Thursday, June 22, 2006

Chess King Torso

Who can explain the artist's method? I can't. I've been shamefully slacking on Business Casual Stag Devil Death Boy as of late, so I've been trying to do some drawing to gear back up and then spend some time on it over the next couple weeks while housesitting for friends. Since my primary responsibility seems to be to take care of the cat, I didn't think it would be a good idea to bring over my messy, toxic paints. Anyways, I sat down tonight with the intention of working on my cartooning of Carl Caperton but an AMC double header of Jurassic Park and Lake Placid later, I found myself with this picture of a dissatisfied looking character's torso in a Chess King sweater type thing (not a poncho) on a stool. It's like a mock-up of something that might come out of a John Hughes / John Waters brainstorming session. I don't know. Can't explain it. But it cracked me up so I thought I'd pass it on.

(WARNING - LAKE PLACID SPOILER - I thought Lake Placid was going to be your standard, run-of-the-mill there's-a-30-foot-alligator-in-our-peaceful-new-england-town's-lake movie, but I was pleasantly surprised to find a plot twist that included Betty White secretly feeding cows (and her husband) to the giant gator. Now that is cinema.)

23 comments:

Duffless said...

Lake Flaccid as it was known when it came out, was higly regarded by vulgarians because of the nearly constant cursing by Betty White, sadly I bet most of this was lost on the TV version.

Dan said...

They cut the sound when she cursed but her irreverant tone and manner came through loud and clear.

Kristin said...

Hey VTK -

Can you post something about my awesome yard sale this weekend?
Think of it as providing a service to the VTK readership. Here's the info on the yard sale:
http://boston.craigslist.org/gms/174629248.html

Love ya, mean it!
KB
PS: Our house is 2 minute stroll from the Beverly Depot commuter rail stop (we are on the same street - just 3 blocks down)

Dan said...

what is this, the fucking Yankee Shopper? I will not.

Kristin said...

You might want to consider it as a way to generate revenue on your site. Or is that what your paintings are supposed to be doing? Zing.

Dan said...

I want 7% of your revenue or I sue. I have good lawyers too.

Kristin said...

Bring that flying Goldfish cracker painting and let's sell it. I want 12.5% on the sale for providing the venue.

Dan said...

Actually, I just read your email and I do think that I should pass on that the "first 15 people to arrive
at the Yard Sale will receive a free Jagermiester". That's VTK newsworthy.

Dan said...

You're a flying goldfish cracker.

Are you just commenting excessively here so that people will notice the double digit comments and think it's worth checking out what we're talking about?

kristin said...

Damn you - you know all my guerilla marketing tricks.

Kristin said...

Please note the word "lanyard" after Jagermister. We are only giving out the lanyards. We do not support the consumption of actual Jagermister after the age of 23.

Note: if you show up to the yard sale and you are under 23, we will give you a shot of jager.

Dan said...

and she's done it! double digit comments. that extra digit will catch the eye.

VTK volk, feel free to go to the yard sale, but be warned you will walk away with stuff you don't want, including a trip to Cancun with 30 18 year old pukes. This girl can sell.

Dan said...

time to break out the fake ID.

Kristin said...

TOMORROW and SUNDAY only 8a-3p
162 Park Street Beverly
Rain or Shine
Be there or be square.

Kristin said...

When I said "RAIN or SHINE" - I forgot how wet and miserable rain can be - Yard Sale postponed until tomorrow. Thank you.

Dan said...

what a wuss. do the 22 year olds still get shots of Jaeger if they show up today?

Dearest Cupcake said...

Ummm,

I think we're neglecting the Chess King reference here. VTk, you really took me back with that one.

Thanks.

Dan said...

I used to have a dark charcoal gray Chess King sweater with bits of green and pink with 3 diagonal leather strips on each side.

glad you enjoyed the reference.

Dearest Cupcake said...

Wow, sounds like a lot going on. Theo Huxtable wishes he had that sweater.

Dan said...

I was a sweater consultant for The Cosby Show.

Kristin said...

Your Chess King sweater sounds rad but are you sure you didn't buy it at Merry Go Round?

...I don't really remember because other than an occassional Champion sweat shirt, I never shopped for men's fashions in the 80s but wasn't "Merry Go Round" like "Chess King's" trendy little brother who threw like a girl?

Kristin said...

PS: we have 14 Jaegermister lanyards left - see you next weekend people

Dan said...

at any given time, in any given Chess King, 50% of the clientele worked at electronics stores.