Project 313 – Post No. 006

Six? That’s all I’ve done so far?! 

. . . I think this might have been a bad idea!

I kid, of course. Humor is one of them things that I occasionally do. Now, before someone asks “Really? When are you gonna start?” let me say that — like everything else in life — it’s difficult to agree on what’s funny. The opening to this post was meant to be funny . . . did you laugh? 

I think most people would rather read something funny than a serious dissection of what is or isn’t funny. Unfortunately, few people can call up “funny” at will, and I’m not one of them.

Mind, you, I try funny all the time, but only if it flows naturally out of me. You can’t force being funny and people pick up on forced humor. I’ve read a few blogs recently that try to employ humor. I thought only one managed to employ humor naturally and without effort. The others forced it, and it comes off sounding hollow. 

Really, I’m a situational funny man . . . I see, hear, or see something and I can usually find the oddness that often passes for humor. So, interactively, I can crack jokes almost non-stop . . . it’s what endears me to most people (not). 

Here’s the photo:

Project 313 006

That is a slice of a tree in front of a bunch of old shutters. That’s from the same shop where I snapped the photo of the turtle from a few posts ago. They have lots of neat stuff.  

Anyway, most people tolerate my goofy behavior because they prefer that side of me to the serious side. No one likes my serious side. 

Today’s cartoon is one of those you either find funny or . . . you’re Australian, possibly Brittish, or both.

Being neither of those things, I find this humorous but, like all humor, I can’t explain it to anyone else. 

Yes, it’s another Joe Martin cartoon. So far, He’s the only one who’s answered my request to use his cartoons. Yet another reason I think the man’s not only funny but has a crapload of class (at least when it comes to this matter), to boot.  

I have enough cartoons to do the whole project with just his comics and I might just do that. On the other hand, I’ve posted other cartoons here and there and the Internet is awash with all manner of cartoons. 

I’ve read a few “opinions” regarding copyright, fair use, and stuff. Realistically, I don’t think anyone will send me a DCA take-down notice because — as I said — cartoons are being shared left and right on blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and FSM knows where else. Companies and authors would spend more money sending out notices than they’d save by keeping their material from being used. 

Well, I’m off to prep a few more photos and stuff for future posts, so let me wrap this up. 

Here’s the doodle . . . Yes, I’m still on the animated GIF doodle kick. I have a few other drawings I’ll eventually use, but these still hold my interest and attention.  

And . . . that’s it

Some of these posts will likely be longer as the mood hits me, but most will be thus; short, uninteresting, bland, and relentless.

You can read about Project 313 HERE.

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