Saturday, March 31, 2007

UPDATE!:The Monsters Are In The Mail!

First off, thanks so far to everyone with the really overwhelming response to the Monster By Mail project. I am currently in the process of streamlining the design process. The video layer makes this project a little more challenging, but I think I have figured out a way to make everything go a lot easier. There's definitely a learning curve, and I'll be making tweaks along the way, but it's just really fun being able to roll in a lot of what I enjoy (cartooning, blogging, vidcasting, etc.) into one neat little package.

Just a reminder, I am only doing 150 of these monsters. So make sure you add your request to the list at the Monster By Mail site. The site is still being tinkered with, but we will eventually have all the videos and images on the site so you can flip through them and watch each one being drawn.

In the meantime, here are links to the latest videos. The first batch is going in the mail today, so if you were lucky enough to get in early, you'll most likely have your monster by early next week. And please spread the word, DIGG the story, link the videos...whatever. It is all appreciated.

I should also mention that if you've ordered one of these, you can usually see the images of the finished art at my Flickr site first. The videos usually will follow afterwards.

Friday, March 30, 2007

The Jawbone Art Project: MONSTERS BY MAIL!

OK, so I have been inspired once again by Ape Lad and his wonderfully cool hobo portrait idea. What appealed to me so much about the concept was this idea of instant art (a la Keith Haring). This quick, accessible artwork that is visually appealing and just darn cool to look at.

So here's what I'm doing: For a limited time, I am offering original hand-drawn monster artwork. That's right. For a mere $20 per drawing, I will draw an original hand colored monster for you on a 4 x 6 size postcard. I will only be doing 150 of these original sketches. They will be signed and numbered and will most likely fit into a decorative frame of your choice.

Not only that, but I will create a video of each monster and post it to the official site: Monster By Mail. That's right, you'll actually be able to watch your own monster be drawn in real time!

All of the proceeds from this event will go to pay for the doctor and hospital bills associated with the upcoming birth of our baby in the fall.

So here's all you have to do to get the ball rolling: Go to Monsters By Mail and write in an adjective describing your monster. (Greasy, Stinky or Melancholy, for example) Remember to provide me your address so I know where to send the artwork. After your transaction is complete, your monster request will be added to the list. I will then draw a monster based on your adjective, slap a stamp on it and mail it to you.

I've turned this post into a LEN TV vidcast as well, so you can see the process of how the monsters will be created and what you can expect to get in the mail. So enjoy the bonus show as well!

My artpens are warmed up and I'm ready to draw. And know that you're helping make our next child's entry into the world a little easier. So what are you waiting for? Join the fun and get your own Monster By Mail! Thanks for all your support!

UPDATE: The story...she is DUGG. Thanks to Tvindy! Help Digg it please!

SECOND UPDATE: The response has been really great! I have to think about streamlining the process, but I'm sure it will come in time.

BTW, You can see the first video of the very first request here. As soon as we can, we will have all the videos available at Monsters By Mail, so you can browse the images and the vids.

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Everybody Was Kung Fu Painting - HA!

I would have liked to have seen this more detailed, but it's still pretty cool. Thanks to Nephew Mark for this vid.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Jawbone #153: There's Vicks In My Eyes!

Neil fills in for Nora tonight and a good time is had by all. We cover a lot of ground -- lots of reaction to our Big Annoucement, we play your voicemails, talk movies, typhoon pants and much more.

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Michael Jackson Wants To Be A Robot

"Michael Jackson is in discussions about creating a 50-foot robotic replica of himself to roam the Las Vegas desert, according to reports. It has now been claimed that his plans include an elaborate show in Vegas, which would feature the giant Jacko striding around the desert, firing laser beams."
See the story. Thanks Dan!

Code Monkey Like Win

Boring Manager Rob
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It's been a while since I have drawn anything Coulton-related. So imagine my surprise when I was asked to do art for a Code Monkey Card Game. That's right. A card game. Based on the song Code Monkey. It isn't available yet and probably won't be found in stores, but somewhere in the tubes very soon. I did look the rules and play instructions though, and I must say, it's a pretty solid card game. Anyways, this is my take on Boring Manager Rob.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Time Waster

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in the comments section.

Bring Back Daughtry

If you're not watching American Idol, you won't appreciate this. But if you are, Vote For Bollywood!

Congratulations to Ape Lad!

