Saturday, January 06, 2007

Mr. Obvious sharpens a pencil (BUZZ)

What Ho! Mr. Obvious here. Have you ever been drawing and had your pencil point become unsharp? I used to say dull... but the pencil-Americans took offense at that. They aren't dull... not that there is anything WRONG with being a dull-American. Some of Mr. Obvious' best friends are dull... but I digress. Here is what we professional drawers (artist-Americans) do when this happens to us.

I searched the internets and found this automatic, electric pencil resharpening device. It only cost $129.95 and of course I bought the extended warranty for an additional $129.95. If anything goes wrong with it, I get a new one absolutely FREE! Is this a great country or what? Anyhoo... all you have to do is firmly, but steadily push the pencil into the resharpening hole, and it has a new point applied to it... while you wait!

Ha!... I just remembered the episode of Andy Griffith I watched last night. Aunt Bee made these horrible kerosene cucumbers... what a hoot! I laughed so much...

...and that Barney... he is SO funny! I remember the time he locked himself in the jail. You know, that show was best in black and whilte... when it changed to color it was never the same...

Ah, yes... the pencil... here we are all nice and pointy again. I was going to tell you another tip I have learned about this electric resharpening device... something about not getting distracted while using it. Now how did that go? I don't seem to remember... anyhoo, now I can draw fine details again.

There we go... I am drawing those fine lines again! Yippee! I do believe the quality of these pencils has been going down recently. They just don't seem to last like they did in the old days. I must fire off a letter to my congressman concerning this issue. Well, thanks for stopping by... and come back soon for more exciting professional art tips from Mr. Obvious.

Remember... if you don't think too good... don't think too much!

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earlier episodes of Mr. Obvious can be seen here and here.

16 comments:

pjb said...

Oh, good! I've been looking for some relilvent...relavant...--geared-towards-me--art tips for drawers (sorry..."artist-Americans")! I've been using some hand-held devise I got at a garage sale for 5 cents and I know it's harming my drawings (never mind that my work is digital. The 'thing' is sitting on the table near me, watching me while I work and making me draw badly, I know it. What a deal for $129.95! Thanks, Mr. Obvious! Keep the relativent tips a'comin'!

Brine Blank said...

That's pretty funny...if only so much of it wasn't true...(and I thought I was the only one left that still watched Andy...well I actually have got my children into watching it with me...)

Alina Chau said...

HA ! HA !! Coool way to present the theme!

Ginger*:)* said...

This is obviously pointed in my direction. I have about 50 of those teeny pencils in my pencil box. Very clever, and a lot of fun. Nice job.

Doug said...

I always enjoy it when Mr. Obvious visits my blog. His art tips are so useful to me. I am saving my money so I can buy one of those elecrtric pencil resharpening things. I have been chewing on my pencils to make them sharper and this looks like just what I need.

...uh... can anyone suggest a really good toothpaste?

platinum blonde said...

very funny!

Michelle Lana said...

Hehe...funny!

Erika Ariente said...

haha different idea ;)

juliemc said...

A mind is a terrible thing to waste; thank goodness you're wasting it on us! he-he.

Deev said...

Great- nice to see someone doing the whole thing in a different way, nice one

jim bradshaw said...

Be like me and get a mechanical pencil. You will never have to sharpen and you can be as dull as you want and no one can do nothin' about it. But I'm sure Mr. Obvious already knew that.

Fun post bro.

Helen said...

Love it! 'Bout time someone took a shot at the bloody political correctness biz. Must go look at more Mr. Obvious!

tusen said...

:D thanks for the laugh!

Ellen said...

LOLOLOL!!!! You crack me up eVERY visit!! BTW where did you get a Krispy Kreme mug???!!!

Doug said...

ellen... isn't it OBVIOUS? the Krispy Kreme mug came from my local Krispy Kreme store... duh!

Pati @-;-- said...

lol I love the way he looks at u and waits till u sharp ur pencil :)