Thanks Grimlock

I arrived in my office yesterday to find a package. I opened it and there were 10 numbered original edition Grimlock Chickens. This is my favorite of the bunch. I'm getting it framed for my office wall. Grimlock

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  1. William Mougayar

    LOL. GRIMLOCK will never stop to amaze us.What will you do with the other 9?

    1. Rohan

      I call for one ūüėȬ†

    2. karen_e

      I think a creative giveaway is in order, @fredwilson.

      1. Mark Essel

        Fundraiser for a good cause?Feeding hungry robotic dinosaurs

    3. Fernando Gutierrez

      Couple ideas… easy with other people’s goods :)Organize a street fight with one as a price. Anyone wanting that kind of chicken should be open to fight for it.Public auction and the money to Donors Choose.

    4. falicon

      seems like the perfect thing for fred to put up on Etsy ūüėČ

    5. FAKE GRIMLOCK

      WHAT DO UP TO FRED.

  2. Tereza

    SWEET!{cluck cluck}

    1. Rohan

      Agree. That’s SO sweet

      1. Tereza

        Fred should sell or gift copies at the AVC Meetup.Will FG be there? Will he out himself?

        1. Rohan

          I’d be surprised if he did ;).He’s probably somewhere in the mid-west anyway.. ūüėÄ

          1. Donna Brewington White

            Not any longer.  Ate his way through to Washington DC, leaving much destruction in his wake.I was traveling through the Midwest for work at the same time and somehow his trip seemed a lot more exciting.But it did earn me a #NOEATFRIDAY on Twitter so a worthwhile trip after all.

          2. Rohan

            Hehe. Good for you!

        2. fredwilson

          Great idea tereza

          1. William Mougayar

            you’re in blue now- i thought you were staying green, and mods were blue?

          2. andyswan

            I want invisible ninja font

          3. fredwilson

            on my browswer my heading is green and yours is blue

          4. William Mougayar

            Now it’s correct. Blue & Green.¬†

          5. Donna Brewington White

            You and Shana look better in green, but I do like the idea of the color bar being different than Fred’s.

        3. FAKE GRIMLOCK

          NO.

          1. Tereza

            You sure about that FG?  I sense hesitation in your voice.

          2. FAKE GRIMLOCK

            ME SURE.

          3. Tereza

            You sure, FG? I sense hesitation in your voice…..

  3. RichardF

    Grimlock should trademark the chicken. ¬†There’s a whole bunch of schwag that could be produced with the chicken on it.

    1. FAKE GRIMLOCK

      CHICKEN POSTED ON AVC.COM. IT CREATIVE COMMONS LIKE EVERYTHING ON AVC.COM.

      1. vruz

        We only need to add some CC Curry to that yet unroasted chicken…

      2. fredwilson

        ^2

  4. Stephen Albright

    oh

  5. Alan

    Awesome.¬† Forget being in the 1% — this puts Fred in the .001%.

  6. EmilSt

    I just got my t-shirt with the same chicken. Love it.

  7. Jim Tierney

    Badass!

  8. Mark Essel

    It’s impossible not to root for this Chicken.It’s FAKE GRIMLOCK’s CHICKEN, and in need of a better name.names:BRAVE CHICKENAPOCALYPSE CHICKENWAR CHICKENSPICY CHICKENCHICKEN HEROSPARTICUS*update* BAD BIRDThis is the song I hear in my head whenever I see this image:http://www.youtube.com/watc

    1. William Mougayar

      The chicken from hell.

    2. Fernando Gutierrez

      CHICKEN IN LAW

      1. ShanaC

        and how are your in laws?

        1. Fernando Gutierrez

          ūüôā Like most in laws –and the chicken–, they look harmless on first sight but have the power to cause infinite pain. Better not to mess with them.

          1. Panterosa

            Now I am divorced I have a wasband, and out-laws. Much safer that way.

    3. RadJaz

      SPARTICHICKEN

    4. RichardF

      Anchiornis Grimlockus

      1. Cam MacRae

        Bad luck last Saturday. Still, there’s exquisite poetry in two countries with as much [ahem!] affection for each other as France and New Zealand having to thrash out the final.

        1. RichardF

          Gutted Cam (having said that I don’t see anyone beating the AB’s on last ¬†Sunday’s form)Friday’s game could be a great game to watch I think both teams are likely to be more expansive.

