Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Footprint


The things you find when you self-Google... The Footman was apparently created in the early 70s as a curmudgeonly counterpart to the horribly ubiquitous Smiley. You know the rest of the story: Smiley became associated with everything from acid house to Nirvana to e-mail, while the rival went Betamax.

Obviously the world would have been a far better place had the Footman, with his cynical, pessimistic demeanour, achieved cultural supremacy. But would he have ended up in Watchmen?

8 comments:

Morton Shadow said...

"One of the most humerous books that I have read".....

(From the blurb on your Footman link above.)

Wow man - now *there's* an idea for a graphic counterpart to the Smiley face....

"....Humerus Man"

If only I could do elbows. Just think what fun he could have - smashing into things and that...

;?

xxx
Mort

wv: uncheado - could it *be* less cheado?

Chris said...

Somebody Image-Googled me at work today, and... what can I say?

Rog said...

That footman he got sole

Molly Bloom said...

There's one thing we know...Molly Bloom likes to sleep upside down.

Happy Days Timster.

Tim Footman said...

Mort: Fun-knee.

We all do, Chris. Love you, not Google you.

Rog, you've come to the right plaice.

Molly, sweetie, what you been doing? But is it upside-down or top-to-toe? USD makes her sound like a bat...

Valerie said...

Dagnabbit, I NEVER find anything unexpected when I self-Google! NEVAH. Of course, my name could be to blame...

This is awesome. You may already be famous!

Billy said...

Have you not made a Footman your avatar yet?

You should.

Tim Footman said...

That's a challenge to all of us, Valerie. Maybe we should just make stuff up about you and post it in unlikely places.

Only on Fbook, Billy. Here, I'm loyal to René.