Again with the Ikea Monkey?

a drawing of ikea monkey in his shearling coat

Ikea Monkey’s ex-owner is trying to appeal the court’s decision to keep the monkey in an animal sanctuary. She says that the monkey is like a child to her. A child, as we all remember, that she left alone in a car on a cold day, while she shopped in an Ikea. Nobody ever runs into an Ikea for a few minutes. You always end up being inside Ikea for 3 hours or more, whether you want to or not. It’s like some sort of mystical Swedish time portal. Anyway, what I’m saying is, if it was a child, it would have frozen to death and she’d probably be in jail, so she quit complaining.

Scott Carpenter, The Second Person to Orbit Earth, Has Died

a drawing of a rocket orbiting earth

Scott Carpenter was one of the Mercury 7 and with his death, John Glenn is the sole surviving member.

It sucks that we’re losing the living links to the space race, such an important piece of our history. I believe that space travel and expanding out species to other planets is very important. Even though the Sun swallowing the Earth is many of billions of years down the line, any number of cataclysms could wipe out life on Earth before that. We really need to get some other planets to ruin.

Also, we need to teach the aliens that ways of our reality television.

Crocodile Doing Krokodil

a drawing of a crocodile covered in lesions with a syringe in its arm

So, apparently, the new, hip drug with the kids these days is a drug called “krokodil”, and it makes your skin necrotize and fall off. People know it eats your flesh off and they do it anyway. People are dumb.

Anyway, “krokodil” is Russian for “crocodile”, so this is a drawing of things coming full circle, or something.

I couldn’t find a tag with only one doodle the would also apply to this doodle. Ah well, I’ve been doing pretty well thus far. It’s still a topical subject at least.

Despite All, I’m Still Super Psyched for “The Desolation of Smaug”

a drawing of legolas greenleaf holding his bow

So, I didn’t really like The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but I’ve been watching trailers for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and it’s got me pretty excited anyway. The only thing is that it looks like it may be pretty elf and Legolas heavy. I don’t really like Legolas.

Incidentally, it looks like Legolas is wearing the same outfit that he wears in The Lord of the Rings. That means he ends up wearing the same pants for 80 years.