Hot Dog

August 29, 2005

Dogs

While in Romania this summer I couldn’t help but notice that there were an awful lot of dogs… everywhere.

Instead of taking pictures of people, I took pictures of dogs. I seem to have lost most of my dog shots but here are a few.

This leads me to the point of this journal. Don Jones is the proud new owner of not one, but TWO DOGS! And these are not small breed dogs… I would guesstimate them to be hundred pounders when full grown. Congratulations Don. This is sure to make great journal posting material in the very near future.

The Comments

Don Jones

These dogs are scary and therefore I won’t be returning to this page.

Doug Jones

I agree… they all seem to be saying “what are YOU lookin’ at?… you lookin’ at me?”

Dennis Jones

yes… the trick here was to snap the picture and then quickly get your leg outa the way before they took a chunk out of it…

Don Jones

AYYYIEEE! I thought I would check the Den Journal and the scary, deceptive, killer-friendly dogs are still here! Reminds me of the time Doug was petting the neighbor’s weiner dog. I get my courage to go up and pet it as well and the thing jumps on me and bites me in the thigh. I had jeans on and it didn’t break the skin but boy did it SCARE the dickens out of me.

Dennis Jones

…ah yes, the scary wiener dog… you certainly would not want to turn your back on one of those vicious beasts…

Doug Jones

reminds me of that great line from Pink Panther… “Does your little doogie bite?”

Dennis Jones

…did you see where Steve Martin is going to be Cluesou in the new Pink Panther movies?

Don Jones

yes of course… we meet again.

Don Jones

These dogs are killin’ me.

Dennis Jones

…well, if you enjoyed them today you will enjoy them again tomorrow because I’ve got nothing new to post…

Doug Jones

I’d like to see that gourd garden again, myself.

Dennis Jones

…ok… I’ll go outside now and take a picture…

Banshee

I am noticing only three colors in the comments section here… Hey you guys might find this interesting: conanvsbear.comA strategically placed web address might pull more visitors… FOWA: week of 4-10-05 Sometimes I forget to visit brotherjones.com… when I come back, it is the same nonsense that brought me there in the first place.

Dennis Jones

…good thinkin’, Banshee… thats what we pay you the big money for…

www.yahoo.com

Eric Nyberg

Yeah for Romanian dogs!! I think they would be so proud to be pictured on such a quailty web page!! Hope you both are doing great!

Dennis Jones

Hey Eric… good to hear from you! How did the rest of your east european bongo tour go?

Eric Nyberg

Quite well. I spent most of my time in Braila and Insurtsei but got to spend a day in Bucharest also. Between my world travels and my djembe’s, I think I deserve double stamped frequent flyer miles!

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Harvest Time 2005

November 11, 2005

KarenInGourdPatch

Karen and our dog, Moo, are currently in the Official Brother Jones Gourd Patch furiously harvesting the crop. A rough early count indicates approximately 350 gourds this season. The gourd patch has also yielded approximately 25 golf balls… Pete…

The Comments

Doug Jones

Really SLOW week here at brotherjonesdotcom. I was beginning to think you went back to Cincy to harass those pigs again. So, has Moo learned how to fold a shirt in two moves?

Dennis Jones

I have just been swamped with work this week… not much time to play at the Brother Jones… the big news is… tomorrow Karen and I are going to a big gourd festival in Goshen… I will take a camera and report back in on this excursion next week…

Don Jones

I remember MOO… the gazillion dollar dog… lookin’ good. (Dennis’ advice to us on dog ownership, ”(All ya gotta do is feed ‘em.)

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.

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…

Little Blue

June 20, 2007

BlueDog1

…sit, Blue, sit… good boy…

BlueDog2

…roll over, Blue, roll over… atta boy… good job…

BlueDog3

…whoa, come back here, Blue… uhm… good dog…

I got a new dog. I’m teaching him some tricks. He’s really smart. I think he has a diploma from SMSU. The good thing about Little Blue is that he’s such a low maintenance dog… which is pretty much what I’m looking for at this point in life.

The Comments

Doug Jones

I like that wooly texture on old Blue. He must have eaten a lot of that cheap, Chinese dog food to round off his teeth like that… How many hours did it take to make him?

Don Jones

I’d trade our high maintenance Lola on this little feller in a snap! I like that hot pink tongue.

Keegan Jones

Seriously, that is awesome. I’d buy one. Time to open up the Brother Jones chinese manufacturing plant.

Don Jones

I don’t think that is made out of socks. I suspect your lovely wife is missing a sweater or something.

