Friday, March 06, 2009

Artistic Humor

Those crazy humor bloggers over at Humor Bloggers dot com are running an artistic carnival. It's subject to interpretation. The question then beckons...is VE artistic?

Sometimes he creates something out of something else for humor...like his VE cube he presented awhile back...for those that don't have the time, brains, or patience for the Rubiks cube.
Or perhaps he'll extend his artistic license to create pictures to support his goofy posts...like the one he did about having the wildlife doing trail maintenace now that there are no more Govt funds...


Or maybe it's his creative license on some iconic media visual with a humorous update based on recent news and tabloids...


Sometimes his creativity extends to games such as "Where's Inny?" in which you had to find the one celebrity in the collage that hasn't been arrested.

But the one artistic thing that VE can clearly do is create mazes. He just did one with the same theme in an earlier post but created this one specifically for this post impromptu like. Yes, it does have a solution.

And while posting ideas and writing itself is an artform of a kind as well, I guess we can say that, yes, VE does have some artistic abilities as a humorist. Now if he would just make sense...

52 comments:

The Incredible Woody said...

I can't find the celebrity that hasn't been arrested!

moooooog35 said...

I believe in that maze, I'm located in the third cubicle from the top right corner.

Takes me three hours to get to the bathroom.

Anne said...

I had a very interesting, funny and profound comment but when I came upon that last picture, it went right out of my head.

VE said...

incredible woody - Yeah, there's only one there. It's not really a surprise although some of those arrested are a surprise

moooooog35 - Don't worry, if its corporate America then, like the Witness protection program, you will be relocated every 6 months. You might get closer to the bathroom.

VE said...

anne - Amazing how that happens, huh? ;)

Quirkyloon said...

Umm, VE? You always make sense to me? Is this a bad thing (for me)?

Should I be worried?

(Loved the Brady graphic!)

LOL

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

You are multi-talented.

subtorp77 said...

That's not a maze. It's the floor plan of the warehouse I work in! How'd you get this??

MJ said...

I am just OCD enough to now have to print out that maze and find the solution.

Elizabeth said...

Are those things about the Bradys really true??
And I'm like MJ, I'm going to have to figure out that maze!

padraig said...

You can't get there from here.

VE said...

quirky - Don't worry, you're just multi-lingual. You speak sense and nonsense!

perpetual - Better than mult-personality...

subtorp77 - It came from your boss. He thinks employees are getting too familiar with the layout and wants me to redesign something more difficult

mj - And good for you! You'll have to tell me if you solved it. I'm going to be expanding my menu above and putting all of my mazes on here should anyone be interested in solving them.

elizabeth - Yes...they are true...well, they've all been written about over the years. Who knows what is really true.

padraig - Yeah...that's how my first stimulus maze worked. I made it unsolvable. This time I thought the joke could stay but I'd make it an actual solvable maze. Doesn't reflect realtiy...but oh well.

Gladys said...

I made it throught the maze what do I win?

Kurt said...

Nice use of previously posted material!

VE said...

gladys - The government will be contacting you...not for your stimulus benefits...for a tax audit...

kurt - Yeah, yeah. I just didn't have a lot of new visual pieces ready to go and the humor festival was on artistic so I thought I'd just showcase a few interesting previous things. The maze was really the only new thing and even that I'd already done the gag. Of course your one of the few to even know all that was a reuse...

ettarose said...

VE you truly have the artist in you. Very good.

Beth said...

If you began to make sense, I don't think I'd be able to follow you...
And you'd have to change the name of your blog.

Maureen said...

OMG the Brady Bunch WEREN'T the All American Clean Cut family they portrayed????

Crushed. Absolutely crushed. Well, at least I still have Happy Days and the Fonz.

leelee said...

Its true...you do have mad photo shop skillz....the deer vacuuming, still cracks me up..

Humor too is an art form..you've got it all VE!

HUGS!!

lime said...

is it andre the giant? tell me he wasn't arrested.

Jaime said...

this is a joke right? all of those celebs have been arrested. the real question is which one has only been arrested ONCE

Thinkinfyou said...

OK, I give up!What celebrity hasn't been arrested?

ReformingGeek said...

I think the Brady call-outs will have to be enlarged in order to support all of their shenanigans.

I'm lost in the maze. I think I see Harry Potter.....I'm not sure.

