Porkopolis

October 31, 2005

Porkopolis

Karen and I spent the weekend in Cincinnati, or Porkopolis as we discovered it was nicknamed. We saw pictures, sculptures and t-shirts of flying pigs everywhere. They were even on top of the smokestacks downtown. It made us very curious as to what this was all about.

During dinner I asked our waitress (a lifelong Cincinnati resident) what the deal with the flying pigs was about. She said “I think it has something to do with pigs”. I said, “Oh… how interesting”…

It all reminded me of a wonderful song by Trout Fishing In America called Prom Night In Pig Town. If you have not heard it you might want to check it out.

The Comments

Don Jones

With personal experience as a waiter I know for a fact that your waitress was a rank novice. She broke unwritten rule #12 …If you don’t know the answer… make up stuff and bluff your way through. For example, back when I was waiting tables at Wicker Works restaurant I was asked how long the teriyaki steak was marinated I promptly answered “at least two or three minutes” The customer erupted in laughter and I still got a handsome tip. Little did he know that I was clueless to the meaning of “marinate.” (The correct answer was at least 12 hours.)

Doug Jones

I also like when you told people the seafood was flown in fresh daily. HA! Hey… this is a Great Pig! So why were you in Cincinnati? Business or Pleasure? Should have stopped in and said hi to Jim Borgman

Dennis Jones

…we went to Cincinnati because it was Karen’s birthday and I wanted to take her someplace she had never been to before… Karen has literally been all over the world, but she had never been to Porkopolis…

Don Jones

Where were you two “porkin’” out? Do you remember Mountain Grove’s Hickory Pig drive-in? Didn’t Mary work there or something?

Dennis Jones

…we ate at several different places including The CheeseCake Factory, Don Pablo’s and a place called the Blue Gibbon…

Doug Jones

I went to the web site and hit the Launch Trout Radio words and I am now listening to a bunch of their music… whole songs not just clips… “After You’re Gone” was the first one I heard and it is great! And then… who doesn’t like “My Hair had a Party Last Night?”

Don Jones

Trout Radio… YES! These guys have been in Springfield quite a few times… I need to get out more and catch a show.

Dennis Jones

…way back when I still lived in Texas I wandered into a Borders Bookstore one night and heard live music emanating from the back of the store. I headed toward the sound of the music and found these two guys doing a live set in front of maybe ten people… (at that time I think they were touring anywhere and everywhere)… I believe they became fairly popular soon after that… they have a real nice folk/rock kinda mix…

Dan Lietha

Next time you’re in the Porkopolis area, pop on down to the Answers in Genesis offices and museum in Northern Kentucky. I’d love to give you a tour. We’re still under construction, but it’s still worth the visit!

Dennis Jones

…interesting, Dan… seems the pigs are like brother Doug’s big guitars in Nashville… the cows in Chicago… and the bears in Berlin… I thought it was all very cool… we really enjoyed our weekend in Cinci and plan to go back sometime… I will have to give you a call when we do…

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Dead Egyptian Blues

February 24, 2009

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Last night I did this little picture and recorded it. It’s really not all that great to watch because the rendering was all pretty subtle so you don’t see a whole lot happening, but the music (written by Michael Smith and performed by Trout Fishing In America) is fun to listen to.

I’m still in the process of experimenting with how to best load videos onto Brother Jones. Let’s see how this works. You need to click into the comments section to see the video, (for those who follow this page with an RSS reader, you’ll need to come to the page to get into the comments section). You can also visit my YouTube site to see it there.

The Comments

Dennis Jones

Doug Jones

it’s great that you can paint this while listening to only one song. You are FAST!

Zaz

What! Doug, he is amazingly fast…what’s your secret Oh great one….Karen’s coffee, Mountain Dew first thing in the morning….extra arms that only the Jones family know of. Dude, share with your fans your amazing speed.

Dennis Jones

…the secret of my amazing speed is the magic video compression button in my i-movie video making program…

Don Jones

I’m seeing an Oscar in your future.

Dennis Jones

…me, too. …an Oscar Mayer… hotdogs for lunch today!

Doug Jones

you may already be a weiner!

Doug Jones

That reference is so inside, that only I get it. Maybe I should explain… An old cartoon has a hot dog standing at his mailbox looking at a letter he has just received. The letter says… “you may already be a weiner!”

Dennis Jones

…oh, I got it… I laughed out loud when I read it!

Doug Jones

LOL? you did a LOL? amazing! (aren’t you sick of the whole LOL thing?)

Dennis Jones

…that’s why I write everything all the way out even if it takes forever… me and my best lil friend Mr. Spellcheck……

Doug Jones

Hey… they are all BACK ON THE ISLAND AGAIN! Woo hoo!…

Dennis Jones

…even Charlie the Hobbit?

Doug Jones

you just never know with LOST…

Dennis Jones

…wait a minute… I seem to remember he drowned last season while fighting with that little gollum fellow for a ring or something like that…

Bigonjee Boi

my names not roy

Dennis Jones

…he’s so coy…

Jeff

Wow I leave for a year and you are spearheading the comeback of the guy from bed knobs and broom sticks, or was it Mary Poppins? That Lion was never this cool. Good to be back. Jeff

Dennis Jones

…where ya been, Jeff?

Jeff

I am teaching at a local college. They have made me medical director over 2 campuses one in Arlington, and 1 in Atlanta. I teach scrub nurses.

Jeff

I am teaching at a local college. They have made me medical director over 2 campuses one in Arlington, and 1 in Atlanta. I teach scrub nurses.

Jeff

WOW 2 posts for the price of 1

Don Jones

You know, sometimes the 2 for 1 Brother Jones posts are really a good value. Today is that day for you Jeff. Enjoy!

Dennis Jones

…that’s right, Don, I was running the 2 for 1 Comment Special today and it IS a good value… all a part of the Brother Jones Economic Stimulus Package you signed but failed to read… unfortunately, you and Doug will personally have to pay for Jeff’s second comment… it’s clearly spelled out on page 3,678,945…