Monkey Mary
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.
From the title of this post and the accompanying image, it may seem that Adam "Ape Lad" Koford has given birth to a monkey or some other cigar smoking simian. Not the case. Last week, Ape Lad opened himself up to drawing an additional 200 hoboes (at $10 each) that would be named via e-mails he got through the tubes. Well, he has reached his goal of 200 names and - HOT DAMN! -- the drawing has commenced.

I am in awe of this true master. if you are expecting an original Ape Lad in the mail in the next few days, may I suggest you frame that baby and get it insured. Adam is one of the most amazing artists I ever have had the honor to meet, and he has the fantastic superpower of being able to make me simultaneously seethe with envy and be humbled by his incredible wealth of talent.

Viva La Ape!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

The Eurovision 2007 Song Entries Are In!

I had no idea what this thing was until Dan IM'ed me about it this morning. I had some vague reference points from Coverville and other sources, but now I totally get it. Eurovision is a worldwide songwriting competition. Each country submits one song for consideration. Looking at the entries, I doubt these got vetted through an official commitee. I can't see Switzerland okaying this Gay Vampire Song. But then again, what do I know? I'm not Swiss.

Regardless, enjoy the pain!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Unaired MythBusters Segment

I am a HUGE fan (along with millions of other folks) of Mythbusters. So imagine my surprise when I found out an unaired segment was floating around the tubes. Apparently, Adam and Jayme tried to bust the myth of whether or not pretty girls pass wind and if it possible to light your flatulence. The video is a little rough, but you can make out all the pertinent info. Thanks to Paul for this wonderful heads up.

Turkish Star Wars

Man, if this isn't one of the funniest things I've seen all month. The first minute of this video are worth the price of admission. For real laughs, just play the sound and don't watch the video. It's a true achievement in sound design!

Mystery Question 3-26-07

I think this week's question is tough, but I've been proven wrong before:

Decapitate me and all becomes equal. Then truncate me and I become second. Cut me front and back and I become two less than I started.

What am I?

Last Week's Answer: Derek got the answers right last week. Check the comments if you got stumped.

Caption This: 3-26-07

Thanks once again to the elusive Chad for this week;s Caption This.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Captain America Vs. Red Skull

I have always loved Captain America and I feel very sad to have lost him. So I decided to take part in the Captain America meme happening alongside the Supergirl meme. (Yes, I know I am a couple of weeks slow.) I may take another stab at it, since I love drawing him, but here is my take for now. Beat that Red Skull, Cap!Beat back the Nazi Horde!!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Jawbone #152: The Announcement

On this episode, we let our listeners in on our BIG ANNOUNCEMENT, I talk a bit about Phoenix, the 700 Things and I try to get over this terrible headache.

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My Big Fat Greek Restuarant
Canyon Cafe / Sam's Cafe

Ken Wagner | Speed Monkey
Video By Spiff here!

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59. Festering Gob

9. Festering Gob
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Ok, I am going to be drawing more as time goes on. As part of the 700 Things Project, here is my first entry into the foray, Festering Gob.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Supergirl Meme

Originally uploaded by jawboneradio.
I just needed to draw again. It feels like forever. So I decided to take part in the Supergirl meme that was featured on Boing Boing today. As I mention in the comments of the image, it feels good to just draw again. Looking forward to doing much more soon!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Len TV: Peyote And The Urban Jungle

Lamb Wilson returns with a vidcast from the hot Arizona desert.

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700 Things

This happened while I was out in the desert: 700 Things. More to come as I get the downlow on the whole project.

UPDATE: More on this project here.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Mystery Question 3-19-07

Okay, some word fun for this week's teaser:

The following clues lead to two words or phrases that are the phonetic reverse of each other. When you answer the first clue and flip the syllables, you get the second answer. (Phonetic only, not letters.)Using the clues below, please find the words/phrases in question.

Example: Impertinent * Teetertotter
Answer: Saucy/Seesaw


1. A clock or watch * Period between wars (2 words)
2. Fabulous * Chase after
3. Have faith in * Not disturb (2 words)
4. European weight, informally * Understated (Hyphenated)
5. Student, say, with a summer office job * Go to bed (2 words)

Last Week's Answer: (prepare for the groan) Dan was would pee in the hole.

Caption This: 3-19-07

Back from Phoenix and back with a great new image. More coming soon!

Friday, March 16, 2007

Soft Rock Infomercial

Beauty and Brains

Thanks to Holly for this eagle-eye catch from CNN. Sounds like they may be talking about just Nora here. Check it out.

Greetings From Arizona!

