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Sperm 101 Too Racy For Princeton Freshmen Nursing Students

August 22, 2007

In what appear to be a mass-debate that could last for more than a semester, the new  Dean Of Nursing at Princeton has called together a committee to ban the name of a class on fertilization and maternity called “Sperm 101”.  The man who coined the phrase, Max Handsnpockets says, “It really sounded more interesting and I believe would attract more students than, say, Fertilization 101 or Shmegma 101.”

Many students agreed and signed up for the course.

Cartoonist Rick London, of Londons Times Cartoons and Rick Londonwear http://www.ricklondonwear.com, who admittedly fabricated the above story says, “You can get people’s attention in only a few ways, and some words draw attention.  And of course one of them is…………Princeton.”

London sells the Sperm101 cartoon collectibles with the cartoon image on such products as tshirts, aprons, mousepads, tote bags, cutting boards, coasters and clothing at his Rick Londonwear store.

The landing page for the cartoon products is:

http://www.printfection.com/londonstimestees/MATERNITY/_s_92534Sperm 101 from The Londons Times Cartoons Collection

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Cows Performing Moo Doo Rituals In New Orleans Area

August 21, 2007

In possibly one of the most bizarre events in bovine history, a man from Pascagoula, Ms, Elmer Krud says he seriously witnessed four cows on the outskirts of New Orleans “headin’ towards Slidell, stickin’ pins in a little butcher doll”.   Cowincidentally, Krud is the first cousin and husband of Selma Krud, the woman who, in the early 1960’s swore she was abducted by aliens on the outskirts of Pascagoula, Ms.   Fox News has  noted that it is a rarity for cows to perform moo doo rituals (even in that part of the country).

Cartoonist Rick London says, though he made the whole story up, it worked very well for the his Moo Doo Cow Ritual cartoon products only available at Rick Londonwear at http://www.ricklondonwear.com.

The landing page to find the cowtoon products available on aprons, mousepads, clothing, coasters and all types of quality gifts and collectibles is at

http://www.printfection.com/londonstimestees/Moo-Doo-Rituals/_s_92105

Exclusively from Londons Times Cartoons http://www.londonstimes.usMoo Doo Rituals Of New Orleans

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August 20, 2007

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More Pink Flamingos Than Expected & Alfred Hitchcock Is Gone

August 19, 2007

Cartoonist Rick London (Londons Times Cartoons http://www.londonstimes.us) said today after checking his quarterly report, he was surprised to find that art deco pink flamingo gifts and collectibles are the most popular of all besides dog and cat items. London’s gift store http://www.ricklondonwear.com is the exclusive purveyor of this product. It is available on t-shirts, ladies mens and children’s tops, aprons, mousepads, coasters, and more.

Art Deco Pink Flamingos

Biologist Phone Sex Found To Be Very Different Than For The Rest Of Us

August 16, 2007

A recent study has found that biologists may be turned on by different stimuli than  nonbiologists.  This may be because their focus is so microscopic that size really doesn’t matter and it’s not just “a nice thing to say”.  More information is available along with tshirts, mousepads, tote bags, and other gifts and collectibles at Londons Times Cartoons Tees That Please store.

The landing page is:

http://www.printfection.com/londonstimestees/Phone-Sex-4-Biologists/_s_83127

Biology Phone Sex

http://www.ricklondonwear.com (found in the science section of store)

Critically-Acclaimed Cartoonist Rick London Combines Marilyn Monroe/Charles Manson To Prove Warhol’s Theory

August 12, 2007
 
 
 
STILL WANT YOUR 15 MINUTES OF ANDY WARHOL’S FAME? HERE’S HOW
 
 
 
 
Have you had your 15 minutes of fame that Andy Warhol promised us all. And if you did, how was it? I had several hours of it back in the late 1980’s when I created a bus tour in Washington, D.C which had “theater”, music and actors in it called Scandal Tours.It was fun, for awhile, but believe it or not became tiresome; media interviews daily etc., and frankly, I didn’t enjoy the business after a few months.

