Ignited

August 4, 2008

Dino22

While in Africa, one of the guys asked me to draw a dragon. I couldn’t because it was so hot, every time I pulled my sketchbook out to draw the paper would become soaked with sweat. I told him I would draw a dragon when I got back to the states and post it on my website. So is this a dragon or just a dinosaur with flames shooting out of its nose? Good question. It’s all kinda the same thing to me…

The Comments

Jason Bourne

Rad! I think Dinos and dragons are not that different.  If an Iguana was 20 feet tall, it would practicaly be a dino…

Bernard

Awesome as usual…but maybe it’s a Senior Citizen Dragon? I think I seen a few of these hangin’ at Mickey D’s? Bummer on the Africa No Sketch zones.

Dan Lietha

Dragon/Dinosaurs WEEK on Brothers Jones! YES!

Don Jones

I just realized I had not checked in on this fantastic African Dragon with nasal flamage. What I like the best is the spotted skin texturization.

Marcelo from Brazil

in africa …dragon heart and jurassic park are in the same blockbuster shelve.

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More Aviator Glasses

August 6, 2008

Aviatoerrr

This is just another little exploratory venture into Cintiqland… and another effort to answer the burning question, “how fast can I whip something out”?

The Comments

Don Jones

Are you using a stop watch to time yourself?  What’s the big hurry on these Cintiq sketches anywho? Remember and repeat to yourself the Brother Jones mantra… “Live slow.”

Dan Lietha

Now ssssllllooowwwlllyyyy tell us the answer to that burning question!

Dennis Jones

…well, the answer to both questions is I didn’t time myself, but this was pretty darn quick…

…what I’m really enjoying about the Cintiq is that if I just have a few minutes here or there I can slap color down on a sketch loose and fast, it’s pretty fun, and it gives me a picture to post here and thats good because I’ve pretty much run out of things to write about here…

Zaz

Morning Dennis, how long did this piece take you to do?

Zaz

Well, you beat me to the punch my friend. Just when I sent my question you answered it with (pretty quick). Heck dude,I’m still at the stage of throwing color on my drawing then scanning it in to photoshop and dropping in highlights and shadows. So you see why your drawings are so cool for all of us to view.

Jason Bourne

Most excellent. I guess I need to buy me some aviator goggles.

Doug Jones

we really need to be selling steampunk goggles here, don’t we?

Dennis Jones

…I always try to wear mine when I’m workin’ the Cintiq…

Don Jones

I have a yellow-lensed pair I wear when installing spline into screens.

Dennis Jones

…I like to look at the world thru my rose-colored ones…

Don Jones

I wear a different pair with an orange lens when I fire up the StiHL weedwacker. One lens got busted out.

Bernard

now, howd I know they were gonna be “GREEN” ? Curious though, how long did this take you…pretty quick is too vague because there are people that think that new Walmarts go up, “Pretty Quick” too?

Dennis Jones

…hmm, well, the sketch was already done, so I am guessing I piddled around with the color on this for maybe 15 minutes or so… (it’s a pretty loose finish)

Bernard

Just jagging you Den…who cares how long. Your stuff is too cool for school but you should consider teaching or DVD’in it for some more trip money to Afirca or wherever next your going. Hey, I notice your quite the globe trotter…how do you swing that so much? Oh, I know…Cintiq sends you out on promotional excursions right?

Paul Harvey

Meek and self deprecating Dennis Jones, flying out of the small international airport of Fort Wayne, Indiana is in fact, a sophisticated, passport stamp collecting world traveler. He taps the Brother Jones Corporate credit card for all of his somewhat misguided, missionary endeavors. Over the years, he has acquired a nice bounty of Frequent Flyer credits which he swore he’d never use … that is, until he laid his myopic, near sighted eyes on the beautiful, sleek Cintiq. He immediately cashed in all the chips to purchase this large, Illustrating coloring marvel…

Now you know … the rest of the story.

Jason Bourne

Hummm..? Could you say that in Laymans terms…LOL.

Bernard

MY GUESS IS: PAUL HARVEY IS A JONES!

Dennis Jones

…thats my guess, too… I think that Paul Harvey comment has brother Don’s fingerprints all over it…

Bernard

Dennis, if there is a stiff penalty for MAIL fraud…I wonder what it might be for E-Fraud or maybe in this case, B-Fraud for Blog. I think if your found guilty of digital tampering one should lose one of their own digits?

