Posts Tagged ‘monkey’

From dream: Don’t monkey with the meta. Alan Watts was in my head and said there is the source which you can’t access because to do that or go back there you need to be dead. Then there’s the meta, which underlies and lays out all of your possible life options. Then there’s the things you commit to and the things you actually do. But lesson one of school, beyond sit down shut up and listen, is don’t monkey with the meta.


If there’s one thing I hate about blogging, then there’s probably a bunch of other things too. My main bugbear is the continual need for new content. Blogs are hungry beasts. Much of what gets written is ephemeral and has a short shelf, no matter how much time you spent on it. With that in mind, I planned a series of ‘best of graffiti living’ posts with curated links to evergreen content from the archives on particular themes. Then I read my blog and realised that most of it was shit.

If I wrote about what’s on my mind today, I’d probably get sectioned. So instead, here’s something fun that I made yesterday. It’s a ‘do not disturb the typewriting monkey’ sign for your door, to let people know that you’re hard at work on your novel:

do not disturb the typing monkey

do not disturb the typing monkey

You can download the PDF here:
do not disturb the typing monkey

Face it, you need this in your life. It’s a well-known fact that people won’t disturb a typing monkey – at least not if they know what’s good for them. If the door is open, people know it’s ok to hang with you. But when they see the typing monkey, they know to leave you alone.

Next time you want to get some work done, just pop the monkey on your door. If that doesn’t work, you can always throw shit at people.