Brother Jones News Center

April 21, 2006

NewsCenter

…live, local and breaking news at the top of each hour…

At Brother Jones News Center, when news breaks… we fix it.

Todays topic: Nutrition

New research, (supported by the Dairy Industry), shows that chocolate milk is just as effective as sports drinks, (like Gatorade), at helping athletes recover from strenuous exercise. As a finely conditioned athlete myself, I have personally switched to drinking only chocolate milk after workouts and have found this to, in fact, be true.

In further health news, it is being reported that Americans are not getting enough protein in their breakfasts any more. In an effort to remedy this in my own life, I have started adding gravy to my Cheerios in the morning.

On a totally unrelated note, I have been experiencing mysterious weight gain over the past few months. I am keeping a close eye on this crisis and will file a report on any breaking news as this situation develops.

The Comments

Doug Jones

…great reporting there, Den. Say, is that Katie Couric sitting next to you? I thot she was going over to CBS… but I guess your fringe bennys are better. All the chocolate milk you can drink and GRAVY!!

Don Jones

Do I smell bacon frying?

Dennis Jones

…mmmmmm …I’ll be back in a while… I’m headed for Crackerbarrel…

Jeff

After minutes of extensive research I concluded that if you eat all the right things, don’t have any bad habits, and jog 3 miles a day…When you die, you are much healthier than other dead people. Wheres the chocomoojuice?

Doug Jones

I’m really lovin’ your new studio there, Denny. Looks like BrotherJones Special Bonus Friday! Three new pages the same day! Woo Hoo!

Don Jones

The set is very warm and inviting. A good contrast to the harsh and provactive news reporting… especially by that little poker face monkey.

Don Jones

You’ve got a similar doo to Matt Lauer.

Dennis Jones

…I taught Matt Lauer everything he knows about news reporting…

Don Jones

I’m happy to report my concrete etching is now complete. With a second coat color change the job was a complete success. NOTE: Slate grey is in reality a Slate BLUE grey. Weathered concrete is the color of choice.

Dennis Jones

…glad to hear you got your job finished, Don… I am still trying to get my front porch railing painted… what a horrible thing this has turned out to be… a nightmare from which there is no escape…

Don Jones

Rail painting can be made worse with HIGH TEMPERATURES and lots of bugs. Have you considered finding a local Boy Scout troop in need of community service?

Doug Jones

I had a BAD experience once painting some wroght iron railing. That twisting metal will drive you crazy trying to paint. … you COULD get too busy to finish, and leave it for Pete to do when he comes home. think about it.

Dennis Jones

…Pete painting is a good idea, Doug… except that he is staying in Oklahoma this summer and working his two jobs… so I STILL have to finish this crummy painting job…

Don Jones

Can’t your lovely wife sling a little paint?

Dennis Jones

…when Karen gets home and sees the “Brother Jones” job I did on the front porch that might not be all she’s slinging…

Don Jones

Get yourself to Wal-Marts and buy a bouquet and some chocolates… and get some for Karen too.

Doug Jones

Why do I have the feeling you are out painting railings today?

Don Jones

I believe he had to go into town for more paint… but I’m thinking Dennis went WAY out of town… as in San Francisco or SOMEthing…

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Huntington Monkey Grams

February 15, 2007

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…a special delivery Monkey Gram…

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…custom made for Valentine’s Day…

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…a rigorous marketing campaign…

Have you ever noticed that every time a holiday rolls around you start hearing on the radio that a really great gift would be a Lobster Gram… or a Pajama Gram… or a Vermont Teddy Bear?

I was teasing my wife the other day telling her that with all the snow we had gotten I wasn’t sure whether her Pajama Gram would arrive in time for Valentines Day or not. She said, “Listen buddy, if I get a Pajama Gram for Valentines Day you’re toast.”

Good thing I got her a Huntington Monkey Gram instead.

