Sunday, October 24, 2010

160 - sitcom(municate)

i am not some show
tivo-ed
played at your convenience
skipping (commercial) interruptions
deleted when finished

look at me

look at me

look a...

(black screen)

What can you say in 16o characters? (spaces included) Go see Monkey Man.


Here is a peek inside my journal as well...if you look close you can see my whittling down to 160. And I tend to doodle as well, so I am sharing it with those that can actually draw over at Sunday Sketches.

111 comments:

Valerie said...

I would like to peep at your journal, it must contain some fascinating stuff.

Bimbimbie said...

Smiling - I like this idea and have had a go*!*

the walking man said...

The revolution will not be televised and either will my life. Eh?

Lorraine said...

Love the words, adore the sketch, my you are multi-talented ;)

Lorenzo said...

Brian, I keep hitting the remote control but just can't get the journal to flip over to another page. Show us more, please.

Seriously, the image adds a nice touch, a little window into your creative process.

Me said...

It's like a DVD extra: "Behind the scenes - The making of Brian's Sunday 160". Love it!

:)

Tom said...

feeling a little neglected?

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Harnett-Hargrove said...

Sorry typo.

Like the snatching-away-the-words device. A nice verbal glance. -J

deb said...

this is so cool!

Matty said...

Your artistic skills rival your writing ones. I can't draw to save my life.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Oooh, telly. Love it. And your writing!

CJ xx

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Look at me, indeed!

Tracy said...

You have such a way with words!

Anonymous said...

just fantastic! hilarious in short. :)

we really sometimes treat human beings like that. thinking they can be turned on and off like televisions or computers.

trisha
mydomainpvt.wordpress.com

Gramma Ann said...

Enjoyable... ; )

Mona said...

I like the 'personal touch' given to that communication :)

I wrote one too YAAAAYY!

Thanks to you!;)

Daniel said...

Love the sneak peek into your private notes and thoughts. Love the piece today. Blessings.

TechnoBabe said...

I read this to hubby. Without TV we get even more jollies when we read things like this. Like your sense of timing, Brian. Just awesome.

Lori said...

Nice! I love that you showed us your journal. Happy Sunday! :)

Mighty M said...

Me LOOOOVE my DVR!! I like your sketch!! :)

Strummed Words said...

That is a most provocative poem! Tell us what it means!

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Fireblossom said...

We interrupt this program....

The Retired One said...

Love this...and if I am not mistaken,is that Dagwood in the sketch?

Mama Wheaton said...

I like the sketch with the post, nice visual.

Vicki Lane said...

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing the journal entry!

annell said...

Nice post and nice sketch!

Dianne said...

Love it, I was thinking this morning how our computers and chatting is surpassing family conversation.
mine is HERE

Claudia said...

this was really cool brian - was also cool to let us have a look into your journal..
i tend to "draw" as well when i'm making business calls..so my pad at my work desk is always filled with trees and flowers...i think i can't make phonecalls without drawing...

drybottomgirl said...

Sometimes delete can be beneficial...Nice doodling. I tend to doodle all over my desk calendar when I have to sit in weekly "phone/conference" calls. It saves me from falling asleep. Do you just doodle or do you dabble in art as well?.....

Myrna R. said...

I love it. How do you come up with these thoughts?

I like to doodle too. I find it relaxing. It's great to see yours.

Boom Boom Larew said...

I'd never change the channel on you, Brian!

n. davis rosback said...

a work with attitude...i like it

Magpie said...

I truly feel like this is how some people treat us these days. Communication and conversation are lost arts.

Maggie May said...

A tantalising peek! Looks interesting!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

PattiKen said...

A journal! I bet that's filled with wonderful stuff. and doodles too.

Beware the test pattern though. They steal your soul.

EVA said...

LOL ..." those that can actually draw". I think you do a great job of that!!

Nice to see your sketchbook!

