Frank's Sketchbook Entry of the Day
March 12, 2009
I'm reminded of the Bugs Bunny cartoon (Knighty Knight Bugs) in which
Yosemite Sam rides a dragon, tries to make it stop ("Whoa, mule, whoa!"),
and when it does, it stops on a dime. The difference is that the dragon
lowers its head and tail, so its whole body is parallel with the ground
and Yosemite Sam flies forward and off, after bouncing on the pointed
I am, of course, exaggerating, as I was only going from a trot to a walk,
and I slid forward perhaps an inch or two. Still, it got my attention.
For those not familiar with the music, think "popular ballet suite around
Christmas." And yes, I did look up the score, which was surprisingly
challenging (the Internet is full of stolen music, but not much musical
Finally, I also realize that the "half halt" command in
dressage is far more complex and doesn't mean simply "slow down" but again,
humor takes precedent.
I tend to doodle. Over the years, I've accumulated lots of random
sketches of things, sometimes people, sometimes things, and sometimes
just abstract lines. The basic idea on these pages is for me to slowly
scan in highlights from my collection of random quick doodles. I also
am providing a place where I can explain what it is or what motivated
it or perhaps some reason why I'm not to blame. With the sketches of
people, their name may be hand-written, or there might be a talk title
provided, but I will tend to avoid providing full names. I don't mind
if people know who they are, I just don't want them coming up on search
engine hits, since that might be a bit rude.
Note that the images are PNGs with transparency. Mozilla and Firefox
properly render them. Safari too, I think. Internet Exporer doesn't.
I don't care.
If you want to see the image without the annoying blue-lined background
image, just click on the image.
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