Well, I am currently in Phoenix, Arizona. The weather has been HOT. 92 degree days and very dry heat. Luckily, (or unluckily depending on how you look at it) the group I'm with has been inside in the air conditioning for most of the day at a trade show. I have been filming some stuff for Len TV and I hope to get more today. And for what it's worth, my time schedule is all screwed right now. Between daylight savings time and Arizona not adhering to DST and the waking up at 4:20 AM and 14 hour days, my internal clock is screaming at me rght now for mercy. Ah, it will all be over soon enough though and I'll be back in cold and dreary Cleveland, what with the grey, overcast tones, the lack of coherent downtown planning and the organized crime bosses running the city and the government -- ah, I miss it dearly.

As I mentioned earlier on the blog, new show most likely next week and a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT. I'm surprised no one tried to speculate. Perhaps it's not interesting enough to speculate about. But won't anyone give some guesses?

Ok, into the furnace!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Gummi Bear Chandelier

Wow. Check this out. Thanks to Rose for the link.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Re: The Show

I'm getting ready to hop a plane to sunny Phoenix, AZ and I really doubt we'll be able to record a new show this week. There might be a small possibility that I could squeeze in a new LenTV "Live From The Desert" in the mix, but that remains to be seen. In the meantime, why don't you muddle through the archives and listen to an old show or two? I did that a few weeks ago and it was hard to believe we've been doing this for two full years.

Also, in the next week or so, we will be making a big announcement regarding the future of the show. We really don't know what it will mean for Jawbone, but it's pretty big news nonetheless. I'll let you speculate while I pack my sunglasses and flip flops.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Bohemian Rhapsody in Hand Farts

Queen should have recorded this version before Freddie died. Thanks to Paul for the link.

And if you dig that video, JUST WATCH THIS!

Caption This: 3-12-07

Chad has the week off, so I bring you this week's Caption This! What could that panda be reading that is so scandalous? I'll let you folks decide.

Mystery Question 3-12-07

Hopefully this one will stump you brains in the audience:

You are in a room that is an 8x8x8 perfect cube. There are no windows, or doors (don't ask me how you got in there!) In the center of the floor there is a 12 inch pipe that is sticking 6 inches out of the floor. In the bottom of the pipe is a ping pong ball with a diameter that is one millimeter smaller than the inner diameter of the pipe. You have a 12 inch piece of string, a match, a magnifying glass, a 6" ruler and a paper clip. How do you get the ping pong ball out of the hole?

Clue: The answer may elicit groans from the group.

Last Week's Answer: There was no stumping some of you! The old password was : Out of date. The new one is: Different. He said: My password is "Out of date." And the boss told him the new one when he said: "The password is different."

You folks are too smart!

A Meal Fit For A King

Wow! Check this out. I wonder if it tastes like dog?
"In 1953 Lem went into the "jungles" of Ortonville in search of a feature story on Mr. Hobo, long an American legend. At the conclusion of his visit, Lem was treated with some old-fashioned original homemade Hobo Soup. A hobo himself as a young man, Lem felt the world should share in this fine cuisine. For years, a proper canner was sought, and finally in 1960, Lem and son, Jim, finally saw a dream come true... Hobo Soup on the grocer's shelf -- "A Jungle Recipe, Fit For A King!"
Thanks to Hobo Julie for the link.

Sunday, March 11, 2007


Yes, finally Neil has a blog. Stop by and say hi and thanks for the fishbricks.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Jawbone #151: King of Disappointment

On this episode, we do a rare daytime show and talk about The Robster's microblogging account, disappointment and much more. Join us, won't you?

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Dylan Hears A Who | Green Eggs and Ham

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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Len TV: Robster Twitter

Follow the exploits of Jawbone Radio's loveable mascot "The Robster" in real time. Log onto his Twitter account and find out what The Robster is doing every second of the day. If you're not sure how, he'll explain it to you in mucho details!

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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Robster Twitter

Good news everyone! Word on the street is that Len TV's adorable crustacean, The Robster, now has his own Twitter account. You can follow the daily exploits of this fellow rye cheer. And if you enjoy his musings, please tell a friend!

The Office: Akron and Morristown Editions

I got a link from Gene from Hometown Tales this morning. He produced a short video spoofing The Office.

In a related note, my friend Jim Tews and some of his co-horts produced the Akron edition of The Office. Now, let the deathmatch begin! (Ok, no deathmatch, but it is cool to see how people are interpreting the show.) Enjoy!

Lewis Libby Wiki Page Hacked

It has since been locked down. Thanks to DJHojo for the pic.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Speed Painting

I'm a sucker for these kinds of movies. This one is very cool. It makes me want to sit down and draw again. Sigh...will I ever have time to just draw again? Anyway, enjoy this digital painting. Very very cool!

