Mutant Gourds

October 25, 2005

MutantGourds

Every year we end up with mutant gourds. The top picture shows two strawberry gourds from last season. The first one is a normal five inch gourd and the second is a fifteen inch abnormality.

The other picture shows this seasons mutant. It is a basket gourd. They are supposed to be big, but this one is a monster. I put a baseball on top to give it some scale. I am guessing it probably weighs a couple of hundred pounds. I am guessing that because it is still green, mainly all water, and is so heavy that I cannot lift it off the ground.

Some people put bird baths in their yards to decorate with… but since this thing is too heavy to move, I guess it is going to have to be our new lawn ornament.

The Comments

Don Jones

woah… don’t hit that with your mower. I think this has the makings of a great Christmas present… I am preparing the slips of paper for the Christmas name exchange… Do you guys want any particular name? I’m presently taking special requests.

Dennis Jones

I would like to get Dennis’s name this year… and I want to get him something REALLY nice, Clark…

Don Jones

You got it… I suggest hitting the LIGER shoppe. They run specials every Friday: LIGER FRIDAY.

Doug Jones

If you cut the top off that big gourd and put a handle on it… it would make a coffee mug almost big enough for you in the mornings.

Dennis Jones

…and wouldn’t the coffee be just spectacular with that little hint of gourd taste in it… mmmm….

Doug Jones

Hazelnut flavor with gourd roughage… for that get up and go feeling in the morning! Hey, looks like the COLTS and the PREDATORS are both undefeated this year. Maybe they should play each other. I can see Peyton completing a slapshot into the end zone and getting an icing the football penalty.

Don Jones

They don’t hold a candle to your undefeated SCREAMIN’ SOCMONKEYS Doug. Wonder when Dennis is going to come calling on that Phlegm-Weasel side wager?

Doug Jones

The screamers took a hit this weekend… alas

Dennis Jones

Hey, Don… your crummy players cant even beat my loser, bottom feeding team of weasels… why would I want any of them? You can keep ‘em… I mean… I already have a team full of great players like Ricky Williams who has a combined 2 week rushing total of minus 3 yards… why would I want any of your losers like Priest Holmes and Shawn Alexander… I’m starting Ruben Droughns this weekend at running back and teaching those Boston Banshhees a lesson…

Betsy

The Brother Jones are working on drawing names for Christmas? The Sister Jones will be so excited!

Dennis Jones

…were working on WHAT?… I must not have received the inner office memo this morning…

Dennis Jones

Here are my suggestions for Christmas 2005 in Mtn Grove…

After everyone arrives we start immediately with the annual “Airing Of Grievances”… during this time we share with family and friends all the ways they have disappointed us over the past year…

We follow the “Airing Of Grievances” with the popular “Feats Of Strength” where the head of each household tests his/her strength with another family member.

Then we can open our gifts which have been carefully placed under the holiday aluminum pole…

(I am aware this may need some tweaking, but we have to start somewhere)…

Don Jones

Dennis, I like your thinking here. Get the negativity out of the way so we can proceed to the true meaning of the holidays… eating. Will you be bringing anything good to eat this year? I’m sure the sugar cookies will be in abundance along with a wide assortment of fudge and pie. I’m digging out my James Taylor Christmas today…

Betsy

Yes! A Festivus for the rest of us!!!

Don Jones

B.Y.O.A Bring Your Own Anesthetist

Betsy

I’ll see if I can round one up somewhere. We’ll definitely need one for all the back pain people will have after the feats of strength!

Dennis Jones

Betsy… a donation has been made in your name to the Human Fund.

Don Jones

Betsy I paid $89.95 and had a star named and registered for you. The Ellett. It’s in the fourth galaxy just a little left of the North Star. On a clear night you still can’t see it. Enjoy.

Dennis Jones

…hey, thats not a bad gift idea, Don… maybe I’ll get a couple of those for my boys this Christmas…

Betsy

Woohoo! Money for People and a star I can’t see. I’m just raking it in today!

Don Jones

I can already see these in the western sky The Nickstar and Pete’s Precious Guiding Light.

Doug Jones

I’m bringing a great big bag of Cheetos with me and I will be trading it for some hits of Nitrous Oxide.

