Who Is The CLAW? – Mark Monlux

March 22nd, 2009 by RR Anderson


  1. RR Anderson said,

    March 22, 2009 @ 6:52 pm

    wow. That’s friggin awesome. Elliot, you’re a video super-ninja. Questions for Mark: 1. Where can I too get a hamburger cookie jar and 2. what are the clients to avoid (or worst clients) freelancing?

  2. MarkMonlux said,

    March 22, 2009 @ 9:40 pm

    1. At one point I was a cookie jar junkie and had nearly a hundred of the things. Just looking around my office I count sixteen and I know there’s a couple dozens more stuck around the house. The hamburger cookie jar was made by OGGI in 1993, and is a hotglaze cookie jar, meaning that all the glaze was applied before it went into the kiln. It’s in mint condition. Other hamburger jars go on eBay for $35-$60. Oh dear God! I still have the fever. I need help.
    2. I avoid fools, not clients. A fool is someone who will approach me as a businessman and ask me to work for free, or for pennies, instead of expecting me to act like a businessman myself and charge for the true value of my work. A client is someone who respects the work you do for them, your opinion, and values you as an ongoing resource. It is through that stable established relationship that you can obtain prosperity and fulfillment in your work. If that is not how you view your relationship with the people you work with, then you need to change something in the equation.

  3. RR Anderson said,

    March 22, 2009 @ 10:06 pm

    whoa whoa whoa, you’re telling me you’re the king of cookie jars yet for our dues jar we’re only good enough for a lousy recycled plastic peanut butter jar? How dare you hold out on your CLAW brothers! 🙂

  4. Andrea said,

    March 23, 2009 @ 9:23 am

    Well said Mark. This statement is filled with milk chocolate-y truth, so much so that it may require its own cookie jar.

    Speaking of which, I have yet to catch a glimpse of this ceramic biscuit receptacle: I apparently need to download some software for my laptop yet before I can view the video. I’ll get it figured out.

    I love the new C.L.A.W. mascot. I can identify with the beasty hunkered down in its dark cave – especially at this point in time. 🙂