You know what I haven’t done in a while?

In general, posted anything. More specifically, posted envelope sketches.

Oh, I’ve still been doing them. Or at least, I’ve still been saving the envelopes to do them on. But I’m a little behind schedule. So here are the three most recent that I’ve scanned.

Sketch of quasimodo done on a bank statement envelope. Sketch of Nicolas Parsons done on a bank statement envelope. Sketch of Simon Cowell done on a bank statement envelope, colored with a pink hi-lighter, and color corrected using GIMP

Incidentally, I don’t really know much about Simon Cowell. When one of my co-workers failed to identify Nicolas Parsons and the Hunchback of Notre Dame, I figured I’d try someone more current. However, never having seen an episode of whatever modern Gong Show he’s on, I had to guess about what he’d say.

Y’know, now that I think of it, the Gong Show might have set a precedent for allowing people with questionable talent on the air, but it looked like the “celebrities” involved were generally having a good time, and seemed to be laughing with the contestants more often than at them. Maybe I’m inclined to think fondly of the Gong Show because it seems to have a combination of joyous anarchy, the odd good-ol’-fashioned-performance, and a willingness to go with it and have a laugh when things went a little blue.

Chuck Barris, I salute you.
Judges on the X-Factor, [Nation]’s got Talent, and whatever other self-aggrandizing, mean-spirited audition shows are on these days? You get the gong and the gas face.

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