Free Bonus: AIG Pigs Poster

As a bonus to my readers, and when I say bonus I mean it in AIG terms: something extra you get whether you deserve it or not, here’s my take on the recent insurance company shenanigans:
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Extra information for graphic designers:
Font: LTC Cloister Small Caps
Colors: white (#ffffff), blue (#002261)
Artistic decisions: At first I thought I would just go with ‘PIG’ to fit AIG’s three letter logo and to make it a smart word play by replacing just one letter. After thinking about it, ‘PIG’ did not convey my notion of corporate greed, and since this is not targeted at any particular person but at capitalism as reflected by the AIG culture, I thought I would break the three letter mold and allowed myself an extra letter to make it plural.

Zeitgeist Spam: If you could help someone for free by just clicking your mouse would you?

Take a letter, Miss Jones,
Due to the world situation
The shrinking pound, the global slump
And the price of oil
I’m afraid we must fire you
We no longer require you
It’s just another sign of the times, Miss Jones,
A most miserable sign of the times
 
   – – from the musical “Blood Brothers” written in 1981 by Willy Russell

I just received this spam message in one of my email honeypots. I sure hate spam, but I thought I would post this. The content of this email may or may not be real. Not sure if carpenters from Illinois spell the name of their state without a capital I, and misspell ‘ads’ three times. Oh well…

Spam: If you could help someone for free by just clicking your mouse would you?

Subject: If you could help someone for free by just clicking your mouse would you?

I have a wife and 2 sons. I am a carpenter in illinois. I am layed off work. A pretty normal thing for anyone in the trades right now. We are a real family.

I am giving you these links to my parked domains(web site names). I let google fill the page with adds. All I need is people to click on the adds. Nothing to buy.

No risk of fraud or anything bad. Just click on the adds and google pays me .05 per click. Please forward this email to everyone you know.