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December 2010 Archive for Rubes Cartoons - Tales from a Twisted Mind

RSS By: Leigh Rubin, AgWeb.com

A cartoonish look at life...

The latest scam

Dec 19, 2010

So my oldest son has decided to move out. The first little birdie to leave the nest. (This means that we get to do a whole lot less laundry!). Now rentals on, near or by the California coast do not come cheaply so when he said he found a four bedroom house for rent on Craigslist for $1,100 a month (a good deal by California standards) he was very interested. (My first question was, “Does it come with a washer and dryer?”) As it turned out the house was just around the corner from us on a cul de sac. I saw the photo on Craigslist and it seemed too good to be true. My son emailed the “owner” and he quickly received a reply...from Nigeria. The “owner” wanted quite a bit of information of a personal nature, and get this...he wanted a photo of the “family.” (My son was tempted to send a photo of the cast of Full House or the Cosby show). If any of this sounds the least bit suspicious to you then you are not alone. I didn’t just fall off the turnip truck and neither did my son so naturally he took a five minute stroll around the corner to check out the “Nigerian rental.” As it turns out the house is indeed for rent but there was a sign in the window saying that it was not listed on Craigslist and that if you were interested, a number for the property rental company for you to contact. So what’s the point of all this you ask?...I’ll let you know as soon as get back from Costco to buy another jumbo-sized jug of detergent.

Sucker in mouth

See a new Rubes cartoon every day at:

www.rubescartoons.com

Give the gift that's guaranteed to bring a smile all year long! (And see the silly vdeo below starring my son, the doctor!) Be sure to order your Rubes 2011 Zoo in a Box daily desk calendar today! To Order just click on the following link: Zoo in a Box 2011 Calendar [Calendar]

Zoo in a Box Cover 2011

Here's another nifty stocking stuffer...The new Rubes best of cartoon collection The Wild and Twisted World of Rubes!Featuring 240 hand picked, full color Rubes cartoons!

wild twisted1b
Available at your favorite online or neighborhood bookstore!
The Wild and Twisted World of Rubes!
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Back Seat Driving

Dec 13, 2010

Nobody appreciates backseat drivers, yet having to be my son’s driving instructor puts me unwillingly in that position on a daily basis. Slow down! Speed up! Look to your right! Look to you left! Look to your right again!...So, in order to maintain my sanity, minimize potential damage to the car and keep from going hoarse my wife and I hired a professional driving instructor to teach the kid. (It’s so much easier to let a pro do the yelling.) Speaking of backseat drivers, my wife does most of the driving when we go places that require a set of motorized wheels. This arrangement affords me ample time and opportunity to brush up on my backseat driving skills. Unfortunately my wife does not always appreciate my helpful suggestions. Sometimes it’s just more politically correct to refrain from offering up my expert driving tips in order to keep the peace. Besides, it’s probably better for me to voluntarily keep my mouth shut lest I end up than end up like the lady in the very politally incorrect cartoon below...

 

new muffler

You Midas well see the latest Rubes at:

www.rubescartoons.com

 Give the gift that's guaranteed to bring a smile all year long! (And see the silly vdeo below starring my son, the doctor!) Be sure to order your Rubes 2011 Zoo in a Box daily desk calendar today! To Order just click on the following link: 

Zoo in a Box 2011 Calendar [Calendar]

 

Zoo in a Box Cover 2011

Here's another nifty stocking stuffer...The new Rubes best of cartoon collection The Wild and Twisted World of Rubes!

Featuring 240 hand picked, full color Rubes cartoons!

wild twisted1b

Available at your favorite online or neighborhood bookstore!

 

 

 

Quick Post Parade Update...

Dec 05, 2010

Well, I am happy to report that not one drop of rain fell on the parade, (see yesterday's blog for all the details) ,but it’s pouring now. The event went off without a hitch ...unless you count all the hitches being used to pull the floats. My wife and I waved for the full length of the parade and our arms are still a bit on the sore side.  We rode in a gorgeous late 80’s, red Mercedes convertible which I assumed was ours to keep as part of me being the guest of honor and all but apparently I was sadly mistaken...(A guy can dream, can't he?!)

Parade  4

(My apologies for the blurry photo...)

 

What?!, you haven’t followed doctor’s orders and ordered your Rubes 2011 Zoo in a Box daily desk calendar yet?! There’s still time...See the ridiculously silly video below for all the details and Order yours today!

Zoo in a Box 2011 Calendar [Calendar]

 

 

Zoo in a Box Cover 2011

 

See the latest Rubes at:http://www.rubescartoons.com/

 

The Rubes cartoony show comes to Sacramento on December 9th and Placerville, Ca on December 10th!...For details see: http://www.rubescartoons.com/events.html

And:

Rubes Cartoonist to Appear Here - Placerville (Ca) Mountain Democrat

Please don't rain on my parade!

Dec 04, 2010

I have never been lucky enough to win big when it comes to the lottery. “Oh,” you’re probably saying, “Well, Leigh, don’t you have to buy a lottery ticket in order to win?” That’s true; I don’t play the lottery and really have no interest in gambling either. (I am perfectly capable of losing my money the old fashioned way...by investing in the stock market.) Anyway, I also rarely enter contests or win prizes. (Unless of course you count winning the hand of my lovely wife.) I can’t remember if I have ever won an award or even a trophy. (It would have helped if I played little league.) So imagine my surprise when I was asked by a prominent local Rotarian to be the official guest of honor in this year’s Santa Maria Parade of Lights (http://www.smparadeoflights.com/)  

Cartoonist from Nipomo to ride in the parade as the special guest (Santa Maria Times,/Adobe Press)

The first thing I thought was , “Who, me?!.. There must be some mistake!” But apparently there was no mistake. I must say I’m a bit flattered by the attention. While this isn’t the first time I have been in a parade (see the above story link for details), this will be the first time I will be driven in a parade. Of course my lovely wife, (there, I said it twice...major brownie points for me!), will be right next to me and she has some major parade experience. She was a homecoming princess in high school so she will have to show me the proper way to perform the "royal wave." (She also tap-danced down a major boulevard in a parade once but she probably wouldn’t want me to mention that...Oops, I just did!... Major loss of brownie points!) Now this all sounds like fun you say, but what if it rains? Yes, there is a possibility of precipitation in the forecast so I have been advised to bring my umbrella, which is a really good idea as my incredibly lovely wife, (just recouped all those lost brownie points and more!), and I will be riding in a convertible. But it doesn’t really matter, rain or shine I already feel like a winner! Well, I had better go. The parade is in just a few hours and I have a lot of royal-waving to practice.

 Clouds

What?!, you haven’t followed doctor’s orders and ordered your Rubes 2011 Zoo in a Box daily desk calendar yet?! There’s still time...See the ridiculously silly video below for all the details and Order yours today!

Zoo in a Box 2011 Calendar [Calendar]

 

 

 

Zoo in a Box Cover 2011

 

The Rubes cartoony show comes to Sacramento on December 9th and Placerville, Ca on December 10th!...For details see: http://www.rubescartoons.com/events.html

And:

Rubes Cartoonist to Appear Here - Placerville (Ca) Mountain Democrat

 

 Placerville Ad Corrected

Sacramento Bee:

 Sacramento Bee JPG

 

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