The great thing about Michael Jackson is that his songs transcended genres, generations and all other boundaries. From ABC to Thriller to Bad to Black and White, Michael produced wholly different types of music--and it was all awesome. Here's a remix we found to "Bad" by David Guetta. The video is great cause its a medley of Michael's moves. Enjoy.
Monthly Archives: June 2009
Posted on June 29, 2009 by Micha
Posted on June 26, 2009 by Micha
Since news broke of Michael's passing I have been teary eyed and at a loss for words. I never got to see him in concert but watched him on TV whenever I got a chance. I did have the pleasure of videotaping his Madison Square Garden Concert, and watching it over and over again. I put my favorite video of his below, Smooth Criminal.
He loved his fans more than anything else in the world. That kind of mutual love--between an icon and his fans--is so rare. But now we are left to mourn alone.
He was planning a huge concert series in London. Turns out he was just practicing for his debut with God.
Posted on June 25, 2009 by Micha
When Governor Spitzer resigned from office last March because of his lust for Prostitutes, Crooked Monkey produced the "I'm not a governor, i just like hoes t-shirt." It was a huge hit, but the moment was short-lived.
Well yesterday we were excited to hear that Governor Mark Sanford joined the ranks of Governors who love hoes. I'm not sure who went to greater lengths to secure a Crooked Monkey shoutout--Spitzer for spending tens of thousands of dollars, or Sanford for going A-wall for 5 days--but regardless they both earned it.
Ironically enough, yesterday monring, I decided to wear the Governor shirt, long before news broke of Governor Sanford's infidelities. After hearing the news, I was beside myself. A modern day prophet? That's for the history books to decide.
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Posted on June 19, 2009 by Micha
Heeb Magazine, the edgy New York based Jewish Magazine, interviewed me the other day--over Gchat. That's a first for me, and it was pretty interesting. I think I like phone or in person interviews more, but I'm happy with the end product.
With 5 comments, its the most commented post this week. That's good news--means we're interesting.
Posted on June 18, 2009 by Micha
For Father's Day we're running a huge promotion--25% off any of our t-shirts when you use the promo code "Father." We've noticed some pretty questionable "Father's Day gifts"--namely random girls shirts and the I'm not a gardener i just like hoes shirts. I know those shirts aren't going to your dad, but we won't tell anyone. We're happy when you're happy.
Speaking of being happy when you're happy, I wanted to share some customer testimonials. Real people, just like you, who bought shirts and appreciated our prompt, pro active customer service.
Dave from California writes:
"Hey guys, I'm wondering if there's any way I can buy just a few of your company stickers with the crooked monkey logo. You guys always threw in some freebies with my t-shirt orders, but this time I'm just looking for some more stickers if possible.
Dave in California"
We sent him a bunch of stickers and ping pong balls for free. We appreciated his suggestion of paying, but we're going to ship that stuff out for free.
Spencer from France writes:
"So many choices! So, the story is that I'm in France and it's going to be my parents who are bringing it here (yes I'm trying to take crooked monkey global)....
If you think it'd arrive in time, I'll go with the Tips shirt, but if you're hesitant, I'm entirely happy with the polaroid shirt.
I leave the decision in your expert hands!"
We appreciated him calling us experts and are glad that he will be taking the shirts to France.
Craig from Connecticut writes:
"Proactive customer support….I’m impressed."
So if you've got something nice to say, just email us. Thanks!
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Posted on June 17, 2009 by Micha
Hilary had to come into work late today because her house was toilet papered and Egged. To make things worse, it was pouring while she cleaned up the mess. As you can imagine, she wasn't very happy this morning. But we want to turn that frown upside down.
We're going to start a fund to purchase eggs and toilet paper so she can retaliate against the perpetrators. 10% of the sale of t-shirts for the next 2 hours will go to a special Intern fund! And our Father's Day coupon is still up (Promo code: "Father") so go help a good cause--Crooked Monkey Rules.
Posted on June 16, 2009 by Micha
We just came out with 4 new guys graphic t-shirts. These graphics are getting better and better by the day. We introduced the Astronaut Graphic T-shirt, Radio Fizz Graphic T-shirt, Stacked Sound Graphic T-shirt and Tree TV Graphic T-shirt. We've got a nice mix of themes here--science, music, technology and nature. They all come together to produce 4 awesomely cool t-shirts. What are your thoughts? Any specific themes you like better, or want to see more of? Post comments!
Posted on June 15, 2009 by Micha
Let your dad re-live his glory days and get him a t-shirt from Crooked Monkey. We're running a site-wide 25% discount on all our funny t-shirts (including the graphic shirts). Just type in the promo code: "Father" at checkout and you'll get the 25% discount. Don't forget that if you buy two shirts you also get Free Shipping.
Livin the Dream Shirt - This is an easy choice. Chillin on the couch, with a bud and a remote. No worries in the world.
Tree TV Graphic Shirt - A Cool looking graphic shirt, your dad is sure to love it.
That's How I Roll Shirt - I'm not sure if Dad's say "That's How I roll" but if your dad is cool enough to know this phrase, he needs this shirt.
Retro Snapshot Graphic T-shirt - Chances are the polaroid has a special place in your dad's heart.
Happy Father's Day!
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Posted on June 15, 2009 by Micha
This week we go international with a band called "The Idan Raichel Project." Check out their myspace page at www.myspace.com/theidanraichelproject. They've got a great sound and they blend Israeli, Ethiopian and other worldly music sounds together.
This song in in Hebrew so I'll translate a bit of it for you--as its very beautiful. The song, titled Mimamakim, means "Out of the depths I called out to you."
Thats a picture of me and Idan Raichel--at an Israel bonds dinner--last week.
Posted on June 12, 2009 by Micha
Crooked Monkey was the first business to ever use Facebook. We launched in the summer of 2005, just when Facebook was hitting the college scene in a big way. Back then, Facebook was much different. There was no tagging of pictures, no fan pages, and no global groups. You could only view profiles of other students who attended your school.
But somehow, even with all those restrictinos, we created 20 "Crooked Monkey Hotties" groups at campuses across the country. We had over 4,000 beautiful women, spread across the USA who were part of our group. I still meet people today who tell me that they are part of that elite group. What a legacy.
It wasn't easy to accumulate all those groups and hotties. We had to borrow our friends usernames and password, create the groups, and then find hot girls on campuses to join the groups. How did we do this? Since we didn't actually know anyone on that campus, we had to be quite wily. We searched hot names, like Heather, Melissa, Kirsten--don't act like you don't know what I'm talking about. We also searched thru the good looking sororities--those are obvious. And then we sent out the invitations--and voila 20 Campus groups with at least 200 of the hottest girls on campus all clamoring to be Crooked Monkey Hotties.
4 years later, Facebook makes our lives a lot easier. We have a universal fan group and are not forced to commandeer our friend's logins. Our Fan group now is a lot better--everyone's invited, we run promotions and contests, and let you know about new t-shirts. So join it, and make our life easier.