Indiana Gourd Raft

June 2, 2005

LostRaft

The Comments

Don Jones

You all floating down the Mississippi here? I’m not sure but I don’t think it hooks up with Table Rock Lake.

Dennis Jones

…you serious about that, Clark?

Kyle Jones

Those are some massive barnacles….

Dennis Jones

Hey… those are fancy art gourds…

Ima Observant

That can’t be the Jones Brothers in that picture not enough reflection on the top side.

marcelo from Brasil!!!!!!

Hey guys!!!! i was taking a look at Dons jornal yeasterday and i found a drawing that he made like 20 years ago. Dennis , would you show us some drawing that you have made when you were yonger? i would love to see that!!!!
Abrao pra todos!!!

June 6, 2005

Hi Marcelo… well… I have moved around the country quite a bit in the last 25 years and I am not sure where my old sketch books are, but I will look around for them and if I can find anything I will post some stuff up for you. Thanks for the idea.

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JoneSaPaLoozA 2005

June 6, 2005

aaaJonesapalooza

I just got back from the Jonesapalooza 2005 World Tour held in Missouri last weekend on Tablerock Lake. What a festival that was! Unfortunately, I have just realized that I did not take even one picture while I was there… all I have is this… the complementary closing night WeaselBoy concert poster.

The Comments

Doug Jones

It IS hard to take photos when you are busy dodging the paparazzi and signing autographs all weekend. It is tough being media celebrities like we are…

Don Jones

The WeaselBoy’s last song to close the Jonesapalooza “Can’t Touch This”, brought tears to my eyes. But then again, I’m a weeper.

Dennis Jones

…I thought the tuba solo in that song was especially good…

Don Jones

Did you know the call for an encore at concerts has changed from Bic lighters to cell phones? At a WeaselBoy concert they hold up flaming gourds.

Dennis Jones

…the fire department being called in at the end of the show was a bit unfortunate…

Don Jones

But the little cousins enjoyed the sirens, the firetrucks and the water show. But when WeaselBoy fired up Smoke on the Water… the whole place went crazy. Table Rock has never seen the likes of that

Dennis Jones

…yes, that was a stroke of brilliance… however, as you know, that thing we signed instead of posting bail had a “never to return to Branson” clause in it… so Table Rock will probably never see the likes of that again… ever…

Doug Jones

so be it

Don Jones

Next year Beaver Lake Arkansas!!

Doug Jones

let’s hope they don’t read the papers or we will be banned there too.

Don Jones

This is Arkansas we’re talking about here Doug… Readin’ is not their strong suit.

Doug Jones

so be it

Doug Jones

WOW… Don’s journal has disappeared again. Probably seduced by the Dark Side…

Yoda

it so be

New Sketchbook Stuff

June 10, 2005

6-10-Yoda-

I can fritter away a lot of time quickly with a pencil and a sheet of paper. I did this picture yesterday killing time at the dentist’s office while waiting for my son. I just posted eight new sketches from my drawing book. Nothing earth shaking here, just something new to look at.

The Comments

Doug Jones

drew something, you did.

Don Jones

Janson is demanding a print-out of this Yoda drawing… I must comply.

Banshee

Awesome Dennis… maybe the hint of some faded colors… you could submit it to a fan art website. It is really good. FOWA: week of 4-10-05 Forget things sometimes I do. When no longer on the dark side I am, at Brother Jones website I am found.

Dennis Jones

Yoda talk is kinda fun… take a sentence… split it in two… put the first part at the end and presto chango you are talking Yodish… mmmm… end this comment now I must… mmmm…

Tyson Down In Sixth

June 15, 2005

BoxingSocmo

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson sinks to the canvas after being pushed down by Socmo Jones of Missouri in the sixth round.

Tyson plans to leave the US and seek happiness with missionary work after ending a controversial 20-year boxing career that saw him win and lose a fortune but seldom find joy.

Socmo Jones plans to invest his winnings in a speculative gourd farming venture located somewhere in northeast Indiana.

The Comments

Don Jones

SocMo has one awesome uppercut… and is full of joy unlike Mike.

Doug Jones

of course… being a Jedi Master also helps out a lot in the boxing ring

Doug Jones

is this thing working? testing… 1… 2 … 3

Dennis Jones

Hey… Just checking in… a million things going on… took Pete to have his wisdom teeth taken out this morning… trying to catch up on work all afternoon… gotta go mow the grass now…

Don Jones

We must be on the same grass mowing level. After a couple of days of rain this past week, the grass down here is really growing… I fired up the Craftsman today as well.

Doug Jones

would you believe Erin is just back from getting her 4 wisdom teeth removed? all went well… looks like it will be a low key weekend.

Dennis Jones

…with plenty of mush to eat!

Lord of the Rings

June 20, 2005

LordofRingDonut

For the entire story, visit Dons current web page.

The Comments

Don Jones

Half-a-Kazillion Caloric in-take… it ain’t worth eating if it’s not bad for you. Pass the butter and salt.

