By WR Jones

Figure Study 26

I saw an ad for a legal firm on tv –  “We are fighting for everyday Americans.”   Huh?  What does that mean?

Are there “weekly Americans or bi-monthly Americans”?  What are they the rest of the time; Costa Ricans?  Why must ads always talk such inane bullshit?

Speaking of law, I also watched a show about identity theft.  It seems 90% of identity thieves are drug users.  The bulk being addicted to meth which gives them the energy to work their asses off stealing and using identities.  So the show followed these two female officers who were going to check on an identity thief who had been arrested and was out on bail.   “You, have to keep an eye out on these people when they are free.”   The female thief was in a trailor doing what?   Oh you, that was a lucky guess.   She was smoking meth and working away at more identity thievery.  Well, how did you expect her to get money for one of those attorneys fighting for everyday Americans anyway?  Uh, Judge Stupid, why did you set bail so low she could get out at all …. EVER?  Take her out and shoot her down like a dog.

I should have been a judge.

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22 Responses to Everyday

  1. Rhonda says:

    Bill, I believe an everyday American is someone rare these days – perhaps if you feel you are an everyday American, you aren’t – but what do I know. I’m just a girl! And speaking of girls, that model has some well developed calves on her tiny frame so I imagine she is a dancer? Nice positioning of the body with lots of interesting angles but it’s the turn of that leg and foot that makes the sketch for me. As for shooting meth addicts, hmmm…not sure about that one…keeping them IN jail and OFF the streets and OUT of the neighborhoods does seem to be a reasonable alternative.

  2. Rebecca says:

    Dang, that girl is buff! I’m so jealous, cuz of my pear shape and all.

    So, drugs addicts are identity thieves? I thought it took a modicum of intelligence (+ no moral base) to steal someone’s identity? Afterall, in three reporting agencies full of employees, you still can’t get someone to fixed what some crook screwed up. So, I guess the meth addict is smarter than the bureau..not surprising after all.

  3. Love your drawings Bill!!

  4. Ooh, what an interesting pose. I like how you captured it. So simply stated. wonderful! Holly

  5. wrjones says:

    Rhonda – we must shoot them or support them. I’m a little cheap (ask my old dates).

    Rebecca – you are being falsely modest. I know you look WAY better than this model. You have a good observation there. One shitbird druggie produces more work than ??? credit agency employees.

    Marian – thanks.

    Holly – You comment with an accent now. So good to hear from you.

  6. Boy! What a figure! Very nicely drawn, Bill.

  7. REALLY nice figure study, Bill. This looks like you really nailed it quickly. I’m envious.

    I’m with you on giving drug users some negative reinforcement for their criminal activities. Trouble is, fighting crime costs money and government seems more interested in getting votes from lawbreakers of all kinds, giving them food, shelter and medical care than limiting their bad effect on society.

  8. Carol King says:

    You know, when I was smoking meth it never occurred to me to steal someone’s identity. Damn!

    Nice drawing!

  9. Speaking as a daytime American and a nightime Frenchwoman (not what you think — I’m reading French novels after the kid’s asleep) — ahem — not withstanding your obviously well considered — ur — approach to — um — justice and interesting — cough — new market opening for gun ammo manufacturers — all I can say is what a great and tragic LOSS it would be for art lovers everywhere were you to make such a rash and sudden CAREER CHANGE.

    Oh, and terrific nude. (Note: you can’t say that to a judge.)


  10. wrjones says:

    K – thanks.

    Diana – thank you. I gave a talk once on the waste of time of the whole concept of parole. More than 80% commit more crime and must be caught and prosecuted again. Meanwhile how much more damage have they created? I really am for shooting them all. They simply are never going to be a positive contribution to a normal society and I don’t care to support them. I wouldn’t be against selling them for slave labor to Saudi Arabia if you are dead set against the death penalty (for littering with chewing gum wrappers).

    Carol – that is because you have access to the cheap meth that you can afford on a social security check. Necessity is the mother of identity theft.

    Aletha – doggone it, I was hoping it was what I thought. Oh oh oh my, thank you thank you. It never occurred to me to profit from my genius solution to crime. I’m going to buy ammo stock first thing Monday. Usually the judge is asking me why I’m nude again. Always the same, head hung, lower lip quivering, I answer, “Paint on my clothes again , judge.”

  11. rahinaqh says:

    Bill, I’m so glad you aren’t a judge…. you would bring back hanging drawing and quartering if you were. r.

  12. wrjones says:

    Rahina – you aren’t suggesting I’m opinionated are you? That would put you in company with dear old mom. I can hear her voice now, “shut up you opinionated little shit.”

    I might not make the best judge, it is true. No patience. No need for a jury, take him out and shoot him down like a dog. My ammo company stock has been sagging lately, need to pick up sales. Still, it is for a good cause – I need the money for paint (and paint cleaner to get it off my clothes).

  13. Your comment about appearing before the judge sans clothing reminds me of an Ole and Lena joke*.

    *Okay… here’s the Ole and Lena joke in case you haven’t heard it!…

    Ole decided to take up oil painting and worked hard at it for a number of years. One day he was out in his yard wearing his paint splattered jeans and shirt, diligently working on an oil study of Lena’s rose bushes, when a limousine pulled up in front of the house. A beautiful woman got out of the limo and walked up to Ole to tell him, “I’ve been hearing about your skill as an artist and I would like to commission you to paint me in the nude. I’m willing to pay you top dollar.”
    Ole thought a moment and then answered, “Ya, sure, I think I could do that for ya’, but I’ll have to ask my wife first.”
    After a few minutes in the house, Ole returned to talk to the beautiful woman waiting patiently in the yard for his answer. “Ya, sure, Lena says it would be fine with her, but she told me I’d hafta wear my socks so I’d have some place to wipe my brushes!!”

  14. wrjones says:

    Diana – excellent! I had to lie to my boss about why I was laughing.

  15. kevmoore says:

    Although I’ve been away for some time, I knew I could count on you, Bill, to keep the flag of common sense flying. It probably comes as no surprise to learn that i agree with you, as I’m sure do millions of like-minded, sane people. So it begs the question, who the hell are the judges? I reckon if we shoot them first, the meth-heads problem might take care of itself.

  16. Pegi Sue says:

    Great drawing!!!!:)
    Thanks so much for the encouragement!! I don’t know what I’d do without you!!!! OR your BLOG!!!!! Maybe we were separated at birth…you have a drink right now too, right????LOL

  17. wrjones says:

    Kev – thanks for the recognition. Mom always said I was common. If I could kill all the jail birds with a push of a button I’d do ‘er. Then I’d say, “Ok, all you out there who aren’t buying my paintings; your next!” That doesn’t come across as too radical, do you think?

    Pegi Sue, Pegi Sue, oh how my heart yearns for you. OK, sorry, couldn’t resist. Yep Pegi, I’ve drink in hand. I’m typing with the other hand.

  18. swatch says:

    I love your figure sketches Bill – the poses and the sensitivity of your line belie the stories you tell – (o:
    It is all quite inspiring

  19. wrjones says:

    Swatch – Thanks – Don’t you like my stories?

  20. Beautiful lines in this , but really, I’m here for the stories. Oh Yeah, you sure do get less liberal, doncha?

  21. wrjones says:

    Mary – I’m a half communist, what’s mine is mine and what’s yours we share.

  22. Jala Pfaff says:

    You should’ve been a lot of things. :)

    I might be an annual American, but I’m not sure. No, maybe biannual, if that.

    I like the way you drew the feet here.

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