Thursday, September 29, 2005

Attack of the Ad Icons

NY 27092005 050
Originally uploaded by yanec.

Ad icons converged on NYC last week and this guy was there to capture it all. Among the icons in attendance, Tony the Tiger, the Crash Test Dummies, Mr. Clean and The Creepy King himself.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Katamari Cake

Kekkimari Damacy
Originally uploaded by The Singing Leaf.

Damn, I love this game. And I love this cake. Royal Rainbows for you all!

If you don't know what the hell I'm talking about, go rent this game now. If you're a listener of our show, you may recognize the theme song as well.

What's In The Prize Box, Johnny?

As an added incentive for submissions to our Jawbone Open Mic Podcast Night, I've assembled a special Jawbone Radio prize package that includes CDs, drawings and more! The winner will recieve the prize pack and a second place winner will get something cool too.

So go ahead and submit your bit to jawboneradio[at] today!

Monday, September 26, 2005

Jawbone #73: Download This Show For Free

It's another minicast! Tonight, we talk to self-marketing musician, Todd Lerner. He discusses his influences, the viral tatics at getting his album, If RIght Now Played Guitar off the ground and more. He's circumventing the music industry and we wish him the best of luck. Check out the tunes and if you like them, find out how to buy the CD. Support podsafe music today!!

Running Time: 30:32

Song for Free
If Right Now Played Guitar
When Did You Get So Small

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Jawbone Open Mic Night

Jawbone is currently taking submissions for our Open Mic Night. If you're a comic-wannabe, record a short bit and we'll play it on our show. Or you can call our Voice Mail line at 206.666.2326 and leave us a submission. Try to make us laugh, and if you do, there may be some prize in it for you!

So come on! What are you waiting for? Step up to the Jawbone Open Mic!

A Free Thing is A Good Thing

Got this link from our friend Warlock of The Metal Show. The music is not metal. It's just awesome.

If you like R.E.M. and They Might Be Giants, you'll probably like this. Artist Todd Lerner is giving away a Song For Free on his website. Pick it up. Share it. E-mail it. If you like it, buy his CD. I did. And I can't stop listening to it.

We'll be interviewing Todd soon for an upcoming show. In the meantime, go and get the free song now!

Jawbone #72: The Contrary Show

Yes, folks. It is indeed Show 72. It's been a busy (and sick) week. But we work our way though to do a new show. Be sure to find out more about our Open Mic experiment. Let's get down to it, boppers.


Myst 4
Amazing Race: Family Edition
American Restauranteurs Association
Man Thinks He is Sasquatch Attacks His Neighbors Thanks to Aaron for the link.

Voicemails from Scott from ExtraLife Radio and Charley from Israelisms.

SuperSuckers | Gato Negro
Lascivious Biddies | Betty

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Sunday, September 25, 2005

Thursday, September 22, 2005

The Jawbone Boycott Continues

Boycott Placard at a Fine Dining Estblishment
Originally uploaded by johahnsen.

Apparently, this image was caught at a steakhouse in Wisconsin. This seems to be picking up steam.

I'm telling you, if I hadn't lost my voice due to a terrible cold/flu, I'd be taking to the podosphere to battle back.

Soon, people. Soon.

The Quark Logo Ripoff

This has to be a designers worst nightmare. Quark, known for being hip on design and whatnot, unveiled their new logo earlier this month. Unfortunately, it bears a striking resemblance to the logo for the Scottish Arts Council.

Not only that, but at a discussion at Veer, a member points out how the logo is similar to an array of logos, most notably, this one and Veer's wallpaper.

All I know is that I'm glad I use Adobe products. Long live InDesign!

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Speech Bubble Art

From Boing Boing:

Ji Lee printed 50,000 of these speech bubble stickers and stuck them on "movie posters, ads and signs all over New York City," and then went back and took photos of what people wrote.

See The Art

Monday, September 19, 2005

A Little Logo Work

Podcaster Hockey League Logo
Originally uploaded by jawboneradio.

Yes, folks. It is true. I do more than cartoons. I also do logos and graphic design. Here is a little logo I whipped up today for the Podcaster Hockey League that was started recently.

Restuarants hate us, too

Came across this from a listener, an anti-Jawbone site:

Down With Jawbone

Bring it, baby.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Jawbone #71: The Biggest Loser At The Ballgame

Hey gang! It's a minicast! We do a show from Jacob's Field in Cleveland and talk about what would make the reality show Biggest Loser a better program. Also two diverse bands play some music for us!

Running Time: 25:17

The Biggest Loser

AutumnDivers | I Still Feel
Planet Kill Switch | Crawl

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Saturday, September 17, 2005

Jawbone #70: Stink Man on the Ha-Ha Board

On tonight's show, we answer back those who think we're being too hard on chain restaurants, play our possible new Katrina PSA, and much much more. Listen in now!

Answer to the American Restaurant Association.
DJ Hojo's take on the FEMA Rap.
Props for Bearden's once again.
Whatever happened to Mayor McCheese and Captain Crook?
Scott Johnson, Extra Life and my name.
Restless Leg Syndrome.
Alien Hand Syndrome.
A song for D.Verada.
Stink Man.
Laughter and how to be funnier.
Noel Blanc is not good.
The Ha-Ha Bulletin Board.

The Hamburglars | Quality Service Cleanliness and Value
bill | Sound Scientist

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Friday, September 16, 2005

Viral Crap From McDonalds

Maybe I'm just a jaded ad guy, but I'm starting to hate half-baked attempts at viral marketing.