VE said...

ettarose - Thanks!

beth - Don't worry..it's highly unlikely to occur.

maureen - Don't get me started on Happy Days now. Let's just say that Chachi wasn't the ONLY one Joanie loved...

leelee - The deer is one of my favorites. Thanks!

lime - Fraid so. Think more famous...

jaime - Actually, one of them has not. It's not even a surprise...

thininfyou - And give it away? Ok, look for a famous actor. Quite famous, really.

reforminggeek - Yes, that was done awhile ago...I can barely keep up with that Brady bunch. Is Harry lost in the maze again? Damn...I'll call Dumbledore...

Kris said...

I'd like to see the collage with mugshots.

Jacki said...

You mean Bill Gates has been arrested? When?

I can't find one single person in there who hasn't been arrested.

VE said...

kris - But how would I hide "inny" then?

jacki - That's why it's hard. I'll give you the answer in Monday's post.

nursemyra said...

is it paul newman who was never arrested?

and all those brady tell all books are in the remainder piles at cost-cutters-R-us

Megan said...

Nice roundup.

And hey, I just checked the blog roll. How the heck did I miss that many???

VE said...

nursemyra - Nice try! You're getting very close but alas, even Paul was arrested before. I'll give out the answer on Monday.

VE said...

megan - I didn't understand it either. There was a gap awhile back when you weren't visiting (me crying big alligator drops...)

Chat Blanc said...

you are an artist AND a sadist. how the hell am I ever going to find my way to my econ stim benies?????

Nessa said...

Since when does art or artists need to make sense?

Serena said...

Of course you're an artist! What you create with words and offbeat visuals is art in my book.:)

VE said...

chat - It looks bleak...very bleak

nessa - Well now when you put it that way, I guess it doesn't

serena - Thanks. I've always been off beat...at least that's what I'm told when I dance...

Alex L said...

Wait wait wait, Marsha and Jan did the lesbian thing... and Cindy was in a porno... why am I only just finding out about this?

Janna said...

I wonder what happened to cousin Oliver and Sam the butcher.

The collage is fascinating. I can't figure out who the person is.
However, in my resulting research, I did learn to my dismay that Tim Allen, Bill Gates, Jesse Jackson, Macaulay Culkin, and Yanni have all been arrested.
Wow.
Suddenly I have no faith at all in the human race.

I mean, if you can't trust Yanni, who can you trust?

Ronda Laveen said...

VE: Chris Rock. Is he the Inny?

Mrsupole said...

I've been working on that Rubik's cube for hours now and cannot figure out the solution. Are you sure there is one? Come on give me the secret.

C. L. DeMedeiros said...

Awesome blog
I was having goooooood laughs

cheers

Carlos

VE said...

alex - You gotta read the tabloids more! They've been imploding for years...

janna - Look towards the actors...

ronda - No, but good guess. Look toward traditional actors...

mrsupole - My secret is to line up just the green ones...

carlos - Thanks! We have our fun around here...

Jeff said...

I think you qualify as an artist, especially since many artists are insane. Hahaha. But hey... you do talk about VE in third person. That's kinda crazy isn't it? ;-)

Janna said...

There's a guy in the upper left corner, between Jesse Jackson and Johnny Cash.
His head is shaped sorta like a light bulb.

I can't tell if that's supposed to be Alan Alda or not.
If it is, then maybe that's the answer, because I can't find anything that says he was arrested.

Please send my prize money in fifties and twenties.

VE said...

jeff - VE thinks Jeff is right there on the insanity bus too. And I'm waiting on the road trip stories! Come on...quit stalling!

janna - You mean Dennis Hopper? Oh no, he's definitely been arrested. Try a different quadrant..

The Self-Deprechaun said...

The Rubicks cube is very artful. I remember taking the stickers off to match them and make the puzzle solve itself through 'creative means'. See? Art!

CH!CA said...

Your right about that man, your ace with the graphics. :)

VE said...

self-deprechaun - The is indeed creative. I just dipped the original in paint...it was less hassle...

ch!ca - Why thanks!

Uncivil said...

Is there really a such thing as a celebrity who hasn't been arrested!

Ya no.....I used to think Paris Hilton was absolutely worthless until I saw her famous BJ video!
I must say she has redeemed herself! That gal's got talent!

Mike said...

A celebrity isn't a celebrity unless they get arrested at least once ;)

VE said...

uncivil - Sure...Tom Hanks! But I didn't put him on the collage

mike - That makes Robert Downey Jr. at the top of the game!

Carla said...

Artistic? I'd say so. Loved the Brady Bunch.

VE said...

carla - What a motley lot they turned out to be...