Weasel Boys

April 1, 2005

RocketWeaselBoys

Several years ago I read a really great book named Weasel Boys”. A few years later a movie was made from it called Mtn Grove Nights”. The movie was good, but the book was special.

On one of my recent marathon road trips to Oklahoma and back, I pulled over to take a break and noticed a place that was selling library books for a buck apiece. Low and behold, there were two Weasel Boy companion books on the table. I didnt know there were companion books. I snatched them up and got busy reading the first one, The Mtn Grove Way.

Sequels never seem to live up to the originals, but this one certainly did. It was like reading the next several chapters of the first book. I finished it and am currently plowing through the last one called Weasels of Stone.

If you like to read, I would suggest these biographies of the life and times of Dennis G. Jones… Weasel Boy.

Not to be confused with Homer H. Hickam… Rocket Boy.

The Comments

Don Jones

IT WORKED! I was totally fooled Thought I was looking at the old journal entry from a few days ago… but ALACK and ALASS it’s new text and MORE. I will get these new Dennis G. books on tape as soon as the library purchases them.

the Lama

The Weasel Boys book is bound to be a Best Smeller.

Doug Jones

GOODGOLLYBUM! I took a quick look at this earlier today and didn’t notice the change. I did notice that there were no comments. I thought it was odd that Dennis would delete all the comments on this page, but just went on my way. slick job, Weaselboy!

Dennis Jones

I make a motion that we proclaim April Fools Day the OFFICIAL holiday of the BrotherJones web site… all in favor… do the weasel boy backhand to the forehead salute…

Don Jones

If that’s the case I’m going home for the holidaze. SALUTE and salutations

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The BrotherJones New Official Top Secret Motto

April 2, 2005

coffee

The Comments

Don Jones

That hot magenta color contrasts nicely with your posterized green flesh tones. This is a choice coffee slogan and classic imagery ideal for our 1880s Brother Jones feel… vintage Dennis Gee. You guys are killin’ me. I am seriously hooked on RAW SUGAR in my coffee. It is brown and pretty much turns into suped up brown syrup…

Dennis Jones

Well, Brothers… as Indiana still debates whether we should change our clocks like the rest of the country or just keep the same time year round… (Indiana never went along with the daylight savings stuff… we are a bunch of Hoosiers… who needs it) …I think I am now officially on central time with the rest of you guys… or maybe unofficially… I think I am because you never really know for certain in Indiana where you stand concerning time with the rest of the country… just when you think you have it figured out, boom, it changes again…

the Lama

Does anyone REALLY know what time it is? Does anyone really care?

Dennis Jones

If so I can’t imagine why… (about time)… we’ve all got time enough to cry…

Don Jones

And I was walking down the street one day- Being pushed and shoved by people trying to beat the clock, oh, no I just dont know I dont know- And I said, yes I said…

Jim Croce

… if I could hold time in a bottle….

Guess Who

No Time

Bob Seger

Old TIME Rock n Roll

Bob Dylan

The TIMES they are a changin…

Pink Floyd

Time

Doug Jones

time out

Dennis Jones

time to make the donuts…

the Lama

Time flies when you’re reading these Brother Jones posts.

Steve Miller

Time keeps on tickin’, tickin’, tickin’ into the future.

Ray Charles

Night time is the right time.

Karen Carpenter

It’s going to take some time this time

Thomas Edison

There is a time for everything.

Groucho Marx

Time flies like the wind. Fruit flies like bananas.

Charlie Dickens

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

Doug Jones

6:15 AM-  it is TIME to wake up and smell the COFFEE. (see how I brought this back around to coffee, the original subject?)

Dennis Jones

beautiful… hopefully this will all end now…

Doug Jones

Si

Pancho

Spanish proverb:El tiempo da buen consejo. (Time will tell)

Doug Jones

Many years ago, a friend at work taught me some Spanish. I still remember it, too. Here it is. “El Torro Doodoo” See if you can figure that one out.

Dennis Jones

Doug, I believe that a rough translation of that would be “THE torro doodoo”… if I’m not mistaken…

Doug Jones

The “El” part gives it that authentic Spanish flavor.. don’t you know…

Pancho

Hombres, You makes fun potato cheeps, make fun ponchos, now makes fun mi languish. You test mi paciencia, pero me likes you Jones boys mucho! Pancho

Now With Flavor Chunks!

