Thursday, May 31, 2007

What Is That?

The illness is over (thanks for your well wishes) and so back to the grind. Doodled this tonight after toiling away on a couple different projects and feeling bleary-eyed. Apologies to those requests that didn't get answered this week -- I did ponder them but nothing struck me in the sketching way to get them done. Better luck tomorrow!

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Smelly Phone

Smelly Felly said...In honor of you, I'd like to see a doodle of a man answering what he thinks is his cell phone, but it's actually a poop. Extra points for details in the poop (i.e. corn).

and then

Anonymous said...Smelly Felly should be put on doodle probation for his anal fixation. Or maybe sent to bed early by his parents. (I can only assume he's a pre-teen.)

good chuckles...thanks SmellyFelly!

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Ignorance is bliss

Anonymous said...Is ignorance bliss? A picture of someone relaxing at home, unaware that an alien space creature is looking in his window. --BP McG

One more day on the sick bed.

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Monday, May 28, 2007

Bug-eyed Cat

Have spent most of the three-day weekend laid up on the couch with a stomach virus I caught from the daughter. I doodled this the other day on the phone. That might be it for the week as some other larger life priorities have popped up...we'll see.

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Friday, May 25, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Carpal Tunnel Agony

Anonymous said...I'm requesting a picture of a certain former coworker afflicted with carpal to add hilarity to the picture it would probably help to draw this person smoking.

Sad indeed to be struck down with the c.t. and resume the poisoning of yourself. Cheers to the Dr. in pain and agony -- quit that smoking and get crackin'!

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Request-a-doodle Friday

A special (U.S. holiday) Memorial Day weekend request-a-doodle kick off to summer. Request a doodle by leaving a comment on this post and I may doodle it sometime over the next week. Be creative and/or demented, but not too detailed -- remember the idea is something i can 'whip up' during a lull in a meeting or phone call.

So have at it. enjoy.


Thursday, May 24, 2007

Into the drink

Dropped my cell phone in the toilet yesterday -- after flushing. So it wasn't THAT bad. I did the first sensible thing you should do -- dive in after it. The second sensible thing you should do is pull the battery out. Then bang your head against the stall door for being such a klutzy eejit.

Upon exiting the stall, if there are other visitors, by now they're wondering what the hell was all that splashing and banging about. Just give them a look that says "What are you looking at?" in a Jerri Blank kind of way.

I took it all apart back at my desk and using paper towels soaked up what drops of water I could find. Then I stuck the dissembled pieces out in the car in the hot sun for a couple hours. Most sites recommend waiting 3 days to let it completely dry but I was fairly confident that I had retrieved it fast enough and that the mid-May heat was intense enough to do the trick. She's all right now working like a charm and I just don't want to think about it anymore.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

new sheriff in town

quick meeting doodle with no relevance whatsoever.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Sore Superhero

david mcmahon said...Hi Big Mac, Could I have a McGDoodle for the new Passing Sentence Game when it's complete?

read the story. there's a superhero that gets sore in the arse.

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Monday, May 21, 2007 wins ThatBlueYak Gold Metal

I found out today that won the first ever AussieJourno-ThatBlueYak Gold Metal 2007. The AussieJourno part is a weekly compilation of the best blogs reviewed by Aussie journalist (and fellow Mac) David McMahon. ThatBlueYak, apparently, took David's list and chose their own favorites from that list. ThatBlueYak appears to be some sort of manufacturing concern. Part of winning my prize was that I render myself in front of the That Blue Yak factory with my award (see right). Note that I had to render my own award based That Blue Yak's instructions.

It's all pretty confusing and if you can sort it out, let me know.

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Request-a-doodle: Breakfast in bed

Robin said...I'd like to challenge you and request a doodle of your wife receiving her mother's day breakfast in bed. It's a challege because I know how hard it is for you to draw this beautiful woman!

I didn't get to finish this (left out the kids). This is what happened mother's day morning as we were serving mom breakfast in bed. Daisy (the dog) jumped on the bed and knocked the tray and orange juice, french toast, and fruit salad went a-flying. The mrs. thought it was funny. I was somewhat less than amused.

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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Overweight Child Chasing Cheesesteak

Smelly Felly said...I'd like to see a doodle of a cheesesteak being chased by an overweight child

very sketchy, no details. had to do this one quick while taking a break from a "controlled burn" of sticks and brush in the backyard. now i must get back out to clean up tools and hoses.

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Friday, May 18, 2007

Request-a-doodle Friday

It's Friday so it's request-a-doodle day. Request a doodle by adding a comment to this post on "Friday" (or close to it if Friday's already passed you by on the other side).

hint: the less complicated your request is, the more likely it is that I'll get it done.

As my friend, Duke, says, "Have an outstanding day."

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Fat Cow Playing Video Game

Jake said...I'd like an 'utterly' fat cow playing a video game.

'nough said.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Don't Bite The Hand...

I have 2 request-a-doodles in the works that I haven't gotten back to, but doodled this in a meeting this morning.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Request-a-doodle: President Doing Something Stupid

patrick said...I request you draw the president doing something tottaly stupid (make it funny, not political)

I almost gave up on this one. It was almost impossible to think of the president doing something stupid that wouldn't be political -- that list is endless. Don't know that it's funny but it gets Patrick off my list. Don't play with matches -- it's stupid.

