Thursday, October 27, 2016

Rejected by the New Yorker 4 and 5!

I submitted a couple new comics to the New Yorker and they were almost immediately rejected.

Here ya go:

I still think they're funny.

Oh well. I'll try again when I come up with more.

My Favorite Yard Haunt 2016!

It was hard to get up this morning.

I slept okay, but had busy dreams that I wanted to keep dreaming.

I felt a bit like a record that started from a standstill and sloooowly sped up to regular speed.

I got into my car, feeling like I did not have enough energy to get through the workday ahead, when I saw what is now my FAVORITE YARD HAUNT OF 2016!

It wasn't because of any particular decoration or even the yard haunt itself, but the fact that it was there, blinking from across the street between two of my backyard neighbors. As I was driving to a day of work that I wasn't looking forward to, I saw this gaudy, blinking reminder that it is still Halloween Season for a few more days! Plus "On the Sunny Side of the Street" by the Manhattan Transfer was playing on WITT! I love that song.

It was enough to make me stop and take 2 short videos of it so I could remember it and so I could share it with you.

I drove by it again this afternoon.

Not really much to look at in the daylight. A grim reaper guy, a giant spider with a red butt, a generic Jack Skellington-looking guy with a hat, and the Staypuft Marshmallow Man. Kind of boring actually, but this morning it provided me with a moment that I can only compare to the scene in a Christmas movie where the main character sees a Christmas tree light up, and everyone knows that it will all be okay.

Click here to see and read about my favorite yard haunt from 2015!  I've driven by several times to see if they put it up yet this year. Either they have not or the person who put it up last year no longer lives there. It makes me a bit sad, but this year's favorite mostly makes up for it.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Pez, Ecto Cooler, and Bill and Ted!

Here's my newest review!

I've loved Pez dispensers and candy for a long, long time.

I think it started with this:

In this one panel of Bill and Ted's Excellent Comic Book, issue 3 "Daze in the Life" by Evan Dorkin there is a mention of Pez.

I already liked Pez candy and dispensers, but when it was mentioned by Bill and Ted, who I was obsessed with (still am), Pez became part of that obsession.

I loved it so much that one year for Christmas at least half of my list was Pez-related!

I loved it so much I designed a Claudius Pez Dispenser T-shirt and put it up on the Ponder Couch Cafe Press store!

Soon after (like a day after) I got a Cease and Desist order from Pez to take it down. (I'm wearing the only one printed in the video!)

This panel added another food item to that obsession.

You can see it right in the middle of the panel.

A can of Ecto Cooler.

Man, do I love Ecto Cooler.

I hope they never discontinue it again.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

"Look What I Can Do!", Dumb Face Tricks, and "Catch a Falling Star!"

I made a new Guitprov song:

I used it as the background for this Dumb Face Tricks video:

I also covered Perry Como's "Catch a Falling Star"!

I love Perry Como's voice.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Rejected by the New Yorker 3!

Here is the most recent comic I submitted to the New Yorker!

They didn't want it.

Maybe I should have written "Imaginary Staircase" instead?

Sunday, October 16, 2016

A Prairie Home Companion, Halloween is Coming!, and Real Turkish Delight!

I've been making stuff! I just haven't been updating much.

Chris Thile is taking over hosting duties on "A Prairie Home Companion"!

The first episode was last night! I enjoyed it.

That video is my cover of the intro theme that begins each episode.

I've been working on this song for a while now. I'm not totally happy with how the song and video turned out, but I'm glad to have it done and out of my system.

I hope you like it.

A review of "real" Turkish Delight!

I reviewed some "not real" Turkish Delight a few years ago.

Shares of everything appreciated!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Old Mother Goose - a Spooky Nursery Rhyme!

That logo just gets better and better with each post!

Did you hear the good news?
Old Mother Goose
is back on the loose...

I love puppets. They can be so wonderful, and oh-so-creepy!

Perfect for Hallowe'en.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Hallowe'en Mood Table!

I love that banner!

New Halloween Mood Table!

From youtube:

Dinosaur Dracula makes a Halloween Mood Table every year and a few years ago I started making them too!

This year DD made a video of his mood table. So I did too!

This one is a bit different from previous years. I have more real pumpkins around (that I grew!), I expanded to the coffee table and a chair (for My Pet Monster), and I left out a few things. Some because I wanted to, and some because I couldn't find them this year.

I plan to add to it as I find new things they year!

The video would've been longer, but I ran out of phone digital space.

The songs are:


You can download the songs HERE! Just click any of these words!

I love Hallowe'en!

Monday, October 3, 2016


Look at that beautiful header that Geoff made!


I love Halloween!

Let's add some new stuff to those old videos I just posted!

Look at my new tattoo! I got it last month!

It's sort of 2 tattoos. I already had Charlie Brown, but the pumpkins were added around him, and he got colored in. So it's basically one big tattoo instead of a tattoo I already had surrounded by a new tattoo.

It was really hard to take that picture with my webcam.


I love Ghostbusters!

Old/New, Boy/Girl, Cartoon/Real, Filmation/"Real". It's all good.

I found out from Dinosaur Dracula several weeks ago that Wayback Burgers had some Ghostbuster promo food because of the new Ghostbusters movie coming out on bluray. 

After a googlemapsing I found that there was one a couple hours away! Princess Melawesome agreed to go with me and found it!

It's in a mall food court!

I got all 3 items and they were all pretty good!

My favorite part was the shake!

The burger had Ghost Pepper sauce on it, and there was Ghost Pepper sauce for dipping the Mac n Cheese bites. The Ghost Pepper sauce tasted great, but was a bit too hot for me to finish.

I did get a fun Burger Pick thing:

I just checked the Wayback Burgers site and it looks like they're still available! Go get some!

That's all the new Hallowe'en Goodness I have for you so far!

Well, except for this picture I took of myself in the Trader Joe's bathroom because it was October 1st, I was wearing one of my Jack-o-lantern shirts, my hair looked amazing, and I felt cute.

More to come as soon as I get it made or find it!

PS: I read awhile back on Neil Gaiman's tumblr that Halloween is acutally "Hallowe'en"! I like that better. So I'm going to start writing it that way when I remember to!

Double-Jointedness and other Skills!

The one place I'm double-jointed:

That last video is the last one in a playlist of my AMAZING SKILLS!

Here's the whole playlist.