April 5, 2005

Cookies

I was really wanting some chocolate chip cookies this weekend and since my wife Karen was out of town I decided to go ahead and make them myself. How hard can it be, right?

I found the recipe and started mixing things together.

In hindsight, I think it would be wise to make sure you had all the ingredients you needed BEFORE you started out on a cooking excursion because I seemed to be short on a whole lot of the key cookie components.

Right off the bat it called for two large eggs. I did not have two large eggs I had several medium eggs. I decided the smart move would be to put in three medium eggs to make up the difference. Judging by the finished product I would have to say that was probably one egg too many.

I then discovered there were only about twenty five chocolate chips left in the bag. (I do enjoy a handful of those from time to time when nobody is looking) Since this did not seem to be enough chips for the cookies I started looking around for something else I could throw in. I found a small Tupperware bowl in the freezer containing some sort of obscure crushed nuts. In they went.

The real problem was the brown sugar… it was hard as a rock… literally. I got a hammer out of the garage and started pounding the tar out of the bag but I could only get it crushed down to chunks that were about two inches square. The recipe did not say what to do in a situation like this so I decided maybe if I just mixed the chunks in with the other ingredients perhaps they would soften up and disappear. They did not.

What to do at this point? With visions of chocolate chip cookies and milk dancing in my head, I threw it on into the oven and hoped the cooking process would magically turn my lumpy batter into delicious cookies.

I don’t think what I ended up with could technically be called a chocolate chip cookie… they were more like brown sugar chunk cookies. Since the brown sugar was in chunks and not spread out in the dough, the cookie itself was pretty darn bland. An average of two chocolate chips and one nut per cookie didn’t help things either but hey, when you hit one of those two inch pockets of pure brown sugar it was just like eating brown sugar straight out of the bag… which I also like to do… when nobody is looking.

The Comments

Kellie

Dennis, you didn’t say whether your hammering of the brown sugar took place in the garage or the kitchen….but, for your future cookie making adventures, just put the hardened brown sugar in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds or so. No hammer required.

Don Jones

What is it with us Jones Brothers and our clandestine caloric intake? All you have to do is look at our poncho and it’s obvious we are eating more than salad in secret. I have yet to live down my boys discovering my Pringles stash in the garage.

Dennis Jones

sorry Kellie… where the hammering took place is strictly confidential… and perhaps incriminating… but thanks for the microwave tip… Karen told me the same thing when she got home… as she was handing me back a cookie I had offered her… which she had taken only one bite of… and said had no taste… which it didnt… at all…

Dennis Jones

…and Don… only a novice would hide his Pringles in the garage… Don… high in the cabinet… up where they cant reach… duh…

Pancho

Amigo Dennis, You leeve in land of plenty. You has garage. That wheel be muy fino (mighty fine) for yo, Rosita y mi 8 muchachos. Maana we ride burro to the reever. We clean palette, cut grass, eat cookies de chocolate. Gracias Amigo, see you pronto! Pancho

Dennis Jones

Do you have a laptop strapped to the back of that burro or what?

Cheap Gene

He’s probably got wireless internet. It’s a great thing.

Cookie Monster

Quick! Where you live?

A Community Service

April 6, 2005

SockmoWithMates

The Huntington County Chapter of the Indiana Socks Without Mates Support Group will be meeting all this month at my house on the edge of the bed. We are happy to open our home up to this worthy cause. Please keep the light blue sock on your prayer list. It is particularly distressed about the loss of its mate.

The Comments

Don Jones

This gets me excited. Finally we are opening up the Brother Jones website for worthy causes. Hey Dennis, I bet you can take a portion of your bedroom off your taxes since you’re running a non-profit sock ministry in there… great thinking my brother. I just finished reading Les Miserables, and I can’t figure out which of the characters is Les.

Dennis Jones

I noticed the yellow sock was very confrontational during the last group session… we may need to have an intervention for it…

Megan Jones

Hey Dennis you should keep some of those socks to make a whole bunch of sock monkeys!

Don Jones

I can tell of few of these socks have attended church quite a few times… they appear to be somewhat holy.

Dennis Jones

I think that red and green one is a holiday sock who lost its mate around Christmas… how could a sock that looks like that get lost?

Dennis Jones

HEY… did Megan sneak Socmo onto my page!?