Dennis Jones

…hey, I’m checking in from Grand Rapids, Michigan… NickJonesEverybody was up here filming some big hooha, so I drove up to see him and let him fix my laptop which I had kinda messed up… I also let him set up some FTP software I needed and then let him show me how it worked… after that I let him buy me dinner… and let him share his hotel room with me… man, when is that kid going to quit depending on me for everything…

Don Jones

That made me laugh… The Jones Brothers are pathetic… thankyouverymuch.

Doug Jones

It seems that the next generation Joneses are the Geek Squad for BrotherJones. it’s a good thing…

Don Jones

That is a correct analysis Ouglas. I am happy to report I lost my keys at work yesterday… After about an hour of searching i found them in an upper cabinet where I keep paper and books. Can you say early signs of dementia?

From the dementia website: Things to look for: Memory loss- Repeating the same thing over and over- Difficulty naming items- Losing things or getting lost more often (DING DING DING… we have a winner!) You may also see changes in the way they behave. These changes may become more pronounced with time. Your loved one may have a hard time with other tasks: Using the phone (I can’t figure them out anymore) Dressing appropriately ( I wear plaid and stripes together… is this a problem?) Planning or preparing meals (I have SlimFast with Ho Ho’s) Playing a game (You already know about my golf game…)

Dennis Jones

…I’m back from Michigan… while there I noticed a fabric store having a sale and found the thread I use for sock animals on sale for half price so I got five spools and went to the checkout counter where the lady says, “what do you do with all this upholstery thread?” and I said, “I sew up animals” and she said, “well, I guess you need pretty strong thread to do that”…

Don Jones

She thought you were a vet.

Doug Jones

Dennis fought in the big war…

Dennis Jones

…then I wandered into the Salvation Army Store across the street and asked the lady in there if they had any socks… she glanced around the store once and said, “I don’t know… I don’t work here”…

Don Jones

I’m telling you all, it’s dementia setting in.
I’m telling you all, it’s dementia setting in.

Dennis Jones

…then I went into a comic shop and found a comic I kinda liked but had never heard of before so I asked the guy running the store if he knew anything about this new comic and he said, “only that I don’t care for it at all”… oh… thanks so much for your help…

Roballoo

Did the Salvation Army Store have any ties? Great dogie btw, but does it prove you’ve been watching too many episodes of Blue’s Clues?

Jeff

I think we will someday see Dennis Jones Sock animals on Antique Roadshow.. This one will be from his “Blue Period” HA!

Dogger

August 27, 2007

Dogger

I’m still experimenting with coloring my sketchbook drawings with Photoshop. I’m trying to achieve a look that retains my pencil sketch and is not overworked with color. This one got pretty close to what I’m trying to accomplish.

The Comments

Don Jones

Excelencia, calidad, prestancia!

N.H.

That is interesting. He looks like he came right out of a animated caroon. Radical!!

Roballoo

I must concur with Bro. N.H. there. I’m a tad concerned about them there front legs. looks like they could snap at any moment!

Doug Jones

Although they may look fragile… I know for a fact that Dennis uses only the strongest combination of Kevlar and carbon steel on his doggie legs.

Dennis Jones

…that’s right, Dogger… I mean, Douger…

Don Jones

Nothin’ beats dog blogs.

Doug Jones

swanky dog blogs

Don Jones

swanky radical dog blogs…

Dogsperado

September 27, 2007

DogsperadoPic

If somebody outdraws you, smile and walk away… there’s plenty of time to look tough when you’re out of sight…

The Comments

Jason Bourne

Looks like a Colt Peacemaker strapped to his side…(swanky)

Doug Jones

heh.. heh… That also looks like an 1892 Winschnauzer rifle.

Dennis Jones

…actually that’s an exact replica of an 1894 model Winschnauzer rifle… but you were close…

Doug Jones

there’s gotta be a joke here somewhere…

Don Jones

I just wanted to wait and gets some space between my comment and Jason’s.

Dennis Jones

If I lived back in the wild west days, instead of carrying a six-gun in my holster, I’d carry a soldering iron. That way, if some smart-aleck cowboy said something like “Hey, look. He’s carrying a soldering iron!” and started laughing, and everybody else started laughing, I could just say, “That’s right, it’s a soldering iron. The soldering iron of justice.” Then everybody would get real quiet and ashamed, because they had made fun of the soldering iron of justice, and I could probably hit them up for a free drink. Jack Handy

Doug Jones

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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…

Swashbuckling Pirate Dog

October 30, 2008

piratedogpiratedog2

When all else fails, put a dog in a pirate suit… that pretty much works every time…

The Comments

Don Jones

YEs indeEd.. That works great. But the question is: Is that an auethenticl rendering of a diamond or an artistic simulation of a cubic zirconia?

