March 26, 2007

Hold the Vermouth, please

Filed under: Art — Brian @ 7:57 pm

I’m not entirely certain what that means. Does he want more gin? Or is he a vodka guy? Or is he taking it easy, one shot at a time, these days? Doesn’t quite look like that last one…


I received a postcard from Don West today! Don’s the Idle Minutes guy in my blogroll.

This will go up on my cubicle wall tomorrow, among the photos of my kids, where it will induce the greatest potential confustication in passers-by. A candy bar is set aside for the first person to ask if he’s a relation of mine.

Thank you, Don!

I particularly like the scruffiness of it all, and how well the few colors fit with each other to make a very expressive pen-and-ink drawing into something complete.

You can see the whole guy over at Don’s place. (It’s my postcard, but it’s Don’s creation.)

Mr. West, by the way, runs the only place Google can think of if you ask it to “Hold the Vermouth, please.”

Postage stamp trivia: The american beaver is the largest rodent.



  1. Hi Brian!
    Glad you received the post card and thanks for the post! “Hold the Vermouth Please” is sort of a tongue in cheek thing.

    I thought it might be humorous to indicate that such a rough-looking person would still have drink preferences when he appears to have sampled in excess almost any alcoholic beverage he could get his hands on over the years.

    Let me know what kind of comments you get at work. Hopefully no one will see a family resemblance ;-)

    Comment by Don — March 26, 2007 @ 8:36 pm

  2. Oh, I see the resemblance straight away. ;-) Tell ’em (your office cronies) that this is you in another hundred years, when you’re gonna be out thumping on taxi cabs with your walking stick. How nice of Don to spread cheer in this way. And great drawings too!!

    Comment by gwynne — March 26, 2007 @ 9:58 pm

  3. Don – I wasn’t too far off, then, on the vermouth thing!

    Gwynne – that’s a great idea! And yeah, Don’s a pretty kind fellow.

    Comment by Brian — March 27, 2007 @ 5:59 am

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