For the past semester of my senior year at high school, I’ve been taking an oral composition class. For all of those who don’t know what’s up, oral comp is a public speaking class. It was a ton of fun, we went over informational and even advertising speeches. For my advertising speech, I talked about an advanced device that administered painful pimp-slaps. Feel free to book me for any public seminars.
Suspension from School – posted 6/6/07
Recently, my brother got suspended for 3 days from his school. At first I
wondered if it had to do with it being the 6th of the 6th month of the year; not to
mention he is in 6th grade. Three sixes might be a bad thing… just like when THE OMEN
came out last year on 6-6-06. Anyway I was thinking about this so called “punishment”
the school gives you, and I wondered if it really is a punishment. If they send a kid home,
it’s more of a vacation then a punishment. I would rather stay home for 3 days than sit in
English class. Does the school actually think you’ll think about what you’ve done? I know
I wouldn’t. The occasional yelling at by the parents might take some effect on you, but
once you reach my age, you learn how to ignore yelling. My brother still has a lot to learn.
Governmental conspiracies – Posted 1/11/07
I’m not the one to get into these subjects, but today’s topic is
governmental conspiracies. Whenever I have too much time on my hands (rarely)
I like to research topics. I’ve researched topics such as the Kennedy
assassination, Terrorist attacks… etc. I just watched a video of the
terrorist attacks in 2001 and was shocked to find out the following:
1. It was done for money possibly
2. Those were planes with no windows, (how could it be a passenger plane)
3. It had huge unordinary compartments built under the plane possibly carrying bombs/ explosive.
4. before the planes hit the trade center, bright flashes came from under plane (possibly missiles)
Now I wonder what happened to the story about all those people dying. I mean, did they
actually find a body from someone on the plane as actual proof? I talked to people about
this, and they said that many of these conspiracies are floating around. For example: some
say that they never put a man on the moon, and that it was all staged. Could be, but we
will never find out. Above all the ideas and crazy nuts, I stand tall to believe that the
government is hiding secrets from the American public.
Aspiring Cartoonists- posted 11/14/06
To all aspiring cartoonists, I’m offering some tips, but not a lot
because I am also an aspiring cartoonist. First, I highly recommend Scott
Adam’s (Dilbert) Book The Joy of Work. It has an outstanding section about
writing humor. In it Scott explains his famous 2 of 6 rules that I have
studied and apply religiously. Basically for any thing to be funny, you need
at least two of the following six: cute, cruel, bizarre, recongizeablity, clever,
and naughty. Some tips from me are that: you need simple sentences; it has to make
sense, do not use big words, and do not repeat yourself. As for the drawing, it is
important you that you find your own style. I prefer a simple style with nice round
letters and fine lines for characters. I also prefer the 3 panel (3 boxes) format as
opposed to the 4 panel or 2 panel because it can easily set up a joke. Box 1: story.
Box 2: set up. Box 3: punch line. Find your own style!
Top five favorite movies updated- posted 9/05/06
Reading over my long list of endless blogs… I decided
to update my favorite movies list. I love seeing movies, but some
movies are painful to watch and some are “you just can’t get
enough of it”. Anyway, here’s the list.
1. Inside Man 2. Bourne Supremacy. 3. Walk the line. 4. Forrest Gump. 5. Falling down
Steve Irwin- posted 9/04/06
First off I’d like to say it’s amazing that the year is
already rounding 3rd and heading for home base. I’d also like to give
a moment of honor to a well known Australian crocodile hunter;
Steve Irwin. He died when a sting ray stabbed him in the heart.
According to CNN, “Irwin's support crew made a 30 minute dash
to a nearby island and a waiting medivac chopper. But no one
could save his life, making this the third known fatality in
Australian waters from sting rays.” Some say that at least he
died doing what he loved to do. Steve had created a legacy
and set a mark for people like Jeff Corwin to follow in his
foot steps. I feel great sorrow towards his wife and two kids.
Steve Irwin was a leader, fighting for what he believed in;
and will always be remembered.
Steven Irwin (1962- 2006)
Long time no see- Posted 8/29/06
Well tomorrow is my Dad’s birthday; so I’m looking forward to that.
I haven’t posted a lot of blogs or news lately (none actually). Mostly because
I’ve been so busy lately. I’m back in school, so it’s constant struggle to
write comics and keep up school work while dealing with other stuff too.
