Rocket Boys

March 30, 2005

Rocket-Boys

Several years ago I read a really great book named Rocket Boys. A few years later a movie was made from it called October Sky. The movie was good, but the book was special.

On one of my recent marathon road trips to Oklahoma and back, I pulled over to take a break and noticed a place that was selling library books for a buck apiece. Low and behold, there were two Rocket Boy companion books on the table. I didn’t know there were companion books. I snatched them up and got busy reading the first one, The Coalwood Way.

Sequels never seem to live up to the originals, but this one certainly did. It was like reading the next several chapters of the first book. I finished it and am currently plowing through the last one called Sky of Stone.

If you like to read, I would suggest these biographies of the life and times of Homer H. Hickam… Rocket Boy.

Not to be confused with Dennis G. Jones… Weasel Boy.

The Comments

Don Jones

Dennis You are a Homeboy Hick Man! Everyone knows us Jones boys don’t read a lick… Tell the truth, those was books on tape you purchased now wasn’t it? You gotta listen to something when you got mucho miles to travel and a dozen glazed orbs to ingest.

Dennis Jones

No those were NOT books on tape… they were REAL books… I propped one up on the steering wheel, had a donut on both thumbs, and read while driving back from SchoonerLand…

ABCizzle

October Sky re-arranged is Rocket Boys… if you wanted to know… (peace)

Dennis Jones

…thats pretty cool… is there a story behind that, or is it just an interesting oddity?

Doug Jones

Dang! I didn’t know Denny could read…

Dennis Jones

Sheesh!… you guys know I have a 9th grade diploma… whatta ya thinkin…

Doug Jones

Yeah, but I thought you got yours over the internet like I did.

Don Jones

I ordered myself a P.H.d for a mere $49.95. Should be here next week and I should be practicin’ by mid-April. RX R us.

Dennis Jones

$49.95… boy did you get ripped off… I got mine for $6.95 at Big Lots…

Dennis Jones

…it is exciting to see that soon I will be Podcasting… uhm… now is that where you bait your fishing hook with a bean of some sort?

Don Jones

That’s real close Den You get yourself a Radio Shack Mike-er-afone and plug it into a hole in your computer box and start talking. And make sure your talking in an entertaining fashion. It’s just that simple!

Dennis Jones

I’m sure my lightning fast DIAL UP connection will work real good with this…

Don Jones

You must save up and swap in that tin-can-string-system you got up there in Indie.

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Weasel Boys

April 1, 2005

RocketWeaselBoys

Several years ago I read a really great book named Weasel Boys”. A few years later a movie was made from it called Mtn Grove Nights”. The movie was good, but the book was special.

On one of my recent marathon road trips to Oklahoma and back, I pulled over to take a break and noticed a place that was selling library books for a buck apiece. Low and behold, there were two Weasel Boy companion books on the table. I didnt know there were companion books. I snatched them up and got busy reading the first one, The Mtn Grove Way.

Sequels never seem to live up to the originals, but this one certainly did. It was like reading the next several chapters of the first book. I finished it and am currently plowing through the last one called Weasels of Stone.

If you like to read, I would suggest these biographies of the life and times of Dennis G. Jones… Weasel Boy.

Not to be confused with Homer H. Hickam… Rocket Boy.

The Comments

Don Jones

IT WORKED! I was totally fooled Thought I was looking at the old journal entry from a few days ago… but ALACK and ALASS it’s new text and MORE. I will get these new Dennis G. books on tape as soon as the library purchases them.

the Lama

The Weasel Boys book is bound to be a Best Smeller.

Doug Jones

GOODGOLLYBUM! I took a quick look at this earlier today and didn’t notice the change. I did notice that there were no comments. I thought it was odd that Dennis would delete all the comments on this page, but just went on my way. slick job, Weaselboy!

Dennis Jones

I make a motion that we proclaim April Fools Day the OFFICIAL holiday of the BrotherJones web site… all in favor… do the weasel boy backhand to the forehead salute…

Don Jones

If that’s the case I’m going home for the holidaze. SALUTE and salutations

New Web Game

June 28, 2005

Pangolin

Play the fabulously exciting, educational and inspirational, brand new Brother Jones web game Real Or Make Believe.

You say it’s kind of simple? Well… we never claimed to be rocket scientists.

The Comments

Banshee

Hey Dennis, that game was kinda fun [simple minds, simple pleasures] I think there was only one I wasn’t sure about. I didn’t post answers, so as not to persuade anyone else who might want to click through the pics and play. FOWA: week of 4-10-05 Sometimes I forget what I am doing. When I come back to consciousness I find that I have combined antelopes and cheetahs in my drawings.

Don Jones

Those are fantastic! I’m pretty sure I’ve seen all those animals along the Arkansas roadways.

Doug Jones

… but they look a lot different FLAT!

Homer H. Hickam, Jr.

…well I AM a rocket scientist and I can’t do it!

Kyle Jones

I’m quite suprised the Liger didn’t make it in there, It seemed like a perfect fit. I mean, its pretty much the best animal ever.