          1. Ciaran

            I think France are going to get¬†annihilated¬†(though I also thought that about the Wales match – but from seeing the highlights, it looked like they would have done if Wales hadn’t been one man down).Also, is the first ever rugby discussion on AVC.com?

          2. RichardF

            no, we had one last week!

          3. Ciaran

            Well, I’m chuffed to be part of the 2nd

          4. Patrick Kershaw

            Emotional to see rugby chat on avc.. Surely FAKE GRIMLOCK loves rugby?.. And the Welsh were robbed.. No doubt about it. Us (NZ) by 20 on Sunday….and a very happy country will follow.. No OWS happening here.

          5. Ciaran

            Definitely; the French have done what we (English) did last time; scraped through to a final and it’ll end the same way

          6. Cam MacRae

            Yes, Friday should be the defining game of the #rwc. Don’t think France will touch The All Blacks.

    5. falicon

      I vote for ‘NUGGET’

    6. William Mougayar

      DINO CHICKEN

    7. Ela Madej

      Well, and now the FAKE GRIMLOCK CHICKEN is going to get framed by Fred, so sad.

    8. Matt A. Myers

      I like APOCALYPSE CHICKEN the most; Survive even the worst.

    9. Tom Labus

      Chicken Supreme

    10. laurie kalmanson

      guerilla chicken

    11. im2b_dl

      “DL”¬†

    12. Farhan Lalji

      Personally I like FAKE GRIMLOCK’S CHICKEN (3 letter acronym, FGC).

      1. Tereza

        If you’re gonna insist on a TLA (three-letter acronym), then your only choice is KFG. ¬†Kentucky Fried Grimlock

    13. Donna Brewington White

      Perfect!edit: Perfect *music* (if you can call it that)

      1. Mark Essel

        I first heard this song from a college friend I shared a house with cranked up to insane volume (11 of course). It made an impression.

    14. BillSeitz

      Fowlius Maximus.

    15. Cliff McKinney

      Los Pollos Grimlockos?

    16. Guest

      Well said Mark. #TruthIt’s impossible not to root for this Chicken.¬† ~ Geoffrey

    17. Tereza

      KFG?

    18. Delfa2000

      Sparchickus

  9. Aaron Klein

    That’s just awesome. Nice job Grimster.

    1. FAKE GRIMLOCK

      ME, GRIMLOCK SAY THANK YOU.

  10. Tom Labus

    Dino Power + AVC + OWS = A good Start.

  11. markslater

    send me one grim – will go on the wall next to JLM’s quote in the office.11 elkin st suite 230boston,ma 02127shameless – i know.

    1. Rohan

      very, haha.

    2. Donna Brewington White

      I like your style, Mark.

      1. markslater

        i just want to be like fred

        1. Donna Brewington White

          Don’t we all?

  12. RadJaz

    I think office memos should be printed with grimlock art on the back or as a watermark. Don’t let the other 9 go to waste.

    1. Brandon Burns

      i’d totally buy grimlock designed/branded office stationary if they’re as funny as what’s above.grimlock, will we see this in the future?

      1. FAKE GRIMLOCK

        MAYBE.

  13. Tim Huntley

    Too funny.A few years ago I raised a batch of 50 chickens (approximately 25 roosters). ¬†As the chickens were egg layers, I only needed to keep one of the roosters (the rest were for meat). ¬†In hindsight my selection method for which rooster survived was quite stupid. ¬†The first 24 I caught were the ones that were “dispatched,” and the last, meanest rooster was the one I kept and now have to deal with every single day. ¬†Lesson learned….Tim

    1. Mark Essel

      Watch your back Tim ūüėÄ

      1. Tim Huntley

        The plastic feed bucket that I carry has sometimes become a valued weapon!  Definitely do not turn my back on this bird.

    2. Fernando Gutierrez

      Repeat for a few generations and you get the real FAKE GRIMLOCK CHICKEN.(edited because I posted by accident before finishing).

  14. gorbachev

    Well done!

  15. Ela Madej

    haha, awesome! So classy of Grimlock.

  16. Neil Braithwaite

    Chicken very powerful. Name should be:Kung POW!All other chickens not so powerful as Kung POW end up at OFP (Occupy Frying Pan)Kung POW rule the roost!World next.

    1. Dan T

      If it were my chicken, I would name him Heisenberg.

