Sunday, June 12, 2005

n.a.g.p.b.y.w.b.m.o.: god speed hairy little fella

I am moving this post back to the top of the blog because everyone needs to know that Chemical Billy did a piece of scratch fiction on it which you simply must go read. so click the picture... it links to her story now.

the graphic on this shirt (apologies for the shot, but this is -important-) shows a space capsule being fired off into space. the text reads:
god speed hairy little fella
is this just me or does this make anyone else want to weep at its sheer brilliance? it appears to be a mock t-shirt for someone who works for a fake space agency and trains primates to be fired into space on one of those creepy one-way animal suicide missions.


Blogger jenn see said...

i. want. that tshirt.

& i don't even wear tshirts.

8:50 AM  
Blogger mysfit said...

what does FCL stand for tho?

10:58 AM  
Blogger Daniel Heath said...

js: I want it, too. at the time 40$ seemed too steep. the brilliance of it though has dawned on me over time.

mysfit: dunno.
Internet? what does FCL stand for?

1:27 PM  
Anonymous Graymalkin said...

It appears in Aeronautics FCL refers to Flight Control Law (rules and regs), whereas in shipping it's F(something) Cargo Logistics. I kinda like the idea of teaching the li'l fella the rules of flying.

5:33 AM  
Blogger mysfit said...

thanks graymalkin

9:37 AM  
Blogger Daniel Heath said...

that would be Graymalkin, Font of Obscure Knowledge.

more bonus points for you...

11:29 AM  
Anonymous Graymalkin said...

It also appears that in shipping, CL stands for Cargo Logistics (not sure about the F part, but there seems to be FCL and LCL, and possible RCL). I like the aeronautics version bettern.

5:46 AM  
Blogger Daniel Heath said...

I'm with you on Flight Control Law. That almost fits.

And the genius of the best Engrish is that it's not actually random, it makes sense in its own way, it's just unquestionably and yet mysteriously wrong, like a hand with six fingers.

10:06 AM  
Blogger mysfit said...

Engrish? :)

FCL: Frequent Control Loss
FCL: Frightened Cockpit Lemur
FCL: full container load
FCL: fighting chimp logic
FCL: full chimp load
FCL: frequent chimp loss

9:35 AM  
Blogger Daniel Heath said...

I didn't coin the term Engrish:

frightened cockpit lemur!

4:38 PM  
Blogger mysfit said...

thanks for the link monkey! it was so funnny, it made my eyes water... do you mind if i fish it? - i'll give you mad props adn due credit in the post

10:33 AM  
Blogger Daniel Heath said...

fish away, mysfit... you have a standing invitation to fish whatever monkey-food you find around these parts.

10:47 AM  

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