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Herding Cats

Herding Cats
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redghia69


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Inspired by the phrase "It's like herding cats" as in, "Managing programmers is like herding cats" which also happens to be one of my favorite commercials. See it here on YouTube (but vote first!)

I hope you like the design! I appreciate any votes!

Jemmacakes


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Hell to the yes I love this shirt!
GMV!!!

Nekkochan


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Always up for a good cat shirt!

folkkevi


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how very... odd..

brilliantly rendered though.

SailorButterfly


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Oh, I love it. I have a friend who says he feels like that's what he does all day at work. Please win so I can buy him this shirt.

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mjc613


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Now THIS I can relate to. Excellent topic and portrayal, redghia. This is not my favorite color scheme, but it works well for this.

mia3mom


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I love the expression "it's like herding cats", and I have herding-breed dogs that actually do herd my cat (and kids, and everything else), so I'm a sucker for this shirt. well done, and definitely gmv!

& the Gaggle of Girls; so many shirts, so little space in the dresser!

jbedwar1


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oh noooo.. more cats.....
Great artwork as always.

Darthbudge


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I LOVE this shirt. I would buy this the second it becomes available.

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easeandgrace


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GMV. My cat gave her mew of approval.

Naris


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Wow...

That gave me a laugh...

In my mind I've always assumed herding cats was done slowly and painfully. Thank you for making my mental image so amusing.

Good luck.

redghia69


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Thanks for all the great comments everyone -- it's always very encouraging!

@folkkevi -- that phrase a new one on you? It started as "Managing programmers is like herding cats" I think. I'm glad you liked the shirt!

@Neris -- Glad to be of service. I've always thought of it as a pretty crazy deal. It took a while, but I had fun drawing it out. Thanks for the comment.

wabwab


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I especially like the lint rollers on his belt.

redghia69


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wabwab wrote:I especially like the lint rollers on his belt.

Winner!


And he carries only the highest quality yarn for a lasso (and playtime) too!

herdingcats


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Clearly, I'd have to buy this one. Look at my username.

Explodinggreenllama


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I...love.....that. I want that! GMV! Man, this need to get up in the hotness NOW, NOW I SAY!

Man that was one of my favorite commercials, it would deffinitely be one of my favorite shirts!

"I'm Snug the joiner, and I'm a man."
-Daniel Parvis, Midsummer Nights Dream

redghia69


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@HerdingCats: I guess this one's for you then. We just need a few hundered of your closest friends to log in and vote....

@ExplodingGreenLlama: I'm glad you like this shirt, because it could be a while before anyone gets around to illustrating your user name. heh. ;)

Thanks for the comments!

natnat


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If only the cats were a bit more cute...

mjc613


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You've heard the expression, you watched the commercial.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Pk7yqlTMvp8
Now it's time to vote for the shirt.

Please. I need this one.

mjc613


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It's a hard job herding cats, but this herd is moving up slowly but surely. When they get to your town, hide your yarn and poultry, so the critters won't get distracted.



Look at 'em! Doncha just love 'em? Give 'em some love in the way of votes and don' step in any hairballs.

redghia69


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mjc613 wrote:It's a hard job herding cats, but this herd is moving up slowly but surely. When they get to your town, hide your yarn and poultry, so the critters won't get distracted....


Thanks mjc for your support on this one! It's a phrase I grew up with, and I enjoyed attempting to illustrate it.

It's getting late, but there's still time for votes of encouragment . I know there's at least a handful of people for whom this would be "perfect" considering their managerial positions.... I'll try to do something with this sometime in, oh, say about 60 days.

I'd still like to hear from anyone who's never heard the phrase -- I'm wondering if it's as universal as I thought, or is it just me and about 250 (and counting) of my closest friends?

mjc613


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"ANYONE can herd cattle!"
Herding cats. Now that's the real challenge.

brizz


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I think this might be my favorite of yours red! totally hilarious, and i love the color scheme!

redghia69


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brizz wrote:I think this might be my favorite of yours red! totally hilarious, and i love the color scheme!


Thanks Brizz!

evarhus


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I use this phrase all the time. Either to describe working cross my department to get agreement on work or in describing getting my family out the door!

joycekinsley


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so can you buy this shirt.? It the scout master theme this year it would b a great present for them

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