How is it Wednesday already? Dang it. Busy week!
Here’s a two page spread from my sketchbook that makes about as much sense as a transcription of a dream.
So. There’s this monthly local paper in my area that’s sometimes highly informative, but mostly unintentionally amusing. I always read it cover to cover looking for the interesting bits. Usually it’s just entertaining letters from grouchy townsfolk, but this current issue has a photo of a man and a pineapple plant he grew.
There’s no story, just the photo of the man and his plant, a title and a caption. I don’t know who this guy is, or why his pineapple growing skills are worthy of a newspaper picture. I kept looking for mention of the photo in other articles in the paper, but there was nothing. SO confusing.
Since I use doodles to try and make sense of my world, I decided to make a doodle of the picture in hopes it would help me understand it. I copied the picture to the best of my abilities, with some artistic interpretation (the local guy wasn’t wearing a pink and orange striped maxi skirt), added the title and caption, and … I’m just as confused.
Well, I don’t know what that thing is, but it sure is happy about the cabbage display.
Or maybe it’s just a fan of Avatar.
For the most part my son is an enthusiastic and accepting fan of my doodles (and I’m probably warping his view of the world big time), but sometimes he asks me why questions.
Why is he just saying “sausage”?
Why is he happy he’s fired?
Why is he running away?
Why is the naked mole rat Swedish?
Why are they all confused?
I don’t ever have any answers. Things just come out of my head this way and I draw them. I guess I’m just preparing him for the nonsense of the real world and the many, many questions he’ll ask that have no answer.
Why is European chocolate so much better than American chocolate?
Why do people throw trash out their windows on the highway?
Why don’t people realize they’re being manipulated by media and giant corporations and religion to spend money on things they don’t need?
Why do people watch FOX news?
Actually, I’m pro-nonsense, but I’m choosy about what sort of nonsense I’ll tolerate.