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August 28, 2009

Giveaway: Jolby Zine

The very gracious and talented Jolby (the collaborative works of Josh Kenyon and Colby Nichols) released their first zine just a few short weeks ago. It's titled "&1: Everyday Shenanigans."

Jolby lets us wander through their brain. What we find in there is a healthy dose of insanity - one-eyed monsters, moustached Englishmen, a sasquatch with a drinking problem and gallons of caffeine.

For a chance to win, you have to do one very simple thing. Comment below with a little nonsense of your own. Tell us an absurd fact about yourself. The first thing that pops into your head. Make it random, make it awkward, make it fun. Here, I'll start: When I like something, I say "it's the best thing in the world." And I mean it. Until I find the next best thing in the world.

We will randomly select one winner (one entry per person please). Comments will close on Monday, Aug. 31 at 4 PM Eastern. We have a winner! Out of the hat came the name Sara whose random nonsense was that she'd "...rather get trapped in an elevator for days than ride an escalator." Congrats Sara and thanks to everyone who entered. Now we know how weird you all are :)

If you can't wait to get your hands on one, you can find copies of the zine at Artful Goods along with other delicious treats by Jolby.


Maria Posted Aug 28, 2009
Looks good!

Random fact:
I write right-handed and draw left-handed.

Pablo Lara H Posted Aug 28, 2009
Random fact:
I love scary and horror cartoons.

Esya Posted Aug 28, 2009
Rnadome fact:
I like to watch movies about vampires eventhough i dont like to see blood.

Chris Piascik
Chris Piascik Posted Aug 28, 2009
When I was in college I accidentally knocked one of my suite-mates off of the toilet with the stall door because:
a. I had taken out my contacts and I could not see.
b. He did not answer when I knocked.

PS: His name was Cookie.

Belle Posted Aug 28, 2009
I am always falling *up* the stairs.

sara Posted Aug 28, 2009
random fact: id rather get trapped in an elevator for days than ride an escalator.

andre gribble
andre gribble Posted Aug 28, 2009
Cool! I want one!
Ok, I have this weird thing, I sometimes imagine a length of rope ripping in two, but I can't quite get my mind to visualize two separated pieces of rope, there's always this tiny thread holding the pieces together. And when I mentally rip this thread there's always another one inside, even thinner, that remains holding the rope together. It. drives. me. crazy.

caroline Posted Aug 28, 2009
A few weeks ago I was sunburned enough to peel a complete layer of skin off my entire stomach. At first I was moderately creeped out, but now I wish I had more layers to peel-- such a satisfying & addictive activitiy...

Kiera Zitelman
Kiera Zitelman Posted Aug 28, 2009
I write my letters and numbers from the bottom up, not from the top down like most people do.

Josh LaFayette
Josh LaFayette Posted Aug 28, 2009
I was born into a cult.
Don't worry I left.
When I was 22.

Shelley Posted Aug 28, 2009
I'll tell you something random: Every month I download all my photos into my computer, and anything that doesn't fit into a particular category like "Oma's Birthday" or "Picnic at the Park" goes into a folder called "Everyday Shenanigans." I'd love to see if their shenanigans are anything like mine!

Sarah Posted Aug 28, 2009
Random fact: I have a thing for smelling people's clothes. (Haha. But only if they smell nice.)

Ted Edwards
Ted Edwards Posted Aug 28, 2009
Random Fact:
I think, in great detail, things to say to people, days before I will ever have the chance to see them. I even think of whole interviews I would have if I were famous. This happens almost every day... Sometimes it gets to the point were my mind is so filled with what I would say to people, I get very frustrated and angry!

Babaganoush Posted Aug 28, 2009
Random Fact:
After being influenced by team Jolby, I've decided to re-name my copy-writing team from "Bill and Jolie" to "BJ Skillz".. errr, wait?

kevmo Posted Aug 28, 2009
If it's gonna be random then what's the use; like hanging this comment with a figurative noose.

russ Posted Aug 28, 2009
i can't watch TrueBlood because Buffy the Vampire Slayer scared me as a child.

GMoniker Posted Aug 28, 2009
i hope i win the gnar zine

C Wilson
C Wilson Posted Aug 28, 2009
i sometimes like to roll down my window while driving in the car, and let my tongue dry out in the air rushing in. it feels really weird

vince Posted Aug 28, 2009

Random Fact: I love to scare myself.

Kelly Posted Aug 28, 2009
I love Jolby!

I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in. :)

tooie Posted Aug 28, 2009
When I was in 5th grade I learned the alphabet backwards. Now I have no idea how many letters there are in the alphabet.. yeah...

Amaya Posted Aug 28, 2009
When I drink Coca-Cola my shoulder hurts. I don't know why...

Kate S Posted Aug 28, 2009
I like the cookie part of oreos much more than the filling.

Japooka Temptation Lulubelle Jones
Japooka Temptation Lulubelle Jones Posted Aug 28, 2009
I can't eat any food that goes squish when you bite it, like blueberries, cherry tomatoes (they have to be cut in half first) and grapes.

Japooka Temptation Lulubelle Jones
Japooka Temptation Lulubelle Jones Posted Aug 28, 2009
Oh, and Caroline? Two words: glue hands.

Helen Birch
Helen Birch Posted Aug 28, 2009
I love beetroot and hate buttons

Coorain Posted Aug 28, 2009
Someone just threw a handful of coins at me! For no reason!

Emmi Posted Aug 28, 2009
I am proud to possess a great skill of making my nostrils move.

