Olympic Hockey Sunday

March 1, 2010

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…ok, so the youth minister at my church says this Sunday the youth Sunday School lesson is on Ephesians 6 so Dennis why don’t you wear all your goaltender stuff and we’ll let the kids shoot at you and we’ll compare the goaltender gear to the armor of God and have a really good object lesson with it so I say ok and for the grand finale he will throw a hockey puck at me but it will bounce off harmlessly because I’m wearing my “armor” so we get the “wear the armor of God” point into the lesson and he takes the puck while standing about 7 feet away and slings it at me with a baseball windup and I’m thinking he’s going to throw at my chest or legs where I obviously have the most padding but he throws at my head instead and in all my years of playing hockey I have never taken a harder blow to the head than that as evidenced by the fact that it took a chunk out of the cage and crushed the padded goaltender helmet into my nose and cut it so that as I was talking to the kids about how crazy a person would have to be to do something like that without the “helmet of salvation” on blood was trickling down my nose and I’m not really sure if they got the point we were trying to make but I’m pretty sure they will never forget Olympic Hockey Sunday…

The Comments

The “Ripleys” Guy

No doubt, your reward will be in heaven for that sacrifice! Is there any way to get a re-enactment for YouTube?

Doug Jones

That settles it… I’m sticking with curling…

Jeff

Bad move Doug, those rocks weigh in at like 30 something pounds. I’m speechless Dennis, I had to explain to Peggy why I wet my pants!!!

Doug Jones

I know for a fact that no youth minister is able to pick up a 30 pound stone… so I’m safe…

Don Jones

Object lessons are always better when blood is involved….

Dennis Jones

…there goes Mr. Doug trying to stir up trouble for me on my page again… I get into plenty all by myself, I don’t need any help thank you very much…

Nik

Thats by far the coolest hockey helmet in the world,now you need a football helmet like that

Dennis Jones

…Don, your comment reminded me of the time I slammed my arm through a plate glass window and almost cut it in off and as they were sewing me back together at the doctors office Doug turned green and started sliding down the wall and someone had to catch him… blood is always an attention grabber…

Jeff

Famous last words, “I don’t need a Helmet, We’re just doing some light warm up.” 8 stitches later, my hats dont fit to good anymore.

Dennis Jones

…Jeff, I would like for you to start a blog and just tell your old goaltender stories on it… you had some doozies I recall…

Jeff

You have the winner…I have NEVER had an open wound in church. I am sorry, I just chuckle like an idiot every time I think about it.

Jeff

“I’m just Reffin a kids game, what do I need a cup for?”

Don Jones

I found myself looking at these pictures and softly humming “Power in the Blood.”

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A Tough Old Cowboy

March 3, 2010

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A tough old cowboy told his grandson that if he wanted to live a long life, the secret was to sprinkle a pinch of gun powder on his oatmeal every morning.

The grandson did this religiously to the age of 103. When he died, he left 14 children, 30 grand-children, 45 great-grandchildren, 25 great-great grandchildren, and a 15 foot hole where the crematorium used to be.

The Comments

Jeff

Badda Bing……

Dennis Jones

…true story …I read about it on the internets…

Don Jones

Obviously, he was not a smoker… fantastic story/picture combo…

Jeff

He left quite an impression on his home town..

Dennis Jones

…holy smokes!

Doug Jones

ka zinga…

Nik

Badda-Bing,Badda-Boom!

Don Jones

I have found a pinch of Folgers coffee grounds between cheek and gum provides many hours of productivity and bad breath.

Dennis Jones

…hey, I just did a blast from the past. I cut up a couple of bananas, put them in a bowl with a little sugar and milk and had them for desert. Mom used to get us to eat bananas that way when we were growing up. I haven’t done that for decades…

Doug Jones

all you are missing is the Cheerios…

Dennis Jones

…I was walking through Walmart the other day and they had a big display of CHOCOLATE Cheerios and I bought me a box… but I wouldn’t want you to think I am an impulse buyer… I probably wanted those when I walked in and just didn’t know it…

Don Jones

That’s MONKEY CEREAL MAN! I too indulge in the liquified bowl of banana utopia on occasion… I chase it all down with a shot of IBC root beer for good measure.

Dennis Jones

…ha! …monkey cereal. So that’s what it’s called?!

Doug Jones

Ah… remember the good old days when you could entertain your kids by just putting some Cheerios in the floor? Them days are LONG gone…

Don Jones

I coined that Monkey cereal branding phrase. It’s the Folger’s “pinch” doing the thinking…

Dennis Jones

…Karen’s always tossing Cheerios on the floor for me to… hey, now wait just a minute here!?..

Rondell Jenkins

That horse look like he hawngry for some water!

Jeff

I see Sockmo thrown into yet another advertizing campaign.

Church Art Assignment

March 8, 2010

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…so I’m at church yesterday and a kid comes up and hands me two pictures that he and his little brother have drawn and informs me that they want me to redraw their pictures with those big muscle men that I do… so I did a little sketch on the bottom of each of their pages for them… you never know what’s going to happen at church…

The Comments

Jeff

And you know they think you are the coolest guy on the planet… It seems a lot of your work comes from “note taking” in church..