  17. Bryan J Wilson

    I have to ask: what’s with the nuclear mushroom cloud in the background? That is one terrifying chicken.

  18. Brad

    Where is the T-Shirt? This would make a phenomenal T-Shirt line.

    1. leigh

      look at the comments in the last post Grim did Рit had a link to it. 

  19. Gabriel Griego

    Grimlock rules

  20. leigh

    haha Рi have that one saved on my desktop from the earlier post to do the same.  love that one.  hey @fakegrimlock:disqus can i get an original too? 

  21. andyidsinga

    sweet

  22. DonRyan

    That is the baddest chicken I have ever seen. And I’m from the midwest.¬†

  23. maverickny

    LOL that’s one mean badass chiken!

  24. jason wright

    Is this building up to a pitch?

  25. LE

    ¬†Everybody knows about the horse head scenein the godfather. I think though lesserknown (and there are no youtube clipson this that I could find) is when Jack Woltz the movieproducer originally shows Tom Hagan (consigliere)his award winning horse.This has become a cliche of sorts in movies since then.The rich powerful man shows any visitors his prized collection of (cigars, autos, women etc.)Fred: “This?”Visitor: “Which daughter drew that?”Fred: “No, It is my Fake Grimlock drawing…it is veryspecial to me…”(Just imagine this beingsaid in Ricardo Montelban’s voice)I can see the drawing being mentioned in an articlethat is written about Fred (or in a networkTV piece)Diane Sawyer: “On his wall? A drawing done by oneof his inveterate commenters who goes bythe name ‘FAKE GRIMLOCK'” …

  26. jason wright

    An open interweb should have no place for companies like Domains By Proxy.

  27. Rayhan Rafiq Omar

    Every start-up wanting funding is now going to send VCs pictures by post…

  28. laurie kalmanson

    that chicken sort of looks like it is wearing a chicken mask

  29. Jeremy Chang

    ahahahaha

  30. Robert Thuston

    GRIMLOCK = one of a kind original source of wisdom

  31. David Petersen

    I love the chicken and grimlock’s MVP post.¬†¬†And I agree with all of it.¬†¬†But I have been having trouble figuring out how to bring the principles to life in a real world environment.¬†¬†It’s harder than it looks!¬†¬†I try to keep it as a goal in the back of my mind as I develop a business’s public presence.I wonder if grimlock is available to do hourly consulting.

    1. FAKE GRIMLOCK

      MAYBE.

    2. Mark Essel

      There’s an optimal strategy to courting robotic dinosaurs wisdom, and it begins with beer.

  32. Neil Braithwaite

    Fred, how about a name that chicken contest?Fake Grimlock pick winner.Winner get lunch with Fred.

  33. Anthony Pergola

    Auction the rest for charity?¬† I’d bid…

  34. William Mougayar

    Someone get GRIMLOCK some coffee so he can wake-up and chime in. I think I saw him commenting late last evening around 1am EST. 

    1. FAKE GRIMLOCK

      BUSY. COFFEE NOT PAY FOR SELF.

  35. jason wright

    So who is the real Grimlock?

    1. ShanaC

      Does it really matter? In the end, FG is its own thing, its own sort of glory…

      1. matthughes

        I agree – the online persona FG is cool as is.He’s an ideas & attitude man, or dino anyway.

      2. jason wright

        A misunderstanding. Is there someone/ something out there called ‘Grimlock’? Does ‘FAKEGRIMLOCK’ give the hint that s/he is some kind of alter ego of this other person/ character/ notion?¬†

          1. jason wright

            Thanks Donna. Now I know ūüôā

        1. FAKE GRIMLOCK

          THIS CLIP SUM UP MOST OF IT.ALSO GOOD EXAMPLE OF VOICE. IMPORTANT FOR YOU HEAR RIGHT IN BRAIN WHEN READ!http://youtu.be/6R1m9fjdwjI

          1. Patrick Kershaw

            Gold

          2. Farhan Lalji

            Awesome. ¬†Now, I’m going to have real Grimlock’s voice in my head when I read your comments.

          3. Donna Brewington White

            Think I’ll stick with the Cookie Monster voice in my head for FG. ¬†Has more oomph.

          4. William Mougayar

            I like it. That made me better understand Canvas.

