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A New Year’s Treat – We Get Email

We get plenty of email here at The Lab. Most of them are links to cool projects, interesting articles, and other neat-o stuff sent in by our wonderful readers. (Seriously, you all are fantastic with that. Never stop.) But every so often, we get weird-o spam or requests to write guest posts with embedded links to outside websites, for… profit? I don’t know. Anyway, rather than ignore them, we like to have a little fun. And since I have a smartphone and I have the sort of job(s) where I can check my email all the time, I generally respond to the spammers really quickly. Because I like to make my fellow Labbers laugh.

As a little end-of-the-year treat, I’d like to present a sample of the kind of email we receive here at Mad Art Lab.

The following email was sent to us on Christmas Eve. I saw it just before I went to bed and decided to respond, so as to leave a little something under the Backchannel Christmas tree for my Lab pals.




To which I replied:




Full Disclosure: I really did have a 1985 Toyota Camry. And I really did take that trip up and down the New Jersey Turnpike fairly often back in the 90’s. Motor never fell out though. I loved that little car.

Happy New Year Everyone!

Brian George

Brian George is an illustrator and designer who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. In his spare time he makes videos of Spirograph drawings and complains about doing laundry. Website: Twitter: @brianggeorge Insta: @brianggeorge If you're into what I'm doing, feel free to throw down a bit in my tipjar here: @brianggeorge

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