Don Jones

I’d like to see your drawings colorized by those kids. A fantastic drawing ministry you got going there…

Doug Jones

fun stuff here! … and you KNOW they will be looking for you next week, right?

Nik

The imagination at its best! Awesome!!

Dennis Jones

…I’m afraid my cover has been blown at church… seems the peeps know what I’m up to these days…

Jeff

I seem to remember your Exhaustive Note taking from ( II Kings) I believe leading to a Bear drawing..

Jeff

I will say though, child #1 nailed the 3-D inset of the eyes..

Dennis Jones

…Sundays sermon was on John 10 The Good Shepherd, but these guys don’t look like very good shepherds to me… kinda creepy scary shepherds if anything… that’s what you get when you use any kind of a committee to create something…

Doug Jones

my favorite part are those green shoes the first guy is wearing. Can you buy those at Parker’s Shoe Store?

Dennis Jones

…I think those must be a pair of those spiked aerator shoes you wear to mow your yard and punch holes in the soil with… they look like they are grass stained…

Don Jones

I like those red shoulder tassels… Bet they got that from the male figure skaters at the Olympics…

Doug Jones

I think you’re right, darlin’

Jeff

I wonder if the turf shoes come in a High top?

…mmmm, PopTarts!

March 10, 2010

PopTarts

…so I decided to treat myself to the delicious goodness of Frosted PopTarts this morning but the toaster decided to fight against me and all I got was a house full of smoke and these two things…

The Comments

Don Jones

WOw! What a big Birthday TREAT! What flavor were those? Are you sure you didn’t insert a couple of barbeque briquets?

Doug Jones

I look at these and my mouth salivates! I bet they would taste really good with a side of coffee pucks.

Zaz

Hey Den…next time try taking them out of the box before zapping them.
Did Karen have any comment regarding your culinary experience?

Dennis Jones

…did not even phase her… she’s been married to me so long that this sort of thing is nothing out of the ordinary…

Doug Jones

This is pretty much how I cook my eggs each morning.

Don Jones

I think those are served down in Louisiana – Blackened Strawberry Pop-Tarts. Them crazy Cajuns … and Hoosiers.

Dennis Jones

…it’s a hoosier take on cajun cooking….

Nik

LOL!!This is greatness!!!

Doug Jones

LOL… that stands for Loopity Loo… right?

Zaz

When I look at these babies I want to break into song….. What’s real yummy and taste good to what has Dennis cooked up for you, Cheese Cake, Carrot Cake, Pop Tarts too order on or maybe two.

Dennis Jones

…if I wasn’t so swamped with work right now I would put those lyrics to music and load it up on my Pure Volume site…

Don Jones

LOL Lots Of Lunch

Doug Jones

Leach On Leg

Giant Slayer

March 11, 2010

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…so what is he trying to say here? Something deeply philosophical? That cannot be because he’s shallower than a rainwater puddle. He must just be posting a piece of spot art he did somewhere along the line and slopping some type and a different background on it in a feeble attempt to keep himself out of trouble with the client who originally commissioned it… no sir, this is a completely different David than the one I did for you… that would be my guess about it, anyway…

The Comments

Don Jones

I agree totally, if you change a piece of art by around 5.7% then it’s a totally new piece. That’s in the U.S. constitution I think.

Dennis Jones

…the bill of rights to be specific…

Doug Jones

are there baby chicks in that bag of his?

Nik

Radical..love how the words look and the head band.

Dennis Jones

…there are baby chicks in his bag, Doug… he is trying to heroically save them from Brother Don’s Chicken Farm…

alan

are you still doing your characters by hand with digital bkg or are they all digital now?

Bennett’s Noah

March 16, 2010

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I got this picture from a six year old yesterday. His father said he liked his son’s version better than mine. I think I would have to agree! Good job, Bennett!

The Comments

Don Jones

Noah just never looked happier! After so many days on that stinkin’ ark, solid ground would make anyone declare “TOUCHDOWN!”

Jeff

Yup, Kid nailed it..

Doug Jones

That’s kinda how I looked when I got up this morning…

Jeff

If you read on about Noah after they landed, maybe this is Noah after the wine was ready…

Roballoo!

Wow. for six that looks pretty good. And that kid’s drawing isn’t half bad either 🙂

New Blog Site Experiment

March 19, 2010

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…ok, I’m looking at what my options are here because I’m not going to share a page with creepy spammers. Brother Jones was a custom, cutting edge blog site when it launched in 2005, but in computer years (much like dog years) that’s getting pretty old. Brother Jones has become increasingly more susceptible to spammers and there isn’t a whole lot the brothers can do about it (we aint exactly rocket scientists).

Would some of you help me as I experiment with a couple of things? Could you please go over to this new Dennis Jones page and leave a few comments on that site here and there so I can see how everything works on it. I would appreciate it. Thanks!

The Comments

The “Ripleys” Guy

Really like it! The only thing on a wide screen monitor it leaves a ton of empty space on the sides, maybe ad some very faint pencils sketches visible going outward. Very faint.

Jeff

Whatever keeps your blog going is great with me..