Thursday, March 4, 2010

Abecedarium of Demise: The Letter G



Gus the garrulous grifter met a gangster in Botswana
He drove guns across the border for him in his Jeep Granada.



With the gangster's gun moll, poor Gus was quite besotted,
and that is how Gus got his foolish self garroted.

Speaking of garrotes reminds me of a movie I recently watched- Goya's Ghosts. It features a very good garroting at the end. And this below is Javier Bardem, whom I've only seen before in No Country for Old Men, but I thought he was quite good in this film. Brother Lorenzo could "put me to the question" anytime, is what I'm saying.

(picture from fanpix.net)

But all right, lets get back on track. I have something to say about the contest I had last week. You are all losers!


Since you are all losers I just put all your names into the pot. It's easier than having to do the whole game again. I was surprised and pleased that I got 25 people to guess, and I look forward to having more Match Games in the future.

And the winner is Lissa from The Memory of Rain. Lissa may have any 1" x 2" plaster cameo from My Good Babushka, or I will make a customized one for her. Yay for Lissa and for everyone who played. I wish I had some nice parting gifts, like Breck and Turtle Wax, but I don't. You could get yourself a box of Rice-A-Roni and pretend, though. If you were really into it.

26 comments:

5thsister said...

Well, if I had to be a loser it's good to know I was in good company!

You'd be so proud of me...I did a "abecedarium of demise" with my letter G too. It also involved gangsters! I love the sketches you include with yours!

Amy said...

Yeah for the letter "G"
Congrats to your winners..
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day..

lissa said...

poor gus, another interesting demise though I wouldn't choose his method

& thanks for the plaster cameo & yeah, my answer wasn't very good

Debbie said...

Neato post! I like your G! Thanks for stopping over at my Gilda post...and yes you would have been a little too young at the time to watch SNL, oh what a show back then, it was hilarious!

Steph said...

Congrats to Lissa and poor Gus! Love his eyes. Your "G" words are quite gritty and gutsy. :) Hope you have a great day.

Riet said...

Great post I love your G

laterg8r said...

love the word garrotted - great g post :D

Nora Johnson said...

Love the wit of yr post! So funny! hehe

Thanks so much for stopping by - and look forward to *seeing* you again sometime!

Mwah!

XOXO LOLA:)

SquirrelQueen said...

Love your G post and your sense of humor. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

GardenofDaisies said...

Had to come by and see what you came up with this week. And congrats to the winner!

Sarah said...

Consommé, of course! Congratulations to the winner. Thanks for letting us play.
Enjoyed your latest "Abecedarium of Demise".
Always fun to read your posts!

Amanda said...

your posts make me laugh out loud!

mbkatc230 said...

You've done it again! I can't believe how creative and imaginative you are we these posts. Can't wait to see what you come up with for H. Kathy

Jenny said...

First of all I might say that my expresso tastes an awful lot like consomme when I make it with beef broth so technically I think I won.

But I will be a G racious loser because I think I am actually the winner getting to read your always G inormously (sorry) entertaining posts!

G is not exception.

Good Golly Girlfriend.

You are amazing!

A+

Jenny said...

OK, and a G ruding congratulations to the no longer a loser winner! Actually, it's not G rudging but that was the only G word I could think of!

jeff campbell said...

very crafty indeed!

Viki said...

Since I'm pretty sure I was one of the L - losers, congrats to the winner. Good G words this week but you know I especially love the great drawings.

My name is PJ. said...

Most excellent G!!!

And only you would cite a very good garroting at the end of a movie!

You kill me!!!

Amy said...

I always enjoy your alphabe-Thursday posts! And I love your new haircut - lovely!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Oh my, I remember babushkas! All the older ladies in the neighborhood where I grew up wore them. Thanks for bringing back that memory....

Mumsy said...

Great letter G post..I enjoy seeing your sketches!

Catherine said...

Great G post ... and I would have never guessed consomme! :)

Jo said...

Good bye Gus ... and i wouldnt have guessed consomme in a million years!!!

The Muse said...

I am visiting for the G project.
http://adivashammer.com/archives/1228

i think it is awesome adding yourself and your art to the writing :)
Nice to meet you.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

If there was a contest and the winner was the person that used the most G words in a single post it would be you!

Melinda Cornish said...

I love your alphabe posts....your cartoons always make me smile.....Melinda