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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Round Clown


Who didn't love those crazy fun house mirrors when we were kids. Since I was a skinny youngster I preferred the mirror that made me look short and stocky, like a real tough guy. I imagined MYSELF doing some bullying for a change, instead of using my long, skinny legs to RUN from trouble. I'm jealous of Blippo here, who owns his very own mirror. I always wanted one of those... sniff.

30 comments:

  1. oh, man! this one's brilliant, ted! it's one of those jokes/ideas that's right in front of you but you don't notice it. but you did! great gag, haha! the REAL reason why those mirrors were invented :)

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  2. just tape some reflective Mylar in an empty frame and presto!

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  3. Cool, I guess he wont have to use his weighting scale anymore!
    Reminds me as a kid, I used to look my reflection inside a spoon, it used to create so weird images...

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  4. Hey, I still have so much fun with those mirrors!!

    (I would like one that would make the pockets of my trousers to look like full of money, you know, as well as fat. haha)
    very good post, congratulations to you!

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  5. Ooooooooo, I love the subtle little details, especially the scale and all the other little 'round' elements you worked into the illo. Colors are fabulous too.

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  6. Haha Ted...Hope he doesn't sit on that stool!

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  7. This one is cool!
    Can that scale handle his weight!?

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comment!! :)
    Cheers,
    Junko

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  8. Gotta love a man who can pull off ruffles.

    Heehee, I like how he uses his valet for his horn and hat. That means he's high class. :D

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  9. Genius!
    Extreme humor, lovin' this one.

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  10. Great work man! I wish I had one of those mirrors!

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  11. Ohh yes, I need me one of those mirrors as well, preferably one that changes outfits instead of stature. Fantastic work!

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  12. Lol
    The novelty never wears off! We were looking in one of those yesterday at Santa's cave! (took our little one out to see the great man)
    I actually think i would like Blippo's mirror too but Ill go with the stature one!

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  13. omg hilarious!!!

    I was a scrawny thing as a kid too, and for some reason I believed that rubbing my belly would make me fatter. So I rubbed my belly after every meal :D It didn't work. I'm still barely over 100 pounds.

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  14. haha, this is so funny :D
    I'm not sure this mirror is gonna help him keep a healthy diet though.

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  15. Haha, rummaging through your blog really made me smile!

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  16. Yeah, these mirrors are wonderful. My Mac laptop has a camera that does distortions, and my daughter and I can play for hours on that thing. I just doesn't get old, and a ton of laughs.

    Wonderful cartoon Ted!

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  17. sighs... you're lucky Ted, You can use long & skinny legs to run, short & extremely skinny legs are mine :(

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  18. Sigh do you think he would lend me his mirror. I am beginning to feel a little rotund myself.
    Love your art and humour.

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  19. Hi Ted, I am not sure if you are in to this kind of thing or not but I have nominated your blog for a sunshine award because I really enjoy visiting your pages :-D
    If you want to know more there is a post here
    http://janetsdibbydabby.blogspot.com/2011/12/sunshine-award.html
    Cheers Janet

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  20. Great Ted! You have invented the optical placebo. I guess it comes in bundle with the scale, which uses the corresponding arithmetic distortions :) Haha!

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  21. Thanks everyone for stopping by and leaving a comment, that means a lot to me. And thank-you Janet, for the Sunshine Award, and your kind words. Santa now lives in a cave with distortion mirrors? WOW!

    A new cartoon post coming, hopefully tomorrow!

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  22. Ted!!!!! "Lulu Zulu" is awesome...I gave her the middle name "Mable" for a little 70s vibe.

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  23. Gosh, Ted. I went to a house of mirrors when I was a kid and got lost. Can't say it was a good experience, kinda left me a bad memory... But hey! I guess your clown is pretty clever to use the most important kind. Maybe I should have one installed in the bedroom... (^_^)

    PS: Thanks for that comment you left me. You're sweet AND funny. That's pretty cool in my book. Hehe. :))

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  24. Re Santa...It could only happen in Australia Ted, :-)
    Its called the magic cave and has lots of things for the children to do, it opens in November and runs until Christmas and the kids can also see Santa there as well.

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  25. The best mirror... EVER!!! I want it! :)

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