Monkeys, Marge… MONKEYS!

January 22, 2009

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…so Karen and I dropped into this Hindu place with a great big gold statue out front and rather than climb the six gazillion steps that led up the mountainside, we opted to snack on tea and curry in the restuarant that was there and I said, “this looks just like a place I saw on The Amazing Race” and the guy we were with said, “it is!”

As we were leaving I noticed some of the statues were moving, but they were not moving… it was monkeys… MONKEYS!!! …monkeys crawling all over the place! I sprinted over to them, jumped right into the middle of the action and started snapping pictures. Karen finally had to come over and drag me away.

The Comments

Terry Elliott

Dang, you guys have pretty cool restaurants in Indiana. I hope this Hindu place goes national!

Don Jones

Karen and Dennis, I’m sorry to tell you but you’re the last to arrive in the humble and snowy cornfields of Huntington, Indiana. I’ve been striking the same pose as that hopped up Golden Thang-a-majigger. It’s obvious he has a strained lower abdomen. Am I late for the meeting?

Dennis Jones

…the meeting is over on your page Don, but as acting commissioner, you have to call it to order…

Don Jones

I’ve requested the attendance of the good Doctor Tarr And Professor Fether.

Roballoo!

Didn’t climb the steps? You’re either wimpy or pretty smart. After studying the photo, I’ll opt for smart.

Roballoo!

I just realized, that’s one BIG statue. Yikes.

Dennis Jones

…lots of steps AND 90 plus degrees outside PLUS tons of humidity… I’ve personally always been a really big fan of air conditioning and soft chairs…

Doug Jones

I am glad to see that monkeys like Pringles! It gives me a warm feeling just knowing that.

Don Jones

That littl monkey has the best, well-groomed handle bar stache ever!

Dennis Jones

…do you remember seeing this place on Amazing Race? …it was the season with the beauty queens…

Doug Jones

did you count all those steps, Den? if not you have to go back and count them before you can check in…

Dennis Jones

…great googly-moogly…

Don Jones

MINKEY??? You said MINKEY!!! Clouseau: “Yes… a Chimpanzee Minkey”

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Panang Drawing Class

June 30, 2009

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I just got back from Panang, Malaysia where I presided over the 1st Annual How To Draw A Fish Like Dennis Jones Art Seminar. It was a long way to go for a ten minute art lesson, but well worth it as my wry sense of humor translated perfectly into the Asian culture (don’t let the questioning looks of these young seminar attendees fool you… they were laughing hilariously at my jokes on the inside… I guarantee it).

We did have some troublemakers from the United States that opened a bootleg fish t-shirt business in the back of the room during the class, but other than that, it all went pretty well.

The Comments

Doug Jones

I saw a guy in downtown Nashville selling these fish shirts… he was cleanin’ up!

Dennis Jones

…ok, that’s it, I’m sending them a Cease and Desist restraining order… what was the name of our lawyers again?

Don Jones

Before you know it, this Dennis Jones Fish Art Seminar will be available for purchase on DVD.

Dennis Jones

…they’re probably all over the Panang night market as we speak…

Jeff

I use the law offices of Dewey Cheatum and Howe.

Melon Head

July 7, 2009

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One night we were having a “cultural exchange” with the Malaysian people, so I decided to share a little Brother Jones culture by carving up one of the watermelons.

The Comments

Don Jones

I would’ve liked to have seen a big, bad butcher knife protruding out of the top of this old happy melon. Not sure what that would communicate to our Malaysian friends…

Doug Jones

so… you introduced our Malaysian friends to dremeling watermelons. Cool.

Jeff

At some point in the dinner, you had to split his noggin open and everybody share in eating the contents.. Not sure you will be on the Re-Invite list..Kinda cool looking though.. If Koolaide comes out with water mellon flavor you already have a spokesperson.

Dennis Jones

…yes, it was indeed sad (and a bit disturbing) when it came time to eat melon head…

Don Jones

The fine craftsmanship of your melon head in turn makes the fruit brain food.

Doug Jones

look…. actual comments happening on all pages!  a miracle!

Dennis Jones

…it’s a Festivus Day MIRACLE!

Don Jones

I can hardly believe it myself. We either must be underemployed or desperate for entertainment… OR BOTH!

Last Call For Pac Rim

July 9, 2009

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…monkeys and two interesting signs…

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…yep, that’s me… Mr. Dennis Spencer…

Ok, one last look at Malaysia, then I’ll start posting artwork again. I spoke at a university while there, but as you can see from the welcome sign, they got my name wrong. Rodney Dangerfield has NOTHIN’ on me. Of course, it was a pretty crummy speech, so I’m kinda glad my name wasn’t on it. The bumper sticker on the back of the van (What On Earth Am I Here For?) sounds like something you hear on a regular basis in the halls of the Brother Jones corporate office complex.

The Comments

Doug Jones

Oh Flitter! There are so many rules to follow in foreign lands, Mr. Spencer! I am glad I am here in the U.S. of Americas where I can wash my feets in the toilet anytime I want.

Zaz

and Urinate in bathrooms too.

Dennis Jones

…this is the land of the free and home of the brave enough to visit gas station bathrooms…

Don Jones

Did you have three points in that speech, Mr Spencer? Did you have any time to spend with that other woman? Mrs…Mrs JOOOONnnes… Mrs Jones, Mrs. Jones… Mrs…JJJJOOOONNNNES….

Doug Jones

I’m thinking those monkeys are like supercharged squirrels on steroids. Instead of just skampering over my roof and stealing my bird food, they would be getting into my car and taking joy rides, right?

Dennis Jones

…as we were walking around in the jungle the trees would just start boiling with monkey activity… we would run to that area to get a close up look, but the locals would kinda back slowly away from it… when you’re running toward monkeys and the locals are carefully backing away from monkeys, you know you are probably doing something wrong…

Jeff

The monkeys do come armed with some impressive teeth. Pretty sure they could put a dent or 2 in Mr. Spencers skin.

Don Jones

Did you pack any minkey repellent?

Jefe’

July 13, 2009

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…so I whipped up a quick sketch of a guy I was in Malaysia with who sports one tremendous mullet and I told him maybe I would slop a little color on it and post it up on the internet for the world to see… so I did…

The Comments

Don Jones

Jefe looks like he could be the poster child for the typical Brother Jones fan. I think the three brothers should grow mullets…

Doug Jones

we might need some help with the top part of that hairstyle…

Dennis Jones

…simple …we use coon-skin hats to supplement the top part, and work the tail into the back part of the mullet…

Don Jones

I believe ours would be considered, SKULLETS.

Doug Jones

I think I am going to start spelling my name this way: Doug’ Hmmm… it doesn’t look as cool as Jefe’

Dennis Jones

…Doug’ = DUG-AYE