Doug Jones

Interesting… but SocMo has a sock collection that is IDENTICAL to yours! Hmmmm…

Megan Jones

I didn’t sneak Socmo on the page! I think Mandy did it!

Don Jones

Looks like the Support Group has turned into a full fledged SocMo convention.

Dennis Jones

Sock monkeys just seem to have a real empathy for this kind of support group for some odd reason…

Go For The Bargain!

April 7, 2005

StudioOneMonster

So you go online to the i-Tunes Music Store and buy ten songs at a dollar apiece and each of those songs is approximately three and a half minutes long. You just got yourself thirty-five minutes of music for ten bucks. Not bad but you could do better…

Next time try using the Brother Jones Method of purchasing products. Look for the bargain! Get the really long songs! Here is a list I would suggest

(1)I Know Your Out There Somewhere (Moody Blues) 6:38
(2)Layla (the original version) (Cream / Eric Clapton) 7:05
(3)Long Time (Boston) 7:46
(4)Beginnings (Chicago) 7:52
(5)Dance With me George (Ambrosia) 7:53
(6)Major Tom (extended version) (Peter Schilling) 8:05
(7)Long Way (Little River Band) 8:46
(8)Song For America (Kansas) 9:05
(9)Grey Day (Jesse Colin Young) 11:20
(10)Free Bird (live version) (Lynyd Skynyrd) 13:41

Using the Brother Jones Method of buying music you have just purchased an hour and a half of music with the same ten dollars! You have almost tripled the amount of music you originally had by simply getting the longest songs available.

Who cares if you don’t like any of the music you just bought… YOU GOT A BARGAIN!

The Comments

Dennis Jones

May I also suggest “Bad Time” by the Jayhawks… it only runs 3:27… but I really like that song…

Doug Jones

I always liked the “Bit ‘O Honey” song by Pete Jones. “Deerslayer Blues” and “Alizarin Crimson” are also favorites. When will these be available on the podcast? Oh, and then there is the classic “Begonji Boy” and smelly pirate song…. all great tunes… Will these be downloadable on iJones?

Don Jones

Yes indeed my music lover brothers. In fact, other classics such as “Get off the stove Grandma, You’re too old to wear hot pants”, along with that old sheep herder’s love song “I’ll never find another ewe” will all be queued up and ready for download on the upcoming Brother Jones Podcast page. We are currently trying to acquire additional bandwidth for these massive downloads. Stay tuned

Don Jones

One more item – my good friend John Tesh said the best BLUES album ever was Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue. I looked it up on iTunes and it fit the Brother Jones Tune purchase profile the shortest tune is 9:22 and the longest is All Blues, 11:32. A great $9.99 buy for over an hours worth of blooze.

the Lama

I thought for sure we would hear from Cheap Gene on this post.

Cheap Gene

OK, OK! No more borrowing everybody’s music and ripping off copies for myself. I’m going straight. It’s the iJones method for me now on! But, maybe Dennis would lend me……

the Lama

Cheap Gene’s automobile is so old, his car insurance policy covers theft, fire, and Indian raids.

Phlegminator

Come December, Cheap Gene starts dreaming of a tight Christmas.

Remington J. Bradford

Gentlemen: I am counsel on retainer for the honorable Mr. Cheap Gene. We take an extremely dim view of the aforesaid slander upon his personage. The party of the first part, being myself, will continue to monitor this situation. Sincerely yours, Remington J. Bradford, Esq., LLD, PDQ, IOU

Kyle Jones

Well, my favorite song is over just over 17 minutes long. Ive listened to it probobly over 100 times. Thats a lot of my life. A lot of my life.. well spent.

Dennis Jones

OK Kyle, I’ll bite… what song is it?

Exclusive Photo!

April 8, 2005

BroJoBoardMeeting

The BrotherJonesDennis Page of this web site has obtained this exclusive photograph taken at the Friday Brother Jones Online Bored Meeting.

You can always count on the BrotherJonesDennis Page to bring you the latest in breaking stories and the most current paparazzi pictures.

The Comments

Dennis Jones

I notice that everyone seems to be clean shaven these days except for Socmo and me… whats up with that?

Don Jones

HEy, who owns that 42 lb. laptop? IF I remember right, this picture was taken right before we watched the Wayne Newton in Vegas video.

Doug Jones

I guess this photo was taken BEFORE we brought out the giant bags of chips and we all got greasy… good timing.