Don Jones

Great idear there Doug. Cheetos will get you a big hit of something… plus some orange fingers. Maybe we can all get knocked-out and do a Brother Jones podcast. I doubt if our audience could tell any difference.

Doug Jones

podcast…. PODCAST! That’s what Dennis should do with that mega-gourd. Have a gourdcast. See how far you can lob it on live podcasting internet radio! Grab that laptop and hit the road to Huntington, Don. …. and listen to the Monkeys on the way…

Don Jones

Don’t tempt me. If I didn’t have my monthly haircut scheduled… I’d be gone. Plus, I have to pick Lola up from the Vet today.

Betsy

I’m thinking that donations to the Human Fund and the naming of stars would be great prizes for the annual Dube Bridge game.

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Christmas Vacation

December 15, 2005

ChristmasVacation

Its time for the Annual Brother Jones Christmas Vacation report.

Karen had me string up a bunch of lights on the front porch. They looked beautiful for about ten seconds then something popped and they quit. I had to call an electrician to come out and replace two outdoor sockets. So far, so good.

One of our bathroom stools decided it would start running continuously. If it had been any other stool in the house I would have been able to ignore it and hope it would somehow miraculously heal itself, but since it was the one right next to my studio I could not. I replaced the gasket myself, but it took me half a day to do it.

My internet service has been on and off all month. An email finally snuck thru and it was from Keegan telling me my brand new DJ-ART website was gone for some reason and he was going to have to rebuild it. Somehow that one did miraculously heal itself.

A coyote took a chunk out of my dogs hind leg.

Last night I was taking a shower and the lights went out, then they came back on, and then they flickered several times. I later discovered that all this surging power had fried one of my Direct TV boxes. I was blessed to have the opportunity to purchase another one of those last evening.

The weather forecast is predicting blizzard like conditions for the exact days we are going to be traveling during the holidays.

And, last but not least when I tried to post this journal article today I got the dreaded FATAL ERROR message on my computer screen which means this fine epistle may never see the light of day

but

HEY, KIDS, I HEARD ON THE NEWS THAT AN AIRLINE PILOT SPOTTED SANTA’S SLEIGH ON IT’S WAY IN FROM NEW YORK CITY!

You serious, Clark?

The Comments

Doug Jones

my, my… somehow my life appears to be pretty good… in comparison… I feel much better now… hey Clark, since we won’t see you Christmas, go to your local WalMart and pick out a present for yourself… something REAL NICE!

Don Jones

Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead? Eddie: Naw, I’m doing just fine, Clark.

Dennis Jones

Eddie: You surprised to see us, Clark?

Clark: Oh, Eddie… If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn’t be more surprised than I am now.

Doug Jones

OK… you made me laugh… why is this still so funny when I have heard it 3 brazilian times before?

Doug (not Jones)

Subject: Jelly of the month club- Eddie: “Clark, it’s the gift that keeps on giving all year long.”

Nick Jones Everybody

Clark: my cousin eddy’s heart’s bigger then his brain. Eddy: I appreciate that clark -Hallelujah… where’s the Tylenol…

Dennis Jones

Clark: My cousin in-law, whose heart is bigger than his brain…

Eddie: I appreciate that, Clark.

Dennis Jones

…well, that was interesting… Nick and I posted the same thing at exactly the same time…

Don Jones

do do do doooo… do do do dooo… That’s a little Twilight Zone background music for the Nick and Dennis identical comments.

Dennis Jones

Bethany: Is your house on fire, Clark? Clark: No, Aunt Bethany, those are the Christmas lights

Doug (not Jones)

Clark: Whats that sound? Eddie: Thats just snots yaking up a turkey bone, don’t worry about him, he’ll be alright.

Dennis Jones

Clark: We’re kicking off our fun old fashion family Christmas by heading out into the country in the old front-wheel drive sleigh to embrace the frosty majesty of the winter landscape and select that most important of Christmas symbols.

Audrey: We’re not coming all the way out here just to get one of those stupid ties with Santa Clauses on it are we?

Clark: No, I have one of those at home.

Betsy

One of my favorites: Eddie: I don’t know if I oughta go sailin down no hill with nothin between the ground and my brains but a piece of government plastic. Clark: Do you really think it matters Eddie?

Dennis Jones

Eddie: It’s a good vehicle, ain’t it? But don’t you go falling in love with it now. Cause we’re taking it with us when we leave here next month.