Don Jones

It must be my healthy dose of adjectives that gives me away or SOMEthing?

A More Simple Approach

August 8, 2008

08SimpleStandard

I’ve been searching for a more simple approach to take with color and I’m kinda liking this look. More flat color, less rendering. Of course, tomorrow I’m sure I will like the next thing I stumble into…

The Comments

Don Jones

Less is more. Sempe Fi.

Dennis Jones

…well, more or less, I suppose…

Jason Bourne

More is great, less can also be dealt with. This is great, none-the-less….

Zaz

Nice to see you still can go back to your old style of humorous Illustrating…almost looks like you did this with Gouache. It’s a cleaner piece and not so dark and busy looking. I think you hit this one like the olympian you are.

Dennis Jones

…I did this between my shot put and high jump competitions…

Don Jones

Let the Sans-A-Gouache Games begin!

Doug Jones

Ah, Grasshopper… to simplify is the goal. Soon you will learn the total simplicity of the clean black line… and the paint bucket. The Zen of illustrating. But I fear that for you, Grasshopper, that will only come when Heck freezes over and Favre is traded to the Jets…

berlykim

clean, looks like traditionally rendered. the shading looks good, except my eye was kind of drawn to a circle type area of shading under the right nostril- but I have had lots of caffeine and little sleep today- so you can blame it on my eyesight. great work. enjoy all you are doing for the glory of God. keep laying up treasures, brother.

Don Jones

Eagles soar, but weasels dont get sucked into jet engines.

Green Panda

August 12, 2008

GreenPanda

Hey, I know what you’re saying… “Kung Fu Panda”, right? Wrong! This is not Kung Fu Panda. This looks nothing like Kung Fu Panda. Kung Fu Panda is black and white. This panda is green so it’s like totally different and it also has like a completely different name… Kung Pow Chicken Panda. It’s an entirely new concept I’ve been spending a lot of time on for the last several minutes…

The Comments

Doug Jones

it’s… it’s… Lung Flu Panda….

Dennis Jones

…no,no… Lung Flu Panda is the faithful sidekick… have you been peeking at my secret manuscript?

Zaz

I also thought Kung Pow Chicken Panda’s side kick was Lung Flu Panda both taught by Master Moo Shoo Cow.

Jason Bourne

Ah, thats right. This panda wants to be then next Jedi Master I bet.

Bernard

Hey Dennis, I was marveling at your latest work of art when all of sudden, out of nowhere like a freight train I think…Kung Fu Panda! I always was pretty sharp when it comes to guessing things like that.

Don Jones

No, no, no … this is Shanghainese Veggie Pizza Panda. I’d recognize him ANYwhere.

Dan Lietha

Incredible Kung HULK fu Panda!

Dennis Jones

…interestingly enough, the reason this panda is green is because he just finished eating one of those Shanghainese Veggie Pizzas…

Bernard

I don’t understand…I have one of those in the freezer and it says good until 2525?

Doug Jones

upon further inspection, I believe this is NOT Lung Flu Panda. I see that he seems to be growing some nostrils on his shoulder. The green color is probably coming from them… in my professional opinion…

Bernard

Doug, you sure those are nostrils…kinda looks like the Cheerios Bee?

Doug Jones

nope… my Spidey sense is telling me them thangs are nostrils…

Dennis Jones

…and the correct answer is…

Doug Jones

why is that dino smellin’ that penguin’s butt?

Bernard

See! It wuz nostrils after all…eyes tole ya’ I gutz a sharp i fer deez thingz.

Roballoo!

I think he should be called phlegm Flu Panda ~ has more alliteration to it.

Jason Bourne

“Phlegm Flu Panda” LOL  That has a nice ring to it… I like the deer and tiger.

brett

can you tell if he’s sick

Another Process Page

August 14, 2008

Amos1Amos2Amos3

I am always interested to see the process of how people move from point A to point B in most anything, so with that in mind, here are a few pictures showing how I worked though a little sketch I did at church one night.

The Comments

Dan Lietha

OK, here’s a process question for you. I just received a Cintiq 21UX (still can’t believe it … WOW!) and am curious to know what functions you’ve assigned the buttons on the side of your Cintiq to do. I know this ranks up there with on which side of your mouth do you start brushing your teeth, but rookie Cintiqers want to know … at least this one does.

