So I’ve been thinking during my week off about creating something that might freak some people out, but there is as always, theory to my madness.
Everywhere you look there are uniforms for the different things. Some boring and dull ones for work. Others are produced to show your support for sports teams. Then there’s those legendary ones from Star Trek.
What’s weird to me concerning sports shirts is the fact it is publicly acceptable to wear one in public without too much issue. (That’s unless you’re unfortunate enough to bump in to a crowd full of your team’s arch rivals). However, what isn’t acceptable to society at large is wondering down the road dressed in a Star Trek uniform. Double standards if you ask me.
But I was wondering, what if the Dirty Boxers Show has it’s own ‘uniform’ that people could wear out and about, and would look almost identical to a sports shirt – until you looked closer at it. When you look closer, people would realise that it isn’t a sports shirt at all, but in fact an epic geeky creation.
This got me thinking further that perhaps each year the design changes, like a football shirt, to reflect a different TV show or geeky thing perhaps. For example, this year it would have been cool to base the design on Doctor Who – to celebrate the 50th anniversary. In 2015 we could have one based on Mars One – as they get ready to launch their manned mission to the red planet.
So now suddenly, it’s a collectible item. The new Dirty Boxers ‘kit’ is only available for that ‘session’ or year – and once the year is over, it’s gone.
Now, I’m not saying there should also be an away kit too, just one special shirt that is based upon something that is going to happen that year. These won’t replace the current shirts that are available in the store, just something that is slightly more special for people who’d like that kind of thing.
Would love to hear your thoughts – please post them below!
It be Monday…
Video isn’t on today, so Kelli can’t perv over the video stream. However, we will be moving to a new video stream CDN, namely scaleengine.
We are launching a new service today called Pixel Pushers! It’s like a blog but not, it has an rss feed!
We play the scout magazine game, the number of advertisments inside is 8, much to Bens dismay (he guessed 10). We give Bear Grylls office a call and get an answer from the office of the Chief Executive of the scouts, who tells us that Bear doesn’t actually ever visit this office.
The part-time caretaker president of the United States has returned from holiday to find the country in shambles.
Cyclist fights for life after two riders in collision at revamped ‘safety’ junction in Cambridge. Some cyclists in Cambridge have been injured (but given medical treatment). They were passing through an intersection that has recently been done over and made more safe.
A group of dedicated Doctor Who fans tracked down at least 100 long-lost episodes of the show gathering dust more than 3,000 miles away in Ethiopia. It was feared the BBC programmes from the 1960s – featuring the first two doctors William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton – had vanished for all time after the Beeb flogged off a load of old footage.
So it’s been a long time coming, but here it is, Dirty Boxers: Pixel Pusher!
Unlike the other productions within the madness of Dirty Boxers, it isn’t a show or series as such, Pixel Pusher is a slightly different form. Dirty Boxers: Pixel Pusher is a no-holds-barred behind the scenes look at how the shows are made – with the budget of a used elastic band.
The thing that is rather exciting to me, is that Pixel Pushers isn’t JUST an audio or video. Instead, it’s a ‘scrapbook’ approach including a mixture of blog posts, photos and vlogs – and the odd sneaky audio recording – as well as full documentaries [when we get there]. Whatever the best media is to tell the story, we will use.
The ultimate goal is to be as open and honest as possible. To let you in to how things are made, what I am thinking about situations and projects, the pressures of creating madness for the Family of Dirty Boxers and everything else in between.
It has been tough to get here though.
I’ve always been worried about showing behind the curtain. Every time I get close to talk about what is really going on concerning DB – I get worried. It’s a difficult line to walk. Between trying to be ‘professional’ (as much as a show called Dirty Boxers CAN be) so we can spread our legs I mean the love of Dirty Boxers to other outlets and radio stations, and being as honest as possible with the people who actually matter – you!
This is our secret not-so-secret stash of what is really going on. It might not always be safe for work, but it’ll be the truth. And what’s more, it’s only available to TV Licence holders. Those spongers might see the first paragraph and featured image – but after that, it’s just you and me baby… (Oh crap, I meant that figuratively speaking Laz…)
Hope you like…