[Clark chokes on egg-nog]

Roberto

Is anybody out there in America working right now, or just browsing the Bro Jones site & posting Christmas Vacation quotes? Clark: Well I’m gonna park the cars and get the suit cases, and well, I’ll be outside for the season.

Nick Jones Everybody

Russ: Dad, that tree wouldn’t fit in our yard! Clark: It’s not going in our yard, Russ, it’s going in our living room.

Dennis Jones

Art: The little lights are not twinkling.

Clark: I know Art and, thanks for noticing.

Roberto

Audrey: I hope nobody I know drives by and sees me standing in the yard staring at the house in my pajamas. Art: If they know your dad, they won’t think anything of it. The same thing could be said by my boys about me.

Banshee

I always liked how when he plugged in his Christmas lights, the whole city suffered a power drain. FOWA: week of 4-10-05

Don Jones

Here at the home we caught the television showing of this the other night… always good for a laugh.

mark davidson

The Queen of shopping graced me with her prescence and proved to me once again why she is the Queen! 21 hours of non stop shopping action was qwite a feat for someone of her age.

Queen of Shopping

Wow! I am pleased that I retain the title at my age. However, I can’t account for those alleged 21 hours. Maybe being stopped for a sobriety test erased my memory. What a joy, however, to spend time with fam at Christmas! DJ-art still rocks!!! (If only he had my little brother’s David Cassidy guitar he could REALLY rock!)

Pete Jones

thats awesome dude!

New Years Resolution

January 2, 2006

MoosShirt

…longtime family pet, Moo Jones, mugs for camera…

My New Years Resolution is to dress the family dog in funny clothing. This is our dog, Moo, sporting the brand new DJ-ART t-shirt she got for Christmas. From the look on her face she seems to be truly thrilled with her gift.

The Comments

Doug Jones

Moo has had a long and exciting life. She’s looking really snappy in that new T. The other dog’s in the ‘hood will be jealous!

Don Jones

It appears that Moo’s response to this DJ-ART tee shirt is somewhat similar to receiving a loud, gawdy Santa Clause Christmas tie. Is that pumpkin pie chunks dog food?

Dennis Jones

…ever since I put that t-shirt on Moo she gives me that disgusted look every time I step out the door… kinda the same look I get from most people that know me…

Megan Jones

Lola is really jealous!

Dennis Jones

Megan, I told your dad to get a dog t-shirt with a Brother Jones logo on it for Lola, but apparently he didn’t listen to his older brother… tsk, tsk…

Don Jones

I did pick up a 5-bone variety pack for Lola for the holidays. She discovered where I had them hid and tore right into them. Discriminating Consumer …What was your opinion on the quality of merchandise from Cafe Press?

Dennis Jones

I had never actually seen any Cafe Press stuff live and in person until I ordered a bunch of it in December… I was pleasantly surprised…

The merchandise itself is of good quality… the printing (especially on the ceramic things) was top notch… I received a mug with a broken handle, I called their toll free line and they shipped another one to me pronto and told me to keep the broken one to scoop dog food or pot a plant in, so their customer service is great…

The only thing I was a bit disappointed in was the t-shirt printing… the direct printing looks a bit washed out… it is not the high quality screen printing you would expect to buy in a department store… on the other hand, a department store wont make me one custom made, full color t-shirt for 10 or 12 bucks…

So in general I was very pleased with everything I received…

Doug Jones

Ah… that’s good to know… unfortunately I let my valuable coupons expire before I bought anything. How about buying a bunch more stuff and sending me another coupon… huh? huh?

Doug Jones

hey… just clicked on that wacky gourd on your sidebar. What a surprise! What’s up with that? This is worthy of a journal post I’d say…

Dennis Jones

…maybe tomorrow… maybe…

Don Jones

Yet another brilliant move for the brothers Jones! First we took over Caf Press with our multiple outlet stores … then Doug snuck into the eBlogger deal with SocMo and now Dennis’ Weasel Boy Solo Musical efforts are released to the masses! Infiltrating Pure Volume!! Our plan of World Wide Web domination is taking shape.

Dennis Jones

…a good time to insert the taking over the world, scary laugh…

bwWAA HA HA HA ha ha….

cheeriokid11

What better group of guys to take over the www! Love the work guys…brilliant…a big fan here and fellow artist…would love to meet you sometime. Friend of family from Siloam Springs, AR!