Zaz

Hey Den, was the sermon that boring, drawing at church, you’re awesome dude, how many times did your Karen elbow you in the ribs during this sketch?  But seriously, seeing your process is a great help for me on how you select your color choices. The second piece looks a little muddy and dark, but then you pull it out and come up with everything perfect at the end. Thanks Man

Jason Bourne

He looks like he might be a youth pastor from back in the day. Swanky..

Dennis Jones

…Dan… congratulations, you won’t be sorry! Ok, here’s how I set mine up. First I disabled all the controls on the right hand side because I kept accidentally hitting them (being right handed) and I could never figure out what had just happened when I did that… The slider button dealie underneath the buttons… I disabled that, too… I kept accidentally hitting it, also… Those top 2 buttons that are off by themselves I set up for eraser and brush… This is my setup for the block of buttons… the top one I have setup in multiple undo mode… the left button is my color picker… the top right middle button is brush size up and the one below it is brush size down… the button at the bottom is the hand/move… I usually start brushing my front teeth first, but then move to the left side after that… There are probably much better ways to set a Cintiq up, but this is what I’m doing…

Dennis Jones

…Zaz… the muddy under-painting is a more traditional approach to painting, probably from my background in painting with gouache… you paint up opaquely from dark to light, and this is one thing the painting digital deal is really good at…

Dan Lietha

Thanks for the info. I’ll try starting with my front teeth and see how I like it. 🙂 How’s your Cintiq glove? Do you still use the same one from quite a few blogs ago?

Dennis Jones

…I went to a camera shop and got some photo gloves… a much better solution than the jersey gloves I got at Walmart…

Doug Jones

what kind of toothpaste do you use on your Cintiq and what side do you start brushing it on first?

Don Jones

I started using the photo gloves when I play golf and haul hay. I wear two so I don’t get confused with Michael Jacksonian.

My Weekend Golf Expedition

August 18, 2008

MeGolfin

My youngest son Pete was in for a weekend visit, so we decided it should probably involve a little golf.

Pete destroyed me in golf all last summer. Of course, this could have been partially due to the fact that I don’t actually play golf and don’t own any clubs. Pete had put together a set for me to use consisting of an old bag, several ancient ladies blades (Mary Mills!) and a couple of drivers made out of wood. I would play with those and Pete would play with his expensive set of clubs. Pete, however, did not bring his clubs home with him, so we shared my clubs for our little golf outing.

I am nothing if not a snappy dresser and I wore my black hi-top Converse golfing shoes to the course. As I was waiting for Peter to tee off a little girl rode up to me on a bike, stopped, looked me up and down a couple of times and said, ”…do you know how to play golf?” I said, “ha ha ha, yes… kinda.” She continued to sit there on her bike, so I decided (being the adult in this conversation) I should probably say something else, so I said, ”…why, don’t I look like I know how to play golf, ha ha ha?” She looked me up and down again and said, ”…no”… so I said, ”…ha ha ha” which was the only witty reply I could think of. I walked away from her, teed up my ball and crushed a drive… right into the highway that runs along the first fairway and almost hit a passing car.

I did see that little girl again as we were approaching the clubhouse on the ninth hole, and I will confess that I was kinda aiming more for her than the pin, but that was only because I knew if I was aiming for her I could never hit her in a million years… probably.

The Comments

Zaz

Hey Den, I heard Tom Lynch is giving lessons in golf in between doing his water colors. Keep your head down and follow through. The dragon looks a little upset you didn’t hit him did you?

Doug Jones

didn’t you use your Cheap Joe Golden Fleece #2 putter? I’m sure you had an extra pair of pants in that golf bag… in case you got a hole in one…

Jason Bourne

The only golf I have ever done is at Putt-Putt Golf N Games… It was a good time, and now its just a memory…siigghhh

Don Jones

This post baffles me, Dennis … I can’t quite bring into congruency your clubs, attire, the dinosaurs, and the two pair of glasses… (sunglasses & reading.. must be for those close-up reading of the greens) I can’t come up with much here except to say MARY MILLS LADY BLADES ROCK! In fact, that’s what the golf ball probably FEELS like when you hit it with one of those… a rock.

Bernard

Once again, I stop by to see some art and I get….art! The art of comedy is way to good to pass up. I like the “Anchors Aweigh” look but you don’t strike me as the Gene Kelly type? Funny stuff!

Dennis Jones

…here’s the rest of the story …I never got within 15 strokes of Pete last summer, he always just creamed me… but this time when we were BOTH using MY crummy set of ladies clubs, I beat him by 9 strokes!

