Article copyThe core of dissidents who read me regularly may remember my recent "El Che gets the mickey" tee-shirt design and the legal preoccupation that lead CafePress to close the shop and stop selling it.
On behalf of recent developments around such copyright issues (thanks to James C. for the information), the obvious bias of the French justice in favor of totalitarians and mass murderers - as far as they're on the left - but also my intimate conviction, from the very beginning of this story, that this design of mine is of parodic nature, I decided to go for civil disobedience on that issue.
I can't force CafePress to sell products with my "El Che gets the mickey" design of course. But what I can do is give away freely the high resolution picture, for personal use, so that you can print your own tee-shirts. Most, if not all, inkjet printers can print on those special transfer paper and if you can't iron your clothes by yourself, ask your Mom. Any decent Mom knows how to do that, and if your Mom made you the man or woman you are, I'm sure she'll be more than happy to fix you a nifty anti-Communist murderer tee-shirt.
I know my Mom would be.
So go ahead, here's the high resolution picture, save it somewhere, print it and iron it. The plain black and white nature of the design means you're not limited to white tee-shirts. As far as there's enough contrast with the black (Therefore, avoid black tees. Black on black means "not enough contrast". It also means "forget Malevich".), you can apply it on any colored fabric.
And before you start running around, pissing the Worldwide Worker Parties Morons, bear with me because there's more:
I'm in the mood for another game involving pictures. If you see what I mean.
Or, to be more specific, a contest.
It goes like this: when your brand new Che tee-shirt is ready, take a picture in a situation of your choice - there's absolutely no limit but your imagination. Surprise me. - and send it to the dissident frogman (go back to the dacha and press the yellow button).
You'll receive the exclusive "Marx gets the mickey" version pictured above.
The great thing with this contest of mine is that it's a win-win kind of contest. Every participant sending a picture will win.
But not the Leftists.
Yeah, I'm being as egalitarian as they are.
The game is open. Spread the word, spread the
Yeah, I know. Stupid frogman and all.
It's free. Buzz off smarty-pants.
When sending your picture(s) please precise if you agree - or not - to have it published in the dacha. I'm planning a user-contributed photoblog for this contest.
Notice that I can also deal with blur and black masks, if you want to have your picture published but don't know how to process it to hide your face. Just ask me.
Fear not: whatever your choice, you'll win your nifty parody of Marx the deceiver.
In any case, I won't publish names, nicknames or email addresses. Even if you implore me on your knees, with your "El Che gets the mickey" tee-shirt.
And even without the tee or with a soggy one, if your gender happens to be the opposite of mine.
It will be a tough one, but I think I can resist temptation.
*cough* Just try, see if I can. *cough*