Let’s talk about birthdays. First, Presents come in nicely packed packages
(Peter packed pickled pepper packed packages) only to be destroyed by human
curiosity. I’ve noticed this with the younger kids mostly; they rip packages
open without any stopping. As for me, every year I get older, I become more,
“Oooh, papers too nice, must carefully unwrap). I call this the MCU system;
which can be found in every aspiring adult. That’s basically it… besides that;
I’m trying to get Folks incorporated in my school newspaper… if I do, I’ll
write another News column. Speaking of news, I heard a funny headline from
somewhere saying, “Chinese woman dies in car crash while teaching her dog
how to drive”. So being the person I am… I had to make a comic strip about
that which will be published whenever I feel like it. Happy birthday Dad!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!!!!!!!!! Posted 3/17/06
Guess what everyone? No answer…. Well I suppose you might
be thinking it is St. Patty’s day, and you, my friend, are correct (for once).
Now, everyone should be wearing green, because I have a pinching machine…
Now let’s go dress up as leprechauns and go feed hotdogs to a giraffe at
the zoo! (* do not attempt). Well, I’m done… good night and good luck…
good luck of the Irish that is…
The Short, Sweet, and Simple SSS Method… posted 3/9/06
I think I’m developing a case of laziness… Sometimes you just
have to keep a answer short, sweet and simple (now being referred to as SSS)
like in school when my friends ask what my classes are… but, I have to be
obligated to keep it SSS. I simply say, “I don’t know, I’m sorry to disappoint
you for not being able to get the knowledge in which you would do nothing
practical with. “ or sometimes I just say, “ I don’t pay attention well
enough to be able to notice the class number. I just simply go there.”
As you can see you would probably notice, you would get the same response as if you
would have told them you’re 6 classes. (If you would tell them, they would
probably go off a tell their hoodlum friends or this strange girl you don’t
even know who has a crush on you… eeeew… that’s creepy!)
The American explorers crossed the dangerous gooey
green moat, which endangered crocodiles were swimming in. The
crocodiles ate two of the five brave men.
Justin’s SSS sentence
The idiots in green camo crossed the river with crocs in
the water, and got eaten by their own stupidity.
See, the SSS method works every time.
Far Far Far Away… With the Broomstick. Posted 3/7/06
I was watching the Oscars last night… I was surprised how many camera
people were coming after these stars. Hoover Dam! Leave these stars alone, I
think they want to also have a private life! The media networks probably have
spies on their front lawns posing as their gardeners. If I was a star… I’d live
far far far away.... where the dragons and knights live, well… not quite. The
camera people would piss me off so much I would probably punch one of them,
break the glass, have people coming after me… see; I would not be a very good
star. Knocking out camera men with Base Ball Bats would not boost my popularity…
well maybe in prison. Then I would go even further, I would steal the camera
truck… but then the police would come after me… and you get the questioning,
jail, yellow water, the broomstick, yeah the whole ordeal. Therefore, I am
not a movie star, and I am plenty happy with being an amateur or not even
close to amateur cartoonist.
Worst strip ever… posted 2/26/06
The worst strip ever is my Halloween one of 2005. I have no
idea what I was thinking when I made that strip… personally I think
it’s so bad, that if any dead syndicate editors would ever see it,
the would turn over in their graves. If you want to see it; go to the
strip library… all the way down and click on 31.Oct.2005. In the strip
Walter’s buddy says, oh... you made her cry. Look she is smiling. She
is still smiling while she screams. Also, I’d like to point out Fred
in the upper window, he is crossed eyed; this was a sign of me screwing
up with a permanent marker. I hope no syndicate will ever see this.
But it got me laughing how bad it was…
Read what you agree to… posted 2/25/06
While on the subject of things that make me mad… here’s a
new one: user agreement. You know the little agreement; you have to
agree to it. But honestly, I don’t read it and maybe 99% of the population
doesn’t read it. The software companies could be giving you the worst
software, like stuff that freezes your computer, and it’s perfectly
legal because you agreed to it. So if I was a software rep or something,
I’d make these user agreements extra long, and make it impossible to read
because of the small font; then sell the worst software, like stone
aged or something where the teach you how to create a wheel. It’s smart,
but evil. An unrelated subject; I think Walter has mysteriously changed in looks;
maybe it’s my bad penmanship.
The lottery- posted 2/24/06
Some things really surprise me that they actually attract people.
The lottery; I’m surprised that people will actually play this dumb game. I
can’t believe they actually think they can win. The odds of them wining are
like 3 million to 1. It’s like gambling, except only one person wins. I don’t
see any point in that… but however, I believe someone just won over 300 million.
However it was an eight way split. Still that’s good money, and it just bought
them a nice house and retirement. So the lottery has its pros and cons…
Nothing but Losers in the Olympics- posted 2/23/06
I don’t understand why all of the Olympic contestants always lose.
They spend like their entire life to prepare for this once in a life time
experience and all they do is screw up their chance by falling on their butt
in front of the entire world. Occasionally out of all the contestants’
one of them does a good run which the judges approve. I wish all of them
the best luck. Hopefully, they won’t screw up their next opportunity.