Had another brush with fame when I wasn’t even trying creating a cartoon on the Internet called Londons Times Cartoons. I had no idea I was becoming “famous” until I looked at the counter and saw million visitors on the counter since 2005. So I can honestly say, it didn’t change my life. I didn’t go out and buy a Ferrari or a big house on the ocean. I guess I could though. Too tired now and frankly enjoy the quietness and serenity of the quiet mountains of Arkansas and all it offers to keep one creative. The cost of living is low and much more energy can be spent being creative than “playing the fame game” and spending money on “survival”.

I used to live in New York City during the Andy Warhol days. I was spending my days in a public relations internship and nights trying to be a stand up comic. (I was no Jay Leno, believe me), but I could write funny lines. So I kept writing funny lines, putting them away in a shoe box, for future use. I had no idea what that future use would be, but I just knew they were funny from the feedback I received from friends and associates.

I was not impressed in Andy Warhol’s philosophy, though I do believe he gave a precise description of America’s fascination with fame. He pursued it heavily. When he wasn’t writing or drawing, he was out socializing with some of America’s top Hollywood associates. He had an agenda; to be famous. It worked. People don’t get famous drawing Campbell’s soup cans or Marilyn Monroe (though many have drawn them), he made it a political movement to become famous.

About a year ago, I had an idea. I decided to take one of America’s favorite celebrities in history, Marilyn Monroe, and one of America’s most notorious, Charles Manson and find a way to combine them in a cartoon. I knew I was not good at caricatures so I contracted with Spain’s top caricature artist “Gogue” and he rendered my idea. I named it “Marilyn Manson”.

I showed it to a good many people and got (expected frowns); even some people said I was sick. Some loved it and the products have sold very well. Tees, mousepads, totes, etc.

What they didn’t realize was that the cartoon had absolutely nothing to do with Charles Manson, Marilyn Monroe, or Marilyn Manson; it had to do with American’s fascination with celebrity and fame. It was a reflection of our dreams, hopes, desires, and ambitions.

It showed the positive side and negative side of fame and celebrity. It showed the power of celebrity and how easy it is to get, though it seems so elusive to so many. But celebrity per se is not important at all (Charles Manson proved that; he’s been behind bars for a half century. Unfortunately, Marilyn, who contributed much, and really was just beginning, died an untimely death.

Finally people (my cartoon fans) began to “get it”. We really do remain way too fascinated with how “the other half lives. The great irony is that, anyone can be a celebrity with a lot more than fifteen minutes of fame if he/she does not let obstacles, naysayers, etc. pull them down.

Believing in oneself and talents is indeed important, but constantly improving them and staying persistent is the key to your 15 minutes or more. I’ve had way more than my share and I can assure you I feel no different, have the same emotions, still sit on the floor and pet my stray dog, like to read Grisham, don’t go to fancy restaurants often; prefer to eat raw veggies at home, and even went back to school as an adult student to major in business.

So it is not the fame or celebrity that is important, it is how seriously you take it. My first time around, when I was in my twenties and thirties, I took it very seriously. I haunted every comedy nightclub every night in New York City. I sent out resumes. I tried to get on Letterman and Carson (who was host then). It remained elusive.

Now I sit back and do my “funny work” on the Internet. I don’t even try for fame or celebrity. I am not even sure what it is anymore. I have it, they say, but really, it doesn’t make a big difference than the starving artist  syndrome. I get to “hang” with some more educated and socially aware people and do business with them and I could clearly say that is a perk.  But fame or celebrity  ertainly it doesn’t mean “leadership”. It often means the opposite.

If you get a chance, take a look at my Marilyn Manson cartoon or merchandise and let me know if you see something in it that angers you. If it does, you probably “get it”. You know we were, somewhere along the line, misled about the importance of fame, fortune and all that goes with it.

