Friday, July 06, 2007

IF: 6 things I think are Geeky


Okay, I really didn't like this word. I thought no matter what, someone was going to be offended by nearly every post. And then I thought, lighten up and let it rip Laurel! Still, I kept it tame and to a minimum of insults. Here are six things I think are geeky.


1) Bow Ties...I know some wonderful guys have worn them (and still do) but do you really think "hunk" or "sexy" when you see them?


2) Holiday themed sweaters...ladies, what are you thinking??? Get rid of them. Even homeless people don't want to be seen in them. Thrift stores can't give them away!


3) The Mohawk....do you really think you look cool? Well, you don't! And then if you make the hairdo a neon color you're really sending out a cry for help. Do yourself a favor and get some therapy. Or smoke a joint for goodness sakes if you need to make a statement. Chill out and fix your hair.


4) Socks with sandals...this is wrong on ANY planet! Men or women, please never, ever do this. Dark socks are a bigger faux pas, but still, ditch the socks if the sandals are on the feet.


5) Santa hats...how many store clerks does it take to wear a Santa hat? Every one of them!!!! And what about regular people who are out shopping and donning those hats? I just don't trust them. And how many kids do you think are traumatized by seeing so many versions of Santa out there? It's just wrong. And for those who don't celebrate Christmas (or the commercial version), must they have this in their faces day in and day out from Thanksgiving until Dec 26th?


6) and finally....adults with braces!! I stare at them, honestly. Do you really think at 40 you're going to get the same bang for your buck if you were 12? I think not. I have such a hard time looking at a balding man with wire and rubber bands in his mouth. I usually just hand him a kleenex to wipe the drool before I leave the room.


I'm sure I've offended some of you. Now you've seen my other side. Not so fuzzy is it? It's because the word was limited. I hope you'll still like me in the morning!


(The opinions of this post are not necessarily those of the readers, although they should be! )


watercolor on canson, glued onto scrapbooking paper with sticker numbers. Click to enlarge.

43 comments:

  1. Hello Laurel!! I agree with everything. They are all very Geeky! This was very funny!
    All the best!

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  2. There there duckie! It's like it is with the blowflies, you just have to learn to love them!

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  3. ha ha! Good stuff and very true. The socks and sandals thing too--i couldn't agree more. Makes me cringe. Anyhow, have a great weekend!!

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  4. LOL! But I think we all are someone's geek! Hhehehe! :))) I certainly am!

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  5. Hahah...the adult with braces is so true! I feel the same way..hehehe... Great work Studio Lolo!

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  6. Quit that there apologising. It's funny and if there are any ladies out there wearing holiday themed sweaters, then they need to know ;-)

    Very funny.

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  7. All good and true. But sometimes it can be good to be a geek.

    I love your banner by the way. It reminds me of Mt. Tamalpais (sp) near where my brother lives. He is also a baby boomer.

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  8. Quite frankly, Laurel, I can't recall a time when I was ever this offended! Now, where do I sign up to get more of the same? :D

    Seriously, this came out great and your comments were right on. Socks? What socks? You think I'm hiding socks behind my back? Really! I don't have any socks back there.

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  9. LOL!!!!!! I agree with all except the mohawk - not geeky, just...so adolescent!!

    Great take on the topic, which I hate so much I haven't even attempted to illustrate it.

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  10. haha, funny post, i like it! i did that socks with sandals one time and realize how uncool it was. sigh.

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  11. Very funny! I recognize only one of the geeky situations here where I'm living. I don't tell you witch one...
    I like your composition and the colors!

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  12. Great "geeky" post, Laurel!
    Well thought out and very funny!

    (plus now I'm feeling pretty good about myself since none of these apply to me. :))

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  13. This is a hilarious post! I too was worried about offending anyone! My daughter convinced me to post anyway! I’m more of a geek than I thought! I love to see a kid with a Mohawk, colored hair, and a festive Santa hat! The rest, well it doesn’t work for me either!! Am I offended? Not one bit!! You are still a warm and fuzzy illustrator with an excellent sense of humor! Geeks RULE!!!

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  14. CHIEF RUNNING GEEKJuly 08, 2007 10:17 AM

    LOLO,

    HEY,WHATS WRONG WITH MY MOHAWK,AND IT GETS COLD UP HERE IN THE MOUNTAINS SO WE HAVE TO WEAR MY RABBIT FUR SOCKS WITH MY SANDELS AND WHAT BETTER TO WEAR IN THE COLD WEATHER SO WE DON'T CRUSH MY FEATHERS BUT A SANTA HAT ALSO THE RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER SWEATER THE DUDE AT THE SALVATION ARMY GAVE ME MATCHES MY HAT AND BECAUSE I CAN'T WALK AROUND WITH MY BOW AND ARROWS ANYMORE (dangerous weapon) THE BOW TIE THE SAME DUDE GAVE ME REMINDS ME OF THE OLD DAYS BEFORE THE TREE HUGGERS TOOK OVER AND TOOK AWAY MY BOW AND ARROWS AND AS FAR AS MY BRACES GO MY ANSWER TO YOU IS IF ITS FREE ITS FOR ME AND THEY MATCH MY HOMEMADE STERLING BLING.NOW SMARTEN UP BEFORE I SCALP YOU!!!
    BIG CHIEF RUNNING GEEK

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  15. I THINK THE CHIEF HAS A POINT HERE

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  16. Harly Jim, you don't fool me! I know YOU are the chief because you use all caps!! And you can take "Running" out of your name. You've never run in your life except maybe from the cops in your younger days. Or yesterday!
    xoxo
    Picasso

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  17. MON AMI PICASSO

    I AM JUST AN INNOCENT OLD BIKER DUDE,THE ONLY INDIAN CHIEF I KNOW HAS 2 WHEELS AND A MOTOR.

