Packard Jennings wants you to do bad things to your job.
July 11, 2006 1:27 PM   Subscribe

Job? Fuck it. from Packard Jennings. Also, A Day At The Mall. (Mildly NSFW due to cartoon nudity and copulation. But, screw it, y'know? via.)
posted by loquacious (27 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
ah, now I see the nsfw warning... Thanks though, funny read.
posted by subaruwrx at 1:39 PM on July 11, 2006

That's beautiful.
posted by freebird at 1:39 PM on July 11, 2006

I feel I should give some credit to castironskillet for sending me the link I posted on metachat.
posted by frecklefaerie at 1:42 PM on July 11, 2006

I think someone had stolen this and put the images on their Russian LiveJournal page, which was recently digg'ed or reddit'ed.

Ineterweb meme tracking is getting more challenging by the day.

(Not that this isn't worth the post.)
posted by GuyZero at 1:50 PM on July 11, 2006

I think someone had stolen this and put the images on their Russian LiveJournal page, which was recently digg'ed or reddit'ed.


But they were nice enough to link and attribute, which is why I linked to the main site and the proper frames.
posted by loquacious at 1:53 PM on July 11, 2006

Great stuff, best of the web, dugg, +5, you know the drill.

I hate the meme tracking though... it takes the joy out of reading posts like this, because I realize that I'm like the zillionth person to laugh at these images, and that if I mention it to anyone they'll look at me blankly before saying, "Oh, that."
posted by anotherpanacea at 2:06 PM on July 11, 2006

Very Project Mayhem.
posted by rough at 2:17 PM on July 11, 2006

Thank you, I love subversive art like this. Hiding the "A Day at the Mall" printouts inside The O'Reilly Factor For Kids was inspired brilliance.
posted by Gamblor at 2:22 PM on July 11, 2006

Ugh, panel 11 contains a shirtcocker.
posted by redteam at 2:34 PM on July 11, 2006

shirtcocker? I'm not sure Donald even has one under there. I am sure that I don't want to know for certain.
posted by Gamblor at 2:38 PM on July 11, 2006

Wow. I loved this. I like how it descends into Joy of Sex style illustrations halfway through (particularly the staff room scene).
posted by greycap at 2:41 PM on July 11, 2006

Wow. I love this guy a little.

Trying to buy a Mussolini action figure at Wal-Mart.
posted by StopMakingSense at 2:44 PM on July 11, 2006

yeah. That's comedy.
posted by Smedleyman at 2:50 PM on July 11, 2006

Finally, some information graphics I can use.
posted by disgruntled at 2:50 PM on July 11, 2006

I thought the first half was getting kind of played out, so I'm glad the situation was taken to the logical extreme. Satisfying, in the end.
posted by beerbajay at 3:06 PM on July 11, 2006

Project Mayhem indeed.
posted by Western Infidels at 3:15 PM on July 11, 2006

The first rule of Project Mayhem is you do not talk about Project Mayhem.
posted by galimatias at 3:25 PM on July 11, 2006

I love how this project lets you hurt junk-mail peddlers (I'm talking to you, Chase!) while giving the employees forced to deal with this stuff something fun and inspirational to look at.

Too many chaos projects are pointlessly mean to the underpaid nobodies. Pretty pictures filled with interesting alternatives ... who wouldn't enjoy that?

Finally, I can make use of those crappy color printers I get "free" with every new computer.

Are there any similar projects that take on the incredible hassle of having to individually open and shred all these credit card offers, actual blank bank checks and other dangerous garbage we get in the mail every day? (Hell yeah, I "opted out," and the junk keeps coming ... mostly from companies I reluctantly have to deal with.)
posted by kenlayne at 4:14 PM on July 11, 2006 [1 favorite]

Goddammit, the first rule of Project Mayhem is you do not ask questions.
posted by cortex at 4:21 PM on July 11, 2006

You think you're coming into this house? You're too goddamn fat to get in! *Swats at cortex with a broom

Ha, ha. Seriously, though, this is amusing, but like raging against the storm.
posted by boo_radley at 4:54 PM on July 11, 2006

Oh, excellent, glad to see things all turn out OK in the end. I was a bit worried seeing the SWAT teams, but I guess they were won over by the peace-love energy of the liberated office workers.
posted by Meatbomb at 7:31 PM on July 11, 2006

Unless he was trying to prove that some Wal-Mart cashiers are reasonably intelligent, have a sense of humor, and are pretty damn helpful and co-operative, I'm not sure I get the point of the Mussolini action figure video.

Loved the pamphlets, though.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 7:59 PM on July 11, 2006

I don't think the point of the Wal-Mart/Mussolini video was to belittle anyone. If anything the point was to just get a receipt from Wal-Mart - for his own "product" no less - with the "Mussolini" tag on it, which was just awesome. He actually seemed pretty stoked and amused to me that the cashier recognized Mussolini.

Also, note the part where he says "Hey, it gives you a break." and the moment where he actually deflects another customer from her line by saying "Yeah, we're having some problems." to them and they shuffle off to find another cashier.

I've done a similar thing in huge, busy chain stores - finding small ways to genuinely get the cashiers to not have to hurry either through creating small "problems" or trying meaningful small talk or just trying to create small pockets of space and peace where they get a brief break from what is undeniably a hell of a work day.
posted by loquacious at 8:24 PM on July 11, 2006

The kid in The Mall panel 6 is Dutch! See? What a tolerant society...
posted by slimbob at 8:42 PM on July 11, 2006

bitchen link, tone loq.
posted by Hat Maui at 9:08 PM on July 11, 2006

Job? reminded a lot of this great old leisuretown strip.
posted by oraknabo at 12:01 AM on July 12, 2006

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