Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Broke? Kirby Santa to the Rescue


Sniveling kids!  You will submit and give me a HO, HO, HO or I shall crush your entire dimension into a jingle bell!  So says, Kirby Santa.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Racing Towards That Date

As we race toward that certain date on the calendar, here is hoping you get some of what you want and all of what you need.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Add a few fa-la-la's

Singing along with the radio
Sunshine and sunflowers
In my retro futuristic hover car
Add a few fa-la-la's
When I hit the words I don't know
It's Friday, soon to be Friday night
And that's just alright with me
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Echoes: doodle and words by Jay Larsen
From the iPhone

Who Is More Charitable: Atheists Or Christians?

Now this is a war I can support. The war to see who can give more. (I know that is not a real war.)  To the front!!    
Who Is More Charitable: Atheists Or Christians?
By Piet Levy Religion News Service Christians and atheists are fighting again -- this time over who can raise more money for charity. The Christian...
 


Jay Larsen
Sent from my iPhone

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Talking in Circles

Talking in Circles

Which clich├ęd path
Through this interview
Would you prefer to pursue?

There is the Good News
And there is the Bad News
Or should we tackle the
Hue and the Cry?

On which train are your thoughts
Due to arrive?
How do you hide the tracks?
With garlic and chives
Or straight tomato paste?

All this talking in circles
Is it jerking you around
To face the face you couldn’t
Face before it faced you down?
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Echoes:
Collage and Circular Words by Jay Larsen

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Color Scheming

Teeth grinding
Deep breathing
Still spinning
Free wheeling

The slow grind of empires dying
Creates a patriotic drone
That overcomes life’s
Primary imperatives
How much dumber to we have to be
Before we notice how much
The map has changed
And with it me
?
But you
Dismiss the clues
Content yourself with violence and boobs
(Not that boobs aren’t nice)
Hope your wolf tickets
Can be cashed in
For red carpet status
Or side kick fame
Regardless of how the map has changed
Sometimes
Cowboy antics
Despite being a way
And a truth
Are no life
No one folds the father’s map
Like a lonesome stranger
And some goddamned good science fiction

Nail biting
Pharaoh fighting
Mary hailing
Color scheming
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Echoes:
Collage and Words folded by Jay "Scheming" Larsen

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Post Idealist Metaphor

People learned a lot

Last weekend
People learned a lot
On the previous day
People learned a lot
In the parking area
Where the cars never stop
People learned a lot
As the lessons of immortality
Whizzed past their heads
People learned a lot
When they finally stopped
The post idealistic metaphor
Running and ruining
Their fatalistic dinner parties

It was a lot to take in
I must admit, but
People learned a lot
In those days
Squeezed between other
Ordinary days
When generations were not
Clearly demarked
People learned a lot
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Echoes:
Collage and Words by Jay Larsen


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Our river runs high

We are A-OK. But the road is under water.

Oh, Cruel Fate

If we accept the proposal

That this world is in serious danger
If we declare
That the coming disaster
Is what we declare
Then the inevitable march
Of the yellow gargantuans
Will render our arguments
Declarative in name only
And our catastrophe
Becomes rhetorical
In a very literal sense
As the sound of giant feet
Rumbles and grows
And we ask ourselves
Is it really too late?

Oh, Cruel Fate.
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Echoes: Illustration and Words by Jay Larsen

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Ocean of Now

This is now
We meet in this
Disturbing silence
This is how
We set fire to
Pregnant tension
This is how
We spawn in the
Invisible ocean

This is now
Emerging from this
Ocean of silence
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Echoes:
Words and Collage by Jay Larsen

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

This World is Taboo. Explore the Universe.



Echoes: Proximity Collage
Taboo, isn't that the planet Luke Skywalker came from?