Dennis Jones

Yes, right before we got to the meeting agenda Socmo spray-painted on the wall…

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~ BROTHER JONES BONUS COVERAGE ~

Below is little brother Don’s page which generated the Paparazzi picture above.

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April 8, 2005

Brother Jones Board Meeting

CEODon

As self appointed C.E.O and CHIEF financial officer of Brother Jones, I hereby call to order the first annual Brother Jones Board meeting via this here website journal.

As you know, our fiscal year runs from April 1 to March 10th (those extra days are there so we can cook our books). With that stated, I am happy to report the following: This past week we had our 500,000th page viewed (that would be a half million) by one of our 50,000 unique visitors. That’s a lot of viewing pleasure right there that we are dishing out.

The flip side of this happy web venture, we have yet to realize any GAIN on our $64 dollar website. We have had major expenditures without any realized profits. True to Jones FORM!!! Woo Woo. Therefore, I make a motion that we do a stock split. That is, we will all take our current inventory of Krispy Kreme donuts along with our sheets of illustration paper and TEAR them in half. Do I have a second?

The Comments

Doug Jones

I’ll take seconds on them Krispy Kremes…

Don Jones

We have a second the motion passes. Now on to another matter… anyone have a matter? Dennis, are you attending this meeting or not?

Dennis Jones

I attended Whattsamatta U… got an art degree there…

D

isn’t that located in Frostbite Falls?

Doug Jones

isn’t that located in Frostbite Falls?

Dennis Jones

Yes D it is… and that goes double for you Doug….

Doug Jones

New Business: The BrotherJones Southern division would like to request a budget increase. Our operating budget of $12.95 has just about run out. We are requesting a budget of $25 or 3,502 pesos… whichever comes first for the next fiscal year. All in favor eat a donut.

Keegan Jones

You look like Anwars long lost brother.

Don Jones

Me and Anwarz go way back I was nappy before nappy was coo. I’ll second that motion so the budget increase passes. Dennis, send Doug $12.95, 3,502 pesos or 37 gourds. Your choice. Any other issues to cuss or discuss?

Doug Jones

… I have this rash…

Don Jones

We have that new HMO coverage but according to the handbook it doesn’t cover illness or rashes.

the Lama

The Jones brothers have the ingenuity for taking a bankroll and running it into a shoestring. They had the world by the tail too bad they couldn’t swing it.

Dennis Jones

Speaking of having something by the tail… Do we have any of those burros with the laptop computers attached to their backs left in the warehouse? Mine gave out last week… it was not one of the new wireless models and kept getting tangled up on the modem cable…

Banshee

Don, I notice that you deftly decided to hold the annual meeting while I was busily occupied with another annual meeting. I know how much my lack of Jonesian-blood [or “outsider opinion”] matters to the Brother Jones Board. Maybe next year, I will keep my schedule a secret from you, so that I might “happen in” to the Board Meeting. Oh, and Doug: you might want to get that checked out.

Fire Hydrant

April 11, 2005

Hydrant

Here is a picture I took, and this is my journal article for the week. I hope you enjoyed it.

The Comments

Doug Jones

That reminds me of my skin in the winter… except for the color.

Dennis Jones

Doug, I am nominating that last comment of yours for the coveted, “Most Disgusting Comment Of The Year” Award. Dont forget that the Jonesey Awards Extravaganza will be held this June on TableRock Lake near Branson, Missouri. Formal attire is suggested in case you win a Jonesey for this. Good Luck!

Doug Jones

This gives me an idea! We could have a BrotherJones photo contest. It would work like this. We each would take a picture of something in our own yard and post it on the same day… at the same time. Then have folks vote for their favorite. See who wins. whaddaya think?

Don Jones

I’m likin’ that idea Douger… Pick a day and lets SHOOT for it.

Dennis Jones

I’m in… get ready to eat my dirt, chumps…

Doug Jones

Great! Sounds like it is a GO! How about posting a picture Wednesday (tomorrow) morning. It has to be shot IN YOUR YARD… of whatever you want. Do we need an officia posting time?

Doug Jones

officia… that must be a little Italian lingo…. meaning official

Dennis Jones

…how about 9:00 am central time…

Art Tip of the Day

April 11, 2005

art-tip

It is really helpful to have some sort of game plan formed BEFORE you start slinging paint. Here is a simple strategy I use. Paint the stuff in the background first. Paint the stuff in the foreground last.