Dennis Jones

…we promise to run a benevolent dictatorship as soon as we take over… unless, of course, we dont… bwWAA HA HA HA ha ha…

Don Jones

I don’t really know what Dennis means there… but we would definitely dominate… A Krispy Kreme on every corner, a $10 iTunes card in every pocketbook, all for a mere 98 percent of your income in taxes.

King Konged

January 10, 2006

GorrillaBed

…before Christmas… after Christmas…

Christmas can be a tough time of year for an illustrator. In an effort NOT to work through the entire holiday season, I work like a maniac BEFORE the season starts, take the break off, and then work frantically to catch up AFTERWARDS. Interesting things can happen to art trapped in this time period.

One of my clients needed a picture of a gorilla sleeping in a bed. The top picture is the rough I sent in for approval before Christmas. During the holidays I saw King Kong. (that pretty much killed an entire afternoon) After returning home, I began the finish on this spot, but there seemed to be something missing now. What was it? Oh… my gorilla needed a girlfriend like King Kong had. So I added a dolly for my monkey.

Thanks to the holiday break I was able to add a missing element to this illustration.

The Comments

Doug Jones

I think you’re on to something here, Den. You should go see a movie before you finish each picture! … but I think you should stay away from that cowboy movie… not that there’s anything wrong with that….

Don Jones

Kong makes this King look like a twin.

Dennis Jones

…that reminds me… did either of you guys see a movie called “Straight Story”… about a guy that rides his lawn mower cross country?

Doug Jones

yeah… it was a real slooooow movie… but I liked it!

Doug Jones

are you doing a lawnmower illo now?

Dennis Jones

…no… but if I were I bet I would be able to add the missing element to the illustration…

Don Jones

If I recall he was going to see his brother.

Dennis Jones

….yes… it is a really slow movie about brothers riding mowers that kinda makes you feel good at the end… this should be the official movie of the Brother Jones web site…

Doug Jones

It would be more fitting if it was about slow brothers constantly destroying thier mowers…. We could relate to that.

Doug Jones

By the way… that’s a

cow

MOOOOOooooo….

Doug Jones

great gorilla pic, there.

Don Jones

Speaking or repaired mowers ironically… I just picked up the Sears CRAPSMAN last Saturday.. a hundred bucks worth of new parts and some air in the tires… she’s ready for a spring rock mulching party in the front yard. Still needs a new battery.

Dennis Jones

…I have two Sears riding mowers at this time… the old one that is REALLY torn up… and the new one that is only KINDA torn up…

Don Jones

That is REALLY KINDA funny. As we have cussed and discussed before, SEARS does do house calls. You may need a second mortgage but at least you can get the grass mowed a few more times.

Dennis Jones

I’m getting pretty tired of mowing down 3 acres of cow pasture every weekend… the only thing that has saved me is my Bose Noise Reduction Headphones…

Don Jones

You may want to try the Texas/Oklahoma remedy for mowing… grass fires. Simply torch it every other month. Also, may I suggest you use diesel fuel instead of gas. (You’ll hold on to your eyebrows.)

Dennis Jones

…burning can be enjoyable… last spring instead of pulling up and hauling off the dried out vines in the gourd patch we just burned em all off… a fun time was had by all…

Doug Jones

While you are burning off those old gourd vines, don’t forget to get your long hot dog sticks and make some toasted marshmallows and cowfish…. you can make a saMOOre BWA Haaaaa Haaaa………..

Dennis Jones

…I could invite the neighbors over for some as I accidentally burn down our neighborhood…

Don Jones

Nothing more enjoyable than a hot, scorchin’ S’mor marshmallow stringing across your chin as you watch the remaining embers of your torched home glow in the setting sun.

Dennis Jones

…didn’t this happen in Dougs neighborhood recently… I seem to remember one of his posts on this subject…

Don Jones

I believe Doug got away with that little bit of arson fun. Just kidding Doug… We all know you are a true-blooded Boy Scout. Scout’s honor. (or did you drop out of that?)

