Mr. Money Mustache vs. Fat Money Pig
Man, there’s never a dull moment being Mr. Money Mustache.
Late the other night, I was relaxing in my home office and fiddling about with the computer, and Ding, up popped an email from this blog’s Contact Submission Form:
I have a personal finance blog, you have a personal finance blog. Want to trade links on our blogrolls? I actually read your blog, so this is not some random spam email.
Btw your layout is great, but the logo has to go. Honestly, it looks it was created in the 90′s. Luckily, I can help you design one.
Uh-oh, I thought, this young lad is already in over his head. I love meeting other bloggers, but I also get a good daily chuckle when I have a look at my logo. How dare he tell me that it has to go!? So I wrote back to him:
Dear Fat Money Pig,
What the fuck are you talking about!? My logo is AWESOME!!!
Look at that shit.. it’s two record players over top of a big mixer board, but instead ‘a’ regular records, I got FUCKIN’ DOLLAR BILL PLATTERS SPINNING!
And they’re not just one dollar bills, one is a single, and one is a fifty. AND THEY BOTH HAVE BIG FANCY MONEY MUSTACHES THAT I DREW ON MYSELF!!!!
It’s like Mr. Money Mustache is scratching and mixing ACTUAL MONEY!!!! The logo is so fucking great, I just opened up the original giant .PSD version and I’m admiring it in full detail on my 26″ LCD monitor right now. Damn, I am good.
Meanwhile, look at your little pig with a monocle. In what way is he even remotely badass? He reminds me of a Microsoft office help avatar. “Oh, let moneypig help you add a table to your document!”
I would love to see you try to design a logo that even approaches the knee level of my logo. If you succeed, I will feature this dramatic battle we have just had on Mr. Money Mustache and send you a few readers.
You’d think that after a throwdown like that, Fat Money Pig would run back to the barnyard and try to fit in with the regular animals despite his awkward gait and the monocle. But no, just a minute later I received this:
I have dual 26″ screens and your logo looks equally as bad on both of them. I showed my dog your logo and now all he does is hide under my couch. You owe me a new dog.
I will make you a logo that will be so awesome you will end up transferring ownership of your website.
Also, respect the pig with the monocle. That is all.
“Equally as Bad”, eh? Good thing this is a logo contest and not a writing contest, son. But FMP came through a few days later with this email:
This is called a real logo. You’re welcome.
Aww.. he’s so cute!! I think I’ll call him Yosemite Stash.
But is he Mustachian? Is he Bad Ass? Does he look wise and countercultural and fancy and high-tech like my presidential record players? You can stroll back to the top of this page to see the official MMM logo for comparison.
I did have some plans for my own logo – a new slogan, for example, and changing the font to be my own handwriting instead of the generic stuff that’s in there now. But I was never thinking of losing those turntables.
What do YOU think? LET’S HAVE A POLL!!!!
Either way, thanks to Fat Money Pig for this entertaining exchange and the cute logo proposal. You might want to check out his website at http://fatmoneypig.com.
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