The Comments

Dougaloo

I like those long, skinny arms and legs. SocMo would like for this guy to come over to play with him. You can send him along when you ship those unused chips and salsa to me…

Doug Jones

Hmmm… I seem to be going by the name Dougaloo now… just so you don’t get confused. DON”T send it to any other of those LOO guys…

Dennis Jones

…I have been studying SocMo and trying to figure out what gives him his attitude… I think I got it… it’s the sock hat… my next monkey is gettin’ a sock hat…

Doug Jones

of course it’s the hat! you wouldn’t send a sock monkey out in this weather without a had would ya?

Dennis Jones

…word on the street is Huntington Monkey Grams will soon be offering their “aLOO” line of monkeys which features the DougaLOO Salsa Monkey, the DonaLOO No Coffee Monkey and the beloved original, RobaLOO Snuggle Monkey…

Don Jones

There’s nothing on Valentine’s Day that says “I love you” more than a car load of green wood, some stale chips and salsa, and a handcrafted Huntington Monkey Gram! Good job DennyLOO.

Dennis Jones

…who wouldn’t be thrilled to receive an old sock for a Valentines Day present?

Don Jones

It’s thoughtful AND economical!

Skip to my Loo

what about me?

Roballoo

If you wait too long, skipping to the loo is not a good idea.

Trophy Rolls Into Town

March 19, 2007

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…the Indianapolis ColtMobile…

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…Hoosiers standing in line…

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…ready to rumble…

As their way of saying, “thank you Dennis for helping us win the Super Bowl this year”, the Colts brought the Lombardi Trophy to Huntington last Saturday. Hoosiers lined up for miles to get their picture taken next to the trophy. Since it looks pretty much exactly the same live as it looks on tv, I opted out of standing in line, jumped into the back of the gym, snapped a long distance shot and headed on home… before anyone could catch me and tell me I couldn’t do that. Yes, I suppose I could have made a grand entrance, gone to the head of the line and signed autographs, but I’m just not that kind of guy.

The Comments

Doug Jones

No wonder the Colts won. They have number 58, SocMo Jones playing for them. He is so BUFF! Unfortunately the Titans have Pacman Jones on their team. A total thug… giving us Joneses a bad name. Wanna trade?

Don Jones

I think I read that SocMo was the Colts franchise player this past year. Dennis Jones No. 4 on the other hand was traded… to the Raiders for a Chick-Filet $1 off coupon.

Doug Jones

… that made me laugh out loud… stop it, just stop it…

Don Jones

I bet Dennis went to the gym thinking they were passing out “Trophy Rolls” and coffee. Picked that up from the subliminal message in the blog headline…

Dennis Jones

…mmmm …trophy rolls…

Doug Jones

dang.. made me laugh again. twice in one day. new record.

Doug Jones

Hey… I was totally bummed out when Rob and Amber were eliminated from the Amazing Race last week. In fact, I am STILL bummed about it. Anyone else feel this way?

Don Jones

I missed last week and was surprised they had gone down. From the recap it looked like Rob sort of blew a gasket with that sign deal.

Doug Jones

Rob misspelled a word on the sign… and spelling counted. He never caught it. A very good lesson here for boys and girs… study those spelling words.

Don Jones

Spelling and grammer are so importunt.

Dennis Jones

…man… I buckle down, work non-stop, don’t check the web site for a while and the next thing I know I’m running a fan blog for the Amazing Race… which is fine with me… it was disappointing to see Rob and Amber mixed up in that nuclear bomb drone plane incident and have to be eliminated by Jack Bauer last week, but hey, that kind of thing will happen sometimes…

Logan Part Two

September 12, 2007

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Last night I took another swipe at this little sketch. It looks a bit more finished now. Nothing really ever has to be totally finished when it’s digital and just sitting inside your computer.

The Comments

Doug Jones

OK now… what is going on in the background? How’d you do that? l like it.

Dennis Jones

…those are just some free brushes I found on the internet somewhere and you use them like a stamp…

Doug Jones

Dang… I just spent hours and hours trying to duplicate that…

Don Jones

Do you get those brush stamps to stick by licking the mouse?

