The Ballad of Fundsies

9/30/2011
MIKE: The Billfold
LOGAN: I hate it
LOGAN: I don’t like the word “bill”

10/19/2011
LOGAN: FUNDSIES DOT COM
LOGAN: seriously mike
LOGAN: fundsies
LOGAN: FUNDSIES
MIKE: i don’t like it, haha
LOGAN: WHAT
LOGAN: funsies!
LOGAN: fundsies!
MIKE: It doesn’t sound serious
MIKE: Like it’s too jokey
LOGAN: that is what’s great about it!

LOGAN:  okay okay
LOGAN: ILL KEEP THINKING
MIKE: it should be a balance
LOGAN: mutualfundsies
LOGAN: seriousfundsies

10/19/2011
TO: LOGAN
FROM: NAMECHEAP.COM
SUBJECT: ORDER STATUS

Dear Logan, Thank you very much for choosing services offered by Namecheap.com. The following is the summary of your order. Register fundsies.com, Free WhoIsGuard TOTAL: $10.16

10/19/2011
TO: MARK
FROM: LOGAN
SUBJECT: WHAT DO YOU THINK

fundsies dot com

10/19/2011
TO: LOGAN
FROM: MARK
SUBJECT: Re: WHAT DO YOU THINK

too flip? billfold is clearer

10/19/2011
LOGAN: FUNDSIES DOT COM
CHOIRE: asdfadsfasdf

11/29/2011
MIKE: Are you excited about having this baby? Baby = Website in this case, obvs
LOGAN: hhahah
LOGAN: you are cray
MIKE: Says the girl who bought FUNDSIES

2/17/2012
LOGAN: I just had the memory of telling you my favorite website name and you saying it was the worst name in the history of website names.
ADAM: oh god, FUNDSIES. I stand by my disdain for that website name, I’m sorry.

2/21/2012
FROM: JOHN
TO: EVERYONE
SUBJECT: Billfold Logo v.1.0

A note from the designer: “Also let me know if you had any ideas about a ‘mascot’ or something (uh, Fundsies?) i wouldnt think of as associated with money (for example, Bill Fold, the money expert octopus who wears a monacle!) (<–JK)”

2/21/2012
FROM: CHOIRE
TO: EVERYONE
SUBJECT: Re: Billfold Logo v.1.0

Pretty sure we can all agree that we want an octopus with a monocle.

2/21/2012
FROM: JOHN
TO: EVERYONE
SUBJECT: Re: Re: Billfold Logo v.1.0

Another idea was “Fundsies”– the dollar sign with googly eyes.

2/21/2012
FROM: LOGAN
TO: EVERYONE
SUBJECT: Re: Re: Re: Billfold Logo v.1.0

Please let’s not ever mention fundsies again. It’s too painful.

9/19/2012
TO: LOGAN
FROM: NAMECHEAP.COM
SUBJECT: DOMAIN NAME RENEWAL – FUNDSIES.COM

Dear Logan, This notice is to inform you that one of your domains is expiring soon. Please act fast and renew the domain as soon as possible.
Details of the domain are provided below. Click the following link to renew

 

[deletes email] Goodnight, sweet prince. 

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24 Comments / Post A Comment

camelface (#2,158)

So THIS is how my sausage gets made!

bgprincipessa (#699)

This all makes so much sense in light of both of your personalities.
If I had never read this site before, it would make maybe 5% sense.

bgprincipessa (#699)

But I loved it! I think I should have started there.

thenotestaken (#542)

I effing love this!

Jackie @twitter (#2,084)

Ummmm, where is the octopus? With a monocle? DISAPPOINTED.

OhMarie (#299)

@Jackie @twitter Yes, what is this wallet bullshit?!

@Jackie @twitter He was stabbed to death by a picture of an awl.

nonvolleyball (#305)

best epistolary short story I’ve read all week. (also, the Billfold is a great name, but I am charmed by Logan’s dogged enthusiasm for “Fundsies.”)

sockhopbop (#764)

So much love for this post and for quixotic pursuits of ridiculous names. (“VERSE VERSUS VERSE!” I proposed. “Let’s go with ‘poetry reading tonight at 7,’ said everyone else.”)

mishaps (#65)

THE PEOPLE DEMAND A MONOCLE!

Megano! (#124)

Hahaha, oh God, naming a website is SO HARD, right?
But I am kind of sad that this is not called “Fundsies” and also that there is no octopus with a monocle. COULDN’T WE HAVE ONE CHOIRE!?

Lily Rowan (#70)

@Megano! Shit, the Awl can’t even have an awl!

LOL @ use of three finger salute in this context.

the capitol more like the capitawl amirite

deepomega (#22)

An Oral History Of Fundsies, The Dollar Sign With Googly Eyes

kellyography (#250)

I was actually recently wondering about where the name “The Billfold” came from. AMAZING.

Oh yes. OCTOPUS PLEASE!

OhMarie (#299)

@Jackie @twitter Yes, what is this wallet bullshit?!

grog (#2,222)

Love the octopus with monocle idea. But…it’s already been done. Smoking a pipe, no less! Darn you Professor Inkling! http://www.octonauts.com/octonauts.html

littleoaks (#1,801)

Thanks for letting us know that fundsies.com will soon be available! Perfect place for all my drawings of sea creatures with jaunty eyewear.

This is hysterical.

TARDIStime (#1,633)

The tags for this article have made my day and it’s only 10am Sydney Time!

wearitcounts (#772)

pretty sure i wouldn’t have been sad about “fortylarge” either.

amazing.

'riella (#2,067)

I always assumed the name had to do with your sister sites–like there was a theme of tools? Hairpin, Awl, Wirecutter, Billfold…

Tam (#1,881)

I always call fundamentalists ‘fundsies’, so um, I prefer the billfold, haha.

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