About My Blog.

Welcome! This is "Catatonic Digressions."
Most, if not all readers don't understand my blog's title. It's an old inside joke from a forum long gone. I was going to change it, but since it's been "confusing" for so long, I decided to leave it. Don't worry about what it means, the content of the blog is what is important.

Unfortunately, my blog isn't what I set out for it to be. A disturbed and manic online stalker and cyberbully has made it impossible for me to post about family, my son, life in my part of New York...so I stopped (for the most part), and I mostly reblog and repost what I feel is important, necessary or close to my heart. As for the stalking sociopath, she can go to hell for harassing me and my family since mid-2008. You can't scare me offline with a few lame threats and dozens of pages of defamation, abuse, depravity and libel. I'm bitchy like that. ;)
(Anyone who knows me knows I'm not actually a bitch, but let's allow this psychopath to think I'm a bitch to her blackened heart's content—it seems to make her feel she has some sort of control over me…and it does not.)

If you read a story and you feel moved in any way, comment. Comments are more than welcome.

Unlike those online who lie and hide behind fake photos and insanely fabricated stories, I'm a real person. I'm real and I don't pretend to be someone I'm not. After years of putting up with online abuse by manipulative, pathological liars, attention whores or narcissists, I've had it. Don't bother me with pathetic drama. I have no time for these types of people and their need to absorb others' time and attention.

Feel free to email me if you have a story or cause you would like shared, especially if it pertains to animal rights, liberation, veganism, animal welfare, health and well-being, geekery, Macs and computer dorkiness, music, lowbrow art, kitchy stuff, skateboards, the beach, swimming, diving, NYC, beading (it's my hobby), recipes (love to cook, especially if I made the recipe up myself!), VEGAN!, ALF, Sea Shepherd, Action for Animals, NIO, 269Life and/or anything you think I might enjoy or others might—you never know. It doesn't always have to be serious. Hilarious stories, local NY, funny videos or photos, photobombs (especially if they contain pets!)...I might be partially censored, but I'm not closed down!

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Target Troll Strikes Again, Posing as Doritos to Taunt Haters of Its LGBT Rainbow Chips | Adweek

Target Troll Strikes Again, Posing as Doritos to Taunt Haters of Its LGBT Rainbow Chips | Adweek

Target Troll Strikes Again, Posing as Doritos to Taunt Haters of Its LGBT Rainbow Chips Mike Melgaard takes on 'far more offensive' group

If you thought Target's haters were bad following the retailer's move to gender-neutral labeling, have a look at all the anti-gay critics swarming Doritos' Facebook page this week after the rollout of its LGBT-pride rainbow chips.
Who better to take them down a notch than Mike Melgaard, the guy who hilariously posed as a Target customer-service rep last month—and has now done the same on the Doritos Facebook page—to make epic, sarcastic replies to critics.
Here are a few of his gems while posting as Doritos ForHelp:






We caught up with Melgaard on Wednesday, and he agreed that the Doritos critics have been even more off-putting than the Target critics.
"I would say the Doritos critics on Facebook have definitely been far more offensive than the critics of Target," he says, "I have seen people saying some pretty hateful things towards the LGBT community. What's even worse is that these people are really offended for no reason whatsoever.
"Frito-Lay decided to allow anyone a way to voluntarily donate for a cause which aims to help prevent suicide in the LGBT youth. Some of the reactions make it seem as if an army of LGBT people have been unleashed into their private homes. But I mean, this is America and I shouldn't be surprised that there is such a dramatic reaction over rainbow-colored chips."
This latest round of trolling took Melgaard a collective total of about four hours.
"I started on last Thursday evening and then finished it up Friday afternoon," he says. "But Facebook didn't shut my profile down until the following Saturday. Honestly, I'm willing to bet I'd still have the profile if it was not reported by some unhappy users."
See the rest of his replies below.
























Friday, August 21, 2015

27 Funny Posters And Charts That Graphic Designers Will Relate To

27 Funny Posters And Charts That Graphic Designers Will Relate To

27 Funny Posters And Charts That Graphic Designers Will Relate To

We at DS come across a lot of memes, comics and artworks that offer a hilarious look into the life and mind of a graphic designer. So we thought, why not collate a few good ones into one cool post? Who knows, it might even drive some sense into an unreasonable client and make him/her change his/her attitude? Wishful thinking, we guess. Enough talk, check them out below.


How would you like your graphic design? Pick two - fast, cheap, great or free (venn diagram)


The Designer Vs The Client


Designer Vs Regular People


The Creative Process = Work Begins > Procrastination > Panic > Crying > Deadline


Life of a graphic designer - what everyone thinks I do


Every time you stretch a font, somewhere, a designer cries.


Walked into a very expensive restaurant, sat down, was handed a menu. Comic Sans. Got up and left. Life is hard.


Everything looks official with tiny leaves around it. False, it only works if you use a good serif font.


Things aren't always #000000 and #FFFFFF


How to piss off your designer friends and give them a migraine.


Don't use that tone with me (Pantone)


What kind of a client do you want?


Yo Momma is a shitty designer


Keming - The result of improper kerning


I shot the serif


This is for using comic sans


I'm very font of you because you're just my type.


If you're having font problems I feel bad for you son, I got 99 fonts but Comic Sans ain't one.


When you can select all the feathers of a morning sparrow without missing a single one, only then will you be able to be a true Photoshop master.


There is always someone willing to do it cheaper


I like my coffee how I like my type: Black


My next tattoo will be "Helvetica" written in Arial. When a woman corrects me on it, I will marry her.


Corporate Graphic Design Guide


Graphic designer parking only. Violators will be Photoshopped.


You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.


Please keep the door closed - Please don't use Comic Sans. We're a Fortune 500 company, not a lemonade stand.


What's thrilling about graphic design?
If we had to pick three, it would be tough, but no. 6, 22 and 26 would be our favourites. What about you? Share this post with a fellow designer and voice your views in the comments below.