i'm on vacation!

Hi Julius, bonzogal, EVERYBODY! Greetings from ALABAMA! I'm glad to hear the US Postal Service is dutifully delivering YEAHBUTTS and Runaway 2s!
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Here's a chunk of a page from the children's book roughs I am playing with here at Benny's Luxurious Studio.
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Here's the house I grew up in! (one of them...)
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Here's the creek where we used to catch crawdads and make them be astronauts in our Estes rockets! Actually Kerry and Whumpus bought all the rockets. They ALWAYS had lots of disposable income, the lucky stiffs! I have to confess, they caught all the crawdads too. I did not like handling them. So I guess I was pretty much an observer in all that.

In the extreme rear of this shot you can see the train trestle we played on. When a train went over, we would sit and stare at the huge crack in the cement wall of this trestle, praying for the spectacular train wreck that never happened. This is also the trestle that we threw Whumpus' bike off of one day when he went home to eat lunch and foolishly left his bike unguarded. That was pretty cool, but the brilliant part was filming the sacrifice with Whumpus' movie camera that we were using to make horror comedies with that day, so Whumpus could witness the spectacular fall when we got the film back and watched the movies.
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Benny is upset because dumbass property owners, realtors, etc in his community are destroying homes that his dad the architect designed and built, and replacing them with soulless cookie cutter McMansions. It is indeed sad, because Benny's dad was a brilliant architect. If I was fluent in architctese, I could adequately describe the beautiful and practical flow of his homes, and the great use of natural lighting, and stuff like that. If I could choose one of these homes or a McMansion for the same price, there would be no contest. So the whole thing is baffling as hell.

Here is the early morning light in a Ben's daddy home (where Ben lives now, and I am a guest!)
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Here is my design for the signs I told Ben he should post all over town.
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6 comments:

BonzoGal said...

Ever git visted by zombies or haints at your old house?

My house is a block away from a huge cemetary. If zombies attack, I'm just gonna slouch around and blend in.

Benny said...

Well, Pumpie, I'm "glowing" with the praise you have heaped on my Daddy.
He is "glowing" from "above" as well, I know! It is a real tragedy the way we won't recycle cool old things here in America the way they do in Europe. Hell, if it's 50 years old, it's TIME TO GO!

Sigh.

On a happier note, YOU are a welcome guest always! Even more so now that Zoey and Spike love you as we all do.
I have forwarded their pictures for your viewing pleasure.

And we have more fun to go! We're gonna buy up every good "thrift" item they have in this burg, and then we're gonna meet some ACTORS and MUSICIANS that night while we eat FREE FOOD and drink FREE LIQUOR! The BEST, Pumpie, the BEST!!!

Don't let on to your friends up "north" how neat it really is down here, or they may come down here and drive up our prices! Paying more than 59 cents for a dozen eggs or more than 75 cents a pound for "fresh" bacon would just run me insane! And DON'T GET ME STARTED about the DAIRY PRODUCTS!! Of course our grocery people still carry your groceries to the car with a smile. . .and sometimes, a little "extra," especially if you happen to be related to the "bag carrier."

Your friend, obsequious host and fan, Benny

Janet said...

I actually jumped on one of those long slow moving trains at the end of this very trestle one night. We jumped off on the other end of town and had to walk back.(I would say.."please don't tell my kids!", but of course, their Uncle Ronald has already ratted on me!)

slatts said...

sounds like you're having a great time and you're missing Marcus' birthday with apple pie and friday's photoshoot w/ joy ala Sergei's Studio and free-beer kick-off hoopla....

You lucky stiff!!!!

'dig hearin' old 'hood stories...even tho you were a billion miles from massachusetts where my 'hood was...seems like kids did the same damn things when it came to messin' with animals that needed to go to the moon and kid's bicycles that needed to see if they could fly and all those home by the railroad tracks adventures!

enjoy your time off! website work will be waiting in your inbox!

julius said...

I got props.

I have always wondered whether 50 Cent uses the internet. If he did I wonder what he would look at.

The only thing I ever tried to send into space was a Boba Fett figure. He just melted.

Mo said...

Hi Pa! Miss you lots! Runaway Comics # 2 is a big hit here in the C.A! Your ginuine famous! Hope your having a great vacation! Love the new stuff!!!!