Jason Bourne

It gets better and better. Is that Darkwing Duck in the sketch book? I miss that show…

CIA

We have located Jason Bourne… turn on the SocMo bat light….

Roballoo

Nice how you carry the background colors as a reflection in Bro. Logan’s face (the bottom right side of his nose is a really good example of that.) Looks like this is from that movie: wolverine meets Little Shop of Horrors.

BattleCows Of Rohan

September 20, 2007

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Rohan was perhaps best known for their mighty war horses… but let’s not forget about their fearsome BattleCows.

The Comments

Doug Jones

hey… is this the famous interrupting cow in battle garb?

Dennis Jones

…why, yes it mmMMMMOOOOOOoooo!

Jason Bourne

I hope I don’t run into one of them in a dark ally…gulp!!!

Dennis Jones

Doug Jones

The Battle Cows of Rohan were udderly loyal to their fearless leader… SocMo the Great…

Dennis Jones

Dennis Jones

…I really wish this is what I had put on the shield in the first place, Doug…

…yesterday I was doing a job and it was basically just a guy in a tie pointing to a chalkboard… I made a pattern out of the “I GO Socmo” logo and made it the pattern on the tie, but then chickened out and deleted it…

Don Jones

“No guts… No glory.” “I hate cliches ‘like the plaque.’”

Dennis Jones

…now, Don… are you saying you hate cliches like the crusty hard stuff on your teeth? …or did you mean the plague? …because I suppose either one would work here… but I’ve never heard of hating something like the crust on your teeth before…

Socmo 2008

January 28, 2008

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My brother Doug may own the original, 1950’s retro-look Socmo, but I just got the brand new 2008 upgraded version…

The Comments

Doug Jones

FANTASTIC! I like how you got the flappy ears right. Did you make this while you were waiting in that French airport?

Jason Bourne

Outragously swanky!!!

Roballoo8

Way cool. I’m liking this cross pollination. Bro. Don is doing illustrations, Bro. Dennis is doing SocMo. what will Bro. Doug do next?

Don Jones

Roballoo, at Brother Jones we are continually trying to keep our 3 visitors on their toes.

Doug Jones

We have THREE visitors? since when?…

Don Jones

Since Mom quit reading our blog material.

Dennis Jones

…when we got home we discovered our refrigerator had quit working… what a mess to try to clean up… the only bright spot is… we got BRAND NEW FOOD! …hooHOO!

Doug Jones

it’s spooky how appliances always know when you are out of town…

Don Jones

Fresh food is always a plus. Nothing beats fresh Huntington Cheetos.

Roballoo

You have me concerned. I’m thinking of leaving my camcorder on when I am out just to see what my fridge is up to.

Super Duper Tuesday

March 4, 2008

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How long has this primary voting season been going on anyway? Indiana doesn’t vote until May. Doesn’t anybody want to know what us Hoosiers think about this deal? I not sure there will be anyone left to vote for by then. Lucky for me I’ll still be able to do a write in vote for my candidate… Socmo.

The Comments

Don Jones

This makes me feel like a true American. At the drop of the hanging chad, let the vote countin’ begin …

Doug Jones

I think that donkey has been listening to Hillary… he looks fried!

Don Jones

I had a strawberry/banana smoothie this past Friday … I noticed it came with a rather large straw but thought nothing more of it. I took a big, massive draw on the straw only to be immediately thrown into a painful, “brain-freeze” cranium lock-up. Demo Donk above, knows the feeling.

Jason Bourne

Wow! That is really cool. The flag is vibrant! The elephant looks a little worried.

jeff

Socmo in 2008 has a nice ring to it.. I have a $5.00 campaign contribution and 1 gallon of fabric softener where do I send it??

Dennis Jones

…I believe my brother Doug is Socmo’s official campaign manager… More on the Socmo bandwagon HERE!

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BELOW IS THE BROTHER DOUG BLOG PAGE I WAS REFERRING TO IN MY LAST COMMENT

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SocMo wins Caucus!