Doug Jones

I have advanced to the next level of scouting involving a recliner and juggling various remotes at the same time. Very demanding…. but a necessary skill for these modern times

Dennis Jones

I have one remote control that is supposed to be the king of all the other remote controls so that I dont have to juggle various remote controls… but I cant figure out how the king remote control works… so I too am mastering the fine art of juggling remotes…

Don Jones

I too have all those remotes to deal with: The T.V. remote; the DVD remote; the Sound System remote; the VHS remote… there is a remote possibility that one day I will get these figured out.

Don Jones

Did you ever get the Nick Jones podcast to download? Keeg checked and said it should be working.

Nick Jones Everybody

I can’t get it to work either…

Don Jones

Download that bad boy from iTunes. That should work.

Doug Jones

That was a pretty exciting game yesterday… but I could have written a better ending… Is there sackcloth and ashes around your house today?

gary locke

i have a cub cadette that i will put up against any lawn tractor in the arena of “no way on earth that thing will mow a lawn” category. Broken muffler adds to the effect once started.

My Online Christmas Card

December 10, 2006

ChristmasCard

…hand made especially for YOU…

Well, it looks like I’m not going to be able to get my custom made, Dennis Jones Christmas Cards in the mail on time again this year. Hey, who am I kidding… I’ve never sent a custom made, Dennis Jones Christmas Card in my life… but with the invention of the internet I am now able to send custom made, Dennis Jones Christmas Cards to people all over the world… even Arkansas!

Simply print the picture on this page out on your home computer, sign your name in the appropriate spot, and place it on your refrigerator with all the other legitimate Christmas Cards you received this year.

It’s my sincere wish that the custom made, Dennis Jones Christmas Card captures the same magic and colors of the season for you that it does for me…

…and I mean that specifically to YOU, _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ! …(please type your full name into the blank provided)

The Comments

Don Jones

The only thing missing from this unique and quality Christmas Card is typos.

Doug Jones

hmmm…. baseball and Christmas… what a natural combination… why didn’t I think of that?

Keegan Jones

Hahahaha! This comment is a Christmas gift. Print it out on a piece of paper, wrap it, and gently place it under your tree.

Dennis Jones

Keegan… done and done! …thanks for remembering me at Christmas time with this lovely gift…

roballoo

I’ve always enjoyed your hand lettering on your works o’ art, and have wondered for a while how it would translate into a font, but this here font seems to go quite well with the image.

Don Jones

You could have at least added reindeer antlers to that baseball helmet.

Doug Jones

I wuz thinking a red nose on the batter would be appropriate…

Paul Taylor

Dennis- Merry Christmas!! Why didn’t I think of that. each year I rush, run to Kinko’s, and then nearly pass out from licking all those stamps! Seriously, I know your art is mostly towards a spiritual approach, but have you ever thought about doing St. Nick and a Night Before Christmas book or even A Christmas Carol? If you did, I’d be first in line to buy it. Have a Merry Christmas! Paul

Dennis Jones

…thanks, Paul …and Don, the batter does have a red nose… it’s just very subtle…

Don Jones

Doug wanted the red nose… I wanted antlers.

Dennis Jones

…yes …but I wanted to tell YOU that specifically, Don… I don’t know why …I just did…

Doug Jones

Don… the antlers are under the helmet

Don Jones

I also want a white beard on this Weasel homer.

Doug Jones

yeah… and a red suit… get to work Den… chop chop!

Dennis Jones

…but everyone has a custom Christmas card with a fat guy with a white beard in a red suit with antlers… how many have a custom Christmas card with a fat baseball player with a fu manchu mustache and a “let’s gitter done” attitude?…

Don Jones

My card is came out beautifully. I have received many comments about it. It coordinates nicely with my Ball-O-Lights decoration.

Dennis Jones

…Don, I’ve noticed a lot more typos in your comments since you gave up coffee… just something you might want to consider…

Doug Jones

I’m thinking your card will be an odometer with twinkle lights around it… right?

Don Jones

Wishing you 200,000 Merry Christmaseseses! What gives on my speling?

Dennis Jones

…now THAT’S what I’m talkin’ about!