Take this example from McDonalds. "The Lunch Hour You Deserve." Utter crap. I dare you to not punch your monitor while watching this.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

That's No Moon...

Dragon*Con 2005
Originally uploaded by ckirkman. Ahhh.

George Lucas...why didn't you put her in the last three movies instead of Jar-Jar? Why? Why?? I'm pretty sure he can digitally replace Jar Jar with this chick in all the movies. While you're at it, take out that podrace too.

The Best Burger In Cleveland

Nora and I ate lunch at Bearden's this afternoon. It's a burger joint that's been an institution in Cleveland for over 50 years. I hadn't eaten there for a while and decided to grab a bite to eat.

People, if you ever come out to Cleveland, make sure you eat there. They are hands down the best burgers I have ever eaten. They weren't greasy. The bun wasn't soggy or hard. Everything about it was absolute perfection. Seriously, you gotta eat there if you come into Cleveland for a visit.

See? We can be nice to restaurants if we want to. :)

Fifth Grade Devo

For all you Devo-tees out there, here is a short video of some 5th graders who have remade the classic "Whip It" video at their elementary school.

Check it out.

Thanks to Scott Johnson from ExtraLife Radio for this link, via Boing Boing.


Finishing up images for the Monster Art Shows happening next month. This might be the last one I do for the show. But then again, who knows.

This is for my friend Susan, who would have looked like the little girl in this drawing had she decided to become a rabid zombie as a child.


Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Sugar Coated

Getting ready for two gallery shows next month showcasing my Halloween drawings. I'm getting kind of excited. This should be really fun.

Below is an image for a possible t-shirt for the show, both in a black and white version and what I'd like to see the actual shirt look like. I guess we'll see what happens.

Sugar Coated

Sugar Coated

Monday, September 12, 2005

The Nightmare Factory

I am slowly running out of time to develop images for my Monster Art Exhibits happening this October. Here is the newest image to the collection. Eep. Better start crackin'.

So here we go...I really dig this one, moreso than the Evil Genius image I did last. I came up with this idea about eight years ago at my now defunct Cartoon Gallery, which appeared on my orginal site. It's actually a combo of two cartoons I did, one of a very Tim Burtonish shadow and the other of a darker Monsters Inc. interpretation. Here are the original cartoons, for your enjoyment:

I always liked the original black and white cartoons and wanted to do updated versions of them. Lo and behold, here they are. Finally, given the justice it deserves.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Jawbone #69: Who Sat On My Filet-O-Fish?

It's a wonderful September Friday and tonight we cover everything from personal health, grout cleaning, fish sadnwiches and much more. Neil, our proposed fat guy in our basement, joins us once again for a show. Don't miss the FEMA rap at the end.


Well wishes to Derek at Skepticality.
Health and jowl discussion.
My heart feels like it's going to explode.
Coincidences and the Supernatural.
Paranormal Podcast promo.
Scott Johnson's real name.
Odd names.
We support Tilex, but diss Burger King and Filet-O-Fishes.
Movie Reviews of Sahara, In America and comic book films.

FEMA Rap. (Yes this is real)

Depeche Mode | Precious (DJ Hojo old trip remix)
Griddle | Fairest of the Mall

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Friday, September 09, 2005


Originally uploaded by mangina.
While I've been pretty busy creating my own Monster Art for some upcoming shows, I came across this blog called Monstercake. Incredible stuff. It almost makes me want to stop drawing and go back into my cave. Check it out!

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Wanna see a decidely American film?

Check out the film Sahara. While I don't have anything against American films, I felt this film was "overly" American, from the rock n' roll soundtrack, to the pacing, to the finale with the ocean and chick rolling around on a beach in her bikini, it's everything that makes American cinema American. Don't get me wrong, it's very entertaining, and well worth a watch. It's just a totally American film, that's all.

Maybe it's because I just saw the movie Kung Fu Hustle and really dug it.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Little Buddy?

Bob Denver, better known as Gilligan has passed away today at the age of 70.

Let us all give him a loving, collective swat on the head with our Skipper hat. Goodbye, funnyman. You will be missed.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Jawbone #68: Monkey Helmet or Anchor Hair?

Neil in the Box returns for a show! We talk about anchor hair, Brian Williams, Geraldo and much more all as Rome burns.


KQCX Radio in Queen Creek, AZ
Extra Life Radio
Lost Socks Insanity

Monkey Jacket | Hello, Solo
The Bloody Irish Boys | Full Moon

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Saturday, September 03, 2005

Jawbone #67: Sorting It Out

Nora and I do a show trying to work out for ourselves what is happening right now on the Gulf Coast of the US. Included are a few songs from Garageband artists who hail from New Orleans, LA.


Anderson Cooper goes nuts.

From New Orleans, LA:
Crispin Schroeder Band | Ponchartrain
Lil' Bob and the Lollipops | You Know It Ain't Right
The Lascivious Biddies | Neighbor

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Friday, September 02, 2005

The Problem with America

Found this image on Flickr. For me, it kind of emphasizes what's wrong with our country today.

Thursday, September 01, 2005


There are a bunch of scam websites out there trying to take advantage of people who want to help with the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina. Talk about scum of the earth. One official place to donate is at the American Red Cross. I will find some other legit sites and link them up here. Thanks to Lumpy from RadioStatic.AM for more suggestions.

Red Cross - Donate Now.
Salvation Army - Donate Now
FEMA - Donate Now
Catholic Charities - Donate Now