          5. FAKE GRIMLOCK

            HIM ON SAME PAGE AS GRIMLOCK.US JUST DISAGREE ON PRODUCTIZATION OF CANV.AS.

          6. fredwilson

            i am sure you could give him some good ideas

          7. DavidSandrowitz

            FG,Care to explain what happened here?http://youtu.be/NQK1hkHJAksWas that temporary?  Does your gruff exterior and rough mannerism only hide a more sophisticated and genteel soul?

          8. FAKE GRIMLOCK

            ME SAY CARTOON DOCUMENTARY NOT 100% ACCURATE!

  36. Morgan Warstler

    Auction!

  37. FAKE GRIMLOCK

    YOU WELCOME.NO MENTION EXTRA SHEET, OR BONUSES ON BACKS?

    1. Matt A. Myers

      Tease

    2. fredwilson

      the stuff on the back and the bonus sheet is incrediblei’m still working my way through all of iti need to come up with a good plan for the other ninesomething to do with this community i think

      1. FAKE GRIMLOCK

        COMMUNITY, YES.GIVE 9 TO HUMANS THAT EXHIBIT STARTUP/DINO ACTION?EXTEA SHEET FOR FRED. NO GIVE. ESPECIALLY LOWER CASE PART.

        1. fredwilson

          okthe extra sheet will also be framed for my wallmaybe my home office wall

  38. SubstrateUndertow

    This should be posted in the front window of every KFC outlet.

  39. Francois Gaouette

    I printed the image to post on our wall but I would love to buy beautiful one. Where can I find them.

    1. FAKE GRIMLOCK

      WORKING ON IT.

  40. panterosa,

    UNFAKE CHICKEN by FAKE GRIMLOCKAnd I prefer the merchandising option to be underwear and bear the UNFAKE CHICKEN on the ass. If you need more than that, then wifebeater would bear it well too. The grown up version of GrrAnimals. 

    1. FAKE GRIMLOCK

      ME RESIST OBVIOUS JOKE ABOUT BOY CHICKEN IN UNDERWEAR.

      1. panterosa,

        ME GIRL. WEAR UNDERWEAR TOO. BUT SHIRT WARN CHICKEN BOY AWAY. PHEW!!ME NO EAT HUMANS LIKE GRIM. ME NO LIKE EAT STUPID. ONLY SMART. MORE PROTEIN.

        1. FAKE GRIMLOCK

          MISS JOKE.IT INVOLVE SYNONYM FOR ROOSTER.WHEN HAVE IN UNDERWEAR, BECOME NAUGHTY JOKE.ABOUT SEX.

          1. panterosa,

            ME NO MISS JOKE ūüėČ

      2. panterosa,

        MAYBE GRIM BRAND LIQUID STRENGTH….

  41. panterosa,

    Another product idea – a dish towel. Perfect for a bartender. And easily snapped warning humans that next stupid move they get eaten.But really, the drawing is the best ‘product’ of all.

  42. William Mougayar

    ME HAVE GREAT IDEA FOR GRIMLOCK MAKE LOTS OF MONEY & BECOME FAMOUS¬†YOU GRIMLOCK COMPILE ALL WISDOM BITS WRITTEN ON THIS BLOG FROM BEGINNING¬†YOU ORGANIZE IN FEW CHAPTERS /THEMES¬†YOU SPRINKLE WITH GREAT DRAWINGS LIKE ONE ABOVE¬†YOU GO ON KICKSTARTER AND REGISTER PROJECT¬†WE AVC’ERS FUND YOUYOU HIRE PROFESSIONAL WRITER TO POLISH THINGS¬†FRED HELPS YOU FIND PUBLISHER & YOU PUBLISH GREAT LITTLE BOOK¬†YOU SELL LOTS OF BOOKS AND START GIVING MOTIVATIONAL SPEECHES AND QUIT YOUR PROGRAMMING JOB AND MAKE LOTS ¬†OF MONEY¬†YOU START DAILY BLOG & COMPETE WITH AVC FOR OUR ATTENTION & MAKE MORE MONEY SELLING EVERYTHING PRINTED WITH GRIMLOCK WISDOMFINALLY YOU REMEMBER FRIEND THAT GAVE YOU IDEAGO FOR IT ! ¬†THE WORLD NEEDS YOUR PEARLS OF WISDOM

    1. FAKE GRIMLOCK

      ALREADY HAVE PLAN FOR BOOK.YOU PRETTY CLOSE ON SOME PARTS. NINJAS ON WAY TO YOUR HOUSE, BETTER RUN.

