IGOTNOTHIN’ MONDAY!

July 17, 2006

CharlieSK

…pencil…

Charlie

…color…

Hmm… July 17 …I suppose this is probably as good a time as any to make my first post of the month …so I am now formally going to introduce, IGOTNOTHIN’ MONDAYS!

…because I got nothing new…

…here’s some pictures.

The Comments

Keegan Jones

Charlie looks like he found a bottle of hair gel on the island! Very cool picture.

Kyle Jones

Charlie!

roballoo

Nice to see some new art again. Ahhhh…

Aaron

Dennis, I believe I have a Christian childrens book, illustrated by you. I think it tells the story of Jonah and the Whale, if I remember correctly. Anyways, I’m pumped I’ve been able to find your blog and see more of your stuff. I’ve been attached to your style of drawing for quite some time, and I especially like your drawings of sports figures. Is there a more underrated center than Jeff Saturday? Favre’s head jammed into the back of his helmet? Brilliant. – Aaron (P.S. Go Redskins!)

Dennis Jones

…wasn’t Jeff Saturday a walk on? …I think he has some sort of interesting story like that… I listen to a radio station in Indianapolis and have heard him talking to the afternoon team… he sounds like a pretty nice guy…

Doug Jones

Hey Aaron… I just took a look at your blog… fun stuff! The Cars windshield screen is a brilliant idea!

Dennis Jones

…yep, nice work Aaron… I alway forget to go look at visitors websites until my brothers remind me that I can do that…

Doug Jones

did you take your vitamins today, Den?

Aaron

Fellas, I appreciate the comments. I was thinking of ideas of ways in which I could fashion a Cars windshield shade out of an existing one. I have a friend that works up at Pixar and he says the product is not in the works, and he doesn’t know why. It makes perfect sense…. Silly question: Did you fellas go to art school? Or have you been just drawing and developing your styles your whole lives? Thanks again for the comments, – Aaron

Doug Jones

Art school… what’s that?

Don Jones

Aaron, instead of art school the three of us attended Reform School. Upon graduation we joined the artistic work force and have been laboring at the grindstone ever since. We no longer have noses. But you may want the other brother’s version of our rich family art heritage.

Dennis Jones

…hey… dont sell Cecil’s House For Wayward Young People short now, Don…

Aaron

You guys are too much. So no art school? Just turned a hobby / passion into a career? Side question: Do you play fantasy football?

Doug Jones

you might check out our bios for more background info… if you can figure it out. I know in my case, this is the only thing I am capable of doing. The temp is over 100 degrees today so roofing is definitely out as a career. fantasy football? fantasy football? Slowly I turned… step by step… inch by inch…

Don Jones

Aaron… if you get us going on fantasy football… our comments are sure to OVERLOAD. YES!! we play fantasy football. We created it. The much aligned AWFFL Another Worthless Fantasy Football League.

Dennis Jones

…we were playing fantasy football with fax machines years before Al Gore single handedly invented the internet…

Doug Jones

Right after he put the finishing touches to the internet, Big Al started to work creating Global Warming… did a great job judging by today’s temperature…

Dennis Jones

…that reminds me, Doug… did you ever start reading “State Of Fear”?

Doug Jones

good timing, Den. Yesterday was the used book sale at the local library. I walked out with a practically new hardback copy of that book for 4 bucks and a Beatles Abbey Road album for 50 cents. This is a fund raiser for the library. Folks donate old stuff and they have a sale 4 times a year. You never know what you will find there. I saw a girl pull a Sgt Peppers album out of a box so I looked and found the Abbey Road album.

Dennis Jones

…ahhh you just cant beat the high-end audio experience of listening to music on a thirty year old piece of hi-quality vinyl …todays crummy digital music just has not got the same character without the miscellaneous pops and scratches inserted randomly into the songs like a record album has.

…were Sgt. Peppers lonely hearts club (hic) hearts club (hic) hearts clubSSscckKREAaachhh band

Doug Jones

I was wondering what an Abbey Road album would go for on eBay. If I got a buck for it… I’d double my money!

Doug Jones

why do I have the feeling that IGOTNOTHIN’ Monday is going to become IGOTNOTHIN’ August? 🙂

Dennis Jones

…IGOTNOTHIN” AUGUST…. that’s a GREAT idea!

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Hockey Talk 07/24

July 24, 2006

HOCKEYTALKLOGO

…with your host, Dennis Jones…

ChampionDen

…let the Water Moccasin Annihilation begin…

Last Friday night the beloved Water Moccasin Annihilation entered the hockey playoff tournament seeded as the number four team. Our first match was a tighter contest than we expected, but we were able to pull out a win in the closing minutes of the game.

The good news was that we got to advance to the next level of the playoff bracket. The bad news was that we had to play the dreaded PuckHogs who were the number one seed in the tournament. We were behind the majority of the game, but the puck bounced our way a couple of times at the end and we won the game in a sudden death overtime period.

