Thursday, January 12, 2006

No 2x4s


If I were really clever, I suppose, I would position these cartoons apropos of the latest "tut-tut" in the blog world, clay deposit discovery, or to match the post of the day.
Well, I'm not.
And I don't.
This is a one shot deal. Just happened to be on top of the sketch pile.
This is a disclaimer. As you find in the front of most novels.
"This is a work of fiction. Names characters, places and incidents are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons living or dead is entirely coincidental."
Besides, this cartoon was probably created before one James Frey even licked his first pencil stub.

16 comments:

Sela Carsen said...

Someone explain to me the oxymoron "Creative Non-Fiction." What was he thinking? And Oprah, whose literary tastes I find disturbing to begin with, is defending him!

Bernita said...

It's one of those weasel terms like condensed and unabridged - meaning we took out the dry parts and left in the dirty parts.
Classic case of shifting the ground to a more convenient turf.
It's the Moral Truth of the Work which supercedes such frivolous concerns as manufactured exaggeration, ie. the end justifies the means.

Dennie McDonald said...

My momma always said if it sounds too good. . .


. . .and we've already established that I listen to her far too much!

Bernita said...

Nooo, Dennie, all we established was that we were surprised that you did listen.....

Dennie McDonald said...

Oh... well ... hmm ... I guess I just ratted myself out - :-0

Rick said...

Sela - "Creative nonfiction?" Think Hollywoodese: "Based on a true story."

Bonnie Calhoun said...

I'm not surprised that, "We don't get no satisfaction,"(que the music and Mick Jagger)

First..Oprah would have to admit that she got took.
Second..the publisher would have to admit that they got took.

And then a million people could start a lawsuit and ask for their money back.

It's easier this way.

Those cartoons are so darn cute! Do you have a name for them....something like, "Hangers On!

Bonnie Calhoun said...

Hey, Bernita, Simon Haynes did a leveraged buy out of the stock in your blog. There's a press release about it.

http://blogshares.com/blogs.php?blog=http%3A%2F%2Fbernitaharris.blogspot.com%2F&search_type=url

M. G. Tarquini said...

I want a press release! How come nobody issues press releases on me? Somebody go issue me a press release. Please?

[/whine]

back to work.

Bernita said...

Thank you, Bonnie, good title. I called then "Hang-Ups."
Huh?...It's a game or something, init? Maybe because I wote him a limerick, Bonnie. Now the poor guy will lose his shirt...
Relax, M.G, you're waaay ahead of me, don't deny me my crumbs.

Rick said...

Bernita, Hang-Ups must have run in somthing I used to see, because I swear I recognize the theme and style.

Bernita said...

That's disturbing, Rick, on several counts.
First, they only ran in Canada in a limited form in some small independents, and then as I said, we had an 8 month postal strike which totally diffused any interest in anything as ephemeral as cartoons.
These were entirely original as far as I know.
Geeze, I hate the idea I might be seen as an imitating rip-off.

Bernita said...

Addendum: To be strictly factual, I don't think the strike lasted precisely that long - just its back- log effects, particularly for small businesses.

Tsavo Leone said...

Gotta comment on it at least once: I love the Hang-Ups! I hope you're keeping them all safe somewhere, because they do deserve a wider audience at some point.

Bernita said...

Thank you, Tsavo.
Glad.
Kind of you. Much.

Anonymous said...

Excellent, love it!
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