September 30, 2006

The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread

THE GOOD PEOPLE at despair.com have long been famous for their vicious, even cruel, parodies of modern sappiness. For instance, one can order candy hearts ("Bittersweets") with dejected and sarcastic sayings on them (such as "U C MY BLOG?"). They also have neat items like the Pessimist's Mug, which has a line marking the point where it is half-empty, and so on.

But despair.com is most famous for its "Demotivators" -- the parodies of those godawful motivational posters one finds extolling the values of teamwork and working weekends, the posters which stand as prima facie evidence that the souls of a firm's employees have been sapped and destroyed. Recently, while visiting Emily Jones' site, I learned that despair.com has created an engine letting ANYONE make their own such demotivational posters.

YES. YES. YES. YES.

Here's a couple of posters that I dreamed up yesterday evening. (AP gets the photo credit in both cases, I think, but to be honest I'm not entirely sure.) More will follow later this week, but this is the weekend and as such sports will be the primary focus. You can make your own right here.

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at September 30, 2006 07:48 AM | TrackBack
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