Monday, December 06, 2010

Train Mech Doodle

Your friendly neighborhood sales conference call doodle. Continuing
the train theme.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Cascade Snow

Beautiful country as seen from the Snow Train. 100 miles from Everett
to Leavenworth.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Getting Ready for the Snow Train

Getting Ready to ride the Snow Train into the Cascade Mountains on Saturday with my girls as our special Yule Holiday Excursion.  Should be a fun day of riding the train through snow covered mountains, with shopping and site seeing in Leavenworth.   Hopefully the train is more comfortable than this snow bike.

And hopefully the Amtrak security screening is not like the TSA's.  (I've already been x-rayed by the porno machine twice, and I don't fly that often.)  Sorry Santa, the elves are going to touch your junk before you fly.

Happy Hanukkah!

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Look Ma, No Skin (oh yeah, and astronauts).

I don't know what to say about this Nintendo Game from Japan.
There is the possibility that it is not a real Nintendo Game, but a photo altered joke.
But I have been around enough corporate decision making to know that this is probably the real thing.
I love software and the Internet, but there are serious downsides.
The most horrible one is that company executives think that all tasks that involve research and creativity can now be done almost instantly by unpaid interns or low paid employees.  And these are the kind of results that we get. 

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Big, Awesome, Colossus...




Huge Proximity Collage Construction:
I'd tell you stop thinking "dirty", or to quit playing with your toys, but I wouldn't really mean it.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Today's Sales Meeting Doodle

Round and round it goes.
In the war of Finance versus the Humans, the Spiral Man is the Ethical
Governor.
Fictionalizing it just makes it spin faster.
Gaze deeply, graze often.
Round and round it goes.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

PKOW! Doodle

Smashing.
Continued after next page...

Don't Go Shopping Day Starts Right After Thanksgiving

Don't forget, Don't Go Shopping Day starts right after Thanksgiving.
In fact many stores will be closing their doors to reckless spending even earlier this year.
So stay home with your loved ones, avoid getting trampled and extend your days of Thanksgiving or get an early start on your Yule, Solstice or Christmas Season in peace and quiet.  You will save a ton of money and frustration.  And discover that real satisfaction can't be purchased at a store.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Giving Thanks

I am truly thankful for lots of things:
Friends who are honest with me.
Smart, sexy women.
Giggling until your eyes leak.
Snuggles on a cold evening.
Swapping stories.
Watching birds at the feeder.
Seeing your kids grow older and wiser.
Loving & being loved back.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Still playing in the snow

It is supposed to drop to 9 degrees tonight. Chillin does not
adequately describe it.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Green Man?

The green man is telling us that winter is early this year. Not even
Thanksgiving and we are already getting snow. Could be a long winter.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Electronic Geese Flying Home for the Winter

The Christmas decorations are up at the Chicago airport. Big electric
geese. I'm sure there is a meaningful metaphor about business travel
in there somewhere. But I'm just glad to be home.
Honking at you electronically whilst trying to stay in formation.
From the iPhone.
Jay

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Shark bites man. 50 million years ago

I thought there was something odd about this ad in an old comic book.
(1976, so don't send money.)
Then I realized it would be hard for a shark to be a man eater 50
million years ago. No men then. Plenty of sharks, but no men.
Unless.....they were time traveling, man eating sharks (with frickin
laser beams attached to their heads)! So keep an eye out.

Ready, Set, Go...

Off to Chicago Tuesday.
Helping the Captains of Industry to run their Rat Race.
Round and round we go.
But I'm feeling pretty upbeat about it....
See ya on the return trip.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Continued After Next Page

I always wondered about those message at the bottom of the comic book
pages. Did they think I would read the ads and think they were part of
the story? Did they think I would stop turning pages without
instructions?

Friday, November 12, 2010

Look Who's Coming to Town...Again

Big Chief says, It's time to fly to Chicago Again.

 I'd better book my flight.
 And put my man pants on.
I wanna make a good impression.

Oh, no...they say I've got to go.  Go, go, Godzilla.
Whoa, oh, ew-oh...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Return of Squid Face

A second version of squid face.
What does it mean?
It means that when sales guys are talking
I get bored and doodle...