Dennis Jones

mmmm… butter… salt…

Don Jones

Did you know the definition of JONES is an addiction. It’s also the slang name for heroin. I’m thinking our joneseseseses are butter, salt and caffeine. There’s a good t-shirt slogan in here somewhere

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~ BROTHER JONES BONUS COVERAGE!! ~

My post above was a response to my little brother Don’s page that is posted below.

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June 18, 2005

Vintage 60’s Brothers

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Not sure what you can read into this classic Jones Brother photo except Dennis thinks he is an Avenger or something

The Comments

Dennis Jones

I cant help it if I have always been a trend setter… I still think the head only thru the top of a hooded sweatshirt is a great look and will no doubt catch on at some point in time…

Doug Jones

I recognize Don’s look… it’s the same one he had a the end of that big project he just completed.

Doug Jones

Dennis… I believe this was the time when you and Gollum were on the way to Mordor to destroy the ring of power.

Dennis Jones

yes… thats me Denno with my little buddy Don Wisegangee and Doug the Grey…

Dennis Jones

…of course, the ring of power in question here was a Krispie Kreme donut… which, as you can see, Don Wisegangee has just stuffed in his mouth while my back was turned…

Doug Jones

Gollum never had a chance with Don around. This is what I was talking about… Don has that “glazed” look on his face… now we know where it came from.

Don Jones

Wide-eyed and bushy tailed. As I recall, not too many Krispy Kremes around Mordor.

Dennis Jones

not after you rolled into town…

Fathers Day

June 20, 2005

Donut-Box

Pete and I topped off a Fathers Day full of events last night with a dozen Krispie Kreme donuts. When I opened the box this morning I found one last Fathers Day message for me.

The Comments

Don Jones

EAT IT DENNIS! FAST! It is bad luck to keep one of these glazed KK orbs for more than 24 hours… not that I’m in to superstitions or anything… knock on wood.

Dennis Jones

well… Pete is out of the house working at the golf course currently… and I really do have a jones for a donut right about now…

Keegan Jones

Haha! Eventually Krispy Kreme will pick this theme up to appeal to the bad boy / motorcycle crowd. Big ups to Pete for creating this new advertising campaign for an untapped market.

Doug Jones

…so is the warning that if you eat the donut it will kill you… or if you eat the donut, Pete will kill you?

Dennis Jones

…oh it is definitely Pete will kill me if I eat the last donut… I took one bite out of it just to show him who’s boss…

Doug Jones

Wow.. you sure showed HIM!

Dennis Jones

hey, you cant let these kids walk all over ya…

Red Sea

June 22, 2005

RedSea

I was digging around on my other computer last night hoping to find an old program I really needed, (which I didn’t find) and ran across these two jpegs and thought, hey… that’s enough for a journal page on the Brother Jones site…

…so here is my fabulously exciting and insightful, educational AND inspirational, New Journal Page Entry!

This is an illustration (and the pencil) from my new Children’s Bible that will be coming out later this year from Zondervan and available at a retailer near you…

…and yes that was a shameless plug for it.

The Comments

Don Jones

Dennis, with your sense of positioning and dramatic presentation… you could be a movie director. You would have to move the Indiana gourd farm to Hollywood though…

marcelo from Brasil!!!!!!

I bet nobody has ever though about this scene from this point of view…not even the “guy” who wrote it! Don is right, u guys should do movie direction!!! hey,i want one of those bibles for me!!!!!

Dennis Jones

CUT… go to print with that last comment…

Doug Jones

I have a copy of the first Bible you did. It is autographed by Moses. Is Moses going to be autographing the new one too?

Banshee

Cool Dennis. It is fun to see those before/after pics.

DJ

Hey! That doesn’t look like Charlton Heston. And you call yourself an artist. (Just kidding) Nice work.

Dennis Jones

DJ… long time since I’ve heard from you… I thought you had fallen off the other side of the earth… I like the splash page on your new web site… looking forward to seeing it when its all done…

DJ

Yeah, it’s been a while. Growing a business you know. The new website has been updated. I hope you’ll check it out when you get the chance. We would appreciate any and all feedback.

New Web Game

June 28, 2005

Pangolin

Play the fabulously exciting, educational and inspirational, brand new Brother Jones web game Real Or Make Believe.

You say it’s kind of simple? Well… we never claimed to be rocket scientists.

The Comments

Banshee

Hey Dennis, that game was kinda fun [simple minds, simple pleasures] I think there was only one I wasn’t sure about. I didn’t post answers, so as not to persuade anyone else who might want to click through the pics and play. FOWA: week of 4-10-05 Sometimes I forget what I am doing. When I come back to consciousness I find that I have combined antelopes and cheetahs in my drawings.

Don Jones

Those are fantastic! I’m pretty sure I’ve seen all those animals along the Arkansas roadways.

Doug Jones

… but they look a lot different FLAT!

Homer H. Hickam, Jr.

…well I AM a rocket scientist and I can’t do it!

Kyle Jones

I’m quite suprised the Liger didn’t make it in there, It seemed like a perfect fit. I mean, its pretty much the best animal ever.