    HARLYJIM

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  18. Hey Laurel!! How are you? It's been awhile since I joined in on IF - been missing out on everyone's cool stuff! Love your take on the theme and so funny what you depicted!! And I agree with merlinprincess - I think we're all someone's geek in one way or another!

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  19. I always wear bow ties with holiday themed sweaters. I have a neon green mohawk, I wear sandals with socks, a Santa hat everyday, and I'm a brace face- with a giant retainer.
    But even after reading this post- I still like you!
    Great illustration and post!

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  20. Laurel, in college in the 80s, I shaved the sides of my hair. It was kind of like a mohawk, but probably more Bon Jovi. Alas, I was in Savannah at art school and in a punk band. Oh yeah, and I was 17. Does that still count as geeky? hee, hee! But, I did not wear holiday sweaters at of our shows...

    Great concept!

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  21. Funny illo and post! I teach Kindergarten and there was a K student at my school who actually came in the last week of school with a MOHAWK! What parents would do that to a 5 or 6 year old???? Great work!

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  22. Great list Laurel! I used to work with a woman who had holiday sweaters/dresses/earrings/socks/etc. for EVERY holiday! Too funny!

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  23. Hahaha great 6 geeky's! I laughed at the sock and sandal the most! Good one, Laurel!

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  24. Hey- you know I was just joking about fitting the 6
    criteria and being offended? joking 'cept for part that I like you and your work of course! (oh- and sometimes I where socks w/sandals- but never in public)

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  25. I don't mind braces on an adult unless they're wearing a santa claus hat-very annoying. You made me laugh out loud, both your illo and your corresponding list are hilarious!

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  26. Glad we're all chill (chill is non-geek lingo for something along the lines of copacetic- haha)
    You are tagged- though you don't have to be if you already were- or just don't feel like it- no obligation of course.
    http://andydoodler.blogspot.com/2007/07/tagged.html

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  27. i agree with your number 3 point but maybe because mohawk is never me...:)

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  28. It's good to be geeky sometimes, the pressure to be cool is just too much for this babie:)

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  29. Very creative take on the theme word. I actually saw a baby about a year old with a mohawk haircut recently! A baby geek :)

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  30. You've said it all beautifully! Very nice!

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  31. What fun to see the dark side of Studio Lolo! You're right, I didn't know you had one! Guess you are human like all the rest of us.

    You think this is offensive? I'm still waiting for someone to do an illo of the original meaning of the word geek, which is a performer, usually at circus sideshows, who bites the heads off live chickens.

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  32. You are the winner Laurel! Thanks for not including a mullet because I may decide they are cool!

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  33. A couple of teenagers on the subway had giant Mohawks. We were all looking at each other like, "um... you're 20 years too late, kids!"

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  34. hehehe, very funny, dont apologize!
    Great illo, socks and holiday sweaters, I couldnt agree more!!

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  35. Yes, you have outlined geekiness in several forms. I'm okay with most of it, but the sock/sandal thing is an understandable offense (not that I've ever committed it, mind you!). It gets a little brisk here on the Central Coast in the summertime... Coldest winter Mark Twain ever spent was a summer in San Francisco, you know.
    A lot of thought, and well done.

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  36. How insulting...heheheheeeeee!

    Holiday themed sweaters...don't you just want to pull the little doodads off? Ahhh, they are for old ladies, stop picking on them! YOu bad girl.

    Now I'm feeling a little shy about my mohawk. sheesh. At least my santa hat won't fit over it.

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  37. Love, love your original take on this. Yes, hate Christmas sweaters. Soooo geeky.

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  38. Oops! I love those holiday sweaters. I don't have any, mind you, because it never seemed financially wise to buy a sweater that I could wear only one or two days a year - but I always feel like smiling when I see someone in a holiday sweater.

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  39. haha! holiday sweaters!!! amazing!

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  40. Your illustrations are hilarious! Wonderful! I loved them all!

    I agree with you on most of these - though my sister got braces at 40, and I wish I had done so, as well, and even sooner -- I'm not saying it's right for everyone, but the women in my family have the problem of too many teeth for the size of our jaws, and our teeth have always been crammed together (and a little crooked, though mine are only crooked on the bottom). I have had a lot of problems with cavities in the molars, as well as impacted wisdom teeth and abcesses. Braces would have helped that a lot. My mother retained all her front teeth up until she died (at 93), which was good, but losing the back ones was no fun! I've lost 2 of mine, and have had to undergo 3 root canals!! My sister doesn't regret having had it done, as it was predominantly for healthy dental reasons. I am not offended by your inclusion of this in a list of geekiness, just wanted to point out an exception.

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  41. OK! So i missed the point of the whole thing. I WAS hilarious, and I am envious of your ability to illustrate your opinions. I just have SO wanted to have had braces, when I realized that my sister had them at 40, and that adults COULD have them! I had my first abcess at 19, and it was horrible - failed my finals that year in school!

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  42. jeez Carol Rose...settle down now! I would have braces too if I could have. This was all in good fun :)

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