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The Wallingford Beast Sticks Around

I Saw the Wallingford Beast Bumpersticker

We were shocked to learn that a strange six-legged creature resides at 1300 North 45th Street, in Seattle, Washington.

Only the most tuned in Seattleites know that the humble storefront,  a.k.a. the Archie McPhee store, is the humble abode of the Wallingford Beast ... but the word is leaking out. Hep cats and kittens aren't just adorning their bumpers with a mobile tribute to the adorable critter ... they're wearing t-shirts, carrying shopping bags, and sending out postcards. Soon all the world will know ...

Did the Wallinford Beast show his ugly head in this video? You Make the Call!



So what's Archie McPhee all about?

Prepare for a cranial explosion my friends. This is one of the coolest stores in the universe. A merchant devoted to the sharing of mirth and merriment that can only be found in the finest molded plastic and rubber.

Remember the Minkman Brothers from Saturday Night Live (SNL), back in the day?

Irv and Al would give Archie McPhee their seal of approval ...



Which brings us to today's terrific trivia question.

Q: The Minkman Brothers 60 Minutes segment was a high point in SNL's history. Who played Al Minkman? Was it ...

  • John Belushi

  • John Lovitz

  • Joe Piscopo

  • Billy Crystal

  • Adam Sandler


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A. Billy Crystal

StickerGiant Takes the Fresh Lean Challenge

Fresh Lean Champ!

Eleven StickerGiant employees recently took up the challenge to see how much weight could be lost over a ten week period. To sweeten the deal, a cash prize was offered to be the person with the highest percentage of weight loss from start to finish.

Over the course of that time, the participants collectively lost a total of 107 pounds, with four folks losing ten pounds a piece. Super cool!

So how did we do it?

"We biked, we ellipticalled, we treadmilled, we walked, we hiked, we ran, we lifted weights, and we rowed," explained Amy. "We drank more water, we watched what we ate, and we transformed our thoughts."

All-in-all, the Magnificent Eleven logged more than "900 hours of sweat and watching calories."

Mini-challenges included a 1.5 mile jog, a temptation breakfast and nutrition questions, and a grueling slate of resistance tests (wall sits, planks, lateral arm raises).

Tom took the top spot, losing a whopping 12.47% of his starting body weight. He's on his way to a total personal weight loss of 100 pounds.

Winner, Winner, (lean) Chicken Dinner!

"The challenge raised our energy, struck up some friendly competition and simply got us moving!" said Amy. "Of course I'd do it again, it ended up being a lot more fun than I thought it would".

The Sin City Rollergirls: So Fabulous It Hurts

Sin City Rollergirls

Las Vegas may be well known for the Sport Books in its casinos, but it has precious few professional sports teams of its own. Enter the Fabulous Sin City Rollergirls, filling the gap “with 60 mintues of intense, competitive roller derby, combining the speed of NASCAR, the hits of the NFL, and the offensive/defensive volley of the NBA.”

The Fabulous Sin City Rollergirls are members of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association and are a skater-owned and operated LLC. They have two travel teams (the All*Stars and the Black Spade Betties, a.k.a. The B Team) and four home teams (The Flying Aces, Hoover Damned, Notorious VIP, and Tommy Gun Terrors).

StickerGiant proudly printed a pair of wicked cool stickers for the Fabulous Sin City Rollergirls: a classic circular chip and an awesome adhesive bandage design that looks to be just big enough to cover a small bruise.



Mike Has A Special Delivery For You

MikeShampine

I'll sign for that!

Never mind Victoria's Secret. The roots of Mike Shampine's perky illustration style run back to the days of his youth in Alaska, where legend has it, he drew (literally) inspiration from stacks of comic books and Sears lingerie ads. I may be totally off, but I see a hint of Vaughn Bode in Mike's work. His WWII aircraft nose art pin-up renderings literally pop off the page, in all the right ways.

Okay, so the Church Lady might not approve.

Mike majored in animation and illustration at the Columbus College of Art and Design, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. His clients include MTV, Nickelodeon, and Limited Too.

A selection of hand signed and numbered high-end giclee prints, including B-52 Belinda, KC-135 Cassie, AC-130 Shirley and C-17 Sally are available in Mike's shop.

StickerGiant loves to print awesome custom stickers for incredibly talented artists like Mike!

S-S-S-Striker Bows!

Striker Bows

Striker Bows' meticulously crafted custom bows are true works of art. Bow owners choose the type of wood and the colors of the inlays, creating individualized designs. All bows in the Takedown series include Action Bamboo Limb Cores. Super cool stuff. Mass-produced bows simply can't hold a candle to the craftsmanship.

Rick Ellis has been building bows since 1995. His shop is located in Minster, Ohio just north of Lake Loramie. Striker's 2013 show circuit includes stops at the Deer and Turkey Expo, Columbus, Ohio on March 15th through 17th, as well as the Eastern Traditional Archery Rendezvous in Coudersport, Pennsylvania in July.
You see full grown guys, sixty-years-old, getting their new bow, their new custom. They're excited, they're like a kid at Christmastime.
- Rick Ellis

The Striker sticker design features an intricate outline shape, carved to perfection by StickerGiant's die cutting lasers. We love to produce outrageous custom stickers that showcase the capabilities of our high-tech production equipment and pay tribute to our awesome customers.

Jess Keeps it Hidden

Jess

Name & Position:
Jess, Custom Sticker Specialist

Time with Sticker Giant:
5 months (as of January 2013)

Best part of the job:
Getting to see so many creative ideas :)

Hometown:
Crawford, Georgia

Hidden talent:
Can't tell, its hidden

Cake or pie?
Both!

Number one item on my bucket list:
Staying in glass igloo in Finland

Favorite season and why:
Summer - hate being cold!!

Cats or Dogs?
Dogs!

Last movie I watched/book I read was:
Movie: Lincoln. Book: Life After Death by Damien Echols

Favorite use for a sticker:
I like to put them on my water bottles.

Prediction for 2013:
To be an important part of a thriving organization.