next week I finish up what has been a great 3 month internship with Mindzai Creative learning as much as I can about the fine art of screen printing. It’s been a blast. For my test I’ll have to prep and produce a shirt from prepping the screen to drying the shirt and everything in between. I was asked to bring in one of my own designs up to three colors ready for white shirts. So here we go. I thought I’d test a modified version of “Classy as F*ck!” for a shirt. Hopefully it’ll turn out nice and be in my size so I can wear it to conventions!
Someday I’ll have my own press, and maybe I can make these to sell. That’d be pretty cool.
See the original sticker art HERE.
The manikin in this sample image is modified from a manikin created by deviant art user “JovDaRipper”. I didn’t have time to draw a manikin from scratch, I borrowed his this one time. Please check out his lovely work on his page: jovdaripper.deviantart.com
Welcome Ladies & Gentlemen.
Thank you for joining me here today.
Today I’d like to speak with the congregation about BEING POLITE ON THE ROAD.
I promise not every sermon will be about bad manners in public, but these are some of my biggest irritants I see day to day. I was raised to be polite and generally respectful towards strangers, a sentiment long since extinct it would seem most of the time.
I live in a city with shit traffic, whose individuals race up one another’s asses, swinging from far right lane to far left with no turn signal and specific traffic corridors that are ALWAYS on the 5 o’ clock traffic report for horrific accidents. The city’s plan to get rid of traffic problems? “Express” (Toll) lanes installed on each side of one of their busiest thoroughfares, construction, which now, makes the already dreadful traffic even worse until winter 2015. Or perhaps a rail line that only amounts to about 10 miles of track, through parts of town where nobody lives or nobody is going to, running parallel to EXISTING track and promising to stop in pretty much the same route? Yup, that’s the real plan. These aren’t even what bring me here today, I mention those simply for setting the mood of the traffic I spend most of my day around.
Standard adopted ideal:
When two lanes merge into one lane, it has been a widely adopted behavior to WEAVE/ZIP THE LANES. “Weave the Lanes” meaning in order to quickly and safely merge two lanes into one by alternating a car from each lane one at a time, like the action on a common zipper. A person from the right lane, then left, then right. There are individuals who don’t seem to see the necessary flow of this practice, or simply don’t care, and often refuse to adhere to such social contracts. These individuals are often seen driving either very expensive or unwieldy vehicles such as any BMW or perhaps a “Dually” style truck.
Here’s 1 Simple Tip for being a Better (More Polite) Driver:
The “Thank You” Wave.
It is, or at one time was, common practice that when a driver who would be behind you upon letting you merge or pass in front of them would also be thanked by the person cutting in. The person ahead is thankful for this gracious act and acknowledges the other driver by waving their right hand, slightly behind their own peripheral vision whilst glancing back at said driver in the rear view mirror. In this way you are saying “Thank you for letting me in instead of speeding past me once I put my turn signal on like the shit-bird in the BMW three cars before you. I hope you arrive at your own destination safely and happily.”
It doesn’t cost you to be polite.
If someone lets you in in front of them, giving the “Thank You Wave” can make all the difference, and can cut down on a person’s road rage exponentially.
Don’t drive like a dick.
Until Next Time, friends.