Don Jones

Oh, I feel Pete’s pain. This will take awhile to live down…

Jason Bourne

When you hit rock bottom the only way to go is back up… For Pete’s sake LOL.

Doug Jones

well… Pete is a numbers genius… keeps accurate records and all… I think Dennis cooked his books when Pete wasn’t looking…

Dennis Jones

…Pete pointed out to me that my score was really nothing to brag about so I pointed out to him that his score was 9 strokes worse than mine…

Doug Jones

were there any 8s involved in the score? they are LUCKY you know…

Dennis Jones

…no, nothing out of the ordinary here, Doug… well… unless you count the pink elephant…

Doug Jones

my last golf score was 2008… a VERY lucky number!

Don Jones

In the hacking golf community (Hit-A-House Tour) an 8 is known as a “snowman”.

Jason Bourne

I wish the show Eight is Enough was in reruns on TV. Ahhhh.. The good ol days.

Roballoo!

8 is enough? Meh. Brady Bunch FTW.

CinderElephant

August 21, 2008

Cinderelephant

So… “what’s this all about,” you ask? Well, it’s pretty much just your basic elephant standing on a background of brown swirlies with some type covering up the problematic dead space in the upper right hand corner… pretty standard stuff…

The Comments

Don Jones

Elly, Elly, big fat belly, Cinder Elephant. Had to bone up on this story this morning.

Dennis Jones

…there’s a story to this?

Doug Jones

has CinderElly been snorting watermellons?

Jason Bourne

Gnarly…Nothing like swirls to  brighten up your day.

Don Jones

I GOOGLED up CinderElephant and discovered a nice little story about a fat girl who liked sports and her two super skinny stepsisters.

Bernard

I like the art but a flesh colored Elephant? Dr. Suess would not approve.

Bernard

Hey, wait a minute here….now there are swirls in the flashing banner at the top of this blog? Now either you’ve gone swirl crazy or you’re using your brothers istock photo accounts again?

Don Jones

Swirl craziness + Dennis Jones Cintiq Illustrations = mighty fine art insanity.

Dennis Jones

…when the history books are written about the Jones Brothers blog site this will be referred to as Dennis’ swirly period…

Bernard

Hey I’m not trying to unionize the Brothers Jones blog or anything but has any of you visitors ( uh, that be everyone not named Jones ) noticed that the Jones boys get a nice bright namebar above their post while we get stuck to a drab, dry-wall looking color that is not even in most color palettes? I mean, I know I’m not a card carrying member of the Neopolitan Artist’s Guild but what’s with the bland pueter color? I would hate to see this evolve into a town meeting so howz about some love here? Can you give Keegan a ring and have him hit us with another shade of pale before my self esteem goes any lower? I know…you can repent and show some love right off, by having him program the blog to give every non-Jones a DIFFERENT color? Yes, that’s right I have just a little too much time on my hands don’t I? Just Goofin’ for some attention. I should get RED as a warning for long blog comments?

Dennis Jones

…HEY, BERNARD, THAT’S A REALLY GOOD IDEA. I’LL GET KEEGAN RIGHT ON THAT!

…pssst …doug …don …get the fire hoses ready …it looks like the peasants are revolting…

Don Jones

Bernard… get some decaf.

Dennis Jones

…yeesh, Don, that sounded a little harsh… of course, I did call our visitors peasants… so… hmmm.. I may have to wipe this page clean in case we’ve offended anybody and start all over…

Jason Bourne

Its all good. I’m a peasant of the Jones’ clan. Hang in there Bernard, we’re all for ya…

Bernard

Hey, don’t go getting politically correct on us now…besides I would rather be a pheasant in the house of Jones than a super star on a blog nobody visits! Don, I smash my own coffee beans with my pen tablet ( gotta use it for something )and mix them with socmo juice! Jason, you mispelled pheasant! Maybe Dennis can paint us a GREEN one? Buhhhaaaha! Ha! I’m here for thearpy because what else can we do now that paint fumes are becoming extinct?

Don Jones

Bernard, let me backtrack and apologize for my harsh sounding, caffeine induced retort. Your multi-colored comment box idea is a good one. Off to therapy…

Dennis Jones

Bike Repair Specialist

August 25, 2008

frog555

I bought an old 12-speed Schwinn bike a while back for twenty bucks. Unfortunately I discovered the chain regularly jumped off the sprocket when shifting. I took it to a bike repair place and was informed that I was looking at seventy dollars in parts and that didn’t include labor. I decided to fix that bike myself.

