Friday, March 21, 2008

IF : Pet Peeves


I didn't know how to go about illustrating my list of pet peeves, so I decided to come up with a cartoon idea for one of them that the local newspaper is running a contest for and kill two birds with one stone.

My husband has become completely addicted to the TIVO like capabilities of our new TV. He records everything just so he can fast forward through all of the commercials. If there's a particular moment he likes, he'll rewind it and replay it a hundred times. If the remote control seemed glued to his hand in the past, the newer version has officially been grafted to his right palm. It would take a skilled surgeon and the threat of divorce to separate the two.


I actually have several pet peeves. Here are just a few more not represented in pictures.


I can't stand it when people don't use their turn signals. My crystal ball is dirty, so I have no clue where you're going when you stop in the middle of the road. Also, if you see me waiting on the corner to see what you're going to do, please let me know instead of making me linger there another half hour.


Gum snapping! Please stop it right now. Nobody wants to hear you chew gum like a cow. Do it in the privacy of your own trailer. (My apologies to trailer dwellers with manners.)


People who carry their pets and never let their feet touch the ground. Where's the logic in that? Oh, I think I'll carry Foo-Foo everywhere so she won't have to use her legs and then her muscles can atrophy and her bones can weaken and she can get early arthritis. Yay!


And a few more without going on and on...snobs, people who judge, people who care about your "pedigree', pah-leeeze! People who don't let their pets in the house, and people who won't let you off the phone until you snap at them after politely telling them 10 times you have to get going.


Other than those few things, I just let stuff roll right off my back!
(For Illustration Friday's prompt : Pet Peeves)




33 comments:

  1. Very nice and funny this cartoon!

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  2. I loved this. And as a big fan of the Dog Show I can understand the frustration. I too cannot abide with people who judge... and are snobs...especially 'art' snobs.

    Wonderful banner!

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  3. Thank you, thank you, thank you for that laugh....I needed it tonight...I got another pet peeve for ya....like when under-skilled high school drivers back right out into the side of your car when you're parked because they don't know that a rear view mirror is for more than putting on mascara !!! Yep....that was my day ! GRRRRR!!!!!

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  4. Wonderful sense of humor. Made my day!

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  5. oooh, the phone! i stopped answering it! i had a neighbor that would call right before i had to pick up my husband from the train station, and she lived across the street! why not just come over? and why right at the end of the day? grrrrr!

    cute cartoon, and love the commentary!!

    a : )

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  6. Very Cool! Like your new music player, and love Greg Brown. Great taste in music.

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  7. Lucky! I'm not in your pet peeves' list. LOL+++

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  8. I love this and all your art! This is the first time I've figured out how to post!

    And I especially love the new addition of your favorite music - I've never heard of Greg Brown - and I love that song! I'll listen to more of your picks too.

    One of my pet peeves is all the different passwords needed on the internet for vaious sites and accounts! Can't keep them straight! Life has gotten too complicated! Dogs and cats got it all figured out - just eat and sleep and get lots of love!

    Debby from Seattle

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  9. wonderful cartoon....and too funny about the TIVO thing...I have so many friends that say the same about their husbands....lol....
    you have a great sense of humour and it was great to pop by and share a good laugh...

    Cheers,
    Diana

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  10. Your cartoon is great and you made me laugh out loud at some of your pet peeves (the trailerpark one and people who carry their dogs) especially tickled me... :@> I loved this!

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  11. Here, here! I agree completely!

    How about healthy guys taking the seats at DMV while mothers holding children stand waiting for the numbers to be called!

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  12. I have the same idea too--cartoon strip! Lol, I agree with all your pet peeves!

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  13. Nice!I understand now what meens "pet peeve".

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  14. this is so funny, i am still giggling....it's a good topic this week as we can find out more about each other. wfs, lotsa them.

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  15. These are great and I shook my yes to each one you talked about. Cute cartoon!

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  16. Oh so funny...I Hate the outside dog idea. And pedigrees and calling dogs "bitches". And the worse, moving without your animals! I can understand in dire circumstances where you'd be homeless otherwise, but my goodness, I'd die without my dog children. Great cartoon. Sarah usually sits on the clicker, and my daughter will hide it.

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  17. lol. I can't stand people who just have to flick during the adds and then miss some of what you're watching cause they can't find their way back!
    Great music selection, really enjoyed J.j.cale

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  18. GURRR - CATS!!? hahaha great cartoon!
    & Bueno & funny pet peeves (hmmm- My Great Dane* carries me whever I go [*if I had one])
    Very cool 'Music I Love" listing thing here! I knew you had great taste!
    Missed you!

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  19. Cute cartoon and funny. Good take on the theme plus I can agree with much of your list of grievances.

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  20. Great cartoon! So funny, and even funnier post!

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  21. omigod I did all of those things today

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  22. P.s love the music, especially Tom Waites

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  23. i like this cartoon! it made me smile

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  24. Hee hee hee....I'll add to it "people who drive a car with a small dog on their lap". Nice cartoon!

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  25. What a funny comic strip!

    I also wonder why so many people can't comprehend the use of a turn signal. ARRRGG!!!

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  26. I love your cartoon! Yet another facet of your many talents.

    So funny, I also have a gum snapping pet peeve. It sets my teeth on edge...hmm, maybe gum would help that, eh?

    Anyway, did I mention, I love your cartoon? I did? Ok, good. I hope you win the contest! Good luck.

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  27. now, listen here, missy....(chomp, chomp, chomp...) gidget gum-snapped. um, laverne and shirley did it at the brewery, and um, (snap, chomp, snap, chomp!) jan brady snapped her wrigleys. and ohhh YEAHHHH!!! that violet chick from willie wonka! you know, the one who keeps snapping and snapping til poor gene wilder wants squish her like a bug (chomp, chomp, SNAP) and then she like, um, tries that totally cool gobstopper gum and like, turns into a HUGE BLUEBERRY? and the oompa loompas like have to roll her away like a tether ball? (chomp, chomp, chomp!) listen i gotta go check in with tivo and cut some nice folks off in traffic. oh and buy some feather mules for my teacup chee-wa-wa. :))) (CHOMP, SNAP!) hee, hee! lovvve your rants! and the couch potato cat! "))

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  28. ha, ha, my husband is the non-signaler. i get so upset, he jokes and says, driving is a sport and you should never let the competition know what you're up to. i also hate it when the cat won't give up the remote.

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  29. I remember my mom wouldn't let our dog in the house when we were little. Well, Sully is always in the house. Now my mom takes care of him when we are gone. It makes me laugh to think about how times have changed. I'm glad I don't chew like a cow either. You are hilarious!

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  30. I love that image! Great Job! You're so right, illustrating one's pet peeve can be a pet peeve too...:)


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