Zaz

Good Morning Dennis, Just awesome! From the background to the highlights running across his pants to the way you Illustrated the hands. This only shows me that I need to draw a heck of alot more to gain an imagination like yours. Your style blows me away. “Hey”, my Dad used to wear a belt like that, it looks better on the Pirate Dog.

Don Jones

That pant highlight that Zaz is talking about makes them look polyester. I like that.

Dennis Jones

…Zaz, I guess you missed the point in my exhaustive blog post above… you don’t need no imagination… all ya gotta do is draw a dog… put him in pirate clothes…

Don Jones

You gotta learn to “read between the lines” Zaz… GOSH!

Dennis Jones

…if the dog in a pirate outfit doesn’t work, a bear in a medieval costume is usually a sure bet, too…

Doug Jones

Awesomeness dittos! This little dawg is mucho more fun to look at than that wood pile. Not that there is anything WRONG with your wood pile. I was actually thinking of endorsing a wood pile for president till SocMo threw his hat into the ring. …and Zazoo…. I see your problem… when I click on your name I am told I need a new browser…  what’s up with that?

Zaz

Sorry dougger, Not sure, I guess I’m a week act and the browser knows it. Hey den, I got what you were saying, I’m just saying your style is the best. It’s one thing with coming up with things it’s another thing to draw them life like but with a twist to them. Your work inspires me to do better. I’m new at all this but our Lord sure gave you a gift and whats good about you and your brothers is you work hard at it and you’re doing something with it.

Dennis Jones

…oh, I knew you got it, Zaz… I was just yanking your chain, trying to get a snarky response outa one of the brothers… always good to hear you chime in…

Don Jones

I don’t work hard at anything… except #10 Gravy Bowls for $3.30 at Hardees.

Dennis Jones

…ya know, we had a Hardees here in town but it went out of business… and now you have gone and flung one powerful craving on me for a gravy bowl…

Doug Jones

sNaRk sNaRk

Don Jones

Hardeeeeeez just recently introduced the smaller version of their famous high quality Black Angus burger, which I highly recommend.

Jason Bourne

Rad. I like the ape. Angus is some great meat! Speaking of food, a Sloppy Joe would be nice one day again.

Doug Jones

Ok… so SWASH must mean JUMBO. So Swashbuckle translates to Jumbobuckle… which is what this doggie is wearing. I think this would be another great BrotherJones product. The Swashbuckle belt. To hold in those large tummies in the upcoming high calorie holiday eating season…

Dennis Jones

…Douger… check out the Facebook for a little surprise…

Bernard

Whoa, that’s what I git for not coming around for a while…a BIG “Lookitt Datt’! Off the planet! I love everybody’s style and techniques but Dennis your stuff is the Jim Thorpe of art for me. I came for the art but I stayed for the humor… you Smith boys are too funny!

Doug Jones

Thanks for the heads up… I check in at Facebook about once a month… if I remember… so how did you film this?

Dennis Jones

…Doug, that’s just jpegs loaded into iMovie with a song attached… I gave up on the screen capture thing… it seemed to bog my system down too much during the capture and I actually like how this turned out just about as much… I might experiment with it a bit more… it’s really pretty fun…

…BERNARD! Hey, have you got your new web site built yet? Let us know when you do so we can all come over and for a little visit…

Wha… ?

December 15, 2008

wha-

Wha… ?

The Comments

Doug Jones

Wha?

Bernard

Wha?

Zaz

wha?

Dennis Jones

Wha…?

Don Jones

Wha’s crackulatin’?

Dennis Jones

…ba bawa wha wha…?

Don Jones

Slow the whip down dawg, Nab Jones is right behind us!

Bernard

when you got wha, who needs online security?

The “Ripleys” Guy

Easy one! The left eyeball is bigger than the right one.

Bernard

Sorry, I meant to type wha…?-no wha? no wonder it didn’t redirect me to the secret artpage of the Bros. Jones underground vaults. This site is (basket) case sensitive.

Dennis Jones

…I don’t understand anything on this entire page… and I’m liking that…

Don Jones

Nab Jones is slang for the police.

Bernard

I don’t know about the police but I have not read any literary content this comprehensive since Howard the Duck!

Don Jones

Also, a whip is a car…

Dennis Jones

…the Brother Jones word for the day…

…AVANT-GARDE – pushing the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or status quo…

Don Jones

I’m gonna jump in the whip and outrun Nab Jones on the old icy trip to my crib. out dog.

Bernard

…this blog is going to the dogs.