...and now a word from Galileo:
Yeah? And how's that working out for you, Mr.Bazillion Percent Inflation?
NOTE: I happen to prefer the '70's George Carlin.
Yes, Virginia, there is an Earth Day....
Well, it's been 233 years since the world's greatest de-pantsing and we're still rockin' in the free world! HAVE A HAPPY FOURTH, MY FELLOW YANKEE DOODLERS!
Let's be skeptical of ObamaCare, people.
Happy Labor Day, y'all.
(A shout-out to Terwiliger for this quote suggestion.)
Congratulations, President Obama. You proved his point.
I dare anyone out there NOT to sing this in a high nasally voice, sitting at the table across from your uncle, the ex-hippy.
Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!
Talk about Mass. appeal....
Lately, I've been missing McEnroe, Connors, Borg, Nastase....early 80's pro tennis. There's something missing, maybe that "international gunslinger" vibe, in modern tennis.
And lying your ass off is just fine?
Charles Krauthammer wrote a sharp and insightful piece on the signing of the arms reduction treaty that examines how rogue nations just may benefit from this agreement.
I find Memorial Day a somber, introspective sort of holiday that requires acknowledging our soldiers' ultimate sacrifice; yet, it's a time to enjoy the fruits of the very things they held dear: Strength, Loyalty, Courage, Honor.
America will always be worth protecting as long as we are worthy of peace.
Have an inspiring Memorial Day.
His music? Love it. His style? Provocative. His grasp of reality? Not so much.
Amidst the hubbub of the Roaring Twenties, Harding's administration was rife with corruption. Yet, if you look into his actual accomplishments, they stand up quite well. He died in office and Calvin Coolidge took over.
I'm pretty sure he was refering to cigarettes, but I like to think it could be applied to soft socialism.
Couldn't help but offer up a quote that alluded to today's date,"MARCH FORTH!".
For all you youngsters out there, do yourself a favor and try to find some performance clips from Lenny Bruce. He practically invented hipster firebrand humor.
Have a thankful Memorial Day, y'all.
I've been reading up on Colon's extraordinary life, discovering myth after myth that is nothing but hype and overzealous PR. (Sheesh, he's NOT even ITALIAN. His folks were Spanish and he only grew up in Genoa.)
If you haven't laughed so hard you've damaged your pancreas, may I recommend "Taladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby".
I'd love to find a few of my elementary school teachers and laugh in their collective self-righteous, soul-dead faces.
A cordial hat tip to Terwiliger for the oddly funny suggestion.
If you or that special someone would like to be featured in "And Now A Word From...", just make contact at my e-mail address (email@example.com) and we can make arrangements for a caricature with HIS OR HER OWN ORIGINAL QUOTE. For $75 (single images, please), you'll receive the original art and make an appearance right here on "And Now A Word From..." This is a fun opportunity to immortalize your words of wisdom, encouragement, inspiration or that weird little thing you say when things are rockin'.
I was commissioned to do this particular "and now a word from..." (8" x 5" on watercolor paper) by my good friend Doug Johnson who has a been a fan of the site for a while. He thought this would make a unique gift for his wife who happens to love a nice glass of wine.
Let me remind you that I'm available for customized versions of ANAWF. The possibilities are endless.
All I want for Christmas is Victor Borge's sense of humor. Check out some of his classic bits on Youtube.
This was suggested by Devon Cox. Who knew?
This is my entry for this week's Illustration Friday theme: SUSPENSE. Wanna see the other talented efforts? Really? You sure? I mean...you know...it can be kind a...well...how shall I put it?
Enjoy your Presidents Day, folks.
Still waiting on House Majority Whip Day.
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May your Memorial Day be a thankful one.
Science fiction giant, Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) will remain a platinum standard of highly thoughtful and entertaining stories that reveled in our shortcomings yet burnished our desire to redeem humankind.
I believe that sentiment applies to drawing, too.
I had more fun with this one than a proctologist at a Klan meeting.
A memorable character from the 1971 movie, "Willie Wonka And the Chocolate Factory", Veruca Salt met her demise when she greedily tried to possess Wonka's Golden Eggs. Her infamous declaration "I want it NOW!" became her epitaph.
John Cox is a painter, cartoonist, and illustrator for hire. For information about purchasing existing work or commissioning new work, contact him by e-mail at john555cox [at] hotmail.com.