Jul 25 2012

The Unrankable Coolness of Buddy

Life frequently seems to be dependent upon context.

For example, take Buddy Holly, of which I depicted in chubby, infantile form on a psychology worksheet in today’s doodle.

Let’s not kid ourselves: Holly looks like a nerd. The large glasses, wiry frame, and short pants would do him no favors in a contemporary high school during lunchtime.  Yet evidence suggests he ranked quite high on the coolometer during his prime in the 1950s. For example, he performed on national television, blew away Bob Dylan in concert, and convinced a woman to marry him on their first date.

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Feb 15 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day: Here is a picture of Abby as a giant robot

Most of us will die at some point in our lives. The hows and whys are hard to predict; industrial accidents, hungry monsters, and faulty organs are all equally likely culprits. Take comfort in the fact that nearly every living thing that has died has gone through this process before us, and it didn’t kill them, did it?

Lucky for me, my wife, Abby, is nearly immortal. Based on my estimates, she is looking at a lifespan that extends at least into the millennium range. Today’s doodle is an artist’s rendering of Abby on Valentine’s Day in 2313. She has clearly entered the giant robot stage of existence and is likely pausing here before razing another city, as is her wont. I’m going to assume her destructive tendencies stem from my untimely death in a bowling accident three decades earlier at the young age of 300. Lucky for her, me, and Earth, Science will leap forward in 2314, resurrecting me in zombie form. We’ll then blast off to the Moon or Europa, whichever has cooler cities to ransack.

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