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.
LOL. GRIMLOCK will never stop to amaze us.What will you do with the other 9?
I call for one 😉
I think a creative giveaway is in order, @fredwilson.
Fundraiser for a good cause?Feeding hungry robotic dinosaurs
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.
seems like the perfect thing for fred to put up on Etsy 😉
WHAT DO UP TO FRED.
Agree. That’s SO sweet
Fred should sell or gift copies at the AVC Meetup.Will FG be there? Will he out himself?
I’d be surprised if he did ;).He’s probably somewhere in the mid-west anyway.. 😀
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.
Hehe. Good for you!
Great idea tereza
you’re in blue now- i thought you were staying green, and mods were blue?
I want invisible ninja font
on my browswer my heading is green and yours is blue
Now it’s correct. Blue & Green.
You and Shana look better in green, but I do like the idea of the color bar being different than Fred’s.
You sure about that FG? I sense hesitation in your voice.
You sure, FG? I sense hesitation in your voice…..
Grimlock should trademark the chicken. There’s a whole bunch of schwag that could be produced with the chicken on it.
CHICKEN POSTED ON AVC.COM. IT CREATIVE COMMONS LIKE EVERYTHING ON AVC.COM.
We only need to add some CC Curry to that yet unroasted chicken…
Awesome. Forget being in the 1% — this puts Fred in the .001%.
I just got my t-shirt with the same chicken. Love it.
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…
The chicken from hell.
CHICKEN IN LAW
and how are your in laws?
🙂 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.
Now I am divorced I have a wasband, and out-laws. Much safer that way.
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.
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.
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?
no, we had one last week!
Well, I’m chuffed to be part of the 2nd
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.
Definitely; the French have done what we (English) did last time; scraped through to a final and it’ll end the same way
Yes, Friday should be the defining game of the #rwc. Don’t think France will touch The All Blacks.
I vote for ‘NUGGET’
Well, and now the FAKE GRIMLOCK CHICKEN is going to get framed by Fred, so sad.
I like APOCALYPSE CHICKEN the most; Survive even the worst.
Personally I like FAKE GRIMLOCK’S CHICKEN (3 letter acronym, FGC).
If you’re gonna insist on a TLA (three-letter acronym), then your only choice is KFG. Kentucky Fried Grimlock
Perfect!edit: Perfect *music* (if you can call it that)
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.
Los Pollos Grimlockos?
Well said Mark. #TruthIt’s impossible not to root for this Chicken. ~ Geoffrey
That’s just awesome. Nice job Grimster.
ME, GRIMLOCK SAY THANK YOU.
Dino Power + AVC + OWS = A good Start.
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.
I like your style, Mark.
i just want to be like fred
Don’t we all?
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.
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?
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
Watch your back Tim 😀
The plastic feed bucket that I carry has sometimes become a valued weapon! Definitely do not turn my back on this bird.
Repeat for a few generations and you get the real FAKE GRIMLOCK CHICKEN.(edited because I posted by accident before finishing).
haha, awesome! So classy of Grimlock.
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.
If it were my chicken, I would name him Heisenberg.
I have to ask: what’s with the nuclear mushroom cloud in the background? That is one terrifying chicken.
Where is the T-Shirt? This would make a phenomenal T-Shirt line.
look at the comments in the last post Grim did – it had a link to it.
T-shirt – http://www.zazzle.com/no_on…Thanks for the reminder.
haha – i 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?
That is the baddest chicken I have ever seen. And I’m from the midwest.
LOL that’s one mean badass chiken!
Is this building up to a pitch?
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'” …
An open interweb should have no place for companies like Domains By Proxy.
Every start-up wanting funding is now going to send VCs pictures by post…
that chicken sort of looks like it is wearing a chicken mask
GRIMLOCK = one of a kind original source of wisdom
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.
There’s an optimal strategy to courting robotic dinosaurs wisdom, and it begins with beer.
Fred, how about a name that chicken contest?Fake Grimlock pick winner.Winner get lunch with Fred.
Auction the rest for charity? I’d bid…
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.
BUSY. COFFEE NOT PAY FOR SELF.
So who is the real Grimlock?