~

~ BONUS BROTHERJONES COVERAGE ~

(My last comment above was referring to my little brother Don’s page that I am reposting below)

~

December 14, 2006

Tiz the Seazon to be Jolly…

2006_12_14_DenXmasCardThe Christmas season for the Jones brothers is one which brings joy and happiness especially when it is time to get the daily mail. Even though the majority of our Christmas cards are addressed to “resident” there still are a few cards that are extra special and drive home the true meaning of Christmas. With the advent of digital technology, on-line Christmas cards have now become a quick and easy way to spread the holiday cheer and save the cost of postage. True to frugal form, Bubba Claus Dennis’ recent Christmas card offering was one which was unique and suitable for framing. If by chance you missed it, click over and print one for yourself and a friend.

The Comments

Dennis Jones

I sent you the extra large Christmas card!

Don Jones

Yes indeed… and it only used every ounce of my color cartridges to print out. Let’s see… that’s about a $39.45 cent Christmas card!!!

Dennis Jones

…here’s a Dennis Jones Christmas Card Seasonal Printing Tip for you, Don… toss that image on a flash stick, go down to Kinkos and make yourself an 8.5 X 11 card for around 99 cents… hey, treat yourself nice this holiday season and print yourself out two…

Don Jones

I much prefer the over-priced super sized version. “Spare no expense” for holiday items I always say.

Dennis Jones

…you know that print you are holding in your hands will be half price after Christmas…

Doug Jones

Don… head on over to my portfolio page… pick out an image… print it out… add the appropriate type and have yourself another card! you’re welcome…

Dennis Jones

…this online Christmas card stuff is so easy even a caveman could do it!

Doug Jones

I know at least one caveman that would be highly offended by that comment…

Dennis Jones

…you know that latest caveman commercial where he is in the airport and that quirky music is playing in the background… I liked that song so much I tracked it down on the internet and it is now on my heavy music rotation list…

Doug Jones

it’s amazing what you can do on the internets… …I’ll have to listen more closely next time that ad is on, I can’t recall that tune…

The Christmas Story

December 20, 2006

Page1

…experimenting with Comic Life software…

Here’s a last minute, inexpensive little Christmas gift idea for an artist to go out and… well… buy for themselves, because you know nobody else is going to buy it for you… Comic Life Software… 25 bucks!

This software allows you create panels, word balloons, text, titles, everything you need to create a custom comic book page. I bought a copy last summer and to learn it, I translated the first chapter of the Biblical book of Luke, (which is really, REALLY text heavy). It was a lot of fun and the program was very easy to master.

This would be the proper time of year to post what I came up with in my portfolio section, so I have. You can see all eight pages here.

The Comments

Don Jones

It’s a gift that keeps on givin’, Clark.

Doug Jones

for Christmas I want new eyes… I think I blew mine out trying to read all the fine print on these over in the portfolio

Don Jones

Magnifyin’ glasses for everybody! A great stocking stuffer.

Doug Jones

I like that headline type… what is it? Did you beef it up someway or is that how it comes?

Dennis Jones

…Pete and I spent the afternoon in Ft. Wayne… basically at the dollar theatre… movie, shopshop shop, another movie, home… talk about needing some new eyes…

…Doug, that headline type came with the program… not sure what it is called…

roballoo

Are these illustrations new just for this or are they from one of your other Bible illustration assignments adapted just for purpose. ComicLife is way cool. New Macs come with it preinstalled apparently. I too wish I could read the other sample pages. perhaps you could post them here just like Bro. Doug did for last weeks parade o’ pics.

Dennis Jones

…this is all original art… I was trying to figure out a method I could use to do a comic… what I ended up doing was laying out the page with all the text and balloons, then seeing how much room was left (and the space configurations inside each panel) and tried to do art that would fit into each individual panel… so I have a whole lot of little tiny art sitting around the studio from this exercise…

Cedric Hohnstadt

Remember the old Bible comic books from the 70’s? This is way better!

2006 Christmas Report

January 29, 2007

Xmas-2006-1

…Don, Doug and Dennis…

Xmas-2006-2

…tempers flair…

I must apologize for this very late filing of the Official 2006 Jones Family Christmas Report. I accidentally left my camera behind in Kansas City during the holidays and have only recently gotten it back.

The 2006 Jones Family Christmas started out innocently enough. With around thirty participants at the proceedings this year, we began the festivities by enjoying a fine meal together. Things quickly deteriorated into a vicious “who can make the best costume out of Christmas wrapping paper” competition.