      1. William Mougayar

        That’s great news! You have a whole lot of fans already.

        1. FAKE GRIMLOCK

          NINJAS GREAT NEWS?YOU, WILLIAM, MORE TOUGHER THAN GRIMLOCK THINK.HOORAY!

          1. William Mougayar

            You have a good sense of humor. The idea being close to your thinking is good news.Email me if you want to chat about your book. I’ve written 2 books & could offer small advice.

          2. Rohan

            Hey William, I’m writing a small book myself and would greatly appreciate some first hand advice.If you have time, please let me know what about be the best way to contact you? ¬†ūüôā

          3. William Mougayar

            Sure. Can you email me at firstname @ companyname .com? Thanks.

  43. Ben Apple

    FG, you’ve got quite the bandwagon here

    1. FAKE GRIMLOCK

      OF COURSE ME DO.NO CAN HAUL 5O’ TALL DINO IN PUNY LITTLE WAGON.IT JUST NOT WORK.

  44. artyowza

    Interesting “social object”, FG.

  45. Ccmonopolies

    GRIMLOCK LIKELY HAS TOO MUCH TIME!

  46. Russel Cheng

    Where’s the t-shirt version?

  47. howardlindzon

    Smart guy that grimlock for a bad speller 

    1. Dave Pinsen

      You too, Mr. Hedge Fund Manger. 

    2. leigh

      spelling is overrated.  

    3. FAKE GRIMLOCK

      ME, GRIMLOCK NO CARE ABOUT PUNY SPELL!ME HAVE +10 SAVE VS. MAGIC.

  48. Donna Brewington White

    Fearsome Fowl

    1. FAKE GRIMLOCK

      OOPS. STUPID DISQUS.

  49. Msouders

    My favorite one too!  On my cube wall.

  50. Michael

    I love Grimlock but I fear he is some sort of experiment by you, Fred? I wouldn’t doubt it if Grimlock was sitting in the offices of USV as I type this comment ūüôā

    1. FAKE GRIMLOCK

      NO. SITTING IN HOME DEPOT PARKING LOT, HAVING LUNCH.THEM NEED BETTER MARKETING. CUSTOMERS KIND OF BLAND.

    2. fredwilson

      i wish i was that imaginative

  51. JLM

    Love the chicken!Well played, you tough SOB brilliant chicken!

  52. JamesHRH

    Beyond awesome.Can the Perdue family sue if you call him Frank? I don’t think so……

  53. Bala

    I think a T-Shirt with this CHICKEN would be awesome!

  54. mikenolan99

    Something wonderful about the fact that I assign this blog as must reading for my MBA class – AND that I just had a first class on Tuesday night.Love the Chicken…M

  55. David Fleck

    ME WANT SEE OTHER PICTURES.  ME THINK FUNNY HA HA.  

  56. William Mougayar

    I can see a new line of GRIMLOCKIAN principles being taught at schools, universities and startups. 

  57. Mark Essel

    My impression of FG is as a sales/revenue driven gentleman, and I’m certain FG has a pretty sweet gig.Would love to see him in action though.

  58. FAKE GRIMLOCK

    WOULD CONSIDER RIGHT OFFER.IT HAVE TO BE VERY RIGHT.

  59. Donna Brewington White

    “Would love to see him in action though.”What, you don’t consider commenting on blogs to be action?¬†Oh, and¬†writing guest posts.;-)

  60. Donna Brewington White

    Take me with you!

  61. David Petersen

    In that case, I offer my friendship. ¬†What’s more valuable than that?

  62. Matt A. Myers

    I’d have you and FG on my founding team any day; I know his terms, though don’t have the funds as of yet..

  63. FAKE GRIMLOCK

    NO COMMENT.

  64. David Petersen

    Just when I thought Grimlock knew everything.  

  65. David Petersen

    haha.. you are hilarious.

  66. FAKE GRIMLOCK

    ME, GRIMLOCK, ONLY KNOW 80% OF EVERYTHING.IT MINIMUM VIABLE OMNISCIENCE.

  67. Mark Essel

    Wouldn’t you like to see what kind of company FG would start?

  68. Donna Brewington White

    Oh, that kind of action.  Absolutely!