Here’s me according to South Park Studio version 2.
(Saw this link on Matt’s wife’s blog).
It took me all day, but I was able to create a t-shirt based on the temp agency seen in Dead Like Me (which was cancelled a while ago, but which me and my housemate have been enjoying on DVD all week). You can find the shirt at:
How’d it come to be? Last night I tracked down a shirt (on cafepress, made by someone else) which used some inauthentic fonts, and I wasn’t prepared to buy one of those if it wasn’t accurate. I decided to track down the correct fonts myself, using a wallpaper image of Georgia Lass in the Happy Time office as reference.
It took many hours to identify the main font as “Blippo”. I then found that Blippo was used only on the lower case letters – I had to shape the upper case letters by hand, so that took quite awhile. The font used in the secondary line of text “Temporary services” was found within minutes, by pure chance. I faithfully made the “s” in “services” lowercase, since that is how it appeared in the show, even if it would more properly be upper case. And finally, the smiley face was done by hand because I didn’t have the patience to track down whatever clipart it came from.
So, after all that effort, I believe it is a screen faithful rendering of the logo from the Happy Time Temporary Service at which George Lass worked before, and after, she became a grim reaper.
I should add that a reason why I was inspired to do this was because I recently received (from another t-shirt maker) a Serenity/Firefly t-shirt of “Slim’s Used Spacecraft Sales – Firefly Class Transports” and it looks great. ‘Course that one is a real silkscreen, not this direct print stuff.
I’ve learned who AC Girl is (click that for the original blog entry from November 29). I’d be excited but I doubt I’ve got enough courage hormones floating through my bloodstream to ask her out…these things diminish with age. But my interest is still such that I — in what can only be described as a “sad” (or what the French might dub “pathetique”) effort — scanned the web for any references to her, any blog, anything that would make me find the courage to ask her out. I did not find any blog. Ooh, weird, I am having a deja vu.
In person, at the store, I learned her given name because she had a name tag on and I recognized her, despite my having earlier only really been studying her, um, well her back from which arose her nickname (AC Girl). I was surprised, pleasantly I think, that she appears to be Celtic in part. People have been telling me my next girlfriend will be of that tribe. So that was nice; perhaps someday I will have an AC Girl. But this one? Wishes and web searches do not make futures.
I am pretty good as web searches. Her email, cellphone, an interest in art, and some vague college status info were all freely available on the internet, but the only thing that matters is people in person. And that is something I must leave to a day with more courage on my part…
I hear George W. Bush has a State of the Union address coming up soon. I wonder if he’ll mention America?