Doug somehow weaseled out of participating in this with us. Don and I were not happy about this (as shown in the first picture). Tempers flared when Don’s crummy pirate costume won first place over my really cool super hero costume. Unfortunately, fisticuffs ensued… as usual.

All in all… just another typical Jones Family Christmas.

The Comments

Doug Jones

… and then we all played “catch the greased skunk”

Dennis Jones

…tarnation!

BernardFromTheYard

Hello Dennis, Your comic book background never seems to be too far away? Hey, could you email me the name of one or more publishers for your Bible books? Thanks, Bernard

roballoo

Hopefully you stopped here and didn’t try and put out a ‘wrap” album.

Dennis Jones

Bernard… the latest things I have done were with Zondervan… way earlier in time I did a bunch of books with Concordia…

RobalLOO… don’t be dissin’ my wrapping skills… I wrap under the name J-den-Z… don’t be hatin’ on us wrappers…

Don Jones

We were so close there in picture No. 1 to torturing Douglas. All that was missing was a plastic bag… and a telephone cord… and a switch blade. At least he does look terrified.

Doug Jones

you would be terrified too if YOU had a cardboard wrapping paper tube at YOUR throat! I am still having nightmares….

roballoo

Hey J-den-Z ~ I saw your Illustrated Bible in a drug store the other day – part of a Hallmark inspirational publishing display. Way cool to see it in retail-land and to go “I know that guy” – or at least, I comment on his blog.

Doug Jones

That reminds me, Roballoo… your blog commenting fees are due. Send ‘em in now for another fun year of posting comments.

BernardFromTheYard

I will have to take Yo wrappin’ skilz on your word…up! But yo artworks I can dig with my own eyes. Dares a pencil in da howz, ya!

BernardFromTheYard

Dennis, It’s Concordia! I found the books I was looking for! I first bought one ( The First Christmas ) back in the early to mid-nineties and just couldn’t find anymoore since. I hope you don’t mind my communicating off subject with you on your Blog…sinced you hold the record for the longest boom-a-rang emails. Wrappping It Up Now, BM

Dennis Jones

…yeh …I’m not so good on answering the emails so fast… but, hey, I want you to know I was head bobbin’ to the “pencil in da house” comment you made, Bernard… I was feelin’ it… yo, yo… word up… snap… dawg…

BernardFromTheYard

yeah you hearin’ me…yeah, dats what I’m talkin’ bout! Anybody messes wit my main dog I’m gonna Wacom! naw I’m saying?

BernardFromTheYard

Hey Dennis, Please tell me you’re working on ( or have already finished ) a cool Colts character for Monday morning?

Don Jones

I leave da Bro Jonz site for a few days and it turns into a gangsta rap type scene yo. My neck is draggin’ da bling and my tooth is capped in gode. Nasty D

BernardFromTheYard

Well Don, Better the gold in your teeth than a golden calf? Sounds like a modern day Moses deal to me. BFTY

Dan In Real Life

October 30, 2007

DanInRealLife

I come from a fairly large family, (six brothers and sisters) and when we all go home to see each other it’s always an interesting event. If you want to know what it looks like when all the Jones brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins and grand-kids get together for a holiday, go see the movie, “Dan In Real Life”. It’s a neat little movie and I left feeling like I had just attended a Jones Family Christmas.

The music in the movie was so good, Karen and I immediately went across the street to Walmart when it was over and bought the movie soundtrack. The music is all done by Sondre Lerche. I had never heard of him. He looks like he’s just a kid, (I think he’s from Norway or something). Try downloading his song “To Be Surprised” to get a feel for the music. I think I will have it playing in the background at the next Jones Family Hoo Ha.

The Comments

Doug Jones

Hey… I’ve been curious about this move… thanks for the thumbs up recommendation I also have to see Bee Movie. I saw Seinfeld on a little commercial for the show singing the song from Super Chicken and now I can’t get it out of my head…

Dennis Jones

…there was a trailer for the Bee Movie at Dan In Real Life and the dialogue sounded pretty clever….

Jason Bourne

I might see Bee Movie too. I really want to see Dr.Suess’ Horton Hears a Who. Thats going to be sooo awesome.

Don Jones

Do you journey up to Fort Wayne to attend movies?

Dennis Jones

…we did on this one…

Don Jones

Speaking of new music, after reading in the USA Today that The Eagles had a new CD out today … available only at Wal-Marts… I navigated over and picked it up. 20 Tracks… at least it has quantity.

