July 28, 2004

Rollo is Watching You

Rollo, in t-shirt form

My sock monkey Rollo has decided it’s time for his close-up. Rollo has been around for a few years, but has now taken it upon himself to emblazon his visage on a t-shirt and enter it at Threadless.com. On the shirt Rollo can be seen donning his styrofoam cup battle helmet emblazoned with one of his many mottoes for life, Eat Shit. Be a hit at parties and let the shirt speak for you when you get in a scuffle with ruffians. If you like Rollo (seen here in a more contemplative moment, sans battle helmet), and you would like to have Rollo on a t-shirt, he requests you go to threadless and vote for him.

Commentary (22):

1. mary says… jul 28, 2004 | 3:44 pm

I think it’s only fair that I reap any subsequent profit from this, whether it be fame or monetary.

2. Jon Hicks says… jul 28, 2004 | 3:58 pm

One for my mama’s birthday for sure…

3. bearskinrug says… jul 28, 2004 | 4:02 pm

Uh oh, Mary! Does that mean you get a cut of Mojo’s lottery winnings?

4. Marc Rullo says… jul 28, 2004 | 4:16 pm

Dude, that thing scares the shit out of me. Take it away! Take it away!

5. Joe Briefcase says… jul 28, 2004 | 4:26 pm

I thought this was a family weblog.

6. Jason Santa Maria says… jul 28, 2004 | 4:29 pm

No, you’re right Joe, and my family requests that you eat shit. :D

7. Joe Briefcase says… jul 28, 2004 | 5:53 pm

Well, it’s a compelling idea. And well articulated.

And I guess since the monkey asked so nice and all.….

Sure, I’ll have a serving. But not too much. I’m trying to lose a few pounds so I can squeeze into the exciting new Summer swimwear.


8. Shaun Inman says… jul 28, 2004 | 7:05 pm

Dude, Threadless entries were so six months ago. So I guess we can expect you to be replacing something next?

<fit type=”hissy/valley-girl”>I can’t believe I ever drove two hours to see you.</fit>

9. Rob Weychert says… jul 28, 2004 | 10:00 pm

The Rollo shirt is awesome. After scoring it on Threadless and taking my first look through the company’s legal info, I was inspired to design a shirt, too. I’m not so sure it’ll ever actually find its way onto their site, so I uploaded it to my own. It is called Recipe for Success.

10. Shaun Inman says… jul 28, 2004 | 10:12 pm

My preferred typeface, used against me? FF DIN, I thought we were friends?!

11. Shaun Inman says… jul 28, 2004 | 10:12 pm

I’ll get you for this Bobby…

12. Todd says… jul 28, 2004 | 10:30 pm

Even though sock monkeys freak me out a little (that’s another story) Rollo still has my vote.

13. Rob Weychert says… jul 28, 2004 | 10:44 pm

That’s right, Inman. DIN and I are good friends. Sometimes, she tosses and turns in her sleep, murmuring something about “IFR.” When she wakes up in a cold sweat, guess who’s there to console her?

14. Shaun Inman says… jul 28, 2004 | 10:51 pm

Um, I dunno, Netscape?

15. Rob Weychert says… jul 28, 2004 | 10:57 pm

Wait, does she call you that too?

16. Tim says… jul 29, 2004 | 7:39 am

Ah, the sock monkey. Glad to meet him after our little talk. He’s certainly more scarry than Safari Kitty, and I’m not sure you could get into the Vatican with him.

17. Seth Thomas Rasmussen says… jul 29, 2004 | 10:17 am

AHaha… Rob wins…

18. Sian says… jul 30, 2004 | 2:53 pm

An ideal birthday present for myself I think!

19. Alexander Micek says… aug 1, 2004 | 12:41 pm

I’ve been sending everyone I know the “contemplative moment” picture, declaring it’s currently my favorite picture. And it is. This is awesome.

20. iSujay says… aug 2, 2004 | 1:18 pm

Haha, that’s wonderful. You should sell those worldwide.

21. Jason says… aug 2, 2004 | 5:56 pm

Any possibility of Rollo making an appearence in wallpaper form (preferably in 1600x1200)?

22. Anton says… aug 5, 2004 | 2:06 pm

Heh. Would this be the same shit that monkeys are known to fling?
And, if that shit landed on the floor, then wouldn’t it be:
“Eat dirty flung shit.”

Cool monkey. I want one that has a little middle finger propped up in salutation.