That sent us to the championship game where we faced the number two seed of the tournament, the Puckers. This was a pretty spirited contest and by the time the first period was over several players from both teams had been thrown out of the game for fighting. That left our team with only eight players to finish the game. We played hard, (even the old guy on the team), came from behind, and then buried the Puckers in the last period, winning the game 5 to 3.

We got our championship trophy (and as all true hockey fans know), it is customary to hold the cup over your head and skate around the rink with it. Some of our players did this. I chose not to… mainly because the championship trophy was only about a foot tall… and it looked a little ridiculous skating around the rink with a toy trophy held over your head.

As I was leaving I noticed that the rink had called the police and officers were there to make sure we all went home nicely. It reminded me of the old adage, “I went to the fights last night and a hockey game broke out”.

The Comments

Don Jones

CoNgrAtUlAtionS Dennis on that fantastic Hockey ChamPioNshiP!! I was really hoping to read some details of you pounding some guy’s face with your stick or spearing or something but nevertheless… You’re a WINNEr.

Doug Jones

yeAH… and you are really STYLIN’ in that retro uniform. Say, is that some really LARGE licorice sticks on your forearms?

Dennis Jones

…well Don… there are some pretty gory details from the game… suffice it to say, it became quite a nasty affair at the end…

…the other team was quite pleased with themselves for goading one of our best players into a fight and getting him thrown out of the game… in the last period they seemed to turn their attention to me… for what reason, I have no idea… if I were them, I would be trying to keep me in the game as long as possible…

…just two of numerous incidents…

…I came flying thru the center at one point and a guy took his stick in his hands like a baseball bat and hacked me right in the chest with the blade end of his stick… I have a huge bloody bruise on my chest now where he nailed me…

…I kept clearing the cherry pickers out of the crease and one guy got so mad he hacked the back of my skates about ten times as hard as he could with his stick until he knocked my feet out from under me…

…I gave them all my best dirty look …boy, did that show them…

…it did not, however, get them to stop picking on me…

Doug Jones

“Everybody Picks on Dennis” … a new hit TV show for the fall…

Don Jones

That’s what I was looking for… details. I wanted to taste and smell the story. I’m thinkin’ you may be the Derek Sanders of this league… wasn’t he the Boston Bruin who fought everybody?

roballoo

Perhaps a more genteele sport such as Bocce Ball is in order. Curious to see what you put in your sketchbook after that game.

bernardfromtheyard

Hello Dennis, Great hockey uniform there…the Hulls would be proud. Hey, check your JB’s email ( if it’s a separate account as I have left you a commercial inquiry that you may be interested in. Love this site, Bernard

Doug Jones

are you outta town again? or just layin’ low cause the revenuers are pokin’ around your woods…

One-Eyed Tin Man

July 31, 2006

TinManPencil

…pencil…

TinManColor

…color…

Karen sent me to WalMart this weekend and told me to buy something that would eliminate the 850 moles that are currently wreaking havoc in our yard. I had two options there… one was in a white jug that said Eco-Friendly at the top. The other was in a yellow container and in big red letters at the top it just said KILL. That’s the one I chose.

I guess I got an eco-friendly clerk when I was checking out because when she saw what I was buying she said, ”…what’s this?? …I’m not going to sell this to you!” Then she turned to the people standing behind me in line and said ”…look what he’s going to do to the poor moles at his house!”

This, of course, was just another typical trip out of the house for me…

The Comments

Doug Jones

If he went to the Wizard, I bet HE would give him an eye…

Dennis Jones

…now how did that story go? …the tin man wanted a new eye …the lion a new tail … and Dorothy some new flying monkeys?? …I have trouble keeping that all straight…

Don Jones

Tin Man… WD-40 – ScareCrow… Charcoal Fluid – Lion… A coupon to Style Barbershop – Dorothy… a new pair of flipflops. Death to Moles!!

Betsy

We found an interesting gadget in our fight against the moles. You buy this little contraption and secure it to the exhaust pipe on your car. The other end screws on to a regular garden hose. The idea is to stick the hose in the ground and kill them with the exhaust from the car. We tried this, but the car made a strange squealing sound and I decided I would rather have a working car than dead moles!

Dennis Jones

…Betsy, I tried something similar with a car… except I tried putting a fishing line down the mole hole with a Hershey Bar attached to the hook and then attached the line to the exhaust pipe of my car so that I could pull the mole out of the ground when it hit the bait… but I ran out of gas waiting for this to happen…

Betsy

Have you tried the smoke bombs that look like dynamite? I tried some of those a few months ago. However I was a little slow in getting one in the hole and it burst into flame while I was holding it and proceeded to smoke me out of the backyard. Andy won’t let me use those anymore! 😦

bernardfromtheyard

Wow! Talk about color combinations…the colors for this piece are awesome. Looks like the Tin Man was out in a field of dandylions a little too long?

roballoo

Wow from me too!

Doug Jones

Wow… I just realized that wow spelled backwards is still WOW!…. WoW!

Doug Jones

and WoW spelled upside down is MoM…