Friday, May 30, 2008

Jawbone #208: Higamus, Hogamus

So here it is, better late than never -- show 208 served up for your enjoyment. Tonight, Nora and I discuss dreams, poor excuses that are actually real excuses, trolleys and fat people, and a few more things that you'll just have to listen to find out. Enjoy the show!

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Not Happening Tonight

Just got back from an event, Nora has a headache and the reality is the show is not going to happen tonight. We'll probably record at some point during the day tomorrow. So if you're around, you might be able to catch us on Ustream.

How To Rap, Hungarian Style

I don't know about you, but I've always wanted to be able to rap like those big rap stars like the Eminem, and the Twopack Shakur. But I think I learned the most from this guy: Speak the Hungarian Rapper. Apparently, all you have to do to really rap like a gansta is to say words like "check" and "business" and haltingly speak about things like "war" and "peace". Come to think of it, this guy is really no different than the mainstream rappers except he doesn't speak like he has jalepeno on his lips. Anyway, enjoy Speak's song "Stop Your War Business." Thanks to Derek for the link.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Friday, May 23, 2008

Weezer Does YouToob

Awesome video. Great song. Found via Addicted to Vinyl, an awesome Cleveland blog that I'm pretty sure my friend Matt is behind. Who knew!?

My Annual Batman Drawing

My Annual Batman Drawing
Originally uploaded by jawboneradio.
So, I've been feeling kind of lackluster and burned out as of late and I decided to switch things up by getting some new inking tools: some new cartooning nibs, traditional india ink and some Windsor and Newton sable brushes. Turns out I turned back to my standby Microns and Pitt pens to complete this image. Which led me to the conclusion that I have already found my tools of trade and that, at this point in my life, there was no reason to start anew. Ah well, at least I have the option to use brushes and nibs if I so choose. And really, there's nothing wrong with having a large arsenal of tools to play with.

Just ask Batman.

Drawn on Bristol, colored in PS.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Jawbone #207: Living Vicariously Through Tea

On tonight's podcast. we talk about the aftermath of the Jog-A-Thon, living vicariously though my famous friends, MST and Rifftrax, more about the bittermelon and Nora's new obsession with tea. Enjoy the ride!

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Rock Band's Competition

Well, it was only a matter of time until Guitar Hero jumped on the bandwagon and tried to imitate Rock Band. Personally. I hope Rock Band beats the pants off of GH only because in this fight between Vivendi/Blizzard/Activision and EA/MTV/Harmonix. I'm rooting for Harmonix who, even though they have made millions off Rock Band, they are definitely the underdog in this fight.

See more here. I think the Guitar Hero game will suck. But that's just me.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Len TV: Jog-A-Thon

Len TV returns with the results of the Jog-A-Thon!

As you may remember, we asked our listeners to sponsor co-host, Neil, in a Jog-A-Thon to benefit a local elementary school. Well, this afternoon, the event took place and you'll have to watch for yourself to see how Neil did.

There are some prizes up for grabs and Nora will be figuring out that end of it. Someone will be getting a Monster By Mail drawn by either myself, Nora or Neil. Plus, thanks to your pledges, Neil may be hosting an upcoming episode of Jawbone Radio. Thanks for all your support. I firmly believe that we have the best fans in podcasting. Enjoy the vidcast!

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Christian Vander

Hang on until at least 1:40. Thanks Rifftrax for this rare find.

As Seen On Rifftrax

Jonathan Coulton and Paul and Storm are living the geek dream. Not only do they get to travel around in a magical bus playing musics for people in buildings all over the country, sometimes cool people are among the people in the building. Take for example this past weekend in San Diego, when Bill Corbett of MST3K fame joined in on a sing-along. Afterwards, the group (which included former Jawbone guest, Mike Nelson and his wife, Bridget) hung out and imbibed spirits at a local pub.

What does this have to do with me? My artwork for Paul and Storm's "Dejected Arrr" tee (available here) ends up at the Rifftrax blog. Unfortunately, it's not credited. But I'll take what I can get. Thanks to Dan for heads up.

UPDATE: I have been credited! Thanks Conor!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Decadent Superheroes

Got this great link from Knightwise. What is superheroes let themselves go? I guess this is what it would look like. See em all here. And for those interested, the little known DC universe continues with Granny Goodness, a request by Nora.

Caption This: 5-19-08

With all the Jogging and Running and health related activities happening this week, I thought I'd do a Caption This that had a little something to do with that. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Last Chance to Sponsor Neil for the Jog-A-Thon

Hey everyone: Monday the 19th is the last day to sponsor Neil for the Jog-A-Thon. Just a reminder about the specs: The track is 1/8 of a mile. How many laps will Neil run in 45 minutes? Guess correctly and you can win your very own Monster By Mail--drawn by Nora, Neil or Len. To participate, click the comment box and agree to pledge some amount per lap. Then list the total you think he'll run. All proceeds benefit a local elementary school. Pledges are due May 29th. Or you can call our voicemail line @ 206.666.2326. Neil has agreed to host an episode of Jawbone Radio live on camera if he raises $142.00, so join in the fun!

If you haven't already chimed in with a pledge or a guess, feel free to pledge in the comments for this post. Thanks for participating!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Jawbone #206: Beware of Women in Denim Dresses

Lots going on around here today, so we keep it short. On today's show, we chat about birthday parties, orange rooms, flies, taxes, the aftermath of .23 cent pizza day and more. Thanks for joining us for this abbreviated show.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Show Postponed Until Tomorrow...

