Unlike his brother who could entrance small mammals and children, the Pied Piper of Güber could only attract North American grizzly bears.
The townsfolk had little respect for him, as the New World had yet to be discovered.
As you may have noticed from the latest picture on the main site, I got my drawing tablet working again. I wasn't able to figure out the dual monitor problem mentioned in the linked post, so I rebuilt my dual computer KVM setup and ran the tablet through my laptop instead. That's thinking outside the box.
Speaking of drawing, this latest notebook doodle comes from the back of my macroeconomics notes:
I would like to start a new feature on this weblog: from time to time, I will post pictures of the doodles I have drawn in the margins of my class notes. The pictures won't be finished by any definition of the word; polished, coloreddrawings already have their place. The pictures posted here will be raw, unedited (save some color correction), and lifted directly from the pages of my notebooks. I don't pretend they are unequalled masterpieces, but if nothing else, they will provide a glimpse into how I spend time in classes my parents spent tens of thousands of dollars for me to attend.
To begin, here's a pensive-looking guy from today's math notes:
Baron von Fignewton readied himself in the grand hall mirror as Jameson, the butler, attended to the guests conversing mutedly in the next room. Donning his top hat, Fignewton strode to the heavy oaken door and steeled himself for a second meeting with Lady Melody. He grimaced involuntarily as he remembered the morning's events. "I cannot believe the donkey fell from such a great height," he thought to himself, "I pray Jameson got that mess cleaned up."
I should mention that I was inspired to post my doodles by two weblogs that found their way onto my morning websurf. Mike Wieringo is an artist for Marvel who posts his "warmup sketches" in weblog form. Danny Gregory is a writer and artist who creates amazingly beautiful pen-and-watercolor drawings. Two incredibly talented guys.