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Request-a-doodle: Firetruck in Space

cody said...I would like to see a picture of a fire truck flying through outerspace

Probably not what Cody was looking for but perhaps a firehose in space would help with the global warming issue.

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Monday, May 14, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Bike Commute

jd said... This week marks my officially becoming a bicycle commuter - and I feel good about it - a doodle to celebrate would be fantastic.

Glad you get to rise above all the congestion on your daily commute. enjoy it -- but wear a helmet!

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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Request-a-doodle: 2 Headed Monster In-n-Out

Smelly Felly said... I'd like a two-headed monster (your choice) riding a tractor in the drive-thru of In-N-Out.

Back in my NoCal-traveling days I never got to hit an In-N-Out for their famous burgers. Some day I'll get back there and that's the first place I'm going after SmellyFelly's.

background image courtesy Minesweeper, via Wikipedia.

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Request-a-doodle: Sir Grabalot

For the man from the land down under and his story-writing cronies.

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Friday, May 11, 2007

Request-a-doodle Friday

Post your requests in the comments of THIS post. If you're lucky, and so far, most folks have been, I'll doodle up your request sometime over the next week. If you are really really lucky (and many haven't been) I might actually remember some of the details of your request and fulfill your request completely.

Thanks for looking and thanks for requesting. Have a great Friday.


Thursday, May 10, 2007

Guest-Artist: If I Had A Jet Pack

Daughter steps up to the plate tonight to help out the old man who's busy resting up for RAD (request-a-doodle friday tomorrow). I asked her to render me a superhero -- she chose a superspy with jet pack.

Now I just need to get the boy to start contributing with some of his tricked out street machines.

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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

True Horror Stories

We were at a dinner part this past weekend with friends. The weather was May perfect sunshine, light breezes and nice chill in the air. We pulled out their chiminea and got a fire stoked. At one point the conversation turned to movies and there was a survey of "who likes horror movies?" Some said they enjoyed a select few, others said they had no time for the genre.

Horror movies turned to talk of Jaws which, in turn, turned to an episode of MythBusters where they tested the idea of shooting a scuba tank with a rifle and making it explode. That brought about some chuckles about the whole concept.

Then one of the guests talked about how he witnessed his uncle's house in Lebanon being blown up by men shooting the butane tank outside the house during the war. Apparently, they use butane rather than propane for heat/cooking in that region. He remarked that that was horror and one of the reasons he left Lebanon.

That conversation's been bouncing around in my head for a few days -- how many of us here in the States and other 'stable' lands have never witnessed true horror -- is that why we have a love affair with horror movies and scary rides? Most of us don't know what it means to be scared in real life, day-in and day-out.

What happens when our troops come home from living in the horror of war? While they have 'normalcy' to come home to -- what's left in and of their minds? What about their families? What about their community? For that matter, what's the lasting effect on those people that live in lands where war is 'normalcy'?

I just need to appreciate more the lives we have.

Along those lines, here's a shout-out to a charity that does good work for the US troops and their families: Fisher House Foundation. Here's a review of the charity at Charity Navigator. And here's a charity, American Near East Refugee Aid (their review on CN) that works to improve communities in the Middle East ravaged by war.

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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Undergotchie Guy

Had several phone conversations today that helped this fellow run along throughout the day.

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Monday, May 07, 2007

Whole lotta nothing today

No time for doodling today and was at school jazz band concert with the West Chester University Criterions Jazz Ensemble. Nice tunes.

So here's a leftover from the last job...

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Sunday, May 06, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Moose Wrappings

Another request-a-doodle fulfilled...I think. Enjoy, Bear-dude.

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Request-a-doodle: Cinco de Mayo Touristy Dude

One of the problems with request-a-doodle is that I don't always doodle near the internet -- so I don't always remember exactly what the request was. In this instance, I now realize that this fellow is missing his order of chips y salsa. Sorry, CF.

Deborah -- don't know if the missing chips y salsa throw off what you were looking for but here it is anyway. If you want to use it on your blog go for it, please just include a link back and my copyright info.

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Friday, May 04, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Old Colleagues as Scissor Sisters

A request from the last job, two of my editorial pals as members of the Scissor Sisters. Apparently the request was the result of a strange dream which itself was the result of the weekly Friday afternoon dance party in the office in which a few folks blast out a rollicking tune and these two usually belt out their best falsettos. And, by the way, the one on the right doesn't speak Spanish.

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Request-a-doodle Friday

You can request-a-doodle by adding a comment below. As usual, I'll make an attempt to doodle your requests in some form or fashion over the next week.

Have an outstanding day.

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Cyclops dude

Was out again tonight setting up encrypted wireless at jd's new pad in conshy, so needed to dig into the back room to find this oldie -but-not-yet-blogged- doodle of a cycloptic creature from the last job. Shouts out to my homies in the First State.

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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Baby Dog Thing...i don't know

Dug this out of the excess pile. Very little doodle time this week anywhere. Think this was a concept for a previous request-a-doodle, half Jaden, half Maddux or something like that.

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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Request-a-doodle: Funky Donkey

Though the request was in late (by 3 days), I fulfilled it anyway since it was obviously from someone in the family. Imagine the poor creature above being hot pink, about 35 years old, made of pom-pom material and all of about 4 inches long. He was the most popular among our youngest brother's 'animals' but yet he was mean and degrading to everyone. Everyone wanted to be his friend but he would easily trample on your feelings. He taught me early on how to tell the phonies in this world.

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