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~ Vol. 4 ~

In these Quipsologies we ♥ NC, ♥ Bison genitalia, ♥ Eating boogers and we ♥ the French — in no particular order. Oh and we ♥ this little piece of code: ♥


Michael Stewart says his logo differs from the I ♥ New York logo because the lettering is a different style, the heart is more rounded and printing is in two shades of blue.


Le #3 de l’Anti-Américain ne sortira finalement pas!
Perhaps it was the cover story.
Perhaps the whole thing is a hoax.


When deciding whether to go out on your own or work in a larger studio environment; one should consider all the pros and cons. For example, working by yourself means you can freely engage in asocial behavior.


CNN/Money reports [edited for brevity]: The U.S. Mint released the latest in its series of redesigned five-cent coins, honoring the 200th anniversary of the Lewis & Clark expedition and its patron, President Jefferson. The new coin features the right side of Jefferson’s face — closely cropped. The word “Liberty,” engraved in a copy of Jefferson’s handwriting, has been added, too. The backs of the coins depict the American bison, familiarly known as the buffalo.

Here, however, is where hilarity — in a fratboy-kind-of way — begins. Given the commotion that stupid things like Janet Jackson’s nipple or Monday Night Football’s back-bearing vixen stir in this country it is surprising that the bison’s penis was not removed from the coin. America will giggle.

[Thanks to Debbie for letting me know].


In a completely and utterly vain, self-serving Quipsology, I ask that if you happen to receive the latest issue of GD USA in the mail that you ignore my picture, act as if it was not there or erase it from your memory if you have already seen it. Terrible hair day. Silly smile. And bad lighting. Oy. I humbly offer the following for your consideration.

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PUBLISHED ON Mar.06.2005 BY The Speak Up Authors
Al aka El Negro Magnifico’s comment is:

I didn't see hearts, but a vertical line when reading the first bit of this. I thought there was something wrong with my reading ability.

On Mar.06.2005 at 11:48 PM
lauren e.’s comment is:

Firefox doesn't appear to be holding your hearts (so to speak).
It works in IE and Safari though.

On Mar.07.2005 at 09:52 AM
Armin’s comment is:

Damn those hearts…

This is what it's supposed to look like:

Is this a Mac vs. PC issue?

On Mar.07.2005 at 10:01 AM
Al aka El Negro Magnifico’s comment is:

Looks like Lauren's right about Firefox. That's what I'm on.

On Mar.07.2005 at 11:20 PM
Nicholas’s comment is:

I see the hearts in firefox (os x)

And i see the buffalo foreskin!

On Mar.07.2005 at 11:31 PM
Darrel’s comment is:

I see hearts on FF/PC. Though I often get mangled characters when you try and use curly quotes and apostophes.

On Mar.08.2005 at 09:58 AM
Darrel’s comment is:

Also, Buffalo are such magnificient creatures. How could we even consider emasculating them?

Of course, that's what's Bush is doing to our country right now, so perhaps it's an appropriate thing to consider... ;o)

On Mar.08.2005 at 10:00 AM
Kippy’s comment is:

I've never seen Armin without that goatee. Muy hermoso.

On Mar.08.2005 at 04:19 PM
Nathan King’s comment is:

I asked a trademark law friend who had this to say about the NY/NC/SF issue:

"Yes, very fascinating issue - I would side with NC, why? The basis for TM is 'confusion' and nobody is going to be confused that the T-Shirts were made by or in NY. NY simply wants to retain the distinctiveness of their logo so they should sue under Unfair Competition law (closely related to TM) and argue NC and SF are diluting/eroding the uniqueness of the I (heart) NY logo.

TM is different than Copyright, there's not as strong of a policy for allowing creativity at the expense of the orig. artist as in Copyright, the Constitution wants to encourage new works of art for the sake of capitalism/free-market fuel but w/TM the gov likes to keep it more stable. So there's arguments on both sides (as always)."

Being from New York City, I'm siding with NY just becuase it kicks ass (excpet when I got my $115 parking ticket this morning...)

On Mar.09.2005 at 01:16 PM
Darrel’s comment is:

Couldn't one possibly make a case for parody as well?

On Mar.09.2005 at 06:18 PM
K McCord’s comment is:

&hearts &spades &clubs &diamonds

any idea what the code is for diamonds?

On Mar.11.2005 at 08:40 PM
marian’s comment is:

I'm not sure that's the Bison's foreskin or penis ... not that I'm any expert on the sexual parts of ... um, large quadrupeds, but isn't that just a tuft of pubic hair? I may have to call in an expert on this (and believe me, I will) but I'm pretty sure the Bison's penis is farther back, closer to the balls.

On Mar.11.2005 at 10:22 PM
marian’s comment is:

I stand corrected. I found out rather more about the "fibro-elastic penises of the ruminants, as opposed to the vascular penis of e.g. humans, dogs and horses ..." than I intended to, but here's the scoop: that protruberance is called a "prepuce", is covered in hair for reasons you'd rather not know, and is closest in anatomy to a foreskin, but is not one exactly. I now know how this functions in the bison, I know that it is "extremely unattractive" and also have the scoop on something called "electro-ejaculation" which you men really, really don't want to know the details of.

For my nickle, I'd love to see all this inscribed in tiny type on the edge of the coin.

On Mar.11.2005 at 10:52 PM
Armin’s comment is:

Um… yeah, thanks Marian. Good info to know right before breakfast.

On Mar.12.2005 at 09:15 AM