The front sprocket was the problem. It was all beat up and bent and rubbing on the derailer, so I decided to remove it and replace it with a new one. I worked forever trying to remove the front drivetrain, but it would not come off, so I jumped to my tried and true last resort option. I took a hammer and tried to beat one of the peddles off. That did not work either.

I decided if I could not remove the damaged sprocket I would just have to repair it. I took a wrench and a hammer and beat the tar out of the teeth of that sprocket until I got every last one of them in line… sorta. That’s what you call fixing a bike old school.

I am happy to report that after repairing this bike I was able to ride it proudly around our neighborhood. It now has only four working speeds, two high and two low… but how many speeds do you really need on a twelve speed bike, anyway?

The Comments

Doug Jones

Well… along the same lines… we now have a recumbent bike that my father-in-law put hundreds of miles on. He can’t ride it anymore so it is now in my garage. I looked at it yesterday and decided with two new tires and tubes I’d be in business… like riding a bicycle in an easy chair…

Dennis Jones

…hey, those are expensive bikes… I would love to take one of those out for a spin sometime… kinda like driving a low-rider around town I’m guessing…

Don Jones

The latest two-wheeled contraption around our house is Janson’s electric Razor. Believe it or not, I tweeked it the other day and now the chain scrapes and makes noise. Nice job Daddy.

Jason Bourne

I need to get new wheels on my bike and attach a lot baloons to it so I could float around town.

Bernard

ahem…excuse me but did anyone notice that there is a “FROG” heading this blog? Oh, how stupid of me…a 6 year old knows that a really cool looking Frog stands for “Retro” bikes! Kinda makes me want a mountain dew. recumbent bike? Us peasants would never have been able to own one of those. I think?

Dennis Jones

…Bernard, back in 2005 when this blog first started, I tried really hard to make the text and pictures match up… as you can see, I have totally given up on that… a story about fixing a bike… hmm… here’s a picture of a frog… that’l do…

Dennis Jones

…hey Don… I was noticing the weight limit on those Razors is 220 lbs… you weren’t riding Janson’s Razor were you?? …is that why it the chain needed adjustment??

Doug Jones

BeRnaRdo… I am surprised that a veteran commenter like you has not caught on to the subtilties of this blog. Anything posted by us here, is totally AWESOME. That is a given. So instead of wasting much time saying “dittos” and “great awesomeness”… we spend our time talking about other things such as repairing bicycles. We leave the raving about the artworks to you guys… so get with it… rave a little… how bout them water drops?

Don Jones

I thought you might catch that weight limit notification. Yes, I have ridden it… a couple of times. It does not seem to ZIP around the driveway like it does with Janson riding it. The tires go flat when I step on it and you can almost hear the chain begging for relief.

Dennis Jones

…awesomeness ditto’s, Doug …first time commenter, long time reader… just wanted to say how much I liked the water drops in this picture…

Jason Bourne

Yup. The water drops are so cool. They kida make me thirsty.

Jason Bourne

Whoops…that should be “kinda”.

Bernard-O

Aghhh Man! What an awesome Frog! I’m going stark RAVE’n mad here looking at this art man. Dudes….what’s with the bike verbage? ….is that better?

Bernard-O

…wait a minute! First you call us peasants, now we’re just commenters. We can’t all keep up with the Jones you know? Man, I love this blog. No comment-blocking or deleting software here!

Doug Jones

note to KEEGAN… block this Bernardo guy… the sooner the better…

Bernard-O

Haaaaa…..my God, I’m gonna get fired here. My co-workers are telling me that nothing can be this funny and that I need to keep it down…and I have my own office ya’know. Where else are you gonna find: Not one but three artists, all brothers and all a complete riot to read and visit. I can’t take it no more. I’m done! …for today. Bye.

Abner

Doug, I second the block…geesh this dude is obnockious!

Doug Jones

Abner… are you Li’l?

Abner

Doug. I agreed with you that we should block this Bernard guy, why the quip on me? I come here here to see some digital artwork that may broaden my experience and help my students explore new ways of using color. Not to be insulted.

Bernard

Hey Abner, easy. It’s all good…I can take it! I got skin as thick as some of the Dino’s Dennis paints here. Sorry, if I offended you…what kind of students do you have? Frogs! Hey Jason, before you Christians go gathering a bunch of stakes and some kerosene, let me just say a Cintiq otta help me just fine!