JGLC Posted Aug 28, 2009
I put everything I read, hear, and say into an acronym. I've been doing it since I was a little kid. It's not something I think about consciously, but when a phrase/sentence creates an fun/funny acronym I notice. For example, when you say "Have a nice day," the acronym is H.A.N.D. Sometimes I tell my friends I have "S.T.D." - after a moment of confusion I say, "Shit to do!"

jonathan chapman
jonathan chapman Posted Aug 28, 2009
Random Fact:

When the wind blows into my face i stop breathing as i think that if i breathe in when the wind blows it will fill my lungs and i wont be able to stop breathing in! Argh! it gets so bad i have to turn away to breathe in!

Mimi Posted Aug 28, 2009
Random fact - if I'm ever standing behind someone on an escalator or wherever, who's shirt label is sticking out their collar, I get an overwhelming urge to put it back in, despite generally being pretty sloppy. (And the few times I've actually tried, if the person noticed, they'd pretend not to.)

Bill Gunter
Bill Gunter Posted Aug 28, 2009
I take random photos of my feet.

Hillary	Rudolph
Hillary Rudolph Posted Aug 28, 2009
I'm not high maintenance but my bangs are.

patboy Posted Aug 28, 2009
i want that zine

ben Posted Aug 28, 2009
I'm afraid of escalators.

Bryan Czerniawski Posted Aug 28, 2009
I don't like pickels

madison Posted Aug 28, 2009
I was freakin' out!

(about everything.)

TXsketcher Posted Aug 29, 2009
A fact: your cheeks are face pockets.

Tina Posted Aug 29, 2009
Random fact: when I was 15 I was playing in our backyard with my small sister (3 years old) . I received a phone call from my first boyfriend. My mather called my and I I was so in a hurry that forgot my sister on a tree...

raena Posted Aug 29, 2009
I can write, in cursive, backwards, upside-down, upside-down and backwards...and it all looks just like my normal handwriting when put to a mirror. Oh, and I can also write with my right-hand (I'm a lefty) and it almost looks as good as my left.

Max Woodruff
Max Woodruff Posted Aug 29, 2009
If I see some crepe paper I will tear a piece off and stick it to my tongue. It tastes sour! It's so weird. I don't get it.

Sarah Penley
Sarah Penley Posted Aug 29, 2009
When I was in grad school in Canada, I worked on a rap-musical version of "A Clockwork Orange." And because I had neither a Canadian work visa nor a union card, I got paid in beer instead of money.

stephanie espinoza Posted Aug 29, 2009
i am freaked out by snails.

Jacquie Rolston
Jacquie Rolston Posted Aug 29, 2009
When I was 12 I won a trip to Hawaii and couldn't go.

Bianka Estrada
Bianka Estrada Posted Aug 30, 2009
I have an Ommatophobia - fear of eyes

Chrissy Kouwenhoven Posted Aug 30, 2009
After going to about 6 different physiotherapists about a problem I had, one found something hard just below my collar-bone, under my skin. It turns out I have an extra rib, and it is connected to my spine with muscle! Having one extra rib means I am not allowed to work as a \"check-out-chick\" because the repetitive movement of shifting my head side to side (whilst scanning food items) means that the muscle connecting my rib to my spine would get bigger, and it could press on a nerve, making my right arm or right leg become paralysed! That ruined my childhood dream of being a check-out-chick - I thought they got alllllllllllll the money in the till at the end of the day! (Turns out they don\'t, they get paid minimum wage :P)

Thanks for reading :) ~CK~

Memi Posted Aug 30, 2009
I have lived in 27 places and I love bergamot in all its forms.

Kylo Posted Aug 30, 2009
I hate Cilantro. It does not taste "fresh".

Maria Doering Posted Aug 30, 2009
I have a pet Hedgehog, her name is NuffNuff (pronounced nooffnooff), she lives in a fortress build out of 2 big plastic boxes connected by a long yellow tunnel. She prefers sleeping in the tunnel during the day and running in this huge wheel at night.

Maggie Harry
Maggie Harry Posted Aug 30, 2009
I've always wanted to be Bill Cosby!

ds Posted Aug 30, 2009

Bennnn Posted Aug 30, 2009
RANDOM FACT ABOUT BEN: i get the ladies by waving my eyebrows.

Madi Posted Aug 30, 2009
i never wear matching socks. ever. to the point where i will actually go out of my way to find odd ones.

i have a weird fear of blotchy biros. i just can't use them. since this tends to happen once a biro is about half empty, it means i have loads of half used biros lying around that i can never use.

i also like to sit on really tall chairs where my feet don't touch the floor. i'm not completely sure why.

Charlie Collis Posted Aug 30, 2009
Everyday I wake up, with very little on my mind. But one thing leads to another, and by the end of the day I want a certain pet. Today I want a pink Galah cockatoo.

ZELIG Posted Aug 31, 2009
I often fail to realize that reality is unreal!

herva Posted Aug 31, 2009
Once I was running late to get to a brand new job, had to check in, then go over and get my drug test. ALL MORNING people were staring at me with this half-horrified look. I started getting seriously weirded out, what the hell was wrong with me? Got to the drug testing place, got my cup, flipped on the bathroom light and discovered in my haste I had nicked myself with my razor, twice, and had two 6-inch vampire-style blood trails drying on my neck.

Alan Scott
Alan Scott Posted Aug 31, 2009
Rushing about in London but still people watching as I do - (and mental sketching (ie drawing in one's head without needing the paper and pencil) anyone else do that?). I was taken by a tattooed punk with a great coloured mohican haircut. Later on the way to catch the train I rushed to the station loo. Threw open an unlocked cubicle door and there was the very same guy sitting on the pan. Oops sorry sez I rapidly closing the door. Then on the train I recorded the event in my moleskin since it was seared into my memory.

Sarah Gaunt
Sarah Gaunt Posted Aug 31, 2009
I have a pair of bug socks and when i wear them I always sing a song about one of the bugs called Mr ConfusedBug...because he looks confused as he is stretched round the side of my foot :P


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