Eomer

February 1, 2007

Eomer

…riding his trusty Indianapolis Colt…

In a little known sub-story from the Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, Eomer of Rohan gallops into battle on his trusty Indianapolis Colt to combat the dreaded Bearmen of Chicagohan.

The Comments

Doug Jones

Where is Elmer’s plaid hat?

Don Jones

Den, I’m thinking this is your Super Bowl prediction. Colts over Bears in a RUNAWAY!!! Pass the Guachamoldie!!

Mark Behm

Hah ha! Great armor.

Dennis Jones

…as it is with all good tales, our hero’s fate was in question throughout most of the story… but with the help of his trustworthy Indianapolis Colt, Rohan galloped on to victory …29 to 17…

Don Jones

Dennis, you need to pack up and move it back to MO and fast. The Chiefs are down but not completely OUT. Your Super Bo-Mo-Jo is just what Coach Herm is needing!

Doug Jones

Yeah… move outta that frozen waste land… OR.. move to Wisconsin and give Farve a little help next year

Dennis Jones

…I bought a brand new bag of hi-priced “On The Border” chips and “On The Border” salsa to munch on during the Super Bowl, got engaged in the drama that was unfolding before me on the tv set and forgot to eat them… rats… the game could have been SO much better if I had just remembered them…

Doug Jones

Those chips and salsa are HORRID! (a little Simon Cowell lingo, there) Why don’t you FedEx them to me and I will dispose of them for you.

Dennis Jones

…I think I will just hang onto them so I will have chips n salsa ready next year as I am watching the Colts win the Super Bowl again…

Doug Jones

that ship has sailed… next year it’ll be Vince Young getting a free Escalade…

Doug Jones

I was just wondering… does this guy strap on a couple of diapers so he doesn’t have to make stops on his journey?

Dennis Jones

…I don’t know about him, but I’m trying it on my next journey to Mtn. Grove… if it’s good enough for Nasa astronauts, it’s good enough for me…

Doug Jones

I bet this makes the postal workers happy. Now instead of going “postal” you can say someone is going “Astro”

Dennis Jones

…or as Astro from the Jetson’s would say… Rastro!

Don Jones

I can’t seem to be able to comment on the recent Sock Monkey Wood Retrieval page. Must be from all that snow you received up there around the Lakes.

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My Official Weekend Report

February 12, 2007

GreenMo1

…in the laboratory…

GreenMo2

…it’s …ALIVE…

This is my official weekend report as required by the legal division of BrotherJonesOnTheWeb. Why I am the only brother that has to fill one of these forms out, I do not know.

The weather has turned vicious here in Northeastern Indiana, and we are running low on fire wood. This, however, is not a problem for a manly woodcutter like me. I walked into my garage to fire up my manly chain saw only to discover that whoever used it last had knocked the chain off and left the saw in disrepair. I, (of course), was the last person to use my chain saw sometime last summer.

I put the saw back together, (a very manly thing to do), did a cold weather start on it, hiked into the woods behind my house and started cutting lumber. I then drove my SUV back to collect the wood, got it stuck in a snow drift, got it unstuck, and then made several manly trips back and forth picking up wood, hauling wood and stacking wood.

Then I made a sock monkey… another very manly thing to do.

The Comments

Don Jones

This morning on the news they were reporting that burning freshly cut wood from the ice damage was not a good idea. it needs to DRY OUT (for about a year). Otherwise, you are building up some serious creosote in your chimney by burning it. I suggest burning your dirty laundry for heat. Stay warm and cut down on your warshin’ at the same time.

Dennis Jones

sorry, can’t talk now… putting out fire in house…

Dennis Jones

…make that house fire… gotta go…

Don Jones

HOOK UP A HOSE! Better yet…. GRAB THE HOT DOGS and MARSHMELLOWS!!!

Doug Jones

great looking monkey! uh, great looking MANLY sock monkey, that is… I can read the expression on his face… it says, “I wanna move to Florida!” It got down to freezing for a couple of days here and I immediately got tired of winter. I actually had to put a coat on… can you believe it? Two days of cold weather is all I need. No sign of flakes so far. This is all good cuz I don’t have a chainsaw… or woods to go cut down trees in. but we DO have deer that were eating anything green in our flower garden yesterday…

Doug Jones

Hey… I was expecting to see Weasel Boy on the Grammys last night. What happened? Did you get bumped by Sting?