Ralph

Man, something’s not right here. I’ve been in and out of schools for over 35 years and I never knew any teacher named Abner?

Bernard

35 years of school? How did you manage that Steve?

Steve

I’m a janitor.

Dennis Jones

…note to Keegan… block my comments… the sooner the better…

Doug Jones

Li’l Abner is what I cut my artisic teeth on back in the comic strips… Just wondered if you wuz the ONE! Liked them Shmoos too…

Doug Jones

we’re going for a record comment day here… now where were we… talking about frogs or bikes?…..

Bernard

I think we were discussing Don’s weight?

Jason Bourne

Speaking of weight… Does anyone know how much a full grown Humpback Whale weighs?

Bernard

I’d say as much as my old Chrysler?

Don Jones

I’m back from my Weight Watchers meeting… Looks like a missed quite a bit…

Dennis Jones

…I think I like red bikes the best… but blue ones are pretty nice, too…

Jason Bourne

That sounds about right.  What a wonder indeed…

Doug Jones

Den… tomorrow’s assignment is to post a sketch of a weasel and write about your lawn mower…

Dennis Jones

…awesomeness ditto’s, Doug…

Bernard

…er, uh Doug. excuse me but the the Wilkie Almanac clearly states on page 13 that the focal point ctitter for the topic on trimming the field ( what they had fer yards ah guess ) is a Catfish. So, if yer gonna talk about yer lawn mower it had best be a Fish. Better save the Weasel for any future topics on textiles.

Roballoo!

It’s funny how utterly anatomically incorrect your frog is and yet it is still very much a frog. I’m looking specifically at those kraz-ee spindly front legs. I recently did a drawing of an elephant for a birthday present. As I was sketching and gathering more photo reference the elephant began to lose his liveliness and became stiff and uninspired. MY lovely “art-director” wife wisely suggested I go back to my very first sketch and work from that. She was right and I was off and running. I’m rambling I guess just to ask how much does reference come to play in an image like this? Or did it just leap from your imagination so to speak.

Dennis Jones

…well, obviously there was absolutely no reference used in drawing this frog… (which is why the sketch of this frog was rejected by an editor), and that’s why it ended up here on Brother Jones in the first place…

Bernard

Dennis, I’m curious…what is the record for total amount of comments for one topic? I gotta leave for the day I must be part of something worthwhile before I go……………….

Don Jones

I was just going to ask the same thing… What is the record for blog comments? We need to get some of our BJ interns on this little project…

Turtle

August 27, 2008

turt

Yesterdays comments seemed to be teetering on the brink of disaster all afternoon, so… time for a new page. A turtle to slow things down and bring calm and serenity to this page.
…serenity now. …SERENITY NOW!

The Comments

Doug Jones

ZZZZZzzzzzzz…

Jason Bourne

Peace and joy and a happy turtle with a nice shell. SWELL!

Don Jones

What is your take on Hillary’s speech last night? Bill said she “knocked it out of the park.”

Dennis Jones

SERENITY NOW!

Bernard

Yeah Don, I’m sitting here barely able to type and even thinking of a no comment since It’s so peaceful and all…THEN YOU GO AND MENTION HILLARY!!!!!!!!

Bernard

by the way, this Turtle really seems pleasant. Kinda peaceful and friendly…something Abner would like?

Dennis Jones

…serenity now …serenity now…

Jason Bourne

Serenity now,insanity later. LOL

 Bernard

Hey, I guess with all this serenity, everyone is still sleeping?

Jason Bourne

And maybe buying some Colts attire and other merchandise…

Don Jones

I am here to report that Dennis has officially left the premises… that would be Indiana. Last I heard, he was setting up some board game… in Oklahoma… in a hospital… wha?

Bernard

thanks Don, you must have your Brother’s back?

Bernard

Well, looks like Dennis has taken a 4-day weekend instead just the 3 days like us peasants only got?

Doug Jones

You got 3 days off?! I only got 2… and one of those was a plumbing repair day… so make that one. I assume Den is on his way home after a family medical emergency took him to another state…

Bernard

Ooh, sorry…better watch my humor here. Hope everything is okay.

Doug Jones

I think things are fine. A bit of an inside plumbing problem with an appendix.

Doug Jones

CAR FIFTY FOUR WHERE ARRRRE YOUUUUU…..?