Doug Jones

If you want good music, just go HERE and listen to the theme song.

Jason Bourne

Super Chicken,ahh, thats funny. Also try Muppet Matrix. If you want to burn some calories.

Doug Jones

Hey, we went to the movie yesterday afternoon. See what incredible influence you have! It was really good. So was the music. Didn’t go to Wally world for the soundtrack, but I do have a desire for some burned pancakes…

Dennis Jones

…doesn’t it kinda seem like you spent the weekend with those folks?

Doug Jones

Yeah… we need a big house in Mtn. Grove that is near the ocean. We could add some football to the game playing and also some brother punching. That would be fun.

Dennis Jones

…I noticed they substituted the dupe bridge game for some sort of crossword puzzle competition…

Doug Jones

yeah… that would make my brain swell. Marla could lead the morning exercise class…

Dennis Jones

…and I could watch from the back porch!

Doug Jones

I’ll be sleeping in with the washing machine…

Dennis Jones

…it would be nice to work Don into a little of that singing around the piano making fun of people we know kinda thing this year…

Doug Jones

this is a good set up, Den… roll out your punchline now…

Dennis Jones

…ok… there ya go… how’d ya like that?

Doug Jones

hmmm…. seemed like a good time to mention the bobbing for French Fries…

Don Jones

pretend this is being sung… “How ‘bout Uncle Melvin, hitched around by his thumb, Checkin’ out the Okie chicks, Good golly bum!”

Dennis Jones

…oh …yep, Doug, I see what you mean… that would have been much better than the disappearing magic trick I performed… it’s hard to interpret what’s actually being said on these comments sometimes… well… most of the time…

Doug Jones

bobbing for fries is one of our signature comedy schticks

Dennis Jones

…I know… it’s about the only good thing we have left… and I fumbled it all away… oh, the humanity of it all…

Don Jones

How was trick or treating in your neighborhood? Our neighbors were up to their old shenanigans… passing out meth to the little tricksters.

Dennis Jones

…we’ve lived out here for 7 or 8 years (more or less) and we have never had a trickertreater come to our door… ever… of course, we do always turn off all the house lights and play the scary Phantom Of The Opera song with loudspeakers from the front porch, but I don’t think that has anything to do with it…

Doug Jones

I had the porch light on and stood in the door a couple of times and watched as trickortreaters walked down the street and stopped at other houses but passed mine by. Not many visitors at all… I have LOTS of chocolate left over…

Dennis Jones

…we haven’t even bought Halloween candy in several years… and I’m pretty upset about that because I always got to eat it all…

Brown Dog

December 10, 2007

Dogthing

Hey, look! It’s a brown dog! Well, whattaya know about that! A brown dog! Yep, that’s a brown dog alright.
Ok, that’s about two lines of text, I’m done…

The Comments

Jason Bourne

That is a cool dog. It looks like an old photograph. Very unique…

Don Jones

Let’s talk weather Good lookin’ mutt… Chiefs are horrendous…

Shiro

You are such a talented dude! I wish I could draw like you!

Doug Jones

speaking of weather… today our high will be 74 degrees. really puts you in the Christmas mood. It’s all Algore’s fault…

Douger

December 12, 2007

GrnMonster

Little brother Don’s comment on yesterday’s post…

“I drew Dougs name for Christmas. Den, fix me up with something REAL nice for Douger.”

…cha CHING!

The Comments

Don Jones

He is going to absolutely love this little gift on the official Brother Jones Star registry.

Dennis Jones

…let’s keep this secret ‘till Christmas so Doug will be really surprised!

Jason Bourne

Neato freto! Most exuberant! Spalacious and excellenta! I need to learn how to do that.

Doug Jones

….huh… wha…? ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ…..

Doug Jones

I am listening to Christmas music on the radio as I work… IF I HEAR KENNY G ONE MORE TIME… I AM GOING BESERK!!!

Don Jones

The correct phrase is more like, “I’M GONNA PUKE!!” We’re already beserk.

Dennis Jones

…I’ll tell ya what you need to dial up to get into the Christmas mood, Doug… a little DENNY G and the WeaselBoys…

Jason Bourne

And watch those Christmas stop motion animated TV shows… Can’t go wrong there.