This. Yes. Forever.
this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
This is the second in a series of wallpapers leading up to the 2011 Gator Bowl. According to the Mississippi State University official athletic web site, "the most unique and certainly the most resounding symbol of Mississippi State University tradition is the cowbell. Despite decades of attempts by opponents and authorities to banish it from scenes of competition, diehard State fans still celebrate Bulldog victories loudly and proudly with the distinctive sound of ringing cowbells."
Bulldogs fans have been bringing their answer to the Vuvuzela to football games since the late 1930s and you can bet that the world's second most annoying noisemakers will be freshly painted and nerve-gratingly loud at the Gator Bowl. Tip: if you're planning on attending the game, halt your New Year's Eve celebration a few glasses shy of a next-day headache.
On the spectrum of college football tradition awesomeness, the Mississippi State cowbell lands somewhere between "not at all awesome" and "yeah, right - what is your REAL most resounding traditional symbol?" This tradition deficiency is extra glaring in a conference that boasts 'Between the Hedges' (Georgia) and 'War Eagle' (Auburn) among others.
There are few things in this world which I genuinely hate; among them are people who hurt kids, wisdom tooth extraction and cowbells. A cowbell-themed wallpaper was a foregone conclusion, but I just couldn't get my heart into anything that involved showing an actual cowbell. So in the spirit of maximizing opponent mockingness, I offer a visual pun of dubious humor by combining the pillar of Mississippi State football tradition with the symbol of Southern beauty and femininity: the Southern Belle. This also reveals the range of my comedic abilities. On the spectrum of humor awesomeness, I land somewhere between "not at all humorously awesome" and "wait - are puns of dubious humor REALLY your only comedic angle?"
The image below is a preview only. You can get the widescreen, 4:3, iPad and mobile wallpapers at The Art. The Art. The Art!.
I captured the creation of this artwork and sped up the footage to condense a little over 3 hours of design time into a little under 2 minutes of video. If you're looking to improve your consumptive ratio of "time wasting garbage" to "meaningful and enlightening" media, you should not for any reason watch this video.
This. Yes. Forever.
And you top yourself. Again. and Again. And Again.
and slightly frightening
(even if Clemson is actually in the ACC)
Thanks for the correction on Clemson. Not sure why they popped into my head when I was thinking about strong SEC traditions.
I will Moove this near the top of my list second only to the DRob Action Figure (w/ silver football).
udderly ashamed of yourself for trying to milk that for even more bad puns.
On the spectrum of humor awesomeness you land at fantastic. Thanks again for the great work.
This is so entirely disturbing. You rock my world.
Great job... I love it!
As always, monuMental... you are awesome!
Pam Ward know you're using her likeness for your wallpaper? You don't want another potential lawsuit on your hands....
WHAT. THE. FLUCK?!?
I love it! Enjoyed the video, too.
MonuMental, as per usual, excellent work.
Wow. Just ... wow.
(Cue Orson Welles applause.)
GET THAT THING AWAY FROM ME!
Great work as usual, now will you please assist the Big Ten with an respectable looking logo?
Please, monuMental, destroy the new logo and give us something at the Pac 10 level or better! Please???!!!
having some fondness for Southern Belles, I am only going to laugh once.
However, considering her opulent gilded surroundings, I would have expected some bling.
Perhaps something along these lines?
I've always wondered how ligers, centaurs and Uruk-Hai were created. I bet Yahweh has you on speed-dial.
Kidding aside, awesome skills.
monuMental is a genius!
MonuMental you amaze me. I love your work with a passion (obsessed)...do you have a screen name???...
This is one of my favorite. Thanks monuMental for sharing your work. Keep it up.
and say you should be designing the NEW new Big Ten logo. This wallpaper is hilarious.
How did you get a hold of my prom date pictures!?!?
.... this just might border on NSFW.
(Great work as always, sir!)
My family has ham on new years day... but I gotta say... I wanna grill steaks now
I just saw her in my lobby. I believe she was the one having sex at 1:30 in the morning.