Thursday, August 03, 2006

SHOTGUN POPCORN






As I write this my wife is going through the house with an old-fashioned fly-swatter, smacking mosquitos. They are so bloated and logy that they are easy to surprise and they pop like blood-filled grapes. The house is so full of cracks and crevices that we can't keep 'em out. When they come down near your ear at night with that insinuating, bratty whine, oh boy! Don't you love it?

19 Comments:

Blogger Armless Octopus said...

Sometimes the word Love is SO relative.

12:30 AM  
Anonymous Tapioca Tundra said...

Now that the "click to enlage" option has ushered in a new era of Woodring monitoring, would it be possible to get a new post (or an update on the old one) on the finished Parables drawing?

I'm sure I'm not the only one who would like to see a larger version.

8:45 AM  
Blogger Tom Dougherty said...

I'd like to suggest mosquito netting around the bed. Cheap, exotic, and confounding to those little vampires.

Or: full body suits made of mosquito netting.

10:40 AM  
Blogger Shawna said...

Mosquitos suck!

12:13 PM  
Blogger BKO said...

The male mosquito lures the female to blood filled humans though they are too polite to eat, the females dive in needing our precious blood to feed their young!You may kill the one that keeps you up with his melodic droning but the real culprit flies silent!

2:00 PM  
Blogger Jim Woodring said...

I say there, Tapioca Tundra, your idea "rocks". A bigger version of PARABLES is available at the original post for the clicking.

JW

3:04 PM  
Anonymous Tapioca Tundra said...

Thank you, Mr. Woodring.

It's a beautiful picture, one can almost hear the sound that would accompany it.

Do you have any plans for a step by step series of posts?
Because seeing something like this being made from the very beginning to the end would be fantastic.

3:54 PM  
Blogger aeron said...

Just leave a bowl of blood at the floor for them at night.

3:58 PM  
Blogger XRD1 said...

Here's a disgusting (and somewhat cruel) you can use on mosquitoes the next time you find one actively sucking blood from your skin, etc... While the mosquito is obviously engaged in the act of sucking up blood, pinch the spot of skin where it is located with your thumb and forefinger, then gently apply pressure to the spot. Watch what happens to the mosquito...

Also, the other day I met a young mother and her little daughter (aged about two). I noticed that the little girl's right eye was swollen rather badly. When I asked them what had happened to her eye (I couldn't resist the pathos), the little girl replied that "a skeeter bit me". Her mother confirmed her little daughter's reply...I forgot what perfect little monsters mosquitoes can be.

11:51 AM  
Blogger Tom Dougherty said...

"A Skeeter bit me 'cause daddy drinks".

3:29 PM  
Anonymous About:Blank said...

Bloated with whose blood?

aj

4:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was telling K. about this last night, and I said "Mosqitoes are coming out of the ravine and silvering around the Woodring living room," which she thought was one of the most poetic things I have said in a while.

--MC

12:57 PM  
Anonymous Dael said...

I remember a National Geographic article about Alaska. There was a picture of a fawn completely obscured by a fuzzy gray coating of mosquitos. The caption mentioned that the fawn would likely die of blood loss within days. It was one of the most disturbing things I have ever seen in my life, and still informs my nightmares. Nice octopus, Jim.
By the way, I have nearly cleared a path to my sewing machine. It will all happen as has been forseen.

12:10 AM  
Anonymous Patti said...

Your wife is a saint.

2:20 PM  
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Anonymous Vincent Margott said...

The male mosquito lures the female to blood filled humans though they are too polite to eat, the females dive in needing our precious blood to feed their young!!!!!

9:55 PM  
Blogger Jon Findley said...

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12:33 PM  

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