Friday, September 16

jeezum crow -the Vermont Food Bank still needs help

Like similar oaths (jimminy crickets etc), jeezum crow is a thinly veiled blasphemy. Highly regional, almost confined to New England, and according to the Dictionary of Regional English (DARE) it likely sprung from Vermont and upstate New York vernacular speech.



Tropical Storm Irene "fatigue" may have subdued coverage in the general media, but there are still needs to be met in Vermont. Ms. Mitchell of N'Eaststyle and I dreamed up this sticker a few months back for its woodsy-vibe (honestly as just a truck/skate/snowboard decal) but have re-purposed it to support the ongoing efforts of the Vermont Food Bank who have been stretched, and tested following Irene.

These are available from Ball and Buck in Boston's North End. Or stop me on the street... or at the Peru Fair. $1 donation. All proceeds go to @vermontfoodbank

As these were drawn up pre-Irene there was a small 10e/NES logo hit on the crow's branch; understand if that doesn't sit well with you... feel free to donate directly to VTFoodBank or whomever you prefer in another way. Further reading at VTResponse.

6 comments:

Apothecary Fox said...

these are awesome. Nice job peeps!Sign me up.

Anna said...

Great idea James! Sell em at the Fair! You probably know that the official logo of the VT Food bank is also a crow/blackbird - I have one of their stickers on my refrigerator.

james at 10engines said...

@Anna I noticed that after the fact. Yeah will bring some to peru fair..

Apothecary Fox said...

@Anna, I was thinking sell them at the fair too.....didn't notice the bird similarity. Brilliant

Tuff Family said...

can't wait to get mine at the fair!!

poppy said...

Bravo! Well done! The Vermont Foodbank will be stretched to the limit in the coming months post Irene!