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the SocMo cake

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SocMo runs on the Moon Pie platform

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ahead in the polls!

Well, I received a surprise birthday dinner yesterday. I walked into the kitchen to find that my underdog candidate, SocMo, was taking Iowa by storm! Since my birthday was the same day as the Iowa caucus, that became the theme for my birthday this year.

As you can see, we had a SocMo cake! An excellent chocolate mint cake is under that special SocMo icing. We had delicious CORN chowder soup with outstanding CORNbread that would make those Iowans weep.

An outstanding day for me… and for our next president of the United States… SocMo!

The Comments

Dennis Jones

…a grassroots movement seems to be forming!

Don Jones

This is fantastic. SocMo icing, Moon Pies… you could’nt ask for anything more Douger. (Except for someone to help you get your pajamas on…)

Roballoo

Douger – an adjective. Hmmm. Will this be the word of the year at the close of 2008?

Don Jones

But the big question I have for SocMo… Does he support change? (A simple setup for some witty comments.)

Dennis Jones

…Doug, are you feeling left out because you didn’t get a new sketchbook for Christmas like Don and I did? …is that why you are boycotting putting comments on your Brother Jones page?…is it? huh? …is it??

Don Jones

Den, maybe we should go together and send Douger a belated b-present… I’ll round up some used copier paper out of the trash and staple it together for a sketchbook … you send him some chewed up golf pencils from Pete’s golf bag.

Dennis Jones

…done and done!

Doug Jones

I am underwhelmed by your thoughfulness! But I have LOTS of sketchbooks that need drawings. I’ll try to get something up here soon…
hang on….

Brother DonKey

October 27, 2008

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…yes, this is indeed a tribute to our little brother Don… and to a mule… brother DON-key… what next, a moving tribute to brother Doug and an indian boat? …a brother Dougout canoe…

The Comments

Don Jones

Oh thanks alot, Den … and this being an election year, folks will think I’m Democratic

Dennis Jones

…oh, sorry, ahem… yes, THIS is our OFFICIAL tribute to little brother Don… and an elephant… brother DON-ephant…

Don Jones

Well, I’m not sure if I feel any better with this attempt at a illustrative correction. You know I am sensitive about my weight…

Doug Jones

I don’t think this is a DONkey… it’s a COLT on his way to Nashville where he will get squashed by a a bunch of baby BLUE meanies….

Dennis Jones

…yep… this could be a really interesting game tonight… the Oilers are really good this year… I mean, the Titans…

Doug Jones

Nashville is really excited to be on the TeeVee tonight… they are painting everything blue around town…

Dennis Jones

…maybe they are painting things blue to welcome America’s Team… The Colts!

Dennis Jones

…I just spent all afternoon in Ft. Wayne… in the Mazda shop… and it looks like I’m going to be tagged for over $1700.00 on car repair… but I did get a spiffy new truck to drive around in as a loaner, so at least I have that going for me…

Doug Jones

Woo! that’s a mighty expensive oil change…

Dennis Jones

…ok, let’s review my last 24 hours… I’m presented with a major car bill, my internet goes out and is just now back on, I coughed coffee all over my Cintiq and the Colts lost last night… other than all that, everything is going perfectly!

Doug Jones

I think it’s time to move to Missouri. The Chefs need your help. Peyton already has his Super Bowl ring… time to help someone else. I hear they have good internets down in the Show Me state too….

Don Jones

The Cheeefz were thinking of calling up Daunte Culpepper… but apparently Duante does his own negotiating and didn’t get the deal done. The internets are solid down here in the Ozark hills. They run industrial strength netting from outhouse to outhouse.

Dennis Jones

Don Jones

These SocMo signs are EVERYwhere… except in my very own yard.

