Monday, October 02, 2006

A Penny for Your Ideas

So, if you haven't read the blog Church of the Big Sky, you must. It's one of my favorite blogs and I need to add it to my blog list. If you haven't been over there, it's worth the visit and perusal.

My reason for calling out this particular blog and the title of tonight's entry is, Merujo/CBS is looking for ideas to use on a series of CafePress merchandise she's creating as a means of raising a little funding for eye injections.

Yes, you read that correctly. Eye injections. I won't go into a lot of detail because it's not my story to tell, except to say that CBS is going blind in one eye and the remedy is a shot of shark piss in her ailing eyeball. In a twist of fate, insurance won't cover the cost of said shots. It's a double whammy because last year, Merujo was let go from her job for reading a story to a friend over the phone while at work. The subject of the story? An axe murderer in England.

Anyway--my point here is, I know there are a bunch of creative folk out there who read my blog (in particular, I'm thinking of my friends who fall under the category "Scary Feminists from Hell") who have a penchant for this sort of thing. Visit Merujo's CBS blog and leave your ideas. Please note: my sense is she's trying to keep them pretty clean (i.e.: PG/PG-13), so nothing skanky.

9 comments:

Merujo said...

J, you know - it's only in reading your abbreviation of my blog title did I notice it was "CBS"! I was reading your entry thinking, "CBS, CBS... is this a play on the fact that CBS is the TV network with the 'Big Eye'??" LOL. You just made my morning. (And hey - I'm not opposed to any lowbrow suggestions - I'll make multiple offerings!)

Your friend the groundling, Merujo

Janet M. Kincaid said...

That is hilarious. I didn't even notice that! Now there's a possible t-shirt/coffee mug idea. Your eye patch with the letters CBS in and the words, "We put the Eye in I" or "Eye See You" or "Eye on America" (which I think use to be one of their things before Katie took over, wasn't it?)

mmafan said...

Janet..I enjoy your blog immensely. I forgot the name initially, but ran across the name today!

Janet M. Kincaid said...

mmafan: thanks for the note! Glad you enjoy my blog.

Now, for the $64 question: who, pray tell, are you?

mmafan said...

Janet,

I'm just another guy trying to survive in this crazy town. Originally from Louisiana, and have been here for 6 years. I lived in PA for 14 prior to coming to the DC area, and to be honest, Pa is looking mighty sweet again. I also spent some time in Ca. while in the military back in the 80s. Beautiful place to be.

Janet M. Kincaid said...

Crazy? D.C.? Crazy?! More like nucking futz, this town is. Good luck with your survival here. One of these days, when I get out of here and back to saner states, I'm going to write the "Idiot's Guide to Surviving D.C."

Well, sir, here's hoping you get out of this "FUBAR" estate and back to sweeter pastures. And thanks for reading the ol' blog! See you around the blogosphere.

Sister Mary Lisa said...

You can always suggest this t-shirt idea to your friend: A cartoon image of a shark standing up, peeing in an arc onto an eyeball next to it. The words "Don't ask. Just buy the t-shirt!" on it.

Just an idea. I'd wear that t-shirt. Really. That sucks so bad that she's having the eye trouble. We take for granted what we have until it starts not working right...

mmafan said...

Janet,

If you write that book, I will be the first to buy it, AND be at your signing, lol! I'm eventually going to start a blog myself..nothing fancy, just tossing some ideas around now.

Janet M. Kincaid said...

mmafan: Rule No. 101 for surving life in D.C.: Don't move here in the first place.

Now I just have to figure out rules 100 - 1 and I'll have a book.