PORKYPINE: Whatcha doing, Bashful?
BASHFUL: I’m helping ES out by drawing the picture for his Tuesday art feature!
PORKYPINE: Wow! I didn’t know rocks could draw.
BASHFUL: I’m quite the talented artiste, don’t you know? My work has been compared to the great Michelangelo, Raphael, Donatello…. even Master Splinter!
PORKYPINE: I’m amazed that you can even hold a pen with no arms.
BASHFUL: Bashful de Milo they called me back at the art school!
PORKYPINE: So what are you drawing?
BASHFUL: Well, that crazy pig that keeps sending me out of the house, Bacon. He requested a drawing of Hannibal. You know, the dude who crossed the Alps with the Ringling Brothers circus in tow?
PORKYPINE: Oh, I’ll bet that was fun to draw! May I see your work?
BASHFUL: Sure! Get a good look, because this’ll be going straight to The Louvre to hang next to the Moaning Lisa!
PORKYPINE: Oh, geez. That’s…. a…. really….
BASHFUL: A really awesome masterpiece, right!
PORKYPINE: You printed that off of Google, didn’t you?
BASHFUL: Who me? Why, I don’t even know Evil Squirrel’s password!
PORKYPINE: Then who was that we saw watching porn while ES was at work last night?
BASHFUL: Errrrr….. it must’ve been one of those naughty ponies. Yeah, that’s it….. um…. how about I sell you this masterpiece cheap to keep quiet? Say, $500,000 for a future collectible.
PORKYPINE: You’re a fraud AND a sneak!
BASHFUL: OK, OK…… $250 grand?
PORKYPINE: You’ll be sleeping with the cats tonight, Bashful…..
OK, so Bashful’s attempt to take my job away from me didn’t quite work out. Darn, and I was hoping to find some cheap, replacement starving artist labor so I can get to bed early on Tuesdays. Anyway, here’s my drawing for Bacon’s request of Hannibal:
That may very well be the worst Rainbow Donkey I have ever drawn, and that is really saying something…
The very first $100 question that was missed by a contestant on the US version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 17 years ago asked which animals Hannibal brought with him as he crossed the Alps. The contestant incorrectly answered “llamas”, and on our message board, we used the term “llama” to describe any contestant who made it into the Hot Seat without winning any money. Apparently, all those years of hearing that term made me think that Hannibal really did transport llamas rather than elephants, because when I searched for a reference pic on Google to aid me, I entered “hannibal llamas” and wondered why nothing relevant came up…. oops.
Elephants, Unicorns, Llamas and Capybaras, oh my!
Thanks to everyone who has submitted suggestions so far (I got a lot of great ideas last week!), and please keep them coming! Go here to play along with Draw Me A Picture Tuesday!