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Third t-shirt idea:

Something on the order of the Dogs playing poker picture, except it’s a barber shop and the old barber dog is shaving a younger Husky’s head. There are a couple of naked (shaved) Huskies sitting around waiting impatiently. The caption reads, “Summer on the north slope.”

(Note to self:  Add palm tree near baby seals on “Surf Nome”)

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  1. Linda BuchananNo Gravatar | June 11, 2007 at 12:02 am | Permalink

    Ah the creative juices are flowing now! How about a wooly mamoth drinking lemonade made with the ice coming off a defrosting caveman? Of course the seals and palm trees could be in this scene too, along with a few naked Huskies. Maybe by a pool with a very small iceberg in it.

  2. Linda BuchananNo Gravatar | June 11, 2007 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    I’m really not sure where Linda was going with the ideas she mentioned. I tried to impress upon her that the theme did not involve the thawing out of a futuristic “Ice Age” but, she just wouldn’t let go of the images bouncing around in her head (some of which I think she is stealing from the animated film of the same name). Personally, I like the positive spin you’re putting on the whole global warming thing. I mean sure, Alaskan tourism is doing well now but, a lot of people are going to be scrambling for new jobs when the big thaw kicks into high gear. Hey! Here’s an idea for a tee-shirt:
    Picture a farmer, paying some suit a large amount of cash for an iceberg towed down the Little Arkansas river, and expressing his appreciation for same by saying something like:

    ” You fellers sure came through fer me on this one! What with this never endin’ drought, I didn’t know where I was gonna get enough water to irrigate this year!”

    Printed on the bow of the barge, in big letters… I.R.S. (for Iceberg Relocation Services).

    Obviously, I’m targeting a more local market here but, I figure you are entitled to some of that farmer’s cash flow. (Hey! another great name for the iceberg relocation biz… CASH FLOE!)

    Peace -K.

  3. CziltangNo Gravatar | June 11, 2007 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    How about a St. Bernard in swim trunks kicked back on a lounge chair with a paper umbrella and a straw coming out of the barrel around his neck?

  4. Linda BuchananNo Gravatar | June 12, 2007 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    I like it but, I think the barrel around his neck should be a floatation device and the St. Bernard (a working dog… not a ‘kick back on the beach and get hammered’ dog!) should be working as a lifeguard at a celebrity beach. You could even have him trying to decide which damsel in distress to save first… Pamela Anderson or Lassie?
    Linda thinks an image of you, building an Ark (and puzzling over just what the hell a cubit is) would be a good idea. I think this, with the following modifications, (we’re still brain storming here, right?) is a good train of thought.

    Picture this:
    You, standing on a dock…with one of those swamp buggy rigs bobbing in the water. You’re collecting cash, hand over fist from tourists eager to take part in the latest (hottest?) attraction which, is obvious from the sign posted on the dock which reads:


    Peace. -K.

  5. Linda BuchananNo Gravatar | June 12, 2007 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    Obviously Ken does not know how to change his name and e-mail address in your comment section. Of course the above comment is his not mine. However, I do think we have something going here, think about it. You can collect two of your naked Huskies, thawed Wooly Mammoths, seals, Saint Bernards, Polar Bears and any other dislocated and now homeless arctic animals on your Arc of Marc and sail off in search of the one lone island, Pikes Peak.

  6. Ken BuchananNo Gravatar | June 12, 2007 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    Actually, I DO know how to make MY comments and am quite adept at writing MY name when doing so! (Note to self: insist that, “my little dust-ruffle” a.k.a. Linda, use her own damn browser for any future comments on this tee-shirt thing!)
    But… I digress… Unless you are going to include images of a suddenly more pretentious/ or pompous you involved in: a.) a game of tennis, with (possibly) a puffin as the shuttle-cock; or b.)you welding something; or c.)you involved in a ‘urinating for distance contest’ with, oh, we’ll say a chimpanzee… I would say the “Arc of Marc” idea (mentioned above by my beloved) is, shall we say, less than ideal. If, however, an ‘Ark of Mark’ were to be approaching the isle of Pikes Peak, to rescue the last pair of (very nervous… sweating profusely, etc.) Unicorns… then, maybe… MAYBE the idea would (ahem) float.