Well, today is the Superbowl and a lot of football fans are looking forward
to it; so I drew a strip for the event. I’m not a real expert at the sport,
but I think the Seahawks are going to win. My mom told me that she read an
article in one of her many magazines that Superbowl Sunday is the second
most eating day in American besides Thanksgiving of course. Interesting. I
wonder why they would have it on a Sunday. Why not a Saturday? If it’s on
a Sunday, the next day at school or at work everyone is going to be
talking about it, which will make the teachers mad. Go Seahawks!
Coffee? What the… posted 2/3/06
Are you curious why there has been so much tranquilizer and
coffee in the last couple of strips? Well guess what; I am too, that’s
why I wrote this blog. The tranquilizer… I have no idea. The coffee;
first, I know that people act differently when they have had a couple of cups of coffee,
like my friends. Second, I think it’s funny having Wool or Stephano
drink. And just for the record, I do not drink coffee or use tranquilizer.
State of the Union Speech –posted 1/31/06
I’m not a really big fanatic about politics, I don’t know very much
about the subject;However, I watched the State of the Union Speech; I thought
President Bush did a great job summarizing some of the main points like
conserving oil and funding hybrid cars.After the speech it was interesting to
hear about the interpretations of the speech from Republicans and Democrats.
If you would like to see another funny editorial cartoon drawn by Jim Borgman,
one of my favorite cartoonists,
The Irony of Commercials – posted 1/28/06
Every time you see a commercial saying” take our product, it will help you
reduce weight”. What the? If you’d really like to lose weight you’d be out exercising
instead of sitting on your butt in front of the TV watching the commercial. If you are
not one of those active people who would like to lose weight but just sits on couches,
eating. You’ll take the pills which are bad for your body and then just gain all the
weight again by sitting in front of the TV. And every time you see another one of those
stupid vacuum cleaner commercials which describe the product as the best in the business;
what fools! The only reason they are advertising is because they aren’t making enough
money, because their product just sucks. If you ever fall for any of these commercials,
you have a problem. Stupid TV will probably hypnotize you with its dumb commercials and
take over the world. Best you don’t watch TV and go outside rather than sit and be
brainwashed watching these dumb commercials.
My Inspiration – posted 1/26/06
Over the years I’ve been a big fan of many cartoonists, but one of my favorite
is Jim Borgman. Jim does 5 editorial cartoons a week for the Cincinnati enquirer,
and still does his own comic strip, Zits, with partner Jerry Scott. Jim is my
inspiration, whenever I don’t feel like drawing all I have to do is look at his work
and then I'm inspired… if you’d like to see some of his work, check out
Just in case you’re wondering… posted 1/24/06
I’ve been spending the last couple of days just relaxing not worrying about folks.
I estimated that from today I do about 17 strips a month. If I keep going at that rate… let me
think about that………..that’s 204 strips a year. I think this is too many strips a year… so I
decided to cut back on my schedule. Also I decided to throw in more detail in the strip, so
look out for things… like the 1/24/06 strip will have a digital clock showing the time I was
actually working on the strip the night before; neat, huh? - justin
This is the stupidest blog ever (part 1) - posted 1/18/06
This may be the stupidest blog ever, but what the heck… if you don’t know what a blog is,
it’s web log in the shorter form. If you think this is the end of the blog you’re correct…
Top Five favorite Movies (TFFM) – posted 1/17/06
I like to watch movies on rainy days; recently I just watched the movie,
Serenity. It was a great movie and it got me thinking about writing a blog for my favorite
movies. Since I don’t remember a lot of the movies I have seen in the past year… I will
simply only ramble about the ones I had seen in the past three months. All of the movies made
it one this list because of the great actors and excellent plots. Here are the movies that were
lucky enough to make it on the list:
1. King Kong 2. The Island 3. Serenity 4. Young Frankenstein 5. Flight Plan
“I have a dream...” – a tribute to Martin Luther King. Jr. Posted 1/16/06
“I have a dream... that one day little black boys and black girls
will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers I have a
dream today"- Martin Luther King. Jr. (1929- 1968) Today is very special day. I do not have school today,
because of Martin; therefore I feel that is important enough to pay a tribute to him. Without him, our world today would
be totally different. Without Martin and Rosa Parks, people with different facial color would still be treated differently, like
having to sit on the back of the bus. Therefore, today is an important day, and should be remembered.
A Rainy Opportunity - posted 1/15/05
Some people hate rain others like it. I personally like the rain, because after it’s pulled
through, all of the pollen is brought down; creating a crystal clear sky. Then, when it’s nice a clear, you’d better go out and
do something, don’t go and get a Star Bucks, and watch a movie. But get out there do something active, like bike or hike (hey, that rhymes).
Do something outside when nature gives you this opportunity. Outside I tell you, outside… not to a fast food restaurant.
Don’t waste it... Don't waste it!
From the guy that says goodbyes and hello to years,