The Comments

Don Jones

Now we’re talking. An artistic illustrator type website with some HOW TO And a BONUS slam on Satan. I like it.

Dennis Jones

I thought since we are registered on the Cheap Joe Art Supply Web Site as an “Artist Forum” we might need to get around to talking art at some point…

OK, glad that’s over… now we can move on to something else!…

Prince of Darkness

HEY… what th… you cant do that…

Banshee

I think art tips are a great idea!

Flat Outa Luck

April 13, 2005

FlatOutaLuckSocmo

It’s the official BrotherJones Photo Contest day! Each of the Jones brothers have taken an artistic type photo from around their residences and have displayed them today for this heated competition of imagery.

It is your duty and responsibility as a BrotherJones visitor and true American to cast a vote for one of the pictures. If you are reading this, you are eligible… and URGED to vote for one of these photos. We know you’re out there… So get on that mouse and vote! Just hit the comment button below and give us your best critique! (No fictitious names please.) and we will count that as a vote. VOTE NOW!

The Comments

Don Jones

It sickens me to know that a perfectly innocent Indiana verminous weasel gave its life for the sake of a photo contest. It could’ve been a nice sandwich for Dennis… maybe it was both?

Keegan Jones

Is it just me, or does that roadkill get larger after each refresh?

cricket

chirp chirp chirp

Don Jones

Crickets don’t chirp… birds do. Crickets give that loud pyscho reverbing sound… like your banjo playing, Den.

Banshee

I think you’re right Keeg… suddenly I am feeling nauseous. (Before I yak, I would like to point out that this comment isn’t a vote…)

Dennis Jones

I have a question about the official rules… who do I need to talk to? …Banshee? Doug? Mom? …because I want to vote for my picture… it is by far the best of the three… even if no one else in the entire world can see that but me… I know it is true…

Lester Flatt

I vote yes.

Flat Top Grill

mmm… barbecue weasel…

Flat Coated Retriever

Woof!

Pierre

Do you guys sell those frames?

Dennis Jones

Hey… that Pierre one counts as a vote for me… I didn’t make that one up…

Don Jones

Did someone purchase your photo Den? Or, did you put it back on the rack for additional tweekage?

Dennis Jones

HOO HOO! I fixed myself and am back in the race!

Bancheese

I vote for this one

Don Jones

Appears SocMo hasn’t been flossing. Nothing worse than monkey tooth decay

Betsy

Here’s my official vote! Dennis, good memory on the Cheetos! I prefer the puffed ones please! 🙂

Dennis Jones

There will be a big bag of puffed Cheetos waitin for ya at the lake in June, Betsy…

Dennis Jones

well… at ten PM Central Time I have 2 real votes… one from Betsy, and one from Pierre (yes, I’m counting that one)… so I officially got two… I think that last one from Betsy might have put me over the top in this contest… I’m keeping my fingers crossed…

SaaaaLUTE!

April 14, 2005

SaaaaLUTE!

As hard as I tried to crop my brothers out of this picture, (and I tried pretty hard) you can still see them.

That is Doug in the background in his boy scout uniform and Donald peaking in on the left… and that’s me, front and center, giving everyone a great big official Dennis Jones Backhand To The Forehead Salute.

I mastered this salute at an early age. Some might say it is just a failed attempt at doing that boy scout, two fingered salute thing… but I beg to differ. This is exactly the way I wanted my official salute to go.

Now that you know it… you have my permission to use it, too.

SaaaaLUTE!

The Comments

Don Jones

Dennis was going to wear his tuxedo for this picture but he thought the overall effect would be the same.

Doug Jones

Don’t forget the Dennis Jones Alternate salute… where you would put backhand to chin and a finger in each nostril…

Dennis Jones

HEY… thats my Top Secret salute… dont be telling people about that…

Don Jones

Doug still wears that tie.

Doug Jones

Isn’t it comforting to know that in our little piece of the world wide web, we can do our thing and nobody notices, or cares, or responds…. but us

Dennis Jones

Hey, lets not forget the primary purpose of this web site… it’s not to sell stuff… it’s to entertain each other…

Doug Jones

this is entertainment?

Tami You Try to Spell It

Ahhh boys, just when you think no one notices those top secret salutes you reveal in your posts – surprise! I think I’ll print this one off and sell it on ebay…gotta pay for my hyphen!