Believe me, the cartoon is not about either of those two people. It is about our response to two famous entities, icons if you will, who led very opposite lives, Norma Jean (Marilyn) at least tried to make a positive contribution, Manson did his best (and succeeded) at doing the opposite.

One bit of trivia. Remember the Monkees from the 1960’s? Two famous people tried out for the Monkees and didn’t make it. Ready? Stephen Stills and…you guessed it. Charles Manson. Again, proof everyone feels entitled to their 15 minutes.

Sit back, relax, do your work, market, blog, write, study, and every day you’ll be adding much more than the 15 minutes Mr. Warhol promised.

Rick London is a writer, cartoonist, e-entrepreneur, inventor and full time student living in the Ouchata Mountains of Arkansas. He founded the largest offbeat cartoon site on the Internet Londons Times Cartoons, and several stores which feature his cartoon items. One of the stores is Rick Londonwear, where one can find the Marilyn Manson products mentioned in this article at http://www.printfection.com/londonstimestees/Marilyn-Manson/_s_89815 The main store site is http://www.ricklondonwear.com.

Marilyn Manson Monroe

Crossdressing Collectibles? Victor’s Secret Released

August 11, 2007

Rick Londonwear, the creator of a myriad of funny pop culture merchandise has released “Victor’s Secret” which is one of his cartoons displayed on such merchandise as clothing, mousepads, aprons, tote bags, tee shirts, and more.  http://www.ricklondonwear.comVictor’s Secret

Just so you know

August 11, 2007

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Immigration-Theme Cartoon Products Hot Collectibles At Ricklondonwear.com

August 10, 2007

Cartoonist Rick London said “I should have known. It was so obvious.”

He is talking about immigration, probably one of the hottest and most emotional topics in the news today.

London has created mousepads, clothing, tshirts, sweats, aprons, totes, coasters and more bearing images of his Londons Times Cartoons. They can be seen at http://www.ricklondonwear.com

London says, “I don’t get too heated about it. I have problems with unprotected borders and anyone coming in, of course, as that spells unmanageably But coming from an immigrant family; as most of us here did (unless we are Native American), I feel a bit hypocritical regarding legal immigrants who move here to simply raise a family and make a contribution. They should be here (or none of us should).

London’s maternal line goes way back to the mid 1700’s in New York State where his family migrated from Spain and Portugal.

London said, “Nobody made it easy for them. Ironically, they got along well with the Native Americans living in the area north of New York City.” London’s family foundation still owns the home with is now a museum.

London, with his team at Londons Times Cartoons have created some colorful cartoon products regarding immigration on mousepads, t-shirts, tote bags, aprons, and men’s, women’s and children’s tops.

“One of them is most ironic,” says London. It shows early American Indians greeting a boat of Spanish immigrants; and in the next frame one Indian says to the other, “Hmmm, they call themselves, ‘Spanish Americans’”.

London says that he loves that a whole news story can be made in a point, edited into a few words and graphics such as a cartoon like this.

He says, “Customers are eating them up. They are valuable collectibles now and we are working hard to keep up with the demand. I don’t think this hot topic will be ending anytime soon.”

Spanish Americans?  Will The Real Illegal Immigrant Please Stand Up

Prozac Designerwear…It Was Bound To Happen

August 7, 2007

Cartoonist/entrepeneur Rick London announced today from his studio in Hot Springs, Ar the addition of “Prozac Designerwear”.

London says, “To be frank, its really not designer clothing, but it is colorful well-designed clothing with a funny Prozac cartoon image on it.”

The line also includes mousepads, coasters, aprons, and more.

It is at http://www.prozacwear.com in the PSYCHIATRY section. The cartoon is called”Grandpa Prozac And The Great Depression”. London plans to add more funny prozac images to all kinds of clothes.

Prozac Designerwear?  from www.ricklondonwear.com