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

RSS By: Leigh Rubin, AgWeb.com

A cartoonish look at life...

Driving us to distraction

Sep 25, 2010

Oh boy. My youngest son just passed his online driving course and now all he has to do is go to the local Department of Motor Vehicles and take a written test so he can get his driving permit. You would think that after being through this twice before I would have gotten used it but that is just not the case. He is already excited about driving to school (with me in the car of course) but the thought of sitting there in the passenger seat in my pre-coffee, zombie-like state each morning while he shuttles himself to high school does not thrill me in the least. I suppose on the bright side, in the not too distant future, he will be able to drive himself here, there and everywhere and that will save my wife and me countless hours of taxiing-schlepping time which can be much better spent on important things...like constantly worrying about where our son is and when he will be safely home. Oh boy.

 Rubes Para Parking

See the fun interview in the Wisconsin State Journal about Leigh's upcoming visit to Madison:

Cartoon cows on parade - Madison.com

Be sure to catch Leigh’s cartoony show in  Madison, Wisconsin (During the World Dairy Expo!) on October 1st! For details see:

http://www.rubescartoons.com/events.html

 

 

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The Wild and Twisted World of Rubes!
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Childhood Adventure!

Sep 20, 2010

Why is it that so many of the things that parents tell their kids not to do are so much fun? You know, things like jumping on your bed (the perfect trampoline!), playing with you food (forks make great catapults...especially with little meatballs or baked beans!), or drinking out of the garden hose (hey, that’s what your immune system is for, right?) .When you’re a little kid you have you whole life ahead of you. It’s one big adventure just waiting to happen. There is no end to the possibilities of how much fun you can experience. Of course there are certain risks that kids take without fully appreciating the consequences. For example, tilting your chair back and letting gravity take over. This happened to me on a cement patio. After I regained consciousness I thoroughly understood the concept that two objects (my head and the cement) cannot occupy the same space. I think my favorite risky activity was having rubber band fights. I’m not going to name names or point the finger (especially one that’s armed with a nice big, fat, juicy rubber band) but I can recall more than one incident when one of us kids narrowly avoided causing a serious eye injury. (I was a pretty good shot). Despite all this childhood recklessness most us seem to survive, eventually grow up, have kids of our own and sternly warn them about all the dangerous activities they should avoid...Why do we even bother?

Rubes Blowing Bubbles

Be sure to catch Leigh’s cartoony show in  Madison, Wisconsin (During the World Dairy Expo!) on October 1st! For details see:

http://www.rubescartoons.com/events.html

madison library event promo 001

It's here!!!!!!!!!!!!

 


 

 

The 25th anniversary best of Rubes collection...
The Wild and Twisted World of Rubes!
Order your copy today!

wild twisted1b


The Five Second Rule

Sep 13, 2010

I read somewhere lately that there is no truth to the famous "five second rule." You know, it’s when you drop a piece of food on the floor and if you pick it up before five seconds has passed it’s perfectly safe to eat. Naturally some common sense is necessary when applying this rule. Take for instance our home. We have two dogs that shed a third dog every day. There’s hair, hair everywhere. In other words, observe the five second rule at you own peril. Then again, the five second rule doesn’t apply to the dogs. Most of the time they manage to keep both the kitchen and dining room floors spotless. So remember, if you choose practice the five second rule it’s probably good to keep in mind another old questionable maxim... ignorance is bliss.

 

Dung Beetles

Be sure to catch Leigh’s cartoony show in  Madison, Wisconsin (During the World Dairy Expo!) on October 1st! For details see:

http://www.rubescartoons.com/events.html

 

It's here!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 


The 25th anniversary best of Rubes collection
The Wild and Twisted World of Rubes!
Order your copy today!

 

wild twisted1b

 

SUCKER!

Sep 06, 2010

Recently, someone I know (who shall remain anonymous to protect his privacy) was walking through a neighboring town when a complete stranger came up and asked if he had change for a twenty. The person I know said he only had five 1’s and the guy who needed change said that was fine and he happily traded the twenty for the five 1’s. Why would somebody do that? Was he stoned, drunk or just desperate? Why didn’t he go to a store or bank and ask for change?  Whatever the reason, my anonymous “associate” made a hefty profit so it didn’t really matter...or did it? We have all heard the saying that if something is too good to be true then it probably is, right? Well, as it turned out the old cliché still holds up. When that certain someone I know (who will continue to remain anonymous to spare him from embarrassment) went to deposit the twenty, his new friend “Andrew” turned out to be nothing but a Bogus “Bill.” Yep, it was a counterfeit.  It was an inexpensive way to learn a very valuable lesson but I’m certain he still felt a little a bit like a big, well, I’m sure you are all familiar with another old saying often attributed to P.T Barnum...

SUCKER!

Be sure to catch Leigh’s cartoony show in Amarillo, Texas on September 10th and Madison, Wisconsin on October 1st! For details see:

http://www.rubescartoons.com/events.html

 

It's here!!!!!!!!!!!!


The 25th anniversary best of Rubes collection
The Wild and Twisted World of Rubes!
Order your copy today!

wild twisted1b

(Available from your favorite neighborhood or online bookstore!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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