Crustacean Without The Crust

Unfortunately, I can't take credit for that funny title. Regardless, check this out. It's the future of sucking meat out of a lobster. As if we needed a new way to suck meat out of a lobster. Talk about taking all the fun out of eating these juicy, delicious spiders. Anyway, one machine called the Avure 215L uses pressure (and a bit of magic, me thinks) to suck every bit of meat out of a lobster whole. Whole, I tell you!! No more nicks and cuts on your fingers that get stung with lemon juice and encrusted with butter. Am I ready for this? More importantly, are YOU, ready for this, you crustacean punks? From the blog, The Secret Life of Lobsters:
"When the lobsters come out of the Avure machine after a minute or two, the result is arresting. Every piece of meat can easily be extracted from the shell, raw and fully intact, including the leg muscles."
Once I get my tax return, Lenny P is heading your way with my Mondo Lobster Meat Sucking Machine. And a bucket of drawn butter.

Thanks to Hodg-man via BB.

The Answers Are Blowin' In The SnazzWaddler

We'll probably end up playing this on a future show, but I just had to share now. Hilarious covers of Dr. Suess by a Bob Dylan sound-alike. What a way to celebrate Ted Geisel's birthday! Thanks once again to Dan for this link. Incidentally, Dan sends me the best music-related links around. Can you beat him? I'd like to see you try.

Bring Your Own Weapons

Thanks to Steve for this link!

Monday, March 05, 2007

The Dutch Love Nude Gyms

That is according to this story:
A dozen middle-age and elderly men were game enough for a Dutch gym's invitation to work out nude. But they were vastly outnumbered by the dozens of journalists watching them lift, row and cycle in the buff. "We already had naked swimming ... but a gym, that's unique," said one white-haired bespectacled man, who gave only his first name, Henk. "It's spectacular!" he said, as he pedaled away.
Apparently, the rumor is there will be a nudist day at a Wal-mart near here. Can anyone say, LenTV?

Mystery Question 3-5-07

Back once again with a Brain Teaser that I hope actually stumps some of you! Here ya go!

A man worked for a high-security institution, and one day he went in to work only to find that he could not log in to his computer terminal. His password wouldn't work. Then he remembered that the passwords are reset every month for security purposes. So he went to his boss and they had this conversation:
Man-"Hey boss, my password is out of date."
Boss-"Yes, that's right. The password is different, but if you listen carefully you should be able to figure out the new one: It has the same amount of letters as your old password, but only four of the letters are the same."
Man: "Thanks boss."
With that, he went and correctly logged into his station.
What was the new password?
BONUS: What was his old password?

Good luck!

Last Week's Answer: WIZARD is in the group.

The group contains words with symmetrically distributed letters.
For example, in VOLE, the first and last letters, V and E, are equidistant from the centre of the alphabet, as are the middle two letters, O and L. However, LOVE does not belong because the L and E are not equidistant; neither are the O and V.

Caption This: 3-5-07

What would be a better way to start your week than a Caption This involving killer bees? Thanks to Chad our resident Caption Pic Guy for this wonderful image.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Paul and Storm Meet Wow

Continuing with the WoW references, my friends Paul and Storm have finally gotten a WoW video made for one of their songs. Enjoy Epithets!

Nerds With Mics (and Daggers) RULE!

Here's an interesting bit of information. As you may all know, I am an officer in the ELR/Instance guild on Wow (named Alea iacta est or "The Die Is Cast" courtesy of CNET's Veronica Belmont) Well, the guild is turning out to be THE WoW podcasting guild. Not only did we welcome none other than Mr. Coverville himself, Brian Ibbott to the fray, but one of the most influential podcasters TWiT's Leo Laporte signed on last night as well!

The guild has grown to extraordinary proportions in less than 2 weeks. Over 600 real members are playing and, I'm not kidding, I see about about 10-15 members added each time I log on. If you have WoW and you'd like to join the fun, find Dreadspine, Kaustic or even me, Wiiremotus. :)

Chinese Develop Remote Controlled Pigeons

But quite honestly, no one really knows what practical purpose this serves. Read for yourself. Thanks Krash!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Jawbone #150: Of Fish Bricks and Tattoos

Our former fat guy, Neil, joins us for another show. Hear us talk about fish sandwiches, tattoos on sex offenders and much more! Also, we have a special guest in the form of our young daughter who cannot get to sleep. Enjoy!

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Kristen Shirts | Code Monkey (Uke Mix)

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