Friday, May 15, 2009

Farm Jug Band

I bet farm animals sound great when they perform in jug bands, but do you know when they sound even better? Breakfast. I love breakfast! What, to me, is the best meal of the day, to farm animals is nothing more than an all-too-common "cause of death." It's too bad anyone has to die just so I can enjoy eggs, bacon, and sausage at Denny's in the middle of the night, but if farm animals had any idea how delicious breakfast is, they'd probably be lining up at the slaughterhouse to be made into breakfast. What? They do line up at the slaughterhouse? Wonderful! Thank you for being so willingly tasty, farm animals. I'll see you first thing in the morning.

(My wife just pointed out that eggs were never alive, and cows don't die to give us milk. I guess that's true. Cows die for lunch.)

18 comments:

The Youngs said...

I agree that breakfast can be the best meal of the day (which is why we often have it for dinner) - however, if your breakfast consists of a bowl of cereal, it's not really the best meal of the day, unless you have breakfast for dinner - then it still is the best meal of the day.

Dalton said...

yes i agree shane breakfast is the best meal but im realy posting this because i realy love the pig hes very creative!!!

keep up the good work

Ben Reynolds said...

hahaha...awesome. Hilarious and an awesome illustration. Is there any other way on this blog?

Oh and is there any animal combination that you HAVEN'T turned into a jug band yet?

Robin Goodfellow said...

waffles with strawberry syrup. and eggs. poor eggs

Adam Ford said...

I actually saw someone playing a jug in a band this weekend and I immediately thought of you.

Portraits by Rebecca said...

the youngs get my vote for funniest comment.
Your little rooster is not the first person I thought of for the actual "jug" in the band..Im really curious how how much sound a beak could make..hmmm
Great job, love it..loved the ode to breakfast too. And its not just the cow that dies for lunch, its the wife of the jug-blowin' rooster..

L. D. Torres said...

haha, that cow looks very concerned over his twangy string there. Awesome detail on his body though, and think I should point out that that's a very nice barn way out yonder!
let's have a moment of silece for our dear friend the Potatoe :'(

L. D. Torres said...

I mean 'silence'... or do I?...

Zach said...

Have you seen the new trailer for 'The Princess and the Frog' yet? I'm sure you have, but the swamp scene with the Crocodile playing the flute just totally reminded me of your blog and something you'd enjoy! Love your illustrations!!!

Will Appledorn said...

ah, those farm animals are so accommodating.

great stuff, as always.

Dale said...

Nice, you picked the chicken!

Ken Chandler said...

Personally, I decide who gets to be breakfast based on how good they sound in a Jug Band. If they sound good, they stick around to 'jug' another day. If not, well then...

I too love your barn, classic Americana!

Richard Gaines said...

Then the aliens come down and have Shane for breakfast!! What would he taste like?

S.T. Lewis said...

I probably taste like tacos since that's all I've eaten today.

Kactiguy said...

Shane, I saw your banjo pig about a half hour before you told me about it. It's awesome. I was going to link to it the next time I post. What is it about banjos and pigs anyway?

Bob Nelson said...

excellent! I really dig your pig!

sketchbooksafari said...

aww this is sweet, your style looks like awesome disney cartoons :)

sketchbooksafari said...

aww this is sweet, your style looks like awesome disney cartoons :)