Dennis Jones

…WeaselBoy wasn’t even nominated for anything! …what’s up with that?

WeaselBoy

😦

Dennis Jones

…they’ve been predicting bad weather for us all week and last night our Severe Winter Weather WATCH turned into a Severe Winter Weather WARNING… fortunately, today we are no longer under that warning… we are now under a BLIZZARD Warning… whew!… I think we dodged a bullet on that one…

Dennis Jones

…hmm …they’re saying now that we are going to have white out conditions …I didn’t think they even made white out any longer… I mean, with computers and all, who really needs it anymore? …anyway, I looked out the window to see what was going on, but couldn’t really see anything…

Dennis Jones

…hmm …they just declared a Level 2 Travel Advisory… unless you are an emergency vehicle you will be ticketed if you are on the road driving around… but I am needing a Krispie Kreme Donut right now, REALLY BAD and there are none left in the house… that’s an emergency, isn’t it?

Don Jones

GET IN THE CAR AND GO NOW MAN!!! IF JACK BAUER CAN UNDO NUKLEEAR BOMBS YOU CAN GET TO WAL-MART AND BACK WITH DONUTS!!!

Dennis Jones

…I guess I didn’t realize how simple it is to disarm a nuclear bomb… but after watching Jack disarm one on TV last night I feel pretty confident that I could do it, too, in a pinch… if that situation ever arose here in Huntington… like in my neighborhood or something…

Doug Jones

If you could put one of those Nookier suitcase bombs on your driveway, it would probably get rid of your snow for you… and your neighbor’s snow… and your neighbor’s neighbor’s snow… and ….

Don Jones

Attention my brothers I’m planning on buying a couple of syringes of Sodium Pentothal for you next Christmas.

Doug Jones

oh, goody! I love it when we play “torture the brother!”

Dennis Jones

…I’m thinking Jack is going to have to kill his entire family plus a couple of in-laws to save the world this time…

Don Jones

and the little dog too!!!

Dennis Jones

…NOT TOTO!!!

Doug Jones

how much snow do you have???

Dan Lietha

If those of you in this ice-encased frozen zone are trapped in your house (that hasn’t burnt down from creosote build up in the chimney) and you have to wait for the ice to melt to rejoin civilization, check out this guy’s digital painting info blog: danidraws.com Great info!

Dan Lietha

Correction … check out this GAL’S digital painting web site: danidraws.com OOPS!

Doug Jones

I had just found this site recently myself… great information there!

Doballoo

I see she’s a D. Jones too. That does it I’m changing my name to Doballoo Jones in an attempt to monetize on my nascent illustration career

Dennis Jones

…ok, well now… where are we today? I started shoveling snow at the crack of dawn and did that for most of the morning… how much snow did we get you ask? …pastorally speaking I would have to say we had drifts at least 12 feet high… realistically more like 2 or 3… which is nothing to snuff at when you are shoveling it all by hand… so now I’m trying to catch up on work…

…I noticed the danidraws girls last name is Jones… she’s not a sister I’ve accidentally forgotten about, is she?

Dougaloo

Dougaloo… has a nice ring to it, eh? I don’t recall a sister named Dani… maybe one named Mani would be more like it…

Don Jones

How about our sister Norah? We’ve yet to hear from her since she hit the bigtime…

Huntington Monkey Grams

February 15, 2007

MonkeyGram1

…a special delivery Monkey Gram…

MonkeyGram2

…custom made for Valentine’s Day…

MonkeyGram3

…a rigorous marketing campaign…

Have you ever noticed that every time a holiday rolls around you start hearing on the radio that a really great gift would be a Lobster Gram… or a Pajama Gram… or a Vermont Teddy Bear?

I was teasing my wife the other day telling her that with all the snow we had gotten I wasn’t sure whether her Pajama Gram would arrive in time for Valentines Day or not. She said, “Listen buddy, if I get a Pajama Gram for Valentines Day you’re toast.”

Good thing I got her a Huntington Monkey Gram instead.

The Comments

Dougaloo

I like those long, skinny arms and legs. SocMo would like for this guy to come over to play with him. You can send him along when you ship those unused chips and salsa to me…

Doug Jones

Hmmm… I seem to be going by the name Dougaloo now… just so you don’t get confused. DON”T send it to any other of those LOO guys…

Dennis Jones

…I have been studying SocMo and trying to figure out what gives him his attitude… I think I got it… it’s the sock hat… my next monkey is gettin’ a sock hat…

Doug Jones

of course it’s the hat! you wouldn’t send a sock monkey out in this weather without a had would ya?

