Sunday, June 29, 2008

This Week's New Yorker Caption Contest

Here is my entry in this weeks New Yorker Caption Contest. Each week they provide the image and you provide the caption.

"Okay, we’ve seen the world, now can we go home?!"

Here's some extra's

We’re coming up on the world's 2nd largest world.

Never mind I don’t need the map anymore.

What do you mean, “What’s that?” That’s it, I’m taking you kids out of public school!

Dad, hurry up the world is passing you by.

Is this the same giant globe we passed an hour ago?!

We’re almost home. I can see our house from here.

Those SUV’s are getting bigger and bigger every year.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Dan’s Brother’s Found Caricature

I’ve run out of new pictures of people, or things that look like me, but I’ve got some good ones of friends of mine. Here is a great look a like for my Brother Bill. Found this guy waiting for the bus, and had to craftily snap this picture.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

the New Yorker Caption Contest

Here is my late entry to this weeks New Yorker Caption Contest. Each week they provide the image and you provide the caption.

"We get a deal on office supplies based on the size of the order."

Here are the left over captions...

Have you had much experience editing large print novels?

You’ve got some pretty big gloves to fill.

The job pretty much explains itself.

My old desk was much larger.

One day you too could have a corner office with really big office supplies.

I got tired of people stealing my pencils.

It’s makes for a good upper body workout.

I prefer a number 200 pencil.

Shaq is coming in to sign his new endorsement deal.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Drunk Birds!

I had a GREAT birthday! Michele commissioned our friend, and extremely talented artist, Peter Sohn to do an original ink drawing based on a series of bird drunks he did for an auction held awhile back. I'm a huge fan of Peter's work, and I'm SO excited to finally own and original piece of his work!

Sorry, no New Yorker Caption Contest entry tonight, I'm on vacation, and a little bit of a drunk bird myself tonight. I'll come up with something tomorrow. Man, I'm so tired of losing that thing every week!


Friday, June 20, 2008

Dan's LAST Found Caricature

Well, it's my Birthday today, and I'm sad to say this is the end of the "Dan Found Caricatures" series. I've run out of pictures of people, plants, or animals that look like me. That being said, if I find a good found caricature of myself, (or if you do) I'll be sure to post it on Friday night for old time sake. In the mean time I may start doing a few "special guest" found caricatures. So here it is, the LAST Dan Found Caricature, this one was painted on the outside of a local San Francisco bar and I have to say, it's my favorite! enjoy!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

This Week's New Yorker Caption Contest

Here is my entry in this weeks New Yorker Caption Contest. Each week they provide the image and you provide the caption.

"I know you’re depressed about feeling old, but I’m telling you, you need glasses!"

Can’t you do anything right?

The condo rules clearly state, no loud noises past 10PM, so you’ve got six more minutes to get this right.

Oh I see, too good to use the gun my father gave you!

Can’t you make a decision!

What did I say, use the silencer after 9PM!

Don’t move, the spider is just left of your temple.

Do you mind keeping it down, some of us are trying to drown ourselves in the bathtub.

You need shooting lessons.

You might want to try the side without the metal plate.

I’m gonna shut the door one last time, and when I get back I better see you dead.

Why don’t you just call the gun shop and ask for directions!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Tracy Comic of the Month

Here is this month's vintage Tracy comic book cover! This is one of the several "Imagination Train Station" comic's made for the film.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Michele on SFist!

Michele's first blog for SFist was posted today! She'll be contributing regularly to the local San Francisco blog writing fashion humor under her thinly veiled, half pen name Babe Scanlon! You can also read more from babe at her own site Bats*tglam.

Dan's Found Caricature

Every now and then you find a picture, photo, plant or mineral that looks just like you. I'm going to try to post a new FOUND caricature of myself every Saturday morning for the next few weeks. Please let me know when you find them successful, or when you think they’re crap.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

No New Yorker Caption Contest This Week

There is no New Yorker Caption Contest posted for this week by the New Yorker website. At least not at the time of this posting. Not sure why.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Dan's Found Caricature

This weeks found caricature was sent into me by a reader of the blog that thought I looked like Daily Show corespondent Rob Corddry. So if I ever kill anybody famous we can be sure Mr. Corddry will be playing the funnier, better looking version of me in that made for TV movie. Thanks Mnmears!

If you find a person, plant, fruit, piece of garbage etc. you think looks like me, email it to me at

Make them plenty mean, those are the funniest ones.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Bay to Breakers

Bay to Breakers was two weeks ago. Bay to Breakers is an annual foot race started in 1912 as a way to lift the city's spirits after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. It starts from the Bay's financial district to the great highway adjacent to the Pacific coast where the breakers crash onto Ocean Beach, but most importantly it's an opportunity for people of all ages, races, sexes, and sexual orientations to come together and dress up in stupid costumes and get drunk before 10 AM on a Sunday. Here's a picture of a guy in a Winnie the Pooh costume I found outside my door at around 4:30PM getting screwed with by his friends. I call this picture "Pooh, Poohed".

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

This Week's New Yorker Caption Contest

Here is my late entry to this weeks New Yorker Caption Contest. Each week they provide the image and you provide the caption.

"Actually, it was a tandem jump. Mind if I look for something in your backyard?"

Here are some I didn't use.

Well I thought this WAS a pretty exciting marriage proposal.

Mom, you weren’t looking! Okay, I’ll do it one more time.

My doctor says extreme base jumping is a better cardio workout than jogging.

May I borrow your phone I’d like to report an eventual plane crash.

I was just in the neighborhood and I thought I’d drop by.

Sorry I’m late. I couldn’t get a direct flight.

Excuse me, do you know how to get to Yankee Stadium?

Hi my name is Crazy Larry and I’m running for Daredevil in your district.

You Know What They Say...?

Nothing makes one look less intelligent than spiting out a bunch of cliché during an intellectual conversation... except for maybe spiting them out wrong.

The next time you find yourself surrounded by the elite, be it at a fancy dinner party, job interview, or date, try replacing your old stand by cliché with the slightly confused, subtly screwed up versions I provided below. Remember they're only funny if you picture yourself in a tuxedo holding a glass of red wine and beginning each one humorlessly with the phrase,"Well, you know what they say...

1. An apple a day is the doctor's way.

2. Stop being around the bush.

3. Never look at a gift horse's mouth.

4. Art intimidates life.

5. Let the ships fall where they may.

6. Do on to others as you would do on to them.

7. Like father? You'll like the son.

8. You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours! ( But say it as a threat!)

9. The ends just imply the means.

10. Life is like a bunch of chocolate, you never know which one you'll get.

Good luck!


Sunday, June 01, 2008

This Weeks New Yorker Caption Contest

I'll be out of town with no access to a computer Sunday night so no New Yorker Caption Contest entry today! I'll be back Tuesday night an I'll have to post my entry then. In the meantime, here is an interesting article about the New Yorker Caption Contest Controversy!

Someone is calling out this drawing featured in the contest a few weeks ago as being a plagiarized take on this old Jack Kirby comic.

What do you think, plagiarism or parody?

As far as I'm concerned the second you change the scared guy in the window to a relaxed guy holding a glass of wine it becomes parody. I don't understand why this is even being argued, this kind of thing is done all the time. The Wayans brothers have made a career of it.
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