Monthly Archives: August 2016

Verne Ad Nauseam

oh160831Stole today’s headline from a commentator over at gocomics.com.

BTW, I didn’t know Verne had a beernut allergy. Clearly, T knows more about Verne’s health issues than I do. I wrote that he hates socks. I think sock hate is slightly more comedic than beernut allergies. Mostly because sock is a funnier word than beernut. You might disagree, and T certainly does, but I stand by my instincts.

Isn’t this fun how I air our dirty laundry. Well, not fun fun. But, you know, more fun than a stick in the eye fun.

Weeee!

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The One With the Very Disturbing Third Panel

oh160830That’s Orlando Bloom’s body with Verne’s disturbing head perched atop. Quite disturbing. Like, we’ll NEVER EVER do this again disturbing.

I keep my black box folded up in my wallet.

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Folsom Turtle Blues

oh160829.gifThis is one of the few songs I can play on the guitar. Three simple chords. E, A, B.  B is a tricky barre chord.  I only know two verses.  I don’t like to memorize stuff. So I just make up the other verses. There’s some stuff about a bank robbery and smoking big cigars and aliens. I like to add aliens to all my songs. It’s impossible to sing a sad song with an alien in it. Or wiener dogs. Or a spleen.

I’m going to stop typing now.

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The One With Lots of Spritzing

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Over the Hedge

I know Summer doesn’t officially end until 9/22 and in Texas not until sometime in November, but in cartoon land in ends on 9/1.

Cartoon Land: Where we all know you can’t wear white underwear after Labor Day.

It’s true! Look it up!

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Can Squid Drown?

oh160827A lot of folks over at gocomics.com/overthehedge want to see the self-portrait.  No you don’t. It’s much funnier (and impressive) in your imagination. I promise. Trust me.

No, trust you!

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So You Want to be a Performance Artists

oh160826Yeah, Trump actually said that when being briefed by advisors on nuclear weapons policy.

I actually don’t think Trump is a performance artist. I think he’s a performer who saw an opportunity to extend his brand by running for President. He never expected to win the nomination. And I don’t think he either expects or WANTS to win the general election. However, he does want to exploit his supporters into some sort of media empire that he can make money on.

A great movie that speaks to the Trump phenomenon is “Being There.” staring Peter Sellers as a simple-minded gardner that captures the imagination of the public as some sort savant. It’s an example of how people see want they want to see. Ask yourself why Trump’s ideas are so vague. The second he starts to get specific (re: his “softening” on immigration) all hell breaks lose with his supporters.

Here’s a clip from “Being There.”

 

 

 

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Great Artist vs. Cow

oh160825This is all gravity’s fault. Bad, bad gravity. Boo.

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Are Batgirl Toenail Paintings art?

oh160824I would say Batgirl toenail paintings are certainly art. Art is any representation or interpretation of reality that provides value the viewer/consumer.

And yes, Verne is a GREAT artist. Long-suffering. Tortured. Moist. He’s got it all.

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The One With a Van Gogh Masterpiece

oh160823I think I wrote “Squirrels Playing Twister,” but this works too.

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The Portrait of the Cartoonist as a Crazy Person

oh160822This crazy artist question has always intrigued me. I know some nice and sane artists and I know some bat shit nuts artists (you know who you are).  I fall somewhere in the middle. I have issues with procrastination, depression, anxiety and chips and queso. I try not to burden others with my  many neurosis, but sometimes they escape and run around the house in their underwear (boxer-briefs).

Anyway, enjoy this week where we delve into the artistic psyche. Delve is a fancy word that means dive. And since my psyche is quite shallow I’ll have to be careful I don’t break my neck.

Onward!

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