Does it really matter? In the end, FG is its own thing, its own sort of glory…
I agree – the online persona FG is cool as is.He’s an ideas & attitude man, or dino anyway.
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?
Here you go. You need to know this anyway.http://en.wikipedia.org/wik…
Thanks Donna. Now I know 🙂
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
Awesome. Now, I’m going to have real Grimlock’s voice in my head when I read your comments.
Think I’ll stick with the Cookie Monster voice in my head for FG. Has more oomph.
FG – did you see moot’s talk on identity?https://www.youtube.com/wat…
I like it. That made me better understand Canvas.
HIM ON SAME PAGE AS GRIMLOCK.US JUST DISAGREE ON PRODUCTIZATION OF CANV.AS.
i am sure you could give him some good ideas
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?
ME SAY CARTOON DOCUMENTARY NOT 100% ACCURATE!
YOU WELCOME.NO MENTION EXTRA SHEET, OR BONUSES ON BACKS?
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
COMMUNITY, YES.GIVE 9 TO HUMANS THAT EXHIBIT STARTUP/DINO ACTION?EXTEA SHEET FOR FRED. NO GIVE. ESPECIALLY LOWER CASE PART.
okthe extra sheet will also be framed for my wallmaybe my home office wall
This should be posted in the front window of every KFC outlet.
I printed the image to post on our wall but I would love to buy beautiful one. Where can I find them.
WORKING ON IT.
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.
ME RESIST OBVIOUS JOKE ABOUT BOY CHICKEN IN UNDERWEAR.
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.
MISS JOKE.IT INVOLVE SYNONYM FOR ROOSTER.WHEN HAVE IN UNDERWEAR, BECOME NAUGHTY JOKE.ABOUT SEX.
ME NO MISS JOKE 😉
MAYBE GRIM BRAND LIQUID STRENGTH….
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.
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
ALREADY HAVE PLAN FOR BOOK.YOU PRETTY CLOSE ON SOME PARTS. NINJAS ON WAY TO YOUR HOUSE, BETTER RUN.
That’s great news! You have a whole lot of fans already.
NINJAS GREAT NEWS?YOU, WILLIAM, MORE TOUGHER THAN GRIMLOCK THINK.HOORAY!
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.
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? 🙂
Sure. Can you email me at firstname @ companyname .com? Thanks.
FG, you’ve got quite the bandwagon here
OF COURSE ME DO.NO CAN HAUL 5O’ TALL DINO IN PUNY LITTLE WAGON.IT JUST NOT WORK.
Interesting “social object”, FG.
GRIMLOCK LIKELY HAS TOO MUCH TIME!
Where’s the t-shirt version?
Smart guy that grimlock for a bad speller
You too, Mr. Hedge Fund Manger.
spelling is overrated.
ME, GRIMLOCK NO CARE ABOUT PUNY SPELL!ME HAVE +10 SAVE VS. MAGIC.
OOPS. STUPID DISQUS.
My favorite one too! On my cube wall.
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 🙂
NO. SITTING IN HOME DEPOT PARKING LOT, HAVING LUNCH.THEM NEED BETTER MARKETING. CUSTOMERS KIND OF BLAND.
i wish i was that imaginative
Love the chicken!Well played, you tough SOB brilliant chicken!
Beyond awesome.Can the Perdue family sue if you call him Frank? I don’t think so……
I think a T-Shirt with this CHICKEN would be awesome!
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
ME WANT SEE OTHER PICTURES. ME THINK FUNNY HA HA.
I can see a new line of GRIMLOCKIAN principles being taught at schools, universities and startups.
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.
WOULD CONSIDER RIGHT OFFER.IT HAVE TO BE VERY RIGHT.
“Would love to see him in action though.”What, you don’t consider commenting on blogs to be action? Oh, and writing guest posts.;-)
Take me with you!
In that case, I offer my friendship. What’s more valuable than that?
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..
Just when I thought Grimlock knew everything.
haha.. you are hilarious.
ME, GRIMLOCK, ONLY KNOW 80% OF EVERYTHING.IT MINIMUM VIABLE OMNISCIENCE.
Wouldn’t you like to see what kind of company FG would start?
Oh, that kind of action. Absolutely!