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25 June 2010


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Matthew Harpin

Brilliant David, I love it. The funniest thing I've seen for a while.

Great posters too! As usual though, your first design was best - before the client started messing with it.


It does, however, look like a movie poster.

However, you have to love the bit about the cat being lost in the negative space.


Damn edit button!


You almost made me grin myself to death.

Julie Oakley

Brilliant, how great to start the day laughing my head off

David Airey

For once the lazy "LOL" abbreviation is appropriate.

(And I don't mean the one my mum uses in text messages to infer "lots of love.")

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I love this sentence:
"If I wanted to feed something and clean faeces, I wouldn't have put my mother in that home after her stroke."


It is usually polite to credit the original source of material you take from the internet.

This email back and forth was written by the very well known David Thorne of 27bslash6.com:



love how this designer handled the situation. I bet that she never asked him for another "small favor" again ;).

Youssef Sarhan

This is puurrfect.

TA Smiff

Shannon, don't worry if your cat's been hit by a car! They can give him bionic, prosthetic feet! Check it out: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science_and_environment/10404251.stm

Irina Gingu

Oh my God. This is so hilarious :D


That red hat is so neat. Ace!

Dharma Kelleher

I so needed a laugh today as I am in revision hell with a client.


hello stranger. How funny, this did the rounds here at work earlier in the week (sent around by our designers actually) and I decided to run a google search to see where it came from.

It made me laugh to see that you had put up a post about it as it had tickled you too. Sometimes this really is a very small world...!

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Funny stuff. I love the movie poster.


this thread makes my day each time I read it :D




FYI, the story is made up.

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CI Phillips

You all need to know that David Thorne makes up all these email exchanges, and also uses the real names and pictures of ex-colleagues, simply to humiliate and hurt them. Please bear this in mind... i.e. no normal professional person would do this to colleagues.

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some old enamel signs

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instead of helvetica...

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