Down, But Not Out

December 2, 2009

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You never know what tomorrow holds. My SeeWithMe Wordless Bible got yanked off the market because the “wordless” concept didn’t really take hold like we thought it would… but then… just when you thought it was down for the count, it lifted itself up off the canvas, got back into the corner, the trainer threw some cold water into it’s face, added some text, and it jumped right back into the ring as the new and improved ReadWithMeForToddlers Bible… but the story was not over…

The ReadWithMeForToddlers is currently subdividing into several individual little story books. There are four paperbacks in the brand new “I Can Read” series with three more in the pipeline. They should hit the stores sometime in February. If you dig around on the Zondervan Website you can see some hi-rez images of the covers.

…Adrian …ADRIAAAAAAN!!!

The Comments

Don Jones

Woo woo! I purchased a new and improved Sans-a-Word Bible this past Saturday… the Bible sales lady said that the Dennis Jones books were her favorite. What is 1 + 4 ? Here goes nothing

Jeff

Cut me Mick!!!

Jeff

The answer is 3 Don.. Edumaction at its fineeest..

Nik

That’s cool how things work out.

Keegan Jones

Hey, I just bought the toddlers version off Amazon for a baby gift!

Dennis Jones

…Doug’s Nashville Titans… Den’s Indinaplis Coats… SCOREBOARD!

…it’s always a good idea to do your trash talkin’ AFTER the game has been played….

Nik

Colts and the Saints, it’s going to be interesting to watch

Jeff

I slept through the Longhorns until the last 2 minutes “WHAT A GAME” not…… BAMA is gonna kill the horns if they play that lame again.

Doug Jones

It went just the way I thought it would go. It’s a little much to really think you can knock off Peyton after loosing a game 59-0.

Dennis Jones

Indinaplis Coats Secert Weapon

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Doug Jones

no more bananas for SocMo!

Doug Jones

SO… how much snow did you get up there?

Dennis Jones

…I went to the grocery store last night around 7:30 for a standard milk and bread run, when I walked out it was snowing big time and I drove home cutting tracks into the snow covered road… this morning it’s all gone, just lots of wind… in other words, typical Indiana weather…

Doug Jones

I thot TV made it look like blizzard up there… we have HIGH winds and 2.5 inches of rain yesterday

Dennis Jones

…ok, well, now snow is flying HORIZONTALLY past my window… ya gotta love this global warming… the planet really is about to burn up… wish AlGore would hurry up and fix the weather… if he can create the internets all by himself, surely he can fix a little thing like the weather…

Don Jones

It’s sunny and mid 70s here in Missouri. Ho ho ho! Looking forward to listening to a little Perry Como and sipping egg nog poolside this afternoon …

Dennis Jones

…when Karen was a little girl, their family got a puppy and the kids decided to name it after Perry Como …except they thought his name was Terry Como… so they had a dog named after Perry Como named Terry…

Don Jones

That’s good. Speaking of dogs, Lola was hunkered down, deep inside the old doghouse this morning.

Dennis Jones

…Moo always had to ride the winters out in her doghouse… one year I packed about four feet of solid snow around her doghouse… I figured if it works for eskimos it would work for a dog…

Jeff

I think Terry had the solo in the all dogs Jingle Bells

The12DaysOf Fishmas Day1

December 14, 2009

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On the first day of Fishmas ole Socmo gave to me… a clown fish in a blue sea…

The Comments

Nik

Radical. This will be an intersting 12 days!

Don Jones

This has me pumped… This has the makings of a great Christmas tune.

Dennis Jones

…well. don’t get too excited… I kinda only had a picture of a fish to post…

…to put it in football terms, we’ll take this one game at a time, we can’t be thinking about an entire Christmas tune at this point… we’ll keep our nose to the grindstone and if we can just score more points than our opponents we almost always win…

Nik

Yea. We might need Peyton,Eli and Drew Brees to help us.

Jeff

Did Nemo take up Bourbon? Kinda has the “Look”

Dennis Jones

…haven’t ya noticed Jeff, all my characters have “the look” …they are all full of Christmas spirit …spirits …whatever…

Jeff

And he still has 11 days to go…Pickled Herring anyone?