Cafepress will not publish anything that has been on the Internets, or copyrighted or images of celebrities.
A “pending” image is one they’ve blocked, pending you removal of the offending image. Sure some are legit, but take a look at some of these:
Now it gets good and shows why I think they are shadow banning me. These are ones I actually sold. But when I made too much money or attracted too much attention, they were banned. “The Seven Deadly Sins” was a special order for a ping pong team. That order was cancelled, but this image became one of my best sellers. Why was it banned? Who knows? You tell me.
This one is my favorite. I have 100’s of requests for this one. In fact I’m looking for a company to make a real patch for something less than an arm and a leg. As you can see, I’ve sold at least one. Actually, about a dozen. But then, cafepress suddenly bans it.
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Then there’s the “Marketplace”.. That’s where Cafepress sells your stuff and instead of getting four bucks a sale they pay you pennies.
Surprise, surprise! I sell art on another site. Along with selling quality art products, they also let you sell shirts and cups and stuff. Much better quality and easier for me to get it to my customers.
Try this one.
When the first person buys the “Radio Baghdad” cup, it’s off to the races and I’ll shift over. If you order from my cafepress site, leave what happened in the comments and I’ll put what you wanted on the Art site.
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!
Any one who becomes my Patron for $20 or more per month, I will send you a free “Radio Baghdad” cup.
Since his tragic death, Rich Russell has become a legend in the world of aviation.
Rich rolled a Embraer Q400. Some of the engineers that built it didn’t think it could do that. I wonder if his problems would’ve been cut down to size if he had only landed the jet?
More than a few people took umbrage to this meme.
What many people don’t know or realize is that dark humor is used and accepted in the world of aviation. The term, “Buying the Farm” as a way of saying someone crashed and died comes from World War Two. Life insurance for military members back then was $10,000. That was more than enough to pay off the farm back home. Hence, “Buying the Farm.”
I was on a date and explained what I did for a living, launching and parking planes at the airport.
Her: “One of the guys with the wands?”
Me: “Yeah, like in the movie Airplane.”
Her: So you’re one.
Me: “One what?”
Her: “The last to see them alive.”
Yes I was. That’s why I always waved as the airplane taxied away. Passengers waving back. In the Air Force, I always told my trainees that when the pilot comes out, be nice to them. No matter how shitty their day is. Not matter if the pilot is taking their shitty day out on them. Be nice and funny, because your might be the last face they see.
The next time you fly, look for the guy waving.
Dark humor is how we cope. My meme of Rich wasn’t cruel. It was a tribute.