Dennis Jones

…word on the street is Huntington Monkey Grams will soon be offering their “aLOO” line of monkeys which features the DougaLOO Salsa Monkey, the DonaLOO No Coffee Monkey and the beloved original, RobaLOO Snuggle Monkey…

Don Jones

There’s nothing on Valentine’s Day that says “I love you” more than a car load of green wood, some stale chips and salsa, and a handcrafted Huntington Monkey Gram! Good job DennyLOO.

Dennis Jones

…who wouldn’t be thrilled to receive an old sock for a Valentines Day present?

Don Jones

It’s thoughtful AND economical!

Skip to my Loo

what about me?

Roballoo

If you wait too long, skipping to the loo is not a good idea.

Computer On The Fritz

February 22, 2007

RodentProblems

…rodent problems…

I’ve been dealing with a rodent problem this week at my house. I didn’t even know I had a rodent problem until I hauled my computer into the shop on Monday.

The cursor was no longer functioning properly on screen, (which caused me to cursor several times as I tried to figure out what was wrong). We found out that my utilities folder had magically disappeared… which is really pretty weird… and also that my Logitech Scroll Mouse had fritzed out… darn rodents…

The tech asked me when I last did regular maintenance on my computer. I said… uhm, never. He reinstalled the operating system to correct the utility folder situation and I tossed the LogiTech Scroll Mouse in the trash. The cool thing about the reinstall is that I was running on the older “Panther” system but he put in the newer “Tiger” system for me… HOO HOO!

Unfortunately, now I’m spending most of my time playing with those little Tiger Widgets instead of working.

The Comments

Don Jones

I wuz starting to wunder what wuz up with yu… There’z nuthin’ like a new utiliteez folder and computoor systum to get one’s motor runnin’. “Get yo ‘puter runnin’… head out on the highway! Lookin’ for URLs.. or whatever comes my way…”

Doug Jones

I’m still Widgetless myself…. I was beginning to think you were buried under tons of snow. I had just enlisted Jack Bauer to organize a search team to find you and dig you out…

Dennis Jones

…I took my computer in on Monday and didn’t get it back until late yesterday, so I haven’t been on the internet all week…

Brother JONES… Now Computer Accessible!

Don Jones

I did not realize that Tiger Woods had widgets on the market. He’s into everything.

Dennis Jones

…didn’t Keegan make a widget of some sort?

Don Jones

Affirmative. I believe there’s a link to it from keeganjones.com. Pick up hostile at 1408 Brenthaven.

Nick Jones Everybody

less rodents, more monkeygrams… that’s what I say.

Dennis Jones

…I say… New For 2007… RodentGrams!

Don Jones

Nick Jones Everybody … sorry to see you got kicked off American Idol last night. Your rendition of “American Pie” was moving, and quite long.

Roballoo

I wonder if Steve Taylor was the cause of your computer problem?

Dennis Jones

…you caught me RobalLOO… I am a rabid Steve Taylor fan… have been for years… I got to see him live a while back at the Cornerstone Festival in Illinois… he can still put on a great show… I still sprinkle Taylor lyrics into my everyday conversation… “since I gave up hope, I feel a lot better”…

Roballoo

First rock concert I went to was Steve Taylor opening up for Petra. That was a blast. Cornerstone was an amazing experience the time I got to go.

What I’m Working On Today

February 23, 2007

DeskTop

…what I’m working on today…

What I’m working on today.

The Comments

Dennis Jones

…this is what I’m working on today…

Doug Jones

…this is what you are woiking on today?

Dennis Jones

…yes, this is what I’m working on today…

Don Jones

You’re cleaning your shoes?

Dennis Jones

…I’m drawing my shoes…

Doug Jones

you clean your shoes with an eraser?

Dennis Jones

…yes, this is what I’m working on today…

Don Jones

Looks like you have an “open door” policy at the studio. Your employees probably appreciate your ready availability… except when you have your stinkin’ shoes off.

Doug Jones

so… what are you working on today?

Dennis Jones

…well, basically this is what I’m working on today…

Don Jones

… what was it you were workin’ on again?

