Hockey Talk 06/26

June 26, 2006

HockeyBuddies

…just a friendly game of hockey…

Only one undefeated team was left in our hockey league, the mighty Puckhogs, and we had to play them last Friday night.

It was a tight game and somewhere in the second period while changing lines the puck zipped by me as I came out for my shift. Two of our guys snagged it and headed for the net. I jumped in behind them as a trailer, a risky move for me because I am a defenseman, but it gave us a 3 on 1 break. Unfortunately, we did not bury the puck in the net, it popped out, the other team grabbed it and roared back towards our net.

This was not a good thing. I had gambled as a defenseman, it had not paid off, I was totally out of position, and now the other team was working a 3 on 1 on us. I sprinted all the way back to the other end of the rink, they took a shot (which our goalie kicked to the corner), I swerved and headed for the puck.

At this point I had just used every ounce of strength I had to get back and had no energy left to stop… so I stopped by slamming (really hard) into the boards in the corner. My crash into the boards was so loud that everyone watching in the rink went… oooohh. Unfortunately, a guy from the opposing team who had the puck at the time got caught between me and the boards and the ref gave me a two minute penalty for roughing. Oh, well.

When the game was over I was talking to a couple of guys I knew on the opposing team. They said they did not see the play, but when they heard the huge crash in the corner, they just looked at each other, shook their heads and said, ”…we know who that was.”

…and they were right!

By the way… we won the game 3 to 2. HOO HOO!

The Comments

Don Jones

Man, that’s good stuff. Risks, board crashin’, out-of-control… sounds like your illustration style too! YOU”RE NUMBER ONE! YOU’RE NUMBER ONE!

Doug Jones

BAD refs! They should have given you a 5 minute penalty… then you could have rested more…

Cheran

Hoo Hoo? So does that mean that your name, “Water Maccasin Annihilation”, is bye owl? Congrats!

Dennis Jones

…that’s our dog, Moo, (in the picture) yucking it up with some stray cat…

Don Jones

This post made me do some scripture referencing… The verse from Proverbs makes this illustration that much better. Den, I bet you consider your opponent body-checks into the boards just friendly little induced wounds.

Dennis Jones

…absolutely, and I always try to apologize afterward just in case I hurt anyones feelings…

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Flying, uhm… Bird Guy…

May 29, 2008

flier

I don’t have any idea what this picture is all about. I drew it on the plane ride back from Baton Rogue. I don’t know what kind of creature this is or what he’s flying in, and I don’t particularly like the way the picture turned out… but staying true to the exceptionally high standards we set here at Brother Jones, it’s good enough for me to post today.

The Comments

Doug Jones

look, up in the sky… it’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s STEAMPUNK BIRD DUDE! I like it!

Bernard

Gee, I liked this piece until I read your own review! You must have had a bad seat on the plane, or worse…no peanuts with your drink? I do know what it is though. It’s a Pittsburgh Penguin getting the H, E, double hockey-sticks out of Detroit and back to the burg!

Dennis Jones

…yes, yes, I’m seeing it now… I had a revelation on the plane ride home that the Pittsburgh Penguins would fly home from Detroit down two games only to rise like a phoenix and smite the mighty Redwings in game three… yeh, that must have been what I was thinking… it’s all so clear to me now…

Don Jones

I caught some of that NHL Stanley Cup action last night. I must agree that this is definitely a Penguin… in leather. Steampunkin’…

Bernard

Ouch! Sarcasm doesn’t feel as good on the receiving end…all kidding aside I hope you can see that all I’m trying to do here is bug the greatest artist of all time into doing a Pittsburgh Penguin sketch! smile. you being a hockey player/fan and all. more smiling. Sincerely, Justin Brownozer

Jason Bourne

Swanky by far. I love this, its like walking through the jungle, you never know what you will see.

Don Jones

pork.

Dennis Jones

Bernard

Yikes! I guess I should be careful of what I ask for…judging by this little guy’s expression I sure hope this is not a prophetic illustration. Thanks Dennis! I’m typeless.

Doug Jones

puke… er… poke…

Doug Jones

we lost Locke on Lost?

Don

Locke had way too much color in his face to be dead. I say he was napping.

Dennis Jones

…yes, I agree… that was a flash back to a flash forward of Locke napping in real time right before he flashes back to the flash forward future… quite simple if you think about it…

Dennis Jones

…Bernard, I’ll get a hockey player done for ya, but this month is going to be tough, so it might be later on in the summer…

Doug Jones

Den… just flash yourself forward and do the hockey player… doesn’t time travel simplify things?

Dennis Jones

…the electo-magnetic field in the bunker under my house is on the fritz again so the time travel thing just isn’t working for me right now…

Doug Jones

I just put on my heavy coat and went down a deep tunnel to a large frozen wheel that I turned. Then my house disappeared. I hate when that happens…

Dennis Jones

…did you hear whispering as you were turning the big wheel… that was me time traveling by… I said hey…

Doug Jones

That was you? I think you dropped a coconut as you went by…

Bernard

…Lol! you guys are so funny I can’t remember if I’m here for the art or the jokes! And it’s all FREE! Except that penguin art. Send me a bill with an autographed ( hologram verified ) and I’ll be happy to pay it. er…do you barter?

Don Jones

I believe Jin turned into shark chum.

Dennis Jones

…I don’t remember losing a coconut, but I am missing a Mounds bar… is that what you’re talking about?

Doug Jones

If you’re missing a Mounds bar, I’d check Hurley’s pockets….

Dennis Jones

…that’s a good idea… nothing goes better with a 15 year old sack of crackers than a Mounds bar…

brett

Thats great!I like him.How did you put that penguin online on your comments? That would be awesome.

Dennis Jones

Brett, thats html code stuff… the code is…

…but you have to have your picture published on the internet somewhere first and be able to snag it’s info in order to insert it into the code…

Dennis Jones

…oops …I wrote the code for you and it published a nothing… oh, well…