Working Daze by John Zakour and Scott Roberts

Working Daze

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  1. AussieDownUnder

    AussieDownUnder said, over 3 years ago

    This art work is just an illusion.

  2. x_Tech

    x_Tech GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    What, Jay, you’ve never seen a Space Fork before?
    I thought ever geek and/or engineer had one kicking around somewhere. Mine’s in the drawer where I keep my Sky Hook along with a roll of Flight Line and a box of Ohms.

  3. Johnny Potseed

    Johnny Potseed said, over 3 years ago

    Wow, a genuine M.C.Escher! Worth it!

  4. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Drawing it isn’t so hard. I’ve been reproducing that silly thing all my life. Figuring out how to color the background- that was tricky. You really can’t use much color or you break the illusion.

  5. RuthTC

    RuthTC GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Ode to Escher! But I never knew this had its own name. Thanks, icky.

  6. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    That would rate a ‘bazinga’ for sure.

  7. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @RuthTC

    It’s had more than one name. Blivitt is the first one I knew, but when MAD used it, they thought it was new (a reader sent it in and MAD took ownership,) they gave it their own name. "Pouyiout " or something. I don’t remember exactly.

  8. Chris Maple

    Chris Maple said, over 3 years ago

    A 3 prong, 2 slot blivit, called a poiuyt by a Mad Magazine cartoonist looking at the top row of letters on his typewriter.

  9. no1scouse

    no1scouse said, over 3 years ago

    We used to put threads on the three bars; …tines?..spindles?…rods?

  10. ursen1

    ursen1 said, over 3 years ago

    Now can you make the square socket for the three prong Blivitt? I made one out of stained glass once. My art professor thought I was nuts.

  11. chromosome

    chromosome GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Thomas Scott Roberts

    You gave me enough info to Google it: “Mad poiuyt”. I’m old enough to remember it!

  12. olddog1

    olddog1 said, over 3 years ago

    Not as hard to draw as it is to sculpt.

  13. Lazarus Long

    Lazarus Long said, over 3 years ago

    I saw it in MAD magazine in the early ’60s when I was in high school. I remember Veeblefetzer and Potzrebie, too. My Geometry teacher turned us on to it.

  14. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Lazarus Long

    Potrzebie is a real word in Polish. It means something like ‘need,’ and I’ve been told how to pronounce it, but I can’t remember. I think Kurtzman just like the look of it, and enjoyed putting a little mystery into MAD.

  15. Ralph Ziggy

    Ralph Ziggy said, over 3 years ago

    @Thomas Scott Roberts

    Mad editor Harvey Kurtzman saw the word in a multi-lingual instruction sheet for a bottle of aspirin. There’s a wikipedia entry for Mad’s various appearances of the word that’s fun to read.

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