Dennis Jones

…I’m working on milking this for all it’s worth…

Daniel Lackey

dude, I love all your pictures. And I cant wait to see the rest of this one.

Bucky Jones

Dennis, is that what you worked on, on Friday? Phew…one can almost smell your sneakers. Sweet.

Doug Jones

test

Don Jones

No one told me there would be a test today.

Dennis Jones

…me either …apparently it’s a pop quiz…

Don Jones

Q: How many stinky reference sneakers does it take to accurately draw an oversized piece of teenage footwear?

A: __ .

Dennis Jones

…this is a trick question, right? …because I only need one shoe to use as reference… but Doug apparently requires four…

Doug Jones

…but cows have 4 legs

Dennis Jones

…so it WAS a trick question…

Don Jones

Q #2: What do you get when a Hobbit sees his shadow on February 26?

Dennis Jones

…this is the longest test I’ve taken in years…

Don Jones

HINT: Six more weeks of __?

Doug Jones

six more weeks of donuts?

Don Jones

six more weeks of old worn-out tennis shoes on the drawing board.

Dennis Jones

…this has to be one of the stupidest blogs we’ve produced at Brother Jones in years…

…something we can all take pride in…

Doug Jones

It’s one to print out for that archive book!

Dennis Jones

…well …I am the official Brother Jones Historian… (self-proclaimed) …at least for the Dennis page…

Wacom Tablet Running Again

February 27, 2007

JeffSaturday3

…our hero, Jeff Saturday…

I finally got around to reinstalling the drivers for my Wacom Tablet after my system switch, so it’s back up and working again. Last night to make sure it was running right, I piddling around with this old sketch of Jeff Saturday. Did you hear Indianapolis won the SuperBowl this year? Have I mentioned I live in Indiana and am a Colts fan? I have? Oh. Sorry…

The Comments

Don Jones

Jeff Saturday is the real deal. I recently read a magazine article about his faith in Christ along with other born-again Colts. Amen.

Doug Jones

Indianapolis Coats? Is that what you wear up there in the winter? Say… what kind of computer maitenance are we supposed to be doing? Did the tech guy tell you?

Dennis Jones

…I believe offensive juggernaut center/runningback Jeff Saturday scored the go-ahead touchdown in the AFC Championship game this year… the only game of the season I DIDN’T get to see… aARrrrrgh…

Dennis Jones

…yes Doug, I have several Indianapolis Winter Coats in my closet downstairs… they come in handy as I shovel snow… again… and again… and again…

…computer maintenance… I’m not really too sure what we are supposed to be doing… all I know about a computer is that when I punch the button on the front a little blue light comes on and it starts working…

I think the tech guy maybe de-fragged the hard drive and re-dejuggulated the fraxamazoid… something like that…

Don Jones

I bet he had to pull out the defibulators as well…

Dennis Jones

…I do seem to remember him slapping a couple of paddles onto the sides of my computer and yelling clear… but I thought he was just trying to jump start it…

Doug Jones

I hope he didn’t damage the flux capacitor when he did that…

Dennis Jones

…yes, it was a risky move, but the only other thing that could generate that much power is a bolt of lightning and it’s impossible to determine when and where they will strike…

Doug Jones

That is very true… unless you have the BrotherJones lightning predictor. Available for $9.95….

Dennis Jones

…I am offering (for a limited time only) an “earth-friendly” Brother Jones Lightning Predictor made exclusively out of gourds… it also predicts whether you are global warming or not…

Doug Jones

Didn’t Al Gore have one of those that didn’t work? He got hit with 50 jigawatts of lightning and never was the same…. … except he did put on a few pounds…

Dennis Jones

…this is true, Doug… the “earth friendly” Brother Jones Lightning Predictor doesn’t actually work… but that’s not important… it’s the good intentions that count… and I certainly intended for it to work…

Roballoo

Nice use of shadows inside the helmet and I like the color combos. Yer Wacoming skills are getting better.

Doug Hughes

Hi Dennis…….a new fan from South Africa..maybe the same age!! My question…what is the average size of your artwork you work on?

Dennis Jones

…thanks RobalLOO…

…Doug from South Africa… the size of most of the professional work I do runs around 8×10 to 12×18 depending on what the job calls for… (right now I’m doing posters that run 18×24 in size)… most of the Wacom things that I do are just for fun and all come out of my 8×11 sketchbook…