Life gets in the way sometimes. We have a lot to talk about, but it will have to wait until Friday morning. Thanks for hanging with us.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


We'll probably talk about this on the next show, but as of today, Nora and I are officially the parents of a teenager.

Why do I feel less prepared to handle a teen than an infant? Maybe because an infant can't punch you in the face. I kid, our son is a good tyke even in his old age. And I can't believe he has entered this phase of his life. So soon. Ironically, I feel like I have never left it, so what does it say about me? Regardless, Happy Birthday to my eldest and to everyone else who is sharing this day (you know who you are).

Run To The Hills

For those of you playing Rock Band expert drums, you know the pain that is Iron Maiden's Run To The Hills. I've often wondered if the RB chart is close to the real drum in any way. Well, this pretty much answers my question. This dude does Rock Band Expert Drum videos on The YooToob and he's pretty darn good. Oh and I should mention that if you are into Iron Maiden and love their zombie mascot Eddie The Head, you can join in the drawing fun at this Flickr group set up by my hobo buddy, Halcyonsnow.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Behold - Bullet Man

Bullet Man
Originally uploaded by jawboneradio.
Another little known hero from the DC Universe. Click the pic to learn more about this dude. Incidentally, I also picked up the Marvel Encyclopedia, so don't be surprised to see some lesser known heroes and villains from that tome as well.

Caption This: 5-12-08

Thanks DJ Hojo!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day, Momma!

This goes out to all the lovely mother's in the world who happen to be reading this blog. And as a client I once worked on said in their ad, "Don't just make it Mother's Day, make it Mother's Night." Bow chickki bow bow. Happy Mother's Day!

57 States

Class, can anyone name all 57 states?

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Jawbone #205: 23 Cent PIzza Night

It's 23 Cent Pizza night! Neil joins us as we talk more about his training for the upcoming Jog-A-Thon, (if you'd like to sponsor Neil, see this post for details). You can also continue to sponsor him in the comments. We talk about Neil's court date, 23 cents for a pizza, podcasting help and much more. We also feature the music of Frans Huxie. Enjoy the show!

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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Clone Wars Trailer Tomorrow!

Sounds pretty cool:
"At 7:58 p.m. in all U.S. time zones, Cartoon Network, TNT, TBS, CNN, and Boomerang will debut an action-packed, two-minute preview of the animated adventure from creator George Lucas and Lucasfilm Animation. It marks the first time a theatrical trailer has received a simultaneous, cross-network airing on Turner Networks. The trailer debuts in theaters on Friday, May 9, along with the first poster for the movie."
See more here. Yet another film to get excited about.
Thanks for the heads up, DJ Hojo.


Check out the whole site here. Thanks for the nightmares, Dan.

Monday, May 05, 2008

The Little Known DC Universe

Ambush Bug
Originally uploaded by jawboneradio.
So, over the weekend, I grabbed the DC Comics Encyclopedia. I've been wanting to get it for a while, so I celebrated Free Comic Book day by adding it to my collection of comic tomes. I was take by the number of superheroes that are so ancillary in the DC universe. Really, DC is founded on four, maybe five great marquee heroes. The rest (compared to the Marvel universe) seem like filler.

So I decided to start drawing these secondary heroes and give them some heroic due. I started with a request, Ambush Bug, (shown here) and Neon the Unknown a 1940's superhero who seems to be making a revival this year. I'm planning on doing more, until then, you can keep checking on the Flickr set I created. I'll also try to post as I do these.

Caption This: Cinco De Mayo Edition

Happy Cinco De Mayo everyone! Here's a special Caption This to celebrate the occasion.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

How was your Free Comic Book Day?

Our Loot
Originally uploaded by jawboneradio.
Got back a little while ago and brought back a ton of free comics. Five kids grabbing one of each free comic, plus buying a little action figure for themselves is a lot of loot. If you went, share your stories.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Jawbone #204: Jog-A-Thon

Neil joins us for a show where among the topics of discussion are New Zealand, Minties, Illegal Tulip Picking, The Downward Spiral that is Lakewood, and of course - the Jog-A-Thon!

Neil (who is not at all a Fat Guy in the Basement), will be participating in a Jog-A-Thon on May 20th. The track is 1/8 of a mile. How many laps will Neil run in 45 minutes? Guess correctly and you can win your very own Monster By Mail--drawn by Nora, Neil or Len. To participate, click the comment box and agree to pledge some amount per lap. Then list the total you think he'll run. All proceeds benefit a local elementary school. Pledges are due May 29th. Or you can call our voicemail line @ 206.666.2326. Neil has agreed to host an episode of Jawbone Radio live on camera if he raises $142, so join in the fun!

Lots to take in, I know. But it's worth it. Enjoy the show!

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Man Attempts To Cash $360 Billion Check

And it didn't work!
"A man has been accused of attempting to pass a $360 billion check, which he claims was given to him by his girlfriend’s mother to start a record business, Fort Worth police said."
Via Neatorama.

Free Comic Book Day This Saturday

Hey, gang! Don't forget that Free Comic Book Day is THIS SATURDAY May, 3 at your local comic book store. I've been looking forward to this since last year because I missed it by about a week. Here's the poop on the event. Free comic books FTW!

Happy First of May Everyone!

Yeah, you know what I'm talking about. If not, click here. (Note: NSFW link)