    Hey! Back to the local market theme… will the GWB (George Washington Boulevard) have to be re-named the, Global Warming Boulevard??
    Peace. -K.

  7. CziltangNo Gravatar | June 12, 2007 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

    As long as we’re pushing the envelope on this, why don’t we offer water skiing behind a boat pulled by polar bears chasing tethered seals?

  8. Ken BuchananNo Gravatar | June 13, 2007 at 5:55 am | Permalink

    YES!!! NOW you are on to something!!! (I’ll ignore that little ‘antelope’ thing you mentioned above) Oh, EN-VE-lope… Never mind.
    Still brainstorming here (okay, maybe not “brainstorming” but, soft-summer-breeze-through-the-willow-treesing just doesn’t work well here, does it?). I’m lovin’ the whole “Polar bears chasing tethered seals” idea though!!!
    HEY! What the heck!!! Copywrite infringements be damned! (In for a penny, in for a pound, right?)
    Do you remember a Simpson’s episode where the whole town of Springfield was under water?

    Picture this:

    One VERY large (and snarlingly-powerful) polar bear, leaping from ‘berg to ‘berg, in pursuit of a tethered Smithers (okay… wearing a baby seal costume… happy?) with a small speed boat towing… HOMER… Noo… BART! (Oh what the hell… towing the entire Simpsons clan in pyramid formation) behind it. And Who’s steering the above mentioned boat (which just happens to be overflowing with a humongous pile of only slightly-wind-blown greenbacks)? That’s right… Montgomery (Excellent) Burns!! Cracking whip in one hand, and Bobo’s leash (oh, yeah… the bear’s name is Bobo) in the other shouting:

    “On Bobo…!! On boy!!!”

    Oh, oh…! OH!!! Dude!! NOT Smithers!!! Bobo could be chasing an ANTELO… no, wait… they might be on the “Endangered Species” list (no way… right?) An ENVELOPE! Dude! BOBO’s bait could be an ENVELOPE filled with (filled with… what? What the hell do Polar Bears eat anyway??) SALMON!!! An envelope filled with SALM… (No… Grizzly Bears eat salmon). SMITHERS!!! Yeah!!! That’s IT! An envelope filled with Smithers (Okay, OKAY! Smithers in a salmon costume… Are we happy NOW?).
    Peace. -K.

    Too much, maybe? Don’t think Mr. Matt (Ooo I’m so rich) Goering would buy the idea?
    Well, then… never mind.

  9. cziltangNo Gravatar | June 13, 2007 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    At this point, I feel an overpowering need to inquire as to your current pharmaceutical regimen…

  10. Ken BuchananNo Gravatar | June 14, 2007 at 12:07 am | Permalink

    Okey Doke… Bisoprolol/ HCTZ; Aspirin; Benadryl; Azelastine HCI; Mometasone furoate; Levaquin and, my personal favorite… Fish Oil. Having reviewed my comments, I totally understand yours and I am so very sorry to have subjected you, and the other readers of your blog, to such goofiness. For what it’s worth, I am cutting back on the Fish Oil. Of course, that’s gonna upset my Endo-Vascular Surgeon but, after I explain the whole thing (especially the ‘salmon’ part) I’m sure he’ll understand. Again… my apologies to all.
    Peace. -K.

  11. CziltangNo Gravatar | June 14, 2007 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    Actually, I was hoping you would share.

  12. Nancy StollNo Gravatar | June 24, 2007 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    Funny enough, I saw a picture of an old dog shaving another in a barbershop. It is in a small restaurant located in western NY, USA.
    I will have to go back there and see it again…

    I was looking for it online – came across the Poker Dogs – and then your comment. Is your idea based on an actual picture you saw or just off the top of your head?

  13. cziltangNo Gravatar | June 28, 2007 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    Just off the top of my head. Actually, now that I think about it, it is probably related to the Cocker Spaniel we had when I was a kid. Due to hot weather and stickers and burrs and the like we always shaved her early in the summer. Cockers just don’t look right with no hair.

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