Steven Anthony said...

this is brilliant..I can imagine screaming these words out loud. thanx for sharing friend,

repressedsoul said...

I've always enjoyed being concise...but it's hard to say what you want to say in 160. This made me giggle, great work, as always Brian! x

adeeyoyo said...

Very clever, Brian, and thanks for the link to Sunday Sketches!

Miss Nikki said...

Adding the image is like adding a thousand words to your limited 160 count. Not fair. ツ

lissa said...

looks like a robot on tv but who knows

Heather said...

ah, love that, funny, and true! so glad to see you at Sunday Sketches this week! enjoy the day!

WrightStuff said...

Wow, look at all those comments. Nice to see you over at Sunday Sketches. Cool drawing.

Marlene said...

Brian, I enjoy reading your 160 words or less, but I love the addition of the sketch, and you can sketch. Thanks for sharing with us this week.

Kristin Dudish said...

Yay - another sketch! I love seeing the drawings that accompany your words :)

Jennifer Bower said...

Ah, crafting and whittling words is such a challenge. I was never able to combine my word and doodle journals. Awesome that you are so able to freely express in both mediums.

Monkey Man said...

Fun look at your journal. I carry a moleskin...you never know when the muse will strike. Great 160. I hit neither "OFF" nor "MUTE" on this read. Thanks for playing.

Birdie said...

hmmm thought provoking ... so cool to see your sketch Brian :-) it's like going behind the scenes ... ;-)

ModernMom said...

I often wondered how you all managed to get things down to 160. Thanks for the peek inside:)

gayle said...

Thanks for letting us look into your journal!! I have often said to my husband "look at me"

Sophia said...

Great sketch, Brian and excellent words. I couldn't have said it any better... (curtsy)

gospelwriter said...

ain't that about the way of it... ;)

great 160!

secret agent woman said...

Ah, but that's exactly how some treat the people in their lives.

secret agent woman said...

Ah, but that's exactly how some treat the people in their lives.

Betsy said...

'that can actually draw'...haha...really now, we don't believe that for a minute. Hope you're joining in CT soon!

good thoughts on communication...I feel I've been tivo-ed before! LOL! or maybe 'muted' hee.

liza said...

Hi B-- So, what are you TiVo-ing? Is that even a verb? Anyways, cute ode to your show. But my favorite is your journal. A treasure for your boys to discover.

Fair Rosamund said...

Very cool, I love your words and the sketch together! Thanks for sharing :) ~Lauren

Alice Audrey said...

And yet we really are merely actors playing out parts on one another's stages.

Friko said...

Very clever indeed. 160 eh?
Hm, could I do that . . . .

Paul C said...

How true about our attention deficit world.

william said...

good 160 mate, bravo :)

alex said...

thats really cool brian, i havent been online or posted anything in a while been busy with school and i had a very stress ful week i'm glad its almost over, but im back i havent posted anything yet but i got something really good for oneshot wednesday, i can't wait to post it i've been working on a shot fiction kind of thing :) and great sketch im not really good at sketching things but i'll something see how it goes.

G-Man said...

Yankee DOODLE Dandy!

Jerry said...

Nice journal entry...A.D.D. in action. Truely a breeding ground for creativity. YOu are not a sitcom...more like a silver screen motion picture.

Katherine said...

I have a little doodle pad too! But the sneak peek at yours reminds me a little of the journal that Jim Carreys character Joel kept in the movie "Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind.
Just fabulous!!

Victoria said...

Brilliant, Brian...as usual.

Debbie said...

great sketch Brian!

moondustwriter said...

Too clever Bri. I'd like to know when you have the time I'm still waiting for the revelation of a clone

Great sketch

Happy Sunday my friend

smiles from the moon

Joanna Jenkins said...

That made me smile. I hope more of your posts come with journal photos.. pretty please.
Have a great week, jj

tracyhsays.com said...

Brilliant Brian...there's more to this than meets the eye. Now, where's my remote...?

only a movie said...

