Friday, September 22, 2017

The man of the hour

This is Sparky's indestructible dad.  He's about to turn 91 and despite all the things that life has thrown his way, he's still going.  He loves, in no particular order, University of TN college football, his blue hoodie jacket, biscuits and gravy, his wife of 63 years, and going for drives in the country.  He's a top notch guy.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hanging out with Jane

She's such an adorable silver fox.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Massive crush o' the moment

Ms. Rachel Price of Lake Street Dive.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Some work from 2016

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

You're welcome

Feel free to use these on your social media websites when random white people feel the need to comment on your posts or reply to your comments. Let those random opinion sharing white folks know they're appreciated.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

And now, here's Jim McKay...

Monday, September 4, 2017

RIP Walter Becker

So many Steely Dan songs are on the soundtrack to my life. This one was huge.  Thanks for all the great music Mr. Becker.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Happy Labor Day

Union forever.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Give him a break

Everybody needs to lay off Joel Osteen.  So what if he didn't want to open his mega church to dirty flood and hurricane ravaged people?  So what if that's not what Jesus would have done.  Last time I checked Jesus didn't have a multi million dollar property to maintain.  Next thing you know people will be barking that Osteen needs to feed the hungry and house the homeless in his huge church.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Everything's better with wiener

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Wednesday wisdom


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Hey you neo Nazis, why were you marching in Charlottesville?

"I marched because I want to wear white shoes after Labor Day and I'm tired of those black people giving me the side eye for it. They think they're so much better than me because I make a fashion faux pas, fuck them.  It's time to take fashion black, oops, I mean back from black people.  Let America wear white again!" 

"A black chick turned me down for a date, NOW ALL BLACK PEOPLE MUST SUFFER!  My penis demands collective punishment!" 

"Sorry, we were just there to pick up white supremacist gay dudes. Now put that camera away, our beards, oops, I mean, our wives might see this photo."

"We want tuna salad every day for lunch.  WITH EXTRA MAYO!  Those Negroes don't like mayo and it's our country so we have to get rid of the anti mayo activists."

"We're scared we'll become irrelevant, and also that we'll be forced to gay marry a Mexican Muslim drug dealing crossdresser." 

"Pie.  I like pie."

"Look, I got hammered and dressed up like Jared Kushner and just ended up there okay?  Don't tell my boss or my rabbi that I came to this thing all right?  It just feels right to be around other unsuccessful frightened out of work white males who live in trailer parks and or our parents basement."

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The genius in his studio

I know it's the current fashion to denigrate Picasso, but fuck that, he was a fucking genius who revolutionized art. There was never anyone else like him and I doubt there will ever be anyone like him again.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Amitra of the week

Amrita Acharia.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

False Flag

Here's a new work of mine:

'I don't buy into that red state/blue state crap the corporate media keeps pushing on us' (acrylic and ink on 16x20" canvas).

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

When is it okay for a white person to go on a racist tirade ?

"When the white person in question has had a real bad day and they just need to let off some steam."

"If a person of color gives the white person a hard time or some really bad customer service."

"If the white person is mentally ill and forgot to take their meds, then it's okay." 

"If the white person is old and doesn't know any better or is emotionally unstable then it's fine."

"If the white person is drunk or a drug addict, it's all right because they can't control themselves."

"Never.  It's never okay, no matter what excuse the racist gives for doing it. To make excuses or allowances for white people to go on a racist tirade, like this one, is allowing white supremacy to get the upper hand once again.  You're making excuses for racist monsters to spew hate and you're helping to oppress people of color.  Let me repeat myself, IT IS NEVER OKAY TO LET ANY WHITE PERSON GO ON A RACIST TIRADE ANYWHERE AT ANY TIME NO MATTER THE EXCUSE THEY GIVE FOR DOING IT. And finally, if a white person does go on a racist tirade, then they need to pay the price for it, and if part of that price is public shame and them getting fired from what ever job they were holding at the time, then so be it.  Free speech has it's consequences."

Thursday, July 27, 2017

So little says so much

Ben Shahn was a master artist.

Sunday, July 23, 2017


Regular readers of this blog will notice that I just don't blog as much as I used to.  Facebook is partly to blame, it's easier to stay in touch with my social circle and far flung friends via that website.  Also in May and half of June I had to ride herd on the shitty contractor who did our bathroom remodel, more about that ordeal in a later blog post.  But the real time sucker had been the ongoing torment of caring for Sparky's aging sickly parents.  Her dad had the toes on his left foot amputated in March after they reopened his arteries and got the blood in his left leg flowing again. He spent months in the hospital and a rehab hospital and during all that time his wife who is dealing with her declining health issues had to be looked after and helped.  Then the day came they both rejoiced in but we dreaded, the day they sent him home.  It was a great day for him but it presented us, Sparky, her sister, and myself, with a myriad of problems that we're still dealing with today.  Her folks require someone to be with them 24 hours a day, if only to make sure her dad doesn't fall and hit his head or break a bone.  Her mom has short term memory problems and has OCD issues about certain things.  We've been stretched to the breaking point and we're all ready to go nuts and throw the towel in, and before some well intentioned reader asks, YES WE HAVE POWER OF ATTORNEY.  But we've been reluctant to invoke anything too life changing for them because we wanted them to be able to enjoy living their last days in their own home.  But that may have to change because we've all hit the wall and we're exhausted mentally and physically.  And that's why I haven't been blogging much.  When I get home and don't have to chase after or help care for her folks, then I'm usually too tired to blog and all I want to do is to veg out on Netflix or make some art.  

I have no idea how this is all going to play out and I have no idea when I'll be blogging regularly again.  Deal with it.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Barn of the week

Friday, July 14, 2017


I draw a lot of artistic inspiration from mid century jazz album covers.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

People who accepted a Facebook friend request from Jayden K. Smith speak out

 "Ever since I accepted his friend request food tastes better.  The sun shines brighter.  Rain feels wetter and my poop is solid once again.  He's been a godsend."
"Chicks dig me more and I get handjobs galore now that me and Jay Jay are Facebook buds."

 "I haven't had a period in a month of so and I'm sick in the morning a lot lately." 
"A Negro family moved in down the street from me and the wife and Mr. Smith encouraged me not to don my Klan robes and burn a cross in their yard.  He told me to extend the hand of friendship, like I had done to him, and you know what?  Now my wife and I are friends with that black couple and we go to swingers parties together."  

"Horses are pretty."

"Jayden K. Smith has ruined my life.  He changed all the settings on our home electronics and then he got me fired from my job.  He looted my bank account, slept with my wife, and he got me hooked on drugs, hardcore porn, and United Methodism.  I rue the day I accepted his friend request.  RUE IT I say!"

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Manly man

Sorry for the lack of blogging, lots of shit going down here.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Not enough sunblock in the world

Asshole shuts down all the state beaches in New Jersey, except for the one at his taxpayer funded beach house.  And this prick wanted to be POTUS.  Fuck him.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

There's no there there

I took Sparky's parents for a ride over to where I spent my adolescence, Lee County VA.  I don't know what was more depressing about that area, the memories of being bullied by my cousins and their mentally ill mother while I lived there or the fact that Lee County hasn't moved an inch forward since I moved out in 1980.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Scottish lass of the week

Sara Vickers.