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Monday 5 September 2022
Are you feeling Lucy, punk?
I admit that the allegory of perpetually giving Charlie Brown false hope loses some punch in the aftermath of UGA's first championship win in 31 years, but it's patently un-American to let reality get in the way of a good story. At least the football on this sign can't move.
Interestingly, this is the first sign I've put up that has been vandalized. It went up on Sept. 1, and the morning of Sept. 3, some kids threw rocks at her face, denting it. Which, when you think about it, is exactly what Charlie Brown should have done years ago.
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Sunday 14 August 2022
It's Little League World Series season!
Dugout®, Official Mascot of Little League World Series™
Yes, it bothers me a little that ESPN makes money broadcasting the LLWS as though they were actual MLB games, but that irritation is tempered by the fact that the kids really enjoy being treated like stars, so it's not like they're getting *nothing* out of the deal.
In fact, it's the kids' honest reactions to the agony and ecstasy of playing a game they clearly enjoy that makes the whole thing must-see tv. I find it very much an antidote to all the bullshit in the adult world.
Have fun, kids.
Saturday 18 June 2022
Have a Coke and a smile:
I should have held up an original 1980 UGA Championship Coca-Cola bottle (with the Jack Davis art) for scale. This one was painted specifically to hang on the wall inside the house beside the tv, so use that to frame it in your imagination.
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Saturday 28 May 2022
There was a turtle by the name of Bert,
and Bert the Turtle was very alert.
When danger threatened him,
he never got hurt.
He knew just what to do!
If you don't happen to have any red/blue anaglyph 3D glasses within arm's reach, A) shame on you, and B) click the image to see it in living color.
In case you millennials don't catch the reference, here's YouTube. Good luck getting that song out of your head.
Tuesday 26 April 2022
Found in my mailbox today:
So you aren't the only one who noticed, Doug.
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Friday 22 April 2022
In honor of April's seemingly never-ending rain showers:
The Morton's Salt Girl doesn't have a name. They just call her "Umbrella Girl." I went ahead and named mine April Showers, although in hindsight, I think that sounds like a pornstar name. Maybe that's why Morton's never named her.
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Thursday 17 March 2022
I have a new painting by my mailbox for Saint Patrick's Day:
I'd been wanting to incorporate light into one of these for a while, and Green Lantern made the perfect test case.
It's not entirely clear in the image above, but the green glow comes from a string of green Christmas lights attached to the frame. It took four tries to get the ring working just the way I liked it. The successful version you see here was carved from the end of a 2x4. So I'm a sculptor now!
I think it turned out pretty good, if I do say so myself.
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Tuesday 11 January 2022
This guy has been waiting impatiently in my basement since Georgia lost the SEC Championship.
Now that UGA has finally won their first National Championship since 1980, I think it's finally time to put him out on the curb... immediately after the game ended at midnight.
Beware of the Dawgs!
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Friday 26 November 2021
Say hello to this year's post-Thanksgiving yard sign, Speedy Alka-Seltzer:
Speedy Alka-Seltzer was a 1950s advertising character. I don't know how many people will recognize him today. (The original Speedy was a stop-motion stick puppet, but this painting is based on a 3-foot talking doll made for mid-century promotion in pharmacies. You might have seen a surviving model on Antiques Roadshow.)
Mom was enthusiastic — it was actually her idea — so he'll be out by the mailbox for at least the next week reminding people not to party too hardy.
Monday 22 November 2021
May I present this year's Thanksgiving yard sign, Poppin' Fresh (aka the Pillsbury Doughboy):
For reference for this piece, I bought a Pillsbury™ Moist Supreme® Chocolate Premium Cake Mix. I'm typically a make-it-from-scratch cake guy, but I have to admit, it paired quite well with Pillsbury™ Creamy Supreme® White Frosting.