I love seeing your process in the sketchbook... and the sketch is quite good! :-)

Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

Hi! Brian...
Thanks, for sharing a glimpse into your journal and the words that Tom, and Claudia, used basically, summed up my feeling too!
Nice use of 160 words!
DeeDee ;-D

Diana Evans said...

oh so cool that you have a journal!!! and you sketch in it!!! what fun....

The Empress said...

I just can't stand that you can draw and write and are a great dad, and a wonderful husband, and so nice, too.

I just can't stand it.

And now, on top of all that,you just won the Mexican cocoa dusted truffle giveaway.

Does anything ever NOT go your way???

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Love the peek. :-)

Slamdunk said...

Clever Brian--160 leaves little room for description.

Unknown Mami said...

I love your doodle and the peak at your journal.

Jen said...

It would be nice to have a mute button, though, wouldn't it?

She said...

my mind immediately envisioned a child saying this to a parent and that leaves me with sadness. Nice 160.

Someone Is Special said...

I loved it.. Wonderful 60 Brian..

--Someone Is Special--

Bernie said...

I love how you included your sketch in this post Brian, shows all of us how natural writer with many talents works.....:-) Hugs

Zuzana said...

I enjoyed taking a peak at your journal.;)) It is like seeing sketches of a great artist or a great writer's notes.;)) Very candid.;)
Have a great Monday dear Brian,
xo

Gennaro said...

Nice sketches. I love to journal. A nice way to allow ideas to flow.

Susan Deborah said...

Journal-to-post-readers-comments. The cycle is sure interesting. Not vicious but gracious! Corny lines from me :)

Joy always,
Susan

blueviolet said...

Uh oh, you've been tuned out!

Nicola said...

I think this is a great doodle!!! It works well with your written piece! Nice work :0)

JStar said...

:) Nice Brian! I always wished I could draw...I cant get past my stick men LOL

Kim A. said...

To be ignored is sad. To be "turned off" is heart-breaking. A good reminder for me to be kind today to someone who needs it. ::giggling at doodle::

♥namaste♥

Katerina Galati said...

Wow, interesting sketch and idea indeed!!!

Gaston Studio said...

There must be millions of women out there, reading this post and nodding energetically.

natalee said...

Love the sneak peek at the journal.... I feel like this sometimes i have foot in mouth disease at times... except i wish i could mute myself...lol...

I have to tell you my T-vo.. (dvr )is a life saver.. i swear without it i would never see anything prime time....

pink dogwood said...

powerful

Everyday Goddess said...

that's so true, making someone feel like you are giving them your attention is a short commodity these days.

wow, you can draw too? :)

TALON said...

Very very clever 160, Brian. I like the sketch too - it reminded me of Barney Rubble...yeah, my mind is a strange place - lol!

ladyfi said...

Love that happy-faced person in the TV.

Pat said...

You described me to a "T"! As in "Tivo"! You are so multi-talented! Love the doodling!

AngelMay said...

Nice doodles, Brian! Your fans here will always "look at you!"

Baino said...

Wow wouldn't dare photograph my journal!

Caty said...

nice sketching :)

Kaylen said...

LOVE this!!! What a great idea and even more personal than just the normal wonderful words you share!!

Goofball said...

oh I love your journal
I had been wondering before whether you created all your poetry & stories online or offline....so offline it is

joanny said...

LOVE your drawing or doodles as you aptly call it nicely paired, I include my art now and then in with the photography but it blends in
and no one really notices.

nice 160.

cheers,
joanny

Jill said...

I cannot draw a lick but truly appreciate those that doodle as well as you do Brian.

Marla said...

I can feel this one.

Tammie said...

I love seeing doodles... there is an art to doodles.

Mmm said...

Oh, I love seeing your little note book/sketch pad. I didn't realise you write these things down on paper first and love too that you are starting to draw. Well, Bria, we're here--and we're not turning you off! :)