Thursday, September 30, 2010



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Professionalism Illustrated by Used Universe Number 2 "CUBIST" or "Bizarro"

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Well, folks... TUESDAY was JUST about to get a lil´ bit better...
in this here space HERE WHERE I AM NOT WRITING THIS TEXT there should be 3 fresh issues of the new comic strip "PROFESSIONALISM ILLUSTRATED"
they are drawn
they are scanned and saved
they are on a harddrive next to me
but no computer in this crap internet cafe on Kottbusser Damm seems to have a USB port that works... grrrr.
why do I keep coming here?


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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

professionalism illustrated issue no.1 "SUX" So yea, this is/the result of/what seems to happen while drinking coffee on Sunday mornings in the lull hours while my girlfriend is still asleep - I sit down with an array of pens, a piece of paper and multiple inks and something called PROFESSONAL-ISM ILLUSTRATED. I think somehow it is a way of getting out my cyicism before the week begins (if you cound Sunday morning the beginning of the week- which I don't. Maybe it is really just the beginning of the CRAP week... not the real week.
Brief History:
Although I have been drawing all the time and forever this is the first set of drawings to have followed one another is some kind of sequence, and which have very naturally unleased themselves as any kind comic series. It is great-! So easy!
They pretty much write themselves, I just have to patiently sit there and keep the pen steady.

Notes on Issue #1: I think I just wanted an excuse to use the phrase "Sucks to your ass-mar." again somewhere on the internet. PROFESSIONALISM ILLUSTRATED(©) was originally named "YAWNSTER"(©) (amongst other things) but for some reason at the very last minute I just wrote something completely different up in the upper lefthand corner- so in that way it also named itself, too. I never planned to call it by its current title.
ENJOY! (or not.)
there are 2 more already completed which will be posted as soon as I can find a scanner large enough or someone with photoshop to glue the two halves together.
The ORIGINAL PEN-AND-INK DRAWINGS are -of course- available... But not for sale. You have to try to break into my apt. and steal them (before I misstake you for an interuder and crush your bones - which is clearly way more interesting than more boring fraking polite commerce -YAWN!)
Oh, and if you know anyone who wants to actually give me money to draw this then that would be great, too, because Used Universe has like 525 billion to the infinity mortgages and kids to feed and whatnot.
ALL EVERYTHING in this post -image included is ©2010 USED UNIVERSE. (Not that I can actually control that, but plz be cool.)

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

THIS POST IS PURELY INFORMATIONAL for people looking forways around not being able to select AE as a state when trying to book flights online with RyanAir.

So,yea. I fly RyanAir,I like them- and this post is not to bash them at all... it is just to point out a few very recently discovered issues
SUCH AS: there is no (and never has been any) way to select AE as a state in the aufofill list of United States and Territories when buying tickets online for Ryan Air flights. This has ALWAYS been an issue with many sites across the internet, but with Ryanair you used to be able to work around it by choosing to autofill the mailing address info directly into the billing address info-thus skipping the stepwhere you select country and then proceed to select state and nowhere in the list to chose from is "AE" (Area Europe- the same state attached to my billing info!!!)
I had completedthe transaction by tricking the website a few times before by putting APO AE in the city line above then carrying it down automatically into the billing info BUT that option seems to have now dissappeared... so apparentlyif you are from AE you literally have no way of sucessfully using the RyanAir website to book a tiocket.
FF> so after it failed 12 times and I was going nuts about this unsolvable problem I physically went to the RyanAir ticket desk at Schönefeld airport (Berlin, where I live) and told the ryan air people (in fluent and exact German) about the technical problem (anomaly) on the website - and bascially they couldn´t/didn`t believe me or simply couldn`t fathom that such a thing could be (mind you they were german and unfamiliar with American credit/debitcard proceedings: billing address entered on website purchase form must match address assigned to the cardholder) so if it is physically impossible to enter one's address then this is a problem!
"Oh,no no- you can write in whatever you want in the address bar- this is not a problem" assured the lady at the counter.
I tried explaining three times thouroughly - nevertheless the lady was fairly unsympathetic and of course buying tickets at the counter is twice as expensive - (all good deals are online only!)
however they did say that I could use my german acct. to buy it - so I took cash out and deposited the money in my German acct. and will try again in the morning...
ugh... sooo frustrating.
The lady at the counter also assured me I could easily report this technical problem... but after 15 minutes of combing their website I have yet to find any good way to tell them about this issue (that doesn#t involve a €.95 cent/min. phonecall or fax... Heck, I might go oldschool and print this page and fax it to them)...

In fact this hyperlinked text:
"If you have flown with Ryanair and wish to compliment us, suggest areas for improvement, or complain about your experience, then fax your letter to us click here for contact information."

leads to this:

" - Page Not Found
The page you are looking for may have moved
or perhaps you mis-typed the address.
Return to
Click the < Back button to try another link."

however I did find this gem:




Parachutes of any type, recreational or sports type or paragliding wings (also known as 'canopy') can be accepted for carriage as checked-in or carry-on baggage subject to the standard restrictions for size and weight. These packs may contain an auxiliary or emergency 'chute' and a barometric mechanical activating (auto-release) device. These accessories are acceptable for check-in.

The parachute pack must not contain pyrotechnics or smoke canisters- these accessories are not acceptable for carriage on our aircraft.


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Monday, September 06, 2010

hellooo freedom: my work just firewalled facebook! thank you for delivering me from my own time-wastery!
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